Keeping Your Kids Safe on the Way to School

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Keeping Kids Safe on their Way to School Now that schools are back in session in South Florida, here’s what you need to know about safety for your kids on the road. Much of the concern regarding school safety remains on the roadway, where most dangers exist. Kids are either walking to school, taking a school bus or getting there …

When Dogs Attack, the Law Bites Back

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Dogs Attacks A six-year-old Jacksonville girl died a few days ago after being attacked by a dog in her family’s care. Since the dog’s bite resulted in a death, the animal will be euthanized after the 10-day quarantine unless the owner files an appeal. If an appeal is filed, the dog will be held while the appeal is pending. Dog …

Ensuring Summertime Swim Safety

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Swim Safety Studies show that most drowning incidents occur in swimming pools. However, young children have been known to drown in less than two inches of water. Florida The problem is worse in Florida, which has lost more children to drownings than any other state. The statistics are startling:  In 2017, there were 51 fatal child drownings in Florida pools …

Tips for Motorcycle Safety in Florida

Motorcycle Safety May is Motorcycle Safety Month, and it has never been more relevant than now for Floridians. Florida Highway Patrol reported 9,500 motorcycle crashes in 2017. About 611 people died in those accidents. Safety is at the heart of reducing accidents and deaths. The fact is, motorcyclists are 27 more times likely than passenger car occupants to die in …

The Winston Law Firm is Accepting “Mass Torts” Cases

“Mass Torts” Cases Many reading this have heard about (or seen advertisements on TV) regarding “Mass Tort” claims.  Generally, these cases involve defective or dangerous consumer products, medications or medical devices.  Some of the more well-known have involved asbestos products, TVM (trans-vaginal mesh) and various medications, both prescription and over-the-counter. In order to effectively and efficiently handle these cases, the …

$2 Million Settlement – Roadway Design – Pedestrian Crossing

Roadway design – pedestrian Crossing The plaintiff was crossing the street at a marked crosswalk, with a green light. The crosswalk is in the middle of a block with the signal for cars to stop is at the end of the block. She was hit by a car and seriously injured and confidential settlements were reached with the designers.  

$1 Million Policy Limits Settlement – Wrongful Death of Bicyclist

 Wrongful death of Bicyclist The decedent was riding his bicycle when he was hit by a truck. He was killed, leaving a wife and two children. The insurance policy limits of $1 million were tendered shortly after the claim was made.ed a serious injury and confidential settlements were reached with the tire manufacturer and retailer.  

$2 Million Settlement – SUV Tire Failure

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$2 million settlement – SUV tire failure Plaintiff was a victim of a rollover motor vehicle accident which resulted from one of the tires on the vehicle in which she was riding coming apart. Investigation revealed that the tire had a manufacturing defect, and had been improperly repaired. She sustained a serious injury and confidential settlements were reached with the …

$14 million recovered – Woman severely injured on roadway

A woman who was severely injured 56-year-old woman was traveling on an expressway when her motor home suddenly lost its fuel tank. The fuel fire that developed led to the death of her husband. She was ejected and broken bones throughout her entire body suffered internal injuries and a head injury. The firm settled the woman’s claims for $14 million …

$1,490,000 Jury Verdict – Car Crash

$1,490,000 Jury verdict – car crash – Insurer’s bad faith results in recovery of $1,275,000 where policy limits were $100,000 –  Bradley Winston, Esq. Plaintiff was a victim of a motor vehicle accident who sustained a back injury following a relatively minor rear end collision. Approximately six months later Plaintiff underwent surgery to low back. The plaintiff’s insurance company failed …