August 31

Inoperable Traffic Lights – What Should a Florida Driver Do?

We have all come up on them – inoperable traffic lights due to power outages or other reasons. With Tampa Bay being in the storm season, drivers may see more of these inoperable traffic lights. What are drivers supposed to do when they approach these inoperable traffic lights? What Florida drivers are supposed to do.

August 19

Red Light Cameras Lawsuit Filed In Tampa

Red light cameras are often at the center of debate. Do they prevent car accidents or do they force drivers to make sudden stops which, in turn, cause more car accidents? Well, they are now the center of a new lawsuit. According to Bay News 9, a group of 17 attorneys have filed a lawsuit.

August 17

Stats on Traffic Accidents for the First Half of 2015

When gas prices go up, traffic accidents go down. Conversely, when gas prices go down, traffic accidents go up. According to the National Safety Council, traffic deaths were up 14 percent nationally in the first six months of 2015 and injuries from traffic accidents were up by a third. According to TampaBay.com, nearly 19,000 people.

August 12

Happy 101st Birthday to the Traffic Light!

Last week, we celebrated the 101st birthday of the first electric traffic light. Even back then, people knew of the dangers of accidents at intersections. According to History.com, the first center painted dividing line appeared in Michigan in 1911. Although that helped, accidents continued. Thus, the world’s first electric traffic signal was put up at.

July 6

Attorney Matthew Noyes Recognized For His Dedication

For the third year in a row, Attorney Matthew Noyes was named one of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. When the Florida Trend invited all in-state members of the Florida Bar to nominate attorneys whom they hold in the highest regard or would recommend others, Attorney Matthew Noyes was nominated. The ballots throughout the state were.

July 1

What New Florida Laws Become Effective Today?

Every July 1st, the Florida legislature causes our law library to fatten up because this is the day that new Florida laws coming to effect. This year, 130 new laws were signed by Governor Scott. Several of the new laws simply made technical changes to state statutes or many more were tied to the $78.2.

April 27

Going to Mediation After a Car Accident or Work Comp Claim?

A mediation conference is something that many of my personal injury and workers’ compensation clients will experience in their case. Often times, a person involved in a car accident or work accident has not been involved in a mediation and is uncertain as to what will happen. This article will discuss what mediations are and.

March 27

A Creative Way To Gather Evidence of a Bicycle Accident

After a car accident or bicycle accident, there is often a dispute about who caused the crash. Many bicyclist and motorcyclists are now taking steps to reduce the argument by mounting cameras on the front and rear of their bicycles to capture video of road rage drivers as evidence for police. In a recent Bay.

March 17

What Happens Every 46 Minutes on St. Patrick’s Day?

According to U.S. News & World Report, 37 million Americans will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at a bar or restaurant and 13 million pints of Guinness will be consumed worldwide on St. Patrick’s Day.  Unfortunately, this means more drunk driving accidents. Enjoy your green beer and corned beef and cabbage, but watch out for those.

March 5

Clients Have Brought Different Things to Me, But Never This . . .

In the 25 years that I have been doing personal injury law, clients have brought many things to my office that pertain to their cases. It may be photos from the accident scene if they were involved in a car accident, the shoes they were wearing if they had a slip and fall accident, or.

February 13

How St. Valentine’s Day Plays Into Car Accident Law

How can a personal injury attorney incorporate St. Valentine’s Day into a discussion about injuries from a car accident? Car accident law permeates almost any holiday. Car accident law and St. Valentine’s Day are tied by a discussion of the damages for loss of consortium. When a spouse is injured in a car accident or other personal.

January 28

Are Your Facebook Photos Private After a Car Accident or Slip and Fall?

Does being involved in a car accident or slip and fall accident give the insurance companies the right to see your private Facebook posting and photographs? One Florida court says yes. In Nucci v. Target Corp., the Fourth District Court of Appeals ruled that Facebook photographs sought by the defense attorney were reasonably calculated to.

January 26

What Can They Get From Your Smartphone After a Car Accident?

After a car accident, an attorney may ask for the at-fault driver’s cellphone records to see if the driver was on the cellphone at the time of the car accident. However, an attorney should attempt to get more information than just whether the person was on the telephone at the time of the crash. Nowadays,.

December 31

Two Ways to Get You and Your Car Home Safely This New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve! Time to celebrate! Sadly, also a time for serious car accidents because of drunk drivers. Two ways to get you and your car home safely without the risk of a car accident or DUI charges are AAA’s Tow To Go program and BeMyDD.com. AAA and Budweiser has again paired up to provide.

December 30

Vehicular Homicide Charges Filed After Fatal Christmas Car Accident

The drunk driver who caused the car accident that has forever stained Christmas for the Martins family has been arrested and charged with DUI manslaughter and vehicular homicide, according to TBO.com. Paul Edward Pulkiownik, from Largo, was allegedly drunk when he drove the wrong way on Park Boulevard and crashed into a vehicle driven by.

December 5

Head-On Car Accident in Largo Puts Four in Hospital

A Largo head-on car accident last night put four people in the hospital after a driver lost control of his vehicle, swerved into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with a car, according to the . According to , Arman H. Mouradian, of Pinellas Park, was driving his vehicle east on Brian Dairy Road near Starkey.

November 26

Preventing Black Friday Parking Lot Car Accidents

Too many car accidents happen in the parking lots of Walmart, Target, Kohl’s, Best Buy, Kmart or the malls—especially on Black Friday (and now Thanksgiving Thursday). Taking a few extra seconds can prevent you or a loved one from being injured in a parking lot car accident or a victim of crime in the parking.

November 17

Employers Benefits in Florida Workers Compensation Change, but Do Injured Workers?

Good news of employers in the workers compensation arena in Florida – rates are going down. However, this does little for those injured in work-related accidents who need workers’ compensation benefits. According to WTSP Tampa Bay 10 News, Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty recently announced that he was approving an overall 5.2 percent rate drop.