Archive by Month: February 2022

Matt Troy to Speak at the 2022 Florida Bar Workers’ Compensation Forum

Posted in Speaking Announcements on February 28, 2022

Matthew J. Troy, a partner in Conroy Simberg’s Orlando office, will present “The Employment Relationship, Employee Leasing Companies, Covered and Excluded Employment, Defenses to Claims and Fraud,” at the 2022 Florida Bar Workers’ Compensation Forum in Orlando, Florida on April 7, 2022.   

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Jacksonville Attorneys Obtain Defense Verdict in Trucking Case

Posted in Verdicts and Settlements on February 17, 2022

John Viggiani, Managing Partner, and Lissa Dayton, an Associate in the firm’s Jacksonville office obtained a defense verdict for our trucking company client and its driver in a 3 day jury trial in Jacksonville, Florida.  The defense admitted responsibility for causing the accident which involved the defendant driver backing up and hitting the front of the Plaintiff’s vehicle while she was stopped in traffic.  The Plaintiff claimed to have crushed her left foot in the accident and to have subsequently developed Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.  Both of the Plaintiff’s treating physicians indicated the injury to her foot and subsequent problems were caused by the accident and developed over the 5 and ½ years following the accident. Neither of Plaintiff’s doctors were provided or aware of the Plaintiff going to the Emergency Room 3 days after the accident and their being no indication of any injury or problem with her left foot. 

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Amusement Parks and Carnivals Liability

Posted in Legal Alerts on February 17, 2022

Florida is known for its theme parks. In 2019, the last full year before the pandemic, 87.5 million people visited the state’s eight largest amusement parks. This total does not include the countless people who enjoy the rides at local carnivals. The unfortunate downside to these millions of theme park visits is that a number of guests will suffer injuries on rides or at the parks. When that happens, they may file a lawsuit against the amusement park owner or the carnival operator.

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Fort Myers Partners Obtain Defense Verdict in a Premises Liability Personal Injury Lawsuit

Posted in Verdicts and Settlements on February 16, 2022

Cristobal Casal and Yasmine Kirollos, both partners in the Fort Myers office, obtained a defense verdict in a premises liability personal injury lawsuit involving a slip and fall at a Naples hotel.  The hotel was sued under allegations that it allowed a dangerous condition to exist on an exterior staircase on which the Plaintiff alleged that he slipped and fell.  Plaintiff was an out-of-town guest who claimed that the hotel’s air conditioning units were leaking water out onto the exterior walkway which then made its way onto the staircase resulting in algae and mold developing on the steps over time.  Defendant denied that any such condition existed on the steps or the walkway.  

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Orlando Attorneys Obtained a Favorable Verdict in a Case Involving a Rear-End Collision with Admitted Liability

Posted in Verdicts and Settlements on February 11, 2022

Rod Lundy and Tiffany Miles of our Orlando office secured a favorable verdict for our defendant company and its driver in Lake County following a 5 day trial.  The defense admitted liability for the rear-end collision, which was captured on the company’s onboard video system.  

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