Two injured in Florida accident involving school bus

A collision between a compact vehicle and a school bus in Clearwater, Florida resulted in two personal injuries, and an investigation is underway to figure out the cause of the crash, a January 3 article of Clearwater Patch reported.

Reports revealed that at around 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, a two-vehicle collision took place at the Fort Harrison Avenue and Drew Street intersection. The school bus driver, 52-year-old Joseph Dale Morgan, was in the southbound lane of Fort Harrison when he was struck by a passenger vehicle operated by 58-year-old Edward Michael Burke, who was heading west on Drew Street. Rescuers took the better part of an hour to extract Morgan from the bus, as he was pinned inside. Burke and Morgan were both treated due to injuries they sustained. A male student, who was a passenger on the bus at the time, was not hurt in the incident. Initial investigations of the Clearwater Police revealed that the collision happened after Burke failed to stop at a red traffic light.

Incidents such as these, unfortunately result in the burden of costly hospitalization and car repair for affected families. If this sounds familiar and you live or were injured in Fort Walton Beach, the attorneys of the Bruner Law Firm may possibly help you get the financial aid you need from any possible negligent parties. Call us today at (850) 243-2222 for your immediate legal assistance.


Food processors with flawed blades recalled in the US and Canada

A Stamford-based appliance distributor is recalling approximately 8 million units of Cuisinart food processors sold in the U.S. and Canada after receiving dozens of personal injury complaints, an article of cpsc.gov reported on December 13.

Conair Corp. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have been informed that the blades of the affected processors might chip while being used. If the problem occurs, small pieces of the blades could cause mouth injuries if mixed with processed food. The recalling company is aware of 69 incidents of blades getting broken and mixing with processed food, 30 of which resulted in personal injuries. Conair identified the 22 affected models and advised consumers to refrain from using the food processors while waiting for the free blade replacement they plan to provide.

Defective appliances can cause serious harm to people who use them. However, if you or a loved one sustained injuries from a defective product, a product liability attorney at the Bruner Law Firm in Fort Walton Beach may be able to offer you legal assistance to pursue damage claims against negligent parties. Find out how we could help you recover your loss today by calling (850) 243-2222 to discuss your legal options.


Babies among injured in Florida pileup

A December 5 article of Florida Today revealed a recent vehicle accident involving several vehicles in Florida caused personal injuries to several people, including three babies, but authorities confirmed no one was seriously injured.

According to reports, at 9:00 p.m. on December 4, several vehicles on Interstate 95 got involved in a collision. Crews from different stations responded to the pileup, which took place near the State Road 46 exit. The babies were secured by car seats and were found by responding fire crews on the ground. State highway spokeswoman Kim Montes confirmed the babies sustained only minor injuries and are in good condition. Authorities as of reporting could not determine the total number of people injured, but they said two people were brought to a hospital.

Though no one was seriously injured in the recent pileup, the attorneys at the Bruner Law Firm in Fort Walton Beach know incidents like this often result in financial and emotional loss. If you were the victim of a car accident, we could help you recover your loss. Learn more about your legal options from us today by calling (850) 243-2222.


Florida local band member dead from motorcycle crash

A member of a well-known band from New Port Richey was recently killed after being involved in a motorcycle accident in Hudson, Florida, an article for News 10 reported on November 28.

Information coming from authorities revealed that on November 27, well-known fiddler Robert Leroy Cartwright succumbed to the injuries he sustained while being treated at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. The Florida Highway Patrol told reports that Cartwright, 33, was thrown out of his motorcycle after crashing the rear portion of an SUV on U.S. Highway 19 at Beach Boulevard. The SUV had turned left going to the path of the southbound motorcycle when the mishap took place. The SUV driver was later identified as 56-year-old Francine Cherry. Fans of The Bearded Brothers Band mourn Cartwright’s demise by expressing their thoughts to the band’s Facebook page.

The Bruner Law Firm wrongful death attorneys in Fort Walton Beach express their sincere condolence for those who are grieving the aftermath of the recent motorcycle accident.


Regulators to Block Apps on Smartphones while Driving

Apple iPhones and Google Android Devices may soon disable certain apps while motor vehicles are in motion. Federal Auto Safety Regulators want makers of these devices to add a driving mode that blocks certain apps from use forcing a driver to keep their attention on the road.

The new proposed regulations come via voluntary guidelines that will be issued by the Nation Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Such changes are intended to improve car safety, where texting and driving has caused a number of vehicular accidents. “Your smartphone becomes so many different things that it’s not just a communication device,” Anthony Foxx, secretary of the Transportation Department, said in an interview. “Distraction is still a problem. Too many people are dying and being injured on our roadways.”

 

Although phones currently have an airplane mode, making them safer for pilot’s wireless communication systems, they do not yet have such a feature for driving in motor vehicles. Although the new regulations do not force companies to comply with the rules, in the past, carmakers have voluntary complied with them—disabling such things as watching movies on displays while driving. These new proposed regulations come as fatalities rose 7.1 percent in the last calendar year—the biggest single annual percentage change in 50 years.


