Category Archives: Hialeah, FL

Current litigation news about Hialeah auto accidents, bicycle crashes and claims needed to go to court involving personal injury.

Is It Safe to Walk Along the Florida Turnpike?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that higher vehicle speeds increased the chances of pedestrians being hit by automobiles. In addition, according to the CDC, higher speeds raised the likelihood of pedestrians suffering a severe injury if they are struck by a car or truck. Vehicle speed aside, pedestrians are obviously at a decided disadvantage when involved in a traffic accident with a motor vehicle. Cars, trucks and even motorcycles offer their drivers and passengers far more protection than pedestrians have, while dishing out far more damage than your average man or woman on the street is capable of absorbing. As a result of the disparity between motor vehicles and pedestrians, besides suffering severe injury, those on foot often do not survive run-ins with cars or trucks. In fact, according to the CDC, in 2010, there was an average of one traffic accident-related pedestrian death every two…
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Malfunctioning Swimming Pool Pump Electrocutes Three Children in Hialeah

According to the NY Daily News, three children in Hialeah, Florida were electrocuted in a community pool last month, leaving them motionless as they were trapped underwater. Officials are blaming the accident on the pool’s faulty pool pump. Inspectors say the pool pumps were not properly grounded, so when it malfunctioned, it electrified the water. Surveillance video shows a young girl in the pool suddenly become motionless after she grabbed a metal pole in the pool and was electrocuted. You see the girl suddenly floating very still with her head tilted back underwater. A man in the swimming pool sees her in trouble and tries to help, but is also shocked momentarily when he grabs the metal pole. He is eventually able to pull her out of the pool. Other children had to also be pulled from the dangerous water by adults. The girl and two other children were shocked…
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