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    • Two Orlando Auto Insurance Company Courtroom Tricks

      In Florida car crash cases, it’s very important to have an aggressive personal injury attorney in your corner, because your lawyer is committed to maximum compensation. On the other hand, insurance ...

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    • What You Need To Know About Tour Bus Crashes

      The number of fatal tour bus crashes has increased over 60 percent since 2009. Drowsy driving may be largely responsible for this increase. Many tour bus operators drive early in the morning or late ...

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    • Who Is At Fault In An Auto Accident?

      Much of our time is taken up by commuting to and from our work, activities, food, entertainment, shopping, and home. A large amount of time we spend on the road translates into more of a chance to be ...

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    • I Was "Doored" by a Car While on my Bike

      Any cyclist will tell you that there is a genuine risk of getting “doored” when you ride in city streets. Even when riders are safely – and legally – in biking lanes, they still have to watch out for ...

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    • Safety Tips for Riding Your Bike in the Florida Streets

      There are many different reasons why people ride bikes as opposed to driving vehicles. Some may be environmentally or health conscious; others may not be legally able to drive a vehicle. Whatever the ...

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    • Pedestrians, bicyclists at risk despite fewer accidents

      Statistics show that roads in the Orlando metropolitan area have become safer for motorists and their passengers, but this has apparently not benefited bicyclists and pedestrians, who have a ...

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    • Maintenance Tips for Improving Boat Safety

      Boating is a common pastime in Florida. Fishermen can go out for an afternoon of relaxing while their lines dangle in the water and families head out for beautiful views and swimming. But boats take a ...

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    • Three Common Causes of Boating Accidents

      Boat accidents are not as common as car accidents, however, they can occur. Knowing what the causes of a boat accident are can help you to better avoid them. Here are three common reasons why boat ...

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    • Common Boat Related Injuries

      As summer approaches, Americans are looking ahead to the season full of relaxation and good times. Many will head out on the water, taking advantage of warmer temperatures to kick back and make the ...

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    • I Suffered a TBI in an Accident - What do I do?

      Getting into any kind of accident is terrifying. Whether you were in a car crash, slipped and fell when you were running errands or were part of a construction accident, you were probably scared and ...

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    • Defective Products Causing Brain Injuries

      A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur when from a defective product and result in lost wages, and huge medical expenses, as well as long-term recovery expenses. A person who suffers a brain injury ...

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    • Brain Injuries in Children Can Have Long-Term Effects, Study Says

      Moderate to severe brain injuries in children can have long-lasting effects, a new study has revealed. The study’s results, to be published in a pediatric journal, show that children who sustain brain ...

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    • Speeding Still a Huge Factor in Fatal Accidents

      In many ways, we’re making progress when it comes to the number of fatal car accidents . The number continues to shrink and is on par with how many there were in the 1950s. Yet there’s always more ...

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    • Speeding Commom Among Florida Police Officers

      Speeding is a common cause of car accidents . A recently concluded investigation has revealed that speeding is fairly common among Florida law enforcement officers, even though they are in charge of ...

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    • Winter Park Car Wreck Kills Two

      Charges may be forthcoming in a high-speed car crash that killed two people and seriously injured three others. The accident occurred on Westchester Avenue at Orange Avenue. According to police ...

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    • Tips for Recovering from a Spinal Cord Injury

      Each day, progress is made by scientists and researchers for a cure for catastrophic spinal cord injuries. For those who suffer a spinal cord injury, that is not always encouraging. It is imperative ...

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    • Tips to Aid in the Your Recovery from a Head Injury

      Every year, Leesburg car accidents inflict severe head injuries on their victims. The long road to recovery can be difficult and overwhelming. The psychological toll can add to the difficult ...

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    • Mesothelioma & Asbestos Cancer in Tavares, Fl

      A cancer diagnosis is not something anyone wants to hear, but when someone is diagnosed with cancer caused by a well-known carcinogen such as asbestos, they understand the devastating financial effect ...

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    • Prevent Children's Injuries

      As children celebrate their freedom, parents have to keep in mind that Fall can be a dangerous time. With kids running, biking, and playing all around the neighborhood and friend’s houses, it is ...

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    • How Safe is Your Child's Booster Seat?

      There are guidelines to assist consumers in determining which booster seats are the safest, and Florida law mandates that children are to be properly restrained while riding in any type of motor ...

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    • Family Safety Tips for Beach Trips

      When you and your family are planning trips to the beach, the following family safety tips may help you avoid a side trip to the hospital: Use waterproof sunscreen of SPF 40 reapplied according to ...

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    • The Dangers of Distracted Driving

      According to The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles , there were almost 50,000 distracted driving-related car accidents in 2016 alone. In those accidents, approximately 3,500 ...

