IN THE NEWS
Legal Media Correspondent and High Profile Cases
Jason Turchin, Esq. often represents clients in newsworthy and high profile cases, and is frequently used as a media legal correspondent. He or his cases have appeared throughout the US and international media on the CBS Evening News, New York Times, CNN, CBS This Morning, NBC Miami, Sun Sentinel, Miami Herald, ABC Miami, Fox Naples, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and more!
Attorney Jason Turchin has been highly sought after by the media for legal commentary and consultation, and for newsworthy and high profile cases. Here are just a few of the cases Jason has handled throughout his career which have been in the news:
2017 - CBS - Will Airbag Victims Be Compensated If Takata Goes Bankrupt? - Jason Turchin was interviewed for this story on the legal implications of Takata's bankruptcy on the victims injured or killed by exploding airbags in Florida.
2017 - CBS - Woman Warns of Exploding Pressure Cooker Danger - One of Jason Turchin's clients was injured after a Power Pressure Cooker XL exploded and caused burns to her body. Our firm handles more pressure cooker injury claims than most other firms.
2017 - USA Today - Car rental come-ons, and how to reject them - Jason Turchin was interviewed on this report on car rental insurance offers, and what you really need to know when renting a car.
2017 - CBS - Recycled Airbags Pose Potential Danger To Unsuspecting Drivers - After the Takata airbag recall, a CBS investigative report found that many of the recalled airbags were still available at junk yards for purchase. Jason Turchin contributed to this investigation and was interviewed in this report.
2017 - CBS - Scooters: A growing danger in a top Florida hot spot - Jason provided legal commentary for this investigation into scooter accidents in Key West and South Florida. Our office has represented many locals and tourists injured in a Florida scooter accident.
2017 - Huffington Post - Medical Malpractice Patients Are Forgotten Victims Of Tort Reform - As the politicians debate healthcare, one of the provisions dealt with tort reform. Jason Turchin was consulted for his opinion on the impact of tort reform on medical malpractice and accident victims who could be denied their rights as a result of a doctor's negligence.
2017 - CBS - Some Rides For Hire Flunk Recall Test - A CBS investigative report revealed that a high percentage of ride-sharing vehicles, like Uber, had unfixed dangerous recalls. Jason Turchin contributed to this investigation and was interviewed in this report.
2017 - CBS - Faulty Airbags Have South Florida At Forefront Of Biggest Auto Recall In U.S. History - CBS Investigative Reporter David Sutta reported on the high number of incidents on airbag ruptures in South Florida. Jason Turchin contributed to this investigation and was interviewed in this report.
2016 - Westlaw Journal - Automotive Product Liability For Self-Driving Vehicles - Jason Turchin's article on self-driving vehicle liability was published by the national law journal, Westlaw. A link to the article is provided.
2016 - El Nuevo Herald - Miami Teacher Accused of Assaulting Child in Day Care - Jason Turchin and his client, along with co-counsel Mark Eiglarsh, were interviewed for this story after their client's daughter was allegedly assaulted by her teacher in day care.
2016 - ABC Local 10 - Lawsuit filed against Lincoln Marti School after alleged abuse by teacher - According to the Police, surveillance video shows teacher abusing toddlers. Jason and his co-counsel Mark Eiglarsh represent the alleged victim.
2016 - Linux Insider - Udacity Fuels Autonomous Vehicle Engineering Dreams - Self-driving vehicles are thought to be the future of our cars, but they come with a danger. Jason Turchin was interviewed on the potential legal implications of self-driving vehicles.
2016 - CNN - Stop driving these Hondas right now, says regulator - Over the past couple of years, Jason Turchin and his team have been investigating the vehicles with the highest propensity to have a defective airbag issue. He reported his findings earlier this year, and regulators are finally reviewing the same data.
2016 - CBS - Local Finds Airbag Did Him More Damage Than Good - One of Jason Turchin's clients was featured in this CBS news report on how an exploding airbag may have caused him to sustain a severe fracture requiring surgery.
2016 - American Bar Association - For an expert witness, consider reputation, location and cost - Jason Turchin was featured in this ABA article on expert witnesses and what to look for.
2016 - Telemundo - Investigation Into Florida's Untested Rape Kits - Every year, many rape kits done in Florida go untested, leaving victims waiting for justice. Our office has handled many civil claims on behalf of rape victims. Florida's criminal system has a significant backlog, adding to the trauma of the victims. This report includes one of our clients, and Jason Turchin contributed to the investigation.
