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Second AmendmentMIAMI BEACH – Certainly, guns and the right to bear arms will always be a topic of heated debate. With everything that has been said and opinions abound, it is interesting to simply read the Constitutional amendment from which any debate must begin. 

The Second Amendment was adopted on December 15, 1791 along with the rest of the Bill of Rights. It was ratified by the Secretary of State, Thomas Jefferson.  It provides that:

“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

atv-wreckMACCLENNY, FLORIDA- Saturday, December 15, 2012, a woman from North Florida died as a result of a fall from an ATV that was being driven by her husband. The accident occurred, apparently, when the driver was attempting to negotiate a curve on a rural road. This happened in Hamilton County. The young woman’s death apparently occured as a result of a head injury.

Closed head injuries are usually the most devastating injuries that occur following All Terrain Vehicle (“ATV”) accidents or motorcycle accidents. The severity of the injuries usually range depending on whether or not the hurt person was wearing a helmet. It is unclear whether the woman in this case was wearing a helmet. 

We are Miami and Miami Beach personal injury lawyers and have extensive experience working on ATV cases as well as motorcycle cases. We also have handled numerous wrongful death cases involving Florida’s Wrongful Death Statute. If you or a family member were hurt as result of such an accident, give us a call and we will give you a free evaluation. If you call us, you can speak to an attorney that will discuss your case and be happy to explain the law firm’s experience handling similar matters. 

West Palm Beach Auto AccidentWEST PALM BEACH – Tragically, a woman died on the Florida Turnpike Friday, December 14, 2012 near the Okeechobee Boulevard exit in Palm Beach. It happened at 5 a.m. The associated press reports that the Florida Highway Patrol said that she tried to avoid a crash in front of her but was struck by a vehicle behind her. The accident caused the southbound lanes to close.

And, The Palm Beach Post reports that a pickup truck driver hit the median concrete wall in the center of the highway.  He spun and ended stopped in the road.  The woman who unfortunately died was driving a Mazda and may have hit that truck or stopped just before hitting it. Then, unfortunately, another pickup truck slammed into her, in what appears to be the accident that caused her to pass away. She expired at the hospital. The first  driver was also taken to the hospital. The police, Florida Highway Patrol, will continue to investigate. 

We are Miami Beach and Miami personal injury lawyers and handle cases throughout South Florida. Thirty percent or more of our cases are filed outside of Miami-Dade County and we have extensive experience litigating in Palm Beach County, Broward County, and throughout the state west to Collier County and as far north as Jacksonville. 

blog-small-imageMARIANNA – As Miami Beach and Miami Personal injury inwyers, we have represented numerous children, parents, and other individuals who were the victim of a public or private schools negligence or outright intentional wrongdoing. Recently, numerous newspaper outlets, online news organizations, and television stations reported on a tragedy to our youth that spanned almost 100 years.

On December 10, 2012, the University of South Florida reported that nearly 100 boys had died between 1900 and 1970 at the Dozier School for Boys. According to a Miami Herald report, this was detailed in a 114 page report following a University of South Florida anthropological and historical study.  The Dozier School for Boys was a Juvenile Justice school for troubled youth who had criminal or other behavioral concerns.  The boys, apparently, were killed trying to escape the premises. There was suggestion in the article that, at some point, this was a legal practice.

The School opened in 1900 as the Florida State Reform School and was shut down on June 30, 2011.  After controversy over abuse that was both physical and sexual, the state Department of Juvenile Justice shut the school down. The report indicated that there were burial sites on grounds and that bodies were unaccounted for. Disturbingly, the deaths were apparently unreported by the headmaster of the school to the legislature.  Between 1925 and 1926, a boy by the name of Thomas Curry died and his information was not passed along to the legislature.

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