May 16

Clearwater Car Accident Reminds Us of Seat Belt Law & Other Things

Nothing good happens after midnight. A Clearwater car accident on U.S. 19 near Drew Street supports this preaching. According to the Tampa Bay Times, a 19-year-old driver lost control of his 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe while driving southbound on U.S. 19 around 4:15 a.m. this morning. As a result, he slammed into the divider at.

May 7

Use of Hazards While Driving in Rain – A Refresher Course

The raining season is swiftly approaching which means driving in rain. Afternoon rain showers will likely result in some Tampa Bay drivers forgetting how to drive in the rain. Before the rain comes, let’s have a refresher course on using hazards/flashers in the rain. Plain and simple, it is illegal to use hazards/flashers while driving.

May 3

What is the Car Owner’s Liability if Not Driving the Vehicle?

Can the car owner be responsible for the injuries caused by someone else driving their vehicle even when the owner is not in the car? The answer is a resounding YES. The car owner’s liability stays with the car with just a few exceptions. This is important to remember as we enter into high school.

April 29

A Change in Florida’s Texting While Driving Law This Week?

There is one more week to see if the Florida law on texting while driving changes this year. Both the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate have approved a bill that would change texting behind the wheel from a secondary offence to a primary offense, but the bill is not ready to be.

April 17

Gulf to Bay and Belcher Road – What Changes Are Being Proposed?

The intersection of Gulf to Bay and Belcher Road in Clearwater is dangerous. According to a recent report in the Tampa Bay Times, this intersection has had the highest frequency of crashes of all intersections in Clearwater in 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018 and has ranked in the top four each year since 2010..

April 10

Self-Driving Cars – Are You Ready For Them in Florida?

Self-driving cars (also known as autonomous vehicles) may be on Florida’s roads in the near future if Florida Representative Jason Fischer’s bill gets through the Florida legislature. This week, his bill allowing self-driving vehicles to be operated in Florida without a human backup was approved by a House committee and is on its way to.

April 3

Social Security Disability Case Heard By U.S. Supreme Court

Not too many social security disability cases make it to the United States Supreme Court, but yesterday, the Court did hear a case and decided against the social security disability applicant. In Biestek v. Berryhill, the United States Supreme Court denied a proposal to establish a rule requiring vocational experts to turn over the data.

March 27

Texting While Driving Law May Change in Florida

Texting While Driving – most of all can spot it as we come up on a slower moving vehicle or one moving within the lane in front of us. This week, the Florida Legislature took steps to strengthen Florida’s ban on texting while driving. The current law on distracted driving relating to the ban on.

March 11

Does Daylight Saving Time Cause More Car Accidents?

Daylight Saving Time is here.  We got to experience it on the way to work or school today and will experience it on the way home this afternoon or evening.  It is now darker on the way to school or work and the sun may be in your eyes more this afternoon than it was.

March 4

Have Pedestrian Accidents Increased? You May Be Surprised.

Pedestrian accidents are on the rise as is the number of fatalities from these accidents.  As the Spring weather comes, there will be more walkers on Tampa Bay streets which likely means more pedestrian accidents. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) recently released its report which projected 2018 to have been the deadliest for pedestrians.

February 27

Epidural Steroid Injections After a Car Accident

An epidural steroid injection (ESI) are often performed after a neck or back injury caused by a car accident or work comp injury. Many of my clients simply agree to the procedure without clearly understanding an epidural steroid injection and how it works.  This article will generally explain an epidural steroid injection, but you should.

February 20

Top 10 Things To Do After a Car Accident

You’re stopped at a light, waiting patiently for the red to turn green when BAM! you get rear-ended. A hundred things run through your pounding head—what happened? Who is going to pick up the kids? How am I going to get anything done today? What am I supposed to do now? Even minor car accidents.

February 13

Latest on Wait Time for Social Security Disability Hearings

The Social Security Administration recently released their report on the national wait time for social security disability hearing and the number of pending SSDI claims. According to the report, the present national average wait time for a Social Security Disability benefits hearing is 538 days.  This is down from the 595 day wait time in.

January 29

Bulging Disc, Herniated Disc – What’s the Difference?

After a car accident or a work injury, my clients often discover that they have a bulging disc or herniated disc in their neck or lower back.  What does that mean?  Is there a difference between the two?  Before we can answer, an understanding of what a disc is will be important.  Your spine is.

January 18

Prince Philip’s Car Accident Raises Question of Too Old to Drive

Car accidents don’t discriminate.  Rich/poor, famous/ unknown, old/young – it doesn’t matter.  An example of this Prince Philip’s car accident yesterday. Also, it also raises the question of when is a person too old to drive. According to ABC News, Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was involved in a road traffic accident with another.

January 10

Bike Accident Leaves One Dead in St. Petersburg

A bicyclist is dead after a St. Petersburg bicycle accident this morning.  According to Fox 13 News, the bike accident occurred at 64th Street South and Bougainvilla Avenue South before 7:30 a.m. Officers said the bicyclist was northbound on the west side of the southbound lane along 64th Street South when he made a sudden.

January 4

New Year’s Eve Motorcycle Accident Puts Newlyweds in Hospital

A motorcycle accident is no way to celebrate the New Year. The motorcycle caused by a hit and run driver just makes it worse.  Sadly, that is what happened to a newlywed couple on New Year’s Eve. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Kurt and Cheri Holzbacher wanted to make sure they were off the.

December 28

Hosting the New Year’s Eve Party? You Better Read This . . .

New Year’s Eve can be a lot of fun! Games, celebrations, champagne and more. Sometimes, partygoers have too much more – too much to drink. If you are hosting the New Year’s Eve party and someone drinks too much at your party and then causes a car accident, are you responsible for the injuries your.

December 19

Texting While Driving Again in Florida Legislature

Texting while driving will again be discussed in Florida’s upcoming legislative session.  State Representative Jackie Toledo has filed a bill modifying Florida’s present law on texting while driving. Presently, Florida law prohibits texting and driving, but it is a secondary offense which means law enforcement must have another reason to pull a driver over besides.

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