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Airboat Capsizes along Orange County Line

Last Friday afternoon, an incident in Brevard County landed several people in hospitals, one who was admitted as a trauma alert. According to the official statement from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, several different agencies became involved after an airboat traveling along the St. Johns River crashed and rolled over close to State Road 50, just at the county line of Brevard and Orange Counties. The accident was reported around 1:00 in the afternoon, after which a helicopter from the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, members from the Brevard County Fire Rescue service, and the U.S. Coast Guard all began to search the area of the St. Johns river for the capsized boat. Read the rest »

Identities Discovered in Fatal Malabar House Fire

The town of Malabar received a shock earlier in June when a fire consumed two-story house located at 855 Atz Road. The fire, which leveled the building, also took the lives of three individuals. Their bodies were discovered by members of the fire department after the flames were subdued and the destroyed building deemed enterable. Due to the violent nature of the house fire, the bodies were at first unidentifiable. However, after consulting dental records, the authorities are now certain that the three individuals who perished in the June 11th fire were the 39-year-old Chrissy Hughes, her sister, the 39-year-old Linda Woods, and Hughes’ son, the 9-year-old Sebastian Meachum. Read the rest »

Lynx Bus Causes Rear-End Collision in Orlando

This past Sunday afternoon, a Lynx bus driving through the intersection of Orange Blossom Trail and Landstreet Road was involved in an accident that sent minimally five people to the hospital. The Orange County Fire Rescue officials have released a statement outlining the events as they are currently known, however additional details are still emerging, and it may take some time before the true facts are understood. According to the initial report, however, the crash happened close to 3:45 in the afternoon, shortly after the Orlando rush-hour begins. Read the rest »

Plane Crashes into Bartow Church Parking Lot

In Bartow this past Sunday, the 300-plus congregation of Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church were in the middle of their normal worship ceremony when a loud crashing noise coming from their parking lot. While the service continued, one of the church members left the sanctuary in order to determine what exactly caused the disturbance. Their search ended quickly and strongly when they saw a small plane crashed into the church’s parking lot. Read the rest »

Operation BFF Seeks to Reduce Pedestrian Fatalities in Orange County

This Wednesday, police in Orange County initiated higher vigilance and presence around six intersections in Orange County in an ongoing attempt to decrease pedestrian fatalities throughout the area. A part of the ongoing Operation Best Foot Forward, the increased police monitoring is aimed at reducing the number of pedestrian fatalities in Orange county after a particularly bad year of accidents. The initial day of heightened observation focused around crosswalks and intersections known throughout Orange County for their difficulty in crossing on foot. Read the rest »

Three Injured, Including State Trooper, in Orlando Crash

In an unusual and unfortunate turn of events, an accident took place on Monday that sent three individuals to the hospital, including a Florida State Trooper. The initial report suggests that the trooper, who has yet to be named, was traveling in Orange County on State Road 528 when they noticed a car then attempting to make an illegal U-turn. The trooper was driving an official Florida State Trooper SUV which was also a K-9 unit. Read the rest »

Florida Mother Turns Personal Tragedy into Swimming Pool Accident Awareness

As the temperatures rise in Florida, so does the amount of people venturing out to beat that steamy Southern heat. From city swimming pools and big name waterparks, to the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, our great state certainly has no shortage of amazing aquatic adventures to be had, especially during the summer months. Read the rest »

Statistics Show that Workplace Fatality Rate Increases in Florida

A surprising report that was released in March of this year shows that, while on-the-job fatalities are declining across most of the united states, workplaces in Florida are becoming less and less safe. In a thoroughly researched piece, the Orlando Sentinel discussed the contemporary issue as well as some of the many cases that have led to Florida’s fatality rate increasing from 2.7 to 3.1 deaths for every 1,000 confirmed workers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said that the recent year-long reporting period showed that while Florida’s fatality rate increased the national worker fatality rate declined, going from 3.43 deaths for every 1,000 workers to 3.38. Read the rest »

Uptick in Orlando Commuters Leads to Rise in Interstate 4 Auto Accidents

Orlando, Florida is home to one of the greatest vacation destinations in the United States, and perhaps the entire world. (Think “Happiest Place on Earth”). But over the past few years, the amount of people who aren’t just seeing the sights, but taking up residency in the great Sunshine State has increased dramatically and people are noticing. Read the rest »

Orlando Man Struck and Killed on Forest City Road

On Saturday, a car of an unknown make or model was driving southward on Forest City Road close to 8:30 in the evening when it struck a man who was crossing the street. The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating this accident which occurred close to All American Boulevard in Orange County. The initial findings suggest that the accident occurred when the pedestrian crossed directly in front of the vehicle as marks on the car clearly show the collision happening along its forward end. At this point in time, it is not clear whether or not the driver or the pedestrian is at fault for the accident. Read the rest »

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:
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