University of Central Florida
Orlando wrongful death attorneys are closely following developments in a legal dispute between the family of a University of Central Florida football player and the university. The Florida Supreme Court recently announced that they plan to hear an appeal of the reduction of the monetary award given to the player’s family. The case stems from a 2008 incident, when the 19-year-old player collapsed and died after performing conditioning drills with UCF teammates. Court justices have announced that they have issued an order accepting jurisdiction in the case, but said that they do not plan to hear oral arguments. Instead, the justices plan to review the case records and legal briefs from the attorneys involved in the August 2013 case.
University of Central Florida students and local bar owners say that a new university parking policy will encourage drunk driving in our area. The school recently issued a warning that all vehicles parked overnight at an off-campus plaza will be towed and impounded and owners will have to pay a $125 fine to get their vehicle back. The plaza is a very popular place to park for UCF students frequenting nearby bars. Students claim that the new policy encourages them to get into their cars after a night of drinking and drive down to Alafaya Trail, one of the most notorious roadways for drunk driving in Orange County.
Four workers were injured while working at a construction site near the University of Central Florida in Orlando. The workers were injured as a concrete floor was being lowered into place by a large crane at the site of an apartment building that is slated to become a dormitory for UCF students. Little information has been released about the circumstances surrounding the accident, but witnesses say that a total of four workers were sent to area hospitals for treatment. Two of the injured are listed in serious condition and the other two are listed in stable condition. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been contacted and an investigation into the accident is expected in the coming weeks.