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Tragedy Strikes, Day or Night: Local Nighttime Accident Claims Life of Bartow Family

Once again, Sessums Law Group is saddened to hear of another accident that claimed the life of a Bartow father and his two children on Sunday, November 6th. Ronald Green, along with his 5-year old and 9-year old, was traveling with a 4th victim, Tiffany L. Young, on I-75 when Green lost control of his […]

Disaster Strikes Again: Another Hit and Run Fatality in Polk County

Yet another life has been claimed by a hit-and-run collision in Polk County, and this time a local deputy was injured in the process. On Saturday, October 29th, Jessica Enchautegui-Otero was traveling on SR 60 when her vehicle left the road and struck a tree. She suffered minor injuries, and went back up onto the median of […]

Driving Tips for a Safe Halloween

Halloween is almost here, and that means an evening full of parties, costumes, and trick-or-treating with friends and neighbors. Unfortunately though, this night also comes with a higher-than-usual risk of automobile accidents since there is increased foot traffic and most of the fun happens after dark. For you as a driver, there are some extra […]

Protecting Our Pedestrians: Hit-and-Run Claims Another Life in Lakeland

This week has seen yet another fatality caused by a hit-and-run accident here in Lakeland. Sadly, in this case, a suspect has yet to be found, and the family of the woman killed has no closure or information. On October 6th at 6:30 AM a Black Ford F-150 (likely a 2004-2008 model) heading toward U.S. […]

Better Late Than Never: Speeding Can Kill

Obeying the speed limit is often looked upon as “prudish” or being overly cautious. While the speed limit signs are clearly marked on every public roadway you will drive on in Polk County, people rarely follow them. However, driving at a safe speed could mean the difference between life and death. On October 4th, a […]

When You Lose Control: How Overcorrection Can Be Deadly

We’ve all been there. You are driving along normally, and whether it’s distracted driving, a strong wind, or a change in the roadway, your car drifts off to one side or the other. If you’re fortunate, it drifts to the side where there is a median or emergency lane to give you some “grace.” If […]

When The Right of Way Goes Wrong: Local School Bus Accident Sends Lakeland Children to Hospital

Sessums Law Group is staunch on our position that drivers have a responsibility to our local Polk County children when it comes to practicing utmost care when near a school or a school bus. Occasionally though, the driver of the bus can make a mistake, and that is exactly what happened here in Lakeland this past week. […]

Lights, Cameras, Action: A Quiet Patrol Turns Into A Large-Scale Police Chase in Polk County

A quiet patrol of Posner Park in Davenport turned into a large-scale chase on Monday, September 5th, 2016 with what started as an easy evening run-through of the popular shopping center by Polk County sheriff’s deputies. However, they decided to investigate further when they saw a suspicious-looking truck suddenly turn around upon spotting them. After […]

Take It Slow: When Speeding and Wet Roads Take Lives

It’s common knowledge that you shouldn’t speed when roads are wet, yet here in Central Florida, the regular presence of rainy weather and our open roadways can cause us to become calloused to the true danger of driving in inclement weather. Sadly, this led to the death of two local residents in Polk County this […]

Bicycle Safety: Protect Yourself When Biking on Major Roadways

On our Sessums Law Group blog, we have discussed safety tips for motorists regarding motorcycles, pedestrians, semi-trucks, and most of all, other motorists. However, many of these posts have focused on how the driver of the vehicle should practice safety. However, there are also times when the unexpected can happen to you even when you are being […]

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