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A homeowner’s duty toward trespassers

Florida homeowners are generally not responsible for injuries to a trespasser on their property. However, they may be liable if there are aware of or should have known that trespassers frequently enter their property. In such a scenario, the danger would have to have been caused by the homeowner and likely to cause death or […]

Premises Liability|

1 dead, 1 injured in 5-vehicle accident

On Dec. 7, it was reported that a 25-year-old Florida woman was killed in an accident that occurred in Volusia County. The accident, which took place on Jan. 4 at about 3:30 p.m., involved a total of five vehicles.

Authorities stated that the woman was traveling west on U.S. Highway 92 in her 2005 Ford when […]

Car Accidents|

Mild traumatic brain injuries may encourage Alzheimer’s disease

Many Florida residents suffer from concussions each year. A link has now been found in people who are at risk of Alzheimer’s disease between suffering concussions and developing the disease.

Researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine studied 160 veterans who ranged in age from 19 to 58. Many of the subjects had been diagnosed […]

Brain Injuries|

Safety experts worried about aging ski lifts

Florida residents who enjoy winter sports are likely familiar with ski lifts. Accidents involving these ski resort conveyances are quite rare, but they are often deadly when they do occur. Four skiers were killed when a ski lift in Colorado malfunctioned in 1976, and a similar accident in California in 1978 also claimed four lives. […]

Premises Liability|

Regulators push for safer roads by targeting cellphones

If the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration gets its way, roads in Florida and around the country may become safer. In late 2016, regulators issued a call asking cellphone manufacturers to help limit distracted driving incidents by giving their products a new driver mode. When turned on, this setting would stop motorists from entering text, […]

Truck Accidents|