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Congress Voting On “Protecting Access To Care” Act of 2017

Congress Voting On “Protecting Access To Care” Act of 2017

Medical Malpractice

Congress will soon be voting on the “Protecting Access To Care” Act  of 2017 (House Bill 1215) in Washington, D.C. The bill is squarely aimed at reforming medical malpractice laws across the country. Iowa Representative, Steve King, sponsored the bill “to...

Bartow Dump Truck Accident US98 and Van Fleet Drive

Bartow Dump Truck Accident US98 and Van Fleet Drive

Truck Accidents

A dump truck carrying sand turned over while turning right from SR60 (Van Fleet Drive) onto US98 in Bartow, Florida on April 26, 2017.  The truck was attempting to head northbound on US98.  This is the busiest intersection in Bartow and resulted in closure of several...

Arriving At A 4-Way Stop Simultaneously With Another Driver

Arriving At A 4-Way Stop Simultaneously With Another Driver

Car Accidents

I have encountered a number of car accident cases as a personal injury attorney in Lakeland, Florida where there was an accident at a 4-way stop because the drivers didn’t know who was supposed to go first.  This article covers what to do when you arrive at a 4-way stop at...

Out Of Control Car Kills Pedestrian On Sidewalk At Beacon Road

Out Of Control Car Kills Pedestrian On Sidewalk At Beacon Road

Wrongful Death

Steven Higgins died on April 17, 2017 after being struck as a pedestrian on the sidewalk of Beacon Road in Lakeland, Florida.  The accident happened at approximately 4:44 p.m. when a 2001 Nissan Sentra driven by Steven Statterfield lost control of his vehicle and struck a street...

Lakeland Man Attempting To Flag Down Drivers Gets Hit

Lakeland Man Attempting To Flag Down Drivers Gets Hit

Car Accidents

Jonathan Riley, 31-years-old, pulled over into the bicycle lane of US 98 South in Lakeland, Florida on April 17, 2017 and attempted to flag down other drivers when he was hit by another car.  The accident happened at approximately 2:45 a.m. when Melissa Corbin claims that she...

City Bus Accident In Lakeland With SUV

City Bus Accident In Lakeland With SUV

Car Accidents

Debra Pfaff was driving a 2002 Ford Excursion on South Florida Avenue when she struck the rear end of a Citrus Connection city bus on April 11, 2017.  The accident happened in front of the IHOP restaurant by south Lakeland.  Pfaff was not wearing a seatbelt and was taken to...

Infant Hats Recalled From Tractor Supply

Infant Hats Recalled From Tractor Supply

Product Liability

The CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) issued an alert for a recall on infant hats sold at Tractor Supply between January 2017 and March 2017.  The recall is identified as number 17-122 with the CPSC.  The hats are being recalled because the button at the top of the...

Elderly Woman Killed In US92 Car Accident In Auburndale

Elderly Woman Killed In US92 Car Accident In Auburndale

Car Accidents

Elnora Parris Smith died in a car accident in Auburndale, Florida on April 3, 2017.  Smith was 83 years old.  The accident was reported have happened when she attempted to make a left hand turn from Alabama Lane onto US92.  Smith was driving a 2004 Buick and was hit by...

Two Injuries Reported From Winter Haven Car Accident

Two Injuries Reported From Winter Haven Car Accident

Car Accidents

William Britton died as a result of a car accident in Winter Haven, Florida on March 28, 2017.  Britton was speeding on Cypress Gardens Boulevard in a 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe when he crashed into a 2016 Nissan Rogue driven by Irene Foldvary near the intersection with Helena...

23-Year-Old Passenger Dies In North Lakeland Accident

23-Year-Old Passenger Dies In North Lakeland Accident

Wrongful Death

Rachel Nicole Tew, 23-years-old, died on March 27, 2017 after an accident on Deeson Road in Lakeland, Florida.  Tew was a passenger in a 1999 Ford F-250 pickup truck driven by Haley Carnley.  The accident happened at approximately 9:15 pm. as Carnley attempted to stop for...

Proposed Cuts to Florida Medicaid May Impact Hospital Care

Proposed Cuts to Florida Medicaid May Impact Hospital Care

Medical Malpractice

Due to constant political pressure, the Florida Legislature is considering proposals for cutting Medicaid benefits to recipients.  Legislators in both the House and the Senate are proposing to save the state’s money by reducing the amounts that hospitals can get paid from...

Crossover Accident On US27 In Frostproof, Florida

Crossover Accident On US27 In Frostproof, Florida

Car Accidents

Jacquell Bradwell and Kathryn McKenrick died as a result of a car accident on US 27 in Frostproof, Florida on March 21, 2017.  The accident happened at approximately 8:45 p.m. when Bradwell’s 2000 Ford Expedition crossed over the center median on US 27 at Collany Lane and...

Hyundai Sonota Seatbelt Recall

Hyundai Sonota Seatbelt Recall

Product Liability

Hyundai Company Logo Hyundai Motor America issued a recall on March 8, 2017 of 2011-2014 Hyundai Sonota gasoline and hybrid sedans due to a front seat belt assembly that may be defective.  Hyundai indicates that the anchor pretensioner may not fully latch when the linkage is...

Semi-Truck Accident At US98 And Polk State College In Lakeland

Semi-Truck Accident At US98 And Polk State College In Lakeland

Truck Accidents

A semi-truck accident was reported at the intersection of US98 and Autumnwood Grove Boulevard in Lakeland, Florida on March 17, 2017.  The intersection involved is the entrance to Polk State College.  The accident happened at approximately 8:00 a.m.  No further details...

Florida’s Autonomous Vehicle Statute

Florida’s Autonomous Vehicle Statute

Car Accidents

Florida became the first state to completely legalize “autonomous” or “self-driving” cars in 2016 for use on public roadways with a unanimous vote.  Since then, there have been at least two deaths on public highways involving vehicles driven in full...

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