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|How To Win Your Orlando Car Accident Case||
Success in your Orlando car accident case depends on what you do NOW. Winning is largely under your control in traffic accident claims. How you conduct yourself within the first days and weeks after your injury will have a dramatic impact on the value of your accident case. Below are solid steps you can take to greatly improve your chances of getting a fair settlement offer. Never lose sight that the insurance company for the person who received the traffic ticket will try to pay you as little as possible.
Second: Photograph your car and the other driver’s car at the scene. Many people do not think to photograph the other vehicle involved. Those photos can be very important in claims where damage to your vehicle may appear minimal while the damage to the other car seems significant. By photographing the scene, skid marks, broken glass and other road debris can convey the magnitude of the crash. Obviously, photographs will document the color, make and model of the cars or trucks at the scene.
Third: If you are hurt badly or confused, wait for emergency medical personnel to examine you. Otherwise, seek a medical evaluation promptly. Of course, always follow your doctor’s recommendation for treatment, medication and necessary tests. Or seek second opinions from specialists – especially if you do not find yourself getting better. Florida law now requires that you obtain medical treatment within the first 14 days after your accident in order to receive important auto insurance benefits.
Fourth: Put a TRIAL SPECIALIST on your side NOW. Hiring a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer very soon after your accident may level the playing field for you. The insurance companies have teams of lawyers on their side before your accident happened. The insurance company and their attorneys can take action on your claim the moment they receive notice of it. If you want the protection and peace of mind for any serious injury claim, you do not want to go it alone. Remember, we only charge a fee if we recover money for you. So, calling our office or completing an online Get Help Now Form is absolutely FREE.
Fifth: Never sign any insurance company forms without knowing what you are signing. Better still; always speak with a specialist before signing anything related to your injury claims. In addition, do NOT provide a recorded statement to car insurance adjusters. They may try to convince you that giving a recorded statement about the crash and your injury or damage will “make things go quicker.” Unfortunately, giving a statement without an attorney to point out significant issues and insurance company tactics may prove fatal to your case. Of course, if you agree to a low settlement figure without understanding the true value of your claim or the full extent of your damages, you may be forever prevented from obtaining a just result.
Sixth: Social media sites are not your friends. Adjusters and their lawyers can get access to Facebook, MySpace and Twitter to obtain information about you. Do not post anything about your accident - No scene or vehicle photos and no comments at all about the collision. In fact, you should scrutinize any photos or comments which may put you in a “bad” light to a potential jury. Of course, when your case is over you may enjoy these sites again.
Following these steps will help protect you from insurance company tricks. Choosing a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer will help protect you from lawyers who have no business handling your important car or truck accident case. Please let us know if you have been in an accident and you would like our help.
|Head-On Collision & Air Bags||
Head-on collisions create a high risk of death and serious injury. As Orlando car accident attorneys, we hear horrifying stories following these crash claims. Often, these auto wrecks occur late in the evening or early morning hours when drivers are tired or have been drinking. When alcohol and fatigue impair a motorist’s faculties, their vehicle may easily drift across the roadway. Recently, a teenage girl, heading on a mission’s trip to the Domican Republic never had the opportunity to do what she loved. Tragically, a drunk driver traveling on the wrong side of the highway slammed into her small passenger vehicle. Upon impact, her car burst into flames and she never made it out.
Air bags can often reduce the incidence of fatal auto crashes. Depending on the speed of the two vehicles, lives can be spared. Often there is little warning that another driver is going to cross the road and innocent motorists have little ability to maneuver out of harm’s way. So, effective, new generation air bags are a vital, motor vehicle safety feature. Indeed, even when an unsuspecting driver observes an approaching car or truck traveling erratically, there may be insufficient time to react. Of course, even when there is adequate reaction time for a driver – the question arises: which direction should you turn?
