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The attorneys at Frankel Injury Law have for more than 30 years helped accident victims in South Florida to receive successful settlements and verdicts. Recently, the South Florida law firm announced that they are offering free consultations to all victims of traffic accidents. They are devoted to all types of traffic accidents to help victims and their families get proper settlement to rebuild their lives after tragedy. They are available round the clock to offer legal advice and help victims recover the appropriate amount.

Ken M Frankel is committed to achieve the best results. They do not settle for a lower figure in order to avoid trial. They help clients to collect critical evidence and testimonies from the best medical experts in order to prove their claim and get the best outcome. They have experience working with insurance companies to help accident victims get the most favorable outcome.

Without critical evidence, victims cannot receive deserved compensation after making a claim. While it is almost impossible to completely eradicate auto accidents, Frankel Injury Law is devoted to help victims and their families get proper legal representation and ensure justice is served.

A professional car accident lawyer understands how disruptive and prolonged traffic accidents can be and that’s why they work quickly to gather information that will prove the claim. In case the case goes to trial, the accident injury attorney in Fort Lauderdale is prepared to represent their client all the way. The lawyers at Ken Frankel Law are hands on with the process of investigation, litigation and trial. They utilize their level of experience and dedication to give victims of accidents the best possible outcome.

Ken Frankel does not charge any fees unless the client they represented obtains a monetary settlement. All their legal fees are contingent on the outcome of the case. The law firm will cover the cost of litigation, investigation and collecting expert evidence and testimonies on behalf of the client. The accident injury lawyer in South Florida is devoted to maintain the rights and interests of car accident victims.

At the law offices of Ken M Frankel PA, the attorneys consult with various stakeholders like detectives and medics who can help victims of personal injuries recover the right amount. The attorneys are dedicated to make the recovery process easier for victims by offering sound legal advice and representation. You can contact Ken M Frankel Injury Lawyer today at 877-95-(27274) for consultation.

To find out more about Ken M Frankel PA or schedule a consultation, call their toll free number 877-952-7274 or visit their website http://www.frankel-injury-law.com to get assistance on any type of personal injury lawsuit or medical malpractice case, contact Frankel Injury Law today.

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Mother of girl struck by car begs community for prayers

The mother of a 9-year-old girl struck by a car while walking home from the school bus stop Tuesday said her daughter is fighting for her life.

Maria Ponce De Leon told WPBF 25 News on Wednesday that her daughter Melanie is “very, very sick,” and the family needs the community’s prayers.

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The accident happened Tuesday on 130th Trail North in The Acreage. The girl was walking on the side of a dirt road near her house when she was clipped by a passing car. The mother told WPBF she was walking over to meet her daughter when she heard the impact and saw the “car passing fast.”

Ponce De Leon said she ran over and found her daughter lying in a ditch on the side of the road unconscious and not breathing.

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The driver, Dynasdy Williams, turned around and came back to the scene. Neighbors who came outside to help said Williams claimed she was distracted by kids in her car.

“She said she was distracted by the kids in the back of her car,” neighbor John Whittaker said. “She thought she’d hit a sign.”

The girl was taken by helicopter to a hospital in critical condition.

Accident investigators said drugs or alcohol may have played a factor in the accident, but Williams has not been charged.

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Child critical after being struck by car in Loxahatchee

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THE ACREAGE, Fla. – Sheriff’s investigators say alcohol or drugs may be a factor in an accident that injured a 9-year-old girl in the Acreage.

Melanie Ponce De Leon, 9, of Royal Palm Beach remains in critical condition at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach in the pediatric intensive care unit.

She suffered severe head injuries after being hit by a car. 

Deputies say about 2:30  Tuesday, the girl had just gotten off a school bus near 130th Avenue North and Persimmon Boulevard and she was walking on the edge of 130th Avenue when  she was hit by a passing car.

A neighbor says Melanie’s mother had gone to the bus stop to meet her daughter.

“Her mother saw the whole thing, so it was terrible. Pretty sad, huh? very sad, very sad,” said Veronica Vargas, who lives at the corner where the accident happened.

“The mother was coming to pick up her, she was walking and she saw her and she saw the accident too. So she was double shocked,” said German Custodio,  Veronica’s husband.

Deputies say a 1998 Oldsmobile driven by Dynasdy Williams, 28, of Royal Palm Beach, hit the girl.  

At this time Sheriff’s officials say Williams has not been charged. 

She told deputies she was distracted by her children who were in the car with her.

Melanie is a student at Golden Grove Elementary.

