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Woman Injured by Falling Masonry at Hotel in Tampa, Florida

A woman was injured after attending an event at the famous Floridan Palace Hotel in downtown Tampa.  The woman was standing on the sidewalk outside the hotel when a piece of masonry broke off the hotel wall three stories above the ground and struck her.  The woman was hospitalized because of her injuries.  

The Floridan was built in 1927.  It closed in the 1990's, and remained empty for many years. It was remodeled and re-opened a few years ago.  

A similar thing happened at a hotel in Miami Beach a number of years ago, when a guest walked out the door of the hotel and was struck on the head with a falling object.

Guest Sues Disney After Bird Attacks Her

A Florida woman has sued the Disney Corporation after she was attacked by a large bird that nests at Disney's Polynesian Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, outside of Orlando.  The woman was walking on a wooden dock at the Polynesian Resort, where guests can take a boat across a lagoon to Disney's Magic Kingdom or other parks.  According to the lawsuit, the bird "dive bombed" her and struck her very hard in the head.  The woman claims that she suffered herniated discs in her neck and a traumatic brain injury in the bird attack.

Watch Steven Meyer Interviewed on Fox News

Steven Meyer has represented numerous clients in election disputes at the local, state and national level.  Watch him interviewed live on Fox News.


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Man Paralyzed in Key West Accident

A Massachusetts man filed a lawsuit against the owner of a pier in Key West, Florida, after he dove off the pier into shallow water, struck his head under water, and became paralyzed as a result.  The lawsuit claims that the owner should have posted signs indicating that the water was too shallow for diving.

The pier is on the property of the Galleon Resort and Marina.  The injured man, who is an Iraq War veteran, and his family were hotel guests at the resort when the tragedy occurred.  The family trip was to celebrate the man's 40th birthday.

Escalator Injuries

There are more than 17,000 people injured in the United States each year on elevators and escalators, including about 30 people who are killed.  These statistics come from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Most injuries on escalators happen to children.  The most common type of injury is an entrapment injury, where a child's fingers, toes, shoelaces or something else becomes trapped between the back of one step on an escalator and the front of the step behind it.  Safety codes limit the amount of space between steps, but many escalators have spaces that are too large between steps.

Eight Deaths in Nursing Home After Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Irma left a trail of property damage across the State of Florida.  However, the most tragic story to emerge in the aftermath of the hurricane is that at least eight residents of a nursing home in Hollywood, Florida (Broward County) tragically died of heat related symptoms after the air conditioning failed at the facility.  

The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills is a located right next door to a hospital.  Yet, with no air conditioning, the nursing home did not ask the hospital or other emergency service providers for help.

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.
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