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$158,611 Palm Beach County Personal Injury Verdict Awarded to Boca Raton Student Beaten in 2010 Bullying Incident on School Bus

Posted on : October 25, 2012
A jury has awarded $158,611 to student Alex Palermo in his family’s Palm Beach County personal injury case against the School Board. Palermo, then 13 and an a Boca Raton Middle School eighth grader, was beaten by another student while riding the school bus home on April 6, 2010. Palermo is autistic. The incident was […]

Miami ATV Accident: Two Injured After Being Struck by Police Officer on South Beach

Posted on : July 8, 2011
A long-awaited family reunion turned into a nightmare this weekend when 29-year-old Kitzie Nicanor was hit by an ATV driven by a Miami Beach police officer on South Beach on Sunday morning. Nicanor, who sustained critical injuries in the South Beach ATV accident, was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital where as of yesterday she was […]

Miami-Dade Premises Liability: $1.8M Inadequate Security Verdict Awarded to Woman Attacked by Suspected Killer at Her Apartment Complex

Posted on : June 29, 2011
More than two years after Francisca Vente managed to escape an assault by a suspected killer, a jury has awarded her a $1.8 million Miami-Dade premises liability verdict against her apartment complex. Vente, 54, sued the Bay Winds apartment complex and its owner Cornerstone because she says that the inadequate security on the property allowed […]

Florida Products Liability: Bill Could Make It Harder for Victims to Win Damages from Auto Manufacturers

Posted on : May 4, 2011
A bill has now been approved by both the House and the Senate that will likely alter the landscape of who is held liable in Florida auto products liability lawsuits. SB142 requires juries to “consider the fault of all persons” who played a role in causing the traffic crash when trying to determine damages in […]

Prevent Florida Distracted Driving Collisions by Discouraging Motorists From Texting

Posted on : March 18, 2010
According to USA Today, 18-year-old Maria West died when she lost control of her vehicle while she was texting. She was partially ejected during the rollover crash and her skull was crushed. Another avid texter, 23-year-old John Bradley Breen, died in a car crash while texting with a young woman he was planning to date. […]