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Category Archives: Accidents and Injuries

Florida Group Unveils Brain Injury Exhibit

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Over one hundred handmade masks created by the survivors of traumatic brain injury were put on display in an exhibit in Florida’s state capitol building earlier this week. Called “The Faces of Brain Injury,” this exhibit was created by the Brain Injury Association of Florida (BIAF), traumatic brain injury survivors, and their families. It… Read More »

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One Teen Dead in Car Accident

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

One teenager has died and two others were injured in after a car accident that happened in West Palm Beach earlier this month. The West Palm Beach Police Department said that shortly after midnight a vehicle with three occupants was traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on North Flagler Drive heading towards… Read More »

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Florida Fire Department Abandons Use of Backboards

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

The Palm Beach fire department has made a change to its operating procedure that will make any ride to the hospital much less painful. The Palm Beach County Fire Rescue used to make it standard operating procedure for crews to strap anyone that they suspected to have a neck or back injury onto a… Read More »

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Insurance Companies Denying Treatment for the Mentally Ill

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Because of recurring tragedies and an increasing number of suicides among the mentally ill, more attention is being paid to the battle that families go through with insurance companies to get their loved one the care that they need. While most routine costs are covered by insurance companies, research has found that the insurance… Read More »

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Drivers Identified in Fatal West Palm Accident

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A two-car crash killed one man and seriously injured another in West Palm Beach on Tuesday. The West Palm police have identified the victim of the accident as Rudolph Dansby, 55, of West Palm Beach. The driver of the other vehicle was identified as 26-year-old Jacob Donovan of Palm Beach Gardens. The accident happened… Read More »

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Handling a Disappointing Verdict: When Not to Seek a New Trial

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

It’s one of the most fundamental tenets of our legal system that, in a jury trial, the judge rules on issues of law, while the jury finds the facts. Only in rare and extreme cases is the judge allowed to step in and find that the jury has come to an erroneous conclusion—for instance,… Read More »

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When Should You Misrepresent the Facts at a Deposition? Never!

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Suppose that, as a result of an automobile accident, you developed severe, persistent migraine headaches. Suppose further that, although you’d had headaches before, you’d never had them with the severity or frequency with which you were getting them after the accident. If questioned about your history of headaches at a deposition—an out-of-court, under-oath examination… Read More »

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Delivering Tough Truths: Avoiding Losing on Appeal in Medical Malpractice Cases

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

One of the most difficult aspects of any lawyer’s career is having the courage to tell a client with sympathetic facts that he or she has no case. That is what the lawyers in the 2013 case of Shartz v. Miulli should have done — deliver the tough truth. What follows is a tragic… Read More »

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Sports Torts: Can You Sue for Injuries Sustained in a Karate Match?

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

If you choose to participate in a contact sport — such as football, soccer, or some form of martial arts — and are seriously injured in the course of a sporting event, can you sue to recover damages? Many people’s immediate answer to this question is simply “no.” As with so many things under… Read More »

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Florida Man Suffers Traumatic Brain Injury in Accident

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A Florida man was struck by an SUV while jogging last week and suffered a severe traumatic brain injury. David Caras, 51, of St. Petersburg, was jogging at the Layton Hills Mall in Utah on August 28 during a business trip when he was struck. Mr. Caras was in Utah on a business trip… Read More »

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