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Category Archives: Car Accidents

One Teen Dead in Car Accident

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

One teenager has died and two others were injured in after a car accident that happened in West Palm Beach earlier this month. The West Palm Beach Police Department said that shortly after midnight a vehicle with three occupants was traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on North Flagler Drive heading towards… Read More »

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Driver Killed in Wrong Way Crash

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A driver going the wrong way down the street in a car chase died near West Palm Beach last week. Woody Jacques, 24, was being chased by police officers while driving a 2010 Dodge Challenger southbound in the northbound lanes of Jog Road near the Florida Turnpike. The accident took place around 1:45 p.m…. Read More »

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Impairment Suspected in Car Accident

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office released the name of the person who died last month in a two-car accident as Etienne Leclerc Chery, 63. According to the police, a 2011 Toyota van was being driven by Christopher Burkhardt, 26, in the southbound lanes of the Dixie Highway on January 28th. Mr. Burkhardt swerved… Read More »

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One Killed, More Hurt in Auto Accident in West Palm Beach

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A West Palm Beach man was killed and four others were injured in an auto accident last Saturday night just before 8:00 p.m. According to authorities, the accident occurred at Haverhill Road and Cresthaven Boulevard. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office reported that Johnny Lara, 19, was driving a 2009 Nissan Sentra on Haverhill… Read More »

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Drivers Identified in Fatal West Palm Accident

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A two-car crash killed one man and seriously injured another in West Palm Beach on Tuesday. The West Palm police have identified the victim of the accident as Rudolph Dansby, 55, of West Palm Beach. The driver of the other vehicle was identified as 26-year-old Jacob Donovan of Palm Beach Gardens. The accident happened… Read More »

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Handling a Disappointing Verdict: When Not to Seek a New Trial

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

It’s one of the most fundamental tenets of our legal system that, in a jury trial, the judge rules on issues of law, while the jury finds the facts. Only in rare and extreme cases is the judge allowed to step in and find that the jury has come to an erroneous conclusion—for instance,… Read More »

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When Should You Misrepresent the Facts at a Deposition? Never!

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Suppose that, as a result of an automobile accident, you developed severe, persistent migraine headaches. Suppose further that, although you’d had headaches before, you’d never had them with the severity or frequency with which you were getting them after the accident. If questioned about your history of headaches at a deposition—an out-of-court, under-oath examination… Read More »

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Staying Vigilant about the Evidence in a Personal Injury Trial

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

One of the most important advantages a good attorney provides is constant vigilance about the evidence that’s being admitted. Good counsel’s guard is never down during a trial—he or she is always listening closely to the testimony, ready to shout “objection!” at any moment. This skill is so important, in fact, that if you… Read More »

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Parallel Criminal Proceedings and Depositions in DUI Accident Cases

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

In seeking relief on behalf of the victims of DUI accidents, one of most crucial aspects in building the case is taking the driver’s deposition. A deposition is an opportunity to ask questions of a witness before trial. It’s under oath and happens in front of a court reporter, but doesn’t have to follow… Read More »

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Evidence Allowed in Man’s Catastrophic Spinal Injury Trial

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A Florida man who sustained catastrophic injuries that rendered him a quadriplegic in an auto accident when his 2002 Toyota Camry unexpectedly went out of control is allowed to present evidence in court that Toyota and other defendants knew that the brake override and electronic systems were defective, resulting in his accident. The court… Read More »

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