Study: a toppling TV injures 1 child every half hour in the US

July 23rd, 2013 - by DKRPA

According to a new study in the journal Pediatrics, more than 17,000 children are injured in the U.S. every year by a TV falling and striking them. That calculates out to an average of one such injury every half hour. Furthermore, the rate of these completely preventable injuries rose substantially between 1990 and 2012, the […]

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Are cities responsible for stopping invasive wild animal attacks?

July 12th, 2013 - by DKRPA

Recently, residents of the Sandhurst neighborhood in Boynton Beach have reported that wild foxes have been moving into the neighborhood — and some of them are aggressive. If you live in an area where wild and possibly dangerous animals are encroaching on areas where humans live, you may be wondering if cities have a legal […]

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Miami restaurant’s deck collapses, at least 24 injured

June 14th, 2013 - by DKRPA

Last night, Miami Heat fans were nervous. Their team, down 2-1 in the NBA Finals, needed to win in San Antonio to even up the series. When the buzzer finally sounded, many Heat fans were relieved — they had evened up the series. But some Heat fans in Miami, Florida didn’t get to see the […]

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Freak incident causes man to lose finger at museum exhibit

March 29th, 2013 - by DKRPA

This story may be a little bit on the older side, but it provides an important look at how someone’s life can be permanently affected by unsafe premises or by the negligence of another. The incident may not have occurred in Florida, but that is not the point. A man attended a museum in Texas […]

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Florida man wins $1.3 million after slip-and-fall at Walmart

March 4th, 2013 - by DKRPA

Usually when we discuss incidents where a person slips and falls under negligent circumstances, a business or establishment fails, in some way, to make their customers aware of unsafe conditions. Maybe some spilled liquid is not cleaned up properly, or maybe an employee forgets to put out one of those yellow warning signs to alert […]

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Escalator collapse injures 4; mall under scrutiny

December 17th, 2012 - by DKRPA

It is pretty uncommon for an escalator or elevator to fail; but when they do, the riders are often seriously injured. A sudden stop or an alarming fall can jolt the riders and deal them deep cuts, broken bones, brain injuries or even more catastrophic harm. In the wake of such an uncommon occurrence, the […]

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Floor in Florida apartment collapses, 55 people injured

October 22nd, 2012 - by DKRPA

Officials in Tallahassee, Florida are investigating a massive floor collapse at an apartment complex that was built in 1995. According to emergency responders at the scene, a four-room apartment on the second floor of a building suddenly collapsed as the tenants hosted a party. Roughly 100 people were in the apartment, 55 of which were […]

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Woman seriously injured after water slide mishap, sues park

October 3rd, 2012 - by DKRPA

We have talked about the dangers of water parks before on this blog. Escaping the hot Florida sun is no easy feat, and many people either venture to the beach, to a nearby pool or to a water park. While they all have the potential for fun, they all pose risks to their adventure-seekers too […]

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Severely injured woman succeeds with lawsuit after elevator fall

September 19th, 2012 - by DKRPA

It is not uncommon for civil lawsuits pertaining to personal injury or premises liability to take many years. There can be a backlog in court cases that bumps your case back many months; there can be complications with the evidence or with court proceedings that delay the case even further; and even when a ruling […]

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Slip-and-falls are all too common in nursing homes

September 7th, 2012 - by DKRPA

Initially, you may hear of a slip-and-fall incident and think it something minor. Many Florida residents would just consider it an insignificant trip that causes a scrape or bruise, or maybe something a little more serious like a sprained joint. But the fact is that slip-and-fall incidents are far more serious that this initial judgment. […]

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