Flagler County, Florida
Flagler County was formed in 1917 from parts of St. Johns and Volusia counties. It was named after Henry Morrison Flagler, the Florida East Coast Railroad pioneer who built the railroad all the way to Key West, Florida. Flagler county is located between Daytona Beach and historic St. Augustine in northeast Florida. Flagler county is a popular area renowned for its outdoor beauty and pristine beaches. Many residents retire in Flagler County for its favorable weather and small town atmosphere.
The county seat of Flagler County is Bunnell, which is located on U.S. Route 1 west of Interstate 95. With a population of just a little over 2,000, Bunnell’s 87,000 acres make it the second-largest city in Florida. Bunnell is part of the Palm Coast Metropolitan Statistical Area. Other incorporated cities and towns in Flagler County include Flagler Beach, Palm Coast, Marineland and Beverly Beach.
Marineland is a popular tourist attraction, known as “the world’s first oceanarium,” originally opening in 1938. Once featuring dolphin shows, Marineland is now a hands-on educational facility featuring dolphin interaction and opportunities to interact with other marine mammals. The park was closed for renovation in 2004 and reopened in 2006.
Flagler County features 19 miles of pristine beaches, gorgeous scenery and numerous navigable waterways. Canoeing, kayaking, fishing, sailing and boating are popular and accessible in Flagler County. There are more than 40 parks in which to picnic or hike.
For history buffs, there are numerous activities. Check out Flagler Beach Historical Museum, the Flagler County Historic Bus Tour or The Florida Agricultural Museum, a fully restored pioneer homestead from the 1890s.
Flagler County has a diverse industrial and business community. Accommodation and food services, health care and social assistance, and public administration are Flagler County’s largest economic sectors.
Flagler County was named the fastest-growing county in the United States from 2000-2005 due to its 53 percent population increase during that time. There are currently more than 95,000 residents in Flagler County, with more moving to the area every day.
Our lawyers handle cases in Flagler County including car accidents, insurance claims, workers' compensation claims, nursing home negligence and abuse, boating accidents, uninsured motorist claims and slip and falls.Notable Verdicts in Flagler County – Palm Coast, Florida
The following jury verdicts were rendered in Flagler County. These verdicts are not representative of typical cases, rather, they are considered “notable” because of the large damage awards. These cases were not handled by The Lawrence Law Group, P.A. For cases handled by The Lawrence Law Group, P.A., please see our “Firm News” section and our Google reviews.
$6,500,000.00 Verdict for Car Accident Victim – February 23, 2005
A young construction worker was killed while traveling as passengers on Cypress Point Parkway in Palm Coast, Florida. The driver was found negligent in operating the vehicle by speeding and driving while intoxicated, causing him to lose control of the vehicle and crash into trees, resulting in the young man’s death.
$603,474.89 Verdict for Personal Injury on Construction Site – April 8, 2011
A man working as a concrete subcontractor on a construction site was injured when the temporary second-floor wooden porch he was on collapsed. The man fell to the ground and sustained personal injuries, including injuries to his left knee, pain and suffering. The plaintiff’s counsel successfully argued that the collapse was due to the defendant’s faulty construction.
$5,193,690.00 Verdict for Wrongful Death in Car Accident – November 12, 2009
A couple was traveling north in a minivan on State Road 11 in Bunnell approaching the intersection with County Road 304. At the same time, a man was driving a tractor-trailer on County Road 304 heading towards the intersection with State Road 11. The truck driver failed to stop at the stop sign and caused the couple’s vehicle to crash head on into the right side of the tractor-trailer’s front axle. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and the man was transported to the hospital by helicopter. The plaintiff’s counsel argued that the driver of the tractor-trailer was fatigued and in violation of the maximum on-duty driving hours.
$450,000 Verdict for Man Injured in Worksite Accident – May 6, 2005
A property inspector was inspecting ground water valves and gauges to determine why the campground’s water system was failing water standards tests. During his inspection, a valve disengaged from a pressurized water tank and the force of the water caused his head to impact against an abandoned water tank. The man suffered multiple personal injuries, including blunt head trauma, severe headaches, blurred vision, decreased memory and neck pain.
$3,000,000.00 Award for Wrongful Death in Tractor-Trailer Collision – August 15, 2001
A man driving a tractor-trailer was killed when a woman driving another tractor-trailer merged onto Interstate 95. Upon entering the southbound lane of Interstate 95, the woman failed to yield when merging and collided with the man driving the tractor-trailer who was already traveling in the southbound lane. The man’s estate successfully argued that the woman was negligent in operating her vehicle in a safe and reasonable manner by failing to maintain a safe distance, failing to maintain a safe lookout, and driving while overly tired.