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Monthly Archives: September 2010

Lakeland Florida Automobile Accident – One Dead and Three with Personal Injuries

A 3-car collision in Lakeland, Florida caused the death of one woman and left three others with personal injuries. According to Lakeland Police Sergeant Terri Smith, Jearlene Meeks Daughtry, 70, of Plant City, Florida, died at the scene. Daughtry was a passenger in a gray Chevrolet Lumina that was driven by 76-year-old, Laverne Charles Schaub of Haines City, Florida. Schaub was taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center with serious personal injuries. The collision also involved 2 pickup trucks. According to Smith, the Lumina collided with a Dodge pickup truck hauling equipment. The driver of the Dodge pickup, Manrique Martinez, 40, … Continue reading

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Greenacres, Florida – 8 Year Old Boy Killed While Riding Bicycle Home from School

An 8-year-old boy, who has not yet been identified, was killed after being hit by a delivery truck while he was riding home from school. The boy was riding his bicycle with his father in Palm Beach County, Florida when the accident occurred. South Florida authorities are conducting an investigation. If you would like to read more on this story please see 8-year-old boy killed while riding bike home from school in Palm Beach County, Florida. The death of this young boy is a tragedy for his family and his community. Due to the great weather in Florida, many people … Continue reading

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Authorities Arrest Teen – ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) Accident in Hudson Florida – 4 Teens Suffer Personal Injuries

Michael Dennis Floyd, 17, has been arrested and accused of injuring four people in a hit-and-run accident with an all-terrain vehicle (ATV). According the Florida Highway Patrol, Floyd, who was driving a pickup truck, collided with the ATV. FHP also said the ATV ran through a stop sign. The kids on the ATV ranged in ages from 12- to 16-years-old; they were all thrown from the ATV and were taken to the hospital after sustaining personal injuries. Floyd, who reportedly turned himself in, told authorities he initially fled the scene because he did not have a driver’s license and had … Continue reading

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Two Bikers Injured and Hospitalized in Miami Dade (Krome Avenue) Florida

Two motorcyclists were hospitalized after they collided with a tractor trailer on Krome Avenue in Miami Dade, Florida. The two men, both in their 50s, were transported by air to Jackson Memorial Hospital. Officials say both men sustained serious personal injuries. Florida Highway Patrol is investigating the motorcycle accident. Apparently, according to the FHP, one of the motorcyclists, who was driving southbound on Krome Avenue, crashed head-on with a northbound tractor trailer. The driver of the trailer tried to stop, forcing the trailer to jack-knife and hit the other motorcyclist. If you would like to read more on this story … Continue reading

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Florida Damages Compensable to a Child for Injury to a Parent

Written By: Lenorae C. Atter Attorney at Law Accidents with resulting injuries seem to happen on a daily basis in Northeast Florida which includes Jacksonville, Orange Park, and Amelia Island. Jacksonville sees its fair share of accidents, but who really suffers the injuries? Often we look at the victim of the car accident as the one that took on the bruises or physical injuries, but what about their children and/or the spouse of the injury victim? In Florida, Statute 768.0415 recognizes liability for an injury to a person that is the biological or adoptive parent of a minor or dependent … Continue reading

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Pedestrian Accident in St. Johns County

Written By: Lenorae C. Atter Attorney at Law A pedestrian died after being struck by a car on U.S. 1 near Lewis Speedway in St. Johns County, Florida on Tuesday night. According to Channel 4 News, the victim was 22 year-old Dominic Amodeo, of Huntington Station, NY. His body was found approximately 4 miles away from where the owner of the vehicle told police she hit a deer, after the car was placed at the scene by a witness. The Florida Highway Patrol’s investigation led FHP to believe that Dominic Amodeo was walking south on the shoulder of U.S. 1 … Continue reading

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Florida Comparative Fault for Injuries

Written By: Lenorae C. Atter Attorney at Law Florida recognizes comparative fault in damages for negligence arising from incidents including but not limited to automobile accidents, slip and fall incidents, and premise liability and negligent security matters. Florida Statute 768.81 provides that a person cannot be barred or stopped from seeking damages for injuries if that person is somewhat at fault for the negligence. What does this mean? If you are involved in a car accident because you were texting while driving, but the other party ran a yellow or red light, then you could be found partly at fault … Continue reading

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Pastor Injured in Hit and Run While Working Near his Ice Cream Truck in Miami Gardens, Florida

In Miami Gardens, Florida, a man was pinned between an ice cream truck and an SUV sometime around midnight. The man was transported to a hospital for medical evaluation and treatment. Apparently, the accident was a hit-and-run and the victim is asking the person who ran to come forward. The victim was identified as Pastor Luis Gordon. He is a Reverend at Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Pastor Gordon remembers the brief encounter he had with the driver who hit him. Pastor Gordon said he begged the man to help him, specifically, “Help me. I can’t breathe … I am … Continue reading

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Dangers Present in All Florida Waterways to Children and Adults

Two people were hospitalized after two separate near-drowning incidences. A woman, who frequents the beaches in Jacksonville, Florida, apparently got caught in a rip current and had to be pulled out of the water by her friends and nearby surfers. Jacksonville Fire and Rescue was also contacted and responded to the near-drowning call at around 8:30 a.m. The woman, who was in critical condition, was taken by medics to Baptist Medical Center Beaches. Fortunately, by the time the woman arrived at the hospital her condition had improved significantly, according to Tom Francis, spokesman of Jacksonville Fire and Rescue. On the … Continue reading

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Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Mims, Florida – Melbourne Biker Dies from Accident Related Injuries

William Krabacherr, a 59-year-old Melbourne, Florida motorcyclist, died from personal injuries he sustained after he was hit by a Dodge SUV in Mims, Florida. The driver of the SUV has been identified as 26-year-old Natasha Elkins of Satellite Beach, Florida. According to Kim Montes, a spokeswoman for the Florida Highway Patrol, Elkins allegedly made an improper left turn leading her into Krabacherr’s path. The FHP reported that Krabacherr was not wearing a helmet, but Elkins was wearing her safety belt. The crash remains under investigation and charges are pending. If you would like to read more on this story see … Continue reading

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