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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

 

 

Hallandale Injury Lawyer

Do You Need A Hallandale Beach Personal Injury Attorney?

Were You Injured In An Auto Accident In Hallandale or nearby cities of Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, Aventura, Miami Beach  or North Miami?

J Scott Gunn is a local, Broward County personal injury attorney helping people injured in an accident in Hallandale.
Our team of qualified personal injury  lawyers and support staff handle most types of Hallandale  personal injury and wrongful death cases including auto accidents, , nursing home abuse,, product liability, slip and fall, premises liability, and general negligence actions. Individuals and their families who have been seriously injured or killed as a result of the negligent or wrongful conduct of others, have placed their trust in us to fight aggressively to secure for them the compensation they are entitled to under the law.

Hallandale Personal Injury Lawyers 24 hrs, 7 Days

Our personal injury lawyers help you get compensation if you have  who have been injured or a loved one  killed as the result of another person’s or company’s reckless or negligent behavior.

Hallandale Auto Accident Lawyers,
Hallandale Personal Injury Lawyers,
Hotel, Motel injury attorneys,
Unsafe premises, security liability lawyers,
Truck Accident Attorneys,
Motorcycle Accidents,
Hallandale Wrongful Death Lawyer,
Slip & Fall Attorneys,
Hallandale Car accident lawyers,
Hallandale Lawyers for injured children,
Pedestrians  hit by a car lawyers,
Slip and Fall Injury attorneys

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.

Nursing Home Abuse Lawsuit Attorney

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer  in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale Nursing Home Attorneys

Fort Lauderdale nursing home neglect and nursing home abuse in Fort Lauderdale are extremely serious violations of trust. Families placing their loved ones in a nursing home believe the patient will get better care from professionals, who are subject to state regulations. When nursing homes fail to meet basic standards, or allow bad employees and bad policies, they violate patients’ dignity and put lives in danger. When they’re caught, our Fort Lauderdale injury attorneys are proud to help bring them to justice.

Cases of physical, verbal and even sexual abuse have surfaced at nursing homes in Fort Lauderdale. These are among the most serious cases, because they mean one or more nursing home employees have failed in their most basic duties as caregivers. Physical nursing home abuse in Fort Lauderdale includes actual physical blows to the patient as well as abusive behaviors like overuse of physical restraining straps; and misuse of prescription drugs as “chemical restraints.”

Often times watchdogs find cases of severe nursing home neglect in Fort Lauderdale. Every nursing home patient has the right to basics like adequate water and food, adequate hygiene and attention to medical needs. Nonetheless, nursing homes often fail to meet these elementary standards of care, with catastrophic results for patients. For example, bedsores (also called pressure sores and decubitus ulcers) form on bed-bound or wheelchair-bound patients who cannot change positions on their own. The solution is simple: Turn the patient every two hours. Nonetheless, because so many nursing homes can’t or won’t do this, bedsores are among the most common preventable health problems caused by nursing home neglect in Fort Lauderdale.

In some cases, Fort Lauderdale nursing home neglect or nursing home abuse in Fort Lauderdale is caused by one bad employee in an otherwise good home. When this is true, it doesn’t mean the nursing home is not implicated in the abuse. Nursing homes have a legal responsibility to carefully select and train the people entrusted with the lives of vulnerable patients, and to supervise them on the job. Failure to do this makes the nursing home in Fort Lauderdale liable for the abuse. However, in the experience of our Fort Lauderdale nursing home abuse lawyers, nursing home abuse and neglect in Fort Lauderdale often stem from widespread bad attitudes or bad conditions at a nursing home. In addition to failure to correctly hire, train and supervise, nursing homes may create these conditions by looking the other way or even encouraging abusive policies, or so severely under staffing that employees cannot keep up with basic care giving.

Nursing home abuse in Fort Lauderdale would be bad enough if it just robbed patients of their dignity. But it also has severe health consequences. Physical injuries can complicate an existing health problem, as can the consequences of neglect like dehydration. Needless use of powerful prescription drugs can lead to side effects that create new health problems. This can land the patient in the hospital and sometimes trigger death or a health decline that ultimately ends in death.

Our Fort Lauderdale injury attorneys serving the tri-county area including Palm Beach, Broward, and Dade County’s are proud to help patients and their families hold abusive nursing homes legally liable. When major nursing home negligence in Fort Lauderdale is detected, victims and their families are often hit with huge medical costs and the practical problem of arranging safer alternative care. When this is the result of a Fort Lauderdale nursing home’s failure to provide basic care, you have the right to pursue those costs with a nursing home neglect or nursing home abuse lawsuit. At J. Scott Gunn, P.A., we aggressively pursue justice and a fair settlement with nursing home companies that allow or encourage negligence in nursing.

Fort Lauderdale Assisted Living Injury Attorney

Residents of an assisted living center do not require the same level of care as patients in a nursing home. But they are not totally independent. They will  still need supervision and assistance to keep them safe.

Assisted living injuries often are do to negligence on the part  of the facility and its staff. If you believe the  failed in its duty to protect your loved one, contact our law office. J Scott Gunn PA has successfully represented individuals against assisted living centers statewide.

If your family is struggling with nursing home abuse in Fort Lauderdale and you’d like to talk about your case with an experienced Fort Lauderdale nursing home abuse  attorney, call J. Scott Gunn, P.A., today. Call us for a free consultation.

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.