When parents in Florida send their children to summer camp, they expect excellent care that will protect their health and safety. The owners and staff of such a facility are responsible for the protection of every child from the moment he or she arrives. If any negligence by the staff seriously injures a child, the parents might choose to pursue a personal injury claim.
The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services reports that it has launched an investigation of the recent incident in which a roller coaster derailed in Daytona Beach. Such events often give rise to personal injury claims against the owners of amusement parks. In this case, authorities reported that 10 people received medical treatment at a hospital.
Injuries suffered in auto accidents or on dangerous premises are not always evident immediately after the incident. In fact, a victim may think any neck pain or stiffness will quickly resolve itself, but an injury caused by whiplash could result in years of chronic pain. The question will be whether he or she can file a personal injury lawsuit in a Florida civil court if pain and suffering become a long-term consequence.
Teenage mischief turned into a horrific tragedy in Florida on a recent Thursday. Several personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits might result from this early morning crash that happened in a stolen vehicle. Authorities say a boy and six girls were on a joyride when the driver lost control and rolled the car, leaving two dead and five injured.
Florida cities are typically filled with locals and tourists from all over the world, many of whom may not be familiar with traffic rules in Florida, and unfamiliar surroundings often cause distractions. Drivers of mopeds and scooters are as vulnerable as motorcycle riders and bicyclists. When they are involved in crashes, the circumstances that caused it typically put them in a motorist's blind spot, or even worse, a truck driver's blind spot. Many personal injury lawsuits follow such accidents.
With all the vehicles traveling on Florida roads, it is not surprising that so many collisions occur. Many of them result from negligent driving, often leaving innocent passengers and/or others suffering severe personal injury. This was the case in a recent auto accident in Jefferson County.
Being bitten by a dog will naturally be a traumatizing experience for anyone in Florida, and knowing what to do under such circumstances is essential. A victim might not readily realize the severity of the bite, and the subsequent medical expenses and other losses could lead to a personal injury lawsuit. The success of such a claim may depend mainly on the information and evidence gathered immediately after the incident.
Many people in Florida know what they have to do if they are involved in an automobile accident. However, they may not be too sure of the steps to take when they are involved in a boating accident. A personal injury suffered on the water is not uncommon, and in many cases, boating or jet ski accidents are caused by the negligence of other boat operators.
On Saturday, Nov. 4, a Tallahassee girl suffered injuries after being thrown from the 'Musik Express,' a North Florida Fair ride. Similar accidents in other states have led to personal injury lawsuits, which might also happen in this case. The general manager of the mobile fair company said the ride was shut down after the incident but reopened the next morning after an inspection, the results of which were not mentioned. The inspection was done by the state Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
All kinds of injuries and accidents lead to the staggering number of claims in civil lawsuits that are filed in Florida and other states annually. Anybody who is suffering the consequences of injuries caused by another person's negligence might have grounds for filing a personal injury lawsuit. Of all the different types of personal injury claims, product liability is one of the most common.