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Category Archives: Personal Injury

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Motorized Scooters Causing Many Accidents Across Florida

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Last month, a man was killed in a motorized scooter accident in West Palm Beach when he was struck by a car at Okeechobee Boulevard and Meridian Road. The man was ejected from his scooter after being struck by a Hyundai Santa Fe and declared him dead at the scene. In addition, a woman… Read More »

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Eighteen Students Taken to Hospital after School Bus Crash

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Eighteen children were taken to the hospital after an accident involving a school bus and a semi-truck in West Palm Beach this morning. According to the Palm Beach County Fire and Rescue, none of the children appear to have serious injuries and were taken to the hospital as a safety protocol. Because the students… Read More »

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Florida Senate Supports Elder Death Review Teams

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Last week, the Florida Senate unanimously supported the passage of a bill that would allow teams of experts to review the death of an elderly person when abuse or neglect is suspected and to propose policy changes to avoid future deaths. The bill, Senate Bill 452, passed without debate and is sponsored by Sen…. Read More »

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Boy Killed in Dirt Bike Accident

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A thirteen year old boy was killed and his fourteen year old friend was seriously injured in a dirt bike accident with another vehicle in Loxahatchee. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office reported that the fatal crash occurred around 1:40 p.m. on January 13. According to the police, the accident happened at West Sycamore… Read More »

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Opinion | Rachael Denhollander: The Price I Paid for Taking On Larry Nassar – The New York Times

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

By RACHAEL DENHOLLANDER – JAN. 26, 2018 On Jan. 16, women and girls from across the country began congregating in a courtroom in Lansing, Mich. Some of us were athletes; some of us were not. Some of us were white; some of us were black. Some of us were married; some of us were… Read More »

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Former deputy, state House candidate faces patient brokering charges

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A former Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy who left to open a West Palm Beach drug treatment center was arrested Tuesday on 15 counts of patient brokering. Robert “Bobby” Simeone, 46, owner of Epiphany’s Treatment Center and an unsuccessful 2016 candidate for state House, was the latest person arrested by the State Attorney’s Sober Home… Read More »

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Larry Nassar shouldn’t be the only one going to jail

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

by Michael Dolce The Guardian, 1.26.18 Survivors reported Nassar’s abuse to coaches, trainers, parents, therapists, a training facility owner, and even law enforcement officials – but all in vain. It is tragically ironic that in the same month we applauded the courageous young survivors confronting Larry Nassar in court for his horrific abuse, we… Read More »

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Accidental injury rises to third leading cause of death in the U.S.

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

For the first time since records have been kept, preventable injuries have become the third leading cause of death in the United States, the National Safety Council (NSC) announced Wednesday. In fact, data shows that preventable deaths rose 10 percent in 2016. The increase was largely due to an uptick in fatal motor vehicle… Read More »

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Chatman drug treatment associates owe millions

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Conspirators in Kenny Chatman’s sprawling drug treatment criminal enterprise are on the hook for millions of dollars, with one man expected to pay his share of $5.6 million in restitution. Chatman’s operations had a horrifying human cost. People blame his operations for loved ones’ deadly relapses, and prosecutors told how Chatman screwed closed a home’s… Read More »

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Notorious treatment center operator Chatman gets 27 years in prison

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

WEST PALM BEACH — Kenneth “Kenny” Chatman was a relatively small drug-treatment provider despite the millions he raked in every year, Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie Villafaña said Wednesday. But he was “the most dangerous,” she told U.S. District Court Judge Donald Middlebrooks, and FBI agents “never worked harder” than the last few months of 2016,… Read More »

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