Florida Personal Injury Law Firm | Orlando Accident & Injury Blog
The Daytona Beach Fire Department reports that a malfunctioning heater caused a house fire on Oct. 30 that left four people homeless. They report that the house in the 200 block of Keech Street sustained nearly $25,000 in damage when the fire broke out around 5 a.m. that morning. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke and flames erupting from the roof of the home but were able to contain the fire to the rear bedroom area. Fortunately, all four residents inside the home were able to escape, and no one was injured in the blaze. The American Red Cross is helping the victims.
New patients in a doctor’s office or outpatient clinic understand that they will have to fill out several different forms in order to receive treatment, but few truly understand the potential ramifications of signing one of the forms often included in the pile of papers. In most cases, one of the forms will be a type of contract called an arbitration agreement, which limits a patient’s right to a jury trial and also limits damages if the patient is a victim of medical malpractice. James O. Cunningham and other Orlando personal injury attorneys have fought against the legality of these contracts for years, as most people do not understand that they are essentially signing away their rights to fair and just compensation if they suffer an injury due to malpractice.
A two-car accident on State Road 60 in south Osceola County has left two men dead and two people severely injured, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers say that the driver of a Toyota Matrix was traveling westbound on S.R. 60 when he lost control of his vehicle on rain-slickened roads and crossed the centerline into the eastbound lanes and into the path of a Chrysler driven by a Port St. Lucie man. After the Matrix collided with the Chrysler, the driver lost control, and it traveled onto the shoulder, where it overturned, ejecting a passenger.