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CHARLOTTE COUNTY – Florida Highway Patrol reported a man from North Port was struck and killed by a pickup truck equipped with a street sweeper early Thursday morning. The crash took place as a 34 year old man from North Port was walking in the outside lane of northbound Interstate 75 after 3:40 AM. As the man walked on the highway, vehicles were approaching from the south, including a pickup truck street sweeper, driven by…
Although Florida requires all vehicle owners to carry personal injury protection (PIP) insurance, 26.7% of drivers did not have insurance in 2015. This means that you have a relatively high chance of encountering an uninsured driver. If you are ever in an auto accident with an uninsured driver, do not panic. Important Reminder: Florida Is A No-Fault State It would help to remember that Florida is a no-fault state, which means that each driver is…
No two personal injury cases are the same. Case settlements for auto accidents differ based on so many factors. Thus, it’s difficult to give a ballpark range of how much you can expect from a car accident settlement. Read on to get you a better idea of how much you might receive and what affects your car accident settlement amount. Generally speaking, the more serious the injuries are, the higher the settlement will be. What…
SARASOTA – Florida Highway Patrol announced one person died after being struck by a pick up truck on Bee Ridge Road Tuesday morning. The accident took place as a 37 year old man from Sarasota was walking northbound attempting to cross the six lanes of traffic of Bee Ridge Road about 250 feet west of Beneve Road. As the man attempted to cross Bee Ridge, a pickup truck driven by a 56 year old man…
When we talk of auto accidents in Florida, we talk about each driver’s fault or one driver’s negligence. Most personal injury cases are filed against individuals. However, what is not often mentioned is that if the at-fault individual was performing duties for their job at the time of the accident, the plaintiff may be able to hold their employer liable for the accident as well. When Can You Hold An Employer Liable? Whether the at-fault…
The 2018 Traffic Crash Facts from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reveal that drivers between the ages of 21 and 24 were involved in numerous crashes for three years. Yes, teens and other young adults get into auto accidents, but the figures for that specific group really stand out. In 2018, 21- to 24-year-old drivers accounted for 64,848 crashes, and the next closest was for 18- to 20-year-olds with 47,067. Motor…
SARASOTA FL – FHP reported one person died after being involved in a 4-vehicle crash Friday afternoon on Interstate 75. The accident happened as a 22 year old man from Naples was driving a sport utility vehicle north on I-75 in Sarasota County near mile marker 189NB. The SUV was being followed by 3 other vehicles;  a sport utility vehicle driven by a 49 year old man from North Port, a van driven by a…
CHARLOTTE COUNTY – Florida Highway Patrol reported one person was seriously injured and a student suffered minor injuries after a crash Friday afternoon. The crash took place as a 64 year old woman from Punta Gorda was driving a school bus with 15 students on board heading west on East Twin Lakes Drive., approaching the intersection with U.S. 41. As the school bus approached the intersection a 19 year old woman from Punta Gorda was…
CAPE CORAL FL – Florida Highway Patrol reported a fatal motorcycle crash in North Fort Myers Thursday morning. The crash took place as a 50 year old man from Fort Myers was riding a motorcycle on northbound on S.R. 739 S.R. 739 (Tamiami Trail North) approaching the intersection with Laurel Drive with a green traffic signal. At the same time a 38 year old woman from Cape Coral was driving a sport utility vehicle on…
Unfortunately, pedestrians are usually not the winners when cars end up hitting them. Instead, the incident leaves them hurt and scared if they are lucky; after all, many times, people die after vehicles run them down. Regrettably, those outcomes have been aplenty as of late in Florida. Here are some of the recent headlines around our area: • News-Press: Female Pedestrian Killed Sunday Night Trying To Cross Alabama Road In Lehigh Acres • Northwest Florida…