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.

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.

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.

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 11

What is the Average Daily Number of Car Accidents in Pinellas County?

Eighty-three car accidents a day in 2017 and an average of 77 crashes a day over the past five years. These are the numbers for car accidents in Pinellas according to a recent report on ABC Action News. According to the report, traffic experts say drivers and pedestrians disobeying traffic laws, distracted driving and in.

December 5

Happy Repeal Day!

Happy Repeal Day! What’s that, you ask? Anyone who likes a bit of Captain with their Coke or Jameson with their ginger should be celebrating. Repeal Day is celebrated annually on Dec. 5 because on this day in 1933 the 21st Amendment was ratified and the Volstead Act — which placed a ban on alcohol.

November 28

What NOT To Do After a Car Accident

Knowing what to do after a car accident is one thing. Knowing what not to do after a car accident is also important. To best protect your rights after a car accident, here are five things you should not to do after a car accident: 1. Not call the police after the accident. I understand.

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 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.

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