Businesses in Florida have a legal obligation to keep their properties safe from hazards that could injure customers, delivery people or other visitors. When a hazard like a slippery floor or falling boxes hurts a person, the victim might receive damages if the business owner knew about the hazard and took no action to improve […]
Athletes in Florida face the risk of concussions during play. Physicians have traditionally considered this type of brain trauma to be a short-term injury, but a study has shown long-term impacts. Researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto compared MRI results between student athletes that had experienced a concussion and those who had not. Data […]
U.S. admiralty law covers more than just injuries at sea. In one case that made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, a cruise line operating out of a U.S. port was held to legal standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Spector v. Norwegian Cruise Line Ltd., was a case that the United […]
During the summer months, many Florida residents enjoy entertaining in their backyard swimming pools. Owners have the responsibility to do what it takes to make their pools reasonably safe for others who visit them.
People who own pools should do several things to help protect their neighbors and gursts. They should make certain that they have […]
Some studies show that depression may be a symptom of traumatic brain injury. According to some medical experts, people in Florida and across the nation who have experienced a TBI might be two to five times more likely to develop depression than the general population. While depression that results from TBI can be treated with […]
Many Florida patients who have been involved in an accident are diagnosed with a mild traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder. However, the symptoms of PTSD and a TBI are very similar, and there could be a lot of people who have been affected by both of the conditions simultaneously. Some of the overlapping […]
Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans will likely know that the NFL has come under fire recently for failing to take adequate steps to protect its players from the consequences of repeated head trauma. Contact sports like boxing and football have been linked with the neurological disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, but the degenerative condition is frustrating for […]
A recent news story of an near disaster that took place on the Chesapeake Bay has legal implications for admiralty law in Florida.
The passengers of the motor vessel Karen N were wearing life jackets and sitting on the sunken boat’s canopy when a commercial fisherman picked them up and brought them safety on the eastern […]