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GM IGNITION SWITCH PROBLEMS include growing number of lawsuits

According to The Wall Street Journal, “there is a growing controversy over General Motors’ handling of defective ignition switches.”  This controversy has drawn the interest of high-profile plaintiffs’ attorneys and now more than 80 civil suits have been filed against GM concerning the defective switches.  Most of the damages include the repair costs and decline… View Article


Many passengers are hurt or severely injured on cruise ships, tenders and excursions every year.  Usually, the injured person returns back home and consult a local attorney about their legal rights. The majority of the time the local attorney may not be experienced in cruise ship law and is not aware that most cruise lines… View Article


For several weeks, CBS News has been reporting on its investigation into a General Motors (GM) recall.  At least 13 people have died in accidents linked to an ignition-switch defect. CBS News’ reporting showed GM was aware of the problem years before the recall.  On Tuesday, a congressional committee opened an investigation. Last month, GM… View Article


TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES (TBI) affects 10 million people a year worldwide and is the leading cause of death and disability in children and young adults. The human brain – despite being encased snugly within its protective skull – is terrifyingly vulnerable to traumatic injury. A severe blow to the head can set in train a series… View Article


SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT – FDA is evaluating risk of stroke, heart attack and death with FDA-approved Testosterone products [01-31-2014] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating the risk of stroke, heart attack, and death in men taking FDA-approved testosterone products. We have been monitoring this risk and decided to reassess this safety issue based on the recent… View Article

LASER HAIR REMOVAL – Study finds laser hair-removal procedures by non-physicians may pose risks.

In a recent article in The New York Times, it was reported on the risks posed by laser hair-removal procedures by non-physician operators (NPOs). If the treatments are “performed improperly, they can cause disfiguring injuries and severe burns in sensitive areas, like the bikini line and the mustache area above the lips, and, rarely, even… View Article

Florida legislature passes texting and driving bill, headed now to Governor Scott – TRIPP LAW FIRM – CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER – TOLL FREE (888) 392-5297 – SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY NOW!

STATEWIDE – Florida lawmakers finally passed a bill banning texting and driving in this state. While this bill is certainly a step in the right direction, there is much room for improvement and strengthening of the law. The law passed by the legislature bans texting and driving on Florida roadways, subject to a number of exceptions. Texting… View Article

Maintenance worker crushed by elevator at Tradewinds Resort St. Pete Beach

ST. PETE BEACH – Local news outlets are reporting that Mark Allen Johnson, a 45-year-old maintenance worker, was killed Wednesday morning when he was crushed by an elevator at Jacaranda Beach Villas, resort condominiums at the TradeWinds Resort on St. Pete Beach. Click here for more information about this tragic death.  If your loved one is taken… View Article

TRIPP LAW FIRM – Personal Injury Law – POLK – WINTER HAVEN – CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY • TOLL FREE (888) 392-5297 • Speak to an attorney NOW!

WINTER HAVEN – Bay News 9 reports that an infant, toddler, and their mother were seriously injured in a car crash in Winter Haven. The accident happened on Havendale Boulevard, near Garner Elementary School, where the injured mother had just dropped off two other children. The mother has just pulled onto Havendale Boulevard when another vehicle… View Article

Teen girl killed in crash on bridge in St. Petersburg • TRIPP LAW FIRM – Personal Injury Law – PINELLAS – ST. PETERSBURG – WRONGFUL DEATH LAWYER • (727) 398-2900 • Speak to an attorney NOW!

ST. PETERSBURG – Bay News 9 reports that a 16-year-old St. Petersburg girl was killed while a passenger in an SUV driven by another 16-year-old girl. According to reports, the SUV was west on 40th Avenue Northeast when the driver became distracted and looked away from the roadway. Subsequently, the SUV veered to the right, jumping… View Article