Ex-Houston Rockets star Steve Francis nabbed for drunken driving

A former player for the Houston Rockets, Steve Francis, is facing a drunken driving charge in Houston after authorities caught him driving with excessive speed, The Washington Post said on November 22.

Reports said, Francis, 39, was stopped on November 19 after officers saw him driving a vehicle with a speed of 88 mph while on the road with 65 mph limit. Francis, who had been verbally abusive with the officers showed signs of alcohol intoxication and had avoided a field sobriety test. Charges related to the incident were filed against him and he is expected to face other charges in Florida over suspicion that he ransacked all the valuable items inside a vehicle parked at Bradenton in June. Florida authorities during the time ignored Francis after he turned himself to police, telling them what he did.

The Fort Walton Beach lawyers of Bruner Law Firm understand that families have to deal with expensive hospitalizations after being injured in car accidents caused by drunken drivers. If this happened to you or to a loved one, we may possibly help you get treatment funds for your fast recovery. Call us today at (850) 243-2222 to pursue damage claims against negligent parties.


6 people hurt on Florida carnival ride

At least six people, two of whom were teenagers, suffered injuries in Apalachicola, Florida after a carnival ride malfunctioned, an article of WTXL reported on November 5.

Reports have confirmed an air ambulance was needed on November 4 to immediately bring one of the victims, who sustained serious injuries, to a hospital in Tallahassee. An investigator told reports that the other victims, who were at the Florida Seafood Festival, sustained minor injuries. A person who was also at the fair stated people were aboard a carnival ride when it malfunctioned. Rescuers used a “jaws of life” to extract some of the victims, who were pinned by the ride. Though details of the accident were not available because the festival committee and state authorities are still investigating the incident, the involved ride stopped operation.

The premises liability attorneys at the Bruner Law Firm represent Fort Walton Beach individuals who were injured from dangerous property. If another person’s property caused you serious injury, we may be able to offer you legal assistance so you can recover your loss by pursuing damage claims against negligent property owners. Call us today at (850) 243-2222 to learn more about your options.


Motorcyclist Dies in Hit-and-Run

A Panama City Beach man has died from injuries he sustained as the victim of hit-and-run accident. According to police, 60-year-old Francis Lamorgese was riding his motorcycle westbound on US 98 when a car pulled out in front of him, causing Lamorgese to collide with and rip apart the rear bumper of the vehicle.

The driver of the car initially fled the scene, failing to help the critically-wounded motorcyclist. But eventually, 17-year-old Carrie Diane French came forward as the driver, turning herself in after police circulated pictures of her leaving a nearby convenience store around the time of the accident. French is being charged with driving without a valid driver’s license while causing a death, and fleeing the scene of a fatal crash. Lamorgese was hospitalized following the accident, where he eventually succumbed to his injuries.

Nobody deserves to lose a life because of the irresponsible behavior of another. Many tragic deaths, including this one, can be prevented if drivers paid the attention to the road that it deserves.


Hyundai vehicles with faulty sunroofs recalled in the US

Roughly 63,000 Hyundai vehicles in the U.S. are being recalled by the manufacturer due to a potential sunroof problem that could cause physical injuries to other motorists when it malfunctions, an article for Fox Business stated on October 20.

In the recall papers submitted by Hyundai to federal auto safety authorities, the sunroofs of 2015-2016 Sonata vehicles may suddenly detach during operation and struck other vehicles. The problem, according to the company was due to the improper bonding of the sunroof components during manufacturing stage. Though there were no injuries or accidents that were linked to the malfunctioning sunroofs, Hyundai had been notified of some complaints of detaching sunroofs. Hyundai dealers will provide the free repair of vehicles once recall notification letters are sent in December.

The auto defect legal team of Bruner Law Firm understand that many people in Fort Walton Beach are devastated when they are involved in car accidents. If this sound familiar to you, we may possibly be able to help you get remunerations you need for fast recovery. Learn more about your legal options today by calling (850) 243-2222.


Suspected drunken driver busted in Orange County

State patrol authorities recently arrested a driver in Orange County, an article of Click Orlando reported on October 21. The charges come after the man, who was driving while under the influence of intoxicants, caused an accident that injured two people

According to reports, 32-year-old Joel Padilla got involved in a three-vehicle accident on Friday after he drove the wrong way on State Road 417 in Orlando. The driver of the other vehicle was identified only as an Orlando resident and he was transported to the hospital due to his injuries. A third vehicle reportedly was involved in the incident and its driver was also injured.

The lawyers at the Bruner Law Firm in Fort Walton Beach represent people who are injured in accidents caused by drunken drivers. If this happens to you or to a loved one, we may be able to help you obtain the financial assistance you need for treatment. Call us today at (850) 243-2222 to find out how we may be able to work for you.


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