As a personal injury attorney, it has been odd that we have not been inside a courtroom or judge’s chambers for more than six months. Jury trials have been continued due to COVID and hearings are starting to run smoother through Zoom. However, clients may get their jury trial soon and jurors may soon again.
Florida school buses are hitting the roads as the new school year begins. Since it has been months since school buses were used, it is a perfect time for a refresher course ton when you are required to stop for a school bus. Florida law states that when on a two way street or highway,.
Lost wages often occur after a car accident. Sometimes it may be a few days of missed work, but sometimes it could be weeks or months. This loss of wages can have a dramatic impact on a person’s life. Missing a few paychecks could result in the repossession of your car, the inability to make.
Making a left turn at an intersection can result in a deadly car accident. Sadly, it did in St Petersburg on Saturday evening. According to the Tampa Bay Times, an 11-year-old boy was killed and three others were injured when a car headed south on 34th Street S collided with a northbound car turning left.
Tomorrow is the first day of summer so there is no better time that to alert you to the Safe Summer Travel Campaign launched by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV). This campaign reminds motorists to plan ahead to avoid the risk of a car accident during summer travel. Unlawful speed.
Driving in the rain daily is soon upon us in Tampa Bay. It’s hurricane season and even without a hurricane looming, we will all be driving in the rain soon. Rainy season increases your likelihood of being involved in a car accident due to weather. This is the time to prepare your vehicle for the.
The COVID-19 situation has certainly put fewer cars on Tampa Bay roads, but that has brought on some dangerous driving behaviors. According to the Tampa Bay Times, traffic on Tampa Bay roads has dropped by 30 percent, but speeding and red light runners have increased. In fact, the rate of red light violators has increased.
If an employee is diagnosed with COVID-19/Coronavirus, there may be an argument that they are entitled to Florida workers’ compensation benefits if they contracted it at work, but it will be a tough argument in most cases. Under Florida law, there is a three-pronged test to show compensability for exposure injuries: Prolonged exposure – what.
Was it hard to get up this morning because of daylight saving time? Not only will be it be harder to get your day going for the next few days, it is always more dangerous to drive on the roads. Healthline.com cites a new study published in the journal Current Biology which states that fatal.
If you own an older Kia vehicle, beware! According to ABC Action News, Kia is recalling more than 193,000 cars and minivans because of defects can cause an engine fire. One recall covers nearly 142,000 2013 and 2014 Kia Optima midsize cars. They have 2.4-liter direct fuel injection or 2-liter direct injection turbocharged engines. Kia.
Driving in Pasco County can be dangerous. According to the Tampa Bay Times, in a 12-hour span, a Port Richey teenager, a 63-year-old pedestrian and a 24-year-old driver from Winter Haven died in crashes on Pasco County roads, including U.S. 19, Little Road and U.S. 98. So, how dangerous is driving in Pasco County? Statistics.
As someone who drives south on U.S. 19 and exits on the frontage road for Nursery and Belleair Roads in Clearwater almost every day, I have witnessed firsthand some crazy drivers in that area. Apparently, the Florida Department of Transportation and Bay News 9 have as well. According to a recent BayNews9 report, there are.
Whiplash is so commonly used after a car accident. Unfortunately, it is sometimes used to minimize the injuries after a car accident – “You just have whiplash.” Knowledge is power so let’s look into what whiplash really is. According to the Mayo Clinic, whiplash is a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of.
One preventable death due to a car accident, bike accident or pedestrian accident is too many. Unfortunately, ninety (90) people were killed on Pinellas roads in 2019, according to a recent report on ABC Action News. That is nearing two people dying in accidents every week. Ninety deaths are a lot, but it is a.
While walking on sidewalks in Clearwater, you shouldn’t have to be staring at the ground, but in many areas you have to in order to avoid the hidden trip hazards. According to the Americans With Disabilities Act, all it takes is a quarter inch difference in elevations for someone to trip. Too many Clearwater sidewalks.
School crossing guards are crucial to the safety of those children they are to protect. Sadly, at least three school crossing guards were hit by a car yesterday. According to the Tampa Bay Times, a 78-year-old school crossing guard was struck by a driver who later tried to escape but was blocked in by other.
Most things in the Florida workers’ compensation system are not good for the injured worker, but two changes set to occur in 2020 are good for the injured worker and employer. First, workers compensation rates are being reduced by an average of 7.5 percent effective January 1, 2020. The insurance carriers initially requested a 5.4.
A man was shot Sunday morning in what police believe to be a road rage incident in New Port Richey. According to the Tampa Bay Times, the man was shot around 9:15 a.m. near the intersection of U.S. 19 and Cross Bayou Boulevard. The victim was taken to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, where he.