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Who’s Liable for Construction Site Accidents on Florida’s Roads and Highways?

By The Turnbull Firm |

Every driver in Orange and Polk County is used to seeing the orange cones and barrels warning of an upcoming construction zone on the highway or road. Currently, there is a lot of highway construction in Polk and Orlando, including the I-4 Ultimate project that will transform Orange County by connecting communities. But can… Read More »

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Coronavirus-Related Medical Malpractice Claims in Florida

By The Turnbull Firm |

As the state of Florida nears 5,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and over 60 deaths, many Floridians worry that they might get infected with the coronavirus. But what if COVID-19 is misdiagnosed? Or what if a hospital fails to treat a coronavirus patient in a timely manner? Can you sue for medical malpractice in… Read More »

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How the Coronavirus Pandemic Might Affect Your Personal Injury Case in Florida

By The Turnbull Firm |

The world’s attention seems to be focused on nothing but the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed over 32,000 people and infected more than 680,000 globally. However, no one canceled auto accidents and other traumatic events that may give rise to a personal injury case. However, the pandemic itself – as well as the resulting… Read More »

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Liability for Injuries and Deaths Caused by High-Speed Police Chases in Florida

By The Turnbull Firm |

While watching police chases on television or YouTube can be quite thrilling and exciting, being a witness in immediate proximity can be terrifying. As multiple police cars and the pursued vehicle drive recklessly in a high-speed chase, witnesses, bystanders, and other motorists can get hurt. Hot pursuit chases often involve vehicles running red lights,… Read More »

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Can Nursing Homes Be Sued for Residents’ Coronavirus Infections?

By The Turnbull Firm |

Can residents’ coronavirus (COVID-19) infections caused by nursing home negligence lead to lawsuits? As President Donald Trump declared a national emergency due to the coronavirus outbreak, citizens across the nation are worried about the spread of the deadly virus. As of March 14, at least 50 people died from the spread of the coronavirus… Read More »

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U.S. DOJ Launches a Task Force to Target Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

By The Turnbull Firm |

The U.S. Department of Justice is launching a task force to target abuse and neglect in nursing homes, as statistics show about 5 million elders are abused each year.  According to Law360, the DOJ task force will focus on “grossly substandard care” in nursing homes across the nation. The National Nursing Home Initiative (NNHI),… Read More »

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Can You Sue for Coronavirus via a Personal Injury Suit?

By The Turnbull Firm |

The third case of coronavirus was reported in Florida after a Hillsborough County woman tested “presumptive positive.” The woman is the sister of a 20-year-old woman who already had the virus, according to the Miami Herald. “Presumptive positive” means that authorities have not yet confirmed the test. The woman is isolating herself in Florida…. Read More »

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Orange County Deputies Enforce Florida’s Hands-Free Texting and Driving Law

By The Turnbull Firm |

Many Orange County drivers were caught off guard when they were stopped and pulled over by deputies on Forest City Road on February 20. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office enforced the hands-free portion of Florida’s 2019 texting and driving law that makes it illegal to hold one’s cellphone or any other mobile electronic device… Read More »

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Hillsborough County Decriminalizes Marijuana: How Does It Affect Drunk Driving Accidents?

By The Turnbull Firm |

With a unanimous vote on February 19, Hillsborough County commissioners agreed to decriminalize the possession of small amounts (20 grams) of marijuana throughout the county and municipalities. According to the Tampa Bay Times, individuals in possession of fewer than 20 grams of cannabis will not face a misdemeanor charge. Instead, anyone found in possession… Read More »

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TWO WAYS TO REPORT NURSING HOME ABUSE AND NEGLECT

By The Turnbull Firm |

How to report nursing home neglect?  Before we discuss the how, let’s talk about what is considered nursing home neglect in Florida.  In Florida the Department of Children and Families (DCF) is the agency primarily responsible for investigating any complaints of nursing home neglect of a vulnerable adult.  According to Florida statutes, and as… Read More »

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