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Filing A Cruise Sexual Assault or Injury Suit In A Jurisdiction Outside Miami, Florida

December 04, 2020

Yesterday we blogged about filling your cruise ship sexual assault or injury suit in the correct jurisdiction. We mentioned that many of the major cruise companies, such as Carnival Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean, require passengers to file suit in Miami. Though many of the major cruise companies require filing in Miami, other cruise lines require passengers to file suit in other jurisdictions.

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Child hospitalized after being hit by car near Vero Beach

December 04, 2020

VERO BEACH, FL - State troopers were on the scene in Indian River County Friday afternoon after a child was struck by a car, WPTV reports.

The child, whose age was not released, was hit in the 500 block of 39th Street near Vero Beach shortly after 12 noon.

The victim was flown by paramedics to St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach. There was no immediate information on the condition of the child.

The incident is under investigation by the FHP. 

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Woman charged with leaving scene of Boynton Beach car crash

December 04, 2020

DELRAY BEACH, FL - A woman was arrested after authorities said she fled the scene of a crash in Boynton Beach Wednesday night.

Boca News Now reports 50-year-old Brooke Ellis was involved in a crash on the off-ramp from Interstate 95 to Boynton Beach Boulevard. The Florida Highway Patrol said troopers ordered her into a parking lot to investigate but she took off.

After a police chase, troopers said Ellis collided with a dumpster and a fire hydrant shortly before 9:30 p.m.  Ellis, of Delray Beach, was arrested and charged on multiple…

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Pedestrian struck and killed by vehicle in West Palm Beach

December 04, 2020

WEST PALM BEACH, FL -  Police are investigating a crash that killed a pedestrian in West Palm Beach Thursday night, WPTV reports.

The person was hit by a vehicle in the area of Okeechobee Boulevard and Spencer Drive at about 6 p.m. The victim's identity has not yet been released.

It was not immediately clear whether the driver stopped after the pedestrian was struck.

The incident prompted authorities to shut down westbound lanes of Okeechobee Boulevard from Loxahatchee Drive to Spencer Drive. The roads were reopened late Thursday…

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Where to File Your Cruise Ship Injury or Sexual Assault Case

December 03, 2020

As the clock ticks on the statute of limitations for filing your cruise ship injury or sexual assault case, it is also extremely important that you remember that you must file your case in the correct jurisdiction.

When you board a cruise ship you agree to the so-called cruise contract or cruise ticket. This ticket includes various provisions, one of which being where you must file suit against the…

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Arrest made in Palm Springs hit-and-run crash that killed bicyclist

December 03, 2020

PALM BEACH, FL - Authorities say they have made an arrest in a fatal hit-and-run crash on Thanksgiving night in Palm Beach County. 

CBS 12 reports Victor Eduardo Tzul-Pacheco is accused of being the driver responsible for the incident on 2nd Avenue North in Palm Springs.

Witnesses told police that Tzul-Pacheco was driving a pickup truck while heading west on 2nd Avenue and struck a bicyclist who was heading in the same direction at 6:10 p.m. The bicyclist landed on a shoulder of the road and was killed.

Palm Springs Police pulled over Tzul-Pacheco…

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Florida Highway Patrol car struck by reckless driver on I-95 in Jupiter

December 03, 2020

JUPITER, FL - Authorities said a Florida Highway Patrol vehicle was struck by a car on a highway in Jupiter Thursday morning.

According to WPTV, a reckless driver behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz had been reported in the southbound lanes of Interstate 95. When the FHP tried to stop the driver, the car crashed into the FHP patrol car in the area of Indiantown Road at about 7:30 a.m. Minor injuries to both drivers were reported in the crash.

The incident caused major delays for rush-hour motorists as…

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Pickup driver killed in multi-vehicle accident on Don Shula Expressway

December 03, 2020

MIAMI, FL - A teenage driver was killed when his pickup truck was involved in a multi-vehicle crash on the Don Shula Expressway last weekend, the Miami Herald reported.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the 17-year-old driver collided with a Hyundai on the highway, then lost control of the pickup and crashed into a Honda.

The teen's vehicle hit a guardrail and overturned, and he was thrown from the truck's cab. He was pronounced dead at the scene by first responders. The other two drivers sustained minor injuries.

The southbound lanes of State Road 874 were closed for…

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What Can I Recover in a Medical Malpractice Case?

December 03, 2020

When you are injured by a negligent healthcare provider, you may be entitled to seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and personal pain and suffering. In the short video below, Miami medical malpractice lawyer Jack Hickey discusses these things in greater detail.

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Florida Man Seriously Injured In Naples Crash Involving Dump Truck and Cement Truck

December 02, 2020

A Florida man was seriously injured in a crash with involving a dump truck and a cement truck on Wednesday.

NaplesNews.com reports that the crash occurred at approximately 8:25 a.m. at Oil Well Road and Victory Lane in Naples. The dump truck was traveling west on Oil…

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