Florida Highway Patrol troopers are investigating a crash that killed a mother and sent her two adopted daughters to the hospital.
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Accidents in Polk County are a major cause of property damage, injury, and death each year
In Polk County, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that traffic crashes remain a primary public safety issue. Car, truck, bicycle, pedestrian, and motorcycle accidents are all a common occurrence, despite improvements in vehicle safety features, road design, bicycle and pedestrian corridors, and traffic signs.
When an accident happens in Polk County, it is important to do the following immediately:
- Remain at the crash scene;
- Check on the condition of all people involved in the crash;
- Call the police;
- Exchange information with other drivers;
- Get contact information from witnesses;
- Inform your insurance company;
- Get appropriate medical treatment, and track the details;
- Take photos of vehicle damage and injuries;
- Consider hiring a personal injury attorney.
An injury attorney handles all the details so that you don't have to.
After a Polk County accident, there are many issues that need to be handled immediately. Dealing with doctors, repair shops, car rental companies, police, and insurance companies is overwhelming, especially when someone is seriously injured. At this point, many injured people choose to hire a personal injury attorney whose job it is to handle the details and paperwork so that you can focus on recovery.
Where to find legal assistance after you or a loved one are involved in a Polk County accident
After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a Polk County personal injury attorney who understands the law fully, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Polk County wrongful death lawyer will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Polk County accident lawyer can do to help.
Accident Reports by city
Most recent accident reports
Two adults and their 5-year-old child are dead, and their three other children were taken to hospitals after a major accident in Polk City early Tuesday morning, according to Polk County Sheriff's Office.
A plane became entangled in the strings of a skydiver's parachute, sending both crashing into the ground near Tampa, Fla., with both the pilot and jumper hospitalized with minor injuries.
Polk County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a three-vehicle traffic crash involving a semi-tractor-trailer, a pickup truck and a private ambulance that killed a Lakeland man on Thursday.
A crash on Cypress Gardens Boulevard involving a minivan and two motorcycles left one man dead and two injured.
A 29-year-old Plant City man died early Saturday morning from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 4 in Hillsborough County.
A Lakeland Police Officer was injured in a car accident Sunday night at the intersection of Massachusetts and Plum Street in Lakeland.
Two people were killed early Sunday in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 98 North in Lakeland.
The incident occurred at approximately 3:15 a.m. on a two-lane stretch between Rockridge and Socrum Loop roads.
A Central Florida couple is dead after their motorcycle crashed into a garbage truck.
The Polk County Sheriff's Office reports Michael Stanley Cox and his wife Yvette Marie Cox were riding in a Harley Davidson after going to Publix Saturday afternoon in Lakeland.