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Fort Lauderdale Car Accident Lawyer

Two men died in a fiery crash after their Dodge Challenger slammed into a charter bus carrying nearly three dozen students as it pulled out from Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale late Thursday.

The crash happened close to midnight at the intersection of Northwest 27th Avenue and 11th Court, north of Sunrise Boulevard, police said.

The driver of the car, Cedric C. Camper III, 41, of Fort Lauderdale, “pretty much died on impact,” Officer Keven Dupree, a spokesman for the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, said.

Camper’s passenger, Otis Harvey, 37, of Sunrise, was pronounced dead at Broward Health Medical Center, Dupree said. Kiana Young, 25, was drifting off to sleep when she heard the 11:47 p.m. crash. She and her sister ran outside to witness the blazing, chaotic aftermath of the collision.

“We weren’t sure if it was the bus that was on fire or the car,” she said. “I was telling the [students] to jump out the window because they couldn’t get out of the bus. They were throwing their things out of the bus windows and they were jumping out.”
Otis Harvey
The bus was returning from a four-day Tallahassee field trip and had 38 people on board — 34 students from McArthur, South Broward and Stranahan high schools, three chaperones and the bus driver. “As a precaution, one chaperone and one student were taken to the hospital to be checked out and were subsequently released,” said Nadine Drew, a spokeswoman for the Broward County School District.

“All of the kids were safely taken off of the bus,” Dupree said. “They had just dropped off a group of students at Dillard High School and were traveling to different schools throughout the county to drop students off.”
Crash happened about 11:45 p.m. Thursday in front of Dillard High School
About 3 a.m. Harvey’s frantic father showed up begging for information, Young said.

“Somebody tell me something. My son, is he dead for real?” Young said she heard him ask.

Young rubbed the distraught father’s back and tried to comfort him as more and more tearful relatives showed up. “People were crying. It was a really, really crazy night,” Young said.

On Friday afternoon, Harvey’s sister, Amber Harvey, said: “We’re not doing so good.” She declined to say more.

Harvey’s stepmother, Mattie Ellison, said her stepson was born and raised in Broward County and had a 6-year-old daughter. “He was just a fun-loving guy always with a smile, laughing,” she said. “He was a great dad.”

Camper was also a father. “My dad was a very caring, very giving, very loving man, and that’s all I can really say about him,” Camper’s 21-year-old daughter, Cedejia, said. “He loved all his kids.”

She last saw her father Thursday afternoon at his house. Cedejia Camper broke into tears and had to cut the conversation short when she began to recount her last visit with her father Thursday afternoon at his house.

A preliminary investigation shows the bus appeared to be making a left turn from northbound 27th Avenue onto westbound 11th Court and the car was traveling southbound on 27th Avenue, Dupree said.

“This is all preliminary,” Dupree said. “At this time it’s still an ongoing investigation. We really don’t know what the cause of the accident was. It will take some time for us to get results and lab tests from the Medical Examiner’s Office.”

Moments after the burning car was extinguished “it whooshed up in flames” again,” Young said.

A parent ran back to his car, got a hammer and “busted out the glass of the vehicle and they were dragging the driver’s body out,” Young said. “I wasn’t sure if he was dead or not, but he was lifeless.”

People on scene next turned their attention to the passenger. The rescue effort was hampered, Young said when “his pants got caught on the wheel.”

“We thought the car was going to explode again,” she said.

When police arrived they attempted to revive the driver but he died instantly and was put on a stretcher and placed inside the ambulance, Young said.

“The other guy, they were working on him a long time,” she said. “I don’t know if he was in shock but he was like shaking really, really bad and they took him off in the ambulance.”

Camper and Harvey were familiar faces in the neighborhood, Young said. “I didn’t know them personally, they were just known in the neighborhood.”

The charter bus was from Academy Bus in Miami. Someone who answered the phone there Friday afternoon said: “At this moment we do not have a statement.”

The busload of students had participated in “Rally to the Tally for New Floridians.” About 300 foreign-born high school sophomores and juniors from 23 Broward public schools traveled to the state capital to participate in the program, Drew said.

School officials offered trauma-support and counseling services Friday. “Today, principals and district staff continue to work with the families of students and staff members aboard the charter bus involved in last night’s accident in Fort Lauderdale,” Drew said. “Counselors are available to provide additional support to anyone needing assistance.”

