Monthly Archives: November 2010

Tire Change in Florida on I-95 Leaves 2 Dead and 4 Injured

The Florida Highway Patrol was called to an accident Tuesday night on I-95 near Ft. Lauderdale after the driver of a Toyota Camry lost control of the vehicle and ran off the road, hitting five (5) people changing the tire of SUV. The accident caused the death of two and injured three of the pedestrians. The occupants of the SUV had left the vehicle to change the tire, after pulling into the grass off the Interstate. As they stood outside of the car, the driver of the Camry lost control, went through the grass, hit a fence, and came to … Continue reading

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Panama City: A Tire Injures High School Senior – Florida Car Insurance for Pedestrians?

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Florida Highway Patrol Responds to I 95 Crash Caused by Inattentive Driver

A collision on Interstate 95 involving a semi-truck and two passenger cars sent 4 people to the hospital. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, one passenger was sent to the hospital in critical condition, two were in serious condition and another passenger, in a separate vehicle, sustained minor personal injuries. The driver of the semi-truck had suffered no personal injuries. The FHP reports reveal that the collision occurred when one of the passenger vehicles, driving in the center lane of I-95, swerved left to avoid slow traffic. The driver lost control of the vehicle by overcorrecting and jerking the wheel … Continue reading

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Virgil Clair Miller (Motorcyclist) Dies as a Result of Crash with Unmarked Police Vehicle Who Did Not See Motorcyclist

In the State of Florida, government employees are not immune from liability when a negligence or careless act causes personal injuries or death to another person. This general statement of the law is applicable to police officers as well. In Jacksonville, Florida. Virgil Clair Miller, a 69 year old motorcyclist, was the unfortunate and tragic victim of a motorcycle / automobile accident that took place on Normandy Boulevard. A police officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office was driving an unmarked car and was pulling out of a parking lot (Wal Mart) to turn left. According to the story posted in … Continue reading

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Florida Hit and Run Automobile Accidents – Pedestrian Accidents Can Be Deadly – I 75 Accident

Local authorities are investigating the hit-and-run death of a 28-year-old man of Fort Myers, Florida. The incident occurred on Interstate 75. The man was identified as Jason D. Fox and, according to the Florida Highway Patrol, Fox was attempting to cross I-75 to search for his missing dog when he was struck by a passing motorist. Fox and another passenger were driving along I-75 when they stopped near mile marker 193 just before 2 a.m. to switch drivers. As Fox and the other passenger were attempting to make the switch the dog jumped out of the vehicle, Fox went to … Continue reading

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Florida Train Accident – Daytona Beach Florida Resident Dead After Struck by Train

One person was killed and one child was critically injured after they were struck by a Florida East Coast freight train in Daytona Beach, Florida. Daytona Beach Police Department units and firemen arrived on the scene after a train accident involving two pedestrians was reported. The firefighters found the woman and child about 30 yards north of the railroad crossing arms. The woman was reported dead at the scene. The child was transported to Halifax Medical Center in critical conditions with fractures to the infant’s left side. The accident is still being investigated. If you would like to read more … Continue reading

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13 Year Old Girl (Teagan Marti) Released from Hospital Following Injuries from 100 Feet Drop at Wisconsin Amusement Park

Teagan Marti, of South Florida, finally returns home after she sustained severe personal injuries from riding on a Wisconsin amusement park ride. Teagan, 13, fell about 100 feet to the ground when she fell from the park’s Terminal Velocity ride on July 30, 2010. The 13-year-old girl hit the ground after the safety nets and air bags that were supposed to catch the riders were not raised. Teagan sustained injuries to her brain, spine, liver, other organs and may be paralyzed. The young girl spend a month in American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, after which she was transferred to … Continue reading

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Tragic Accident in Hudson Florida – Car Hits Child Playing in Yard

A Tampa-Bay area child has died after being hit by a jeep driving down the child’s road. Delany Rossman, 5, was part of a set of triplets. Delany was playing with her sisters and another child when the Jeep drove onto the road’s shoulder, hitting a pickup truck then hitting the girls. after the Jeep hit the little girls, Betty-Jo Tagerson, the driver of the Jeep, was thrown from the vehicle. The Jeep was still in motion after Tagerson was thrown and hit a parked vehicle before coming to a stop. Delany was pronounced dead the day after the accident … Continue reading

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Buckman Bridge Death Leads to 30-Year Prison Sentence in Jacksonville, Florida

Earlier this year, the Jacksonville area was hit with the news that a suspected impaired driver ran a wife and mother, Luma Kajy, off the Buckman Bridge. The reports indicated that the alleged impaired driver, Sasha Pringle, was swerving in traffic before Kajy’s vehicle went over the bridge. The investigation led to a toxicology finding that Pringle had marijuana, painkillers and anti-anxiety medication, which helped lead to Pringle’s conviction of DUI manslaughter, vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of an accident. As a result of her actions, Pringle was sentenced to a 30-year prison sentence. The family of the victim, … Continue reading

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What is Mediation? Florida Mediation Requirement

Mediation is a tool used in Florida to assist parties in settling a claim for damages resulting from slip and falls, auto accidents or medical malpractice issues. A claim for damages has different stages: filing a claim, sending a demand for damages, filing a lawsuit, mediation, post mediation, and trial. If a claim for injuries and resulting damages is not settled in the first stages, then the injured party may file a lawsuit. Once a lawsuit is filed, the court requires that the parties attend mediation. Mediation is often the best opportunity to settle your case before a jury is … Continue reading

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