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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.

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.

Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Lawyer, Auto Accident Attorney

Fort Lauderdale  Personal Injury Lawyers For Your Local Accident and Injury Claim

The Injury  Attorneys at J Scott Gunn PA  are a  team of Fort Lauderdale  personal  attorneys  who will  pursue  of your rights.

We offer strong injury  representation for victims of a Fort Lauderdale  auto accident. We are focused on helping you and your family  obtain the full and fair compensation that they and you deserve. You can count on our  auto accident attorney.

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Experienced Fort Lauderdale Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney
Mr. Gunn  handles a wide range of motor vehicle accident injuries  including those gotten from

Car accidents,
Truck accidents,
Motorcycle accidents,
Bus accidents,
Pedestrian accidents

Pompano Beach Injury Lawyers

Injured In An Auto Accident In Pompano Beach?

Need a Pompano Beach Personal Injury Lawyer?

J Scott Gunn  P.A is a  Pompano Beach personal injury law firm with  over 20 years years of  experience working for injured Pompano Beach,  Coconut Creek, FL; Lighthouse Point, FL;  Oakland Park, FL;  Margate, FL;  Wilton Manors, FL; Deerfield Beach, FL; North Lauderdale, FL; Lauderdale Lakes, FL; Sunrise, FL; Tamarac, FL;  Fort Lauderdale, FL; and  Parkland, FL  clients. Our Pompano Beach  Car Accident Lawyers   deal with soft tissue as well as  serious automobile, SUV, 18-wheeler accidents  and injury cases. We are experienced   accident, injury or death from vehicle accident attorneys.:

Auto Accidents – Truck Wreck Cases,
Motorcycle / Vehicle Accidents,
Drunk Driver Accidents,
Slip and Falls,
Automotive Defect Accidents,
Spinal Cord/ Brain Injury,
Truck Accidents

You Can Expect Prompt, Personal Service by Our  Pompano Beach Personal Injury Legal Team

We are client-focused Pompano Beach/ Ft Lauderdale  personal injury attorneys. At our first meeting you will find out that our injury  team gives prompt, personal attention to you. We will review in depth the circumstances that led to your  injury.   We understand your concerns about obtaining just compensation.   We fully commit our  professional and financial resources to achieving just compensation that will alleviate the financial and emotional burdens negligence or intentional wrongdoing have caused you. It is important to us that you and your family  fully understand the legal options available and the process for resolving your  particular case. We listen first, then we advise and guide injured Floridians.  Our clients benefit not only from  our over 20 years of personal injury litigation experience but, also from a  skilled legal  injury team  dedicated to helping you obtain just compensation.

Ft Lauderdale Wrongful Death Attorney

Fort Lauderdale Wrongful Death Attorneys

Wrongful Death Lawyers in Fort Lauderdale

When a death is caused by someone else’s negligent action, the law calls it a wrongful death. Because a wrongful death in Fort Lauderdale is caused by someone else’s carelessness or negligence, it’s typically an unexpected, accidental death. This is very hard on the family members left behind. Not only are they shocked and grieving about the death itself, but they’re often upset and angry with the person or manufacturer responsible for the wrongful death of their loved one. Our Fort Lauderdale wrongful death/personal injury attorneys represent these clients when they choose to pursue lawsuits against the responsible parties.

Because a wrongful death is always caused by someone else’s negligence, nearly any situation that would give rise to a personal injury claim can also give rise to a wrongful death lawsuit. The Fort Lauderdale injury lawyers at J. Scott Gunn, P.A., handle wrongful deaths of all kinds, including deaths caused by:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Premises liability, including negligent security and swimming pool drowning cases
  • Abuse and negligence a nursing home
  • 18 Wheel trick accidents
  • Highway construction sites
  • Medical malpractice
  • Pedestrians hit by a car
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Airport accidents
  • Car Accidents
  • Catastrophic accidents

Our wrongful death attorneys in Fort Lauderdale know that no lawsuit can bring back someone who was taken too soon. But we believe a wrongful death lawsuit can help families struggling with the financial and personal consequences of a death they never had time to plan for. Any death in the family means funeral expenses and time off work; it often also involves medical bills for care before the death. In addition, if the family lost a wage-earner, it has lost that person’s income for good, even as these other bills start to arrive. By pursuing a wrongful death case, families can provide for themselves and pass on these costs to the parties whose negligence caused the death under the Florida wrongful death statute.

Florida law allows immediate family members of a wrongfully killed person to pursue a wrongful death claim. This includes any surviving spouse; any minor children; the parents of a minor child; and anyone else who relied on the person for financial support. Adult children of deceased parents and parents of deceased adult children may also be eligible to sue if there is no other survivor. This can be complicated, with some survivors entitled to different recoveries than others, so it’s always best to get in touch with an experienced Fort Lauderdale wrongful death lawyer as soon as you begin thinking about pursuing a claim.

