How a Slip and Fall Becomes a Premises Liability Case

April 16, 2020 Posted in Personal Injury

Oftentimes, a slip and fall involving a mature person can be attributed to clumsiness or a lack of balance or stability. However, in a community as large as The Villages in central Florida, a slip and...

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COVID-19 Suspected or Confirmed in 19 Care Facilities in Florida | Florida Nursing Home Lawyer Whittel & Melton

March 20, 2020 Posted in Coronavirus

Coronavirus is suspected or confirmed in 19 long-term care facilities in Florida as of Wednesday, potentially exposing hundreds of the state’s most vulnerable people to the virus, according to state...

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Gainesville Testing Self-Driving Shuttles On Its Public Roads

February 7, 2020 Posted in Car Accident Claim

The city of Gainesville is currently testing out an electric shuttle with no one at the wheel that roams the downtown area in the early morning hours.  That self-driving vehicle and two others, now...

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Groveland Man Charged with Human Trafficking and Soliciting Teen Girls for Sex

May 11, 2017 Posted in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes, The Villages News

A Groveland man has been accused of having sex with several teenage girls and offering money to others to have sex. He has been arrested for human trafficking. The man was taken into custody after...

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Fruitland Park Man Charged with Sexual Battery on a Child

May 4, 2017 Posted in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes, The Villages News

A 55-year-old man was arrested Monday on three counts of sexual battery on a child. The Fruitland Park man remained in the Lake County Jail on Wednesday in lieu of $300,000 bail on the...

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The Villages Auto Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton Urge You to Eliminate Driving Distractions

April 27, 2017 Posted in Car Accident Claim, Personal Injury, The Villages News, Villages Auto Accident Attorney, Wrongful Death

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and our Villages Auto Accident Lawyers at Whittel & Melton want to bring attention to this nationwide epidemic. Saldy, thousands of people die every...

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Motorcyclist Killed in Umatilla Crash

April 21, 2017 Posted in Motorcycle Injury, Personal Injury, The Villages News, Wrongful Death

A Bonita Springs motorcyclist was killed Sunday night when his bike left the road and struck a drainage ditch in Umatilla, according to reports. The Florida Highway Patrol believes the crash...

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Ex-Apopka Official gets Probation in Hit-and-run Crash

April 14, 2017 Posted in Personal Injury, The Villages News, Wrongful Death

A former Apopka official will not serve time in prison over a hit-and-run crash after officials couldn’t prove he was the driver. The 62-year-old did enter a plea of no contest during a sentencing...

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Former Marion County Firefighter Facing Trial for DUI Manslaughter

April 6, 2017 Posted in Criminal Defense, DUI, The Villages News

The DUI manslaughter trial is slated to start for a former firefighter who contends a faulty test was used to charge him. The manslaughter charge for the man is the result of a crash on Interstate 75...

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Tavares High School Athletic Trainer Accused of Drinking with Students

March 31, 2017 Posted in Criminal Defense, The Villages News

An athletic trainer for Tavares High School was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly partied with students in the Ocala National Forest. The man is accused of purchasing alcohol for the party that...

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