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Motorcycle accidents: man killed on Florida Turnpike

Florida is a pleasant weather state for many riders to use their motorcycles as a mode of transportation. Unfortunately, when motorcycle accidents occur with larger vehicles, serious injury or death is a possibility. Sadly, a tragic accident recently occurred on the Florida Turnpike, resulting in the death of an unsuspecting bike rider.

Multiple vehicles were slowly approaching one of the toll plazas in the southbound lanes of the Turnpike when the accident occurred. According to initial reports, a pickup truck did not see the slowed traffic and struck the motorcycle and a sport utility vehicle. The collision resulted in a chain reaction involving three other vehicles. One of the vehicles in the collision was an RV.

Mother files premises liability lawsuit against son's school

Florida has a plethora of attractions and locations that many in-state residents and people from all over the world desire to visit year round. Due to the large crowds, owners of any establishments open to the public must be vigilant to maintain a safe environment at all times to protect those who enter. Obvious neglect can result in a premises liability lawsuit. One mother in another state has accused the public school system of similar neglect, following the injury of her son on its premises.

According to the lawsuit, an unspecified liquid was on the floor on the boy's bathroom at the public school that the woman's son attended. Her son entered the bathroom and slipped on the liquid. As the lawsuit claims, the warning sign of a slippery floor had not been placed.

A mild brain injury is still very serious for a young driver

Many young drivers may experience a car accident and breathe a sigh of relief afterwards, believing that they got very lucky and did not suffer any injuries. While it is certainly worth taking time to be grateful for the injuries one does not receive, too many young drivers choose to skip important medical screening after an accident and do not realize they suffered more serious injuries than they realize.

This particularly true when it comes to mild brain injuries, which car accident victims often suffer but may not recognize. Mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can cause enormous difficulty for victims, especially if they do not receive proper diagnosis and care after the accident.

Commercial vehicle accidents: Students injured in bus crash

Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents are a daily occurrence on Florida roadways. Some may include commercial vehicle accidents, which can often result in significant property damage and serious injury of anyone involved. Many people were horrified to learn that a Florida school bus with multiple students onboard was recently struck by a semitruck.

Approximately 40 students were on board the bus headed to a middle school when the accident occurred. Reportedly, high school and middle school students were on the bus. Although the accident investigation is still pending, investigators believe that the semitruck did not slow down soon enough and collided with the bus from behind. The impact of the collision resulted in the bus flipping over onto its side.

Family awarded $12 million in wrongful death lawsuit

Last year a Florida mother was informed of the horrific news that her daughter had been brutally murdered. Once the circumstances became clear to investigators and family members, the family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the hotel property where the murder occurred. The jury that heard the case agreed with the family that the hotel could have done more to prevent the woman's death and awarded the family $12 million.

The 30-year-old woman was staying in the hotel rented under her friend's name. Her friend had recently left the premises when the victim was accidentally locked out of her room. At the time she was only wearing jeans and her bra. She approached hotel staff requesting to be allowed back into her room. The staff refused to open her room.

Personal injury: Woman sues officers for brutality

Most people would attest to being nervous and overwhelmed on the first day of work on a new job. A Florida woman's first day was more than just overwhelming. She ended up being arrested and beaten as others stood by and watched. She has recently filed a personal injury lawsuit against the police officers involved, her brief employer and the supervising sheriff.

The woman had reported to a gentleman's club for her first day of work prior to her arrest and beating. Apparently, she enjoyed some alcohol while on-the-job and became more intoxicated than the club allowed. She was asked to leave, but in the process, she was allegedly barred from removing her purse. Her purse apparently was locked up in a DJ's booth and contained her personal phone, keys, identification and Social Security card. A police officer was called to remove her from the premises.

Car accidents: Young couple and unborn child killed in collision

When most Florida couples announce their engagement to family and friends, they have hopes and dreams for a long future together. Unfortunately for one couple, their bright future came to a quick end after one of Florida's recent fatal car accidents. It is a tragedy no one saw coming, including the couple.

The young couple met at the University of Central Florida just three years ago and recently got engaged. Apparently, the couple had just been visiting with family, and sadly, no one knew it would be the last time they would ever see the couple. The woman's father proudly recounted that his future son-in-law had respectfully asked for permission to marry his daughter. Not only was the couple expecting to begin married life together, but they had also recently discovered that they would be first-time parents.

The devastation of a spinal cord injury is real for victims

You never saw the truck coming, and seconds later, you found yourself in a vehicle coming to rest on the wrong side of the road. Thankful that you were alive, you tried to get up out of your seat. That's when you realized you couldn't feel anything from your waist down.

Paralysis happens when the nerves cannot connect from one point of the body to another through the spinal cord. For example, if the spinal cord is severed at the waist, it's likely you won't have movement or feeling below the waist. If you do, it may be sporadic or weak.

Premises liability: Woman injured on ride at Disneyland

Health care in the Florida and throughout the United States is expensive. When accidents occur, a victim can be subject to numerous medical expenses that can result in financial stress. One woman in another state experienced a mouth injury after a ride malfunction at Disney World's sister park, Disneyland. She has filed a personal injury and premises liability lawsuit against Disneyland for alleged negligence.

The 52-year-old woman is married and a mother of three children. On the day of the accident, she was enjoying the Disneyland park with her sister and nephews. The accident occurred on a river raft ride called the Grizzly River Run.

Car accidents: Tragic accident injures 6 and kills young girl

Many Florida motorists have experienced the fear of realizing that another vehicle is attempting to move into their path potentially resulting in a crash. While many motorists are able to avoid collisions by honking their horn or quickly moving out the way of the other vehicle, serious car accidents cannot always be avoided. Recently, six people were injured after an accident resulted from a woman attempting to avoid a collision.

The SUV was full of six people, including two adults and four children. The SUV was apparently traveling in the lane next to a semi-truck just prior to the accident. Reportedly, the tractor-trailer began to move into the path of the SUV. The 22-year-old driver of the SUV reacted by swerving to avoid a collision.

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