January 2

Attorney Matthew Noyes Mentioned in the Clearwater Beacon

I am honored to be mentioned in the Clearwater Beacon, a local newspaper which is part of the Tampa Bay Newspaper. I have always believed in the adage, “They don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” On December 28, 2016, the Clearwater Beacon reported that I have been recognized.

December 29

When is the New Year’s Eve Party Host Liable for Drunk Guests?

New Year’s Eve is almost here! That means popping champagne at midnight. But it could also mean your party guests consuming a lot of alcohol before the ball drops. As the host of the party, do you know what your legal duties are if your guest drinks too much and then causes a car accident?.

December 20

Driver Playing Video Game While Driving Hits Pedestrians

Car accident caused by video game? No, this car accident was caused by a reckless driver who decided to play a video game while driving. You cannot make this stuff up! According to the ClearwaterPatch.com, a 53-year-old – yes, 53 years old — Clearwater man struck two people – Sheree Dean, 37, of Largo and.

December 13

Report Shows Drivers Disrespecting Firetrucks and Paramedics

When a firetruck is coming from behind you or in front of you and has their lights and sirens on, do you know what to do? It seems simple, but ABC Action News recently did a story on how many people do not follow the law and fail to move over for firetrucks and paramedics..

December 9

Second DUI in 5 Months – A Reminder to Buy Uninsured Motorist Coverage

Uninsured motorist coverage is so important especially when there are drivers like this on the road. According to Bay News 9, a Brandon woman has been arrested this week on DUI charges for the second time in five months. What are the chances that she carries adequate bodily injury liability coverage if she causes a.

December 7

Let’s Talk Social Security Disability Numbers

Our law firm’s Social Security Disability department sees a lot of numbers. Numbers of work credits, numbers of medical providers, numbers of individuals and families struggling because of the inability to work, etc. However, it is also important that our social security disability clients and potential clients also see these numbers: Average Wait Time for.

December 5

What To Do in a Parking Lot Accident While Christmas Shopping

A parking lot accident happens often this time of year. With malls and major department stores being full of Christmas shoppers, the chances of being involved in a car accident in one of these parking lots increase. Here are a few things that you should do if you are involved in a parking lot car.

November 14

Should You Get Stacked Uninsured Motorist Coverage?

Stacked or non-stacked uninsured motorist coverage? That is the question. The easy answer is get stacked uninsured motorist coverage. For decades, I have been telling all who will listen that the most important automobile insurance coverage you can purchase is uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. This coverage protects you and your family if you (or.

October 31

Avoiding Horror This Halloween

The ghosts, goblins and superheroes (but not scary clowns) will be out tonight for their Halloween celebrations. Yes, Halloween should be fun, but we cannot ignore the fact that accidents happen on Halloween night. According to U.S. Census data, there are about 41 million potential trick-or-treaters between the ages of 5 and 14. Add that.

October 27

You May Not Need to Hire a Lawyer After a Car Accident

We have all seen those TV commercial attorneys telling you that they are the ones to call after a car accident. However, most fail to answer the most basic question, “Do I need to hire a lawyer after a car accident?” Despite being in the personal injury field for over 28 years, my answer to.

October 18

Cost of Living Adjustment For Social Security Announced

It is tough to pay monthly bills strictly on Social Security or Social Security Disability benefits. With costs of daily goods increasing, each year it is a bit tougher. That’s the purpose of a cost of living adjustment (COLA). Unfortunately, this morning, ABC Action News reports that next year’s cost of living adjustment (COLA) will.

October 13

That Is, In A Word, Bull . . .

That’s not my quote, but rather a quote from Tampa Bay Times’ reporter John Romano on big business and insurance carriers’ arguments regarding the Florida workers compensation law. I admit, as a Claimant’s workers compensation attorney fighting work comp carriers daily, I am a bit biased and jaded towards the injustices injured workers are stuck.

October 7

New Port Richey Fatal Car Accident Closes U.S. 19

If you were traveling on U.S. 19 near Cross Bayou Boulevard in New Port Richey this morning, you were likely delayed. According to ABC Action News, northbound US 19 was closed in that area in New Port Richey due to a fatal car accident. According to Florida Highway Patrol, the fatal car accident happened at.

September 23

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Player’s DUI Charge Has Great Impact

Drunk driving certainly doesn’t pay and it will certainly cost this professional football player as well as his team and fans. According to ClearwaterPatch.com, Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was arrested early this morning on DUI charges after a Florida Highway Patrol trooper reportedly spotted him speeding and making improper lane changes. The.

September 19

Two Separate Motorcycle Accidents on Sunday Result in Two Deaths

Sadly, Sunday proved to be deadly for motorcycle riders as two Tampa Bay motorcyclists were killed in two separate motorcycle accidents. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Daniel Kevin Popke, of Valrico, was killed Sunday afternoon in a motorcycle accident after a car turned into his path on U.S. 41 in Tampa. A Honda Civic.

September 13

Dealing with a Pinched Nerve

Many of us have experienced the symptoms of a pinched nerve before. Fortunately, for some the symptoms subside with rest. However, for many others, a pinched nerve can affect them for a long time. Signs of a pinched nerve include numbness or decreased sensation in the area supplied by the nerve; sharp, aching or burning.

September 9

The Stories of Death or Injuries From Distracted Driving Are True

We all read articles about how distracted driving can cause a car accident. Whether it is texting and driving, talking on the telephone and driving, or simply thinking about the next agenda item on your long list of to-dos, a few seconds of distracted driving can prove fatal. Sadly, this happened to a 17-year old.

September 2

The Wolfpack Is Back This Labor Day Weekend

Whether it is a post-Hermine party or a Labor Day celebration, be safe on the roads this Labor Day Weekend. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and other local law enforcement agencies will be watching for impaired drivers through their holiday weekend DUI Wolfpack detail. According to ClearwaterPatch.com, the countywide operation kicks off tonight at 7.

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