Month: April 2012


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Category: Personal Injury

Most Fort Lauderdale residents know that water can be great fun. Whether enjoying the beach, sitting poolside, or boating along the coast, the wonderful geography and climate of Southern Florida means that we can enjoy sun and water activities practically year ‘round. However, many Fort Lauderdale residents are also painfully aware that water also bears inherent dangers.
 
Even when on solid ground, an injury can occur. Water can cause otherwise safe surfaces to become dangerously slippery. Of course, people have a responsibility to be extra careful when walking in areas that they know will be or, at least could be, wet. However, property owners also need to let people know if a surface is particularly slippery because of a spill or other unexpected wetness.…

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Category: Personal Injury

Many Fort Lauderdale residents remember the 1991 blockbuster hit Thelma and Louise. It was the story of an Arkansas waitress and a housewife (Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis) who shoot a rapist and take off in a ’66 Thunderbird. The movie is replete with numerous memorable quotes, but among one of the more poignant is a line uttered by Louise near the end of the film: “You get what you settle for.”
 
The point of the line is that we should never settle for less than what we believe we deserve. This is especially important to remember for anyone who has suffered an injury in an accident. All too often, victims are pushed to accept a settlement from an insurance company before they believe that they are completely healed.…

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Category: Accidents

The Fort Lauderdale area has seen more than its fair share of injuries and deaths from auto accidents over the past few weeks. Whether it has been a freak accident where a car has careened into a hotel pool area, the death of toddler in a mobile home park, or injuries to two drivers from a red light that was ignored, Broward County has been more than an accident waiting to happen.
 
The recent spate of accident-related tragedies has served as a sobering wake up call for many Fort Lauderdale residents that driving an automobile always carries with it certain risks. Even when we are as careful and attentive as we should be while driving, an accident can still occur because others are not being as cautious as we are.…

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Category: Car Accidents

No one thinks for a minute that 88-year-old Mary Sczepanski intended any harm to 66-year-old Luciana Porto after church in Deerfield Beach last weekend. However, in a tragic accident that involved Sczepanksi mistakenly having her car in reverse, Porto was trapped beneath Sczepanski’s car and later died from her injuries.
 
The accident has again raised the perennial question in the South Florida area: Should drivers over the age of 80 have to take a driving test when they renew their license? Currently, Florida’s elderly are not required to do so. Advocates of senior testing argue that Florida has an extremely high rate of elderly car accident deaths. Supporters of the status quo counter that Florida has such a high rate because it is a state with a disproportionate number of seniors.…

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Category: Auto Accidents

A deputy with the Broward County Sheriff’s office was injured this week when another auto ran through a red light and smashed into the officer’s cruiser. The incident occurred in Fort Lauderdale at the intersection of Griffin Road and Southwest 30th Street. Both drivers were injured seriously enough to be transported by emergency personnel to the hospital in Hollywood. However, their injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
 
There were witnesses to the accident who reported that the deputy was attempting to make a turn onto Griffin Road when the other auto ran the traffic signal and caused the accident. At the time of the accident, it was not clear if the driver of the other auto was cited or facing any criminal charges.…

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