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What’s The Difference Between Abuse And Neglect Injuries In Nursing Homes?

By Mark H. Wright, PLLC |

As the overall population ages, the nursing home population has increased significantly as well. Currently, over three million Americans live in nursing homes and other facilities which were not designed to accommodate that many people. Directly or indirectly, this overcrowding often causes abuse or neglect injuries. In some ways, there is no difference between… Read More »

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Deadly Motorcycle Wreck In Polk County

By Mark H. Wright, PLLC |

As an officer multitasked behind the wheel, his police cruiser struck a motorcycle, causing the 52-year-old rider to tumble off his bike and into the path of an oncoming semi-truck. The wreck happened near State Highway 559 on Interstate 4. A trooper was helping a road construction crew. When he pulled into the inside… Read More »

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Serious Injury, Officer Involved Wreck In Tampa

By Mark H. Wright, PLLC |

Although the investigation is still ongoing, observers believe distracted driving may have caused a serious crash as an officer responded to a nearby hit-and-run accident. According to investigators, at the intersection of North 29th Street and MLK, an officer looking for a hit-and-run suspect smashed into the rear passenger side of a Nissan Sentra…. Read More »

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October 2020 Apartment Shooting In Brandon Remains Unsolved

By Mark H. Wright, PLLC |

Sheriff’s deputies are still looking for clues after a group of unidentified people shot and killed a man as he sat in his car in his apartment complex’s parking lot. There were no eyewitnesses to the shooting. Neighbors said they heard shots and saw a group of people congregating around a vehicle which had… Read More »

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Top Five Causes Of Jet Ski Accidents

By Mark H. Wright, PLLC |

Personal watercraft are basically water motorcycles. They are lots of fun, but also very dangerous, even in ideal circumstances. Although jet skis and other such watercraft make up only a tiny amount of the boat traffic on Florida waterways, they account for about a fifth of the serious accidents thereon. Florida law imposes some… Read More »

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Car Runs Over Orlando Man Near Local Convenience Store

By Mark H. Wright, PLLC |

According to witnesses, the intersection of George Road and Hillsborough Avenue sees more than its share of jaywalking pedestrians. Most of them survive the crossing, but on this day, a 49-year-old man did not. Investigators from the Florida Highway Patrol say that the man was trying to cross the westbound lanes of Hillsborough Avenue…. Read More »

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Speeding Driver Kills Bicyclist In Tampa

By Mark H. Wright, PLLC |

A motorist “failed to observe” a southbound bicyclist as he was travelling “at a high rate of speed,” according to investigators. Investigators offered few other details. Apparently, the motorist clipped the bicycle rider and then spun into a tree. The bicyclist died at the scene. The driver was injured but doctors expect him to… Read More »

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Breaking Down A Device Distraction Injury Claim In Florida

By Mark H. Wright, PLLC |

Most people are well aware of the dangers of using a cell phone while driving. Traffic enforcement campaigns, like U Text, U Drive, U Pay, increase this awareness. Yet most people also acknowledge that they at least occasionally use hand-held devices while they are behind the wheel. Florida has one of the weakest cell… Read More »

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Fatal Tractor-Trailer Collision In Tampa

By Mark H. Wright, PLLC |

Driver fatigue may have contributed to an intersection collision between a passenger car and a semi-truck in Tampa. The wreck happened near the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Waring Drive. According to police and witnesses, a 27-year-old man driving a passenger car was eastbound in a turn lane. He tried to turn… Read More »

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What Are The Three Most Common Boat Accidents?

By Mark H. Wright, PLLC |

Here in Florida, the number of boating accidents increased significantly in 2020. Lack of training was a factor in almost 70 percent of these cases. Largely to promote tourism, the Sunshine State has some of the most relaxed boater operation requirements in the country. Furthermore, for many people, alcohol consumption and boat operation go… Read More »

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