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Florida is Number One in Motorcycle Accidents

By Charles J. Gillette |

The death of a loved one is devastating. There are now four more grieving families in the Jacksonville area after four motorcycle drivers were killed in only a three-day span. Investigations are ongoing, but the preliminary reports state that the drivers of the motorcycles are not at fault. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office stated that… Read More »

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What is Product Liability?

By Charles J. Gillette |

Product liability refers to the rules surrounding who is liable for damages because of dangerous or defective products. If you or a loved one has been injured by a defective or dangerous product, you may have a legal claim for damages against a number of parties – including a distributor, seller, design and manufacturer,… Read More »

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What Does Personal Injury Mean?

By Charles J. Gillette |

If you are asking “what is a personal injury?”, chances are you or a loved one has been injured in some way. Ultimately, the answer has many parts. Personal injury is not one specific injury. Personal injury refers to a group of legal claims available to a plaintiff for injury or damages they have… Read More »

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Judge Issues Landmark Recommendation in a Jacksonville Boy’s Wrongful Death Case

By Charles J. Gillette |

A federal magistrate judge made a recommendation for a default judgment to be issued against the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) for its egregious conduct in the death of a 14-year-old boy. The 14-year-old boy died only eight days after he was sent to a juvenile detention center after a burglary charge. The young… Read More »

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Motorcyclist Dies in Hit-and-Run Accident in Jacksonville

By Charles J. Gillette |

Losing someone you love is always a gut-wrenching, traumatic event. But losing someone in an unexpected, sudden accident caused by a negligent motorist exacerbates the feelings of both pain and anger. An example is found in the deadly accident that occurred on Phillips Highway south of Bowden Road in Jacksonville. A 35-year-old motorcyclist was… Read More »

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Jury Awards Victims $247 Million in DePuy Hip Implant Trial

By Charles J. Gillette |

When a company puts a product on the open market, that product should be safe to use by consumers. That is the message sent by juries across the country to Johnson & Johnson, a manufacturer of the DePuy Hip Implant device. This was a popular metal-on-metal device used by thousands of patients in Jacksonville… Read More »

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Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Accident on Georgia Highway 32

By Charles J. Gillette |

When a motorcyclist is involved in a collision with another vehicle, especially a larger vehicle, the ramifications can be devastating for the person operating the motorcycle. Take, for example, the collision that occurred between a motorcyclist and a Glynn County Police Department squad car. The collision reportedly occurred on Georgia Highway 32 near East… Read More »

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Fleming Island High School Student Hit and Killed by Train

By Charles J. Gillette |

Losing someone you love is a traumatic, heartbreaking event and that pain is made only worse when the victim is young with their whole lives ahead of them. A tragic example can be found in the deadly collision between an Amtrak train and a pedestrian near Woodland Drive in Jacksonville. The victim was discovered… Read More »

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Motorcyclist Killed in Collision with Semi Truck on Normandy Boulevard

By Charles J. Gillette |

When a tractor-trailer collides with another vehicle, the occupant of the other vehicle usually bears the brunt of the damage. This is especially true when the other vehicle is someone riding a motorcycle. The lack of protection available to most motorcyclists mean they are at greater risk of suffering serious injuries if they are… Read More »

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What Happens if You are Attacked By a Vicious Dog?

By Charles J. Gillette |

There is no doubt that dogs are a beloved creature by many; they are “man’s best friend.” But, what happens when man’s best friend turns on you? Some dog breeds are vicious by nature and that viciousness is brought out further by the environment that the dog is raised in. If a dog bites… Read More »

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