October 6

Recent Report on Social Security Disability Program

Applying for social security disability and waiting for a determination can be quite challenging. Currently, in St Petersburg Florida, the average wait time for a SSI or SSD hearing is 18.0 months (which is a bit better than the Florida average). The St Petersburg Florida average for winning a SSI or SSD disability hearing is.

September 26

Just What Do These Intersection Cameras Do?

After a car accident, my clients often ask us to obtain the footage of the intersection camera where their crash occurred. They are often surprised with the answer I give them – there’s no footage to get from these intersection cameras. ABC Action News recently reported on these intersection cameras. They confirmed that they are.

September 15

Where to Get Help After Hurricane Irma

Many families are still struggling to get power after Hurricane Irma left her mark on Florida. Those who have power may still need help after Hurricane Irma. The Tampa Bay Times provided a good article on help with insurance claims and FEMA claims. Two tips the article provides is to contact your property insurance company.

September 6

Safety Reminders and Tips For Driving In The Rain

With Hurricane Irma marching her way towards Tampa Bay, there will be more and more cars on the road during wet conditions. To prevent a car accident whiling in the rain, it is important that drivers are prepared to react to situations that can be unique to driving in the rain. This article highlights some.

August 25

Things to Know Before Your Social Security Disability Hearing

Planning and preparation are important in many things. They are especially needed in applying for Social Security Disability and waiting for your Social Security Disability hearing. Being awarded social security disability benefits is not easy. A great majority of applications are denied on the first application and still a greater number is denied after the.

August 21

Need For Permanent Injury For Pain and Suffering Damages After Car Accident

After a Florida car accident, there can be substantial medical bills, lost wages and the general hassles and inconvenience of being involved in a crash. However, if there is no permanent injury, there can be no award for pain and suffering damages. Florida’s Law on Pain and Suffering Damages/Permanent Injuries Florida’s law on the need.

August 2

Teen Driving – Who’s More Unsafe? 16-Year-Olds or 18-Year-Olds?

Who do you think drives safer – a 16 year-old driver or an 18-year-old driver? A new study of teen driving may surprise you. According to a study commissioned by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Students Against Destructive Decisions, older teen drivers are overconfident and perceive themselves as safer drivers despite experiencing more accidents and near.

July 25

Fatal Car Accident Streamed Live on Instagram

A California teenage driver caused a fatal car accident when she lost control of her car while she was livestreaming on Instagram. While driving, the 18-year-old driver recorded part of the crash that authorities say killed her younger sister in California, according to the Tampa Bay Times. During the livestream, the driver is videotaped rapping.

July 20

Holiday Car Accident Kills Woman and Injures Kids

Prayers and thoughts go out to the family of Nichol Lynn Barker who was killed after a vehicle turned left in front of her causing a crash in Holiday, Florida. This Holiday car accident also sent a 4 year old and 10 year old to the hospital. According to the Tampa Bay Times, 34-year-old Nichol.

July 12

Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Seminole Caused By Left Turn Driver

A left turn causes a fatal motorcycle accident in Seminole last night. According to the Tampa Bay Times, a 29-year-old Redington Shores man was killed Tuesday night after a car turned in front of his motorcycle. According to the report, the driver of a 2005 Nissan Quest was traveling west on Park Boulevard while the.

June 30

Did You Know These Things About The 4th of July?

Happy 4th of July! A long weekend is ahead to celebrate Independence Day. In between the fun, hot dogs and fireworks, take time to remember why we celebrate this special day. Our leaders throughout the state and country may not be acting the way we wish them to act, but no matter what political party.

June 13

Deposition Details – What You Should Know

If you have ever been involved in a lawsuit or watch law and order television shows, you may be aware of a tool lawyers can use called a deposition. What is a deposition? What rules apply to depositions? Who can have their deposition taken? I hope this article answers these questions and more. What is.

May 31

Two Clearwater Bicycle Hit and Run Accidents in Seven Hours

Two Clearwater bicycle hit-and-run accidents less than seven hours apart results in one bicyclist dead and the other is in critical condition. According to the Clearwater Patch, Joseph Samson, a 34-year-old Dunedin man, was bicycling southbound on Cleveland Street at approximately 9:45 p.m. Tuesday night when he was hit by a pickup truck. After hitting.

May 11

How To Apply for Social Security Disability Online

We often tell our prospective social security disability clients that they can apply for social security disability online at ssa.gov/iClaim/dib. Sounds easy, but it can be confusing and time consuming. It is not unreasonable to take one to two hours to complete the online process. Hopefully, this article makes application process a bit easier. Before.

May 9

Florida PIP and Work Comp Laws Stay the Same This Year

The Florida legislative session ended last week with no changes to the laws pertaining to Florida PIP (Personal Injury Protection) car insurance or Florida work comp law. Despite much talk about changes (see prior post about proposed changes to PIP and post about work comp battle), the Legislature was unable to agree on any law..

May 2

Mandatory Insurance for UBER Drivers Bill To Be Signed By Florida Governor

The Florida Legislature has passed a bill that will set forth requirements for mandatory insurance for UBER (and other ride-sharing companies) drivers and Governor Scott states that he will sign it, according to FloridaPolitics.com. The bill (soon to be law) addresses many issues associated with UBER and other “transportation network companies” {“TNC”}. However, what is.

April 26

Florida Workers Compensation Law Changes – My Soapbox

Florida workers compensation law may be changing if some Florida legislators get their way. Last week, the Florida House of Representative passed a bill that will change present Florida workers compensation law. The Florida Senate Rules Committee approved a work comp bill which is now ready to go to the full Senate. Each bill could.

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