November 6

The News I Least Like Sharing With My Car Accident Clients

Many of my clients come to me hurt and confused after a car accident. They were living their normal life when, all of a sudden, their life changed because of a car accident. Whether it is days, months, or years, a car accident can be an upheaval in someone’s life – all because another driver.

October 28

Another Serious Car Accident While Making Left Turn at Intersection

Making a left turn on any street can be dangerous. You have to count on the drivers in the opposite drivers seeing you and obeying the law. Sadly, many don’t and too many car accidents occur when drivers attempt to turn left. A recent car accident illustrates this. According to the Tampa Bay Times, two.

October 21

Could a Mural Really Reduce the Number of St. Petersburg Car Accidents?

St. Petersburg car accidents happen for a multitude of reason. Many of them happen because drivers are not paying attention to the road. Well, research indicates that at one intersection, St. Petersburg car accidents are down because people are paying attention to the road – the colorful road. ABC Action News recently reported that a.

October 8

Parking Lot Car Accident – What Should You Do?

Whether it is at the local mall, Target or even in the parking lot for the Tampa Bay Rays game, some people simply forget how to drive in a parking lot. Maybe it is because they are looking for the closest open parking space and not the others on the road. Whatever the reason, a.

September 30

EXPRESS LANES ON I-275 TO GET TO ST. PETERSBURG?

Driving on I-275 in Pinellas County can be quite frustrating. Whether it is getting to the Tampa Bay Rays game or enjoying downtown St. Petersburg, bumper-to-bumper traffic makes the commute quite challenging. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is proposing changes to address the problem. According to ABC Action News, FDOT wants to connect drivers.

September 23

Beacon Woods Drive in Hudson Is Getting Fixed After 200 Car Accidents

Two hundred car accidents resulting in 75 injured people and eight deaths in six years should raise concerns that something needs to be done near Beacon Woods Drive and U.S. Highway 19 in Hudson. Now something is. According to the Tampa Bay Times, this deadly stretch of U.S. 19 near the Walmart store in Hudson.

September 19

Pedestrian Deaths – New Report Shows Where Tampa Bay Ranks

Sadly, when a pedestrian is hit by a car, there is a strongly likelihood that the pedestrian accident will result in serious injury or death to the pedestrian. A new report shows how serious the problem of pedestrian deaths is in Tampa Bay. According to ABC Action News, the report from Smart Growth America found.

August 12

Do You Know When You Have to Stop for a School Bus?

Another school year is beginning so to avoid causing injuries or getting a ticket because you did not properly stop for a school bus, let’s refresh ourselves on Florida’s law regarding when you are required to stop for a school bus. Florida law (Section 316.172) states as follows: (1) Any person using, operating, or driving a.

August 7

Remember These Safety Tips When In A School Zone

School days and busy school zones are coming soon. This means more traffic, more school buses, more kids on bikes, and more pedestrians. Here are a few old tips and a new tip for drivers in a school zone. First, the new one. The Florida law on texting and driving in a school zone has.

July 29

ABLE Account – A Way To Protect SSI and Medicaid Benefits

An ABLE saving account may be helpful in some situations after a car accident. Many times in my practice, I have represented minors who are injured in a car accident. Some of these minors were eligible for and receiving Social Security Income benefits or Medicaid before the car accident. In normal situations, if a recovery.

July 18

Riding a Moped? Does Your Car Insurance Cover You?

Sadly, a moped driver was killed in a Tampa car accident last night According to ABC Action News, the moped was heading westbound in the bike lane on Waters Avenue when a Dodge Ram flatbed truck traveling eastbound on Waters began making a left turn onto Camden Street and hit the front of the moped..

June 13

The New Uber in St. Petersburg? The “Nickel Ride”

Uber and Lyft are now familiar names. According to Bay News 9, they now have competition in St. Petersburg. “The Nickel Ride” is now offering rides for free around St. Petersburg. The article states that “The Nickel Ride” provides free rides to anywhere in Downtown St. Petersburg. Their website promotes that “The Nickel Ride is.

May 30

Teenage Drivers at Higher Risk During 100 Deadliest Days

Teenage drivers and their passengers should know we are now in the 100 Deadliest Days on the Road. In fact, all drivers should be aware of this. The 100 Deadliest Days encompass the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. According to AAA, more than 1,050 people were killed in car accidents involving teenage drivers.

May 24

This Memorial Day Weekend Avoid a Car Accident or Boating Accident

Memorial Day is a great opportunity to gather with friends and family. If you are driving this Memorial Day weekend, you are not alone. More than 37 million people are expected to hit the road for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Sadly, this means that the chances of being involved in a car accident this.

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.

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