March 20

Spring Breakers in Rental Cars – Are You Protected?

Tampa Bay beaches are presenting filled with spring breakers. More are to come in the upcoming weeks. Many of these out-of-towners will be driving rental cars. If one of these spring breakers cause a car accident in a rental car, who is responsible for your damages? Simple Florida law states that an owner of a.

March 14

No New Florida Law on Mandatory Liability Car Insurance

Mandatory liability car insurance will have to wait another year. The Florida legislature was close to passing a new law that would have required every car owner to carry mandatory liability car insurance and eliminate the required personal injury protection coverage, but no new changes are coming this year. I previously blogged about a bill.

February 26

Lost Wages After a Florida Car Accident

Lost wages often occur after a car accident. Sometimes it may be a few days of missed work, but sometimes a car accident can cause a person to miss weeks or months because of injuries sustained in the crash. How does someone who sustained lost wages because of a car accident get reimbursed for their.

February 22

The Textalyzer – A New Movie Or A Way To Stop Texting While Driving?

Texting while driving is dangerous – we all know that. In fact, it is illegal in 47 states. In Florida, Florida Statute 316.305 is known as the “Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law.” But, is there a way law enforcement can catch those who text while driving ? Maybe, it is called the “textalyzer.”.

February 13

Loss of Consortium Lesson – Just in Time for St. Valentine’s Day

When a spouse is injured in a car accident, slip and fall or other personal injury matter, the non-injured spouse could be entitled to loss of consortium damages. What are loss of consortium damages? Consortium generally refers to the services, comfort, society and attentions of a spouse. It does not simply mean that the injuries.

January 31

Bodily Injury Liability Changes to Florida’s Car Accident Insurance Law

If you or a loved one is involved in a Florida car accident, you can only hope that the at-fault driver carried bodily injury liability coverage to cover your unpaid medical bills, lost wages and other damages. That’s because bodily injury liability coverage is not required in Florida – yet. The Florida Legislature is on.

January 5

Jeopardy’s Alex Trebek Gives Reason to Discuss Subdural Hematoma

Serious Medical Condition for $800, Alex. The reason why Jeopardy’s Alex Trebek had brain surgery. Answer, What is a subdural hematoma? According to ABC Action News, “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek was diagnosed in mid-December with a condition known as subdural hematoma, a complication from hitting his head in a bad fall in October. As a.

November 29

How Do You Compete With Attorneys at 1-800-ASK-GARY or 411-PAIN?

Recently, someone asked me how I can compete with law firms like 411-PAIN or 1-800-ASK-GARY who pour massive amounts of money for television commercials. I was surprised that he didn’t know that these two entities are not law firms or attorneys. He was surprised to find out the puppet master for each of these two.

November 21

Avoid Blackout Wednesday While Driving During Thanksgiving Weekend

Driving during Thanksgiving weekend? You and 51 million other Americans. According to AAA, this makes this Thanksgiving weekend the busiest holiday travel weekend in over a decade. Sadly, driving during Thanksgiving weekend is also quite dangerous. Thanksgiving Eve has become known as “Blackout Wednesday” as is one of the deadliest days for drivers traveling for.

November 2

Two Pedestrian Accidents Lead To Two Deaths On Same Day

Two pedestrian accidents lead to two deaths in one day in St. Petersburg and Pinellas Park. According to the Tampa Bay Times, a St. Petersburg man died Wednesday after he was struck by two cars. One car stopped, but the first car that hit the man failed to stop and fled the scene. According to.

October 31

Tips to Avoid a Halloween Car Accident Tonight

Tonight the streets will be filled with ghosts and goblins. Halloween is always a fun night, but the chances of a Halloween car accident are significant. According to the National Safety Council, about 6,700 pedestrian deaths and 160,000 medically consulted injuries occurred among pedestrians because of a Halloween car accident in 2015. To prevent a.

October 25

What Exactly Does Full Coverage Mean? You May Be Surprised.

I can’t tell you how many times I hear people tell me that they have “full coverage” when talking about their automobile insurance coverage. Just the other day, a client advised me that he had full coverage, but when I looked at his policy, it was clear that he was unclear of what “full coverage””.

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.

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