This is the second time in as many days that a crash involving a car and a bus has turned deadly. Early Thursday, a Tamarac man was killed and his passenger hurt when the car they were in slammed into the back of a Broward County Public School bus in Pembroke Pines.

If you are injured in A Fort Lauderdale accident call J Scott Gunn.

Ft Lauderdale Slip and Fall Lawyer, Fort Lauderdale Injury Lawyer

Ft Lauderdale Slip and Fall Lawyer,

Fort Lauderdale Injury Lawyer

What kind of slip and fall injuries are there in Ft Lauderdale, Broward County Florida? We can help you for a slip and fall injury in Pembroke Pines, Hollywood, Davie, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach and anyplace in the greater Ft Lauderdale area.

Slipping on spilled food or drink in a grocery store
Foreign objects in a walking path
Unexpected failure of or hole in the walking surface
construction site slip and fall injury
hospital visit slip and fall
unmarked wet surfaces from cleaning crews
Movie theater slip and fall
Fall in a chaotic exit
Dangerous circumstances at an event
Wet or slick surfaces causing the victim to lose their balance or footing
Airport moving sidewalks or leaving the airplane
construction sites
merchandise that has fallen from store shelves or been improperly stored on the floor.
a wet floor in a public restroom that has been recently cleaned, but with no caution sign.
a parking lot or on a sidewalk in front of a store or office building
Slipping on spilled food or drink in a grocery store
falling down stairs that are loose, worn or missing a handrail

Who is at fault for your Ft Lauderdale slip and fall accident?

The establishment that caused the spill or dangerous surface because they should have. know about the danger, but ignored it.

 Ft Lauderdale Slip and Fall injuries

What are the most common types of serious slip and fall injuries?

Head injuries.
Traumatic brain injuries
Neck, back and spine injuries.
neck and back injuries.
A slipped disk,
broken back,
injury to seniors and the elderly,
Broken hips or broken pelvis,
a hip replacement surgery,
Torn tendons and ligaments,
call our Ft Lauderdale Slip and Fall injury team today.

Faulty Airbag Injury Lawyer

Injured In A Fort Lauderdale Car Crash Due To A Faulty Airbag?

More than 2M Toyotas, Chryslers and Hondas recalled 2nd time to fix faulty air bag

NEW YORK — Drivers, bring your vehicles back to the shop for more work on faulty air bags.

The government says more than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles need a second fix for air bags that may inadvertently inflate while the car is running.

The recall includes some Acura MDX, Dodge Viper, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Honda Odyssey, Pontiac Vibe, Toyota Corolla and Toyota Avalon models made from 2002 to 2004.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says all of the vehicles covered in Saturday’s announcement had already been under a recall for the faulty air bags. Carmakers originally tried to fix the defects by partially replacing the electronic control unit, made by TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. of Livonia, Mich., but that fix didn’t always work. The new remedy — full replacement of the unit — will be available to all affected vehicles by the end of the year.

However, the NHTSA is urging consumers with cars under the first recall to have the partial unit installed despite the fix’s failure rate, even if they have to return to the dealer under the second recall.

“Even though it’s a temporary solution until the new remedy is available,” NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind said, consumers “and their families will be safer if they take the time to learn if their vehicle is covered and follow their manufacturers’ instructions.”

About 39 air bags, or 15 percent, that had been replaced under the previous recall have deployed inadvertently again.

The agency says about 1 million Toyota and Honda vehicles involved in the new recalls are also subject to a separate recall related to defective air bags made by Takata Corp. of Japan. Those air bags can deploy and rupture with enough force to cause injury or death.

In nine cases, cars had problems that included both the inadvertent deployment and the Takata rupture. Three of those cases resulted in injuries, including eye injuries, scratches and burns.

No death or injuries related to non-Takata air bag failures have been reported.

The announcement comes days after the family of Carlos Solis filed a lawsuit against Takata. Solis, 35, died on Jan. 18 in a minor crash in a Houston suburb. The lawsuit alleges that as an air bag in his 2002 Honda Accord inflated, it sent a piece of metal into his neck. Solis died at the scene. His death has not officially been linked to the air bag.

