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Tobacco Company Takes $13.5 Million Product Liability Appeal to Florida Supreme Court

By Friedland & Associates |

On October 4th, cigarette company R.J. Reynolds asked the Florida Supreme Court to review an order by a Miami jury ordering the company to award a family close to $13.5 million in connection with the death of Carole Larkin, who died from mouth cancer after smoking the company’s product for more than 30 years…. Read More »

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Negligent Security at Playoff Game Leads to Traumatic Brain Injury

By Friedland & Associates |

Do sports teams have a duty to ensure that those who attend their games are safe while on the premises? That is the subject of a lawsuit that was recently filed against the Los Angeles Dodgers LLC and two individuals who were accused of beating and causing an individual who attended the playoff game… Read More »

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Preventing & Treating Dog Bite Injuries

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Children between the ages of five and nine and men are at the most risk of dog bite-related injuries, and most are bit in the home by dogs that are familiar to them. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), families with two or more dogs in their homes… Read More »

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Nursing Home Deaths in Florida: A Premises Liability Issue

By Friedland & Associates |

The Florida nursing home (Hollywood Hills Rehabilitation Center) where eight residents died during Hurricane Irma has caught headlines here in Florida, and drawn questions regarding negligence, particularly given the significant injuries experienced by those in the home. The elderly residents at the Center reportedly faced temperatures in excess of 100 degrees that day due… Read More »

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Latest Motorcycle Fatality Statistics by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Reveal That Too Many Motorcyclists Are Dying In Crashes Each Year

By Friedland & Associates |

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently updated its statistics on motorcycle crashes earlier this year, revealing that in 2015, there were close to 5,000 motorcyclists killed; an eight percent increase from 2014. Per vehicle mile traveled, motorcycle fatalities occurred nearly 29 times more frequently than passenger car occupant fatalities in traffic crashes. Motorcyclists… Read More »

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“The ‘Mostly’ Safe Golf Cart”

By Friedland & Associates |

The New York Times ran an article titled “The (Mostly) Safe Golf Cart” about the thousands of customized golf carts that have become a normal part of retirement community culture across the country, whereby golf carts are not only used to play golf, but to make trips to grocery stores, doctors’ offices, and everywhere… Read More »

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Let’s Talk About School Bus Safety

By Friedland & Associates |

With the latest bus accident and subsequent injuries that garnered headlines in South Tampa earlier this month, it is crucial to revisit what leads to bus accidents and how to better prevent these accidents from occurring. In particular, it is critical that all motorists realize just how important it is to understand and obey… Read More »

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Construction Site Cranes Come Toppling Down in Hurricane

By Friedland & Associates |

A new type of construction site accident emerged this last weekend (September 9th and 10th) during Hurricane Irma, when three cranes at residential construction site buildings in South Florida—in Miami and Fort Lauderdale—collapsed. The second accident occurred in a project being built by Miami’s biggest developer, the Related Group. All three cranes cannot be… Read More »

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Distracted Driving Has Changed the Meaning of Responsible Bicycling

By Friedland & Associates |

On August 10th, Press of Atlantic City featured an interesting article titled “For bicyclists, distracted driving means ride responsibly or die.” The article discusses how fatal traffic accidents involving bicyclists have been on the rise in the past few years since smartphones and complex car electronics arrived. All you need to do is look… Read More »

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Will Video-Based Safety Eventually Exonerate Many Truck Drivers?

By Friedland & Associates |

While the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has already established that inattention, speeding, failure to yield, and unsafe lane changes are some of the top causes of truck accidents, a new Fleet Owner whitepaper on video-based safety (released by SmartDrive) makes the case that even though truck drivers are blamed for most of the… Read More »

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