Tomorrow is Election Day. No, it’s not the one that gets all the recognition, but it is a very important election – especially for those involved. On August 26, 2014, Florida holds its Primary Election. Because Florida has Closed Primaries, only voters registered with a political party may vote in that party’s primary election. However,.
School is back in session and so are the school buses and kids walking and riding their bikes to school. To prevent accidents (and hefty fines), let’s be reminded about Florida’s law about when you are required to stop for a school bus. Florida law (Section 316.172(2)) states that “the driver of a vehicle upon.
While driving to work today, I was listening to AM 820 when the host Chris Markowski decided to attack people who file claims after car accident and their attorneys. He proclaims our Florida legal system as horrible and the reason why it costs so much to drive in Florida is because of all the lawsuits..
Giving back to the community is a wonderful thing and feels good to do. Recently, the Florida Bar News – the newspaper that all Florida attorneys received – highlighted our recent community event. Our personal injury firm — Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes, P.A. – gave the entire third grade class from Ponce De Leon.
The Fourth of July is a wonderful time to celebrate being an American. However, with this year’s being on a Friday night, expect a spike in drinking and driving and an increase in the number of car accidents. According to data from NHTSA, during July 4th holiday period over the last five years of data.
I am honored to be again included in the lawyers listed in Florida Trend’s Legal Elite this year. Just 1,165 lawyers throughout the entire State of Florida are selected which represents fewer than 2% of the active Florida Bar members who practice in Florida. Florida Trend asserts that the lawyers listed as “Legal Elite” exemplify.
Car accidents can be caused by many things – including defective cars. This week, we found out that there are more defective cars on the road when General Motors announced a recall of another 3.36 million vehicles worldwide –making the total number of cars recalled by General Motors to move than 20 million this year..
Saturday is Flag Day. Since the flag is one of the great symbols of our freedom, let’s examine the history of Flag Day. As you will see, teachers were the inspiration to the creation of Flag Day. According to USFlag.org, the idea of Flag Day started in 1885 when a schoolteacher, BJ Cigrand, arranged for.
Car accidents caused by drowsy driver is big in the news right now after it was revealed that the car crash that critically injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed fellow comedian James “Jimmy Mack” McNair was caused by a driver who had not slept in more than 24 hours. However, this is not a new.
Personal injury law takes a back seat today so I can recognize a good man who passed away yesterday – Don Zimmer. Don Zimmer was an ambassador for what baseball should be. He was in baseball for 66 years and never in his life received a paycheck from anywhere but baseball. He started out as.
Throwing a graduation party? Thinking about allowing kids under 21 to drink beer or alcohol to celebrate their freedom? If you are hosting a party, you will want to read further. Typically, under Florida law, a person who sells or furnishes alcoholic beverages is NOT responsible for the actions of the person who over consumes.
Actress Ann B. Davis, Alice in “The Brady Bunch,” died yesterday after falling and hitting her head causing a subdural hematoma. In memory of her passing, let’s take a look to see if someone who needed Alice’s services after a car accident or workers’ compensation accident would be reimbursed. After a Florida car accident, the.
Pedestrian accidents happen more often than one may think. From 2003 through 2012, 47,025 people died while walking on America’s streets and another estimated 676,000 were injured—meaning someone on foot was hit by a car about every eight minutes. These numbers are part of a report released yesterday by the National Complete Streets Coalition. According.
As summer approaches, don’t be surprised to read more about jet ski accidents similar to the one that occurred at Fort De Soto Park on Saturday resulting in injuries. According to WFLA.com., on Saturday about 5:30 p.m., the Pinellas County Sheriff Office dive team responded to a call about a jet ski accident in the.
Injuries and car accident and work comp accident happen every day. The National Safety Council recently released it latest Injury Facts that shed light on these types of accidents. Some of the interesting statistics in the National Safety Council’s 2014 edition of Injury Facts are as follows: 1. July was the worst month in 2012.
In a car accident, air bags can play a role in reducing serious injuries. Unfortunately, a million of Nissan vehicles may have faulty air bags. Thus, according to USATAODAY.com, Nissan is recalling 1 million vehicles because the air bag system software might not be able to tell whether a person is sitting in the front.
My personal injury law firm, Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes, P.A. and I will again be at Pinellas Park’s Country in the Park on Saturday. This marks over 10 years at the event. It is always wonderful to meet new people and see clients at the event. Stop by our table for free firm giveaways..
After a car accident, especially a rear-end crash, headaches is a very common symptom. These headaches can be debilitating and disrupt a person’s life. Although a car accident may not cause migraine headaches (which are different from post-traumatic headaches), the injuries from an automobile accident could trigger the onset of migraine headaches. Those suffering from.
Get ready to spring forward! At 2:00 A.M. on Sunday, Americans will lose an hour of sleep, or reading, or working if they work the graveyard shift. Daylight saving time has arrived and will last until November 2, when clocks will fall back an hour. Instead of talking about how car accidents increase and workers’.
After a car accident, one would think that the car insurance company is there to help and protect you. In my decades of working in the personal injury field, I found that after a car accident, the insurance companies do not treat people fairly. Craig Patrick with Fox 13 recently highlighted how insurance companies do.