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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 […]

‘Tis The Season: Protect Yourself from Car Theft and Damages This Christmas

Christmas is less than two weeks away, and Polk County shoppers are out in full-force acquiring last-minute Christmas gifts, wrapping needs, and carts full of ingredients for all their Christmas goodies. However, someone else is also out in full-force, with a much less jolly motive. Petty criminals love this time of year, because parking lots […]

Reckless Driving Takes The Lives of 5 Tennessee Children

On Monday, a terrible tragedy struck the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee. A bus filled with 35 children was on its afternoon route delivering them back to their homes when it crashed, leaving 5 of the children dead, and many more injured. The driver, a 24-year old man who had just received his commercial license in […]

Passengers and Liability: What You Might Not Know

Thanksgiving has passed, and while many families are moving on excitedly to plan for Christmas and the New Year, a group of families in Polk County are grieving after losing their loved ones on Thanksgiving day to a vehicle accident on Highway 17. Eighty-one year old Earl Williams was driving north in his 4-door sedan […]

Liability Doesn’t Disappear: Why Families Deserve Compensation

Recently, Sessums Law Group felt honored to be trusted with the Paul Wooten Jr. case. Mr. Wooten was killed last year while he was stopped at an intersection on his motorcycle. He was hit from behind by a pickup truck that was being driven by John Stone of Mulberry, FL. Mr. Stone was intoxicated and […]

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 […]

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