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NHTSA Issues Call to Action on U.S. Highway Fatalities in 2015

NHTSA Issues Call to Action on U.S. Highway Fatalities in 2015

Car Accidents

In 2015, a total of 35,092 people lost their lives in traffic accidents. On August 29, 2016, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration made a press release calling for action to decrease the number of deaths on U.S. Highways. In...

Helicopter Accident Claims 3 Lives

Helicopter Accident Claims 3 Lives

Aviation Accident

A Sikorski S-61 helicopter crashed in Brevard County, Florida near Freeburg Avenue SW in the area of Sapodilla Road SW and Wingham Drive SW in Palm Bay. A Sikorsky S-61 is a old military style aircraft that is no longer in service. Witnesses say that the helicopter was flying low...

Nursing Home Resident Left in Hot Sun

Nursing Home Resident Left in Hot Sun

Nursing Home Abuse

Wilbert Henry Moten died as a result of cardiovascular disease with diabetes and environmental exposure as a contributing factor according to the medical examiner’s report. He was 65 years old at the time of his death. A investigation by police found that Moten’s death...

Lakeland School Bus Accident

Lakeland School Bus Accident

Sovereign Immunity

A school bus accident was reported in Lakeland, Florida. This accident happened at approximately 6:30 a.m. at the intersection of Galloway Road and Swindell Road. According to police, the school bus driver came to a stop at the stop sign before going through the intersection but did...

Bad Faith In Uninsured Motorist Cases

Bad Faith In Uninsured Motorist Cases

Insurance Bad Faith

Florida Supreme Court holds that a confession of judgment does not prevent a plaintiff from obtaining a trial on damages in Adrian Fridman v. Safeco Insurance Company of Illinois, Case No: SC13-1607 (February 25, 2016).  This puts an end to a practice discussed in GEICO v....

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