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.

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.

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.

March 10

Which State Is a Motorcycle Crash More Likely To Happen? You Guess It – Florida!

A motorcycle crash happens too often, especially in Florida where there is the most motorcycle crash fatalities in the nation. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 606 motorcycle crash fatalities and 9.045 injury related crashes in the state in 2015. From 2014 to 2015, fatalities rose 30%. ABC Action News highlights.

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.

November 14

Should You Get Stacked Uninsured Motorist Coverage?

Stacked or non-stacked uninsured motorist coverage? That is the question. The easy answer is get stacked uninsured motorist coverage. For decades, I have been telling all who will listen that the most important automobile insurance coverage you can purchase is uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. This coverage protects you and your family if you (or.

September 19

Two Separate Motorcycle Accidents on Sunday Result in Two Deaths

Sadly, Sunday proved to be deadly for motorcycle riders as two Tampa Bay motorcyclists were killed in two separate motorcycle accidents. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Daniel Kevin Popke, of Valrico, was killed Sunday afternoon in a motorcycle accident after a car turned into his path on U.S. 41 in Tampa. A Honda Civic.

August 12

Memorial to Honor Tarpon Springs Mentor Killed in Motorcycle Accident

A tragic motorcycle accident on the Courtney Campbell Causeway took the life of Leilanie Ortiz a few weeks ago. Those she touched are determined to keep her memory alive. ABC Action News reported how students at the Cops ‘N Kids after-school program in Tarpon Springs are taking steps to let others know how special “Miss.

August 5

How Dangerous Is Driving On Wet Roads?

Did you know that the Federal Highway Administration estimates that there are, on average, over 5,748,000 vehicle crashes each year? Approximately 22% of these crashes – nearly 1,259,000 – are weather-related. The vast majority of the weather-related crashes happen on wet roads –either wet pavement or during rainfall — 73% on wet pavement and 46% during rainfall..

June 16

Brandon Motorcyclist Killed in Left-Turn Accident

Another improper left turn results in another fatality. Last night, a Tampa motorcyclist was killed when a car turned into his path in Brandon, according to Tampa Bay Times. The report states that Ryan Lundy, 30, was riding westbound on State Road 60 around 11:40 p.m. when an 18-year-old driver, driving a 1998 Ford Escort,.

February 29

Another Avoidable St. Petersburg Motorcycle Accident

A motorcycle ride on another beautiful Sunday in St. Petersburg results in serious life-threatening injuries to a motorcyclist after he was struck by a car. According to, the St. Petersburg motorcycle accident occurred at the intersection of First Avenue North and U.S. 19. The motorcyclist was struck by a car turning left from U.S..

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.

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.

September 29

Does Coffee Really Reduce Traffic Accidents?

On National Coffee Day, it seems fitting to explore whether drinking coffee really reduces the risk of drowsy driving and, in turn, reduces the risk of traffic accidents. Research has repeatedly showed that drowsy driving is an important cause of traffic accidents. Although many believe that drinking coffee keep drivers more alert, is there any.

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 26

Largo Motorcycle Crash Claims One Life and Leaves Another With Serious Injuries

A motorcyclist was killed Tuesday afternoon in a recent Largo motorcycle crash and the motorcycle passenger received serious injuries. If you have read my prior posts, you can probably guess how this motorcycle crash occurred. Yet another accident, this time a motorcycle crash, caused by someone turning left at an intersection. reports that a.

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, nearly 19,000 people.