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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.

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 Faulty Airbag Injury Lawyer- Defective Seatbelts

Injured When Your Airbag Did Not Deploy?

Faulty Airbag Accident With Injuries In Fort Lauderdale Florida?

Injured When Your Seatbelt Failed In West Palm Beach or Orlando?

Airbags and seatbelts  have  saved countless lives. However, when an airbag or seatbelt   fails  to work correctly serious injury and fatalities can happen. If you have lost a loved one due to a faulty airbag or seatbelt  call J Scott Gunn PA.

Defective airbags can hurt dozens of people. They have caused drivers and passengers t0 have been injured.

Have you or someone you love been injured due to a defective airbag?

Our defective airbag  lawyers can help you fight for your rights. You may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and loss of a loved one.

We have helped people injured by defective airbags due to:

Electrical and wiring issues
Inadequate deployment threshold
Too few or poor sensor placement
Failing to reinstall airbags in a vehicle that had previously deployed airbags, software failure
Failing to use tethers to make sure airbags do not reach too far and slam drivers in the face
Airbag fabric tearing
Airbag fabric catching on surrounding equipment & not deploying fully
Inadequate consumer warnings, or failure to warn of known dangers
Venting & folding defects (mistakes in the number, location, and size of gas vents and patterns used to fold airbags)

Causes Of Seatbelt Failure

Faulty material used for the seatbelt webbing, resulting in tearing
Poor or defective design: mounting the seatbelt anchor to the car ceiling, which could break or bend in the event of a vehicle rollover
Manufacturing and assembly errors and defects
Accidental or inertial unlatching of the buckle: flying objects or body parts (like your elbow) can unlock buckle, or the sheer force of the collision can cause buckle to unlatch
False latch: when a latch plate looks, feels and sounds as though it has been inserted into the buckle, but the lock is not actually secured and a slight amount of force will unlatch the seatbelt
Seatbelts detaching from their anchor points and mount
Retractor error causing too much slack, or spooling out
Lack of or failure of seatbelt pretensioner
Lack of three-point harness, or lap belt only design (typically found in older model vehicles)

J Scott Gunn is a defective  seat belt and air bag injury lawyer.

Okeechobee, Ft Pierce, Stuart, Belle Glade Injury Lawyers

Injured In An Accident In: Port Saint Lucie, FL Fort Pierce, FL Palm City, FL Stuart, FL Jensen Beach, FL Vero Beach, FL Belle Glade, Sebring,  Hobe Sound,  Sebastian,  Avon Park, Jupiter, FL?

Get A Personal Injury Lawyer Now

As personal injury attorneys, we focus our injury law practice on all cases in which injuries were caused by the fault of another regardless of where it may occur. Although we are Ft Lauderdale based personal injury lawyers, we travel throughout the state of Florida representing individuals injured in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, medical malpractice, as well as many other injury cases resulting in: Catastrophic Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury and  Wrongful Death.

Our dedicated team of Florida  personal injury attorneys is proud of the results we have been able to deliver on catastrophic  personal injury cases. We find it especially satisfying to bring  justice to our injured  clients so that they have a sense of resolution and can  forward  to concentrating on  recovery. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident  contact us.
Our Personal Injury Law Firm  Focus

Automobile Accidents,
Construction Site Injury,
Daycare Injuries and Child  Abuse,
Drowning Accidents,
Motorcycle Accidents,
Negligent Security,
Nursing Home Abuse,
Product Liability Cases ,
Spinal Cord Injuries,
Traumatic Brain Injuries,
Trucking Accidents,
Wrongful Death Claims

Speak to An Injury Lawyer With Over 20 Years Experience

When you hire J Scott Gunn P.A  as your Local personal injury attorney, you get:  experience, attention to detail, tenacity and compassion.

The Okeechobee, Belle Glade, and Stuart  accident lawyers with J Scott Gunn P.A  understand the serious obstacles and significant difficulties you may face following a catastrophic injury  . Recovering from the trauma of a crash and  injuries is hard enough without handling matters with your insurance company and filing a claim. Our experienced Port St Lucie, Stuart, Vero Beach, Okeechobee  injury legal team handles each case with compassion and dedication, and will work to get you winning results.

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.