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.

January 18

Prince Philip’s Car Accident Raises Question of Too Old to Drive

Car accidents don’t discriminate.  Rich/poor, famous/ unknown, old/young – it doesn’t matter.  An example of this Prince Philip’s car accident yesterday. Also, it also raises the question of when is a person too old to drive. According to ABC News, Prince Phillip, the Duke of Edinburgh, was involved in a road traffic accident with another.

January 10

Bike Accident Leaves One Dead in St. Petersburg

A bicyclist is dead after a St. Petersburg bicycle accident this morning.  According to Fox 13 News, the bike accident occurred at 64th Street South and Bougainvilla Avenue South before 7:30 a.m. Officers said the bicyclist was northbound on the west side of the southbound lane along 64th Street South when he made a sudden.

January 4

New Year’s Eve Motorcycle Accident Puts Newlyweds in Hospital

A motorcycle accident is no way to celebrate the New Year. The motorcycle caused by a hit and run driver just makes it worse.  Sadly, that is what happened to a newlywed couple on New Year’s Eve. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Kurt and Cheri Holzbacher wanted to make sure they were off the.

December 28

Hosting the New Year’s Eve Party? You Better Read This . . .

New Year’s Eve can be a lot of fun! Games, celebrations, champagne and more. Sometimes, partygoers have too much more – too much to drink. If you are hosting the New Year’s Eve party and someone drinks too much at your party and then causes a car accident, are you responsible for the injuries your.

December 19

Texting While Driving Again in Florida Legislature

Texting while driving will again be discussed in Florida’s upcoming legislative session.  State Representative Jackie Toledo has filed a bill modifying Florida’s present law on texting while driving. Presently, Florida law prohibits texting and driving, but it is a secondary offense which means law enforcement must have another reason to pull a driver over besides.

December 11

What is the Average Daily Number of Car Accidents in Pinellas County?

Eighty-three car accidents a day in 2017 and an average of 77 crashes a day over the past five years. These are the numbers for car accidents in Pinellas according to a recent report on ABC Action News. According to the report, traffic experts say drivers and pedestrians disobeying traffic laws, distracted driving and in.

December 5

Happy Repeal Day!

Happy Repeal Day! What’s that, you ask? Anyone who likes a bit of Captain with their Coke or Jameson with their ginger should be celebrating. Repeal Day is celebrated annually on Dec. 5 because on this day in 1933 the 21st Amendment was ratified and the Volstead Act — which placed a ban on alcohol.

November 28

What NOT To Do After a Car Accident

Knowing what to do after a car accident is one thing. Knowing what not to do after a car accident is also important. To best protect your rights after a car accident, here are five things you should not to do after a car accident: 1. Not call the police after the accident. I understand.

November 13

Are Hazard Lights While Driving in the Rain Illegal in Florida?

We have all likely driven through one of Florida’s downpours where it is tough to see in front of you. We may even slow down considerably to drive more safely. Should you turn on your hazard lights to let the other drivers know you have slowed down to a crawl? The answer may surprise you..

November 7

When To Use A Turn Signal – Florida Law Tells Drivers

“Use your turn signal!” How many times do you say this to other drivers each day? If you are like me, many. Did you know that there is a state law as to when a driver must use his or her turn signal? Florida Statute 316.155 tells us when a turn signal is required: (1) No person.

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