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Lesões Durante Vôos Internacionais

Lesões Durante Vôos Internacionais
 
 
Milhões de turistas visitam a Flórida todos os anos, muitos de outros países. Se você é ferido durante um vôo internacional ou dentro ou fora do avião, você pode poder fazer uma reivindicação de encontro à linha aérea sob tratados internacionais da aviação.

A boa notícia é que sob os tratados, você não tem que provar que a companhia aérea fez algo errado.

Injuries During International Airplane Flights

Millions of tourists visit Florida every year, many from other countries.  If you are injured during an international flight or while getting on or off the airplane, you may be able to make a claim against the airline under international aviation treaties. 

The good news is that under the treaties, you do not have to prove that the airline did something wrong.  You just have to prove that you were injured on the flight.  That means, for example, that if you trip and fall in the aisle of the plane, you can collect some compensation for your injuries.

Bicycle Accidents are Common in Florida

Steven Meyer recently participated in the national meeting of the Bicycle Litigation Committee at the winter meeting of the American Association for Justice.  This committee is comprised of some of the most prominent lawyers in the country who handle cases involving bicycle riders who are injured or killed when hit by cars or trucks.  

Bicyclists have the same right to use the roads as cars.  If there is no specially marked bicycle lane, bicyclists are supposed to use the traffic lanes.

Florida is a Dangerous Place for Bicycle Riders

More bicyclists are hit by cars in Florida than in just about any other state.  Among the fifty states, Florida has had the first, second or third highest number of bicycle accidents each year for the last fifteen straight years!   In 2012 alone, more than 120 bicyclists were killed in Florida.  

Several factors contribute to these sad statistics.  Because of the weather, people can ride bicycles all year round in Florida.  Also, many Florida drivers and many tourists are not familiar with traffic laws that protect bicyclists.

Medical Malpractice On Board A Cruise Ship

Until this year, cruise lines were not responsible if a doctor or nurse on board a ship negligently treated a passenger.  The passenger could sue the doctor or nurse, who were usually residents of a foreign country.  This would make it very difficult to pursue a case. 

Recently, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta recognized the right a cruise ship passenger to sue the cruise line directly for the negligence of doctors and nurses on board the ship.  

This case involved an elderly passenger who had taken a Royal Caribbean cruise ship to Bermuda.

Why You Need to Have Uninsured Motorist Insurance

Each auto insurance policy issued in Florida offers several different types of coverage.  Some pay to repair the damage to your car.  Some pay to fix the damage that you cause to another person's car.  Some pays your medical bills or lost wages.

What is the only coverage that protects you and your family if another driver injures you?  It is called uninsured motorist coverage (abbreviated UM).  If another driver  is negligent, he may have coverage for something called "bodily injury.

Were You Injured On Board a Norwegian Cruise Line Ship?

Our office regularly handles lawsuits and claims on behalf of cruise ship passengers who were injured on a ship operated by Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL). 

Many people suffer injuries on cruise ships.  Some are caused by the negligence of the crew or the design of the ship.  Many people fall when getting on or off cruise ships, or going up or down stairs.  Others are injured in their stateroom, on the deck of the ship or in the pool on board the ship.  Some people become ill on board a cruise, either from the food or an outbreak of a preventable illness.

Injuries at hotels, resorts, Disney, Universal or Busch theme parks

An Orlando newspaper's review of nearly 500 lawsuits that injured guests filed against Disney, Universal and Busch Entertainment, led to these conclusions:

  • Few of those who sue a theme park rush into it.   Three quarters of those injured waited at least a year before filing a lawsuit.  Nearly 20% waited almost four years before filing the case in court.  
  • Once sued, a theme park rarely backs down quickly.   More than two-thirds of the cases filed against a theme park remained active in court for at least a year.

Record Drunk Driving Accidents During Thanksgiving

Our Florida lawyers who handle car accident and drunk driver cases are deeply saddened to learn of the the needless death of Tiffany Ann Woodham and her unborn baby girl.  

Tragedy struck Ms. Woodham when she was on her way to the hospital to deliver her baby.  A drunk driver struck the rear of her car.  Doctors tried to save her unborn baby girl by attempting to perform an emergency C-Section, but both the mother and the baby died.  Our prayers go out to Ms.

Suing Parents Who Don't Vaccinate Their Children

An article on the Harvard Law School blog points out that outbreaks of measles have returned to the United Sates.  A mini-epidemic is raging in Brooklyn.  The reason for the reappearance of the disease is that parents are no vaccinating their children.  The author suggests, "maybe it is time to get tough on those whose choices put others at risk."

For decades, there has been a safe, effective vaccine that works exceedingly well against the measles–95% full protection for a kid who has been vaccinated– and nearly equally well at preventing transmission to others.
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