Takata is under fire for air bag inflators that can explode, shooting out metal and plastic pieces. At least five deaths and dozens of injuries have been linked to the problem worldwide. Ten automakers have recalled about 12 million vehicles in the U.S. and about 19 million globally for problems with the air bags. The company is still trying to determine the cause of the problem.

South Florida Walmart Slip and Fall Injury Lawyer

Were You Injured In A South Florida Walmart?
South Florida Walmart Injury Lawyers and Super Walmart Store Accident Claims Attorneys

Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach

Dade, Broward, Palm Beach County Walmart   injury attorneys

Types of injuries we have seen in Walmart Stores Include

  • Broken bones
    Fractures
    Back Injuries
    Head injuries
    Traumatic brain injury
    Shoulder Injuries
  • Sprains and strains
    Neck Injuries
    Lacerations
    Wrongful death

We  represent Walmart slip and fall injuries  in South Florida including Miami, Ft Lauderdale, West Palm Beach,Port St Lucie, Vero Beach, Stuart, Pompano Beach, Coral Springs, Aventura, Lake Worth, and  at these local Walmart locations

Walmart Store #2091
8651 Nw 13th Ter
Doral, FL 33126

Walmart Supercenter Store #2814
9300 Nw 77th Ave
Hialeah, FL 33016

Walmart Supercenter Store #3235
1425 Ne 163Rd St
North Miami Beach, FL 33162

Walmart Supercenter Store #3397
17650 Nw 2nd Ave
Miami Gardens, FL 33169

Walmart Supercenter Store #3311
19501 Nw 27th Ave
Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Walmart Supercenter Store #1590
5851 Nw 177th St
Hialeah, FL 33015

Walmart Store #1996
2551 E Hallandale Beach Blvd
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009

Walmart Store #1511
1800 S University Dr
Miramar, FL 33025

Walmart Store #1680
15885 Sw 88Th St
Miami, FL 33196

Walmart Supercenter Store #2591
151 Sw 184Th Ave
Pembroke Pines, FL 33029

Walmart Store #1845
4700 S Flamingo Rd
Cooper City, FL 33330

Neighborhood Market Store #4595
1885 N Pine Island Rd
Plantation, FL 33322

Walmart Store #2151
12555 W Sunrise Blvd
Sunrise, FL 33323

Walmart Supercenter Store #3625
3001 North State Road #7
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33313

Walmart Store #1349
3306 N University Dr
Sunrise, FL 33351

Walmart Supercenter Store #2727
33501 S Dixie Hwy
Florida City, FL 33034

Walmart Store #1851
7300 W Mcnab Rd
North Lauderdale, FL 33068

Walmart Supercenter Store #5301
4375 Belvedere Rd
West Palm Beach, FL 33406

Walmart Store #4446
4225 45Th St
West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Walmart Supercenter Store #3348
101 N Congress Ave
Lake Park, FL 33403

Neighborhood Market Store #4560
6901 Okeechobee Blvd
West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Walmart Store #1436
6294 Forest Hill Blvd
Greenacres, FL 33415

Neighborhood Market Store #5758
3911 S Jog Rd
Greenacres, FL 33467

Walmart Supercenter Store #1541
9990 Belvedere Rd
West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Walmart Store #1398
4545 Hypoluxo Rd
Lake Worth, FL 33463

Neighborhood Market Store #5759
6177 S Jog Rd
Lake Worth, FL 33467

Walmart Supercenter Store #2789
3200 Old Boynton Rd
Boynton Beach, FL 33436

Walmart Store #2176
2144 W Indiantown Rd
Jupiter, FL 33458

Walmart Store #1589
16205 S Military Trl
Delray Beach, FL 33484

Walmart Supercenter Store #1916
5571 W Hillsboro Blvd
Coconut Creek, FL 33073

Walmart Supercenter Store #2963
6001 Coral Ridge Dr
Coral Springs, FL 33076

Walmart Supercenter Store #1387
3801 Turtle Creek Dr
Coral Springs, FL 33067

Walmart Store #1517
300 W Copans Rd
Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Neighborhood Market Store #4498
4650 N University Dr
Coral Springs, FL 33067

Walmart Supercenter Store #1087
4001 Se Federal Hwy
Stuart, FL 34997

Walmart Supercenter Store #5325
5555 W Atlantic Blvd
Margate, FL 33063

Neighborhood Market Store #4617
1199 S Federal Hwy
Pompano Beach, FL 33062

 

 

Florida Pedestrians Hit By A Car Lawyer

Can I Sue For My Injuries If I am A Pedestrian Hit By A Car?

