Hardee County teenager was killed in a Polk County crash over the weekend.

On behalf of Medina Law Firm posted in Mulberry

According to Deputies, Monica Gonzalez of Bowling Green died in a single car accident late on Sunday in Mulberry. The report states that Lezer Mendoza was headed eastbound on State Road 60 just West of County Line Road in a white 1997 Ford Explorer. Mendoza said she saw a dark shadow in the roadway and swerved to avoid it when her SUV slid and rolled over. Monica Gonzalez and another passenger were ejected. Investigators say neither passenger was wearing a seatbelt. The driver was wearing a seatbelt and only suffered minor injuries. The investigation is ongoing but neither speed or impairment appeared to be a factor in the crash.

Florida Statute (Ch. 316-614) requires drivers and their passengers to fasten their safety belts.

You must buckle up every time you get in your vehicle.

* Do it to protect yourself and others.
* Do it to avoid a serious dent in your wallet- a ticket could be costly.

While a majority of Floridians wear safety belts, those who don’t cost the state thousands of dollars in medical costs. Of course, you can’t put a price tag on the valuable lives lost.
Florida has had a safety belt law since 1986, but officers could only ticket unbuckled drivers when they stopped them for other violations. The new law allows officers to stop motorists for not wearing safety belts.

Florida law requires the use of safety belts for all drivers and passengers in all motorized vehicles, except:

* Persons who have a doctor-certified medical condition for which the use of the safety belt may be inappropriate or dangerous.
* Employees of a newspaper home delivery service or solid waste/recyclable collection service working designated routes.
* Persons traveling in the living quarters of a recreational vehicle or a space within a truck body primarily intended for merchandise or property.
* Persons traveling in vehicles that are not required to be equipped with safety belts under federal law.

The Law Office of Omar Medina is located in Tampa and serves clients in Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Polk, Manatee, and Tampa for Personal Injury clients.

We specialize in roll over cases, tire blow out accidents, and product liability cases. Please contact Omar Medina one of the best Personal Injury Lawyer in the Tampa Bay Area for a free consultation.

Deadly crash invovling a car and a semi-truck in Orlando

On behalf of Medina Law Firm posted in Orlando

Orlando Police had to shut down the westbound side of SR-50 do to a fatal car accident for seven hours on Monday.
The car was pinned underneath the semi when the accident happened. One person was killed and the other critically injured.
They have not been identified at this point. Police said it is not yet known how this accident happened.

What coverage do you need?

On your auto insurance policy, it is recommended:

* at least $100,000/$300,ooo bodily injury (BI) coverage;

*collision coverage, which includes a rental car;

*Medpay (as much as you can afford, but at least $2,000-$5,000), and most importantly

*UM (uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage) which matches the amount of BI coverage you have sure it is stacked

if you have more than one vehicle on your policy. Having complete coverage is important because a massive amount of drivers in Florida

are either completely uninsured or are effectively uninsured (minimal coverage).

The Law Office of Omar Medina is located in Tampa and serves clients in Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Seminole, Palm Harbor, New Port Richey, Port Richey, Spring Hill, and Lakeland for Personal Injury clients.

We specialize in roll over cases, tire blow out accidents, and product liability cases. Please contact Omar Medina one of the best Personal Injury Attorney in the Tampa Bay Area for a free consultation.

A driver was impaired and caused a car accident that killed three and the fourth was critically injured.

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On behalf of Medina Law Firm posted in Lakeland

The accident happened early Sunday when a Chrysler Sebring was hit by a GMC pick up truck. According to Polk County Sheriff’s office the driver was impaired. A witness stated that they were stopped at a stop sign and the Sebring was also stopped at another stop sign. The witness started to go through the stop sign and was forced off the road and then the Sebring began to go. The 2006 GMC truck was traveling very fast and slammed into the Sebring causing the crash. The driver, Dorothy Operhall of Mulberry, her front seat passenger, Melina Helbig of Rochester, PA, and Leonard Simmons, of Mulberry, were killed in the accident.

Robert Helbig, of Rochester, PA, who was critically injured, was transported to Lakeland Regional Medical Center.

Edward Casey McCoy, 21, of Lakeland was taken to Lakeland Regional with several broken bones. Charges against McCoy are pending a toxicology report and the medical condition of the surviving occupant. The passengers and driver of the Sebring were wearing their seatbelt. McCoy was not wearing his seatbelt.

The Law Office of Omar Medina is located in Tampa and serves clients in Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Hillsborough, and Manatee for Personal Injury clients.

