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.

February 22

Left Turn Car Accident Claims Another Life in Clearwater

Yesterday, a left turn car accident resulted in the death of a 65-year-old Clearwater woman after she turned her car into the path of an oncoming vehicle, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The Clearwater woman was driving east in the left turn lane of Roosevelt Boulevard around 1 p.m. when she approached 62nd Street.

February 8

Hit and Run Accident Awareness Month

Hit and run car accidents are a serious problem in Florida. In 2016, there were over 99,000 hit and run crashes in Florida. That’s why it makes sense that the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) recognizes February as Hit and Run Awareness Month. Staying at the scene is not only the.

January 25

Was St. Petersburg Serious Car Accident Caused By Age or Left Turn?

It seems that I can write about a serious car accident involving someone turning left in front of a driver every week. Too many serious crashes occur because someone is too impatient to wait until their path is totally clear to make a left turn. Last night’s serious car accident in St. Petersburg is not.

January 23

Improving Child Safety in Your Car – Guest Article

Child safety in the car is important in Florida and across the country. In Colorado, the personal injury law firm of Bell & Pollock, P.C. understands and provides this guest article and link to some helpful information: Can you make your child safer in your car? This is the question every parent should ask themselves..

January 17

Going Back to the 1970s to Reduce Fatal Car Accidents

Car accidents are increasing and the fatal car accidents are increasing at an even higher rate. An example of this is the car full of teenagers involved a high-speed rollover crash with speeds approaching 130 mph with no headlights that happened on a ramp off of I-75 near Gibsonton early Tuesday. So, the Florida Highway.

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 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 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.

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