Defensive driving experts have focused on the best tactics when a driver has time to react to a vehicle heading towards them. When there is some warning, a driver must decide whether to turn to the right, heading towards the roadside; or, turn to the left, moving into the opposite side of the road. It is clear that the greatest danger is to move across the road and risk running into other vehicles. Also, the at-fault driver may realize that he or she crossed the center line and moves back at the last moment. So, the safest course is to move to the right and off the road when confronted with a direct, head-on collision.
Working with law enforcement and accident reconstructionists, experience further demonstrates that it is safer to stay on one’s side of the road and turn away from any oncoming motor vehicle. Eliminating the risk of slamming into the approaching driver who may turn back onto his/her side of the road is a significant factor. Sadly, the facts of another case support these experts. A middle-age man was heading home after a late shift at work. He was driving along a two lane road when another vehicle approached him. Instead of the victim turning towards the right, the post-crash evidence and skid marks revealed he moved across the road. That evasive action sadly ended in tragedy.
When head-on auto accidents occur, the damage is significant and often disabling. The injury is serious and can prove fatal. Often clients require emergency treatment at the scene of the crash and need transport to local hospitals. When the immediate shock passes, there is much to deal with and that’s where we can help. Having handled serious car accident cases for more than twenty years, we have been providing immediate peace of mind to accident victims and their families.
|Truck, Tractor Trailer Accident & Injury Lawyer||
Commercial motor vehicles are regulated by state and federal laws. The reason: the public needs and deserves to be protected from the serious harm that large trucks, semi-tractor trailers and vehicles carrying hazardous products can cause. As Orlando car and truck accident lawyers, we handle claims involving tragic circumstances that impact individuals and families. In order to better represent our clients, we limit the number of cases we accept. We believe that is the only way to properly handle each individual client’s case. After all, when you have an accident claim, it is the most important case you have. With tractor trailer claims attorneys should spend the necessary time to obtain vital information relating to the collision, the driver and the trucking company.
After years of specialization in civil trial work which includes car and truck claims, we continue to see dangerous vehicles harming innocent motorists. Some collisions involve horrific damage to passenger vehicles and it appears to be a miracle that anyone walked away alive. One such was big rig case involved a family who planned to spend an afternoon at the mall, but never made it.
All the while the father was struggling to stand up. His leg would barely function. Despite his physical condition, he was able to reach his way to his son, JD, who was seated behind him. All the while his wife tried to rescue their screaming daughter. After comforting her, the mother saw that her youngest son was not responding to her. Panic filled her and she tried to reach his booster seat and arose him. For several minutes he could not be awakened. Indeed, she described that time as the longest several minutes in her life. She believed her precious little boy had been killed.
After getting their children out of their minivan, mother and father recognized they needed medical care. Mother’s arm was impaired and weak. Her children were bruised and cut. All needed emergency medical attention. After being cared for and their injuries assessed, they began the process of dealing with the reality of what had happened.
|Car Accident & Dog Injury||
As Orlando Injury Lawyers, we often hear of fatal car accidents and those resulting in permanent impairment. While our cases involve drivers and passengers, it is amazing how often the family pet is also travelling in the motor vehicle. Miraculously, the family pet, most often a dog, is unharmed in the collision. However, occasionally the four-legged member of the family also suffers as a result of a reckless driver on our Central Florida roads.
What may have begun as a routine Sunday drive to the park for a young man and his pet husky, became a nightmare when a semi-tractor-trailer ran them out of the intersection causing their vehicle to land upside down in a nearby field. The accident occurred when the truck driver improperly switched lanes. It was this reckless conduct which easily could have resulted in a fatal collision. Both, the owner and his pet, suffered required emergency medical care. While the young man was transported to a nearby hospital, his pet was taken to an Emergency Animal Clinic for urgent hip surgery.
Although it was a traumatic experience for both; the husky and her owner were lucky enough to survive the accident and continue rehabilitation for their injuries. Sadly some pets are not as fortunate. While the loss of human life is recognized and protected by Florida courts, the loss of a pet does not receive the same protections. Nonetheless, coping with the loss of a pet can be extremely difficult. Owners take considerable time to love and care for their pets; so, it is not surprising that folks try to keep their pets as safe as possible. Due to the danger of collisions and unexpected, emergency braking, some travel with their pet secure in a kennel. Others use systems to secure their animal to a leash within the vehicle - limiting the amount of movement.
