Multiple UM Settlements Result In Setoff Against Jury Verdict

Multiple UM Settlements Result In Setoff Against Jury Verdict

Car Accidents

In the case of Liberty Mutual v. Jeffrey H. Wolfson, Case Numbers 4D18-3652 and 4D19-118 (Fla. 4th DCA June 24, 2020), Florida’s Fourth DCA held that there is a setoff for settlements when a plaintiff is covered by more than one UM policy. What Happened In The...

Policy Providing Bodily Injury Must Also Provide UM

Policy Providing Bodily Injury Must Also Provide UM

Car Accidents

In the case of Owners Insurance Company v. Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company and James M. Horne, Jr., Case Number 2D18-2309 (Fla. June 19, 2020), Florida’s Second DCA held that a policy providing an insured with bodily injury coverage must also provide uninsured...

Accident at Berkley Road and Leo Drive in Auburndale

Accident at Berkley Road and Leo Drive in Auburndale

News Events

A pedestrian crossing Berkley Road at the intersection with Leo Drive in Auburndale, Florida was struck on May 15, 2020 at approximately 7:40 p.m. The Ledger indicates that Moses Wearing was driving a 1993 Mercury Villager going southbound when his minivan struck a pedestrian who...

Insurer Not Allowed to Intervene in Underlying Case

Insurer Not Allowed to Intervene in Underlying Case

Truck Accidents

In the case of Lexington Insurance Company v. Towanna James, as Personal Representative of the Estate of Noami James, et al, Case Number 1D19-1954 (Fla. 1st DCA May 8, 2020), Florida’s First DCA held that an insurance company with the amount of damages limited by a bankruptcy...

Haines City Car Accident April 2020

Haines City Car Accident April 2020

News Events

On April 29, 2020, a car accident at the intersection of US27 and Patterson Road was reported involving the death of Alberto Delgado Pereira and and injury to Emmanuelle Ramirez. The Ledger reported that Pereira failed to stop at a stop sign in Haines City, Florida and was struck...

SR60 Accident Near Bartow April 2020

SR60 Accident Near Bartow April 2020

News Events

News reports indicate that Ashley Scurry sustained fatal injuries in a car accident near Bartow, Florida on SR60 on April 13, 2020. The Ledger reported that a 1993 Toyota Camry that was driven by Tonya Rodriguez pulled out from Wingate and forcing Ms. Scurry to take evasive action....

Car Accident US92 in Lakeland April 2020

Car Accident US92 in Lakeland April 2020

News Events

A teenage passenger died in a car accident on E. Memorial Blvd. at Holly Road in Lakeland, Florida on April 1, 2020. The accident happened at approximately 12:24 a.m. when a 2002 Honda Accord driven by Jonathan Joel Acosta crossed the center of the roadway and struck a 2017 Jeep...

Temporary Immunity Provided For COVID-19 Medical Care

Temporary Immunity Provided For COVID-19 Medical Care

Medical Malpractice

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, passed by Congress and signed into law on March 27, 2020, provides temporary immunity regarding COVID-19 emergency treatment from volunteers. Volunteer Health Care Professionals Will Get Limited Immunity During...

Applying Owner Liability Caps In Florida

Applying Owner Liability Caps In Florida

Car Accidents

In the case of Brian Walker, as personal representative of the Estate of Sophie C. Walker v. GEICO Inemnity Company, Case Number 4D18-3706 (Fla. 4th DCA March 25, 2020), Florida’s Fourth DCA held that an at-fault driver with coverage under four policies had more than the...

No Claim For Losing Cremated Remains Under Impact Rule

No Claim For Losing Cremated Remains Under Impact Rule

Personal Injury

In the case of Deon Williams v. Boyd-Panciera Family Funeral Care, Inc., Case Numbers 4D19-473 and 4D19-838, Florida’s Fourth DCA held that the parents of a deceased child had no claim for emotional distress after a funeral home lost the cremated remains of their child because...

Haines City Head On Collision March 2020

Haines City Head On Collision March 2020

News Events

A head on collision on US Highway 17-92 near Bates Road in Haines City, Florida was reported on March 7, 2020 with two deaths in The Ledger. The newspaper reported that Keith E. Mitchell and a 9-year-old child died in the collision It was reported that Mitchell, driving a 2016...

Pedestrian Accident on SR60 in Lake Wales March 2020

Pedestrian Accident on SR60 in Lake Wales March 2020

News Events

George Hillis was struck by a pickup truck while crossing SR60 in Lake Wales on March 3, 2020 at the intersection with Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard according to The Ledger. The newspaper reported that Mr. Hillis had crossed the eastbound lanes of State Road 60 and was struck...

SR60 Semi-Truck Accident With Pedestrians February 2020

SR60 Semi-Truck Accident With Pedestrians February 2020

News Events

Rafael Gandoy and Armando Melendez were struck by a semi-truck on SR60 in Mulberry, Florida on February 24, 2020 according to news reports in The Ledger. It was reported that the semi-truck crossed over the solid white fog line and into the bicycle lane on a curve near Coronet...

Motel Cannot Blame Third Party For Negligent Security

Motel Cannot Blame Third Party For Negligent Security

Personal Injury

In the case of The Waves of Hialeah, Inc. v. Julia Machado, et al, Case Number 3D18-300 (Fla. 3d DCA February 19, 2020), Florida’s Third DCA held that a motel could not blame a third party for negligent security without a special relationship in a premises liability claim. ...

Surveyor Hit By Car In Lakeland February 2020

Surveyor Hit By Car In Lakeland February 2020

News Events

Abraham Ira Remchuk died after being hit by an F-150 on Lakeland Highlands Road while performing survey work on February 10, 2020 in Lakeland, Florida as reported in The Ledger. Remchuk was a licensed professional surveyor and mapper. Remchuk was hit by a 2006 Ford F-150 driven...

Deen Still Road Accident February 2020

Deen Still Road Accident February 2020

News Events

Two injuries and one fatality were reported in an accident on Deen Still Road on February 4, 2020 when a pickup truck crossed the center line, sideswiped a semi-truck, and then collided with another pickup truck as reported in The Ledger. The driver (Justin Bowen) and a passenger...

Combee Road DUI Crash With Police Car January 2020

Combee Road DUI Crash With Police Car January 2020

News Events

The Ledger reported that India Williams’s pickup truck crossed the center line and crashed head-on into a Polk County Sheriff’s Office police cruiser on Combee Road on January 28, 2020. Williams was going the wrong way. The news report indicates that Williams had a...

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