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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 […]

Seatbelt Safety: How One Young Man’s Life Might Have Been Saved

Polk County residents know that I-4 is not only one of the main means of commuting to and from the major work cities of Orlando and Tampa, but is also one of the primary causes of vehicle accidents in our area. Our local news is constantly reporting accidents of all levels of severity, and Saturday […]

In the Blink of An Eye: How a Split Second on The Road Can Change Your Life

Yet another life has been claimed by a Polk County roadway, and several more victims are hospitalized with serious injuries. On Tuesday, August 2nd, Sharon A. Sampson was driving her Infiniti G35 north on Old Lakeland Highway, and for unknown reasons, crossed over the center line into the southbound lane, striking a Dodge Ram pickup […]

Babysitter Beware: Using Caution When Choosing Childcare for Your Little One

Recently, we were saddened to take on a case involving the death of an infant child. What’s even more unfortunate is that this child was in the hands of a childcare facility when the death occurred, and it was the second child death at this particular location. We are grieved for the parents, family, and […]

Gotta Catch ‘Em All: How Pokémon Go Is Affecting Our Roadways

Pokémon Go, a recent game released for mobile devices, is a huge hit with people of all ages. Essentially, “catching” and collecting the various characters is the point of the game, but unlike traditional games, this app is a sort of “alternate reality” where the characters are found within your actual surroundings. While this might […]

Nighttime Pedestrian: How To Stay Safe When Walking in The Dark

Polk County has had its fair share of vehicle-related deaths recently, but one struck the residents of Lakeland, FL harder than the others. On Monday, May 2nd, 17-year old Kalen Kirk was tragically killed when crossing the street to catch his bus for the morning trek to George Jenkins High School. Kirk was the son […]

Mark Sessums Earns Florida Top 100 Designation from Super Lawyers

Sessums Law Group, P.A. proudly announces that founding partner Mark A. Sessums has been named to the Florida Top 100 List of Marital and Family Lawyers compiled by Super Lawyers. Based on 12 criteria, this statewide honor is accorded to only a small percentage of Florida attorneys. Mr. Sessums has earned this recognition in each […]

Danger at Home: Accidents Can Happen Without Ever Leaving the Driveway

Recently, we were saddened to hear about a small child being tragically killed in nearby Auburndale, FL. The 7-month old little girl was in her own driveway, was buckled into her car seat, and yet, she still ended up being taken in a vehicle-related accident. Her mother placed her car seat carrier down on the […]

Terrible Twenty-Seven: US Hwy. 27 Takes Another Life

US 27 here in Central Florida is a road well-known by Polk County residents, and it is not fondly thought of. This particular highway has a tendency to have a higher-than-average accident rate and claims multiple lives each year. Drivers frequently experience delays or rerouting thanks to collisions that take place on this road and […]

The Importance of Defensive Driving: Accident in Lakeland Has Community Reeling

Polk County, FL is a “commuter county.” Hundreds of people travel I-4 each day, heading to their jobs in either Orlando (east) or Tampa (west). Heavy traffic can be counted on, especially in the mornings, and late in the afternoons starting around 4:00 PM, and accidents are not uncommon. Usually, the most you’ll deal with […]

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