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..
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
After a car accident, it may take weeks or months to realize that the automobile accident caused a herniated disc. Why is that? What is a disc herniation and how is a herniated disc diagnosed. Although I am not a doctor (and you should not rely on me for medical advise), here is some of.
After a car accident, a Letter of Protection may be the only way to obtain the medical treatment you need for injuries caused by someone else. Most doctors who treat patients injured in car accidents understand what a Letter of Protection is. However, the average Joe may not. To understand a Letter of Protection, we.
‘Tis the season. No, not the joyous holiday season, but the season for a prom car accident and the risk of a high school graduation car accident. Sadly, with proms and high school graduations come serious and sometime fatal car accidents. In fact, April, May and June are the three most dangerous months for high.
A thumb injury has added to the stresses of what is going to be a long Tampa Bay Rays season. Today, the Tampa Bay Times reported that Kevin Kiermaier will have surgery for a torn ligament in his right thumb from a slide into second base yesterday. A torn thumb ligament or other thumb injury.
In my last post, we talked about the dangers of spring breakers causing car accidents in a rental car. Now, let’s discuss spring breakers having a car accident involving Uber or Lyft or other transportation network companies (I know, quite the legal name, but that is what the Florida law uses). With spring break in.
Tampa Bay beaches are presenting filled with spring breakers. More are to come in the upcoming weeks. Many of these out-of-towners will be driving rental cars. If one of these spring breakers cause a car accident in a rental car, who is responsible for your damages? Simple Florida law states that an owner of a.
Lost wages often occur after a car accident. Sometimes it may be a few days of missed work, but sometimes a car accident can cause a person to miss weeks or months because of injuries sustained in the crash. How does someone who sustained lost wages because of a car accident get reimbursed for their.