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Only in Florida: Common Accidents and How to Handle Them

Florida has many characteristics that set it apart and appeal to the masses. Living up to its nickname, “The Sunshine State,” the year-round warm climate, abundant sunshine, and beautiful landscape bring in plenty of tourists each year. When coming to Florida though, it’s important to be prepared! Florida has its own unique set of challenges on our […]

Drop in Car Crashes, Spike in Bicycle Accidents Linked to Coronavirus

Once Americans came to understand how deadly the coronavirus can be and how easily it is passed from person to person, transportation habits changed. Not only did people drastically curtail business and personal travel, but many stopped going to their workplaces. That has led to a reduction in car accidents at the same time that […]

On the Run: What to Do If You Are Caught in A Police Chase

This week in Polk County, deputies were forced to pursue a suicidal victim when he took to notorious Hwy 27 to flee and ended up inuring bystanders in the process. Sadly, the chase ended in the victim losing his life, but it also ended with innocent drivers being traumatized, or even hospitalized, after being impacted […]

Fatal Sarasota Accident Due to Rear-End Collision

On Tuesday morning, February 7th, Sarasota police responded to an accident on University Parkway that left one man dead and another injured. Mark Obrien was driving his Toyota Corolla east, when he failed to slow down for another Corolla driven by Michael Bakken that was stopped in front off him. Obrien rear-ended the vehicle, and […]

Sarasota School Bus Driver Charged in Accident: The Importance of Paying Attention

A Sarasota County School bus driver has been charged with careless driving after being cited as the at-fault driver in an accident on West Hillsborough Blvd. This case is a prime example of the importance of paying attention when you drive, whether you’re behind the wheel of a bus, or your own compact car. The […]

Sessums Law Group, Coming to a City Near YOU!

Sessums Law Group is excited to announce that we are growing and expanding our service area! We recently launched our newest Sessums Law Group office in Sarasota, Florida and we will be opening another office in south Tampa, Florida this March. This will give us the opportunity to serve more people in the Central Florida […]

Importance of Buckling Up: Eagle Lake Accident Leaves Children in Critical Condition

Yesterday, an accident in Eagle Lake left a father and his two children in critical condition after their pickup truck collided into the back of a city bus. While there were minor injuries to passengers of the city transportation, the driver of the truck, 36-year old Jaron Skipper and his two young children, Emma (age […]

Light Up 2017: The Dangers of Walking in The Dark

The New Year…2017 is here, and with it, the hopes that we have lower accident rates, vehicular injuries and deaths, and fewer road-related accidents. Before the end of 2016 though, two accidents happened over the course of 48 hours that claimed the life of one pedestrian and left another seriously injured. The two accidents, while […]

In the Car for Christmas: Tips to Know for Your Holiday Travels

As Polk County families pack up and plan to head to destinations both near and far for Christmas this weekend, we can’t help but wonder how prepared they actually are as they hit the road. While driving to one’s intended end-point is pretty simple thanks to modern day inventions such as the GPS systems made […]

Say No to A New Year Nightmare: Kick Off 2017 Safely

New Year’s Eve is almost here, and typically, each new year is kicked off with celebrations worldwide. These parties often include champagne (along with other adult beverage choices) and while these festivities are fun, they also bring a sobering amount of risk when not handled properly. New Year’s Eve (and New Year’s Day) are two […]

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