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.
Two Clearwater bicycle hit-and-run accidents less than seven hours apart results in one bicyclist dead and the other is in critical condition. According to the Clearwater Patch, Joseph Samson, a 34-year-old Dunedin man, was bicycling southbound on Cleveland Street at approximately 9:45 p.m. Tuesday night when he was hit by a pickup truck. After hitting.
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.
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.
A Clearwater man died Tuesday while crossing Roosevelt Boulevard and now something may be done to avoid another tragic accident. According to ABC Action News, Robert K. Laine was walking north across Roosevelt Boulevard just west of Morgan Street when he was struck by a Chevy Cavalier, Sadly, he died at the scene. Following this.
Too many runners and bicyclists get injured in Florida accidents each year. In some of these accidents, the runners or bicyclists have no identification or important information with them. If the accident makes them unconscious or dazed, the paramedics are left with little guidance. One Clearwater company has designed a ID band to help these.
The Tampa Bay area was quite dangerous for pedestrians and bicyclists as it set records in 2015 for the number of cyclist and pedestrian deaths. Both Clearwater and St. Petersburg police departments are trying to reduce the number of car accidents involving walkers and pedestrians. This week, both departments are now issuing tickets for violating.
Another accident caused by someone turning in front of another person – this time, it is a Clearwater bicycle accident. Yesterday, 30-year-old cyclist, David Guttenplan, was by a car while riding his bicycle on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard in Clearwater. According to ClearwaterPatch.com, this Clearwater bicycle accident happened while Mr. Guttenplan was in the eastbound lane on.
A new study shows how many car accidents involve a distracted driver. This should surprise too many people, but what was interesting in the new study was how emotions can result in a distracted driver. In the research performed by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, researchers tracked real-time behaviors of drivers with radars, sensors, and.
St. Valentine’s Day is a day for “comfort, society and attention” . . . and love. After a car accident or other personal injury, you may hear more about “comfort, society and attention” because that is how the damages for loss of consortium is defined. As you know, from prior posts, a car accident, slip.
There were thirty-four pedestrian deaths in Hillsborough County in 2014. In 2015, there was a 50% increase in the number of pedestrian death with 51 pedestrians being killed while walking Hillsborough County streets. That was the most pedestrian deaths since the state began tracking the data in 1998. According to TBO.com, the Tampa Bay metropolitan.
Being hit by a car while walking or riding a bike can lead to the need for medical care for injuries. However, who is responsible for payment of these medical bills? Prior articles have discussed the fact that if you are injured in a car accident, your own personal injury protection (PIP) coverage will pay.
News of a pedestrian accident seems to on the upswing in Tampa Bay this week. What better day to highlight the importance of shared responsibility to walkers and drivers than today’s International Walk to School Day. Florida is ranked as the deadliest state for pedestrians and cyclists. Tampa Bay ranks as the second deadliest community.
If you drive on East Bay Drive during rush hour, you know how slow it is. Add a bicycle accident and it gets even slower. That’s what happened yesterday. According to TBO.com, a bicycle accident happened at the intersection of Seacrest Drive and East Bay Drive in Largo around 5:38 p.m. According to the reports,.
We have all come up on them – inoperable traffic lights due to power outages or other reasons. With Tampa Bay being in the storm season, drivers may see more of these inoperable traffic lights. What are drivers supposed to do when they approach these inoperable traffic lights? What Florida drivers are supposed to do.
Red light cameras are often at the center of debate. Do they prevent car accidents or do they force drivers to make sudden stops which, in turn, cause more car accidents? Well, they are now the center of a new lawsuit. According to Bay News 9, a group of 17 attorneys have filed a lawsuit.
When gas prices go up, traffic accidents go down. Conversely, when gas prices go down, traffic accidents go up. According to the National Safety Council, traffic deaths were up 14 percent nationally in the first six months of 2015 and injuries from traffic accidents were up by a third. According to TampaBay.com, nearly 19,000 people.
Last week, we celebrated the 101st birthday of the first electric traffic light. Even back then, people knew of the dangers of accidents at intersections. According to History.com, the first center painted dividing line appeared in Michigan in 1911. Although that helped, accidents continued. Thus, the world’s first electric traffic signal was put up at.