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Category Archives: Personal Injury

Kids More Susceptible To Brain Injuries Than We Thought

By Mike Walker Law |

New research just released in Plos Medicine indicates that there is a wide range of medical and social outcomes associated with traumatic brain injuries in childhood and adolescence. Specifically, in analyzing over 1 million people who experienced a traumatic brain injury in the first 25 years of life, researchers found that, as adults, those… Read More »

Florida Hotels Hacked: Is This A Premises Liability Issue?

By Mike Walker Law |

On August 15th, the Orlando Sentinel reported that an undisclosed number of people who had used their credit cards at hotels such as the Sheraton, Westin, Hyatt, Marriott, and others may have had their personal information stolen as a result of the payment systems for these hotels being hacked into. Specifically, investigators found malware… Read More »

In Spite of Zika Virus Outbreak in Florida, Children Return to School

By Mike Walker Law |

Close to 8,000 students returned to schools in severe Zika virus outbreak zones, all the while officials are still scrambling to contain the outbreak in two Miami neighborhoods in particular. With the hope of ensuring that more and more children do not contract the virus, the Florida Department of Health and public school district… Read More »

Another Airbag-Related Death, Different Manufacturer

By Mike Walker Law |

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has now opened a formal investigation into airbags made by ARC Automotive after one of its bags caused a driver’s death last month, potentially adding millions of cars to the already-existing Takata airbag recall. The airbag inflators produced by ARC are what investigators call “hybrids”; they use both… Read More »

Exploding Sunroofs—A Hidden Danger Injuring and Killing Many Americans Each Year

By Mike Walker Law |

Recent reportings of exploding sunroofs and cracking windshields—particularly when it is extremely warm outside—have placed many consumers in a panic. According to the experts, while stress cracks can occur, they are often due to a poorly constructed windshield, or negligent auto repairs and/or installation. And while hundreds of sunroofs spontaneously break each year, a… Read More »

Florida Tragedy Involving the Death of Two Teenagers Could Point To Premises Liability

By Mike Walker Law |

Another terrible tragedy emerges in Florida: On July 25th, two young men who were shot at a kids’ event being held at Club Blue in Fort Myers were pronounced dead; one of them was only 14 years old and the other 18.  Sadly, this incident comes only six weeks after the shooting that took… Read More »

Hot Air Balloon Crash Kills 16 People

By Mike Walker Law |

On Saturday July 30th, a hot-air balloon carrying 16 people caught on fire and crashed, sadly, leaving no survivors. Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board are now indicating that the balloon hit high-tension power lines, causing it to crash into the ground and ultimately catch on fire. The F.B.I. has also been asked… Read More »

Florida Facing Too Many Wrong Way Crashes Each Year

By Mike Walker Law |

According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were close to 1,500 wrong way car accidents in Florida last year, resulting in almost 1,500 injuries and 100 fatalities. In fact, it has become such a concern in the sunshine state that the Department now must reach out to drivers and… Read More »

Underage Inmates Going Without Food in Florida Prisons

By Mike Walker Law |

In news coverage that shocked many in Florida, on June 29th, the Times/Herald covered a story involving what many would consider to be abusive treatment of these teenage inmates, who were denied food simply because someone at their table was speaking one afternoon. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it is entirely illegal to deprive any inmates—not just… Read More »

Recent Tragedies in Florida Point to Negligence

By Mike Walker Law |

Most-everyone has heard about the recent tragedies in Florida, one involving a shooter taking the lives of 50 people in a club in Orlando, the other involving an alligator killing a small boy who was visiting Disney World. While each state experiences its own share of tragedies each year, many would remark that these… Read More »

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