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.

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.

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..

August 27

Children Dying by Strangluation by Blinds Leads to Recall

Parents of small children, check your window blinds and shades! Six companies are recalling millions of window blinds and shades, following the deaths of three children who got caught in cords that move the coverings up and down. The recalls were announced yesterday by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The three deaths involved blinds or.

April 9

Protect Others While Protecting Your Pooch

Anything that keeps dogs out of the driver’s lap while its owner is driving is great with me!! It drives me crazy to see dog owners trying to make turns and drive on busy streets with their dog blocking their view and hand motions. “About 30,000 accidents a year are caused by pets,” says Lindsay.

July 18

Guest Columnist – Brandi Brooks

Below is this week’s article from Brandi Brooks–our firm’s summer intern who is experiencing the hectic life of a personal injury attorney. Brandi is a local high school student who has given up her summer break to intern in our Clearwater personal injury law office through the Clearwater Bar Association Student Legal Intern Program. One.

July 1

Before You Let Off Fireworks At Your House . . .

What happens if someone is injured at your house while fireworks are going off? No worry, you have homeowner’s insurance? Think again!! Your homeowner’s insurance policy may NOT cover injuries from fireworks. Since Florida law prohibits fireworks from being sold to general consumers, someone who let fireworks off in their backyard is technically breaking the.

June 24

Fighting to Get Social Security Disability Benefits

Few things are more devastating than suffering from a serious injury, medical or mental illness that leaves you unable to work? If you are unable to work for 12 months or more, you may qualify for benefits under the Social Security Disability program. If you think you might qualify, you should apply online or at.

June 2

SUMMER BOATING SAFETY TIPS TO AVOID INJURIES

Now that school is just about out for most, it is important that everyone refresh themselves on summer safety tips. Too many children (and adults) get seriously injured or die because of the negligence of another person. Taking just a few safety steps can avoid injuries and lawsuits. This article will focus on boating safety.

May 22

Too old to drive?

My client was just standing on the sidewalk when a car came driving up on the sidewalk and striking him. After a helicopter ride to the trauma center where he spent days in the critical care unit, he is now trying to recover from his injuries. We later found out that the driver that forever.

January 31

NEW CHILD SEAT RATING SYSTEM MAY PREVENT INJURY IN CAR ACCIDENT

Anyone who has a small child–me included–knows the difficulty of selecting the right child safety seat for your car. We parents want to make sure we buy the right one to avoid injuries to our babies in the event of a car accident. The U.S. Department of Transportation has provided some new guidance in our.

December 20

It’s Not Easy Being Santa Claus

A change of pace from my standard blog article … . It’s been a rough week for Santa Claus. During a Santa Run in Spokane, Washington, Santa was beaned in the head while waiving to people. No one who did it or with what, but when he woke up, Santa was being attended to in.

October 31

KIDS + CANDY + CARS = A DANGEROUS NIGHT

According to Safe Kids USA, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween night than the rest of the year. As drivers, we need to do our part to keep trick-or-treaters safe from harm. Here are a few pointers: 1. BE ESPECIALLY ALERT: Remember that popular.

October 30

Stay Out of the Emergency Room This Halloween

Too many kids get hurt in car accidents; bike accidents; and walking accidents as they trick-or-treat on Halloween night. Thus, you can never be reminded too many times of how to avoid your little one from being hurt. Here are a few tips from the American Red Cross: Walk, slither, and sneak on sidewalks, NOT.

October 29

Prepare Now for a Safe and Fun Halloween

The streets will soon be filled with little ghosts and goblins carrying their pillowcases full of candy. Plan now to prevent disaster later! Parents, check out your child’s costume. Long costumes are tripping hazards. Use make-up or face paint instead of masks to ensure you child’s vision and breathing are not impaired. For safety on.

October 26

Money, Money, Money — Allstate Corporation is Rolling In It!!

How would you like to have net income (revenue – expenses) of $978 MILLION dollars? Not for a year, but just one quarter of the year!! Well, if you’re the Allstate Corporation, you could do that. Recently, Allstate Corporation’s President & CEO announced that revenues increased $9 BILLION dollars in the third quarter and that.