Inasmuch as more and more folks are traveling with a pet, a number of insurance companies offer products which cover veterinary costs that may result from a car accident. We know that distracted drivers and hazardous road design can have devastating consequences. Certainly, it is important for everyone to keep their eyes on the road and concentrate. Whether it is a baby crying, a dog or a flying insect, all of these create opportunity for driver inattention. Whatever can be done to reasonably reduce or eliminate potential dangers should be considered. The above photo shows a dedicated effort to keep one family pet safe and prevent driver distraction.
|Orlando Motorcycle Accidents Increase||
Motorcycles are fun to ride, but there are serious risks. Primarily, the greatest risk lies in the fact that the majority of motorists fail to consider their two-wheel counterparts. Drivers of cars, SUVs and trucks often forget that motorcycles are less visible on the road. Collisions occur when “blind spots” are neglected. Many people simply do not realize their obligation when sharing the road. As Orlando accident lawyers, we understand that education is necessary to reduce these hazards.
We have seen experienced individuals suffer needless harm and death. Recently, an on-duty law enforcement officer was approaching an intersection when another driver failed to see his bike and changed lanes. As the driver moved over, he struck the officer knocking him to the pavement. Although the officer had his helmet on properly, the impact was so severe that he died shortly after being transported to the hospital. Such a horrible collision left little opportunity for the emergency department doctors to save him. Tragically, the law enforcement officer had been a 22-year veteran. Yet, with all that experience, he could not protect himself. As is usually the case, the driver of the car involved in the collision suffered essentially no harm.
Another experienced biker, wearing an excellent quality helmet, was driving a new Harley Davidson, when an approaching vehicle failed to yield. The driver of a large pickup truck turned in front of him, causing a terrible impact with side of truck. As a result, another fatality. Again, the driver of the pickup truck sustained no real damage. Once again, accidents like these are very common. In fact, research shows that the majority of wrecks involve frontal impact, while less than 5 percent of collisions involve impact to the rear of the bike.
Unfortunately, many of these fatalities could have been prevented if drivers would have been more aware of their surroundings. Automobile drivers must learn to keep a look-out, yield the right of way and keep a safe distance. Meanwhile bikers need to continue to be vigilant and never assume that another motorist sees them. The lack of attention at any speed for even a moment can result in a life-altering experience.
|Drunk Driving Tragedy||
Orlando car accidents are sudden and unexpected. Most collisions could have been avoided if the offending driver had only been paying attention. Recent claims have reminded us that drinking increases the likelihood of needless harm. Sadly, another innocent family lost a child who trusted a friend to take him home. As a father of four, it is difficult to imagine the burden these parents continue to carry as they relive this nightmare.
Once again, another young person had consumed a vast amount of alcohol before getting behind the wheel. He thought he was fine and convinced himself and his friend that he could safely drive. This case emphasizes the need for education. BEFORE the drinking begins young people must learn that when they begin drinking, the alcohol itself prevents a driver from rationally understanding his or her impairment. Yet, every time an impaired driver takes to the road, he or she is gambling with people's lives, including their own.
As a result of his poor choices, this young man was sentenced to ten years in prison. While his prison sentence will eventually end, his memories and his guilt will remain a lifetime. He will likely question his choices endlessly. He will wonder why he did not let someone else take him home; or, why he did not call a taxicab. Yet, once a reckless decision is made, the consequences cannot be undone.
We try to educate others as to the dangers of such reckless behavior. We have seen far too many car accidents involving alcohol. Perhaps more astonishing are those situations, where police apprehend offenders who have illegal blood alcohol levels who did not cause a car collision. Those circumstances may be viewed as miraculous. Once a driver has obtained a blood alcohol level two to three times the legal limit, that driver is significantly impaired and his reflexes and perception are greatly diminished. Operating a motor vehicle under those conditions make a terrible collision so much more likely.
