May 7

Courts May Be Closed, But We Are Pushing Cases Forward

See You In Court! Words some lawyers and insurance companies say when they cannot reach an agreement. Well, that won’t happen in Florida until July. However, that won’t stop us from fighting for our clients and moving their cases forward! Earlier this week, Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady extended the suspension of trials.

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.

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.

January 10

Bike Accident Leaves One Dead in St. Petersburg

A bicyclist is dead after a St. Petersburg bicycle accident this morning.  According to Fox 13 News, the bike accident occurred at 64th Street South and Bougainvilla Avenue South before 7:30 a.m. Officers said the bicyclist was northbound on the west side of the southbound lane along 64th Street South when he made a sudden.

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.

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.

May 31

Two Clearwater Bicycle Hit and Run Accidents in Seven Hours

Two Clearwater bicycle hit-and-run accidents less than seven hours apart results in one bicyclist dead and the other is in critical condition. According to the Clearwater Patch, Joseph Samson, a 34-year-old Dunedin man, was bicycling southbound on Cleveland Street at approximately 9:45 p.m. Tuesday night when he was hit by a pickup truck. After hitting.

February 22

Left Turn Car Accident Claims Another Life in Clearwater

Yesterday, a left turn car accident resulted in the death of a 65-year-old Clearwater woman after she turned her car into the path of an oncoming vehicle, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The Clearwater woman was driving east in the left turn lane of Roosevelt Boulevard around 1 p.m. when she approached 62nd Street.

August 4

Back To School Safety Tips To Avoid Accidents

It is back to school time! The days of sleeping in late and spending hours at the pool are almost done. As we gather our school supplies and finish the summer homework, let’s brush up on some back to school safety tips. Unfortunately, the beginning of school often brings car accidents, bike accident or pedestrian.

May 12

Clearwater’s Roosevelt Boulevard Is Scene of Deadly Pedestrian Accident

A Clearwater man died Tuesday while crossing Roosevelt Boulevard and now something may be done to avoid another tragic accident. According to ABC Action News, Robert K. Laine was walking north across Roosevelt Boulevard just west of Morgan Street when he was struck by a Chevy Cavalier, Sadly, he died at the scene. Following this.

April 20

A Must for Bicyclists and Runners

Too many runners and bicyclists get injured in Florida accidents each year. In some of these accidents, the runners or bicyclists have no identification or important information with them. If the accident makes them unconscious or dazed, the paramedics are left with little guidance. One Clearwater company has designed a ID band to help these.

April 7

How Pedestrians and Bicyclists Can Avoid $62.50 Fine

The Tampa Bay area was quite dangerous for pedestrians and bicyclists as it set records in 2015 for the number of cyclist and pedestrian deaths. Both Clearwater and St. Petersburg police departments are trying to reduce the number of car accidents involving walkers and pedestrians. This week, both departments are now issuing tickets for violating.

March 3

Clearwater Bicycle Accident Involving Turning Vehicle

Another accident caused by someone turning in front of another person – this time, it is a Clearwater bicycle accident. Yesterday, 30-year-old cyclist, David Guttenplan, was by a car while riding his bicycle on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard in Clearwater. According to, this Clearwater bicycle accident happened while Mr. Guttenplan was in the eastbound lane on.

February 23

What Results in a Distracted Driver Besides Gadgets?

A new study shows how many car accidents involve a distracted driver. This should surprise too many people, but what was interesting in the new study was how emotions can result in a distracted driver. In the research performed by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, researchers tracked real-time behaviors of drivers with radars, sensors, and.

February 12

Understanding Loss of Consortium on St. Valentine’s Day

St. Valentine’s Day is a day for “comfort, society and attention” . . . and love. After a car accident or other personal injury, you may hear more about “comfort, society and attention” because that is how the damages for loss of consortium is defined. As you know, from prior posts, a car accident, slip.

January 19

Pedestrian Deaths at All Time High in Hillsborough County

There were thirty-four pedestrian deaths in Hillsborough County in 2014. In 2015, there was a 50% increase in the number of pedestrian death with 51 pedestrians being killed while walking Hillsborough County streets. That was the most pedestrian deaths since the state began tracking the data in 1998. According to, the Tampa Bay metropolitan.

October 27

Understanding a Herniated Disc

A herniated disc impacts millions of people around the world – not just those persons with the herniated disc, but their family members, friends and work associates they encounter every day. A herniated disc can result from the natural aging process of a person’s spine. However, a herniated disc can also develop after a car.

October 21

Who Pays Medical Bills After Being Hit by a Car?

Being hit by a car while walking or riding a bike can lead to the need for medical care for injuries. However, who is responsible for payment of these medical bills? Prior articles have discussed the fact that if you are injured in a car accident, your own personal injury protection (PIP) coverage will pay.

October 7

Preventing A Pedestrian Accident on International Walk to School Day

News of a pedestrian accident seems to on the upswing in Tampa Bay this week. What better day to highlight the importance of shared responsibility to walkers and drivers than today’s International Walk to School Day. Florida is ranked as the deadliest state for pedestrians and cyclists. Tampa Bay ranks as the second deadliest community.

September 3

Largo Bicycle Accident Critically Injures One and Ties Up Traffic

If you drive on East Bay Drive during rush hour, you know how slow it is. Add a bicycle accident and it gets even slower. That’s what happened yesterday. According to, a bicycle accident happened at the intersection of Seacrest Drive and East Bay Drive in Largo around 5:38 p.m. According to the reports,.