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Attorney John Willis Named Florida Super Lawyer
Attorney John Willis has been selected to the 2018 Florida Super Lawyers list by Super Lawyer Magazine. This is the second year in a row he has been selected. This honor is reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Selection is based on a four-part process involving nomination, peer evaluations, independent research and final selection.
Only five percent of attorneys in Florida receive this distinction.
Recognized by Lawdragon as one of the top 3,000 Plaintiff Lawyers in the U.S.
10 out of 10 - Superb Rating by AVVO
AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
Voted The Best Attorney in the City of Boca Raton, by 45,000 readers of the Sun-Sentinel's Boca Raton Forum and West Boca Forum
Elected as City of Parkland Commissioner in 2012
Attorney John Willis handles each case on an individual basis treating each client with the highest level of individual care and attention.
$739,000 Slip & Fall Jury Verdict
Attorney John Willis represented the tenant of a rental home who slipped and fell on water in the home that had entered from a damaged rear door. The door had been cracked since the tenant moved in and the tenant had complained about it for two years. As a result of the fall, she sustained a fractured wrist and a severe neck injury requiring surgery. The rental property’s insurance company offered our client $75,000 which would not cover her medical bills. Therefore, we proceeded to a 4-day jury trial against the landlord and property manager to seek justice for our client. A jury of six women agreed with our client and, after 90 minutes of deliberations, awarded her a $739,000 verdict to compensate her for outstanding and future medical expenses, as well as pain and suffering damages.
A recent deadly transportation accident is raising new questions on the safety of converted limousines. This accident is tragic for many reasons – the limo driver did not have the appropriate driver’s license, the vehicle was cited for numerous safety issues, and the vehicle was ordered out of service at time of use. In addition, many states do not require mandatory seatbelt usage and many states still do not regulate limo companies and therefore, vehicles are often modified by non-manufacturers. Stretch limos often lack important safety features like side impact airbags, reinforced rollover protection bars, and accessible emergency exits.
Technology changes are requiring South Florida fire fighters to get some important, specialized training to save lives. The Sun-Sentinel reports that in Florida there are 16,000 electric cars registered, along with 231,015 electric and gas hybrids, according to the State Fire Marshal. With more consumers buying and driving electric cars, there is a new safety danger of battery fires. They burn hot, they are hard to put out, and firefighters have to be careful when they cut into cars because electricity could still be flowing through parts of the vehicle. These lithium-ion batteries can ignite on low impacts and crashes but even after they have been extinguished, they have the potential for reignition, even hours later.
Did you know that out of all the injuries that can befall a tourist, slip and fall accidents are certainly the most common. Tourists can't be expected to watch the ground all the time; however, the manager or owner of the property is expected to make reasonable and ample efforts to keep slip and trip hazards free from their grounds. If they do not, any resulting fall injury could be entirely their responsibility. Common slip and trip hazards can include damaged steps, slippery floors, uncleaned spills, loose carpeting, random cords and wires and unlit areas.