In order to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit in Fort Lauderdale, survivors of the diseased must establish an estate in the State of Florida. The estate is the legal entity that initiates any claim or pursues a Fort Lauderdale wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of the statutory survivors as outlined by Florida law. The person in charge of the probate estate is called the personal representative, and it is that personal representative who must pursue the wrongful death lawsuit in Fort Lauderdale, in the name of the estate. Many times, law firms  representing individuals in wrongful death law suits are unable to provide clients with the necessary legal services to establish an estate for a wrongful death claim. The Fort Lauderdale wrongful death lawyers at our law offices are able to take care of the establishment of the estate as well as pursue the litigation in the name of the estate. Typically, there is no fee to initiate this process, which is a necessary prerequisite to pursue any type of wrongful death claim. This, among other factors, distinguishes our law firm from other Fort Lauderdale Wrongful Death Attorneys who send these  types of difficult cases  to outside law firms.

A wrongful death lawsuit is emotionally and legally complex, requiring attorneys to carefully calculate the financial losses to the family over a lifetime of lost wages and missing care and companionship. That’s why families considering a wrongful death lawsuit  should call the experienced Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys at J. Scott Gunn, P.A. We have years of experience representing people who have suffered very serious losses because of someone else’s negligence, so we understand how to hold wrongdoers legally accountable. We also understand that our clients are going through a tough time, so we make sure to treat them with respect and sympathy and keep them well informed while aggressively pursuing fair, complete compensation.

If your family has suffered a wrongful death in Fort Lauderdale, call our Fort Lauderdale  lawyers at J. Scott Gunn, P.A., for a free, confidential case evaluation. You can send us a message online or call us.

Ft Lauderdale Motor Vehicle Accidents

Fort Lauderdale Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer

  • Car Accident Lawyers,
  • Truck Accident Lawyers,
  • Motorcycle Accident Attorneys,
  • Bus Accident Attorneys,
  • SUV Accident Lawyers

Car Accident Attorneys in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Driving is so important in South Florida especially Fort Lauderdale that it’s easy to forget how dangerous it can be. According to federal statistics, motor vehicle accidents in Fort Lauderdale are the leading cause of accidental death and the leading cause of death overall for Americans ages 3 to 33. Automobile accidents are also the leading cause of traumatic, permanent brain injuries and other permanent disabilities. And according to safety experts, almost every car accident in Fort Lauderdale is preventable, because most are caused by the mistakes of one or more drivers involved. At J. Scott Gunn, P.A., our Fort Lauderdale auto accident attorneys have over 20 ears experience in seeking justice for clients who were injured by someone else’s bad decisions.

As any Fort Lauderdale car wreck lawyer knows, the law imposes upon all drivers in Florida a legal duty to take reasonable care on the road. That means following the rules of the road; obeying traffic signs and lights; and avoiding driving while intoxicated or otherwise distracted. Unfortunately, these rules are broken every single day – and the resulting car accident injury can change victims’ lives. Survivors of serious automobile accidents in Fort Lauderdale live with debilitating injuries, sometimes leading to permanent disabilities. These injuries change the victims’ own lives, making it harder or impossible to work and do the things they used to enjoy. They also change the lives of family members who watch their loved ones struggle, or, in cases of wrongful death in Fort Lauderdale, family members must learn to live with a sudden loss.

To make matters worse, motor vehicle accidents in Fort Lauderdale can very quickly leave the family struggling to make ends meet. Even for people with health insurance, the cost of hospital bills and related medical care can add up very quickly – up to seven figures in serious cases. When the injured person was a wage-earner, the family loses that income at least for the short term, and sometimes for good. Families frequently come to our Personal Injury attorneys in Fort Lauderdale, Florida after realizing they have no way to pay the bills that keep stacking up. The law allows victims in this situation to pass the costs back to the person who caused them – the at-fault driver – with the help of a Fort Lauderdale accident attorney.

You may believe that the insurance company will help take care of these costs. Unfortunately, auto insurance companies frequently don’t meet their obligations without pressure from an auto accident injury lawyer. Insurers make more money when they do not pay claims, even legitimate ones. When drivers suffer costly injuries, insurance companies will sometimes look for reasons to deny the claim or offer a fraction of what it’s worth. Our Fort Lauderdale personal injury law firm is equipped with attorneys who aggressively defend the rights of car accident injury victims in Fort Lauderdale seeking fair and full compensation – and helping to prevent them from making common mistakes that could hurt their cases.

The law firm of J. Scott Gunn, P.A., focuses its practice on Fort Lauderdale injury law – helping injured people seek justice and financial compensation after an injury that was no fault of their own. This includes victims of accidents involving cars, trucks, semis, motorcycles and more. We have years of experience as Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys, so we understand Fort Lauderdale injury law, and we understand the medical and personal struggles that injured people typically face. We take pride in giving our clients personal service, and we offer free case evaluations to potential clients. To set one up, call us toll-free at 1-866-286-4530 or send a message online to our Fort Lauderdale auto accident attorneys.