The Palm Beach County School system  released this statement:

“The School District is deeply saddened by the recent accident involving one of our students. Situations like this should make us more aware of our roadways and intersections. Our thoughts and prayers  go out to her family and the entire Golden Grove Elementary community.”Child critical after being struck by car in Loxahatchee

West Palm Beach Car Accident Attorneys at Gonzalez & Cartwright, P.A. …

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Research suggests that teenagers are postponing getting their licenses for a variety of reasons. As the report indicates, the trend could have an impact on the safety of travel.

West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) March 03, 2014

When asked about a news report indicating teenagers are postponing getting their driver’s licenses, West Palm Beach car accident lawyers Charles Cartwright and Adriana Gonzalez said today that the trend could lead to safer roads in Florida.

According to an article in the Orlando Sentinel (“Many Florida teens put the brakes on getting drivers licenses,” January 25), a study conducted by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles found that the number of licensed drivers ages 15-17 fell nearly 15 percent statewide between 1995 and 2013.

“Research suggests that teenagers are postponing getting their licenses for a variety of reasons,” said Charles Cartwright, co-founder of Gonzalez Cartwright, P.A. “As the report indicates, the trend could have an impact on the safety of travel. Studies show that teen drivers face a higher risk than drivers who are 20 and older. At Gonzalez Cartwright, we have seen first-hand the devastating impact of accidents involving teenagers. That’s why we think it’s a positive development to see that they are waiting a few more years before getting their licenses.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among 16- to 19-year-olds than among any other age group. Teens between 16 and 19 are three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be in a fatal accident, the CDC reports.

Officials from the Highway Loss Data Institute told the Orlando Sentinel that the state’s drop-off in licensed teen drivers could be attributed to more mass-transit options, walkable communities, environmentally friendly transportation, and the high cost of purchasing, registering, insuring and maintaining a vehicle.

The Orlando Sentinel report also said that officials from the Florida Safety Council believe drivers’ education courses and public service messages aimed at novice drivers might play a role in the decision of teen drivers to postpone their driver’s test. Car accidents are a leading cause of death for teenagers across the United States, according to the article.

“The key to preventing car accidents in South Florida is education and enforcement of traffic laws designed to keep us safe,” said Adriana Gonzalez, a partner at Gonzalez Cartwright. “From a safety standpoint, this report suggesting teen drivers are waiting longer to obtain their driver’s licenses is encouraging news.”

Gonzalez said anyone injured in an accident or who loses a loved one in a car wreck – whether it’s because of a negligent teen driver or a careless older driver – should obtain the advice of legal counsel. An attorney can help protect the rights of the victim and hold the negligent individual accountable, she said.

About Gonzalez Cartwright, P.A.

Charles Cartwright obtained his law degree from the University of Miami in 1993 and has been practicing law in South Florida for over 20 years. Well versed in all steps of the personal injury process, Cartwright is an AV-rated attorney who has received the highest rating from Martindale Hubbell. Adriana Gonzalez obtained her law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida, and has been an officer in the Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association since 2009. In 2012 and 2013, Super Lawyers named her one of Florida’s Rising Stars for her work in personal injury law.

For more information on what to do if you’ve been injured in an accident, call (800) 608-2965.

Gonzalez Cartwright is located at 813 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth FL 33460. Visit http://www.gonzalezcartwright.com/

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West Palm Beach Car Accident Attorneys at Gonzalez Cartwright, P.A., Discuss Report about Decline in Licensed Teen Drivers

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West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) March 03, 2014

When asked about a news report indicating teenagers are postponing getting their driver’s licenses, West Palm Beach car accident lawyers Charles Cartwright and Adriana Gonzalez said today that the trend could lead to safer roads in Florida.

According to an article in the Orlando Sentinel (“Many Florida teens put the brakes on getting drivers licenses,” January 25), a study conducted by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles found that the number of licensed drivers ages 15-17 fell nearly 15 percent statewide between 1995 and 2013.

“Research suggests that teenagers are postponing getting their licenses for a variety of reasons,” said Charles Cartwright, co-founder of Gonzalez Cartwright, P.A. “As the report indicates, the trend could have an impact on the safety of travel. Studies show that teen drivers face a higher risk than drivers who are 20 and older. At Gonzalez Cartwright, we have seen first-hand the devastating impact of accidents involving teenagers. That’s why we think it’s a positive development to see that they are waiting a few more years before getting their licenses.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the risk of motor vehicle crashes is higher among 16- to 19-year-olds than among any other age group. Teens between 16 and 19 are three times more likely than drivers aged 20 and older to be in a fatal accident, the CDC reports.