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    • Parents urged to have 'the conversation' about teen driving

      How early is too early to have “the conversation” with your teenage child about driving? Many people would say it’s never too early. Summer is a particularly deadly time for deadly car accidents ...

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    • Safety Board recommends banning cellphonese to prevent accidents

      Several states ban drivers from using cellphones while behind the wheel and dozens ban texting while driving. Florida is one of the few states with few laws in place relating to driving and ...

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    • Who's Responsible for Dog-Related Injuries?

      If other people injure you, they may be liable for your injury– that is, required by law to pay for damages related to your injury. But what happens if a dog injures you? The dog cannot pay a medical ...

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    • What You Need to Know About Dog Bite Laws

      Considering the gorgeous weather around the state, it is no surprise that children are out and about. Kids are on their bikes and skateboards, running around the neighborhood with their friends and ...

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    • My Neighbor's Dog Got Out and Bit My Child. Who's Liable?

      In Fulton, Georgia, a ten-year-old boy ended up the hospital recovering from severe dog bites to his head and arms. After the boy got off of the school bus, he realized he didn’t have a key to get ...

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    • Charges Filed In Brevard County Dual Fatal DUI Crash

      Authorities charged 21-year-old Tanasia Shelton with two counts of DUI manslaughter for her role in a June alcohol-related car crash . Investigators say that Ms. Shelton’s BAC level was well above the ...

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    • Be Careful When Driving During Labor Day Weekend

      Labor Day weekend is often considered as the last “hurrah” before school shifts into full gear and the seasons change from summer to fall. The holiday weekend draws people out of their homes into ...

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    • Florida mother gets 10 years for fatal DUI crash

      A Florida woman will spend a decade in prison as part of a plea agreement relating to her role in a crash that killed her 14-year-old daughter last year. The fatal car accident happened after the ...

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    • Who is Liable for a Golf Cart Accident?

      Florida law defines a golf cart as “a motor vehicle that is designed and manufactured for operation on a golf course for sporting or recreational purposes and that is not capable of exceeding speeds ...

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    • Golf Cart Accidents: A Primer

      Between 1990 and 2006, golf cart accidents increased a startling 130 percent , as almost 148,000 victims were rushed to hospital emergency rooms during this period. While many of these accidents ...

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    • Golf Cart Accident Leads to Tragic Death of Local Woman

      Last week , an Orlando woman tragically lost her life in a golf cart accident when she fell out of the cart and was dragged for several feet. Sadly, these types of accidents are all too common in ...

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    • Is My Neighbor or the Construction Company at Fault for Damages to My Property?

      If your neighbor is having remodeling done and you sustain damage to your property in the process, you’re probably wondering who is at fault. Here at Oldham & Smith Attorneys at Law, we want you to be ...

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    • Tips to Prevent Farm and Industrial Accidents in Eustis, FL

      Farm and industrial accidents cause some of the most serious injuries, and quite often cause chronic pain and debilitating health conditions leaving the injured person unable to work. By practicing ...

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    • Explosion at Tavares, Florida Blue Rhino Propane Gas Plant

      On Monday night, July 29, 2013, the Blue Rhino Gas Plant in Tavares, FL exploded leaving as many as eight workers injured, four critically. An investigation by the Tavares Fire Department indicates ...

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    • Hip Implant Victims in New York Win Major Lawsuit

      In November 2017 case that has tremendous implications for victims in Florida, a federal jury awarded $247 million in damages to six people who received defective Pinnacle hip implants. Jurors agreed ...

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    • Fighting America's Opioid Epidemic

      The attempts of many physicians to improve pain management, despite their pure intentions, has led to some serious and adverse health consequences across the length of the United States. The ...

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    • Medical Malpractice: What Qualifies as Negligence?

      Your sister goes into the hospital for a complete hysterectomy. You stay in the room to aid in her recovery and talk with the nurses to make sure everything is going well. On the door is a big sign ...

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    • Motorcycle Injuries and Dealing with an Accident

      Florida & Georgia Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Getting into a Motorcycle accident is one of the scariest things that can happen to you. Through the chaos and confusion, it can be easy to lose your ...

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    • Laws Concerning Helmets and Trikes

      Florida & Georgia Motorcycle Accident Attorneys Today in the United States, there are many states with differing laws concerning the use of helmets and other protective equipment when riding a ...

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    • Florida & Georgia Motorcycle Accident Attorneys

      A vast amount of America has fallen in love with the thrill and adrenaline rush of riding motorcycles. Whether it’s for pleasure, or as a main source of transportation, there are millions of ...