Your legal rights and duties as a pedestrian are in the Florida  Motor Vehicle and Traffic Safety Code.
Chapter 316
STATE UNIFORM TRAFFIC CONTROL
316.130 Pedestrians; traffic regulations.—
(1) A pedestrian shall obey the instructions of any official traffic control device specifically applicable to the pedestrian unless otherwise directed by a police officer.
(2) Pedestrians shall be subject to traffic control signals at intersections as provided in s. 316.075, but at all other places pedestrians shall be accorded the privileges and be subject to the restrictions stated in this chapter.
(3) Where sidewalks are provided, no pedestrian shall, unless required by other circumstances, walk along and upon the portion of a roadway paved for vehicular traffic.
(4) Where sidewalks are not provided, any pedestrian walking along and upon a highway shall, when practicable, walk only on the shoulder on the left side of the roadway in relation to the pedestrian’s direction of travel, facing traffic which may approach from the opposite direction.
(5) No person shall stand in the portion of a roadway paved for vehicular traffic for the purpose of soliciting a ride, employment, or business from the occupant of any vehicle.
(6) No person shall stand on or in proximity to a street or highway for the purpose of soliciting the watching or guarding of any vehicle while parked or about to be parked on a street or highway.
(7)(a) The driver of a vehicle at an intersection that has a traffic control signal in place shall stop before entering the crosswalk and remain stopped to allow a pedestrian, with a permitted signal, to cross a roadway when the pedestrian is in the crosswalk or steps into the crosswalk and is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.
(b) The driver of a vehicle at any crosswalk where signage so indicates shall stop and remain stopped to allow a pedestrian to cross a roadway when the pedestrian is in the crosswalk or steps into the crosswalk and is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger.
(c) When traffic control signals are not in place or in operation and there is no signage indicating otherwise, the driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way, slowing down or stopping if need be to so yield, to a pedestrian crossing the roadway within a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the half of the roadway upon which the vehicle is traveling or when the pedestrian is approaching so closely from the opposite half of the roadway as to be in danger. Any pedestrian crossing a roadway at a point where a pedestrian tunnel or overhead pedestrian crossing has been provided shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
(8) No pedestrian shall suddenly leave a curb or other place of safety and walk or run into the path of a vehicle which is so close that it is impossible for the driver to yield.
(9) Whenever any vehicle is stopped at a marked crosswalk or at any unmarked crosswalk at an intersection to permit a pedestrian to cross the roadway, the driver of any other vehicle approaching from the rear shall not overtake and pass such stopped vehicle.
(10) Every pedestrian crossing a roadway at any point other than within a marked crosswalk or within an unmarked crosswalk at an intersection shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles upon the roadway.
(11) Between adjacent intersections at which traffic control signals are in operation, pedestrians shall not cross at any place except in a marked crosswalk.
(12) No pedestrian shall, except in a marked crosswalk, cross a roadway at any other place than by a route at right angles to the curb or by the shortest route to the opposite curb.
(13) Pedestrians shall move, whenever practicable, upon the right half of crosswalks.
(14) No pedestrian shall cross a roadway intersection diagonally unless authorized by official traffic control devices, and, when authorized to cross diagonally, pedestrians shall cross only in accordance with the official traffic control devices pertaining to such crossing movements.
(15) Notwithstanding other provisions of this chapter, every driver of a vehicle shall exercise due care to avoid colliding with any pedestrian or any person propelling a human-powered vehicle and give warning when necessary and exercise proper precaution upon observing any child or any obviously confused or incapacitated person.
(16) No pedestrian shall enter or remain upon any bridge or approach thereto beyond the bridge signal, gate, or barrier after a bridge operation signal indication has been given. No pedestrian shall pass through, around, over, or under any crossing gate or barrier at a railroad grade crossing or bridge while such gate or barrier is closed or is being opened or closed.
(17) No pedestrian may jump or dive from a publicly owned bridge. Nothing in this provision requires the state or any political subdivision of the state to post signs notifying the public of this provision. The failure to post a sign may not be construed by any court to create liability on the part of the state or any of its political subdivisions for injuries sustained as a result of jumping or diving from a bridge in violation of this subsection.
(18) No pedestrian shall walk upon a limited access facility or a ramp connecting a limited access facility to any other street or highway; however, this subsection does not apply to maintenance personnel of any governmental subdivision.
(19) A violation of this section is a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable pursuant to chapter 318 as either a pedestrian violation or, if the infraction resulted from the operation of a vehicle, as a moving violation.

