Tampa Personal Injury News Roundup- August
Football Head Injury Wrongful Death Case
The news of football players (and other sports) at the high school, college and pro level dying from brain injuries have come into the spotlight more and more recently. The NCAA has just settled a case, which gave $1.2 Million dollars to the parents of a Frostburg State University football player, Derek Sheely. Sheely died from a head injury he suffered during a practice in 2011. His parents said he was a victim of “second-impact syndrome”, a brain injury that occurs before a previous concussion heals. The settlement is the first payment by NCAA to individual plaintiffs in a brain-injury case.
Do Your Kids Know What to do if Their School Bus Crashes?
According to WFLA, Tampa Fire Rescue simulated a crash to train first responders and show kids what to do to survive and escape. This is obviously a scary situation for any child to be be in, but it’s better for your child to be prepared!
Ultimate Video of Distracted Driving
On the interstate. Texting and driving. With feet on the dashboard. The ultimate distracted driver.
Disney is building a stone wall around their Seven Seas Lagoon after 2-year-old Lane Graves died drowning after being pulled down by an alligator. According to the Orlando Sentinel, it is a part of Disney’s new security plan.
Theme Park Accidents & Injuries
Living in Florida means that you are pretty much always in a 3-hour or less vicinity of an amusement park. Here in Tampa we have Busch Gardens and Adventure Island as our major amusement attractions. About an hour and a half down the road is Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and several more amusement parks that Orlando is home to.
While trips to these locations are supposed to be fun and exciting, there are many stories of park patrons getting injured in amusement park accidents. Sometimes, amusement park accidents that are worse than just injuries can occur. For example this past weekend, 10-year-old Caleb Schwab of Kansas died at the Schlitterbahn water park after something went wrong on the “Verruckt” (which means “insane” in German) water slide.
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