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Riding in Pensacola Proves Dangerous for Motorcyclistss

Unrecognizable man on motorcycle in the street

In late September, a motorcyclist was killed by an SUV on Belleview Avenue. The motorcyclist was not doing anything wrong. The driver of the SUV backed out of their driveway, unaware of the man on the motorcycle, striking and killing him. The man on the bike was not wearing a helmet and alcohol does not[…]

CONGRATULATIONS WARREN R. TODDs

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or highly-populated region in the nation who meet stringent objective qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase objective and uniformly applied process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party[…]

Distracted Drivings

Advice from Attorney Michael Thomas Not long ago, my best friend was killed by a distracted driver who was texting while driving. Unfortunately, he is not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 8 people are killed and 1,161 people are injured every day in a crash involving distracted driving.[…]

Couple Saved After Capsizings

Luxury houseboat at pier on Lake Powell with window reflections of boats and red rock cliffs across lake Arizona USA

A couple from Pensacola found themselves confronted by Hurricane Irma while traveling back home in their houseboat. The couple capsized due to rough waters and had to be saved by officials. According to reports, the couple traveled to Saint Marks to harvest scallops. The couple had traveled for five days before deciding to return to[…]

Pensacola Day Care Shut Down After Hot Car Deaths

inside of the kindergarten classroom with drawings on the walls

A day care in Pensacola has been shut down after a tragic incident. Police say that a 3-year-old child was left in a day care van and died as a result of the high temperatures inside the vehicle. The cause of death has not been confirmed by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, but the state’s[…]

Fatal Semi Truck Accident in Pensacolas

Semi-trailer truck damaged during an accident

On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, two vehicles were involved in a collision on U.S. 98. The crash occurred just after 12:00 p.m. and involved a passenger vehicle and a semi-truck. The accident, sadly, proved to be fatal for the occupant of the vehicle. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a female driver was operating a[…]

Pedestrian Struck by Deputy’s Vehicle in Pensacolas

A Pedestrian crosswalk sign in New York City signals it's OK to cross

A man from Mobile, Alabama was struck by an Escambia County Sheriff’s deputy recently. The man, according to the state highway patrol, was not in a marked crosswalk at the time of the accident. According to reports, an Escambia County Sheriff’s deputy was driving on West Fairfield Drive in an easterly direction. The pedestrian attempted[…]

Beware of Dogs: Rabies Alert Issued for Escambia Countys

Dangerous dog biting a hand

Officials have released a rabies advisory for Escambia County. More specifically, an alert has been put in place for the Navy Point and Warrington areas. Residents of the county are urged to protect themselves and their pets from contact with wild and stray animals. July 13, 2017 was the date of the most recent animal[…]

Motorist Who Crashed Into Home Charged with Attempted Murders

children's hat for Sheriff

A woman who crashed into a home on Wildflower Lane in Pensacola was charged with attempted murder, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. The woman injured three people, including a sheriff’s deputy, in the crash. She has officially been charged with attempted murder, attempted murder on a law enforcement officer, driving under the influence causing[…]

Search for Missing Jet Skier Suspendeds

Man on Jet Ski having fun in Ocean

The search for a missing jet skier has been suspended by the Coast Guard. The Alabama teenager went missing after the jet ski he was riding collided with a boat in Port St. Joe. A spokesperson with Florida Fish and Wildlife said that the teenager had recently graduated from Bayside Academy. A second teenager was[…]