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cat-scan-resultsUnfortunately, when an accident occurs, the head and skull is an area of the body that is left most vulnerable and susceptible to injury. Traumatic Brain Injury is something that can occur in an accident. This form of injury is very serious and can have a countless number of medical side effects. As we all know, the brain is the computer in our bodies that controls every aspect of our daily lives and personality. A brain injury is something that does not simply heal like a broken bone would. Continue reading

thumb_risingpriceCar insurance companies don’t raise your rates simply because you were unlucky and the innocent victim of a car accident. If a reckless driver crashes into your car and its not your fault, your insurance company may not raise your rate in the state of Florida.  Of course if you were the cause of the accident, at fault, or received a ticket for the accident this is a different story.  We get asked quite frequently if filing an insurance claim in Florida automatically raises your rates, and the answer is “no.” Continue reading

zma10732We have had a lot of calls lately asking if we handle car crash cases in Ft. Pierce, Florida.  The answer is yes, we service all of St. Lucie county including Ft. Pierce.  And as always, we only represent injured clients.  The reality of the practice of law in Florida today is that an attorney cannot do everything.  They must choose to take certain cases and decline or refer out others.  Everything in society has become more diverse and therefore more specialized.  As a result the practice of law has become more complex.  The days of the local attorney handling all cases are over.  At Donaldson & Weston, PA all of our attorneys represent injured people exclusively.  If you have been injured in a car crash or fall contact us at 772-266-5555.

black-boxNew standards related to black box units on vehicles which record data during events such as crashes have been outlined by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.    Prior to September 1, 2012 auto manufacturers created their own standards for black boxes.  This resulted in a wide variety of black box systems and little uniformity. 
 

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181665_111981828875923_8065213_nAttorney Dante Weston has been cycling competitively since 2006.  He completed his first triathlon as a dare in 2006 and has been riding ever since.  After competitively racing throughout Florida in the process logging thousands of miles locally in Palm Beach County and Martin County.  Looking for a new challenge, he took up mountain biking.   Continue reading

top_ten_list1Below are some of the misconceptions and myths that we hear from our clients on a regular basis.  In no particular order:

10.   MYTH: The judge on my case ruled against me because he has a vested interest in the result in my case.

TRUTH: Many judges (especially in Florida) have over a thousand if not multiple thousands of cases these days due to the Foreclosure crisis.  In addition due to judicial budget cuts, the number of judges and support stuff has dwindled.  We have represented thousands of clients over the years and we have come across many conservative judges who rule against plaintiffs whenever possible, but I have never felt that the judge was “out to get” the plaintiff. Continue reading

motorycle-crash-bikeStarting on July 1, 2008 with the fear of an increase in motorcycle crashes the State of Florida mandates that new motorcycle operators (regardless of age) must complete the Basic Rider Course through the Florida Rider Training Program beforethey get a motorcycle license or can have the Motorcycle Endorsement added to their drivers license.  This includes the ability to operate a scooter with an engine displacement of 50cc or more. Continue reading

jerry-sandusky-penn-state-footballFriday night the jury in Penn State former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky molestation case found Sandusky guilty on 45 counts of the 48 remaining counts against him.  He faces a possible 450 years in prison which will effectively be a life sentence without the possibility of parole.  The jury in the Sandusky case elected to deliberate until after 9pm tonight most likely because they knew they had reached or were close to reaching a verdict.  The verdict is not a shock to most viewers.  However, as we often see in high profile cases against celebrities or pseudo-celebrities.  It will be interesting to see if Sandusky will face additional charges for the alleged sexual misconduct with his adopted son who accused Sandusky of molestation during the trial.  The jury presumably was unaware of Sandusky’s stepson’s allegations. Continue reading