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2014 Daytona Beach Biketoberfest Recap

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on October 21, 2014

The 2014 Biketoberfest was held in Daytona Beach, Florida from October 16-19. Thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts cruised the roads of eastern Florida, and enjoyed music, food and lots of entertainment. Estimates place the total number at 500,000, but more conservative estimates drop that number all the way to 250,000. Unfortunately, there were two accidents which resulted in the deaths of two festival-goers, and there was one possibly dangerous situation at a local bar.

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Another Round of Toyota Recalls

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on October 17, 2014

On Wednesday, October 15th, Toyota Motor Company announced a recall of nearly 2 million vehicles. The company, based in Japan, said that it would recall 1.67 million vehicles world-wide. According to the company, some vehicles experience brake failure or poor brake performance. This is due to faults in the master cylinder of the braking system, and other related, unspecified defects.

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Daytona Beach Biketoberfest 2014

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on October 13, 2014

Break out the leather and rev up your engines, it’s time again for Biketoberfest at the legendary Daytona Beach in Florida. This annual festival for 2014 runs from October 16-19, and is bigger and better each and every year. If you’ve visited before then be sure to visit again and see all the new vendors and musical acts, and if you’re a newcomer, then get ready for the ride of your life!

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Results of Florida’s Texting While Driving Ban

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on October 10, 2014

It’s been over one year since the "texting while driving" ban became law in the state of Florida. The law took effect on Oct. 1, 2013, and authorities say that it has helped reduce the instances of texting while driving, as well as accidents that were caused by distracted drivers typing away on their mobile devices.

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Orlando Grandmother Allows Toddler to Drive, Causing Multiple Collisions

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on October 7, 2014

Orlando police recently arrested a grandmother for allowing her 3-year-old grandson to steer her car in the parking lot of an apartment complex, where it collided with several other cars. Police say that incident occurred at The Serrano Apartments near Cypress Woods Drive. A witness told officers that he heard a crash in the parking lot and saw a gold, four-door Chrysler crash head-on into a parked car and then back into another vehicle. The witness told police that he could clearly see the child standing in the lap of the woman and steering her car.

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Melbourne Man Killed in Kissimmee Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on October 6, 2014

Florida Highway Patrol troopers report that a 26-year-old Melbourne man was struck and killed recently near the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Osceola County. Troopers say that the victim had bent down to retrieve some keys when he was struck and killed by a black 2007 Mazda sport utility vehicle near the intersection of Old Vineland Road and North Poinciana Boulevard. The accident occurred around 2:20 a.m. when the victim and three friends were driving to a nearby hotel. Apparently, the victim was dangling his arm out the window of the car when he accidentally dropped his keys.

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Road Agencies Taking Action After Recent Florida Wrong-Way Accidents

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on October 5, 2014

A surge in horrific wrong-way accidents on central Florida roadways has inspired some road agencies to install new signage and implement other remedies to prevent similar accidents. The Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise and the Central Florida Expressway Authority are installing larger "wrong way" signs and lowering them for greater visibility near some of the sites of recent wrong-way accidents. The agencies are also adding flashing lights to the signage in order to make them even more visible to motorists who may become confused and drive onto the wrong on-ramp.

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Drunk Driver Injured Three Winter Park Construction Workers

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on October 1, 2014

Winter Park police report that a witness helped them track down and arrest a suspect who drove his car into three construction workers and drove away from the accident scene. Police investigators say that they strongly suspect that the suspect was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident and are waiting for toxicology reports before charging the suspect with felony DUI and other charges. Police report that the accident occurred around 11 p.m. on Fairbanks Avenue near Rollins College.

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Study Finds Google Glass No Safer to use While Driving Than Smartphones

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on September 29, 2014

Orlando texting accident attorneys are not surprised to learn the results of a recent report regarding drivers using Google Glass, a personal telecommunication/computing device that users attach to their eyeglasses. Researchers conducting a distracted driving study involving texting and driving using Google Glass found the hands-free eyewear is no safer to use while driving than a smartphone or any other telecommunication device. Google Glass allows users to send text messages via head commands and voice transcription technology.

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Florida Road Rage Incident Pours Over Into Ikea

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on September 26, 2014

Incidents of road rage seem to be a way of life now in the United States. Instances of angry drivers confronting each other, or trying to bully someone on the road, occur in every state of the USA. Recently, one of these instances poured off the roadway, and into an Ikea store in Orlando.

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Florida Personal Injury Office Locations

Main Office

Orlando Personal Injury Office:
3117 Edgewater Dr.
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-425-2000
Toll Free: 877-FL-INJURY
Fax: 407-843-8274

Seminole County

Lake Mary Office:
1001 Heathrow Park Lane
Suite 4001
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:
1525 South Florida Ave.
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:
3261 U.S. Hwy. 27/441 Suite B-2
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