Wrongful Death of a Teenager

$2.9 Million

A teenage girl was killed in a head-on collision with a drunk driver. Our trial team secured $2.9 million from the insurance company, when there was only $10,000 in coverage due to their bad faith mediation. Read More


Leon County, FL - Zachary Sheldon Killed in Highway 90 Pedestrian Crash

A 24-year-old man was killed in a crash that took place in Leon County on Monday, April 6th. The crash was reported around 12:30 a.m. on U.S. Highway 90 near Wadesboro Road. According to reports, 24-year-old Zachary Winston Sheldon was walking northbound on U.S. 90 when he was hit by a Mercedes C Class. Sheldon crashed through the windshield of the vehicle before the car came to a controlled stop. He died at the crash scene. The Mercedes driver was not immediately identified and was not injured in the crash. Read More

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Brevard County, FL - Motorcyclist Killed when Car Attempts to Pass on State Road 46

A 50-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a vehicle that took place in Brevard County on Wednesday. The crash happened around 4:55 p.m. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 28-year-old woman from Oviedo was traveling westbound in a 2015 Honda Civic. The woman was attempting to pass slower traffic and moved into the eastbound lanes. As she traveled in the eastbound lanes, she collided head-on with a motorcyclist who was traveling eastbound on SR 46. The motorcyclist was killed as a result of the crash. There is no word on whether the woman or anyone else suffered injuries. No one involved in the crash has been identified. Read More

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Daytona Beach, FL - Woman and Child Killed by Fleeing Driver

A woman and a 7-year-old girl were killed when their car was struck on Wednesday night in Daytona, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Troopers say that an officer with the Daytona Beach Police Department attempted to make a traffic stop on 33-year-old Nelson Reed. Reed fled from police, however, and continued traveling at a high rate of speed before colliding with a vehicle driven by 37-year-old Kanadei Benjamin. Benjamin's niece, 7-year-old Zoe Chi, was also in the vehicle. Sadly, both Benjamin and Chi were killed as a result of the crash, according to Lt. Kim Montes with the Florida Highway Patrol. Read More

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Broward County, FL - Fatal Crash Reported in Southbound Lanes of I-95

The Florida Highway Patrol responded to a deadly accident in the southbound lanes of I-95 on Tuesday, March 31st. Troopers say that the crash took place in Broward County near Stirling Road in Dania. At least one person was killed as a result of the crash, which took place just after 4:00 p.m. Troopers were on the scene around 4:20 p.m. as an investigation into the crash began. Traffic in the area was not affected and there was no roadblock set up at the scene. The victim's identity has not been released and there is no word as to the cause of the collision. Read More

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Sarasota, FL - Nelly Valdieso Killed in Monday Pedestrian Crash on McIntosh Road

A 63-year-old pedestrian lost her life in a crash that took place in Sarasota on Monday. The crash was reported at approximately 1:15 p.m. at the intersection of McIntosh and Oak View Roads. Police say that Nelly Valdieso was walking northbound on McIntosh when she was hit by a box truck. Valdieso died at the scene. The driver of the box truck was not immediately identified and no other injuries were reported. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Read More

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Hamilton County, FL - 1 Dead in 2-Car Crash on US-129

One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash that took place on US-129 in Hamilton County. The crash was reported on Saturday, March 28th around 10:00 p.m. The Florida Highway Patrol was called to the scene in response to the crash. According to a report, 49-year-old Antonio Pozo was making a left turn into a Loves truck stop when he collided with a vehicle driven by 29-year-old Ashton Mitchell. Mitchell suffered critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the crash scene. There is no word on whether Pozo sustained any injuries. Troopers are still investigating the cause of the crash at this time. Read More

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Dixie County, FL - Charles Smith Killed After Falling from Bicycle on State Road 349

A 61-year-old bicyclist was killed in a crash on Monday night. The incident took place about 8:45 p.m. on State Road 349 near Northeast 341st Avenue. Troopers with the Florida Highway Patrol responded to the crash scene. According to reports, Charles Waren Smith was riding a bicycle when, for unknown reasons, he fell from the bike and ended up in the southbound lanes of the roadway. As Smith was lying in the road, he was struck by a Chevy Silverado pickup that was traveling southbound on SR 349. The driver of the truck was identified as 29-year-old Heather Forehnand of Old Town. Smith died as a result of the injuries sustained in the accident. Read More

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Flagler County, FL - 1 Dead in 4-Car Crash on I-95

One person was killed in a multi-car pileup on I-95 in Flagler County. The crash took place on Saturday, March 21st in the northbound lanes of the roadway near mile marker 280. According to police, a total of four cars were involved in the crash. There is no word on what led up to the accident. At least one person died at the crash scene. Police have not released any information on the victim at this time. The crash caused all northbound lanes of the highway to be shut down while officers were at the scene. Drivers were urged to find alternates routes for their travel. Read More

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