January 26

Semitrailer Accident Kills One on I-275

A semitrailer accident in Tampa leaves one man dead and leaves us with unanswered questions.  According to TBO.com, a van was stopped in the center lane on Interstate 275 north of Bearss Avenue without any lights at about 11:45 p.m. last night. A semitrailer obviously could not see the van and rear-ended the stopped unlit.

January 15

Two Students Hit by Cars in One Day in Tampa Bay

Drivers need to watch out for students walking or riding their bikes to school. Yesterday, two Tampa Bay students were hit by cars on their way to school – one in Pinellas Park and the other in Tampa. According to reports on Fox 13, an 11-year-old Cross Bayou Elementary School student was injured when an.

November 26

Dunedin Parking Lot Accident Kills Pedestrian

Pedestrian accidents happen too often in parking lots. Sadly, just this week, an 82-year-old woman was hit and killed while walking through the parking lot of Mediterranean Manor at 2700 Bayshore Blvd in Dunedin, Florida. According to reports, a truck backed out and ran over her. The woman died at the scene. With Black Friday.

August 27

When Is Wearing Headphones or Earphones Against Florida Law?

Wearing a headset, earphones or headphones can contribute to car accidents. MyFoxTampaBay.com recently discussed how seventeen-year-old Enrique Hernandez may have been wearing his earphones when he was hit and killed by a minivan on Old Dixie Highway, near U.S. 92 as we walked to school (see prior post relating to this pedestrian accident). According to.

August 5

Pedestrian Killed in Hit & Run Parking Accident

Drivers need to watch out for pedestrians to avoid accidents. Unfortunately, one driver in Zephyrhills failed to do so and struck a pedestrian. To add to the tragedy, the driver fled the scene and the pedestrian died. According to News Channel 8, the Pasco County hit and run accident happened in the Zephyrhills Plaza parking.

January 9

Why Clearwater Has So Many Pedestrian Accidents

Being hit by a car as a pedestrian can result in serious injuries, if not death. Unfortunately, Clearwater and Pinellas County have one of the highest pedestrian vs. car accident rate. An explains that some of the reasons for so many accidents involving pedestrians in Clearwater are the weather, density, impatience and education. The article.

August 7

Texting While Driving Leads to Fence Going Through Windshield

Washington State Police Moments before this fence post came flying towards the driver’s head, the Washington State teenager was texting while driving. According to Katu.com, Washington State Patrol Trooper Russ Winger said the teen was driving on Saturday when other drivers reported seeing him texting and talking on the phone while driving erratically. The 18-year-old.

June 22

Crash Puts 14-Year Bicyclist in Hospital and Driver Flees the Scene

A hit and run accident puts a 14-year-old in the hospital in critical condition. According to the , the crash occurred last night just before 10:00 pm at the intersection of Ulmerton Road and Seminole Boulevard. The teen was on his bicycle, crossing the intersection at a designated crosswalk, when the truck crashed into him.

July 13

What Causes 25% of Car Accidents?

We have all seen it–drivers using their cell phones or texting while driving. According to a recent study by the Governors Highway Safety Association, these types of distractions are associated with up to 25 percent of U.S. car crashes. The study showed that drivers are distracted up to half the time. While using the cell.

July 29

Worker Traps Arm in Dough Machine

A worker at St. Petersburg’s Euro-Bake was seriously injured in a workers’ compensation accident getting his arm trapped in a large piece of baking equipment known as a “dough chunker.&quot.Firefighters shut down power to the building and dismantled the machine while paramedics gave the injured man pain medication intravenously. It took nearly 40 minutes to.

April 6

Another St. Petersburg Child Hit While Riding His Bike

Still saddened by the death of 9-year-old Chase Brubaker, the St. Petersburg little boy who was killed after his bike and a Disney bus collided, the community is faced with another St. Petersburg boy critically injured as he rode his bike yesterday. Chaney Lewis, a 14-year-old St. Petersburg boy, is in critical condition after his.

March 18

Hit & Run Motorcycle Crash in the Middle of Rush Hour

Another hit-and-run accident that put two people in the hospital and this one happened in the middle of rush hour traffic! Kelly Lichtenberg and her husband, James Lichtenberg, were enjoying a St. Patrick’s Day ride on their motorcycle when a maroon pickup truck collided with the back of the bike. James Lichtenberg lost control of.

March 11

St. Pete Man Killed In Car Accident with Tourist

Yesterday was a beautiful day to drive your convertible Lotus roadster kit car down Gulf Boulevard in Madeira Beach. Sadly, the drive was deadly for Dana A. Pighetti who was killed in a car accident. According to reports, the car accident occurred when Dana A. Pighetti was driving north on Gulf Boulevard when a tourist.

September 16

TIPS FOR TEENAGER CAR PURCHASING

I will be the first to tell you that I don’t agree with a lot of positions that Mercury Insurance Company take on my cases against them after my client is injured in a car accident caused by one of their insured.  However, I must admit that I agree with Mercury Insurance Group’s recently released tips.

August 20

Despite Decrease, Still Too Many Car Accident Deaths

Although the number of people who have died on the nation’s roads dropped from last year, over 41,000 people lost their life and their families suffered a horrible loss in 2007 because a car accident.  Another 2.49 million people were injured in automobile accidents in 2007 according to the latest report from the National Highway Safety.

August 19

Trigger Point Injections After a Car Accident or Work Comp Claim

Many of my clients are recommended for trigger point injections to address their continued pain after a car accident or workers’ compensation injury.  However, some are uncertain as to what trigger point injections really are. Trigger point injections are used to treat extremely painful areas of muscle.  Normal muscle contracts and relaxes when it is.

June 19

Driving While Drowsy–A Growing Cause of Car Accidents

After going to the Cubs v. Rays games the last two nights, I thought it was only fitting to write about the effects of sleepiness on a person’s driving. The statistics are frightening. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are about 56,000 car accidents annually caused by the driver’s drowsiness/fatigue. As a.

June 4

Summer Driving Tips – What to Do After a Car Accident

With summer driving season approaching, there may be a lot more cars on the road (however, gas prices may prevent everyone from getting on the road). Here are some reminders of what to do before and after a car accident: Before a car accident, make sure that you have proof of insurance, including the name.