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When Do I Contact My Insurance Company After An Accident?

If you’ve ever been in an accident, or had damage done to your property because of an accident, you know that you have a lot on your mind.  If someone was harmed, you need to get them treatment, if damage was done then repairs need to be made.  Sometimes things fall through the cracks and you forget to tell your insurance company that the accident occurred and a claim needs to be made, and that can lead to trouble. Recently in the Florida District courts decisions have been made that may seem to contradict each other where timeliness in making an insurance claim in concerned.  These decisions reflect that the court takes into account the specific circumstances in each filing and makes their decisions based on that case.  Nonetheless, if you fail to file a claim in an ample amount of time, you may not be covered by your own…
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Hot Air Balloon Ride Goes Bust

Chuck Rohr, the 73 year old founder of Rohr Balloons, remained calm as the Hot Air Balloon he was piloting drifted into power lines yesterday east of Eustis, FL.  “I felt I had it under control,” he told reporters. “If I had panicked something major could have happened.” One of the passengers aboard the balloon burned the back of his hand and was taken to Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares for treatment. Rohr and the other passenger were not injured .  The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the cause of the of the accident. Rohr claimed that trees near his warehouse, where he was attempting to land, blocked his view of the power lines and lead to his striking them with the balloon’s basket.  His balloon “chaser,” 16 year-old Rhett Whitfield saw the accident occur and stated, “There was a bunch of lightning shocks coming off the balloon.  It was pretty scary….
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Pilot Makes Heroic Crash Landing On Florida Turnpike

A single-engine plane was forced to land on the Florida Turnpike earlier this month, shutting down rush-hour traffic, according to The Miami Herald.  Amazingly, there were no major injuries following the plane crash. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, pilot Alain Jaubert was forced to make an emergency landing after an engine failure.  NTSB Spokesman Keith Holloway said that the investigation is still underway. “We look at everything to piece together what happened,” says Holloway.  The plane had recently undergone maintenance, and this was the first flight since.  The crash landing that left everyone uninjured is being hailed as heroic by some. “It was a tremendous effort on the pilot’s part not to get anyone hurt,” says Hollywood Fire Chief Virgil Fernandez. What do you think, did Juabert save the day?  Or should the plane manufacturer or mechanic be held liable here?  What if people were killed? Wooten Kimbrough,…
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