2015 - NY Daily News - Unemployed Florida man tries electrocuting father for inheritance money after he was told to get a job - Jason Turchin was interviewed on Florida's life insurance law discussing the Slayer Statute. In Florida, if you kill someone for their life insurance, you may be skipped over and treated as if you died first, so you would not even get the insurance even if successful.
2015 - CBS Recalled Takata Airbag Almost Takes Woman’s Ear Off - One of Jason Turchin's clients was featured in this CBS news report after her ear was sliced by a piece of metal that flew out from her airbag.
2015 - CBS - Local Couple Files Suit Over Exploding Pressure Cooker Case - In one of the first pressure cooker injury claims brought in Florida, Jason Turchin filed a lawsuit against Tristar Products alleging a defective Power Pressure Cooker XL injured his clients.
2015 - United States Senate - Danger Behind the Wheel: The Takata Airbag Crisis and How to Fix Our Broken Auto Recall Process - Jason Turchin and his clients and evidence were featured in this United States Senate Report into the Takata airbag defect claims.
2015 - Reuters - Honda Confirms Another Airbag Rupture - Our firm was retained to represent another airbag rupture victim. Our firm has handled several of these claims.
2014 - NBC - South Florida Woman Alleged Victim of Airbag Problems That Led to Recall - Jason Turchin and his client were featured in this NBC report on one of the first airbag claims brought in the US that helped lead to the national recall of the Takata airbags.
2014 - CBS - Florida Woman Injured By Shrapnel From Takata Airbag - In one of the first airbag shrapnel cases in Florida, ,Jason Turchin and one of his clients were interviewed in this report on the Takata airbag issues.
2014 - Bloomberg News - Takata patent history shows decades spent seeking safer airbags - Jason Turchin's patent research into the Takata airbag defect was featured in this Bloomberg News investigation.
2014 - Miami New Times - Dozens Are Injured Every Year on Miami-Dade Buses, Often by Drivers With Bad Records - Jason Turchin was interviewed on this report on bus accident claims in Miami.
2013 - Sun Sentinel - Nonprofit helps caregivers care for themselves, too - Betty Cares, a nonprofit founded by Jason Turchin and his wife Kira, were featured in the Sun Sentinel. Betty Cares helps support caregivers of sick, injured and disabled children in the hospital.
2013 - Florida Center for Investigative Reporting - Banks Fail To Protect Consumers From ATM Crime, FCIR Investigation Finds - Jason Turchin contributed to this investigative report in bank ATM sexual assaults. Our firm represented other victims of ATM sexual assault.
2011 - Jason Turchin has been named as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, a designation which is given only to 2.5% of all Florida lawyers by Super Lawyers.
2011 - Southwest Florida Online - Church settled with victims who were molested by a youth director - The lawsuits filed by two victims of child sexual abuse and molestation have been settled. Jason Turchin represented the victims against the Church of God for negligence in the hiring and retention of the perpetrator.
2011 - Jason was interviewed on the standards of mall security and impact on crime when a mall has cameras or removes them following crimes caught on video surveillance.
NBC2 - Mall removes video cameras
2011 - Jason and Kira Turchin were honored by Miami Children's Hospital Foundation for their Cars, Cocktails and Cuisine event benefiting Betty Cares at MCHF.
2011 - Jon Doe v. Coastland Center Mall - This case has received significant media attention because of the alleged failure of mall security and involves a young boy allegedly molested in a mall bathroom by a Collier County Sheriff's Officer. Here are some online stories:
Naples News - 2004-2005 Sheriff's Evaluation of Perpetrator
Naples News - Naples Police ask other victims to come forward
2010 - NBC6 - Police investigate alleged sexual assault at North Shore Hospital by hospital employee against patient - Jason represents the victim of the sexual assault against the hospital for failure to properly supervise and train their employees, negligence in retaining an employee with a history of sexual misconduct, and civil claims for crime victims.
