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Pedestrian Hit Crossing Massachusetts Ave. in Lakeland

Pedestrian Hit Crossing Massachusetts Ave. in Lakeland

Wrongful Death

Terry Joe Young died of injuries sustained in a pedestrian accident on Massachusetts Avenue in Lakeland, Florida on January 31, 2017.  The accident happened at approximately 6:07 a.m. when Young was hit by Margaret Bowman going southbound on Massachusetts Ave.  Bowman was...

South Florida Avenue Accident Causes Head Injury To Pedestrian

South Florida Avenue Accident Causes Head Injury To Pedestrian

Car Accidents

Southbbound lanes of S. Fl Ave from Edgewood to Valencia closed due to accident. Northbound lanes lanes of traffic backed up. pic.twitter.com/UwpMUQRlB8 — LakelandPD (@LakelandPD) January 27, 2017 An accident at the intersection of South Florida Avenue and East Edgewood Drive in...

Florida Supreme Court Rules on No-Fault Fee Schedules

Florida Supreme Court Rules on No-Fault Fee Schedules

Car Accidents

On January 26, 2017, the Florida Supreme Court issued a written opinion in the case of Allstate Insurance Company v. Orthopedic Specialists, SC15-2298 (Fla. 2017) regarding Medicare fee schedules under Florida no-fault insurance. Statute Amended in 2009 Prior to the amendment of...

Heavy Fog to Blame for Lake Wales Truck Accident

Heavy Fog to Blame for Lake Wales Truck Accident

Truck Accidents

Christopher Ellis sustained serious injuries as a result of an accident with several semi-trucks on State Road 60 at the intersection with Logistics Parkway in Lake Wales, Florida.  The accident happened at approximately 6:00 a.m. on the morning of January 25, 2017 with heavy...

Crossover Accident on CR557 in Lake Alfred

Crossover Accident on CR557 in Lake Alfred

Wrongful Death

A crossover car accident in Lake Alfred, Florida on January 23, 2017 at approximately 1:15 a.m. took the life of Joseph Senatus.  Senatus was 49 years old and died after another driver, Mario Alejandro Rodriguez, crossed over the center line of CR557 striking Senatus’s...

Failure To Use Bedrails Is A Malpractice Risk

Failure To Use Bedrails Is A Malpractice Risk

Medical Malpractice

As medical malpractice attorneys, we frequently get calls about cases involving someone who has fallen out of bed in the hospital.  What many people may not know is that falls from hospital beds are a leading cause of patient injuries.  It is the standard of care for a...

RV Trailer Fishtails and Rolls Over In I-4 Accident

RV Trailer Fishtails and Rolls Over In I-4 Accident

Car Accidents

A van towing an RV trailer on I-4 fishtailed resulting in an accident on January 17, 2017 near CR557 in Lake Alfred, Florida. The accident happened when the trailer veered off the shoulder of the highway causing the vehicle towing it to jackknife. The RV/mobile home rolled over and...

Lakeland Driver Causes Wrong Way DUI Accident On I-4

Lakeland Driver Causes Wrong Way DUI Accident On I-4

Wrongful Death

Travis Coats was intoxicated and driving the wrong way on I-4 in Polk County on January 14, 2017 when he caused a fatal crash.  Coats has been charged with DUI manslaughter, DUI with property damage, and DUI and driving in the wrong direction.  The accident caused the death...

Pedestrian Hit While Crossing Lakeland Hills Boulevard

Pedestrian Hit While Crossing Lakeland Hills Boulevard

Wrongful Death

John Robert Lynn was hit as a pedestrian while crossing the street at the 2100 block of Lakeland Hills Boulevard on January 12, 2017.  Mr. Lynn died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident.  He was 63 years old.  The accident happened at approximately 6:15...

Florida Supreme Court Asked To Reconsider Arbitration Agreements

Florida Supreme Court Asked To Reconsider Arbitration Agreements

Medical Malpractice

The Florida Supreme Court threw out an arbitration agreement in the case of Hernandez v. Crespo, Case Number SC15-67 (December 22, 2016) because it violated public policy.  Thereafter, the doctor and her medical group requested that the Court reconsider their decision. What...

Seven People Injured In Winter Haven Bus Accident on US17

Seven People Injured In Winter Haven Bus Accident on US17

Car Accidents

Seven people were injured in an accident between a pickup truck and a Winter Haven city bus (“Citrus Connection”) near the intersection of US17 and CR540 in Eagle Lake, Florida on January 11, 2017.  The accident happened at approximately 9:00 a.m. when the pickup...

Truck Hits Pedestrian on Sidewalk on Harden Boulevard

Truck Hits Pedestrian on Sidewalk on Harden Boulevard

Car Accidents

Glenn Gillenwater was a pedestrian on the sidewalk on the west side of Harden Boulevard in Lakeland, Florida when he was struck by a pickup truck that had swerved and lost control.  Gillenwater was 63 years old.  The accident happened at approximately 2:45 p.m. when Michael...

Red Light Cameras Show Increase In Lakeland Accidents in 2016

Red Light Cameras Show Increase In Lakeland Accidents in 2016

Car Accidents

A report released on December 31, 2016 by the Florida DHSMV shows an increase in car accidents at intersection with red light cameras across Florida.  The City of Lakeland has 6 red lights cameras installed at various intersections.  Statewide, between July 2012 and April...

Head Trauma To 4-Year-Old In US17 Accident in Bartow

Head Trauma To 4-Year-Old In US17 Accident in Bartow

Car Accidents

A car accident at the intersection of US Highway 17 and Bomber Road in Bartow, Florida resulted in a head trauma to a 4-year-old child on January 4, 2017.  The accident happened when Victoria Pedroza attempted to make a left hand turn from US17 onto Bomber Road.  She was...

DUI Accident Results In Death Of Innocent Driver

DUI Accident Results In Death Of Innocent Driver

Car Accidents

The innocent driver in a DUI accident on SR 60 at Falkenburg Road on January 4, 2017 died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident.  This accident happened when Johnathan Honza was headed westbound on SR60 and ran a red light.  The accident happened at...

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