Officials from the Highway Loss Data Institute told the Orlando Sentinel that the state’s drop-off in licensed teen drivers could be attributed to more mass-transit options, walkable communities, environmentally friendly transportation, and the high cost of purchasing, registering, insuring and maintaining a vehicle.

The Orlando Sentinel report also said that officials from the Florida Safety Council believe drivers’ education courses and public service messages aimed at novice drivers might play a role in the decision of teen drivers to postpone their driver’s test. Car accidents are a leading cause of death for teenagers across the United States, according to the article.

“The key to preventing car accidents in South Florida is education and enforcement of traffic laws designed to keep us safe,” said Adriana Gonzalez, a partner at Gonzalez Cartwright. “From a safety standpoint, this report suggesting teen drivers are waiting longer to obtain their driver’s licenses is encouraging news.”

Gonzalez said anyone injured in an accident or who loses a loved one in a car wreck – whether it’s because of a negligent teen driver or a careless older driver – should obtain the advice of legal counsel. An attorney can help protect the rights of the victim and hold the negligent individual accountable, she said.

About Gonzalez Cartwright, P.A.

Charles Cartwright obtained his law degree from the University of Miami in 1993 and has been practicing law in South Florida for over 20 years. Well versed in all steps of the personal injury process, Cartwright is an AV-rated attorney who has received the highest rating from Martindale Hubbell. Adriana Gonzalez obtained her law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida, and has been an officer in the Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association since 2009. In 2012 and 2013, Super Lawyers named her one of Florida’s Rising Stars for her work in personal injury law.

For more information on what to do if you’ve been injured in an accident, call (800) 608-2965.

Gonzalez Cartwright is located at 813 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth FL 33460. Visit http://www.gonzalezcartwright.com/

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/motor-vehicle-accident/lawyers-fl/prweb11607612.htm

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Off-duty Boynton Beach cop seriously injured by suspected drunk driver

Story by Scott T. Smith / CBS12 News
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — An off-duty Boynton Beach police officer was seriously injured when a suspected drunk driver slammed into the rear of his SUV at high speed on Southern Boulevard early Friday morning.

Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office reports Jakub A Gryczan, 31, of 4702 Baywinds Drive in Lake Worth was driving a 2012 Volkswagen Passat “at a very high rate of speed” westbound on Southern Boulevard, approaching the Haverhill Road overpass at about 3:18 a.m.

The front of his car struck the rear of a 2013 Subaru SUV driven by Richard Webster, 26, who has worked for Boynton Beach police since June 17th, according to BBPD spokeswoman Stephanie Slater.

The impact sent Webster’s Subaru into the center median, where it wrapped around the base of a palm tree, pinning him inside.

Webster was wearing a seatbelt but suffered serious injuries. He was taken to Delray Medical Center for treatment. Gryczan was not wearing a seatbelt and suffered minor injuries.

PBSO suspects Gryczan was intoxicated.Off-duty Boynton Beach cop seriously injured by suspected drunk driver

Six people injured in three-car accident in West Palm Beach

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Six people were taken to hospitals after a three-car accident Sunday night at Haverhill and Roebuck roads.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue crews responded at 7:25 p.m. They found several people trapped in their vehicles.

One person was taken to St. Mary’s Medical Center under a trauma alert, said Capt. Albert Borroto, spokesman for Fire Rescue.

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West Palm Beach Car Accident Attorneys at Gonzalez & Cartwright Comment on …

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Every step we can take to reduce or completely eliminate injuries to children caused by car accidents in Florida is a step in the right direction,

West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) February 04, 2014

West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer Adriana Gonzalez of Gonzalez Cartwright, P.A. today said it’s critical that parents and guardians of children become aware of Florida’s new child car seat law, which went into effect in January.

Commenting on a report in CBS 12 News, “New Florida Laws That You Need To Know” (Jan. 1, 2014), Gonzalez said the car seat law could lead to fewer injuries and fatalities involving children.

“Every step we can take to reduce or completely eliminate injuries to children caused by car accidents in Florida is a step in the right direction,” Gonzalez said. “Our law firm knows first-hand just how devastating injuries to children can be for families in Florida. All it takes is one reckless driver to completely change the lives of entire families in an instant. A child’s life depends on the way a car seat is secured, and this law addresses that.”

Florida’s new law applies to children and car seats that weigh more than 65 pounds combined, according to the CBS 12 News report. Previously, a latch system was an option for securing the child. Now, Florida law requires drivers to use a seatbelt to restrain a child in a car seat that weighs more than 65 pounds combined, CBS 12 News reported.

