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Two Vehicle Crash Kills Teen in Lake Placid

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on December 29, 2015

A 15-year-old Lake Placid teenager was killed last weekend when the go-cart he was driving collided with a 2005 Chevy Impala at about 12:50 am on Highlands Boulevard. The driver of the go-cart was traveling northbound and the Impala was southbound on Highlands when the Impala entered the opposing lane to pass traffic. The driver of the Impala could not see the go-cart because it did not have lighting attached and sits very low to the ground. The impact sent the go-cart into a spin into the northbound lane where it came to rest on the east shoulder. Paramedics pronounced the teen dead at the scene. No one in the Impala suffered any injuries.

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St. Augustine Beach Man Critically Injured When Teen Driver Strikes Him in His Wheelchair

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on December 2, 2015

A man riding in a motorized wheelchair was left with life-threatening injuries after he was struck by a car on A1A South in St. Augustine Beach and pinned under the vehicle on November 20th. When St. Augustine Beach Police arrived at the scene, they found a motorized wheelchair operated by Craig Lightner, 67, had been struck by a 2000 Mercury Grand Marquis operated by Zoe Walker, 19. Craig was pinned under the Mercury, and was taken to UF Health Jacksonville with life-threatening injuries. Witnesses at the scene told investigators that Craig’s wheelchair may have become disabled in the roadway just prior to the crash, the Sheriff’s Office said. However, the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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Four Corners Crash Injuries Five Children

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on September 29, 2015

A Friday afternoon accident sent five children to the hospital after the van they were riding in hit a truck. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a van driven by a 30-year-old Orlando woman was southbound on U.S. Highway 27 around 2:40 pm. The driver had turned her head while she was talking to one of her daughters in the back seat, and when she turned around she saw a truck stopped in front of her.

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New Florida PIP Law Could Make it Tougher for Injured People to Receive Compensation

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on December 28, 2012

Revisions to a current law scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2013, have James O. Cunningham and other Orlando personal injury lawyers very concerned about the impact they could have on injured people getting the fair and just compensation they deserve from negligent drivers. Under the current law, all drivers are required to purchase Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance, which helps ensure that anyone injured in an auto accident will have some coverage for medical bills whether they were at fault for causing the accident or not. Under Florida law (Title XXXVII, 627.736), PIP insurance covers up to 80 percent of medical bills up to a maximum of $10,000, 60 percent of the injured party’s lost wages, as well as a $10,000 death benefit in the case of a fatal accident.

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Orange County Man Arrested in Road Rage Incident

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on September 25, 2012

Osceola County deputies recently arrested an Orange County man in connection with a road rage incident. Deputies say that the 37-year-old suspect was southbound on Poinciana Boulevard near Trafalgar Boulevard about 8:40 p.m. when he drove behind another vehicle and began flashing his headlights. They say that the suspect then pulled alongside the other car, rolled down his window and began swearing at the other driver and asking why he was driving so slowly. The exchange led to the two drivers getting into an argument, which resulted in the suspect getting out of his car and pounding on the other driver’s door while screaming and threatening to kill him, according to the arrest report.

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