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Category Archives: Serious Personal Injury

Firework Safety Tips for a Safe Independence Day

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

With Independence Day only a few days away, most people are planning to have a holiday evening filled with food, drinks, fun, friends, and, of course, fireworks! While these light shows can be extremely fun to watch, using such devices can create dangerous situations if individuals are not safe. In fact, the Consumer Product… Read More »

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Racing Crash Injures Spectators; Casts Light on Fan Safety

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

At Sunday’s IndyCar Grand Prix of Houston, 13 spectators were injured when two cars bumped in the final lap of the race sending one sailing into a protective fence. The other car spun out, shearing off part of its side, sending debris toward the grandstands. One of the drivers, three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario… Read More »

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Connecticut Amusement Park Ride Fails, Injuring 12 Children

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

An amusement park ride at Nowalk’s Oyster Fair in Connecticut broke down this weekend, sending 13 people to hospitals. One adult was among the 12 children that suffered injuries, including five people who refused treatment at the scene. The rotating, swing-type ride called Zumur lifts riders up and away as it spins. A mechanical… Read More »

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Tubing Tragedy Claims Life Of Young Florida Boy

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Three people tubing on Lake Lulu were seriously injured when the driver took a right turn too close to shore, putting the tube on a collision course with a nearby dock. A 31-year-old man is in critical condition after the tubing accident; the collision resulted in fatal injuries for a 10-year-old boy. The third… Read More »

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Four Workers Critically Injured In Florida Propane Explosion

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Twenty-pound canisters of propane exploded over the course of about 30 minutes earlier this week at a Blue Rhino plant in central Florida. At least eight workers reported injuries as a result of the explosions and subsequent fires; four were considered critically injured. The critical injuries included severe burns. At least one witness noted… Read More »

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Spanish Passenger Train Derails, Killing 80 People

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

A passenger train bound for Santiago de Compostela, Spain bounced against a curved wall and raced off the track, killing 80 on board. One of Europe’s worst rail accidents in recent years, footage from a security camera show the train speeding, linked with the driver who boasted on his Facebook about breaking speed records…. Read More »

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Teen Tourists Latest Victims Of Dangerous Florida Parasailing

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

Two teen girls vacationing in Florida from Indiana suffered serious injuries after the parasail they were riding in, run by Aquatic Adventures in Panama City Beach, broke free from its tow boat. Wind gusts propelled the parachute – while still carrying the two girls – into the Commodore hotel before dropping into a parking… Read More »

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Leaky Gas Tank Caused Brick Oven To Explode During 4th BBQ

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

A backyard barbeque brought in some unintended guests when emergency personnel responded to a small explosion and patio fire at a home in Hialeah Gardens. Four men were airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center after a custom-built brick oven exploded during the 4th of July celebration. Only one man was reported to be in critical… Read More »

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Fireworks Safety Can Avoid Serious Injuries This 4th Of July

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

What’s the 4th of July without a fireworks display? A little bit safer holiday is the easy answer. Whether you purchase fireworks, enjoy a neighborhood display or attend any of the events put on by communities throughout South Florida, don’t forget that what you’re really doing when playing with fireworks is playing with fire…. Read More »

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Young Florida Amputee Will Walk, Ride A Bike, Can Do Anything

By Freidin Brown, P.A. |

A Florida toddler who suffered a tragic and serious personal injury when her feet were cut off by a riding lawnmower driven by her father regained the ability to one day walk again on her own. The two-year-old was fitted with prosthetic legs sporting a Dora the Explorer theme yesterday, along with pink sneakers… Read More »

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