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.

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.

May 12

Clearwater’s Roosevelt Boulevard Is Scene of Deadly Pedestrian Accident

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.

April 20

A Must for Bicyclists and Runners

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.

April 7

How Pedestrians and Bicyclists Can Avoid $62.50 Fine

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.

March 3

Clearwater Bicycle Accident Involving Turning Vehicle

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.

February 23

What Results in a Distracted Driver Besides Gadgets?

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.

February 12

Understanding Loss of Consortium on St. Valentine’s Day

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.

January 19

Pedestrian Deaths at All Time High in Hillsborough County

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.

October 27

Understanding a Herniated Disc

A herniated disc impacts millions of people around the world – not just those persons with the herniated disc, but their family members, friends and work associates they encounter every day. A herniated disc can result from the natural aging process of a person’s spine. However, a herniated disc can also develop after a car.

October 21

Who Pays Medical Bills After Being Hit by a Car?

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.

October 7

Preventing A Pedestrian Accident on International Walk to School Day

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.

September 3

Largo Bicycle Accident Critically Injures One and Ties Up Traffic

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,.

August 31

Inoperable Traffic Lights – What Should a Florida Driver Do?

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.

August 19

Red Light Cameras Lawsuit Filed In Tampa

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.

August 17

Stats on Traffic Accidents for the First Half of 2015

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.

August 12

Happy 101st Birthday to the Traffic Light!

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.

July 6

Attorney Matthew Noyes Recognized For His Dedication

For the third year in a row, Attorney Matthew Noyes was named one of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. When the Florida Trend invited all in-state members of the Florida Bar to nominate attorneys whom they hold in the highest regard or would recommend others, Attorney Matthew Noyes was nominated. The ballots throughout the state were.

July 1

What New Florida Laws Become Effective Today?

Every July 1st, the Florida legislature causes our law library to fatten up because this is the day that new Florida laws coming to effect. This year, 130 new laws were signed by Governor Scott. Several of the new laws simply made technical changes to state statutes or many more were tied to the $78.2.

April 27

Going to Mediation After a Car Accident or Work Comp Claim?

A mediation conference is something that many of my personal injury and workers’ compensation clients will experience in their case. Often times, a person involved in a car accident or work accident has not been involved in a mediation and is uncertain as to what will happen. This article will discuss what mediations are and.