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Category Archives: Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

What is PIP and How Does it Work in Florida?

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Personal Injury Protection (PIP) is an auto insurance coverage that is mandatory in Florida. PIP covers lost wages, medical bills, and other expenses that may arise if you’ve been injured in an accident regardless of who was at fault. While other states also have PIP, Florida has specific rules when it comes to this… Read More »

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What To Look For in a Personal Injury Attorney

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When you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you can suddenly find yourself requiring serious medical care, having property damage, and missing work for an extended period of time. The stress of this emotionally jarring experience can be compounded by the need to find competent counsel to advocate for you. By focusing… Read More »

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Crossing guard struck by truck while helping child cross street, FHP says.

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A truck driver recently hit an Orange County crossing guard who was assisting a child cross the street, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Florida Troopers reported that 78-year-old crossing guard Margarita Martinez was in a crosswalk with a child on Chickasaw Trail shortly after 8 am when a Chevrolet pickup driver made a… Read More »

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What Kind of Attorney is Right for me?

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Choosing an attorney to represent you in your personal injury case is a critical decision. Your chosen advocate will be someone you trust to look out for your best interest and help you to secure the compensation you need today and in the future. In many ways, you are putting your life in their… Read More »

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What to do After a Pedestrian Injury Takes Place

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Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents in Florida frequently involve pedestrians. In fact, according to a 2017 report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) Florida ranked second in the nation for pedestrian deaths. Additionally, Florida has consistently been found to be one of the most unsafe places for pedestrians. Some of the reasons for these… Read More »

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A Child and Two Adults Hurt After Van Crashes into Lynx bus stop in Orlando

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A child and two adults were hurt Friday morning when a car went off the road and crashed directly into a Lynx bus stop in Orlando. It took place around 7:40 a.m. on Silver Star Road, near North Powers Drive in Pine Hills. Florida Highway Patrol said the car was going eastbound on Silver… Read More »

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Hand-Held Phone Ban While Driving in Work and School Zones

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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… Read More »

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Florida Troopers Arrest Wrong Way Driver for DUI Manslaughter

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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… Read More »

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Community Comes Together to Assist Hurricane Torn People of the Bahamas

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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… Read More »

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

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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… Read More »

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