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Just Cannot Resist Looking At Facebook Pictures While Driving? Watch This Video

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Motor vehicle accidents

Just Cannot Resist Looking At Facebook Pictures While Driving?  Watch This Video

Frequent readers of our blog and other internet and social media posts may get tired of seeing stories about the devastation often caused by distracted driving.  We don’t care.  We aren’t going to stop. We think this is such an important driving safety issue, that we are just going to continue posting stories until someday when drivers finally decide to put down their phones and stop using them to text, surf the internet, and check in to social media. Here is (another) sad story about distracted driving.  This one comes from upper Midwest (North Dakota), where a 20-year-old was apparently driving on the highway, and at the same time looking at pictures on Facebook.  Apparently, this kept her from noticing that car in front of her with a granddaughter and grandmother inside was slowing to enter the highway median.  The young lady enjoying Facebook crashed into the rear of the forward vehicle, killing both grandmother and granddaughter. Valley News Live – KVLY/KXJB – Fargo/Grand Forks Hopefully, this story will touch at least one person in some way, and encourage them to put their phone away while driving.  Only a second of distraction can have deadly consequences. If you have any questions regarding a Florida car crash involving distracted driving, or where you believe the person who caused the accident was using a cell phone to text or surf the internet, call Winter Park, Florida, persona injury attorneys Kim Cullen and Robert Hemphill at...

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Were Gates In Use At Orlando Apartment Where Drive-By Murder Occurred?

Posted by on Jan 6, 2014 in Negligent Security

Were Gates In Use At Orlando Apartment Where Drive-By Murder Occurred?

Family members are left to wonder what kind of security measures were in place at the Alta Apartments in Orlando after a young man was killed, and two others were injured in a drive-by shooting on Sunday. According to the Orlando Sentinel, Earl Alonzo Allen, 22, was tragically found dead from a gunshot wound after a car carrying several young men drove by a group of people who were gathered near the rear of the complex and started shooting.  At the time of this writing it was unclear whether law enforcement authorities had information regarding the identity of the shooter(s) or even the make and model of the car. As Florida wrongful death attorneys who have seen more than our fair share of tragedies like this one, our hearts go out to the family of Mr. Allen.  Twenty-two years old is too young for a life to expire — especially like this.  Our thoughts and prayers also go out to the surviving victims of the shooting in hopes for a speedy recovery. If I was a member of Mr. Allen’s family, I think I would want to know what kind of security was in place at the Alta Apartments.  The news article mentioned that the apartment complex was gated.  However, what kind of gated control was in place if a group of young men could freely enter, do their shooting, and safely exit the complex?  Where was the security guard to take down the shooter’s tag number or identify the vehicle?  Was the surveillance video or still camera capturing images of the shooting or the shooters’ vehicle? If an apartment complex has security measures in place, but fails to put them to good use to protect its residents or guests, the complex can be held liable in damages for negligent security. If you have a question about a potential negligent security or shooting claim, call Winter Park personal injury attorneys Kim Cullen and Robert Hemphill at...

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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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