Florida Personal Injury Attorneys
On Sunday a vehicle crashed into a toll plaza while driving on the Florida turnpike. The accident happened in the northbound lane at mile marker 236 near Saint Cloud. According to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP), the vehicle hit a protective barrier that surrounds the toll both. Upon impact, the car caught on fire. All four of the vehicle’s occupants were taken to local hospitals for treatment of serious, if not critical, injuries.
A recent article published in the Orlando Sentinel shed some light on a distressingly common problem in Central Florida in general and Orlando in particular: the types of injuries that victims often suffer in pedestrian accidents. The writer interviewed Dr. John Promes, who is the medical director of the trauma unit at Orlando Health’s ORMC. Dr. Promes said that victims injured in Orlando pedestrian accidents "are one of our top three types of injuries that we see," along with people injured in auto accidents and slip and fall accidents.
A Titusville man was taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center in critical condition recently after a motorcycle accident. Accident investigators with the Florida Highway Patrol say that the 48-year-old man was riding his motorcycle near the intersection of County Road 42 and County Road 25 shortly before 5 p.m. when he improperly passed a stopped vehicle. They say the man tried to get around a vehicle that had stopped for an as-yet unknown reason by passing the vehicle on the right shoulder when he slammed his 2001 Yamaha V-Star motorcycle into a minivan that had also stopped.
Orlando personal injury attorney James O. Cunningham was alarmed to learn recently that CooperVision, manufacturer of the Avaira line of contact lens products, has expanded an August recall after customers complained of hazy vision, eye discomfort and severe pain. CooperVision’s expanded recall now affects 6.6 million pairs of Avaira Sphere lenses in addition to the previous recall of 600,000 Avaira Toric lenses last summer. CooperVision urges customers who bought and used either type of lens anytime in the last 12 months to check the lot number of the lenses and call 855-526-6737 to see if the lenses are part of the recall.