Orlando Personal Injury Blog

Saturday Night Crash in Orlando Leaves 55-Year-Old Dead

A crash that occurred on Saturday night in Orlando is responsible for leaving one man dead. Several vehicles in the multi-car accident received damage, but other than the one individual no-one is believed to have suffered from injuries. According to the report issued by Florida Highway Patrol troopers, the accident took place in the west-bound lanes of Sand Lake Road, close to 9:00 on Saturday evening. The details of the accident are not complete, and there are certain gaps in the information given by the authorities, but there are a few facts that are considered accurate enough to have been confirmed by the authorities. Read the rest »


9-Year-Old Rushed Unconscious to Hospital After Incident in Orlando’s CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort

An aura of mystery surrounds the CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort following an incident on Saturday that resulted in a 9-year-old boy to be taken to the hospital. Very little information has been released regarding the incident, but there are a few facts that have been gathered by several local news sources and the Orange County Fire Rescue team, and we will relay the information provided within these dispatches. Read the rest »


Palm Coast House Fire Destroys Home of Ex-Marine and Family

Due to circumstances that are still under investigation, the house of an ex-Marine in Palm Coast was destroyed in a fire that began in the home’s garage because of an issue with a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. According to a statement given by Robert Detherow, ex-Marine and homeowner, the fire began shortly after he returned from a drive that he and his young daughter had taken with the Harley. Read the rest »


Several Injured, Including Two Children, in Two Car Crash in Orlando.

An investigation is currently underway to determine the circumstances surrounding a multi-vehicle crash that occurred at the intersection of East Colonial Drive and Belvedere Road on Sunday Morning. Although the information released by the Florida Highway Patrol and the Orange County Sheriff’s office has been scant, there are a few facts that have been distributed for public consumption. Read the rest »


Orlando Accident Kills Motorcyclist on Sunday

This Sunday in Orlando an accident between a motorcycle and a Ford Escape has left one individual dead and another individual potentially facing manslaughter charges. The incident, as has been reported by the Florida Highway Patrol, occurred in the afternoon along Econlockhatchee Trail. The statement given by members of the Florida Highway Patrol construct for us a partial picture, although as the investigation continues more facts will be supplied. Read the rest »


Failure to Yield Leads to Accident, Injuries in Indian Rivers Country

A man was seriously injured in a two car crash happening Friday near the county fairgrounds in Indian Rivers Country, Florida. The crash involved a white SUV and a blue pickup truck. The pickup truck was traveling east on 77th Street and failed to yield at a blinking red light. As the truck travelled through the intersection it crashed into an SUV driven by a female. The SUV had three children inside. Read the rest »


Father Injured, Son Killed in Daytona Beach Crosswalk

In the latest of a string of deadly accidents taking place in and around Daytona Beach, a 27-year-old man was injured and his 9-year-old son killed as they attempted to cross the Nova Road on Monday night. This incident, which does not appear to be connected to the accidents and fatalities caused by participants in the annual Bike Week extravaganza taking place in Daytona beach, nonetheless lands on a list of similar automobile-caused injuries and fatalities experienced by visitors to and citizens of Daytona Beach over the past week.

According to the official statement given by the Daytona Police Department, the accident which took the life of a 9-year-old boy happened around 8:00 PM on Monday evening. Miguel A. Leonor was attempting to cross Nova Road with his son Anthony D. Altamirano when a car driving down Nova Road towards Brentwood Drive crossed the area where Miguel and Anthony were attempting to walk. The car struck both pedestrians.

The driver of the vehicle, an unnamed individual, immediately called for the police and other emergency response teams. When they arrived, they boy and his father were both rushed to the nearby Halifax Hospital. Both were listed as being on trauma alert, meaning that their external injuries were bad enough to cause serious concern among the first-responders and hospital staff.

Miguel A. Leonor was able to be returned to somewhat stable condition, although he did suffer damage along his entire body and it is not clear whether or not he was released from the hospital or is still under observation. The boy, on the other hand, received the brunt of the damage. The extent of the injuries to his head and body were severe enough that there was nothing the experienced medical staff could do to save him. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

At this time, neither the Daytona Beach Police Department nor the family of Anthony Altamirano have filed charges against the driver of the vehicle. In their statement, the Daytona Police stated that it did not seem as though the driver was to blame for the incident.


Severe Head Trauma Cased by Daytona Beach Pedestrian Accident

Early on Sunday Morning, police officers and other emergency responders in Daytona Beach were called to Mason Avenue to investigate and assist an injured individual in the aftermath of a car and pedestrian crash. According to the report filed by the Daytona beach Police Department, the incident involved a man named Samuel Sledd, a 46-year-old Daytona Beach resident, who was attempting to cross Mason Avenue on foot. As Sledd was in the road, a car came along heading northbound on Mason Avenue. The driver of the car, an individual who has yet to be named, was unable to avoid the foot-bound Sledd and collided with the pedestrian.

