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 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 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.

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.

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.

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