Weekend Bus Accidents on Opposite Coasts Caused Personal Injuries, Multiple Deaths

A pair of weekend charter bus accidents on the east and west coasts created havoc that resulted in deaths and severe personal injuries to their passengers. In one case, dozens of young people suffered personal injuries in a Boston bus wreck that occurred on Saturday, February 2, as they headed home from a day of…

Tampa Watches Settlements of Toyota Wrongful Death Lawsuit

In Tampa, wrongful death lawsuits can be based on a variety of factual situations. Many wrongful death cases are brought in the form of a products liability claim, alleging the dangerously defective design or manufacture of a product or the failure to warn of non-obvious dangers with using the product. Many Tampa-area readers are familiar…

Three Injured in Florida Multi-Vehicle Trucking Accident

According to a recent Florida accident news report, a pedestrian narrowly escaped death or serious injury from a Florida trucking accident involving two dump trucks and a semi that occurred at 4:00 a.m., on Monday, January 7, in Florida City. The accident began when the first dump truck, loaded with gravel, overturned after the truck…

One Dead, Two Injured, as Florida Car Wreck Ejects Baby through Windshield

A 15-month-old baby and at least two others were reportedly victims of a violent Florida car accident on Monday, January 21, when another vehicle allegedly ran a stop sign while traveling at a high rate of speed and struck their car. The baby was ejected through the windshield of the car. Early reports from Florida…

Failure to Follow Trucking Safety Regs Results in Deadly Truck Accidents

As attorneys who practice trucking accident personal injury and wrongful death cases, we know that a collision between a passenger vehicle and an 18-wheeler can be devastating, causing catastrophic or fatal injuries to the people involved, but even we are left breathless by the brute force demonstrated in this video that has recently gone viral…

What you Deserve if you are Legally Obligated to submit to an EUO (Examination Under Oath)

When you purchase automobile insurance in the State of Florida your insurance contract will likely have contractual language obligating you to submit to an EUO (Examination Under Oath) in the event you make a claim under the policy. Although you are legally obligated to submit to this examination, it doesn’t mean you have to submit…

Stage Eight of a Personal Injury Claim – Trial

This is the final stage (other than an appeal) of a personal injury claim. If our client (the plaintiff) and the defendant/defendants don’t reach a final agreement on a settlement throughout all of the other stages of a claim, this is the final option. The trial is when both parties go before a judge and…

Stage Seven of a Personal Injury Claim – Mediation

In my last blog post titled “Stage Six of a Personal Injury Claim-Filing the Initial Set of Discovery,” I talked about the gathering of evidence by both parties through subpoenas and discovery requests. This post is about the next step: Mediation. Mediation is necessary before a case goes to trial, unless a settlement is agreed…

Stephen Brooks Signs Publishing Deal

Personal Injury Attorney Stephen K. Brooks Signs Publishing Deal With CelebrityPress To Release Trendsetters Stephen K. Brooks, wrongful death and personal injury attorney, has signed a publishing deal with CelebrityPress, a leading business book publishing company, along with other leading business and marketing experts from around the world to release the book, Trendsetters. Stephen K….

Stage Six of a Personal Injury Claim – Filing the Initial Set of Discovery

In my last blog post, I talked about the fifth stage of a personal injury claim- Filing a Lawsuit. In this post, I am going to focus on Stage Six-Filing the Initial Set of Discovery. Most of you are probably wondering: “What is Discovery?” Discovery is, according to the Rules of Civil Procedure, the time…