2009 - Jason represented the family of Monica Salama after she was run over and killed by Justin Stewart following an alleged dispute in a local bar. Here are some articles on the case:
NBC2 WESH - Fatal hit and run suspects in Court
Click Orlando/Local 6 TV - Woman ID'd in Hit and Run After Bar Fight
Orlando Sentinel - Composite images released in hit and run fatality
Click Orlando/Local 6 TV - Arrests made after fatal hit and run
Channel 9 WFTV - Sketches released after hit and run case kills 24 year old
Orlando Sentinel - Mom of murder suspect arrested
Channel 9 WFTV - Traffic fatality may be road rage incident
Channel 9 WFTV - Woman killed in bizarre hit and run
2009 - Jason was retained to pursue a wrongful death case on behalf of the surviving daughter of the woman killed when a police officer allegedly raced through an intersection and slammed into her car.
2009 - Jason represented the family of a young girl who was taken from outside her house, brought to an apartment complex and violently raped. The perpetrators fled and were featured on America's Most Wanted.
Channel 10 - Teen Says 6 men took turns raping her
America's Most Wanted - Fugitives Captured
America's Most Wanted - Alleged Perpetrator has been arrested
2008 - Coral Springs, FL - Jason was retained by the mother and victim to investigate possible civil claims after the child victim was kidnapped from her bedroom by an intoxicated teenager.
Channel 7 News - Bond denied for man who tried to abduct child as she slept
2008 - Orlando, FL - Jason was retained to pursue a wrongful death claim on behalf of the family of a Disney employee who was killed when a tractor trailer driver was allegedly texting and driving when he slammed into their car and approximately 10 other vehicles. Russell and Kim Hurd became empowered following the loss of their daughter Heather and have become tremendous advocates for a national ban on texting while driving. "Heather's Law" or similar laws have been passed in many states already throughout the US.
The Ledger - Massive Pile-Up Kills 2
Tampa Bay Online - Bill would restrict phone use by drivers
2006 - Channel 7, WSVN - Help Me Howard: Without Warning, when charges are dropped against criminals without the victim's knowledge - Jason was interviewed by Channel 7 as a legal consultant on the rights of victims when the State Attorney drops charges or refuses to prosecute a criminal for committing a crime.
2006 - With no witnesses, a 19 year old found dead on railroad tracks, and a bar wristband on his wrist, the family of Jeremy Lake called Jason Turchin for help.
The Ledger - Teens death by train still puzzling
2006 - Jason was retained to represent two teenage victims of sexual molestation.
Orlando Sentinel - Man Charged with Having Porn
Click Orlando/Local 6 TV - Police: Dad Arrested Trying To Hide Son's Child Porn
2006 - Channel, WSVN - Help Me Howard: Restitution - Jason was interviewed by Channel 7's Patrick Fraser for a piece on restitution in Florida and how victims can collect money for damages sustained as a result of a criminal act.
2006 - The Tampa Tribune - Names of Hillsborough Collision Victims Released - We represented the victim who was struck head-on by the drunk driver and drunk passenger.
2005 - Jason was retained to investigate a dram shop case on behalf of the family of an underage boy who was served alcohol at a bar, then got into the car with a drunk driver, also served at the bar.
Palm beach Post - Victims identified in horrific roll-over crash on I-95
2005 - Broward County, FL - Jason represented the family of a 29 year old who was shot and killed at a gas station as he waited for gas.
Sun Sentinel - Woman testifies at trial of killer
Palm Beach Post - Sunrise man guilty of killing 3 obedient victims at point-blank range
2004 - St. Petersburg Times - Autopsy shows tale of shooting was false - After the police declined to file charges, the family of Matthew Cales turned to Jason Turchin for help. Jason represented the family of the boy who was shot by an acquaintance at another person's house in Largo, FL.
2004 - Miami Herald - Pregnant mom killed in crash in Miami - Jason represented two surviving children in a wrongful death claim filed against the tractor trailer company and driver who caused the crash.
2004 - St. Petersburg Times - Nighttime fire kills mom and son - Jason represented the father of the boy who died in the fire against the trailer owner and tenant. Settlements were reached against all parties.
NBC6 - Jason was interviewed by NBC6 as a media expert on hit-and-run accidents after a University of Miami college student was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while crossing a busy intersection near the Coral Gables campus. campus.
2004 - After being killed by a stray bullet while his mom drove past a local truck stop, the family of Laverne Charles hired Jason Turchin to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting and to see how it could have been prevented.
Houma Today - Families grieve after shooting kills Samaritan
State of Louisiana vs. Gary Hebert, Jr. - Conviction against Gary Hebert affirmed on appeal