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.
With work holiday party season upon us, a recently decided case can be very important to employers. Yesterday, the First District Court of Appeals overturned a workers compensation judge’s order denying work comp benefits to an employee who sustained injury while bowling with co-workers during regular working hours. So, in this case, yes, bowling with.
A brachial plexus injury is sometimes overlooked after a car accident. It may be because the doctor thinks the pain is caused by a disc in the cervical spine or a shoulder injury. In order to know if you have a brachial plexus injury after a crash, you first have to know what it is.
Thanksgiving driving is often a must if you want to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with family. According to AAA, 49.3 million travelers will be doing Thanksgiving driving — the most since 2005 and 2.8% more than last year. AAA reports that more than 55 million travelers are making plans for a trip of 50 miles or.
Many of my clients come to me hurt and confused after a car accident. They were living their normal life when, all of a sudden, their life changed because of a car accident. Whether it is days, months, or years, a car accident can be an upheaval in someone’s life – all because another driver.
Making a left turn on any street can be dangerous. You have to count on the drivers in the opposite drivers seeing you and obeying the law. Sadly, many don’t and too many car accidents occur when drivers attempt to turn left. A recent car accident illustrates this. According to the Tampa Bay Times, two.
St. Petersburg car accidents happen for a multitude of reason. Many of them happen because drivers are not paying attention to the road. Well, research indicates that at one intersection, St. Petersburg car accidents are down because people are paying attention to the road – the colorful road. ABC Action News recently reported that a.
Whether it is at the local mall, Target or even in the parking lot for the Tampa Bay Rays game, some people simply forget how to drive in a parking lot. Maybe it is because they are looking for the closest open parking space and not the others on the road. Whatever the reason, a.
Driving on I-275 in Pinellas County can be quite frustrating. Whether it is getting to the Tampa Bay Rays game or enjoying downtown St. Petersburg, bumper-to-bumper traffic makes the commute quite challenging. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is proposing changes to address the problem. According to ABC Action News, FDOT wants to connect drivers.
Two hundred car accidents resulting in 75 injured people and eight deaths in six years should raise concerns that something needs to be done near Beacon Woods Drive and U.S. Highway 19 in Hudson. Now something is. According to the Tampa Bay Times, this deadly stretch of U.S. 19 near the Walmart store in Hudson.
Sadly, when a pedestrian is hit by a car, there is a strongly likelihood that the pedestrian accident will result in serious injury or death to the pedestrian. A new report shows how serious the problem of pedestrian deaths is in Tampa Bay. According to ABC Action News, the report from Smart Growth America found.
One benefit of Florida’s Workers’ Compensation law is that employers are required to furnish medical care to an employee hurt at work for as long as necessary, even if it is for the injured workers’ lifetime. However, the law imposes many restrictions and rules regarding medical care after a work comp injury. A full discussion.
If a workers’ compensation injury prevents you from earning the wages you earned prior to the work injury, you may be entitled to indemnity payments paid by the workers’ compensation carrier. There are three types of indemnity (wage) payments that the carrier would be responsible for after a work comp claim – Temporary Total Disability.
Another school year is beginning so to avoid causing injuries or getting a ticket because you did not properly stop for a school bus, let’s refresh ourselves on Florida’s law regarding when you are required to stop for a school bus. Florida law (Section 316.172) states as follows: (1) Any person using, operating, or driving a.
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.