Florida requires all children under 5 years old to be secured properly while traveling in a vehicle, according to Florida’s Department of Motor Vehicles website. Children under 3 years old must be secured in a federally approved child car seat. Children 4 through 5 years old must be secured in a federally approved child car seat or with a safety belt, according to Florida’s DMV website.

But no matter how well built child car seats are, they’re no match for a reckless driver in Florida, said West Palm Beach auto accident attorney Charles E. Cartwright.

“Drivers need to realize that their actions have consequences,” Cartwright said. “If you cause a head-on collision or rear-end accident because you were texting while driving or drunk driving, you must be held accountable. Accidents can be devastating, and they are especially heartbreaking when children are involved.”

Cartwright said victims who have been injured or families who have lost loved ones in accidents should seek the advice of legal counsel. An attorney can help pursue compensation and hold the responsible individual or company accountable, he said.

About Gonzalez Cartwright, P.A.

Charles Cartwright obtained his law degree from the University of Miami in 1993 and has been practicing law in South Florida for over 20 years. Well versed in all steps of the personal injury process, Cartwright is an AV-rated attorney who has received the highest rating from Martindale Hubbell. Adriana Gonzalez obtained her law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida, and has been an officer in the Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association since 2009. In 2012 and 2013, she was named one of Florida’s Rising Stars by Super Lawyers for her work in personal injury law.

For more information on what to do if you’ve been injured in an accident, call (800) 608-2965.

Gonzalez Cartwright is located at 813 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth FL 33460. Visit http://www.gonzalezcartwright.com/

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West Palm Beach Car Accident Attorneys at Gonzalez Cartwright Comment on Florida Child Car Seat Law

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West Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) February 04, 2014

West Palm Beach personal injury lawyer Adriana Gonzalez of Gonzalez Cartwright, P.A. today said it’s critical that parents and guardians of children become aware of Florida’s new child car seat law, which went into effect in January.

Commenting on a report in CBS 12 News, “New Florida Laws That You Need To Know” (Jan. 1, 2014), Gonzalez said the car seat law could lead to fewer injuries and fatalities involving children.

“Every step we can take to reduce or completely eliminate injuries to children caused by car accidents in Florida is a step in the right direction,” Gonzalez said. “Our law firm knows first-hand just how devastating injuries to children can be for families in Florida. All it takes is one reckless driver to completely change the lives of entire families in an instant. A child’s life depends on the way a car seat is secured, and this law addresses that.”

Florida’s new law applies to children and car seats that weigh more than 65 pounds combined, according to the CBS 12 News report. Previously, a latch system was an option for securing the child. Now, Florida law requires drivers to use a seatbelt to restrain a child in a car seat that weighs more than 65 pounds combined, CBS 12 News reported.

Florida requires all children under 5 years old to be secured properly while traveling in a vehicle, according to Florida’s Department of Motor Vehicles website. Children under 3 years old must be secured in a federally approved child car seat. Children 4 through 5 years old must be secured in a federally approved child car seat or with a safety belt, according to Florida’s DMV website.

But no matter how well built child car seats are, they’re no match for a reckless driver in Florida, said West Palm Beach auto accident attorney Charles E. Cartwright.

“Drivers need to realize that their actions have consequences,” Cartwright said. “If you cause a head-on collision or rear-end accident because you were texting while driving or drunk driving, you must be held accountable. Accidents can be devastating, and they are especially heartbreaking when children are involved.”

Cartwright said victims who have been injured or families who have lost loved ones in accidents should seek the advice of legal counsel. An attorney can help pursue compensation and hold the responsible individual or company accountable, he said.

About Gonzalez Cartwright, P.A.

Charles Cartwright obtained his law degree from the University of Miami in 1993 and has been practicing law in South Florida for over 20 years. Well versed in all steps of the personal injury process, Cartwright is an AV-rated attorney who has received the highest rating from Martindale Hubbell. Adriana Gonzalez obtained her law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida, and has been an officer in the Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association since 2009. In 2012 and 2013, she was named one of Florida’s Rising Stars by Super Lawyers for her work in personal injury law.

For more information on what to do if you’ve been injured in an accident, call (800) 608-2965.

Gonzalez Cartwright is located at 813 Lucerne Ave., Lake Worth FL 33460. Visit http://www.gonzalezcartwright.com/

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/child-car-seat/lawyer-fl/prweb11499928.htm

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