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Video Shows Semi Striking Church Van

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

A truly disturbing video shows a semi-truck striking a church van killing five children on their way to Disney World. While it’s not clear why the accident happened, the driver appears to have lost control of the truck and the video shows the truck swerving out of control directly into the van. One survivor… Read More »

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Juul Hit With E-Cig Personal Injury Lawsuits

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

The e-cigarette manufacturer, Juul, is facing two product liability suits in federal courts and possibly many more. Juul has petition the government to consolidate the multi-district cases, but so far, no decision has been made. Juul is one of a number of e-cigarette manufacturers who are being targeted by state governments around the country… Read More »

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Kia is Catching Fire (In a Bad Way)

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

In February of 2019, Hyundai and Kia issued a recall on several of their vehicles after it became apparent that they were catching fire for no apparent reason. As a result, over half a million vehicles had to be recalled. These included: Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Kia Sorento, and Sportage… Read More »

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Texting While Driving Now Illegal Across Florida

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

While most states have already enacted texting-while-driving laws, Florida has only recently placed a law on the books making texting while driving a primary offense. In other words, you can now be pulled over if a police officer catches you operating your motor vehicle while you are texting. Before this law took effect, police… Read More »

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Bizarre Traffic Death Prompts Multiple Lawsuits

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

A San Rafael man crashed into a tractor-trailer in his Mercedes. For some reason, the man decided to flee on foot from the scene of the accident. He hopped over a median wall and fell 150 feet to his death. Now, everyone is scratching their head to try to figure out who to sue…. Read More »

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Tiger Woods Wrongful Death Lawsuit Brings Up Questions of Bar Liability

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

Golf legend Tiger Woods owns a restaurant in Jupiter that is now being sued in a wrongful death action in which a former employee whose family claims he was an alcoholic drank for three hours after his shift and attempted to drive home. Florida has very clear “dram shop” laws that insulate proprietors of… Read More »

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Death of Older Special-Needs Son Tests Florida’s Wrongful Death Statute

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

A recent death highlighted the need to revisit Florida’s decades-old rule concerning wrongful death lawsuits and medical malpractice. Under the law, a parent may not file a wrongful death action on behalf of a child over the age of 25. This statute (768.21) only applies in cases of medical malpractice. In other words, if… Read More »

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Would You Want a Known Felon Conducting Your Cosmetic Surgery?

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

Miami is a hotspot tourist destination for a number of reasons. One of the reasons that have grown in popularity over the past few years is cosmetic surgery. More and more Americans are coming to Miami from other destinations around the country (and the world) for “affordable” plastic surgery. But for many, the cost… Read More »

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Accidents Involving Tractor-Trailers Increase Across Florida

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

2018 was a tough year for trucking companies. Indeed, it was a tough year for those who were involved in truck accidents which includes both truck drivers and other drivers on the road. By 2017, fatalities involving trucks reached the highest point in 29 years according to the data compiled by the National Highway… Read More »

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Will Florida Eliminate No-Fault Driver’s Insurance?

By Vocelle & Berg, LLP |

The state Senate has advanced a measure that would eliminate Florida’s no-fault insurance rule. Florida would become one of the majority of states that operates on a tort system for resolving car accident disputes. While the no-fault system was designed to reduce clutter in the courts, it also prevents residents from filing actions against… Read More »