Whenever we believe that people are more aware, we receive another phone call from a victim’s family; or, we learn of another innocent person who will never see another tomorrow. When someone is harmed by a drunk driver, our justice system does provide a means to try to compensate for the losses which result. Our system is not perfect, but it does help deter wrongdoers and provide for compensation to those who have and continue to suffer.
|Orlando Bike Accident & Injury||
There are a number of common causes of bike accidents. A recent study demonstrates the following behavior most often leads to a bicyclist’s death: exiting a driveway in front of an on-coming vehicle; turning left in front of a passing vehicle; traveling on the wrong side of the road; and turning right in front of a vehicle; losing control and swerving into the path of a car or truck; and turning left while unaware of approaching traffic.
Sadly, most of these fatal bike accidents can be prevented. It is important for both the bicyclist and driver to recognize the mutual obligations each possess. Like motorists, bike riders have certain obligations when traveling on streets and roadways. Unfortunately, it seems many riders fail to consider their obligations as well as their surroundings. The result is needless dangers.
Fortunately, both voluntary use and laws requiring protective headwear have dramatically increased over the past years. While any crash involving a car, truck or suv may cause serious injury or death, the use of helmets can minimize head trauma and save lives. This is especially true in low speed and glancing collisions. By providing head protection, the incidence of brain injury can be diminished. Certainly, this is a simple measure to provide an extra degree of safety for both adults and children.
As Orlando injury lawyers, we have found that lack of road maintenance too often contributes to unnecessary harm. Potholes, broken road surfaces and uneven sewer grates can cause terrible mishaps. These road defects too often turn a fun ride into a disaster.
One legal battle against a municipality resulted in a significant award for a bike rider after finding that a pothole created a trap that the city should have addressed. Another legal claim involved a woman who was paralyzed after her wheel got caught in a sewer grate. Neither occurred on a designated bike path, which highlights the danger that bicyclists face riding on streets and roads.
Examples of Orlando road dangers include large cracks in the pavement like those around Colonial Drive and Orange Avenue. There are sewer covers which lying below the grade of the road surface as well. Yet, little appears to be done to correct these situations. Obviously, municipal, county and state budget concerns cause politicians to dismiss potential dangers when there is not a great out cry of support for a maintenance project. Sadly, we continue to find dangers on our roads, especially at night, which could easily cause an individual to be thrown.
When an individual chooses to ride for environmental reasons or health or recreation, there should be safe paths along our roads and streets. We are in need of safer paths with adequate buffer zones to eliminate or reduce dangers. Certainly, this would include protection around construction zones and other areas where vehicular traffic presents hazards.
To obtain more information, please feel free to contact us. If you or someone you know has been involved in a bike accident and has questions, we would like to help. Holding people accountable for their wrongdoing can make a difference. There is no excuse for endangering the life of a child or adult rider.
|Drunk Driver Causes Fatal Car Accident||
Orlando visitors look forward to the many theme parks and enjoying the magic of Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World Orlando. Instead of making wonderful memories, one North Carolina family have only memories filled with horror after spending a fun-filled day. According to Orlando prosecutors, a man driving after drinking collided into with the family’s rental car, killing their 2-year-old daughter and severely injuring her brother.
As Orlando car accident lawyers, we work with families impacted by car accident cases, including drunk driving, to ensure they are well-informed throughout the litigation process. It is too easy for innocent victims to feel lost in the system. Therefore, we spend all the time necessary to ensure our clients know what is happening in their cases.
In this case, these parents returned to Orlando seeking justice for their little girl’s death. They attended the criminal proceedings against the drunk driver. Amazingly, they learned that the drunk driver involved had previously been arrested on charges of disorderly intoxication and resisting an officer. As a result, this family is determined to make the judge understand the magnitude of the loss and follow this case through to the end.
