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.

April 10

Spring Hill Car Accidents Result in Two Separate Deaths

Yesterday proved to be deadly on the road after two people died in separate Spring Hill car accidents. According to the Tampa Bay Times, a Spring Hill man died early this morning after his car veered into another lane and crashed head­on into another vehicle. The Spring Hill car accident occurred after a driver traveling.

April 5

Fighting About Free Beer Glasses in the Florida Legislature

A law regarding what free beer glasses can be given away in bars? Really? We need our legislators to be debating about this? That’s what they are doing . . . According to NewsTalkFlorida.com, a battle over beer glasses is going on in the Florida Legislature. Last week, the Senate Regulated Industries Committee unanimously approved.

March 31

Is Florida Car Insurance Law Changing? Florida Legislature Is Talking.

Florida car insurance – it can be so confusing! With Personal Injury Protection Coverage which is also known as No-Fault coverage to not requiring bodily injury liability coverage forcing the need for uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage, understanding Florida car insurance can be impossible. Now the Florida legislature is discussing some major changes to Florida.

March 20

St. Petersburg Pedestrian Accident Causes Serious Injuries To 17-Year-Old

A 17-year-old pedestrian sustained serious injuries this morning after she was struck by a car in St. Petersburg, according to the Tampa Bay Times. St. Petersburg Police report that the incident occurred on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street at 54th Avenue North, less than a mile from Northeast High School. Police are investigating the.

March 10

Which State Is a Motorcycle Crash More Likely To Happen? You Guess It – Florida!

A motorcycle crash happens too often, especially in Florida where there is the most motorcycle crash fatalities in the nation. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 606 motorcycle crash fatalities and 9.045 injury related crashes in the state in 2015. From 2014 to 2015, fatalities rose 30%. ABC Action News highlights.

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