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.

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.

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.

July 27

A Cause of Back Pain Returning Soon

We all know that a car accident, slip and fall or work comp injury can cause back pain. According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, an estimated 75 to 85 percent of all Americans will experience some form of back pain during their lifetime. About 50 percent of all patients who suffer from an.

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.

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.

May 26

The Dangers of the Bounce House

As a parent of a 9-year-old boy (and a 27 year daughter), I have seen my share of bounce houses at kids’ birthday parties. I agree that they can be a lot of fun, but they can also be very dangerous. If you are going to have one of these at your child’s birthday party,.

May 6

What Does Rays Pitcher Alex Cobb Have In Common With Car Accident Victims?

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher (and all-around good guy) Alex Cobb was recently diagnosed with a partially torn ligament in his elbow. Although he likely sustained this elbow injury by pitching 95 mile an hour fastballs, it is not uncommon for elbow injuries to occur after car accidents or workers’ compensation injuries. Three types of.

February 5

Will a Proposed Law Change Reduce Chances Of A Boating Accident?

Wonderful Florida weather brings wonderful Florida boating opportunities. However, with wonderful boating opportunities comes the risk of a serious and sometimes fatal boating accident or crash. Last year alone, there were approximately seventy (70) reported boating accidents in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties alone. Eight of those boating accidents caused a person to be killed. One.

September 23

Think Before You Allow Others to Jump … On Trampolines in Your Backyard.

Having a trampoline in your backyard can be a lot of fun, but it could be very dangerous too – both physically and financially. According to USA TODAY, the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System estimates that 98,000 trampoline-related injuries occurred in 2009, the most recent year for which statistics are available, resulting in 3,100 hospitalizations..

June 24

What is All This Talk About Opening Statements?

Opening statements happen in almost all trial — not just the George Zimmerman trial. In our jury trial, we do opening statements whether the trial is about our client’s car accident, slip and fall or product liability cases. But, what is an Opening Statement and how can it be effectively used at trial. In our.