While it will not bring back a loved one, many families impacted by drunk driving will want the courts to impose stiff sentences to deter others from such dangerous conduct. Indeed, we have represented families that sought to have drunk drivers also perform community service and to be required to speak to others about the tragedy of drinking and driving. Hearing from a drunk driver can be a powerful tool to prevent others from taking a drink and getting behind the wheel.
|Christian Lawyer Rules||
A Christian lawyer handling car accident and injury claims can succeed in Orlando. In fact, as a favored child of God, a Christian lawyer will prosper and so will his clients. While lawyers work in a civil justice system that seems contrary to Christian values, our accident and injury clients have received just results by our law firm’s adherence to solid, biblical teachings.
By glorifying God in all we do, we never lose sight of what it means to be a Christian lawyer. Seeking justice does not require being rude or hostile towards opposing lawyers, parties or witnesses. Indeed, as a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer handling car and truck accident cases, the best advocacy incorporates respect and kindness in all aspects of the practice of law. Yes, even the drunk driver who killed an innocent child can be remorseful and deserves a delicate, but thorough examination. No competent lawyer would rudely examine or attack any witness. The Golden Rule – to treat others as you would want to be treated – plays an important role in every civil trial. In fact, in all aspects of our lives, whether you ask, “What would Jesus do?” or you simply ask, “How would I want to be treated?” the answer is the same.
We have obtained record results for our clients. We have received thanks and hugs from those whose lives we have been blessed to touch over the years. We value all our relationships built on integrity and honesty. As for me and my house, we will continue to serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15.
|Car Accident Lawyer in Orlando Wins Back Injury Trial||
Orlando Car accident? Prior back injury? Prior neck injury? Prior workers compensation claim? How will the injury to your neck or back before the car accident effect your chances? Can you win at trial following a car accident - a rear-end collision that was NOT your fault if you had a back or neck injury Before the car accident?
As Orlando car accident lawyers, we successfully tried another car accident case and won more than $500,000 for a hard-working man who had NOT one, but 2 prior back injuries and NOT one but 2 prior back SURGERIES and claimed “the new car accident made things WORSE.” Before he asked us to represent him, he had been offered $15,000…not even enough to cover his out-of-pocket expenses in the years the car insurance company dragged its feet. So, he expected little from us, BUT, he had hope and felt thankful that we would try to help.
Working with the finest doctors in physical medicine and rehabilitation and neurosurgery, we took on the insurance company and its lawyers. We never lost sight of our client’s right to be treated fairly. Our client soon came to understand that our firm is NOT like any other. We take few cases, dedicate our team to thoroughly obtain every positive medical fact to fully develop the real damages. We do NOT just settle for whatever the insurance company wants to pay. Our client thankfully got to a law firm of real trial lawyers. Not some foolish, tv advertisers pretending to be aggressive, or willing to go to trial. WE DO GO TO TRIAL when our clients are not treated fairly by insurance companies. RECENT RESULT- $15,000 offer to our client – JURY AWARD – In Excess of One Half Million Dollars!
We believe YOU deserve that kind of lawyer. Do NOT let anyone tell you that due to your prior back injury or prior neck injury or prior back surgery, that your claim has no value. Get as far away from those people as quickly as you can.
Everyone involved in an Orlando car accident wants to hire the BEST auto accident attorney, the most ethical and one recognized by The Florida Bar as a SPECIALIST.
We have achieved one of the largest verdicts in the United States. As we have shared with other lawyers, our secret is limiting the number of cases we handle so that we are always prepared to go to trial. Insurance companies know which lawyers try cases and which do not.
