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.

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.

August 23

Traffic Deaths on the Rise in 2016

An estimated 19,100 people have been killed on U.S. roads since January 2016, according to a recent report by the National Safety Council. That is enough to fill 382 school buses! In addition to the traffic deaths, 2.2 million were seriously injured in car accidents since the beginning of 2016. This is not a new.

August 5

How Dangerous Is Driving On Wet Roads?

Did you know that the Federal Highway Administration estimates that there are, on average, over 5,748,000 vehicle crashes each year? Approximately 22% of these crashes – nearly 1,259,000 – are weather-related. The vast majority of the weather-related crashes happen on wet roads –either wet pavement or during rainfall — 73% on wet pavement and 46% during rainfall..

August 4

Back To School Safety Tips To Avoid Accidents

It is back to school time! The days of sleeping in late and spending hours at the pool are almost done. As we gather our school supplies and finish the summer homework, let’s brush up on some back to school safety tips. Unfortunately, the beginning of school often brings car accidents, bike accident or pedestrian.

July 25

Ten Things You Should Do After a Car Accident

A car accident can happen to anyone and can happen in so many different ways. The automobile accident can be a minor one with no physical injuries. However, what can initially appear to be a minor accident can sometimes lead to longstanding injuries. Therefore, it is important that you take the following steps to protect.

July 12

Construction Zone Accident Serves Up a Reminder

As a personal injury attorney (and as a Dad), I can tell you that nothing good ever happens after midnight, especially when driving on U.S. Highway 19 in Pinellas County. This morning’s car accident which occurred in a construction zone on U.S. 19 further supports my belief. According to the Tampa Bay Times, a driver.

July 7

A Free Way to Help a Teenage Driver

Do you want to do something that can save a teenage driver’s life? The Florida Sheriffs Association’s Teen Driver Challenge is just the thing. Car accidents remain the leading cause of death among teenage drivers and one in four teen drivers will be involved in a crash within 12 months of getting their driver’s license..

June 30

Safe Travels This July 4th

July 4th is a time to celebrate America and apparently a weekend for travel. According to AAA, nearly 43 million Americans will travel this Independence Day weekend. That makes this July 4th weekend (Thursday through Monday) as the highest travel volume on record. This is five million more travelers than Memorial Day weekend. While some.

June 20

Why Summer Driving Can Be More Dangerous

The first day of summer is upon us today (albeit it has felt like summer for weeks already). According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), summer is very dangerous for fatal car accidents. In fact, August had the highest number of fatal car accidents of any month in 2013 (3,136) with July and.

June 7

Ulmerton Road and Roosevelt Blvd Changes Causes Chaos

Ulmerton Road and Roosevelt Boulevard. Any driver that uses this intersection understands the stress the construction causes. Now, with new changes in the traffic pattern, more stress – and the likelihood of more car accidents – is thrust upon us drivers. Last week, the flyover (really drive-over) curved bridge from Roosevelt Road onto Ulmerton Road.

May 26

DUI Wolfpack Out This Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend is a time to celebrate those who died so we can be free. It is not a time to spend in jail because of a DUI or in the hospital because of a car accident caused by a DUI driver. Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office — with help from other law enforcement agencies.

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