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Several succumb to personal injury in tragic Florida accident

A group of people were heading home after a vacation in the Florida keys when tragedy struck and resulted in multiple deaths. Several suffered personal injury in the incident, as well. A formal investigation into the recent crash remains ongoing at this time. Communities in their home state were left grieving the loss of their loved ones.

The fatal collision occurred on a recent Sunday morning as a group of people traveling together headed home from their summer vacation. Their vehicle was in the northbound lane of traffic. A pickup truck, which had apparently just crashed into a guardrail while heading south, flipped over and came to a halt in the northbound lane. Their vehicle then struck the pickup. One of the victims was a 19-year-old young woman who was known by friends and family to be extremely extroverted and fun. 

Filing a personal injury claim in Florida

When another person's actions lead to your injury or illness, a series of life-changing events involving tremendous suffering and stress might occur. When your personal injury is caused by the negligence or wrongful acts of another, you are protected by Florida law with the right to pursue legal action against any and all parties deemed liable. Because an injury or illness might result in substantial financial debt due to medical bills, vehicle repairs or any number of other financial losses related to an incident, it is understandable that one would choose to seek retribution through a civil court under such circumstances.

Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A. is comprised of a dedicated team of attorneys who are experienced in representing clients in a wide variety of personal injury cases. We  have been serving the south Florida area for almost 20 years. Whether your situation involves a motor vehicle accident, premises liability or medical malpractice, we are prepared to offer strong support and aggressive, effective litigation on your behalf.

Six-year-old suffers personal injury and 5 die in Florida crash

It has been said that one of the greatest possible sufferings in all of life is for a parent to have to bury a child. A father's suffering has tripled as he suffered the loss of all three of his daughters in a single instant after a recent Florida accident. The tragic crash left a boy, age 6, being treated at an area hospital for a personal injury and five others dead, including the man's three daughters.

Authorities have stated that a pickup truck, driven by the boy's 30-year-old mother, was heading eastbound when it suddenly spun out of control on the highway. The vehicle reportedly began to hydroplane, spinning and veering across the center line of traffic. One of the man's three daughters was driving a car full of passengers in the westbound direction. She is said to have tried to avoid collision by steering into the grass on the shoulder of the road.

Some Florida cruise ship accidents result in personal injuries

Florida is one the nation's premier tourist locations. Surrounded by water, the state provides countless opportunities for recreation and sea-faring adventures. Boating is a popular pastime in the area; unfortunately, where there are boats, there are sometimes accidents. When cruise ship accidents result in personal injuries to those on board, it is good to know that they have recourse through available help within the legal system.

Cruise ship injury lawyers, Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A. are familiar with the many activities that residents and tourists enjoy upon Florida waters. They are also experienced in assisting those who have been injured while sailing on a commercial cruise line or recreating on a private boat. Whether an injury has occurred on deck, or while water skiing or fishing, a personal injury lawyer can help you seek retribution for the damages you have sustained.

Popular medication named in defective products lawsuit

Many women in Florida and beyond have known the discomfort of nausea during pregnancy. It is not surprising that many of those suffering from morning sickness might be advised by their physicians to take certain medications to help alleviate symptoms. A recent defective products lawsuit has been filed surrounding a particular medication that has become one of the most widely used for treating symptoms of nausea during pregnancy; however, as it turns out, the medication was never tested or approved to be used in this capacity.

The drug in question is Zofran, known to be highly effective at diminishing the symptoms of extreme nausea. In fact, the drug was approved as a means of treatment for cancer patients suffering from the serious side effects sometimes related to chemotherapy. Somehow, pregnant women began taking the drug to treat morning sickness upon the advice of their doctors. Reports indicate that the drug has never been approved, or even tested, for safe use during pregnancy. Some might find it odd, then, that Zofran has become one of the most often prescribed anti-nausea drugs for pregnant women in the United States.

Florida lawsuits sometimes involve cruise ship accidents

Florida personal injury cases include a wide range of claims, including those that involve car accidents or maritime workplace accidents. Some injury attorneys in the state handle cases pertaining to cruise ship accidents. Regardless of the type of injury you might have suffered or the circumstances that led to your injury, it is good to know that there are legal professionals who are prepared to assist you if you decide to take your case to court.

At Panter, Panter & Sampedro, P.A., we offer free, confidential consultations so as to evaluate the details of your case and provide resources and effective guidance as you prepare to navigate the legal system. Our legal team has been protecting the rights of clients for 20 years. We are prepared to provide effective and aggressive litigation on your behalf so you can seek the compensation you need.

Florida officer suffers personal injury after responding to crash

A Florida Highway Patrol car was recently stopped along Interstate 95 after the officer assigned to the car had been called to a crash site. An accident occurred  just before 10 a.m. that resulted in the police officer suffering a personal injury. The accident took place while the officer sat in his cruiser after responding to the previous crash.

A motor vehicle carrying two occupants apparently veered out of control and crashed into the stationary police cruiser on the side of the road. The patrolman was seriously injured as were the two women in the car that reportedly struck his cruiser. All were transported to area hospitals for emergency care.

Passenger succumbs to personal injury in Florida accident

A recent tragedy occurred on a Florida roadway that resulted in the loss of one life. Others reportedly suffered personal injury in the accident as well, but they were treated and later released from an area hospital. An investigation remains ongoing at this time.

Police say that the crash took place on Route 40 on a recent Thursday afternoon. Apparently, a vehicle was attempting to make a left-hand turn from an eastbound lane when a pickup truck coming from the westbound lane collided with it. The vehicle that was making the turn was carrying multiple passengers at the time. One of the occupants, a 57-year-old female, was taken to the hospital for emergency care but was pronounced dead later that night.

Some Florida cruise ship accidents might involve alcohol or drugs

A mother lamented the emotional pain she has experienced in the tragic and untimely loss of her son, who was killed in a 2014 boating accident. Cruise ship accidents, as well as injuries or deaths resulting from private boating incidents, sometimes result in investigations that might determine alcohol and/or drugs as factors. The woman who recently spoke to reporters about the death of her son has filed a civil lawsuit against the man she deems responsible for the fatal accident. 

The man named as a defendant in the recent case works as a radio disc jockey in southern Florida. In 2014, a 23-year-old man was killed after reportedly being struck by the propellers of the radio celebrity's boat. The vessel had apparently become immobilized by a sandbar, and the young man had tried to push the boat in order to dislodge it from the sand.

Florida accidents sometimes result in personal injury or death

A tragedy recently occurred on a Florida highway involving a vehicle and a person walking along the road. The accident took place on the Florida Turnpike on a recent Saturday night in Osceola County. The tragic crash resulted in the loss of one life. No other personal injury was reported.

According to available reports, a 27-year-old man was on the road after his own vehicle had become disabled. A 42-year-old woman was reportedly driving a sports utility vehicle on the same road and hit him. She is not reported to have suffered any injuries in the accident.

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