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Florida Car Accident Attorneys Note Increased Train Accident Cases

Florida car accident attorneys are taking notice of yet another Brightline train crash.  Recently, there have been a series of train accidents involving the Brightline, with a number of cars and pedestrians being struck by trains. Brightline is a high-speed passenger train running from West Palm Beach to Miami. The latest Brightline train crash happened at a railroad crossing in Hallandale. It appears from first responder's Tweets that a driver made a hasty exit from a car stuck on the tracks. The car, a 2019 Toyota Scion iM, was totally destroyed in the accident, but no one was hurt. It turns out that the car's driver,...

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Looking for the Best Personal Injury Law Firm in Orlando

As new law school graduates are setting up shop, "Best personal injury law firm in Orlando" is a title many Central Florida accident attorneys will be vying for. Because, what's the first thing you Google after been you've been in a car accident that wasn't your fault? If you live in or near the city, it's "Best car accident attorney in Orlando," If you don't happen to have your own personal counselor on retainer, you look for a lawyer after an accident. You just know you want the best. But the description "the best lawyer in" town is kind of a subjective phrase. ...

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Central Florida Car Accident Lawyers Note $220M X-Ray Lawsuit

Central Florida car accident lawyers work to get reimbursements for money that car crash injury victims spend on immediate medical expenses like X-rays and CT  scans. Generally, most car accident injury assessments include imaging for pain from neck and back injuries. Also spinal cord damage, compression fractures, and herniated discs. And, of course, they can be expensive. Orlando personal injury lawyers are used to seeing standard charges close to Medicare rates for certain procedures. According to a class action lawsuit against HCA Corporation hospitals in Florida, the average price for a brain CT scan is around $164. A lumbar spine x-ray goes...

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Orlando Car Accident Attorney on Pedestrian, Bike Accidents

 The best car accident attorneys in Orlando have a lot of experience recovering losses for injured pedestrians and bicycle riders. That's because, in addition to experiencing more than its share of car accidents, Orlando can be a risky place for walkers and cyclists. According to estimates by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, getting hit by a car in Central Florida is not a rare event. Statewide, so far this year, there have been more than 5,700 car accidents involving pedestrians. More than 400 people have died. Moreover, bicycle accidents involving riders being hit by a car are almost as...

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Central Florida Injury Attorneys and Car Accidents on the Grid

Central Florida injury attorneys are looking at new wrinkles in coming car accident lawsuits. Personal injury lawyers will be working with new sources of information: the electronic records of the vehicles in a car crash. Cars are becoming another app connected to the internet of things. There is more information for car accident lawyers — and for insurance companies. People suing to recover losses from car accident injuries may come across vital information. If a car hits you in a crosswalk, a series of computers may hold details such as stoplight disposition and vehicle speed. If your car gets hit in an accident, there will be information...

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Apopka Car Accident Attorneys Note First Responder Teamwork

[vc_row triangle_shape="no"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Apopka car accident attorneys are taking note of recent accident and injury prevention measures in the area. In an effort to reduce the time it takes first responders to reach the scene of a car crash or fire, Orange County will close its Station 29 Firehouse. The City of Apopka has agreed to provide fire and rescue coverage for the area served by Station 29. The county will support the city's efforts with $500,000 in funding. Apopka has two relatively new fire stations that are close to the most populated areas affected, so response time should be improved. Experts say that emergency personnel should be...

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Central Florida Personal Injury Attorneys and Accident Videos

Signal 30 is a 1959 driver education film that took a direct approach to car accident prevention. In an effort to draw the attention of new drivers, the Ohio State Highway Patrol shared their experiences in freeway carnage. The YouTube video comes with a warning: CONTENT ADVISORY: Many disturbing scenes of violent deaths and accident scenes; cries of crash victims on soundtrack. Historical driving safety film featuring numerous genuine scenes of wrecked cars and injured / dead people. And they were not kidding. It's an unvarnished documentary look at the often brutal consequences of car accidents. (Thanks to I-4's standing as the most...

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Orlando Car Accident Attorneys Audit College Crash Courses

Orlando car accident attorneys are keeping an eye on the mayhem in the parking lot at the University of Central Florida. It's starting to look like students are training for a demolition derby. The Orlando Sentinel reports that there have been 40 (yes forty) car accidents on campus since students came back to school. That was about a week ago. UCF Police Department Chief Carl Metzger sent out an email imploring students to use "a little extra caring and consideration" in parking garages. Consideration may be the main thing lacking since most of the car accidents seem to be hit and run...

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Accident Lawyers Recover Losses in Worker Transportation Crashes

Highlighting a common safety risk for migrant workers, accident lawyers have filed personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits against farm owners for negligence stemming from transportation accidents involving agricultural guest workers. The recent filing involves a 2015 highway accident in California. A van owned by a labor contractor was driving farm workers to a job site when it flipped over. Six workers were thrown from the vehicle in the accident. Four of them died, including a 16-year-old girl. A Labor Department investigation charged the contractor with transporting workers in an unsafe vehicle. They reported that the driver of the van was unlicensed and that none...

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Florida Personal Injury Attorney on Train Accidents and Public Safety

Florida personal injury attorneys know the devastating death and injury that can result from train accidents. Florida ranks number three in the country in railroad grade crossing accident deaths. The state's deadliest rail operation is the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway. USA Today reports that there have been at least 76 deaths since 2015 by freight trains and Brightline passenger trains on the FEC tracks, which run between Miami and Jacksonville. Most recently, a man was critically injured after being hit by a Brightline train in Broward County. Another Florida train accident occurred when a freight train hit a refrigerated Publix grocery tractor trailer. Fortunately, the accident injured...

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