March 20

First Day of Spring’s Rain Brings Car Accidents

Car accidents and rain. Not a surprising combination. A number of automobile accidents have already occurred today because of rain-slickened roads, according to the Tampa Bay Times. St. Petersburg police and fire rescue responded to a car crash with injuries involving a car and a bus carrying a baseball team on 22nd Avenue S and.

March 13

Preventing Car Accidents This Spring Break

Spring break in Florida – a lot of fun, but a lot of danger. Many car accidents and pedestrian accidents occur during Spring Break because of the drivers’ unfamiliarity of Florida’s road and concentration on other things besides safe driving. Unfortunately, many automobile accident injuries are also caused by drinking and driving while on Spring.

January 14

Preventing Car Accidents Caused by Road Rage

From time to time, I have a guest blogger to add insight on things that matter to me. Today’s article is provided by Donna Swanson. Donna is an experienced legal blogger who is interested in raising awareness of ways car accidents can be prevented. ———— Statistics from the Bureau of Transportation report that while many.

January 11

You Need to Know this New Requirement to Get All Your Car Accident Insurance

Florida car accident insurance was already confusing. Now, with the requirement of an emergency medical condition, a change to Florida’s No-Fault Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage, it is even more confusing. In a previous article, I discussed the importance of seeing a doctor within 14 days of your accident. If you fail to see a.

November 21

Preventing a Car Accident on the Way to Grandma’s Thanksgiving Dinner

Car accidents happen even on the way to Grandma’s house for Thanksgiving dinner. The Florida Highway Patrol estimates two million drives on Florida roads this Thanksgiving holiday so here are some tips to reduce the chances of you being involved in a crash this Thanksgiving: 1. Traffic is expected to increase around 2 p.m. today.

November 14

Car Accidents and Distracted Driving Talked About in Tampa

Distracted driving causes car accidents. Seems simple enough, but finding a solution appears to be tough. Tampa is holding its first distracted driving summit and top governmental officials are promoting change. U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood spoke at today’s summit and recommended that Florida join 39 other states in enacting laws prohibiting motorists from.

October 12

Car Accident on Skyway (and Many Others) Caused by Drowsy Drivers

Car accidents can be caused by many reasons, including drivers falling asleep while driving. Just ask Darel Harris–a dump truck driver who was rear-ended this morning after another driver fell asleep at the wheel causing him to crash into the rear-end of the truck. As a result, northbound traffic slowed to a crawl on the.

August 21

Review Time on When to Stop for School Buses

It is school time again which means school buses will be out on the road in the mornings and afternoons. Let’s all go back to school and review the laws having to do with a driver must stop for a school bus. Failing to follow the law won’t get you an “F,” but it will.

August 17

Even Funny Actresses Get Severely Injured in Car Acccidents

Car accidents can happen to anyone. Just because you are a Emmy-nominated actress in one of the best comedy series of TV doesn’t shield you from being injured in an automobile accident. Actress Mayim Bialik (“Blossom” to us older folks and Amy Farrah Fowler in “The Big Band Theory”) was recently hospitalized after sustaining injuries.

July 3

Dangerous Day For Car Accidents

Car accident this Fourth of July? Let’s hope not, but the odds are greater than other days. The studies differ depending on where you read it, but there is no dispute: The Fourth of July holiday is the most dangerous or second most dangerous day to drive. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

June 25

Timely Tips to Avoid Car Accidents in the Rain

Wet roads don’t cause car accidents; people driving on wet roads cause automobile accidents. With hanging around, roads throughout Tampa Bay are being drenched and flooded. After working a few hours in the office yesterday, I was greeted to flooded streets and a 45 minute tour of Clearwater’s side streets to get home. I was.

June 4


After a car accident, one can be confused who to call for advice. With all the 1-800-ASK TOM, DICK, or HARRY and the 1-800-411-PAIN commercials both on TV and radio, I understand why people are confused. The Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi wasn’t confused. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi sued the 411-PAIN company (which is.

May 29

Preventing Car Accidents in the Rain

With rain comes car accidents. It is a common saying here in Tampa Bay that most drivers don’t know how to drive in the rain. As a result, automobile crashes are quite common on wet days. With hurricane season approaching, let’s brush up on driving tips that could prevent you from being in a car.

May 24

Avoid Car Accidents This Graduation Season

Car accidents and high school graduation–an unfortunate combination. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than one-third of youth under the age of 21 killed in alcohol-related fatalities died during the months of April, May and June – prom and graduation season. However, there are ways to reduce the risk of graduating seniors.

April 4

Motorcycle Accident Caused by 100-Year-Old Driver

A motorcyclist is in critical condition after a motorcycle/automobile accident reportedly caused a 100-year-old driver. The 22-year-old motorcyclist, Timothy Soliman, was traveling south on the outside lane of US Hwy 41 on a Suzuki motorcycle when a 100-year-old driver driving a Buick Century turned left directly traveling into the path of Mr. Soliman. The front.

December 22


Remember, if you or a friend drink too much at this year’s Christmas party, you AND your car can get home safely for FREE. AAA Auto Club South and Budweiser continue their partnership for their “Tow to Go” program. With just a phone call to 1-800-AAA-HELP, the AAA tow truck takes the vehicle and the.

November 11

Chain Reaction Car Accident in Clearwater Puts Highway Patrol Officer and Pedestrian in Hospital

A chain-reaction car accident in Clearwater left a pedestrian and Florida Highway Patrol officer seriously injured. Around 7:10 p.m. on Tuesday, a Florida Highway Patrol vehicle, a 2004 Mercedes and a tow truck were pulled over on U.S. 19 north of Curlew Road in the left northbound turn lane while the FHP community service officer.

June 8

Two 9th-Graders & One 11th-Grader Die in Car Accident

What started out as a celebration of the last day of school ended with a car accident killing at least three teenagers and injuring six others. Florida Highway Patrol Lt. Bill Leeper says nine students were driving in an SUV when their tire blew on I-295. The driver lost control of the car, which flipped.

April 25

Blood Drive to Help Teenager Hit by Drunk Driver

You can help out a teenager who was plowed over by a drunk driver. Recently, I wrote about the drunk driver who slammed into a Safety harbor teenager, Andrew Hall, as he stood on the sidewalk outside his house. Click here to read the post. Today, a blood drive has been organized in Andrew Hall’s.