August 26

Starbucks Lawsuit Gives Plaintiffs and Lawyers a Bad Name

I am all for filing a lawsuit when the insurance company or big business forces someone to do so because of their actions or inaction. However, some lawsuits simply give lawyers and people who are forced to file lawsuits a bad name. The recently-dismissed Starbucks lawsuit is one of them. A lawsuit filed in Los.

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 13

What Could Become Florida Law This Legislative Session?

Florida law will be the talk for the next sixty days as the Florida Legislature is back in session. Right now, there are about 1600 bills filed that could become new Florida law by March 2016. However, because it is a major election year, don’t expect anything really shocking to happen during this session. There.

January 6

Move Over, Florida!

To move over to another lane when there is a disabled vehicle on the side of the road – is it just being courteous or is it required? It’s the law, and failing to do so could result in a fine and points against your license. January is “Move Over” month in Florida. Law enforcement.

September 15

A Deposition After a Car Accident or Work Comp Accident

A deposition can happen in almost any type of lawsuit or litigation – such as a car accident, a workers’ compensation claim, a business dispute or family law issue. Although the type of litigation may vary, the rules of a deposition are typically the same. Also, a deposition can be quite frightening in any type.

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 21

School Bus Law Refresher Course

School buses will be on the road next week so all drivers should have a refresher course on when they are required for a school bus. Simply put, Florida law requires that motorists stop upon approaching any school bus which displays its flashing red lights and has its stop signs extended, but the law goes.

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.

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.

March 5

Clients Have Brought Different Things to Me, But Never This . . .

In the 25 years that I have been doing personal injury law, clients have brought many things to my office that pertain to their cases. It may be photos from the accident scene if they were involved in a car accident, the shoes they were wearing if they had a slip and fall accident, or.

February 4

Attempted Carjacking at Countryside Mall

Countryside Mall was the scene of an attempted carjacking and/or robbery of a woman and her two small children Sunday. According to the Tampa Bay Times, about 1 p.m. Sunday, the woman had just arrived at the mall parking lot between JCPenney and Macy’s when an armed man pointed a silver or chrome handgun and.

November 13

Will Car Accidents Increase if Speed Limit is Raised to 75 mph?

Car accidents happen at any speed, but if two Florida senators get their bill passed, the car accidents could happen at speeds of 75 miles per hour on Florida roads. According to Fox 13 News, Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, and Sen. Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth, announced Tuesday they’re working on a bipartisan bill to.

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.

July 2

New Florida Law Effective Yesterday

July 1st doesn’t only mean one day closer to baseball’s All-Star game, it also means many new law for Florida. A few new Florida laws that went into effect yesterday include: 1. District school boards are now permitted to adopt policies that permit a student to deliver an inspirational message at a student assembly. The.

March 29

Trampolines Can Lead to Homeowner’s Insurance Claims

Trampolines are fun, but they are an invitation to a claim under your homeowner’s insurance policy. New York Yankee pitcher, Joba Chamberlain, knows how fun trampolines can be, but also now knows the serious injuries they can cause. Chamberlin underwent surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida after injuring his ankle while jumping on.

December 14

Holidays Can Be a Pain–Back Pain That Is

Whether it be hanging the lights, shoveling the snow (thankfully not here in Florida), walking and standing too long, or simply eating too much, the holidays can cause havoc on your back. Did you know that low back pain is the fifth most common reason for all physician visits in the United States? Nine out.

September 7

What To Do After a Slip and Fall

Every year, many people are seriously injured because of unsafe hidden conditions in some places of business. Whether it is poor lighting, faulty equipment, poor maintenance or other conditions, people can get seriously injured from a slip and fall. Now, just because you fall in a business, it does NOT mean that the business is.