November 9

Florida Car Accident Law Sees Big Changes in Six Weeks

What to do after a Florida car accident is confusing; however, in about six more weeks, it will be even more confusing because the new Florida No-Fault (Personal Injury Protection) law comes into effect. This law puts you at risk of losing the insurance coverage you paid for if you don’t follow its procedure. As.

May 7

Attorney Matthew Noyes Interviewed By Fox News on Florida PIP Law

Treatment for car accident injuries will change dramatically soon. On Friday, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a law which reduces the rights of people after an automobile accident. As of January 1st, your rights for medical care after a car accident can be reduced from $10,000.00 to $2,500.00 without you even knowing about it. Recently,.

April 26

Workers’ Compensation Benefits Denied for Injury Caused by Public Urination

Workers’ compensation claims can happen in the weirdest ways. However, they are not always compensable. Recently, Florida 1st District Court of Appeals opined that the Judge of Compensation Claims was right in denying a lock technician’s claim for workers’ compensation benefits while being “on call.” The case was about an employee whose employment required him.

April 23

Are Epidural Steroid Injections (ESI) Better Than the New Procedure?

Steroid injections are often used to relieve lower back pain and leg pain caused from a car accident, trip and fall, or a workers compensation claim. Often times, these pains are caused by a herniated disc pressing on the nerve. A new type of medicine–Etanercept–is used for similar problems. Which one is better? According to.

April 16

Car Accidents Increase on Tax Day, Really?

Can paying taxes really cause car accidents? According to a study, the answer is yes. Researchers at the University of Toronto analyzed data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and found that deadly automobile accidents increase on Tax Day. After looking at 30 years, researchers found that there were 6,783 traffic-related deaths on Tax.

April 3

Car Accidents Resulting in Traumatic Brain Injuries

Car accidents remain the number one cause for traumatic brain injury (TBI) related deaths among 15- to 19 year olds. According to a , more than 55,000 teenage drivers and their passengers who were seriously injured in auto accidents during 2009 and 2010. Thirty percent of those suffered acute head injuries — concussions, skull fractures.

February 15

Are Epidural Steroid Injections the Answer for a Disc Herniation?

Just yesterday, a workers’ compensation client asked my advice on whether she should have epidural steroid injections (ESI) or surgery for her back pain. Because I have a JD after my name and not a MD, I recommended that she research both recommendations and talk to her doctor and friends and family about it. Then,.

January 2

Is the End Coming for 1-800-ASK-GARY and Other Lawyer Referral Services?

We have all seen the commercials and heard the radio spots-after a car accident, call 1-800-ASK GARY or call 411-PAIN from the accident scene. If some get their way, soon you may not see them any longer. According to a report on TBO.com, the Florida Bar, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, a state legislator.

December 28

Getting You and Your Car Home Safely Without Driving Impaired

Drunk drivers cause serious and sometimes fatal car accidents. Do you know someone who may have too much to drink this New Year’s weekend, but will still want to drive home because they don’t want to leave their car? There is a way to get them AND their car home FREE of charge–AAA/Budweiser’s Tow-to-Go program..

December 27

Prevent Car Accidents This New Year’s Weekend

An estimated 297 people will die in car accidents this New Year’s weekend according to the National Safety Council. In addition, medically consulted injuries from car accidents are estimated at 29,700 (a medically consulted injury is an injury serious enough that a medical professional was consulted). So, it is very important that everyone drive safely.

November 28

Judge Awards Workers’ Compensation Benefits and Wages After Final Hearing

Last week, the Judge of Compensation Claims awarded workers’ compensation benefits after Attorney Matthew Noyes presented the case at the Final Hearing. Despite the workers’ compensation carrier’s position that the recommended epidural steroid injections were not medically necessary or related to the workers’ compensation accident, the Judge disagreed and accepted the testimony of the injured.

September 21

What is “National Seat Check Saturday”?

To close out National Child Passenger Safety Week, this Saturday is known as “National Seat Check Saturday.” Too many children are injured and even killed in car accidents because they are in an improper child seat. Organizations around the country have agreed to have certified technicians inspect your child car seat, in most cases, free.

September 19

One Out of Four Florida Drivers Don’t Have This — What is It?

If you or your family member are injured in a car accident in Florida, the chances are nearly 1 in 4 that the at-fault driver doesn’t have the insurance to cover your injuries, according to a new national study. It is important to remember that Florida law does not require a driver to purchase bodily.

September 2

Where Does Your City Rank in Best/Worst Drivers?

Is your cities one of the most automobile accident cities or one where the least car accidents occur. This week, Allstate Insurance Company released its seventh annual “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report™.” The report ranks America’s 200 largest cities in terms of car collision frequency to identify which cities have the safest drivers, according to.

August 25

Workers’ Compensation Settlement is Not Always the Answer

In Florida, a workers’ compensation Claimant can settle their work comp case for a lump sum of money. This settlement is in exchange for the workers’ compensation carrier to no longer be responsible for future medical care and any possible future wage benefits. However, a quick or non-thought-out settlement can result in devastation, according to.

July 30

Fatal Bicycle Accident in Pasco Reminds Us to Watch Out for Bicyclists

A Pasco bicyclist was hit by a car and thrown onto the car’s windshield and then thrown to the ground. Sadly, the bicyclist died. Preliminary information indicates that the 21-year-old driver was driving south on CR-587 Moon Lake Road. The bicyclist was riding south on the same road. The driver reportedly failed to see the.

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.

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