Soccer Star Arrested In Orlando, Florida On Suspicion Of Driving Under The Influence.

Celebrities and athletes are not above the law; in fact, the law is in place to protect everyone and hold everyone accountable for their own actions. When someone gets behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking, they pose a risk to not only themselves but everybody they share the roadways with. If you become a victim of a drunk driver, you should rely on an experienced personal injury attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to help guide you through the complicated litigation process so you can begin to recover from your injuries. Call our Boston law firm, 24/7, at 617-7873700.

Orlando City Soccer Club forward Cyle Larin was arrested recently in Orlando, Florida and charged with driving under the influence. Investigators said a trooper spotted a white Cadillac shortly after 2:30 a.m. traveling the wrong way on the South Ivanhoe Boulevard ramp. The vehicle reportedly merged onto North Orange Avenue and continued to travel in the wrong direction and in the wrong lanes, so the trooper pulled the driver over. The driver stopped in the middle of the road and an oncoming Mercedes stopped within feet of the vehicle, preventing a head-on collision, according to the arrest report. The trooper described the man’s eyes as bloodshot and said that the vehicle smelled of alcohol.

The trooper asked the driver to pull into an adjacent parking lot, where he identified himself as Cyle Larin. A field sobriety test was performed. Larin, whose speech was slurred and who had difficulty answering questions, told the trooper that he and his female passenger were coming back from the Ono Nightclub in downtown Orlando, Florida but he said he hadn’t drunk any alcohol. Later, Larin told the trooper he had “two to three Vodka Red Bulls.” He was arrested and taken to the Orange County Jail, where he blew a .179 and .182 during breathalyzer tests, which is more than double the legal limit in Florida.

If you or a member of your family has been seriously injured or killed in an accident caused by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your physical and emotional injuries. Please contact one of our expert personal injury lawyers, including our drunk driver personal injury attorney experts, who will work tirelessly on your case. Our firm has an exceptional reputation for recovering millions of dollars in personal injury damages for our Massachusetts clients. Call us at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com; someone will be here 24/7 for you to learn more about your options in a free and confidential consultation.

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5 People Hospitalized, 17 Sick, From Food Poisoning After Eating At Australian Restaurant.

Eating is an everyday activity. Whether you eat at home or you like to eat out, most people don’t know exactly where the food on their plate comes from. Each year, one in four Americans will suffer from a food borne illness. Those at higher risk of injury are young children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people who have weak immune systems. Some of the most common food poisoning illnesses are: Salmonella, E. Coli, Campylobacter, Shigella, Botulism and Enteric Viruses. If you or someone you know has suffered a personal injury from food poisoning, you can recover money damages for your medical expenses, in addition to the pain and suffering caused by the food poisoning. Call our Boston food poisoning lawyer experts 24/7 at 617-787-3700.

Australian food control authorizes have announced that 22 people suffered from food poisoning after eating at a Canberra restaurant a few times. According to ABC, the restaurant that is responsible for these injuries is the Copa Brazilian Churrasco in Dickson, which has recently been open. A health authority, officer Dr Paul Kelly, has reported that the people who went to the hospital suffered from salmonella poisoning. The source has yet to be identified. Kelly has commented on the restaurant that they believe is the culprit: “We’ve taken various samples from the restaurant of food. The restaurant serves a lot of different types of meat as well as sauces. We’ve taken samples of each of those products as well as samples of the preparation areas for the foodstuffs.” Apparently, the restaurant has voluntarily shut down and is working with ACT Health officials.

This incident has been one of the most serious incidents of food poisoning in Canberra for a while. The Australian health authorities in Canberra claim that the number of food poisoning victims could increase as more people come forward.

If you or a family member has been effected by a food borne illness, you may be entitled to substantial personal injury damages. To learn all about your legal options in a free and confidential consultation, please contact our Massachusetts food borne illness attorneys at 617-787-3700. You can also reach our Boston, MA food poisoning lawyers and Massachusetts personal injury attorneys at info@gilhoylaw.com. Our legal professionals are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help you protect your legal rights and remedies.

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Mentally Disabled Man Awarded $300,000 Settlement After Police Dog Attack.

A dog’s owner is generally liable for injuries caused by his or her pet. So long as the injured party was not trespassing, teasing, tormenting or abusing the dog, the owner is strictly liable.

Injuries from dog bites are fairly common. However, one would assume that police dogs are better behaved than an average family dog. In fact, people are often under the presumption that police dogs are properly trained and will not attack a person for no apparent reason.

According to reports, however, James Smith, an 18-year-old mentally disabled man, was roughhousing with some friends when he was attacked by a police dog. Officer Houston Stephens was driving by when he noticed the men, so he pulled up in his police cruiser, exited the car and tackled Smith. Stephens then allegedly handcuffed and hit Smith several times before instructing his K9 partner to attack Smith. Mr. Smith was lying face down on the ground in handcuffs when the police dog was ordered to attack. Mr. Smith’s friends yelled multiple times that he was mentally disabled, but police did not pull the K-9 off of Smith for over a minute. He suffered cuts, lacerations, scrapes and deep puncture wounds to his neck and face.

Officer Stephens reportedly has been involved in a series of lethal and non-lethal shootouts during his tenure with the Stockton, California Police Department, and has been vilified by the community for his apparent use of excessive force. There have even been protests by local activist against the police department. The lawsuit alleges multiple violations of Smith’s Fourth Amendments rights, including excessive force, malicious prosecution, and illegal search and seizure. Mr. Smith’s attorney, Chris Dolan, was able to secure a settlement with the City of Stockton in the amount of $307, 500 in damages for his client’s injuries and pain and suffering.

If you or a loved one have been injured due to a dog bite or dog attack, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries. The money you receive may go towards medical bills, lost wages, and your pain and suffering. Our Massachusetts dog bite lawyer specialists are ready and willing to hear about your potential claim now. Please call us 24/7 at 617-787-3700, or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com to discuss your claim with our expert attorneys.

 

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