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Drowsy driver kills teen who recently lost his mother

At around 6:40 a.m. on Sept. 18, a driver in Florida fell asleep at the wheel and killed a 16-year-old boy. The fatal accident took place on Florida’s Turnpike outside Gotha shortly after the teen had been involved in a minor collision with another driver. A 32-year-old woman in a 2005 Nissan struck the teen […]

Car Accidents|

Florida car crash kills 3, injures others

A two-car accident late in the evening on Sept. 23 left three out-of-state men dead and several other people, including two Florida residents, seriously injured. The accident took place in Panama City.

According to accident investigators from the Highway Patrol, a Florida man was heading south on Pine Tree road when he failed to observe a […]

Car Accidents|

When should a cruise liner admit the seas are too rough to continue?

The information had been gathered, and the alerts had been issued and now questions are being asked regarding what the decision makers at Royal Caribbean knew that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ocean Prediction Center and other weather forecasters didn’t. On Friday, February 9, the NOAA issued an alert that there was the […]

Maritime Accidents|

Brain injuries among domestic violence victims often undetected

Across Florida and the rest of the U.S., approximately 25 percent of women and 14 percent of men have been physically assaulted by their partners. These attacks often include blows to the head that can lead to traumatic brain injuries. Memory loss, confusion, headaches and difficulty concentrating can arise among victims of TBIs. New research […]

Brain Injuries|

Truck driver break rule still stands

In July 2013, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration enacted a rule requiring truck drivers in Florida and around the country to take at least a 30-minute break within their first eight hours of duty each day. In August 2016, the FMCSA denied a petition from the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance to have that rule […]

Truck Accidents|

FDA approves marketing of head injury assessment tests

On Aug. 22, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that two computerized devices used to assess a patient’s cognitive function following a brain injury have been approved for marketing in Florida and nationwide. In a press release, the agency said the devices are intended to help doctors evaluate the signs and symptoms of concussions […]

Brain Injuries|

Merchant seaman missed window of opportunity to file a personal injury lawsuit

Edward Arthur worked as a merchant seaman when he sustained injuries on four different ships. He sued his employers, Maersk, Inc., and Dyn Marine Services of Virginia Inc., for negligence under the Jones Act, also referred to as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920. Later, Arthur realized that these companies operated as agents of the United States Navy, with the United States being the only proper defendant in the lawsuit. Arthur was granted leave to file an amended complaint, naming the United States as the responsible party
Maritime Accidents|

TBI and PTSD in Florida

A study in the peer-reviewed Journal of Neurotrauma found that even a mild traumatic brain injury may increase the risk of PTSD. According to the study, 27 percent of patients who had a mild TBI tested positive for PTSD during screenings six months after their injuries. The research was conducted by a group that included […]

Brain Injuries|

Paraplegics may see progress with technology

Some Florida residents who became paralyzed after an accident may be interested to learn that some patients who have been paralyzed for more than 10 years are beginning to regain some control in their muscles. The individuals saw the progress after training on brain-machine interfaces for more than one year.

Approximately 280,000 people in the U.S. […]

Brain Injuries|

Insurers may not cover brain injuries caused by sport accidents

Florida residents who play contact sports or have children who play contact sports such as football may be interested to learn that brain injuries caused by sport accidents are becoming an increasing liability for many U.S. insurers. In fact, many insurers are drafting exclusion clauses to protect themselves from complications that could arise well after […]

Brain Injuries|