November 13

Are Hazard Lights While Driving in the Rain Illegal in Florida?

We have all likely driven through one of Florida’s downpours where it is tough to see in front of you. We may even slow down considerably to drive more safely. Should you turn on your hazard lights to let the other drivers know you have slowed down to a crawl? The answer may surprise you..

November 7

When To Use A Turn Signal – Florida Law Tells Drivers

“Use your turn signal!” How many times do you say this to other drivers each day? If you are like me, many. Did you know that there is a state law as to when a driver must use his or her turn signal? Florida Statute 316.155 tells us when a turn signal is required: (1) No person.

October 30

Halloween Safety Tips To Avoid Car Accidents with Ghosts and Goblins

It is Halloween safety tips time again. Yes, Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year, but that does not reduce the risks. If fact, if may increase the risk of injuries from a car accident or pedestrian accident. AAA ranks Halloween as one of the top three days of the year for pedestrian accidents and.

October 23

Making Clearwater Roads Safer – An Opportunity to be Heard

Clearwater roads can be safer, and governmental leaders want to know how. According to ABC Action News, over the past five years, there have been 16,897 car accidents in Clearwater alone resulting in 52 people being were killed in those crashes. Robert Cameron, the owner of Ward’s Seafood Market, knows far too well the intersection.

October 16

What Changes to Social Security Disability Are Expected in 2019?

Changes to social security disability benefits for 2019 have been announced. Recently, the Social Security Administration provided their Fact Sheet outlines the changes to social security disability benefits for the upcoming year. The most important change to most recipients is the announcement of a 2.8 percent increase in the cost of living adjustment (COLA). This.

October 9

Is There a Florida Law About Driving Slowly in the Left Lane?

Driving slowly in the left lane on a multi-lane road can cause road rage, aggravation and could cost you a ticket. Did you know that the left lane is for passing and not for driving slowly in the left lane? Florida Statute 316.081(3) states: On a road, street, or highway having two or more lanes.

September 18

Preventing Homecoming Car Accidents This Homecoming Season

It’s Homecoming season. Homecoming is a great time to gather with friends, but also a time of increased risk of car accidents during Homecoming. Sadly, recently friends and families had to say goodbye to two teenagers after a car accident on the way to the homecoming dance. According to Tampa Bay Fox 13, the teenagers.

September 10

How Many School Zone Speeders During the First Week of School?

School has been in for a few weeks and some of the numbers of drivers speeding through a school zone are in. It is obvious that blinking warning lights is not enough in some areas. ABC Action News investigated how many speeders were cited for speeding through a school zone during the first week of.

August 28

Move Over Law – Looks Like Someone Needs a Refresher Course

Move Over! After a St. Petersburg Police Officer was recently injured after her patrol vehicle was crashed into, it may be good to refresh Florida drivers on the Move Over law. According to ABC Action News, a St. Petersburg officer had to be extricated from her patrol car after another driver hit it on Monday.

August 20

Making Gulf Boulevard Safer for Pedestrians

Gulf Boulevard may be great for tourists, but it is dangerous for pedestrians. There were more than 450 crashes along Gulf Boulevard from 2011-2015, according to Forward Pinellas. Now, Pinellas County may be taking steps to make it safer to cross Gulf Boulevard. ABC Action News reports that Forward Pinellas is discussing a possible option.

August 13

Do You Know When to Stop for a School Bus?

School buses are back on Florida roads so a refresher on when to stop for a school bus seems appropriate. Most Florida roads fall into one of three categories: (1) Two-Lane Road; (2) Multi-Lane Road; or Divided Road. Each category has its separate rule as to when to stop for a school bus. Here they.

August 2

Summer is Almost Over – Time to Think School Safety

Talking school safety is now upon us. Summer is almost over and the kids will soon be in the classrooms. According to Tampa Bay Newspaper, students and parents will see changes in school safety when they return. According to the article, Pinellas County Schools has made an extensive effort to maximize the safety and security.

July 13

I Don’t Like Not Being Able To Help Because Of An Uninsured Motorist

Uninsured motorist coverage – it’s time for a refresher. Today, I had to turn away clients in two separate cases. Not because they were not hurt in their car accident, but because the at-fault driver carried no bodily injury liability coverage and my client didn’t protect herself and her family with the proper insurance coverage..

July 6

U.S. 19 Near Curlew Road and Tampa Road May Now Be Safer

Anyone who drives on U.S. 19 between Curlew Road and Tampa Road knows how dangerous turning into businesses or onto side streets can be. Florida Highway Patrol reports 257 car accident crashes along US 19 in the Palm Harbor/Clearwater area over the past 5 years. In the past five months, there were thirteen car accident.

June 21

Top Speeding Locations and Car Accident Details

Speeding can result in a fine and points on your driver’s license. However, it can also cause serious car accidents and even death. Just ask the friends and family of a mother who was killed along with her two year old daughter because punks decided to race on Bayshore Boulevard in Tampa. ABC Action News.

June 12

The Sequential Social Security Disability Claims Process – The Final Step

The final step in the Sequential Social Security Disability Claims Process is determining whether you can do any work. This article is the fifth and final article of the series relating to the social security disability process. As an overview, in previous articles, we discussed the following first four steps: STEP 1: Are you working?.

May 30

Past Relevant Work – 4th Step To Qualify for Social Security Disability

Examining “past relevant work” is the fourth step in determining if you qualify for social security disability. This article is the fourth in a series discussing each step of the five-step sequential evaluation process that social security disability judges use to determine you are disabled. As discussed in the prior articles of the series, the.

May 24

Step Three to Qualify for Social Security Disability – Meet a Listing

The third step in the 5-step sequential evaluation to determine if you qualify for social security disability benefits relates to the Listing of Impairments found in Appendix 1 of the Social Security regulations. The “Listings” outline just about everything that can impair a person from being able to work. If your impairment meets the exact.

May 21

Severe Impairment – Step Two For Social Security Disability

Establishing a severe impairment is the second step of the sequential evaluation used in determining whether someone is entitled to social security disability benefits. This article is the second in a series of blog articles – each focusing on the steps in determining if you qualify for social security disability (SSD) benefits. The blog article.

May 15

Steps for Social Security Disability Benefits- Step One

You have an injury or condition that prevents you from working, now what? Is social security disability an option? The steps for social security disability entitlement is often referred to the 5 step sequential evaluation process. In determining whether an individual is eligible for social security disability benefits, the law requires the following sequential five-step.

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