June 18

Ways the Workers Compensation Carrier Will Try to Deny Your Work Comp Claim

Some workers compensation insurance companies will try anything to deny your work comp claim. Thus, it is important to know your rights and responsibilities after being injured at work. Over the decades of handling workers’ compensation cases, I have found that these are some of the main reasons the carriers use to deny claims: The.

June 13

The New Uber in St. Petersburg? The “Nickel Ride”

Uber and Lyft are now familiar names. According to Bay News 9, they now have competition in St. Petersburg. “The Nickel Ride” is now offering rides for free around St. Petersburg. The article states that “The Nickel Ride” provides free rides to anywhere in Downtown St. Petersburg. Their website promotes that “The Nickel Ride is.

June 5

People Really Cover Their License Plate To Avoid Tolls?

I never thought of it and am glad I didn’t! I don’t travel enough to warrant a Sun Pass so several weeks after going through a toll, I receive an invoice from Florida DOT asking for a few bucks. There’s a picture of my car and its license tag on the invoice. Apparently, others try.

May 30

Teenage Drivers at Higher Risk During 100 Deadliest Days

Teenage drivers and their passengers should know we are now in the 100 Deadliest Days on the Road. In fact, all drivers should be aware of this. The 100 Deadliest Days encompass the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day. According to AAA, more than 1,050 people were killed in car accidents involving teenage drivers.

May 24

This Memorial Day Weekend Avoid a Car Accident or Boating Accident

Memorial Day is a great opportunity to gather with friends and family. If you are driving this Memorial Day weekend, you are not alone. More than 37 million people are expected to hit the road for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Sadly, this means that the chances of being involved in a car accident this.

May 16

Clearwater Car Accident Reminds Us of Seat Belt Law & Other Things

Nothing good happens after midnight. A Clearwater car accident on U.S. 19 near Drew Street supports this preaching. According to the Tampa Bay Times, a 19-year-old driver lost control of his 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe while driving southbound on U.S. 19 around 4:15 a.m. this morning. As a result, he slammed into the divider at.

May 7

Use of Hazards While Driving in Rain – A Refresher Course

The raining season is swiftly approaching which means driving in rain. Afternoon rain showers will likely result in some Tampa Bay drivers forgetting how to drive in the rain. Before the rain comes, let’s have a refresher course on using hazards/flashers in the rain. Plain and simple, it is illegal to use hazards/flashers while driving.

May 3

What is the Car Owner’s Liability if Not Driving the Vehicle?

Can the car owner be responsible for the injuries caused by someone else driving their vehicle even when the owner is not in the car? The answer is a resounding YES. The car owner’s liability stays with the car with just a few exceptions. This is important to remember as we enter into high school.

April 29

A Change in Florida’s Texting While Driving Law This Week?

There is one more week to see if the Florida law on texting while driving changes this year. Both the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Senate have approved a bill that would change texting behind the wheel from a secondary offence to a primary offense, but the bill is not ready to be.

April 17

Gulf to Bay and Belcher Road – What Changes Are Being Proposed?

The intersection of Gulf to Bay and Belcher Road in Clearwater is dangerous. According to a recent report in the Tampa Bay Times, this intersection has had the highest frequency of crashes of all intersections in Clearwater in 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018 and has ranked in the top four each year since 2010..

April 10

Self-Driving Cars – Are You Ready For Them in Florida?

Self-driving cars (also known as autonomous vehicles) may be on Florida’s roads in the near future if Florida Representative Jason Fischer’s bill gets through the Florida legislature. This week, his bill allowing self-driving vehicles to be operated in Florida without a human backup was approved by a House committee and is on its way to.

April 3

Social Security Disability Case Heard By U.S. Supreme Court

Not too many social security disability cases make it to the United States Supreme Court, but yesterday, the Court did hear a case and decided against the social security disability applicant. In Biestek v. Berryhill, the United States Supreme Court denied a proposal to establish a rule requiring vocational experts to turn over the data.

March 27

Texting While Driving Law May Change in Florida

Texting While Driving – most of all can spot it as we come up on a slower moving vehicle or one moving within the lane in front of us. This week, the Florida Legislature took steps to strengthen Florida’s ban on texting while driving. The current law on distracted driving relating to the ban on.

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.

March 4

Have Pedestrian Accidents Increased? You May Be Surprised.

Pedestrian accidents are on the rise as is the number of fatalities from these accidents.  As the Spring weather comes, there will be more walkers on Tampa Bay streets which likely means more pedestrian accidents. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) recently released its report which projected 2018 to have been the deadliest for pedestrians.

February 27

Epidural Steroid Injections After a Car Accident

An epidural steroid injection (ESI) are often performed after a neck or back injury caused by a car accident or work comp injury. Many of my clients simply agree to the procedure without clearly understanding an epidural steroid injection and how it works.  This article will generally explain an epidural steroid injection, but you should.

February 20

Top 10 Things To Do After a Car Accident

You’re stopped at a light, waiting patiently for the red to turn green when BAM! you get rear-ended. A hundred things run through your pounding head—what happened? Who is going to pick up the kids? How am I going to get anything done today? What am I supposed to do now? Even minor car accidents.

February 13

Latest on Wait Time for Social Security Disability Hearings

The Social Security Administration recently released their report on the national wait time for social security disability hearing and the number of pending SSDI claims. According to the report, the present national average wait time for a Social Security Disability benefits hearing is 538 days.  This is down from the 595 day wait time in.

January 29

Bulging Disc, Herniated Disc – What’s the Difference?

After a car accident or a work injury, my clients often discover that they have a bulging disc or herniated disc in their neck or lower back.  What does that mean?  Is there a difference between the two?  Before we can answer, an understanding of what a disc is will be important.  Your spine is.

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