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Jacksonville Hit-and-Run Accident

A serious Hit-and-Run Accident sent a 13 year-old- to the hospital. The young girl's mother witnessed the accident. She watched in terror as a vehicle crashed into her daughter leaving her unconscious. The mother's account of the accident was published on Facebook and several media sites we are sharing with her permission hoping the irresponsible driver will be found. Donna Griffin's account of her daughter's accident below, "I NEED PRAYERS AND ANY INFORMATION TO HELP FIND THE PIECE OF S_ _ _ _ THAT HIT MY DAUGHTER BRIANNA RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME AND LEFT HER LAYING ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD!!!!
DETAILS: .... it happened at 12526 Agatite RD in mandarin at my moms.. we had went for dinner and me and todd were unloading the truck to leave Brianna Neal was standing on the side of the rd on her skateboard when a 4 door newer silver/gray smaller SUV coming FROM JULINGTON CREEK HEADED TOWARDS OLD ST. Augustine... there has to be damage to the front right of the vehicle!! Whoever hit her KNOWS because they hit the brakes more than once especially since I was screaming and waving my hands in the road... PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LET ME Or the authorities know because THIS is one of the MANY images of seeing my child hit by a car and laying lifeless in the dirt that will haunt me for the rest of my life!!!! Feel free to share!!" Jacksonville has seen to many Hit-and-Run accidents please help if you have any information call the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office. Or the Crime Tip Hot Line at 866-845-8477.

Jacksonville City Garbage Truck Accident- Serious Injuries

A Jacksonville city garbage truck burst into flames Monday afternoon after crashing on the Westside of town. The driver of the truck and his passenger were seriously injured in the accident. The accident occurred on Normandy Blvd around 2:00 P.M. Monday. According to the Florida Highway Patrol the city garbage truck was behind another vehicle that slowed down and attempted to turn left onto Manning Cemetery Road. The garbage truck driver did not slow down quickly enough and began swerving to avoid hitting the vehicle in front of him. The garbage truck driver lost control. The garbage truck flipped over and burst into flames. Both the driver and the passenger managed to escape the garbage truck but they were both seriously injured in the accident. The accident is being investigated, charges are pending. If you have been Injured in a Trucking Accident call the experienced attorneys at Barnes & Cohen

Top Notch Lawyer Brings 2.9 Million Jury Verdict

Top Notch Barnes & Cohen lawyer brings $2.9 Million Jury Verdiict on behalf of a client seriously injured in an Auto Accident. Over the years, we have provided top notch legal services to the citizens of Southeast Georgia. Now we have hired Patrick Sullivan a Georgia Trial Lawyer to manage our Kingsland/St Marys office. We want to welcome Patrick Sullivan, his wife Jessica and his son Patrick Brian Sullivan ll. When you are defending the rights of the injured; experience, dedication, determination and expert legal knowledge make a difference. Patrick Sullivan is a great example of the character and integrity it takes to bring the results our injured clients deserve. We are pleased with the results Patrick has achieved for our clients since he has joined Barnes & Cohen. Patrick Sullivan's first jury trial for Barnes & Cohen, Patrick won $2.9 million on behalf of an Auto Accident victim that had suffered serious injuries. If you are hurt, call Patrick and his staff of experienced paralegals 729- HELP (912-729-4357). At Barnes & Cohen the tradition of excellence continues. 

Jacksonville Pedestrian Seriously Injured - Driver Attempts to Run

A Jacksonville pedestrian is in critical condition after being struck by a car on Thursday afternoon. The accident occurred on 103rd street at the I-295 exit. A black vehicle was exiting off I-295 when they struck another vehicle that was stopped at a traffic light. The black vehicle did not stop but continued on hitting a pedestrian on the sidewalk. The Florida Highway Patrol was in the area checking for seat belt violations when the accident occurred. They were forced to Taser the driver who was attempting to flee the scene. The pedestrian has life threatening injuries. The driver of the black vehicle was taken to the hospital. The driver of the black vehicle will most likely be facing multiple charges. Another attempted hit-and-run in our area but The Florida Highway Patrol was in the right place at the right time to apprehend this careless driver.

Auto Accident Claims the Life of a Teen

Jirawadi Marie Battenhouse was only 19 years old when she accidentin the Flagler Beach area over the weekend. Jirawadi Battenhouse was heading south on Interstate 95 when she entered the emergency lane. Battenhouse was driving a 1998 Lexus ES 300; her vehicle struck the guardrail and then reentered the southbound lane of I-95 coming to a stop in the center lane just south of Palm Coast Parkway. The driver of a 2015 Acura failed to stop in time and rear ended Battenhouse . The impact sent Jirawadi Battenhouse and her vehicle spinning, she struck the guardrail before stopping. The driver of the Acura, Stephanie Finnell received minor injuries. Jirawadi Battenhouse died from extensive brain damage and a ruptured lung, injuries she sustained in the auto accident. The Florida Highway Patrol are investigating the accident, charges are pending. Jirawadi was a native of Flagler Beach, Florida, a photographer, musician and curator of Art. Please don't drive distracted be aware of vehicles in the emergency lane. 

