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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.

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

 

 

Fort Lauderdale Car Accident Attorney

Were You Injured In a Fort Lauderdale Car Accident?

Do you need a Fort Lauderdale Car Accident Attorney?

J Scott Gunn is a locat Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyer who has been helping local injured people for over 20 years.  Our office is located in downtown Fort Lauderdale Florida at:

900 SE 3RD  Ave

Suite 202

Ft Lauderdale Florida 33316

The Fort Lauderdale, Florida  car accident attorneys at J Scott Gunn PA  have helped 100’s of Broward County  residents  and visitors  who have  suffered serious injuries in car crashes in the  Greater Fort Lauderdale or Pompano Beach area.

Scott has achieved many positive verdicts in catastrophic injury cases involving spinal cord injuries, loss of limbs, brain injuries, back injuries, and wrongful death.

Protect Your Right to  Compensation For Your Injury
After a serious Fort Lauderdale car accident, it’s important to understand your rights and to protect those rights by speaking to a local lawyer. The things you do soon after an accident can place you at a disadvantage later. By talking with a personal injury  lawyer, you can avoid mistakes that the insurance company can use against you.

We will review your case and advise you whether you should pursue an injury claim. We  will explain the process of bringing a case to the insurance company or to court.

J Scott Gunn works with investigative experts to identify the cause of the accident and who was at fault. We will examine  driver negligence, defective auto parts and dangerous roadway conditions. No car or truck accident case is too complex for us to handle.

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.

.Your Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Lawyer

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

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

 

 

 

 

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.

South Florida Truck Accident Lawyer

Florida Truck Accident Lawyer

Injured In A Trucking Accident?

Need a Ft Lauderdale, Hollywood, Hallandale, Miami, Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Belle Glade, Pahokee, West Palm Beach, Port St Lucie, Kissimmee, Naples, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville truck accident lawyer?

When an auto is involved with a truck in an accident, the damage is usually significant to the auto and the occupants. Hiring an experienced truck accident lawyer, may mean the difference of receiving tens of thousands of dollars or millions of dollars. The lawyers at J Scott Gunn, PA are experienced truck accident attorneys and will treat you like family and not just another client.

Experience and Resources to Establish Your Truck Crash Claim

In holding negligent truck drivers accountable, we review all records related to your medical condition and the responsible party’s driving record. We employ a network of experts to investigate the accident scene, reconstruct the tragic events, and analyze the data from the truck’s black box. Truck driving cases are complex, but we are equipped to provide a high level of representation.

Holding Drivers and Trucking Companies Accountable for Trucking Accidents

Truck drivers work long hours and are often pressured by their employer to complete their tasks by any means necessary. That results in shortcuts that amount to negligence. Drivers are required to adhere to regulations involving time on the road, number of breaks, and weight of the load they carry. Under the law, a trucking company can be held liable for the negligence of its drivers.

You do not have to retain a firm in Florida if the accident
occurs in Florida. You need to retain a firm that specializes in truck
accidents. Often times, firms from other states, such as ours, are retained
because of their experience and knowledge. Many times, though the injured auto
occupants may live in Florida, the truck company is from a state other than
Florida. You need truck accident lawyers that do the following:

  1. Answer the phone when you make that first call
  2. Send out an investigator to obtain photos and make measurements and, if forensic work is necessary, send out a trucking accident reconstruction specialist.
  3. File any necessary equitable relief, e.g., writs of sequestration,
    pleadings to protect the truck from any repairs that would alter the evidence.
  4. Get you to Board Certified Physicians to make sure that you receive the best medical care possible for your injuries
  5. File your suit as soon as possible and aggressively fight for your rights taking depositions, sending out discovery and building your legal case.
  6. Where ethically permitted, advancing you monies, interest free, to pay for necessary expenses since your income is stopped due to an inability to work.