If you need assistance after an Orlando car accident, do what many have already done: Order a free copy of the Florida Car Accident Book, Seeking Justice: An Insider's Guide for the Injured. If someone has been involved in an accident, it is a great place to start. Or just call me at 407-244-1212.
|Orlando Car Accident: Tips to Protect Yourself||
Would you know what to do if you were driving in Orlando and another car runs into you? When an Orlando car accident happens, you can suffer injury, trauma and become confused. It is important to take care of things at the scene of any Orlando car accident and to protect yourself and your family afterwards. As Orlando car accident lawyers, we provide the following great suggestions for anyone involved in an automobile accident:
Injury to Other Drivers and Passengers: When you gather yourself, check to make sure that everyone else involved in the accident is fine. Contact 911 for anyone who needs medical attention, including yourself. If suffering neck or back pain, try not to move until qualified medical personnel arrive. Never take chances with neck or back injury in a car accident. Sadly, car accident victims can suffer paralysis from neck and back injury.
Trust No One: Never assume the police will get all the details or complete a thorough police report of the car accident. We have found too many times that a police report failed to contain important information helpful to our clients’ car accident case. So, obtain the other drivers’ names, phone numbers, addresses, drivers' license numbers, license plate numbers, car insurance company name and car insurance policy number. If there were passengers in the cars involved in the accident, obtain their names and telephone numbers as well.
Other Witnesses: If you can speak to anyone who witnessed the Orlando car accident. Find out it they saw the car accident when it happened or did they come upon the scene of the car accident immediately afterwards. Again, obtain their names and telephone numbers. Many people will want to help if the car accident was serious and they find someone was clearly to blame.
Photos: You should photograph damage to your car and to the other car that caused the car accident. Also, take photos of the scene and any broken glass or debris from the impact. This will be very important in your car accident case. Fortunately, most cell phones provide cameras and with email capabilities, we often receive car accident photos from our clients or their family soon after the Orlando car accident.
Careful Who You Speak With: Do not talk to anyone about the car accident other than your lawyer, your insurance company, and the police. Do not talk to the car accident lawyer for the at-fault driver and do not talk to the at-fault driver’s car insurance company representative.
Never Agree to Settle Before You Know the Extent of Your Injury: Car insurance companies may make early, low settlement offers to entice you to settle. By doing so, insurance companies can save thousands of dollars or more. You need to protect yourself and be certain that your injury has been treated and the prognosis is clear. Obviously, you should have the benefit of a car accident lawyer who specializes in these medical claims review your case with you.
If you need assistance after an Orlando car accident, do what many have already done: Order a free copy of the Florida Car Accident Book, Seeking Justice: An Insider's Guide for the Injured. If someone has been involved in an accident, it is a great place to start. Or just call me at 407-244-1212.
|Alcohol-Related Car Accident Deaths||
Another drunk driving car accident death leads to conviction of a Central Florida man who was sentenced to a lengthy prison term. The alcohol-related car accident involved the deaths of two nuns and the injury of a third. As Orlando car accident lawyers, we find the sentencing to be just, and the tragedy to be one more stark reminder of the dangers of drinking and driving.
The offending driver pled guilty and received the maximum sentence which includes a mandatory 15 year probationary period after his prison release as part of his plea deal on the two DUI manslaughter counts. The two nuns died in the two-car crash nearly two years ago. The sisters were returning from a local conference.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol report, the offending driver turned into the path of the nuns’ motor vehicle at an intersection along U.S. 41. As part of the plea arrangement, the offending driver must also give one speech per year at a church or school about alcohol abuse. The intention and hopes are to educate others about the dangers of drinking and driving. Certainly, as Orlando injury lawyers, we recognize education as a key ingredient to reducing these tragedies.
|Orlando Car Accident Lawyer Works for Highest Car Accident Awards for Clients||
A car accident client came to us after first hiring a tv lawyer. After Never meeting her tv lawyer, Never getting to speak with her tv lawyer and feeling like a number, she called my office. She could not believe that I took her phone call the first time she asked to speak with me. In a few short months we gathered the medical and hospital records and bills, the police report, photographs of the accident scene and accident damage and presented her claim. The insurance company wanted to know why her “other lawyers NEVER sent anything.” Well, the insurance company representative began to communicate with us, we provided additional evidence and our client received the POLICY LIMITS. Done!
