May 14

Pregnant Drivers At Greater Risk of Car Accidents

Car accidents happen whether you are pregnant or not, but are pregnant woman more susceptible to car accidents? According to a recent study, the answer is yes. As published in USA TODAY, a study published in the in the Canadian Medical Association Journal concludes that pregnant women have an extra risk of being involved in.

July 19

Driving with Grandpa — Is it Safe?

Are your kids safe to drive with their grandparents? You may be surprised, but new research suggests that children are actually safer in auto accidents when a grandparent is at the wheel instead of a parent. In fact, the odds of a child being injured in a car accident were 50 percent less when a.

October 15

Bad News For Those on Social Security

The Social Security Administration has just announced that Americans who receive Social Security benefits will not get any cost-of-living increase in 2011 in their monthly checks. This is the second year in a row that there will be no cost of living increase. This is the first time that Social Security benefits have not increased.

September 20

Two Motorcycle Accidents Should Serve as a Reminder

Riding a motorcycle has been dangerous in the last few days. This morning, a motorcyclist was seriously injured after a car turned in front of the motorcycle near the intersection of State Road 590 and Leonard Drive. The motorcycle accident was severe enough to close State Road 590 in both directions between U.S. 19 and.

September 8

Clarifying Entitlement to PTD Benefits in Florida Work Comp Claims

A Florida Workers’ Compensation case came out yesterday clarifying what an injured worker must prove before being entitled to Florida work comp permanent total disability (PTD) benefits. When an injured worker is entitled to permanent total disability (PTD) benefits, the injured worker is entitled to receiving workers’ compensation checks (two-thirds of the average weekly wage).

August 18

Laptopitis–Don’t Catch This “Disease”

With school starting, Facebook mania increasing, and laptop sales soaring, a new “disease” is becoming commonplace–“laptopitis.” However, there are ways to prevent this condition. According to an article in, using a laptop almost inevitably leads to poor posture. Incorrect posture and computer overuse can cause debilitating physical problems, such as sore muscles or repetitive.

August 16

School Buses – When Must You Stop?

School is starting today for some areas and soon in other area of Tampa Bay. Now is a perfect time to brush up on the laws regarding when you are required to stop for a school bus. Everyone knows that if you are going in the same direction of the school bus, you have to.

July 29

Worker Traps Arm in Dough Machine

A worker at St. Petersburg’s Euro-Bake was seriously injured in a workers’ compensation accident getting his arm trapped in a large piece of baking equipment known as a “dough chunker.&quot.Firefighters shut down power to the building and dismantled the machine while paramedics gave the injured man pain medication intravenously. It took nearly 40 minutes to.

May 10

Proving Your Claim for Social Security Disability (SSD) Benefits

Applying for Social Security Disability benefits is tough, but being able to prove your entitlement to SSD benefits is even tougher. However, one way to help get you qualified for Social Security Disability benefits is to get regular, ongoing medical treatment that document your injuries and restrictions. Failure to do so could result in the.

April 23

Palm Harbor Car Accident Puts Two in Hospital

A driver wanting to turn left puts Fabian Calvo in the hospital with serious injuries from a car accident yesterday in Palm Harbor. Curt L. Ekberg was northbound on County Road 611 when he attempted a left turn onto Tarpon Lake Boulevard. Fabian Calvo was driving southbound on County Road 611 when Ekberg turned in.

February 23

3 Ways Insurance Companies Try to Lower Your Accident Settlement – and What You Can Do About It

The following is a guest blog courtesy of Dolan Law Offices in Chicago, Illinois. You purchase car insurance with the expectation that your insurance company will provide with the benefits described in your insurance contract if you get into an accident. However, the reality is that insurance companies are not always eager to pay customers.

February 12

When Is Too Old to Drive?

A 95-year-old Redington Shores driver died Friday morning after a car crash in Seminole Thursday. According to reports, the elderly driver ran a red light and side swiped another vehicle at the intersection of Ridge Road and Park Blvd. After that, her vehicle crossed the median, struck a speed limit sign and then a guide.

February 1

Well, Does It or Doesn’t It Reduce Car Accidents?

Legislators shout out that banning cell phone use while driving is crucial because it will prevent car accidents and save lives. In fact, the federal government recently proclaimed rules forbidding commercial truck and bus drivers from texting while driving, with fines, if caught, of up to $2,750 and jail time if there’s an accident caused.

November 20

What is That Flashing Yellow Arrow??

It’s no longer red-yellow-green. A new traffic signal using a flashing yellow arrow is being tested at the intersection of Belcher Road and Nebraska Avenue in Palm Harbor. Pinellas County is among the first areas in the United States to implement these flashing yellow arrow left-turn signals at intersections where circular green signal lights were.

October 7

Car Hits Students While They Walked to Hudson School Bus Stop

The smashed windshield tells the story. As they were walking to their school bus on Utica Drive, two teenagers-Walter Edelman, a 15-year-old ninth-grade student at Hudson High School, and William Calder, a 13-year-old who attends Hudson Middle School, were struck by a car and thrown onto the hood of the car and shattered the windshield.

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.

November 4

Election Day Means More Car Accidents

24 more people die in car accidents during voting hours on presidential election days than on other October and November Tuesdays. This is an 18% increase risk of death from a car accident on Election Day! In addition, 800 more people suffer injuries from car accidents on Election Day. This is according to a study.

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 15

You Need “Stacked” Insurance Coverage

It is horrible to talk with a client or a client’s family about serious injuries or death from a car accident caused by someone who failed to carry liability insurance. It is even worse to talk to them if the client and/or the family failed to buy adequate protection in the form of stacked uninsured motorist.

May 27

Keeping Teen Drivers Alive

Too many kids are dying from car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bike accidents and other similar accidents. Also, many other people are being killed in car accidents caused by teenage drivers. Here are a few tips on how we can keep our teenage drivers alive as well as how we can avoid car accidents caused by.