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Due to COVID-19, Some Police Departments Not Responding to Minor Auto Accident Calls

Police officers and other first responders face increased risks due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has changed nearly every facet of our lives. As stay at home orders in many states and cities require non-essential businesses to shut down or cut back on hours in operation, measures are also being taken to protect law enforcement […]

What Are the Risks if Auto Insurance is Suspended or Canceled During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Severe restrictions on travel, health fears and closed workplaces have sharply curtailed automobile traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic. Accidents have dropped so much that many auto insurance companies are providing refunds to policyholders. People who are stuck at home and facing financial distress might be tempted to cancel or suspend their coverage. However, if an […]

Making Intersections Safer: How Polk County Is Cracking Down on Red Lights and Using Technology to Protect YOU

It’s no secret that accidents involving running through red lights at intersections are often some of the most deadly on our roads. These accidents usually involve a high rate of speed, meaning the impact at the time of the crash is worse for all parties involved. The worst part is knowing these collisions are easily […]

Put It Down or Pay: How Florida Is Making Roads Safer with New Texting Ban

With other states enforcing laws regarding the use of phones while operating a moving vehicle, residents in Florida have been pushing for reform of our own rules on the road for a long while. It’s no wonder, with Florida reporting over 50,000 accidents due to distracted driving in 2016 alone, 233 of those resulting in […]

Save a Life: YOU Have The Responsibility to Report Drunk Drivers

Driving under the influence of alcohol is a hot topic with law enforcement (and lawyers), and unfortunately, it’s a subject that won’t be leaving the spotlight anytime soon. Drunk driving is a continual problem that takes countless lives each year on our roadways, yet people STILL choose to climb behind the wheel of their vehicles […]

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 […]

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