Personal Injury

Alum Profile: Kweku A. Darfoor (’11)   Kweku A. Darfoor is the managing shareholder at Darfoor Law Firm in Fort Lauderdale, where he represents plaintiffs in a wide variety of personal injury, consumer protection and wrongful death cases. Prior to founding the firm in 2014, Darfoor had a successful career advising business clients, working in a state government agency, a private law firm, an alternative financing company, a specialty finance/factoring company and a commercial real estate company. He is engaged in numerous professional and community organizations, including the Broward County Bar Association and Urban Philanthropies—a non-profit community development organization serving underserved…
Plenty of people live and work throughout Southwest Florida and Florida’s Suncoast. But while Florida is a great state to live in, it’s also nationally and globally renowned as a place to visit. Tourism is one of the biggest industries in Florida and seasonal homes for out-of-state residents who come here to enjoy the winters. As a result, Florida has a lot of people and traffic that aren’t local. This can be confusing to some, especially when it comes to legal disputes. However, there are clear-cut protocols in place so that even people who don’t live in Florida still have…
The Haggard Law Firm’s Douglas McCarron and co-counsel Jeffrey Berman of the Berman Law Firm have obtained a $1.4 Million settlement in a Negligent Security case where the victim suffered a catastrophic injury after he was shot at a gas station. Per the settlement agreement, some details of the case are confidential. On October 12th, 2017 at approximately 11:00 p.m., John Doe (The Haggard Law Firm’s client) went to a high school football game with his cousin and a friend.  Toward the end of the game, John Doe decided to leave a couple of minutes early so that they could beat the…
Bradenton Florida – Personal Injury Attorney Bernard Walsh Recognized as a 2021 EAGLE Hall of Fame Member of the Florida Justice Association for his ongoing contributions and support. Bernard Walsh of the personal injury law firm of Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh has been honored as a 2021 EAGLE Hall of Fame member of the Florida Justice Association (FJA). Chosen because of their ongoing selfless efforts to protect Florida’s civil justice system, FJA Hall of Fame EAGLE members have proven themselves as leaders within the Florida Justice Association, and within the legal community as a whole. FJA EAGLE members set…
As a motorcycle rider, you have to take extra precautions when it comes to navigating traffic, and other drivers should take extra precautions to protect you. Any motorcycle enthusiast knows this isn’t always the case. Oftentimes, motorcyclists have to crash their own bikes to avoid colliding with a vehicle. A crash that occurs when a motorcyclist hits another object, or simply crashes, because another vehicle got in their way is called a no-contact motorcycle accident. They often occur when another driver is negligent or ignorant to the fact that they endangered a motorcyclist by either pulling out in front of…
Guardians usually go above and beyond to keep children safe and healthy. For example, they buy them snacks and foods that are wholesome, research toys before purchasing them to ensure they won’t cause harm, and look at vehicle reviews ahead of buying new rides to make sure they’re harmless. What about when those things don’t pan out, though? 

For instance, a person could get a car that’s supposed to be a top-of-the-line model, only to discover that it has one or more issues. Speaking of problems, that’s why we are here today, to tell you about a problem with a…
Many people treat their car as an extension of their personality, from the steering wheel cover to the paint job. Some are content with the factory-issued vehicle, but others want a little more personalization, relying on aftermarket car parts to give their vehicle a style and performance boost. Aftermarket modifications can make your car look cool, but they come with a host of potential problems that could cause vehicle damage or bodily injury. Keep reading to learn some of the most common aftermarket vehicle defects and why those modifications might be a waste of your money. 1. Cold Air Intakes…
Florida has plenty of amusement parks full of rides. Most of the time, visitors ride them, have fun, and that’s it. Then, they head home after long days with some impressive memories. However, not all amusement park trips are joyous occasions. Sometimes, accidents occur, and no, we aren’t talking about a child dropping their ice cream cone on the ground. 

Rather, the types of incidents we are discussing are roller coaster derailments, raft ride malfunctions, and things of that nature. Speaking of raft rides, have you heard about the Raging River ride at Adventureland Park in Iowa? We get it,…
The issue of paying for your healthcare costs after an accident can be somewhat confusing. If another driver is at-fault for your accident, injuries, and property damage, they or their car insurance company have the responsibility to pay for your medical bills and other damages. However, reaching a settlement and recovering compensation from the at-fault party in your accident can potentially take months or even years. In the meantime, you will be responsible for your medical bills. In many cases, if you have private health insurance, your health insurance covers car accidents. Recovering compensation from a negligent driver is not…
Few turns in aviation are as dangerous as the “base-to-final” turn.  That’s the last turn the pilot executes to line up with the runway. When that final turn is made, the aircraft is always low and slow. If the pilot tightens the turn too much, the aircraft can stall and crash.  The factors that contribute to a base-to-final crash include: The pilot carrying too much speed, thus requiring a tighter turn so as not to overshoot the runway centerline; A tail wind requiring a tighter turn so as not to overshoot the runway centerline; The aircraft being low in the…