This event, which occurred shortly after midnight on Sunday, was reported immediately by the driver of the automobile who called the 911 as soon as he could. The emergency response crews arrived quickly and rushed the badly injured Samuel Sledd to the Halifax Hospital. His condition at the time of admission was listed as critical. The report filed by the Florida Highway Patrol states that Sledd suffered from serious injures to his head.

Injuries such as this are frightening to fathom and process, and it often becomes the case that even when the victim survives the initial incident, the head injuries present themselves as an unsurpassably violent trauma. Those who suffer from traumatic brain injuries due to automobile incidents often find themselves in a highly challenging situation, needing to juggle the sudden medical bills as well as handle the loss of wages that often accompanies such injuries.

The Daytona Beach Police Department say that, as of right now, no charges have been filed against the driver of the vehicle, and it is the official position that the car’s operator is, in fact, not responsible for the events that occurred on Sunday morning. No other information has been released regarding the situation, and it is not known how the badly injured Sledd is currently doing nor if his family has been notified. As more facts in the case become available for the public consumption the Florida Highway Patrol and the Daytona Beach Police Department will work together to share what new discoveries are made.


Daytona Bike Week Experiences Deadly Crashes

Each and every year, motorcyclists of all strips look forward to the annual Bike Week event held in Daytona Beach. Attracting thousands of visitors from around the country, Bike Week is a chance for bikers to gather together in camaraderie, show off their choppers and crotch-rockets, and enjoy one another’s company. This year is no different. What is unusual for this year is the number of bike accidents that have occurred since the event’s kick off last Friday. Over the past few days, numerous accidents have been reported in and around Daytona Beach involving motorcycles. Several of these accidents were, sadly, fatal.

The Florida Highway Patrol as well as the Daytona Beach Police Department have been working overtime to try and raise awareness in and around motorcyclists, and the Orlando Harley Davidson location is offering a course designed to refresh seasonal riders in on how to properly and safely operate their vehicle. According to Rafael Vega, the official Riding Academy Manager for the Orlando Harley Davidson location, one of the main reasons behind these fatal accidents is the mixture of novice and experienced riders. He goes on to suggest that a key similarity between these accidents lies in an unhealthy competitive atmosphere that starts to develop among the riders. This leads to bikers forgetting to stay the appropriate distance behind and between one another, and the increased congestion on the roads makes any minor mistake potentially disastrous.

Another contributing factor to the brutality of the accidents seen during this year’s Bike Week is the lack of helmets. Rafael Vega says that helmets are one of the main reasons behind an individual surviving a motorcycle crash. If you wear a helmet, your odds of coming out of a collision alive begin to skyrocket; without the helmet, these odds plummet. It is as simple as that.

Riding a motorcycle is tremendous fun, and having the chance to do it among numerous others who hold a similar passion for the activity as you is an uncomparable pleasure. This pleasure, however, can easily become a nightmare if proper safety measures are not followed.

Posted in: Motorcycle Accident


DUI in Daytona Beach Badly Injures 42-Year-Old Man

Yet another Daytona Beach accident has left one dead. This incident took place on the afternoon of this past Monday, when a 30-year-old woman crashed into a telephone pole on Indian Lake Road. The Daytona Beach Police Department arrived quickly on the scene with the emergency response teams and their accounts have merged with those of several eyewitnesses to describe the situation as it occurred. Read the rest »


Florida Personal Injury Office Locations

Main Office

Orlando Personal Injury Office:
3117 Edgewater Dr
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-425-2000
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Seminole County

Lake Mary Office:
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Lake Mary, FL 32746
Phone: 407-487-4408

Osceola County

Kissimmee Office:
17 S. Orlando Ave.
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Phone: 407-966-4408

Volusia County

Daytona Beach Office:
1301 Beville Rd., Suite 8
Daytona Beach, FL 32119
Phone: 386-243-4994

DeBary Office:
465 Summerhaven Drive, Suite C
DeBary, FL 32713
Phone: 386-320-3911

Deland Office:
Downtown Executive Center
120 South Woodland Blvd.
Deland, FL 32720
Phone: 386-206-1264

Citrus County

Inverness Office:
110 North Apopka Ave.
Inverness, FL 34453
Phone: 352-205-4341

Polk County

Lakeland Office:
1102 S. Florida Ave., Suite 104
Lakeland, FL 33803
Phone: 863-968-7551

Winter Haven Office:
325 Avenue A, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Phone: 863-968-7173

Hillsborough County

Tampa Office:
100 S. Edison St. Suite D
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-355-9772

Marion-Sumter Counties

The Villages Office:
3420 U.S. Hwy. 27/441
Fruitland Park, FL 34731
Phone: 352-419-0825

Lake County

Mt. Dora Office:
602 East 5th Ave.
Mt. Dora, FL 32757
Phone: 352-436-4696

Clermont Office:
900 W. Highway 50
Clermont, FL 34711
Phone: 352-503-4674

Brevard County

Titusville Office:
506 S. Palm Ave.
Titusville, FL 32780
Phone: 321-222-7300

Cocoa Office:
96 Willard Street
Suite 206,
Cocoa, FL 32922
Phone: 321-757-1373