December 7

Let’s Talk Social Security Disability Numbers

Our law firm’s Social Security Disability department sees a lot of numbers. Numbers of work credits, numbers of medical providers, numbers of individuals and families struggling because of the inability to work, etc. However, it is also important that our social security disability clients and potential clients also see these numbers: Average Wait Time for.

December 5

What To Do in a Parking Lot Accident While Christmas Shopping

A parking lot accident happens often this time of year. With malls and major department stores being full of Christmas shoppers, the chances of being involved in a car accident in one of these parking lots increase. Here are a few things that you should do if you are involved in a parking lot car.

November 14

Should You Get Stacked Uninsured Motorist Coverage?

Stacked or non-stacked uninsured motorist coverage? That is the question. The easy answer is get stacked uninsured motorist coverage. For decades, I have been telling all who will listen that the most important automobile insurance coverage you can purchase is uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. This coverage protects you and your family if you (or.

October 31

Avoiding Horror This Halloween

The ghosts, goblins and superheroes (but not scary clowns) will be out tonight for their Halloween celebrations. Yes, Halloween should be fun, but we cannot ignore the fact that accidents happen on Halloween night. According to U.S. Census data, there are about 41 million potential trick-or-treaters between the ages of 5 and 14. Add that.

October 27

You May Not Need to Hire a Lawyer After a Car Accident

We have all seen those TV commercial attorneys telling you that they are the ones to call after a car accident. However, most fail to answer the most basic question, “Do I need to hire a lawyer after a car accident?” Despite being in the personal injury field for over 28 years, my answer to.

October 18

Cost of Living Adjustment For Social Security Announced

It is tough to pay monthly bills strictly on Social Security or Social Security Disability benefits. With costs of daily goods increasing, each year it is a bit tougher. That’s the purpose of a cost of living adjustment (COLA). Unfortunately, this morning, ABC Action News reports that next year’s cost of living adjustment (COLA) will.

October 13

That Is, In A Word, Bull . . .

That’s not my quote, but rather a quote from Tampa Bay Times’ reporter John Romano on big business and insurance carriers’ arguments regarding the Florida workers compensation law. I admit, as a Claimant’s workers compensation attorney fighting work comp carriers daily, I am a bit biased and jaded towards the injustices injured workers are stuck.

October 7

New Port Richey Fatal Car Accident Closes U.S. 19

If you were traveling on U.S. 19 near Cross Bayou Boulevard in New Port Richey this morning, you were likely delayed. According to ABC Action News, northbound US 19 was closed in that area in New Port Richey due to a fatal car accident. According to Florida Highway Patrol, the fatal car accident happened at.

September 23

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Player’s DUI Charge Has Great Impact

Drunk driving certainly doesn’t pay and it will certainly cost this professional football player as well as his team and fans. According to ClearwaterPatch.com, Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was arrested early this morning on DUI charges after a Florida Highway Patrol trooper reportedly spotted him speeding and making improper lane changes. The.

September 19

Two Separate Motorcycle Accidents on Sunday Result in Two Deaths

Sadly, Sunday proved to be deadly for motorcycle riders as two Tampa Bay motorcyclists were killed in two separate motorcycle accidents. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Daniel Kevin Popke, of Valrico, was killed Sunday afternoon in a motorcycle accident after a car turned into his path on U.S. 41 in Tampa. A Honda Civic.

September 13

Dealing with a Pinched Nerve

Many of us have experienced the symptoms of a pinched nerve before. Fortunately, for some the symptoms subside with rest. However, for many others, a pinched nerve can affect them for a long time. Signs of a pinched nerve include numbness or decreased sensation in the area supplied by the nerve; sharp, aching or burning.

September 9

The Stories of Death or Injuries From Distracted Driving Are True

We all read articles about how distracted driving can cause a car accident. Whether it is texting and driving, talking on the telephone and driving, or simply thinking about the next agenda item on your long list of to-dos, a few seconds of distracted driving can prove fatal. Sadly, this happened to a 17-year old.

September 2

The Wolfpack Is Back This Labor Day Weekend

Whether it is a post-Hermine party or a Labor Day celebration, be safe on the roads this Labor Day Weekend. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and other local law enforcement agencies will be watching for impaired drivers through their holiday weekend DUI Wolfpack detail. According to ClearwaterPatch.com, the countywide operation kicks off tonight at 7.

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.

August 23

Traffic Deaths on the Rise in 2016

An estimated 19,100 people have been killed on U.S. roads since January 2016, according to a recent report by the National Safety Council. That is enough to fill 382 school buses! In addition to the traffic deaths, 2.2 million were seriously injured in car accidents since the beginning of 2016. This is not a new.

August 12

Memorial to Honor Tarpon Springs Mentor Killed in Motorcycle Accident

A tragic motorcycle accident on the Courtney Campbell Causeway took the life of Leilanie Ortiz a few weeks ago. Those she touched are determined to keep her memory alive. ABC Action News reported how students at the Cops ‘N Kids after-school program in Tarpon Springs are taking steps to let others know how special “Miss.

August 5

How Dangerous Is Driving On Wet Roads?

Did you know that the Federal Highway Administration estimates that there are, on average, over 5,748,000 vehicle crashes each year? Approximately 22% of these crashes – nearly 1,259,000 – are weather-related. The vast majority of the weather-related crashes happen on wet roads –either wet pavement or during rainfall — 73% on wet pavement and 46% during rainfall..

August 4

Back To School Safety Tips To Avoid Accidents

It is back to school time! The days of sleeping in late and spending hours at the pool are almost done. As we gather our school supplies and finish the summer homework, let’s brush up on some back to school safety tips. Unfortunately, the beginning of school often brings car accidents, bike accident or pedestrian.

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