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.

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.