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.

January 5

Jeopardy’s Alex Trebek Gives Reason to Discuss Subdural Hematoma

Serious Medical Condition for $800, Alex. The reason why Jeopardy’s Alex Trebek had brain surgery. Answer, What is a subdural hematoma? According to ABC Action News, “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek was diagnosed in mid-December with a condition known as subdural hematoma, a complication from hitting his head in a bad fall in October. As a.

November 29

How Do You Compete With Attorneys at 1-800-ASK-GARY or 411-PAIN?

Recently, someone asked me how I can compete with law firms like 411-PAIN or 1-800-ASK-GARY who pour massive amounts of money for television commercials. I was surprised that he didn’t know that these two entities are not law firms or attorneys. He was surprised to find out the puppet master for each of these two.

November 21

Avoid Blackout Wednesday While Driving During Thanksgiving Weekend

Driving during Thanksgiving weekend? You and 51 million other Americans. According to AAA, this makes this Thanksgiving weekend the busiest holiday travel weekend in over a decade. Sadly, driving during Thanksgiving weekend is also quite dangerous. Thanksgiving Eve has become known as “Blackout Wednesday” as is one of the deadliest days for drivers traveling for.

November 2

Two Pedestrian Accidents Lead To Two Deaths On Same Day

Two pedestrian accidents lead to two deaths in one day in St. Petersburg and Pinellas Park. According to the Tampa Bay Times, a St. Petersburg man died Wednesday after he was struck by two cars. One car stopped, but the first car that hit the man failed to stop and fled the scene. According to.

October 31

Tips to Avoid a Halloween Car Accident Tonight

Tonight the streets will be filled with ghosts and goblins. Halloween is always a fun night, but the chances of a Halloween car accident are significant. According to the National Safety Council, about 6,700 pedestrian deaths and 160,000 medically consulted injuries occurred among pedestrians because of a Halloween car accident in 2015. To prevent a.

October 25

What Exactly Does Full Coverage Mean? You May Be Surprised.

I can’t tell you how many times I hear people tell me that they have “full coverage” when talking about their automobile insurance coverage. Just the other day, a client advised me that he had full coverage, but when I looked at his policy, it was clear that he was unclear of what “full coverage””.

September 26

Just What Do These Intersection Cameras Do?

After a car accident, my clients often ask us to obtain the footage of the intersection camera where their crash occurred. They are often surprised with the answer I give them – there’s no footage to get from these intersection cameras. ABC Action News recently reported on these intersection cameras. They confirmed that they are.

September 6

Safety Reminders and Tips For Driving In The Rain

With Hurricane Irma marching her way towards Tampa Bay, there will be more and more cars on the road during wet conditions. To prevent a car accident whiling in the rain, it is important that drivers are prepared to react to situations that can be unique to driving in the rain. This article highlights some.

August 21

Need For Permanent Injury For Pain and Suffering Damages After Car Accident

After a Florida car accident, there can be substantial medical bills, lost wages and the general hassles and inconvenience of being involved in a crash. However, if there is no permanent injury, there can be no award for pain and suffering damages. Florida’s Law on Pain and Suffering Damages/Permanent Injuries Florida’s law on the need.

August 2

Teen Driving – Who’s More Unsafe? 16-Year-Olds or 18-Year-Olds?

Who do you think drives safer – a 16 year-old driver or an 18-year-old driver? A new study of teen driving may surprise you. According to a study commissioned by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Students Against Destructive Decisions, older teen drivers are overconfident and perceive themselves as safer drivers despite experiencing more accidents and near.

July 25

Fatal Car Accident Streamed Live on Instagram

A California teenage driver caused a fatal car accident when she lost control of her car while she was livestreaming on Instagram. While driving, the 18-year-old driver recorded part of the crash that authorities say killed her younger sister in California, according to the Tampa Bay Times. During the livestream, the driver is videotaped rapping.

July 20

Holiday Car Accident Kills Woman and Injures Kids

Prayers and thoughts go out to the family of Nichol Lynn Barker who was killed after a vehicle turned left in front of her causing a crash in Holiday, Florida. This Holiday car accident also sent a 4 year old and 10 year old to the hospital. According to the Tampa Bay Times, 34-year-old Nichol.

July 12

Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Seminole Caused By Left Turn Driver

A left turn causes a fatal motorcycle accident in Seminole last night. According to the Tampa Bay Times, a 29-year-old Redington Shores man was killed Tuesday night after a car turned in front of his motorcycle. According to the report, the driver of a 2005 Nissan Quest was traveling west on Park Boulevard while the.

May 2

Mandatory Insurance for UBER Drivers Bill To Be Signed By Florida Governor

The Florida Legislature has passed a bill that will set forth requirements for mandatory insurance for UBER (and other ride-sharing companies) drivers and Governor Scott states that he will sign it, according to FloridaPolitics.com. The bill (soon to be law) addresses many issues associated with UBER and other “transportation network companies” {“TNC”}. However, what is.

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