June 1

Pinellas County Names EMT and Paramedic of the Year

They show up at car accident scenes and in our homes to help. This week, Pinellas County Commissioners named the 2011 EMT and Paramedic of the Year. The award is given each year in honor of EMS Week, locally commemorating the nearly 1,500 paramedics and emergency medical technicians working for Pinellas County’s emergency medical services.

May 24

Boating Safety Tips During National Safe Boating Week

Florida’s beautiful weather and boating–they just go together. However, boating accidents tend to tag along. In 2009, 3,358 people were injured and 736 died in boating accidents. Of those who drowned, 9 out of 10 were not wearing life jackets. As we go through National Safe Boating Week, review these tips from the U.S. Coast.

April 27

Guess Who Made Over $500 MILLION in Profits in Three Months?

Allstate Insurance Corp. needs a lot of “good hands people” to hold all the profits they made in the last three months. Today, Allstate Corp. said that its profit more than quadrupled in the first quarter. In the three months ended March 31, the Northbrook, Ill.-based company said net income climbed to $519 million. Over.

March 12

Does Daylight Saving Time Cause More Car Accidents?

Remember to spring your clocks forward tonight, but be alert about the increased chance of a car accident or workers’ compensation claim. Daylight Savings Time starts at 2 a.m. on this Sunday when we set our clocks forward one hour ahead. Seems like a simple task, but it raises problems on the road and in.

March 10

“Let’s Get to Work” on Monitoring Illegal Prescription Drug Sales

Two years ago, the Florida Legislature passed a bill to create a statewide prescription drug monitoring program to fight the increasing problem of illegal prescription drug trafficking from storefront pain clinics. The bill would allow physicians and investigators to identify “doctor shopping” patients who go from doctor to doctor to obtain prescriptions for potent painkillers.

February 10

Safety First at this Year’s State Fair

Today is the first day of the Florida State Fair. It can be a lot of fun, but it can also be dangerous. A government source for national estimates of amusement ride-related injuries reported 8,800 emergency room treating injuries in 2006. Most of the injuries were sustained from 7-year-old to 13-year-old kids. The type of.

January 17

What is Your Answer to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Question?

I have been ridiculed for believing that it is silly to close the office, the bank or school for a remembrance holiday if we aren’t going to actually acknowledge why there is no work or no school. So, here is my part in helping others remember why they’re still in pajamas and watching movies at.

January 13

Changes are Coming for Medication Containing Acetaminophen

The FDA is making changes to prescription medicine that contains acetaminophen. Manufacturers that produce prescription combination products containing acetaminophen are being asked by the FDA to limit the dosage to 325 mg per capsule or tablet to protect liver toxicity. Also, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has informed manufacturers that all their prescription products.

December 21

Can A Party Host Be Legally Responsible for a Drunk Guest?

Planning a Christmas party? Can you as the host of a Christmas party be responsible for injuries or death caused by one of their party guest who drank too much at the party and then caused a car accident because of their drinking and driving? Here is the actual Florida law that addresses the question:.

October 26

Halloween Safety Tips that Can Prevent Injuries

This weekend should be a lot of fun for kids of all ages. Ghosts, goblins, witches and whatnot will be roaming our streets. Let’s make sure that this Halloween weekend is as safe as possible. A nine-year study examined holiday-related pediatric emergency room visits between 1997 and 2006 and found that Halloween is among the.

September 22

Does A Full Moon Cause More Accidents?

“It must be a full moon,” is a phrase we hear and say when odd things occur. Well, we will be having a full moon tomorrow so does that mean more car accidents? More Emergency Room visits? Many studies over the years have attempted to connect the full moon to odd behavior. However, the majority.

September 3

What Labor Day Is Really About . . .

Beyond the baseball game and barbeque, let’s remember what Labor Day is–a day to acknowledge and celebrate the working men and women who continues to build our great Country. As a workers’ compensation attorney, I have been blessed to see all types of America’s workers–the air conditioning repair man, the maid, the school lunch lady,.

July 2

The Most Dangerous Day to Drive

It is fun to drive to fireworks or the July 4th picnic, but be careful because the Fourth of July is ranked as one of the most dangerous holidays to drive. Depending on what study you look at, the Fourth of July is either the second or third most dangerous holiday to drive. Thanksgiving is.

June 28

New Slip & Fall Law Ignores Florida Supreme Court Ruling

Let’s be fair. Today’s St. Petersburg Times article, Slip-and-fall Suits to Lose Traction in Florida, fails to address how an injury from a slip and fall can forever change someone’s life. The article’s first sentence talks about a 14-year old falling at a KFC. However, you have to go 21 more paragraphs to see that.

April 28

Red Light Cameras, Road Rage, Texting While Driving — What Will Become Florida Law?

With Florida being ranked third in car accident deaths after California and Texas, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Florida Legislature is tackling Florida car accidents in the final week of this legislative session. However, it appears not all bills will become Florida law. Both the House and Senate passed a bill.

April 22

How Safe Are You on an Escalator?

The following is a guest blog article by Dolan Law Offices: Many of us give little thought to the escalator we use at the mall, the airport or the convention center. Yet, there are approximately 11,000 injuries and at least 7,300 emergency room visits a year because of escalator related injuries according to the U.S..