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On October 10, Daily Business Review hosted “A View From the Bench: South Florida Legends of the Courtroom”, which included a segment moderated by our own Ervin A. Gonzalez. The event, which was approved by The Florida Bar for CLE credits (including ethics credits), took place at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The presentation consisted of three consecutive panels, including: “Winning with Opening & Closing Arguments in Civil & Criminal Cases” “A View from the Bench: Jury Selection” The third panel, which was moderated by Ervin Gonzalez, was titled “A Discussion with the Giants of Appellate Law”. The panelists for this segment were: Chief Judge Dorian Damoorgian, Florida Fourth District Court of Appeal Bruce Rogow, Law Office of Bruce S. Rogow Judge David Gersten (retired), Florida Third District Court of Appeal/Partner at Bilzin Sumberg Judge Martha Warner, Florida Fourth...
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Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Source: Colson Hicks Eidson
Drunk Driving

As we reported recently in our blog, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) mandates lower blood-alcohol concentration limits in many states for commercial truck drivers.

Additionally, truckers who use other forms of narcotics like prescription medication, over the counter drugs and other things that could impair his or her abilities like marijuana, cocaine and other illicit products illegally, could face severe repercussions.

This is especially true for drivers involved in severe truck accidents. Truck drivers operate vehicles that weigh more than other automobiles on the roadway, so crashes can have devastating consequences, resulting in serious personal injuries and death.

If an intoxicated truck driver is involved in an accident involving personal injuries and/or death, not only could he or she face criminal charges, but also he or she could be held civilly liable.

Sadly, on September 29, 83-year-old Jeanette Moore, of Goshen, was injured in a truck accident in Elkhart when a flatbed truck on Lexington Avenue struck her.

Authorities said the truck's driver, 56-year-old Mark Snelling, of Mishawaka, was under the influence of narcotics at the time of the accident. The case was turned over to the Fatal Alcohol Crash Team for investigation.

Can I Sue a Trucker If He or She Was Intoxicated at the Time of My Accident?

As this accident shows, truck drivers allegedly operating under the influence of drugs or alcohol can be held both criminally and civilly liable for accidents that they cause.

If an intoxicated driver has caused you serious harm, contact our truck accident attorneys. We can conduct an independent investigation to determine how much damages you may be entitled to receive.

Did You Know? FACT (Fatal Alcohol Crash Team) is responsible for investigating crashes that may involve the consumption of alcohol.

Doehrman Buba – Indianapolis truck accident lawyers

Source: http://www.wsbt.com/news/local/2-injured-in-crash-at-nappanee-lexington-in-elkhart/28315670

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Source: Doehrman Chamberlain
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By law, Indiana requires child safety seats for children. The reason is obvious: they save lives! Unfortunately, studies show that parents are not well educated on how and when child safety seats should be used.

Do Parents Take Their Kids Out of Booster Seats Too Soon?

Safe Kids Worldwide (SKW), a child safety advocacy group conducted a study on how much parents know about the proper use of child seats. It found that 9 in 10 parents take their kids out of booster seats too soon. Moreover, 70 percent do not know that a child under 4-foot 9-inches must be in a booster seat.

The lack of knowledge on proper car seat use has prompted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and General Motors to focus on ways to educate the public on keeping children safe in a vehicle.

According to the IndyStar, the NHTSA has created a “Car Seat Finder Tool” to assist parents in finding the proper seat for their child. Additionally, it has offered some recommendations to parents:

Determine the right seat for your child by using the Car Seat Finder Tool. Read all instructions on proper use of your child's car seat. Register your seat to receive any safety recalls. Read the vehicle manual on proper placement of a child car seat. Use rear seat anchors and other tie-down spots to fasten the car seat securely. It is important to remember that older vehicles may not have tethers or anchors built in for securing a car seat; instead, use the vehicle's seatbelts to secure it. Children under the age of 13 should be restrained and in the back seat.

If you or your child have been injured in a car accident, learn more about your rights by consulting the firm of Doehrman Buba. For more information about our firm, visit our Twitter page.

Doehrman Buba – Indianapolis injury lawyers

Source: http://www.indystar.com/story/money/2014/10/10/autos-proper-use-safety-seats-saves-lives/17047881/

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Tue, Oct 21, 2014
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On October 10, Daily Business Review hosted “A View From the Bench: South Florida Legends of the Courtroom”, which included a segment moderated by our own Ervin A. Gonzalez. The event, which was approved by The Florida Bar for CLE credits (including ethics credits), took place at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The presentation consisted of three consecutive panels, including: “Winning with Opening & Closing Arguments in Civil & Criminal Cases” “A View from the Bench: Jury Selection” The third panel, which was moderated by Ervin Gonzalez, was titled ...Read More
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Source: Colson Hicks Eidson