We specialize in roll over cases, tire blow out accidents, and product liability cases. Please contact Omar Medina one of the best Personal Injury Attorney in the Tampa Bay Area for a free consultation.

A 16-year old girl was riding in a SUV and was killed in an auto accident on Friday evening.

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On behalf of Medina Law Firm posted in St. Petersburg

Christina Shiver was driving a Ford Escape SUV on 40th Avenue Northeast when she became distracted and took her eyes off the road for a moment. Police said the SUV veered right and jumped the north curb and went up on the sidewalk. Then the vehicle went up onto a concrete barriers separating the roadway and the sidewalk along the bridge that connects to Shore Acres neighborhood. The left side of the vehicle became elevated the metal guardrails that lined the north wall of the bridge ripped through the passenger’s side windshield, killing Alexia Douglas upon impact. This is an example of a terrible accident caused when a driver is distracted even for a moment while driving.

The driver was treated at All children’s Hospital and released. The investigation is ongoing.

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We specialize in roll over cases, tire blow out accidents, and product liability cases. Please contact Omar Medina one of the best Personal Injury Attorney in the Tampa Bay Area for a free consultation.

Mother of a 6-month-old girl died in a single-vehicle crash in Tampa

On behalf of Medina Law Firm posted in Tampa

A mother died in a single vehicle crash on Monday morning in Tampa. Her 6-month -old baby girl survived the crash.

Florida Highway Patrol said the crash happened at 6:30 am on Adamo Drive just before south Ware Boulevard. The mother lost control of her 2003 Chevy Monte Carlo sedan. The driver was ejected and the car flipped and she died at the scene from fatal injuries. The baby was secured in the backseat in a child seat and was transferred to an area hospital where it is said she will be ok. The driver has not been identified at this time.

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A Largo woman was killed in a single car accident in Manatee

On behalf of The Law Office of Omar Medina in Manatee

The single car accident happened on State Road 62 around 6:25 a.m. Khonesavanh Cichowski, 54, was going west on

State Road 62 approaching a left curve in the road. She failed to negotiate the curve and drove her Chevy off the north side of the road.

The report says, she over corrected to the left and causes the vehicle to rotate counter-clockwise across the road.

The vehicle then hit a ditch, overturned, and hit several trees. Cichowski died at the scene of the accident from fatal injuries.

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A young man dies after speeding in a car accident

On behalf of The Law Office of Omar Medina:

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the young man was traveling at 100 mph when he slammed into the back of a truck on Interstate-4 on Friday morning. The westbound lanes of I-4 were closed for several hours as crews investigated the accident. Troopers said 33-year-old David McKenna was in his black Infinity SUV, speeding in the center lane, when he struck the back of a box truck. Depris stretched several football fields long. McKenna died at the scene from his fatal injuries and the driver of the truck was taken to South Seminole Hospital with minor injuries. The crash is still being investigated.

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A pedestrian was killed in a hit and run crash in Manatee County

On behalf of The Law Office of Omar Medina:

According to reports the pedestrian was walking south on US 41 near 89th Street. Investigators said an unknown vehicle was heading north in the outside lane and struck the pedestrian. That vehicle left the scene and did not leave any information. The second vehicle headed the same direction did not see the pedestrian in the roadway and also hit him. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity has not been released until the next of kin can be notified. Anyone having any information on the accident is asked to contact the Florida Highway Patrol at 239-938-1800.

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Another motorcyclist was killed last Thursday in an auto accident

On behalf of The Law Office of Omar Medina:

According to officials a car turned in front of the motorcyclist. The accident happened on Belcher Road near Drew Street. The report states that, Derek J. Diamond,

50, was traveling south on Belcher Road when a 1999 Mercury sedan turned in a parking lot on Drew Street. The sedan drove directly into the path of Diamond’s

Honda motorcycle. Diamond died at the scene. Alcohol and drugs are not believed to have been a factor in the fatal crash.

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Motorcyclist was killed in an auto accident early Thursday morning in Pinellas Park

On behalf of The Law Office of Omar Medina:

Geoffrey Burton, 53, was riding northbound on U.S. 19 in the 12000 block in Pinellas Park. Investigators said he collided with a 2004 Dodge Intrepid. Burton

was not wearing a helmet and sustained fatal injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed at this time.

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We will identify the cause of the accident and pursue claims against negligent drivers in cases including bicycle,motorcycle, pedestrians, and auto accidents.

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