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Attorney Steve Hoskins Is Granted Recertification as Board Certified, Deemed “Legal Expert” by The Florida Bar

On August 29th, 2014, the Florida Bar Association Board of Legal Specialization & Education announced that once again Attorney Steve Hoskins will be recertified as a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney in the 19th Judicial Circuit. Mr. Hoskins has been practicing personal injury law on the Treasure Coast since 1980 and has maintained the prestigious […]

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Attorney Ronald S. Fanaro Joins the Workers’ Compensation Department on Steve Hoskins’ Team

Experienced attorney and life-long resident of Vero Beach, Ron Fanaro, has joined the Workers’ Compensation Department of Hoskins Turco Lloyd & Lloyd. Ron will be concentrating his efforts primarily for accident victims with work-related injuries, and will also assist Steve Hoskins and his team in various personal injury & auto accident cases. Mr. Fanaro graduated […]

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Florida Number One in Country for Car Accidents Resulting in Drowning

All types of auto accidents can result in serious injuries or fatalities, but perhaps one of the most deadliest forms of crashes occur when a vehicle careens or is knocked into a body of water. A submerged car becomes like a death trap—waterlogged automatic door locks and windows often malfunction, making the vehicle difficult to […]

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The Peanut Butter Pies Are Back For This Year’s 2014 Chili Cook-off

One of my favorite childhood memories is going with my family to Simonsen’s Restaurant on Fisherman’s Wharf here in Fort Pierce. Every Sunday, the restaurant, owned and operated by Elna and Olaf Simonsen for thirty-six years, had a smorgasbord (Norwegian for buffet) which highlighted their steamed shrimp and peanut butter pie. Mrs. Simonsen started baking […]

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Possible Tainted Beef Recall in 9 States, Including Here on the Treasure Coast and Interior Lake Okeechobee Areas

The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service on Wednesday named retailers in nine states that may have received tainted beef. Florida is one of those nine states listed in the massive beef recall, including specific stores in Stuart and Sebring. To date, 11 consumers in four states have been sickened by the tainted meat. Two days earlier, […]

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GM Announces An Additional 2.4 Million Vehicles Being Recalled

Auto manufacturing giant, GM, announced today that it is recalling another 2.4 million cars & trucks, pushing the number of vehicles recalled this year to a monumental 15-million worldwide. This latest round of recalls includes 1.3 million late model crossover vehicles and 1.1 million older models. The model years involved are 2009 to 2014. The crossover […]

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Bufo Toads Are Dangerous to Pets

I knew Bufo toads existed and were dangerous to pets, but never paid attention to them until last Friday morning. Our eleven-year-old Westie tangled with one and almost died.  She and our black lab were outside by our pool. My wife saw a huge frog, which was actually a Bufo toad, in our pool, and […]

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Ford & Chrysler Announce Large-scale Recalls

[Re-Blog courtesy of CNNFN.com] Ford recalled more than 750,000 Escapes and C-Max vehicles in North America for two separate issues. One is a software problem that delays the deployment of side airbags when the vehicle rolls over. That affects about 692,500 Ford Escapes from model years 2013 and 2014, as well as about 65,000 C-Max […]

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GM & Honda Announce New Vehicle Recalls

GM announced today that it is recalling 50,000 2013 Cadillac SRX SUV’s due to an acceleration issue that could potentially cause an accident because acceleration can be delayed 3-4 seconds. The company states that the problem happens when the transmission shifts from first to second gear in braking conditions under 5 miles per hour. The […]

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Toyota Now Recalling 1.8 Million Vehicles For Air-Bag & Other Problems

DETROIT — Big U.S. recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and punishment from an increasingly aggressive government. More The list of models affected in the United States On Wednesday, Toyota announced it was recalling nearly 1.8 million vehicles in […]

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Parasailing Needs Regulations

A recent article by the editorial board of the Sun Sentinel discussed the need for regulations for the popular but often dangerous tourist attraction—parasailing.  Unfortunately, more than forty people have died or been injured by this popular sport since 1988, and most people will remember the horrific accident involving two seventeen-year-old girls who were severely […]

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Verdicts and Settlements

$1.2 Million

Auto Accident Settlement

$1.6 Million

Wrongful Death Settlement

$11.1 Million

Settlement for motorcycle accident


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