Latest News

Hand-held phone ban while driving in work and school zones becomes a reality

A new, strengthened Florida law went into affect Oct. 1 — allowing police officers to begin pulling drivers over for using their handheld cellular phone while driving in a designated school crossing, school zone or active work zone area. In those areas, only using hands-free options will be allowed. The message from the Florida Highway Patrol is a strong one — you can’t have the phone in your hand. At all. Officers will issue warnings until January 1, at which point the fine fo...

Read More
Keith 10/3/2019 Comments(0)

Florida Troopers Arrest Wrong Way Driver for DUI Manslaughter

On September 19, 2019 Corporal Kris Neutzling of the Florida Highway Patrol traffic homicide, arrested 32-year old Jason Ray Torrens for DUI Manslaughter. Mr. Torrens was booked into the Orange County Jail after turning himself in at FHP Headquarters. The arrest comes after an eight-month investigation into a fatal traffic crash that occurred at 1:20am on January 29, 2019 on SR 528 near SR 417. Mr. Torrens had been traveling eastbound when he made a U-turn in his Dodge Journey and began travelin...

Read More
Keith 9/19/2019 Comments(0)

Community Comes Together to Assist Hurricane Torn People of the Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian is well past the Central Florida region, and we were very fortunate indeed. So, now you glance at your potentially overstocked food pantry wondering how long will it will be before you cycle through all those extra food items and household supplies. Yes, we are still in the midst of the hurricane season, but perhaps some of these non-perishable food items could help someone, or a family in great need, and right now. The disaster-torn people still staying in the Abaco Islands and...

Read More
Keith 9/9/2019 Comments(0)

Orange County Deputy Suffers Broken Arm and Leg, Head Injury After Being Hit By Car

An Orange County sheriff's deputy was struck by a vehicle and seriously injured Thursday morning near Windermere, law enforcement officials said. The crash happened around 4:30 a.m. near South Apopka Vineland and Conroy Windermere roads, east of Windermere. The Florida Highway Patrol reported that an Orange County deputy was removing a sign from the road after responding to a reported crash when a second deputy arrived and got out of his patrol car. According to the Florida Highway Patrol the se...

Read More
Keith 9/9/2019 Comments(0)

Three Children Sustain Minor Injuries After School Bus is Struck by Pickup Truck in Orlando

Three minor injuries took place when a car struck a school bus from behind with 23 children aboard on Dean Road and Winder Trail in Orlando on Monday August 19th. 33-year-old Adriana Santiago was driving southbound on Dean Road, behind a school bus that was transporting 23 children from Arbor Ridge Elementary. The school bus was attempting to make a right turn onto Winder Road and when Santiago's dodge pickup truck struck the rear of the bus. According to Florida Highway Patrol, three of the chi...

Read More
Keith 8/19/2019 Comments(0)

5-year-old Boy Drowns at Daytona Beach Water Park, Officials Say

A 5-year-old boy died on Saturday after drowning at the Daytona Lagoon Water Park in Daytona Beach, Florida, officials said. A spokesperson for Daytona Lagoon said the boy was taken to Halifax Hospital around 12:45 p.m. after he was found unresponsive in a wave pool. CPR was performed by lifeguards, but sadly the boy died on his way to the hospital, officials said. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family right now, said Tyler Currie, general manager of Daytona Lagoon in a social media post....

Read More
Keith 8/5/2019 Comments(0)

SunRail Train Collides With Car in Orange County

A SunRail train struck a car in Orange County around 9:15pm on Friday night in the area of Oak Ridge Road and Orange Avenue. According to the driver, who is from out of state, his 2019 Ford got stuck on the tracks, but he was able to exit his 2019 Ford before the train crashed into it. Fortunately there were no reported injuries connected to the crash, and Florida Highway Patrol is still investigating the incident. However, when these types of incidents take place, there can be questions t...

Read More
Keith 8/5/2019 Comments(0)

Teen Fatally Struck by Car After Leaving Orlando McDonald's

An 18-year-old man was fatally struck by a car after leaving a McDonald's restaurant in Orlando, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers said the man left the restaurant and attempted to cross the street at Orange Blossom Trail and La Quinta Drive around 1:15 a.m. when he was hit by a Chevy Camaro going south on Orange Blossom Trail. The man, whose name has not been released, was taken to a local hospital, where he later died, troopers said. According to the FHP, the man was ...

Read More
Keith 7/31/2019 Comments(0)

Summertime in Central Florida Means More Swimming and the Need For Pool Safety Tips!

Summertime fun typically means more swimming time in pools, and that means pool safety becomes even more important! One of the most important safety tips to remember is that there’s no substitute for adult supervision when it comes to children and swimming pools. Important Pool Safety Tips: No matter the child’s age, or adult's age, adult supervision can help reduce injuries because of rough play or fatigue during swimming. Always maintain visual contact when...

Read More
Keith 7/18/2019 Comments(0)

Local Organization Hopes to Reduce Pedestrian Deaths and Injuries

It's widely known that Central Florida is one of the fastest growing communities in the nation. With such rapid growth comes an increase in traffic accidents, injuries and deaths. Many of these unfortunate incidents are actually not car vs. car, but rather, car vs. pedestrian. "Best Foot Forward," an organization working to reduce pedestrian deaths and injuries has been working diligently to educate the public about Florida's yield laws. Currently the laws say this: #1. Drivers must yield to ped...

Read More
Keith 7/8/2019 Comments(0)


Testimonials

I have engaged Draper Law Offices for three (3) different accidents.  My experience with this firm has been excellent each time, with positive results in my favor.  Charles Draper kept me informed throughout the process of each claim.  He was always available when ever I needed him to answer any questions.
 
The staff could not have been more courteous and helpful to me.  They never made me feel that I was bothering them (and I called quite a lot, believe me).  After a while they seemed like family.
 
I certainly would engage Draper Law Office (Charles Draper) if another problem would occur.
 
My recommendation to other people as to Draper Law Office would be “FIRST” on my list.
 
They are true and loyal to their clients.
 
I thank them from the bottom of my heart.