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Faulty Pool Light Suspected in Child’s Electrocution Death

Posted on April 17, 2014 by Hickey Law Firm

This past weekend a 7 year old child was electrocuted to death in his family’s pool. Investigators suspect that a faulty light socket in the pool may be to blame. But recent reporting by the Miami Herald indicates that recent electrical work may have been improperly performed, potentially leading to the incident. The 7 year old victim was playing with friends in his family’s Keystone Point pool when he was suddenly electrocuted. Apparently the jolt was so severe that it actually threw the boy from the pool. The cause of death was quickly determined to have been electrocution, but police are continuing to investigate exactly what went wrong. According to the boy’s father the family noticed that a light in the pool was not working properly about 9 months ago, and hired a local contractor to fix it. City ordinances require that the work be done under permit, and that it…
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South Korean Ferry Sinks, Hundreds Unaccounted For

Posted on April 16, 2014 by Hickey Law Firm

At least four people have been confirmed dead with 55 injured and another 280 missing after a ferry carrying nearly 500 passengers sank off the coast of southern South Korea. The ship was originally carrying a total of 462 passengers and it is believed that those unaccounted for are most likely trapped in the ship or stranded in the ocean.  If those missing are not rescued, this could end up as the biggest ferry disaster in more than twenty years. Several passengers, most of whom were high school students taking an overnight trip to a nearby tourist island, jumped ship as it was sinking and swam to a rescue boat that was close by. The ship left the South Korean city of Incheon on Tuesday night. On Wednesday morning at about 9am a distress call was sent from the ship when it began to list heavily to one side. It…
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Hickey Law Firm, P.A. Represents Brooks Robinson in Historic Case

Posted on April 15, 2014 by Hickey Law Firm

After falling six feet from an unsecured stage during a charity event at the Seminole Hard Rock Café Hotel & Casino near Hollywood, Florida in 2012, Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson is ensconced in a legal battle with the Seminole Tribe. He is suing the Tribe for nearly $10 million for injuries he suffered as a result of the fall, but the tribe responsible for the casino is it is attempting to deny Robinson the payment needed to cover his ongoing medical expenses. Under Florida law, the Tribe has limited liability, and as such their maximum payout for injuries sustained at their casinos is $200,000 per person and $300,000 per incident. The Hickey Law Firm, P.A. is representing Mr. Robinson in this important case. Our client still experiences bleeding on his brain and spinal cracks, and has lost five inches in height, all as a direct result…
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