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Category Archives: Accidents and Injuries

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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Understanding Florida’s Theory of Comparative Negligence

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

In the aftermath of a car crash it can be significantly difficult to determine who was at fault for the wreck. Though there are times when only one party is solely at fault, it is very common for both parties to share in the causes of the accident. Under Florida Statute 786.81, this is… Read More »

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Construction Site Injuries: An All Too Common Occurrence

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Though workplace accidents are possible in any profession, construction sites are a hotbed for injuries. At any given moment, there is an opportunity for worker injury or death if proper maintenance and employee protocol is not followed. According to the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 828 fatalities occurred on private industry… Read More »

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Water Park Injuries

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

From the thrills of the water slide to the relaxation of a wade pool, water parks host thousands of visitors each and every day. But as parents pack up the kids, they should consider the potential dangers inside these parks and know what options exist when injuries do occur. Earlier this month, the Miami… Read More »

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Who is Liable in a Trucking Accident?

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Tractor trailer accidents can be particularly violent and dangerous for all parties involved. Trucks are usually the largest vehicles on roads. Therefore, the owners and operators of tractor trailers have a duty to maintain the safety of their vehicles both on and off the road. When they fail to adequately meet these responsibilities, lives… Read More »

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Six Injured in Multi-Vehicle Accident

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Six people were hurt in a multi-vehicle car accident in West Palm Beach recently involving three separate vehicles. The Palm Beach County Fire Rescue reported that the accident took place around 9:20 a.m. at Military Trail and Purdy Lane. When they responded, the rescue workers found three different cars all with heavy damage. According… Read More »

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Car Chase Ends in Driver Dead

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A man with a history of driving under the influence and other traffic violations died recently after a high speed chase with the police. Taylor Giese, 28, of Palm Beach Gardens was suspected of driving under the influence when the police caught him driving 90 mph on North Military Trail. Only minutes later, he… Read More »

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Man Dies in Car Accident into Canal

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

The Florida Highway Patrol reported that a man died recently after the car that he was driving plunged into a canal in western Palm Beach County. Identified as David A. Holligan, Jr. by the Highway Patrol, Mr. Holligan was traveling northbound on U.S. Route 27 just south of South Bay at around 7:40 p.m…. Read More »

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Man Killed in Martin County Car Accident

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A fatal car accident happened near South Fork High School in Stuart closed the road around the school for hours recently. According to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office, a head-on collision took place near the school around 5:00 a.m. last week. Thankfully, no students were involved in the accident but one man was reported… Read More »

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Multiple Car Accidents Shut Down Treasure Coast

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Recently, a series of car accidents up and down the Treasure Coast clogged the Florida Turnpike for hours in Martin and St. Lucie Counties. The delays on the Turnpike began early, where two car accidents stopped up traffic for almost six hours in the northbound lanes of Hobe Sound. Palm Beach County and St…. Read More »

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