We Have Filed Lawsuits For Pedestrian Accidents Caused by  The Vehicle Driver Such As

Failure to yield to a pedestrian
Failing to obey the posted speed limit
Distractions such as cell phone and texting, eating, putting on makeup, and listening to music
Intoxication
Car equipment failure
Poorly maintained roads

We Have Filed Claims For the Following  Injuries:

Brain concussions, brain swelling, hemorrhages, and hematomas
Lacerations, contusions, and abrasions on the hands and face
Spinal cord injuries, Torn and sprained ligaments, fractures to the tibia, fibula and femur (leg bones), ribs, arms, hip and pelvis.
What  Should I  Do If I Am  An Injured Pedestrian

  • Call EMS
    First, get medical attention
  • Second call a police officer to the scene of the accident  to fill out a complete   report
  • Get the names of any witnesses and phone numbers
  • Contact the motorist’s insurance company, report the accident, and file your claim.
  • Speak to a pedestrian injury attorney

 

 

 

 

Fort Lauderdale Medical Malpractice Attorney

Get A Medical Malpractice Lawyer  in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale Medical Malpractice Lawyers

Medical malpractice is the legal term for a medical mistake so severe that it falls below the medical profession’s basic standards. Most of us think of mistakes as intentional acts, and medical negligence can certainly be that kind of mistake. But just as often, medical malpractice can be a failure to act – for example, a failure to diagnose or a misdiagnosis. When doctors, nurses, medical centers and others make this kind of mistake, the Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice attorneys at J. Scott Gunn, P.A help victims hold them legally and financially responsible for the results.

Any kind of medical professional can be responsible for medical malpractice, but every bad outcome is not necessarily malpractice. In order to meet the definition of medical malpractice in Fort Lauderdale, a mistake must be so severe that it doesn’t meet the basic standards of the professional’s field or community. Common reasons for a Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice lawsuits include:

  • Failure to diagnose, particularly when immediate treatment is vital, as with a stroke
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Failure to act on a diagnosis
  • Giving the wrong kind of drug, or drugs in the wrong amount
  • Leaving a surgical implement inside a patient’s body
  • Surgical removal of the wrong limb or organ
  • Hospital-borne infections (such as MRSA)
  • Birth injuries, including cerebral palsy and other forms of brain damage, Erb’s palsy and mechanical birth trauma

Medical malpractice cases are very complicated, requiring thorough investigation of their medical causes and the victim’s future medical needs. The injuries can be very severe, sometimes including a lifetime of disability and lost income, which your Fort Lauderdale malpractice lawyer must carefully calculate. Generally, you will need to hire an expert in the relevant medical field in order to document your clams and testify about them in front of a jury. Because so much money is at stake, Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice cases are often also long and hard-fought, with the malpractice insurance company pushing back at every step. And because medical malpractice is a political issue, cases can be complicated by special rules and limitations. For all these reasons, it’s vital to get an experienced medical malpractice attorney in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to handle your claim.

If you’re a victim of medical malpractice in Fort Lauderdale, you have the right to recover financial damages that cover your future medical needs as well as compensate you for your suffering. Florida allows victims of medical malpractice in Fort Lauderdale to recover financial damages, such as all past and future medical care and lost income. It also allows recovery of compensation for non-financial but very real injuries, such as a permanent disability or chronic pain. At J. Scott Gunn, P.A., our Fort Lauderdale injury attorneys have the experience to help our clients get the recoveries they deserve, even when the medical professional and the insurance company push back. We’re proud of our strong record of results over more than 18 years of practicing law. Our Fort Lauderdale medical malpractice attorneys pride ourselves on our commitment to personal care and clear communication in each and every case.

J. Scott Gunn, P.A., offers free, confidential consultations, so you can talk to our Fort Lauderdale injury attorneys about your rights and your legal options at no risk or obligation. To set up a meeting, call us toll-free at 1-866-286-4530 or send us a message through our website.