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Alcohol Sold to Minor Leads to $716 Million Jury Award

On Feb. 28, 2008, plaintiff’s decedent Sam Garcia III, 32 was stopped  intending to exit a restaurant in Apollo Beach.

Defendant David Holdsworth was driving 95 mph in a posted 35-mph zone on Apollo Beach Boulevard when he rounded a slight curve in the roadway and lost control of his vehicle; he collided with Garcia’s vehicle [...]

Man Receives Large Jury Verdict After Personal Trainer Drops Weight On His Face

In a recent jury trial a man was awarded  $892,650 in damages after a personal trainer at 24 Hour Fitness dropped a 145 lb Barbell on his face.

The plaintiff sued the trainer and the gym–24 Hour Fitness.  24 Hour Fitness moved for summary judgment on the grounds that the plaintiff, Assaf Blecher, had signed a  liability [...]

Man Killed By Train Liable For Injuries From Flying Body Parts

Wrongful Death Case Takes Twist As Victim Liable For Personal Injuries Caused By His Flying Body Parts

In an unusual personal injury case arising from a train accident, the estate of man who was dismembered by a train is liable for the injuries to another person who was struck by a part of his body [...]

5 Reasons The Jury Hates Your Lawyer

 Most lawyers,even experienced ones,  are terrible trial lawyers.  Terrible.  With a capital T that rhymes with LOSE.  Here is list of common problems.

1. Using big words–any legal terminology,scientific mumbo-jumbo,or multi-syllabic jargon–is never a good idea.  One can and should use clear,concise language to express even complicated ideas.

2.  Making the same point over and over.  [...]

To Win An Accident Case Requires More Than Injuries You Must Have A Breach Of Duty

Inexperienced attorneys are often lured by serious injuries into taking cases with liability problems.  Clients sometimes believe that liability in accident cases is predicated on the extent of the injuries.  In a recent Florida case the plaintiff got drunk in a bar and then injured himself climbing on an artificial rock climbing wall. Stephen Barrett, then 35, was [...]