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Video May Be Key To Proving Damages In Bus Accident

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013 in Motor vehicle accidents

Video May Be Key To Proving Damages In Bus Accident

I recently saw a news article on the ClickOrlando.com website regarding a Lynx bus accident that I thought might be useful to share with readers. According to the article, apparently a Lynx (Central Florida Transit Authority) bus was stopped at a bus stop either picking up or letting off passengers at or near the intersection of Semoran Boulevard and Aloma Avenue.  As the bus sat stopped, it was hit by an SUV.  Apparently, at least seven people were injured and were either treated at the scene or taken by ambulance to local hospitals. Indications are that the driver of the SUV has been charged with careless driving, therefore the driver (and owner – if the driver is not the owner) could be liable to pay money damages to all seven injured people. video platformvideo managementvideo solutionsvideo player As an Orlando accident attorney, I have handled several accident claims involving people injured on or around Lynx buses.  Many people may not realize that Lynx buses now come equipped with at least six different cameras that are recording everything that is going on inside, outside, and around the bus while the bus is in operation. The people injured in this particular accident with this SUV might be well-served by requesting from Lynx a copy of the bus video in order to demonstrate the mechanism of their injuries.  It is commonplace for insurance companies — like the insurance company of the SUV, here — to question the mechanism and extent of any injuries reported by claimants.  It is more difficult for an insurance company to dispute the legitimacy of an injury if they can see it on video. If you have any questions regarding a Florida motor vehicle accident, or an accident involving a bus or sport utility vehicle, call Winter Park personal injury attorneys Kim Cullen and Robert Hemphill at 407-254-4901, or visit their website at...

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Injured Sanford Officer May Recover Money, Even If Hit-And-Run Driver Never Found

Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 in Motor vehicle accidents

Injured Sanford Officer May Recover Money, Even If Hit-And-Run Driver Never Found

WESH.com recently reported that a Sanford police officer was injured when he approached two men rolling a marijuana cigarette in a car in the parking lot of the Barn nightclub near downtown Sanford. Apparently, when the men (who also had a gun in their vehicle) realized that they were about to be in serious trouble, the driver of the vehicle sped away – trapping the officer momentarily between two vehicles. The officer was reported to have suffered injuries that were not life-threatening.  Nevertheless, it is clear that the actions of this driver caused the office some kind of injuries.  We certainly hope they are not severe. Even though police are still looking for the unidentified driver that caused this crash, this doesn’t mean that the Sanford policy officer is without means to collect damages or money for his injures.  Because he was on-the-job when he became injured, the hurt officer is entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits which will cover all of his medical expenses and two-thirds of any lost wages he experiences as a result of this incident and his injuries. In addition, the injured officer can also make an Uninsured Motorist claim under his own automobile insurance policy (assuming he carried this specific kind of coverage — which he should) for any unpaid lost wages, as well as for past and future pain and suffering, inconvenience, disability, or impairment. Some insurance carriers, however, have strict rules about the timely reporting of hit-and-run accidents, so the injured deputy should not delay contacting his insurance company. If you have any questions following a Florida car accident, whether it is hit-and-run or involves an insured or uninsured motorist, call Winter Park personal injury attorneys Kim Cullen and Robert Hemphill at 407-254-4901.  You can also order a FREE copy of Kim’s book, Asleep At The Wheel:  13 Mistakes Insurance Companies Desperately Hope You Will Make After Your Florida Car Accident, by clicking...

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