Catastrophic Injuries When Safety Was Not a Priority

 

Before getting into the truck cab, a driver is required to perform a pre-trip inspection so that when a truck driver before the driver
turns the ignition key, they are doing so with the notion that everything is safe. The pre-trip inspection is to detect problems before the rig gets on the street. There have to be periodic brake checks, including caliper settings, hydraulic, pneumatic and air brakes, adequate sleep and rest time in accordance with federal laws, and a trailer load that is properly secured, loaded and
manageable. If they fall short, each and every car they pass is at risk of an accident. Every driver could suffer injury or death. These requirements apply to all interstate drivers and the failure to do any of these things can result in negligent driving. This is often the cause of a truck accident resulting in serious injury. It does not matter what kind of truck as these requirements apply to:

  • Tanker Trucks – Oilfield Trucks- Pipe Haulers- Chemical Trucks and other trucks with trailers carrying hazardous materials
  • Slow Moving – Log Trucks, Garbage Trucks, Dump Trucks, Cement Trucks, Gravel Trucks and Construction Zone Trucks entering and exiting a highway construction zone, Wide-Load Convoys, Bulldozers, Farm Equipment and slow moving Paving Equipment
  • Freight Liners, UPS, DHL, Fed-Ex, U-Haul, Mayflower and other van lines
  • Shuttle Bus, Casino Bus, Vacation Bus, Tour Bus, Greyhound Buses
  • Most all other 18-wheeler, Big-Rig, Flatbeds, Tractor/Trailer combinations

Commercial Trucks Not Large In Size But With A Large Insurance Policy

The amount of cash settlements in commercial truck cases, are potentially much larger than auto only accidents generally for one reason: the size of the insurance policy. You know that your personal auto policy is sometimes as low as the Florida state minimum limits. When there are commercial vehicles such as a company van, company pick-up, tow trucks, etc., the policies of insurance coverage are usually much larger and you can be fairly and fully compensated when the driver is negligent.

Contact us online or call us at 954-462-1323 to schedule your initial consultation with Fort Lauderdale Truck Accident Lawyer J. Scott Gunn, P.A.  so that you can learn more about your rights and options.

Premises Liability Lawyers-Slip And Fall Attorneys

Premises Liability- Slip And Fall Injury in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale Slip and Fall Attorneys

A slip and fall accident in Fort Lauderdale may sound minor, but it can have serious consequences. A fall onto a hard surface or from a great height can cause brain damage, paralysis or even death. Even a less serious slip and fall accident in Fort Lauderdale can leave its victim injured and unable to work for weeks or months. When this kind of injury takes place on someone else’s property, due to that person’s carelessness, victims have the right to hold them legally responsible with the help of a Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorney.

Premises liability is the legal term describing cases holding property owners responsible for accidents created by dangerous conditions on their properties. For example, if a grocery store in Fort Lauderdale fails to clean up a spilled bottle of oil, and a customer slips and falls, that customer could file a lawsuit with help of a Fort Lauderdale premises liability attorney. This lawsuit would hold the grocery company legally responsible for the results of failing to address the dangerous condition on its property, including the customer’s injuries as well as medical bills and other costs.

In a situation like this, the property owner has a reasonable amount of time to handle the spill before it can be held liable, and of course, visitors must still take reasonable care about where they step. But by making property owners responsible for injuries resulting from an accident, the legal system gives them a reason to quickly clean up or warn about hazards. Our Fort Lauderdale personal injury law firm handles all accident injuries in Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding areas caused by a variety of hazards, including:

  • Debris left in walkways
  • Uneven floors, or holes and cracks in the floor
  • Staircases, balconies and landings without guardrails
  • Construction hazards without adequate warning
  • Swimming pools without legally required safety gates
  • Clear risks of violent crime

Premises liability in Fort Lauderdale applies to anyone who is invited onto property, including customers or clients at a business and citizens using public facilities like parks. It generally does not apply to trespassers. Our Fort Lauderdale slip and fall attorneys can handle cases involving injuries at any type of property, including:

  • Single-family homes
  • Apartment buildings
  • Retail stores
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Government properties, including sidewalks

If you were injured in Fort Lauderdale by dangerous conditions on someone else’s property, don’t wait to contact the experienced premises liability attorneys in Fort Lauderdale at J. Scott Gunn, P.A. Time is important in these cases, because preserving the evidence is crucial for proving your case later. When our Fort Lauderdale slip and fall lawyers take new cases, we always start with a thorough investigation of the accident and the circumstances behind it. This allows us to bring a strong case to the negotiating table or, if we aren’t offered a fair settlement, to a court of law.

The Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury law firm of J. Scott Gunn, P.A., offers free consultations to potential clients. To set up a meeting with our personal injury attorneys in Fort Lauderdale, call us toll-free at 1-866-285-4530 or send us a message through our website.

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.