Apopka Injury Lawyers
The City of Apopka, located in Orange County, has historically been known as a quiet area, noted for the fact that the same mayor served the city for a stretch of more than 61 years. But that reputation has been changing. The city is growing fast, with expansion happening in all directions.
U.S. 441 is the main thoroughfare through the city, though the John Land Apopka Expressway was opened in 2009 to relieve some of that traffic congestion. Expansion projects to that highway will soon make it the shortest route from I-4 to the attractions at Walt Disney World. Ongoing development in the city also suggests Apopka may soon be a prime destination in its own right.
Some of the priorities listed in the Grow Apopka Vision Report include:
- Building a public pool or splash park;
- Plan more festivals;
- Create more opportunities for youth activities;
- Establish environmental attractions/ nature parks;
- Construct an amphitheater;
- Build new senior housing/ communities/ long-term care facilities;
- Attract more casual dining restaurants;
- Encourage more walkable/ bike-able areas, corridors and facilities;
- Promote “compact” development, with businesses closer to residences;
- Expand tourism on Lake Apopka.
The Apopka injury lawyers at Freeman Injury Law recognize that while these are all positive changes on the horizon, they do carry some risk potential. For example:
Splash park/ public swimming pool – Dangers may include slip-and-fall injuries, drowning, diving injuries, etc.
More festivals/ bars/ concerts – There is a risk of an uptick in drunk driving, traffic congestion resulting in car accidents, inadequate security resulting in injury, etc.
New long-term care facilities – If improperly staffed or monitored, we could see a growing number of incidents of nursing home falls/ neglect/ abuse/ negligence, etc.
More tourists on Lake Apopka – A heightened risk of boating injuries and/ or boating under the influence, etc.
More attractions in general may mean an uptick in pedestrian and bicycle traffic, which can lead to an increase in injuries for these vulnerable road users.
The city is working to address some of these concerns by prioritizing development of “Complete Streets,” which are designed with all road users (not just motor vehicle drivers) in mind. The Vision report also underscores efforts to better fund police and fire services, provide advanced information architecture to make navigation easy, update/ improve existing facilities and create safer school zones.
The hope is that as the city continues its trajectory, the residents, workers and visitors of Apopka will be safe in these endeavors.Experienced Apopka Injury Lawyers
We highlight the potential problems not because we wish to stifle growth, but because it’s important to understand the risks that may arise so that they can best be addressed. It’s also necessary for those who may be at risk for such injury to understand their rights and the potential for compensation, including:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
Other types of claims our experienced injury lawyers in Apopka are prepared to take on:
- Defective product injuries;
- Lynx bus accidents;
- Medical malpractice;
- Dog bite injuries;
- Motorcycle accident injuries;
- Birth injuries;
- Burn injuries;
- School injuries;
- Theme park injuries;
- Defective roadway injuries;
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Workers’ compensation claims;
- Wrongful death claims.
In this city of nearly 70,000 people, our personal injury law firm has built a reputation with our vast knowledge of state and federal law, our familiarity with local processes, our relationships with those in this community and the results we obtain for our clients.
We believe that making Apopka a safe, desirable place to work, to visit and to live involves holding accountable those who are careless, reckless or negligent.
As experienced trial attorneys with access to the necessary level of resources, we have taken on large businesses, hospitals, insurance companies and others. Our team is compassionate and we understand that a personal injury can have severe and lasting consequences for the individual, their family and for the greater community. That’s why we take these cases personally, and we are not satisfied until our clients have received fair compensation. Sometimes, that can be accomplished with strong negotiation tactics to wrangle a favorable settlement. In other cases, it could mean taking the case all the way to trial.
Every case is unique and will have its own advantages and challenge. Our lawyers are prepared to take on your case and hold accountable negligent individuals, companies and insurers.