Car accidents happen whether you are pregnant or not, but are pregnant woman more susceptible to car accidents? According to a recent study, the answer is yes. As published in USA TODAY, a study published in the in the Canadian Medical Association Journal concludes that pregnant women have an extra risk of being involved in.
Are your kids safe to drive with their grandparents? You may be surprised, but new research suggests that children are actually safer in auto accidents when a grandparent is at the wheel instead of a parent. In fact, the odds of a child being injured in a car accident were 50 percent less when a.
Riding a motorcycle has been dangerous in the last few days. This morning, a motorcyclist was seriously injured after a car turned in front of the motorcycle near the intersection of State Road 590 and Leonard Drive. The motorcycle accident was severe enough to close State Road 590 in both directions between U.S. 19 and.
A Florida Workers’ Compensation case came out yesterday clarifying what an injured worker must prove before being entitled to Florida work comp permanent total disability (PTD) benefits. When an injured worker is entitled to permanent total disability (PTD) benefits, the injured worker is entitled to receiving workers’ compensation checks (two-thirds of the average weekly wage).
With school starting, Facebook mania increasing, and laptop sales soaring, a new “disease” is becoming commonplace–“laptopitis.” However, there are ways to prevent this condition. According to an article in MedicalNewsToday.com, using a laptop almost inevitably leads to poor posture. Incorrect posture and computer overuse can cause debilitating physical problems, such as sore muscles or repetitive.
School is starting today for some areas and soon in other area of Tampa Bay. Now is a perfect time to brush up on the laws regarding when you are required to stop for a school bus. Everyone knows that if you are going in the same direction of the school bus, you have to.
A worker at St. Petersburg’s Euro-Bake was seriously injured in a workers’ compensation accident getting his arm trapped in a large piece of baking equipment known as a “dough chunker.".Firefighters shut down power to the building and dismantled the machine while paramedics gave the injured man pain medication intravenously. It took nearly 40 minutes to.
The following is a guest blog courtesy of Dolan Law Offices in Chicago, Illinois. You purchase car insurance with the expectation that your insurance company will provide with the benefits described in your insurance contract if you get into an accident. However, the reality is that insurance companies are not always eager to pay customers.
A 95-year-old Redington Shores driver died Friday morning after a car crash in Seminole Thursday. According to reports, the elderly driver ran a red light and side swiped another vehicle at the intersection of Ridge Road and Park Blvd. After that, her vehicle crossed the median, struck a speed limit sign and then a guide.
Legislators shout out that banning cell phone use while driving is crucial because it will prevent car accidents and save lives. In fact, the federal government recently proclaimed rules forbidding commercial truck and bus drivers from texting while driving, with fines, if caught, of up to $2,750 and jail time if there’s an accident caused.
It’s no longer red-yellow-green. A new traffic signal using a flashing yellow arrow is being tested at the intersection of Belcher Road and Nebraska Avenue in Palm Harbor. Pinellas County is among the first areas in the United States to implement these flashing yellow arrow left-turn signals at intersections where circular green signal lights were.
The smashed windshield tells the story. As they were walking to their school bus on Utica Drive, two teenagers-Walter Edelman, a 15-year-old ninth-grade student at Hudson High School, and William Calder, a 13-year-old who attends Hudson Middle School, were struck by a car and thrown onto the hood of the car and shattered the windshield.
Anything that keeps dogs out of the driver’s lap while its owner is driving is great with me!! It drives me crazy to see dog owners trying to make turns and drive on busy streets with their dog blocking their view and hand motions. “About 30,000 accidents a year are caused by pets,” says Lindsay.
24 more people die in car accidents during voting hours on presidential election days than on other October and November Tuesdays. This is an 18% increase risk of death from a car accident on Election Day! In addition, 800 more people suffer injuries from car accidents on Election Day. This is according to a study.
Below is this week’s article from Brandi Brooks–our firm’s summer intern who is experiencing the hectic life of a personal injury attorney. Brandi is a local high school student who has given up her summer break to intern in our Clearwater personal injury law office through the Clearwater Bar Association Student Legal Intern Program. One.
It is horrible to talk with a client or a client’s family about serious injuries or death from a car accident caused by someone who failed to carry liability insurance. It is even worse to talk to them if the client and/or the family failed to buy adequate protection in the form of stacked uninsured motorist.
Too many kids are dying from car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bike accidents and other similar accidents. Also, many other people are being killed in car accidents caused by teenage drivers. Here are a few tips on how we can keep our teenage drivers alive as well as how we can avoid car accidents caused by.