Jacksonville Motorcycle Accident -Semi- Truck Leaves the Scene

On Wednesday May 10th approximately 230 PM, Dillon Rybarczyk was in a motorcycle accident entering 295 North from Hwy 17 in Orange Park / Jacksonville FL. He was struck from behind by what the witnesses described as a red semi- tractor trailer with a white trailer, and was pushed into the SUV in front of him. He was then ejected into the lanes to the left. Witnesses said the semi then drove around him while lying in the lane and left the scene. FHP has collected information from the witnesses pertaining to the trucking company's name, and is currently conducting an investigation. If anyone has any information pertaining to this accident please message me or contact the Florida Highway Patrol. Dillon has suffered injuries from the accident and is recovering. Please feel free to share or repost, the more people that see this the better chance we have of finding the driver. Thank you to all who stopped to help my son, we are eternally grateful. Finally, a side note to the driver of the truck who valued his or her driver's license more than my son's life. You WILL be found. Jim Rybarczk, the father of Dillion Rybarczyk has requested help in finding the tractor-trailer driver that left the scene. Please share this post and if you have any information contact the Florida Highway Patrol.

Jacksonville Motorcycle Accident -Semi- Truck Leaves the Scene

On Wednesday May 10th approximately 230 PM, Dillon Rybarczyk was in a motorcycle accident entering 295 North from Hwy 17 in Orange Park / Jacksonville FL. He was struck from behind by what the witnesses described as a red semi- tractor trailer with a white trailer, and was pushed into the SUV in front of him. He was then ejected into the lanes to the left. Witnesses said the semi then drove around him while lying in the lane and left the scene. FHP has collected information from the witnesses pertaining to the trucking company's name, and is currently conducting an investigation. If anyone has any information pertaining to this accident please message me or contact the Florida Highway Patrol. Dillon has suffered injuries from the accident and is recovering. Please feel free to share or repost, the more people that see this the better chance we have of finding the driver. Thank you to all who stopped to help my son, we are eternally grateful. Finally, a side note to the driver of the truck who valued his or her driver's license more than my son's life. You WILL be found. Jim Rybarczk, the father of Dillion Rybarczyk has requested help in finding the tractor-trailer driver that left the scene. Please share this post and if you have any information contact the Florida Highway Patrol.

Barnes & Cohen Announces a $2.9 Million Jury Verdict

Barnes & Cohen is pleased to announce a $2.9 million jury verdict was awarded in an Auto Accident case in January 2017. Our client was seriously injured in an Auto Accident  in Camden County Georgia. The jury award is one of the largest ever recorded in Camden County. The accident was handled by our St Marys Georgia Office. Our lead attorney at that office is Patrick Sullivan. Barnes & Cohen appreciates the trust placed in us by our injured clients. At Barnes & Cohen we care about our injured clients we know that the damages can't heal all of the pain but we are grateful to be a part of helping to restore the lives of injured victims. Our main office is located in Jacksonville, Florida. Our South Georgia Office is located in St Marys, Georgia. Chuck Barnes & Glenn Cohen have extensive experience in the field of Personal Injury defending the rights of the injured for over 35 years. Barnes & Cohen has successfully defended thousands of injured clients. Their recent cases page on their web site includes large jury verdicts and settlements in Slip & Fall accidents, Medical Malpratcice and Auto Accident cases. 

Defective Air Bags Safety Risk

Air Bag issues continue to place drivers and their passengers at risk. Nissan has issued a recall. The recall includes Altima, Rogue and Maxima the model year range is 2013-2015. An incorrect Occupant Classification System (OCS) Electronic Control Unit (ECU) may have been installed in the front passenger seat. The incorrect ECU and seat combination may misclassify the front passenger seat occupant. Due to this issue the Air Bag may not deploy or it may deploy incorrectly in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the ECU and update the OCS software free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by February 12, 2017. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800-647-7261. Recall issues affect our safety on the road some of the issues actually increase our risk of crashing other issues increase our risk of serious injuries in a crash. You can check your vehicle to see if any recalls have been issued by using your VIN number at www.safercar.gov.

Jacksonville Chamber Employee Dies in a Fatal Accident

Thanksgiving weekend a fatal accident on Jacksonville's Westside claimed the life of Callie Crump. Callie Crump was only 36 years old she was employed by the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. According to Florida Highway Patrol, Callie Crump was stopped due to traffic when her Toyota Corolla was rear ended by a Ford Expedition on I-10 eastbound at U. S. Highway 301 in Baldwin. The crash involved multiple vehicles that left an infant and two children among the seriously injured victims. The children were passengers in the Ford Expedition. The driver of the Expedition Wanda Jones and a 22 year old passenger was also injured in that vehicle. The impact of the Ford Expedition pushed Callie Crump's vehicle into a Jeep Patriot the driver of the Jeep was seriously injured. Tragically seven were injured one fatality. Callie Crump was remembered as a kind, generous woman of faith. She will be greatly missed by friends, family, fellow Trinity Baptist Church members and her little dog Buddy. 

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