November 27, 2013
Happy Thanksgiving! With a storm that is plaguing much of the country and expected to interrupt travel plans for millions of Americans, at the Law Offices of Aronberg and Aronberg we sincerely hope that you get to your destination safely and on time, so that you may enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with those you love.
With the winter holidays are indeed a time to celebrate and rejoice with family and friends, fun can quickly turn into mayhem when proper precautions are not taken. As it turns out, Thanksgiving Day and the days immediately surrounding the holiday are notoriously days (and …
November 22, 2013
The claim that a hospital could be responsible for “working” someone to death might at first glance seem preposterous, barring the unlikely event that the hospital employed the woman to fight with lions.
As it turns out, though, a man is suing the hospital at which his wife worked as a nurse – the same hospital at which she worked a 12-hour shift before falling asleep at the wheel and dying in a car wreck on what would have been her ride home. The wrongful death suit claims that the hospital deliberately and negligently required that the woman work extra …
November 18, 2013
It’s common knowledge that texting while driving is dangerous. Our personal injury attorneys know, however, that despite widespread acknowledgement of the perils of texting while operating a vehicle, the reckless practice remains too common.
Well, no longer are the dangers confined to the practice of texting while driving; a new report from State Farm Insurance Company has concluded that, based on four years worth of data, the rate of internet surfing by individuals operating a motor vehicle is rapidly on the rise. Perhaps the most startling statistic was that of individuals in the age group of 18-29 (which includes drivers …
November 14, 2013
It’s practically human nature to leer at car crashes that we see on the side of the road as we drive by. That said, we are far more prone to gawk at flipped-over cars that have crinkled like cans than we are to stare at a car that was merely “tapped” by another. As the personal injury attorneys at Aronberg and Aronberg know, though, despite the clear difference in vehicle damage between the two types of accidents, the injuries inside can be a lot more alike than you might otherwise think.
Low-speed crashes, in Florida, are defined as car accidents …
November 4, 2013
In 2007, a Toyota car crash caused by unintended acceleration resulted in the injury of the car’s driver and the death of the passenger. Finally, an Oklahoma jury has come down on the side of the victims, by maintaining that Toyota is guilty of “reckless disregard” with regard to the unintended acceleration and therefore must pay $1.5 million to the injured victim and an additional $1.5 million to the family of the deceased victim. The jury is now considering whether or not Toyota must pay punitive damages to the victims as well.
This verdict is the first against Toyota in …
October 16, 2013
Recently, a man was arrested in Palm Beach County for his involvement in a hit-and-run incident that resulted in the death of an innocent bicyclist. Not only is the suspect reported to have driven negligently in such a manner that he crashed into a bicyclist, killing him, but he is also accused of trying to cover up the death by hiding the corpse of the bicyclist in a patch of bushes outside of a nearby McDonald’s.
Our dedicated attorneys at the Law Offices of Aronberg and Aronberg know the toll that a wrongful death can take on the family of …
October 9, 2013
Everybody knows (or should know) that young children should be kept away from cigarettes. In reality, everyone should stay away from cigarettes as much as possible, but young children are especially susceptible to the harms of cigarettes, both because of their underdeveloped immune systems and the fact that they’re more prone to subconscious influence than are adults. Most concerns about cigarettes have to do with the tar, tobacco, nicotine, smoke, etc., that emanates from a burning cigarette. So-called “e-cigarettes,” electronic cigarettes, have taken the market by storm recently as a “safe” alternative to the real, cancerous cigarettes.
As it turns …
October 1, 2013
Cell phones have, without a doubt, made us safer – they have caught crimes on camera, allowed us to stay on the phone with a friend as we walk home late at night, etc. Cell phones have also made traveling in cars safer. Twenty-five years ago, if your car broke down on a deserted road, you were out of luck until you walked to the closest town or were helped by a passerby. Now, if your car breaks down, you can stay inside your vehicle (safely) and call for help (immediately).
Just as every rose has its thorn, the list …
September 27, 2013
It seems as though indiscriminate or negligent shootings by police have been popping up in the news rather frequently recently. This should give us pause, given that the police are supposed to be out on the streets working to protect the population – who would have thought that we would need to look out for protection because of the threat from police? Two instances of police shootings this September have caused outrage across the nation, and not because of their status as an anomaly. These atrocities can happen anywhere – in suburban areas such as residential streets in North Carolina …
September 25, 2013
The police serve the public, first and foremost, in an effort aimed at maintaining law and order. We rely on the police to protect us and make us feel secure; sometimes, however, it ends up being the police that are responsible for damages we experience. In instances in which people are injured and suffer damages due to the actions of members of the government, such as a local police force, the law is there to provide both security and justice for those who have been wronged by the very people who are tasked with enforcing security and justice. In this …