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.

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.

May 8

Herniated Disc After Car Accident – How Do You Know?

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.

April 27

Avoiding a Prom Car Accident or Graduation Car Accident

‘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.

April 16

A Thumb Injury Can Happen On the Field And In The Car

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.

March 27

CAR ACCIDENT INVOLVING UBER CAR THIS SPRING BREAK – ARE YOU PROTECTED?

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.

March 20

Spring Breakers in Rental Cars – Are You Protected?

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.

February 26

Lost Wages After a Florida Car Accident

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.

February 13

Loss of Consortium Lesson – Just in Time for St. Valentine’s Day

When a spouse is injured in a car accident, slip and fall or other personal injury matter, the non-injured spouse could be entitled to loss of consortium damages. What are loss of consortium damages? Consortium generally refers to the services, comfort, society and attentions of a spouse. It does not simply mean that the injuries.

January 31

Bodily Injury Liability Changes to Florida’s Car Accident Insurance Law

If you or a loved one is involved in a Florida car accident, you can only hope that the at-fault driver carried bodily injury liability coverage to cover your unpaid medical bills, lost wages and other damages. That’s because bodily injury liability coverage is not required in Florida – yet. The Florida Legislature is on.

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