Month: March 2012


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Do not let me drive your car
 
The annoying maintenance light in my car has been staring me in the face for weeks (imagine I drive a BMW even though I do not). I decide to waste a few hours on Saturday morning and take my car in for service. I am horrified to learn it is a serious problem that will take at least a week to fix. The silver lining is the service advisor tells me I can have a complimentary service loaner to drive while they work on my car. Mine is an older car, so I am excited to drive the latest model and see what upgrades it has.…

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A 14-year-old skateboarder was struck and killed by a Coral Springs driver last weekend. According to police reports, the boy was in or near the crosswalk shortly before 10 p.m. when a Honda Accord driven by a man from Coral Springs struck him. The driver, William Corsover, says that he did not see the boy. However, when he realized that he had hit someone, he stopped and stayed with the victim until emergency personnel arrived. Detectives say that Corsover was cooperative throughout the ordeal.
 
The boy was transported to the hospital where he later died from the injuries sustained in the accident. An investigation is ongoing and, as yet, no charges have been filed against Corsover.…

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Category: Personal Injury

If there’s one thing that a personal injury attorney knows better than probably anyone else on the planet, it’s that things are often not what they seem. Years of law school study combined with years of observing the way people behave gives attorneys a superior advantage in sizing up a situation or person and determining whether there’s more to any given situation the meets the eye. If you believe you have a personal injury claim, then a well-schooled and experienced personal injury attorney is essential. You may be surprised by the things you could miss otherwise.
 
One area where a personal injury attorney’s critical skills are needed is with regard to medical malpractice cases.…

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The Ruby Princess has, again, returned to port in Fort Lauderdale carrying sick passengers.
 
The Princess Cruise ship, which has had three reported outbreaks of norovirus so far in 2012, returned to port Sunday, March 11, 2012, from a weeklong Caribbean cruise with an unconfirmed number of sick passengers.
 
A week ago, the Ruby Princess returned to port with 129 sick passengers.
 
It has not yet been determined if this most recent incident involves the norovirus, or is an unrelated coincidence.
 
If you or someone you know contracted the Norovirus on a Cruise, feel free to contact the Maritime Lawyers at Lawlor, Winston, White & Murphey at info@lawlorwinston.com or 954-525-2345 (toll free 1-877-267-6022).…

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Category: Personal Injury

Sometimes, the most severe accidents and injuries occur where you live. A recent incident in Fort Lauderdale serves to illustrate just how such an event can happen. In October, a fire engulfed a two-story apartment building, much to the shock of its residents. Though nearly everyone made it out of the building safely, one resident sustained serious injury in the blaze. Should the injured tenant contact an injury lawyer in Fort Lauderdale?
 
According to the fire department, the victim inhaled a considerable amount of smoke and suffered another injury, as well. Reports also note that the victim was immediately taken to Broward General Medical Center for treatment. In all, 16 adults and three children were displaced as a direct result of damage caused by the fire.…

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Category: Events | News | Personal Injury

Naples, FL, February 2012 — The Fort Lauderdale based law firm of Lawlor, Winston, White & Murphey has opened a new office in Naples, Florida.  The firm has had a presence in South Florida since October, 1997 when founding Partners John K. Lawlor and Andrew Winston first shared space.  “Naples is a great town, and the natural, organic gateway for our firm’s expansion to the West Coast of Florida,” said Andrew Winston.  “We have traditionally handled select cases in Naples, Fort Myers and Sarasota, and are excited at the prospect of developing a more permanent presence there.”
 
The firm’s Naples office is located at 5621 Strand Boulevard, Suite 114, Naples, FL  34110. …

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