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Auto Accidents Force Florida to Lower Speed Limit on Interstate 4

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on July 17, 2013

Drivers passing through Central Florida on Interstate 4 may need to add some travel time as they head north or south through Volusia County. State highway officials recently announced that they are lowering the speed limit on a 14-mile stretch of I-4 due to construction work and the inordinately high number of accidents recently. Officials are lowering the limit from 70 mph to 60 mph for the affected portion of I-4 after dozens of accidents were reported over the last couple of months. A spokesperson said a traffic study concluded before the construction began found that lowering the speed limit would not be necessary while the road was resurfaced.

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Law Could Limit Damages in Florida A&M Hazing Lawsuit

By Orlando Personal Injury Attorney on May 21, 2012

Floridians are very familiar with the sad story of Robert Champion, the Florida A&M drum major who died from injuries he received in a well-publicized hazing incident in Orlando. What they may not know, however, is a Florida legal concept called “sovereign immunity,” which could limit the amount of money his parents could receive in a lawsuit. Champion was fatally injured on a charter bus in Orlando while he was being hazed by fellow members in the school’s marching band, and his parents are seeking damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. For a full explanation of sovereign immunity, parents and close family members of wrongful death victims should speak to an experienced Orlando personal injury attorney. A simple explanation of sovereign immunity is that it limits the ability for people to collect wrongful death damages from several public agencies.

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