How sad for car accident folks to be neglected by their own lawyer. I recently shared another car accident case result where a law firm did NOTHING for months and the insurance company for the at-fault driver thought the claim must not have been serious. Once we were hired, the insurance representative learned we were fully engaged and that our client had a significant case.
As Orlando car accident lawyers, we see too many BAD things happen to trusting folks involved in car accidents. We see too many delays and too many paralegals and new lawyers handling cases poorly. Do NOT let this happen to you.
Working with the finest doctors in Central Florida, whether in the fields of orthopedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation and neurosurgery, we take on the insurance company and its lawyers. We never lose sight of our client’s right to be treated fairly. Our clients soon come to understand that our firm is NOT like any other. We take few cases, dedicate our team to thoroughly obtain and understand every medical fact to develop all of the damages. We do NOT just settle for whatever the insurance company wants to pay. Our clients thankfully have a law firm of real trial lawyers. Not some foolish lawyers or actors pretending to be aggressive, or willing to go to trial. WE DO GO TO TRIAL when our clients are not treated fairly by insurance companies. RECENT RESULT- $15,000 offer to our client – JURY AWARD – In Excess of One Half Million Dollars! Over $485,000 better than the insurance company pre-trial offer.
We believe YOU deserve that kind of lawyer. If you need assistance after an Orlando car accident, do what many have already done: Order a free copy of the Florida Car Accident Book, Seeking Justice: An Insider's Guide for the Injured. If someone has been involved in an accident, it is a great place to start. Or just call me at 407-244-1212.
|Car Accident Kills Student Athletes||
A car accident tragedy involving star high school athletes provides another wake-up call for parents of teenagers. In a two-car accident, a senior basketball star died at the scene and a recent graduate and promising football player was pronounced dead at the emergency department. As Orlando car accident lawyers, we find these cases so disturbing.
Both young men were 17, according to the coroner. The accident occurred about 9:40 p.m. The boys’ vehicle was stopped at a stop sign. At the same time, another vehicle was approaching the intersection. Apparent distraction caused the boys’ vehicle to pull out into the path of the approaching vehicle. The impact on the driver’s side of the boys’ car knocked it into a shallow canal near the intersection.
This is definitely a tragic loss for the families of the two students, the students and staff of the local high school and the entire community. As Orlando injury lawyers, we find that each year it seems that a school and its community are affected by a car accident tragedy. Sadly, parents, students and faculty never think it will happen to them or their community. Yet, car accidents and such tragedies will only be reduced with better communication and education. Drive distraction must be avoided at all costs.
|Orlando Car Accident Lawyer Reports Surveillance on Rise||
As Orlando car accident lawyers we are seeing an increasing amount of video surveillance in Orlando car accident cases. Why is the use of video surveillance in car accident cases on the rise? We believe the car insurance companies recognize the cheap availability of video surveillance and the fact that decent, hardworking people must get on with their lives as best they can. Therefore, most honest car accident victims continue to work and live in pain. As a result, it is easy for car insurance investigators to follow injured people and video them walking down the street, driving to work and going to the grocery store.
While a car accident victim may have suffered a serious back or neck injury, they will conscientiously try to live as normally as possible despite the pain. If a busy mother has to pick up her children from school and has no help, what must she do? Obviously, she must deal with her pain, drive to school and get her children. While doing so, would a good mother allow her young children to see her in pain or would she try her best to “smile” through it? All the while the car insurance company spies are videotaping this hard working, dedicated mother trying who is trying to keep things in order for her family after a serious car crash.
It is obviously important for Orlando car accident lawyers and clients to recognize these increasing car insurance company tactics. It is critically important so that car accident clients can be prepared to truthfully and accurately answer all questions asked by the car insurance lawyer assigned to defend the at-fault driver. Being truthful requires an accurate understanding of what is being asked and a proper description of what limitations exist. Any exaggeration or lack of memory on these key points may be twisted or used by the insurance company lawyer at trial to attack an otherwise truthful, legitimately injured car accident victim.