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    • My Mom Has Bed Sores In Her Nursing Home, Is This Abuse?

      When the time comes to help provide care for a loved one, many of us turn to professional nursing staffs and residential homes where we are under the impression that these services can provide the ...

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    • Poor Diabetes Management in Nursing Homes Causes Injury

      A common task for nursing home staff is managing their patients’ diabetes. As of 2014, 21 million people were diagnosed with diabetes in the U.S. Many of these individuals are elderly individuals in ...

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    • Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in Clermont, FL

      Because of the aging population, nursing homes in Clermont, FL and across the nation are seeing an increase in the number of residents living in such facilities. Abuse and neglect have become national ...

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    • Pedestrian Safety Tips for Summer

      Everyone wants to get out of the house a little during the summer. Parents and grandparents take their kids to the park, people spend hours at the beach, and the enjoyment of a bike ride is almost ...

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    • Police: Florida man struck pedestrian, left to buy drink

      Imagine that you accidentally cause a hit-and-run crash. Your first priority would be to stop immediately and attend to the victim, wouldn’t it? Most people would say “yes,” but not everyone thinks ...

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    • Florida Driver Flees Scene After Striking Man Using Wheelchair

      Leaving the scene of an accident can have consequences almost as serious as causing the accident itself. A recent truck crash left a Florida man seriously injured, and now the driver is facing charges ...

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    • The Five Elements Of A Negligence Case

      Each year, thousands of Americans are involved in injury-related incidents, many from drug overdoses and other poisonings, motor vehicle crashes, and falls. To obtain compensation for their wounds, ...

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    • Filing a Lawsuit for a Personal Injury Claim in Florida

      The personal injury claims process in Florida can be lengthy and complex, but a reputable personal injury attorney can walk you through the process and help you understand the legal challenges ahead ...

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    • Tips for Choosing a Personal Injury Lawyer

      When you are injured by the fault of another, you almost always have the right to file a lawsuit against the negligent party for damages. When seeking compensation from the at-fault party, it is smart ...

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    • Student Sues School Board After Alleged Hazing Incident

      On a fall day last year, a Dr. Phillips High School student was allegedly stuffed into a trash can by football players after being instructed by his coach to retrieve his practice pants from the ...

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    • Family of Victim Calls Committee to Prevent Hazing a 'Stunt'

      As we reported last month, the victim of a hazing death at Florida A&M University has filed a lawsuit against the school. Now, the school is apparently forming a committee to help prevent hazing, but ...

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    • Near-Fatal Shooting At Kissimmee Family Dollar Store

      Several men got into an argument on the store’s premises , and the confrontation ended with shots being fired. The argument apparently spilled over into the parking lot of the Family Dollar on South ...

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    • FDA Bans Certain Ingredients in Antibacterial Soaps

      People used soap and water to wash their hands for decades before new “antibacterial” hand soaps and other wash products were heavily marketed to consumers in the 1980s and ‘90s. These new products ...

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    • FDA Warning: Acute Kidney Injury Possible From Type 2 Diabetes Medications

      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration just announced that certain commonly prescribed type 2 diabetes medications can cause acute kidney injuries. The safety announcement covers the drugs ...

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    • IVC Filters

      When medical devices are defectively manufactured, they present hazards for the patients that use them. This is exactly what has happened to hundreds of patients who have had an IVC filter implanted ...

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    • Causes of Truck Accidents

      Injuries from truck accidents are often more serious due to the size of the vehicle and the heavy loads they are carrying. If you or a loved one has been in a semi-crash, you will need compensation to ...

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    • Orlando Rider Dies In Semi-Truck Wreck

      The 22-year-old rider may have been speeding when he collided with a large truck attempting a left turn against traffic. Jeon Acevedo was riding northbound on Orange Avenue when he hit a semi-truck ...

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    • Fireball Large Truck Collision On Florida Turnpike

      Two people escaped from a burning passenger car-semi truck wreck on the Florida Turnpike, but a third victim died in the flames. On a stretch of highway in Osceola County, 44-year-old Rafael ...

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    • IVC Filters

      When medical devices are defectively manufactured, they present hazards for the patients that use them. This is exactly what has happened to hundreds of patients who have had an IVC filter implanted ...

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    • My Relative Was Killed - Can I File a Wrongful Death Suit?

      If you lost a loved one in an accident, the last thing you want to think about is heading to court. But if your spouse, parent, sibling or child was killed because of someone else’s willful, negligent ...

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    • Key Parts of a Florida Wrongful Death Claim

      A wrongful death lawsuit or claim should be filed if an individual acted negligently or maliciously resulting in your loved one’s life ending abruptly. The personal injury attorneys at Oldham & Smith ...

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