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Was Defective Tire To Blame For Interstate 4 Rollover Disaster?

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 in Dangerous Products, Motor vehicle accidents

Was Defective Tire To Blame For Interstate 4 Rollover Disaster?

Was a defective tire responsible for a blowout accident that caused the wrongful death of a Longwood man last Friday? This was the first question that popped into my mind after reading an article on the WESH.com website describing the tragic death of Miguel Javier Figueroa Marzan, age 19, from Longwood. According to the article, Mr. Marzan was riding with a friend in a 1999 Ford SUV being driven by Marcus Grubb of St. Petersburg.  As the group drove through Lakeland on Interstate 4 heading toward Orlando, the right rear tire of the vehicle blew out, causing the vehicle to roll several times. Apparently, Mr. Marzan and Kezra Johnson were both ejected.  Mr. Marzan tragically died, while Ms. Johnson and Mr. Grubb were both seriously injured As an Orlando accident attorney, I know that rollover accidents like this one are often caused by defective tires.  After all, tires are literally “where the rubber meets the road” when it comes to safe driving. (You can click here to watch a short video I shot with safety tips to avoid tire blowouts.) If a defective tire was to blame for this Lakeland rollover accident, the victims will want to make sure and retain any pieces or remnants of the tire that they can.  Also, it would be smart to retain the crashed vehicle as well.  In a tire defect case, these pieces of evidence can be critical to proving a case. If you have any questions regarding a Florida rollover crash or defective tire case, call Winter Park personal injury lawyers Kim Cullen and Robert Hemphill at...

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Leesburg DUI Driver Liable For Punitive Damage After Crash Death Of Passenger | Orlando Accident Attorney

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Motor vehicle accidents, Wrongful Death Claims

Leesburg DUI Driver Liable For Punitive Damage After Crash Death Of Passenger | Orlando Accident Attorney

The Orlando Sentinel reported the tragic death of Joseph Kauska, of Lady Lake, in a one-car, drunk driving accident near Umatilla.  Apparently, Mr. Kauska was a passenger in an SUV being driven by Chad Edmondson, who reportedly was intoxicated.  Mr. Edmondson lost control of his SUV, causing Mr. Kauska to be partially ejected, and tragically killed. In Florida, anyone injured or damaged as a result of the actions of a drunk driver are not only allowed to collect compensatory damages for the their medical bills, lost wages, and pain suffering.  Victims of drunk driving can also claim punitive damages — damages designed specifically to punish the drunk driver and provide an example to the community that drunk driving will not be tolerated. As an Orlando accident attorney who has seen his fair share of tragedy handling Florida wrongful death cases arising from drunk driving, my heart goes out to Mr. Kauska’s family.  The family would be wise to consult with an experienced Florida auto accident attorney to determine what their rights are under Florida law, and particularly the Florida Wrongful Death Act. If you have any questions regarding a Florida car accident involving a drunk driver, or questions about a claim under the Florida Wrongful Death act, call Winter Park personal injury attorneys Kim Cullen and Robert Hemphill at...

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