May 11

How To Apply for Social Security Disability Online

We often tell our prospective social security disability clients that they can apply for social security disability online at ssa.gov/iClaim/dib. Sounds easy, but it can be confusing and time consuming. It is not unreasonable to take one to two hours to complete the online process. Hopefully, this article makes application process a bit easier. Before.

May 9

Florida PIP and Work Comp Laws Stay the Same This Year

The Florida legislative session ended last week with no changes to the laws pertaining to Florida PIP (Personal Injury Protection) car insurance or Florida work comp law. Despite much talk about changes (see prior post about proposed changes to PIP and post about work comp battle), the Legislature was unable to agree on any law..

May 2

Mandatory Insurance for UBER Drivers Bill To Be Signed By Florida Governor

The Florida Legislature has passed a bill that will set forth requirements for mandatory insurance for UBER (and other ride-sharing companies) drivers and Governor Scott states that he will sign it, according to FloridaPolitics.com. The bill (soon to be law) addresses many issues associated with UBER and other “transportation network companies” {“TNC”}. However, what is.

April 26

Florida Workers Compensation Law Changes – My Soapbox

Florida workers compensation law may be changing if some Florida legislators get their way. Last week, the Florida House of Representative passed a bill that will change present Florida workers compensation law. The Florida Senate Rules Committee approved a work comp bill which is now ready to go to the full Senate. Each bill could.

April 10

Spring Hill Car Accidents Result in Two Separate Deaths

Yesterday proved to be deadly on the road after two people died in separate Spring Hill car accidents. According to the Tampa Bay Times, a Spring Hill man died early this morning after his car veered into another lane and crashed head­on into another vehicle. The Spring Hill car accident occurred after a driver traveling.

April 5

Fighting About Free Beer Glasses in the Florida Legislature

A law regarding what free beer glasses can be given away in bars? Really? We need our legislators to be debating about this? That’s what they are doing . . . According to NewsTalkFlorida.com, a battle over beer glasses is going on in the Florida Legislature. Last week, the Senate Regulated Industries Committee unanimously approved.

March 31

Is Florida Car Insurance Law Changing? Florida Legislature Is Talking.

Florida car insurance – it can be so confusing! With Personal Injury Protection Coverage which is also known as No-Fault coverage to not requiring bodily injury liability coverage forcing the need for uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage, understanding Florida car insurance can be impossible. Now the Florida legislature is discussing some major changes to Florida.

March 20

St. Petersburg Pedestrian Accident Causes Serious Injuries To 17-Year-Old

A 17-year-old pedestrian sustained serious injuries this morning after she was struck by a car in St. Petersburg, according to the Tampa Bay Times. St. Petersburg Police report that the incident occurred on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street at 54th Avenue North, less than a mile from Northeast High School. Police are investigating the.

March 10

Which State Is a Motorcycle Crash More Likely To Happen? You Guess It – Florida!

A motorcycle crash happens too often, especially in Florida where there is the most motorcycle crash fatalities in the nation. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 606 motorcycle crash fatalities and 9.045 injury related crashes in the state in 2015. From 2014 to 2015, fatalities rose 30%. ABC Action News highlights.

March 2

Is Florida Workers Compensation Law About to Change?

Changing Florida workers compensation law will be debated in the upcoming weeks and months. What changes will occur? Nobody knows. What is known is that the Florida regular legislative session begins next Tuesday, March 7, 2017 and will run until May 5, 2017 and Florida workers compensation law will certainly be discussed. Stay tuned for.

February 27

Depression and Social Security Disability Benefits

Depression can be debilitating. Long term depression can be so bad that it prevents someone from being able to work. If someone has significant depression, would they be entitled to social security disability benefits? The answer is maybe. Let’s look to see what is needed to secure social security disability benefits for depression. The Social.

February 22

Left Turn Car Accident Claims Another Life in Clearwater

Yesterday, a left turn car accident resulted in the death of a 65-year-old Clearwater woman after she turned her car into the path of an oncoming vehicle, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The Clearwater woman was driving east in the left turn lane of Roosevelt Boulevard around 1 p.m. when she approached 62nd Street.

February 8

Hit and Run Accident Awareness Month

Hit and run car accidents are a serious problem in Florida. In 2016, there were over 99,000 hit and run crashes in Florida. That’s why it makes sense that the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) recognizes February as Hit and Run Awareness Month. Staying at the scene is not only the.

January 25

Was St. Petersburg Serious Car Accident Caused By Age or Left Turn?

It seems that I can write about a serious car accident involving someone turning left in front of a driver every week. Too many serious crashes occur because someone is too impatient to wait until their path is totally clear to make a left turn. Last night’s serious car accident in St. Petersburg is not.

January 23

Improving Child Safety in Your Car – Guest Article

Child safety in the car is important in Florida and across the country. In Colorado, the personal injury law firm of Bell & Pollock, P.C. understands and provides this guest article and link to some helpful information: Can you make your child safer in your car? This is the question every parent should ask themselves..

January 17

Going Back to the 1970s to Reduce Fatal Car Accidents

Car accidents are increasing and the fatal car accidents are increasing at an even higher rate. An example of this is the car full of teenagers involved a high-speed rollover crash with speeds approaching 130 mph with no headlights that happened on a ramp off of I-75 near Gibsonton early Tuesday. So, the Florida Highway.

January 2

Attorney Matthew Noyes Mentioned in the Clearwater Beacon

I am honored to be mentioned in the Clearwater Beacon, a local newspaper which is part of the Tampa Bay Newspaper. I have always believed in the adage, “They don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” On December 28, 2016, the Clearwater Beacon reported that I have been recognized.

December 29

When is the New Year’s Eve Party Host Liable for Drunk Guests?

New Year’s Eve is almost here! That means popping champagne at midnight. But it could also mean your party guests consuming a lot of alcohol before the ball drops. As the host of the party, do you know what your legal duties are if your guest drinks too much and then causes a car accident?.

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