February 5

Will a Proposed Law Change Reduce Chances Of A Boating Accident?

Wonderful Florida weather brings wonderful Florida boating opportunities. However, with wonderful boating opportunities comes the risk of a serious and sometimes fatal boating accident or crash. Last year alone, there were approximately seventy (70) reported boating accidents in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties alone. Eight of those boating accidents caused a person to be killed. One.

November 17

Employers Benefits in Florida Workers Compensation Change, but Do Injured Workers?

Good news of employers in the workers compensation arena in Florida – rates are going down. However, this does little for those injured in work-related accidents who need workers’ compensation benefits. According to WTSP Tampa Bay 10 News, Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty recently announced that he was approving an overall 5.2 percent rate drop.

September 25

The Unfairness of Death Benefits in Florida Work Comp

Florida workers’ compensation benefits can be so unfair sometimes. One situation is when a worker is killed while working. Sadly, this happened last night when a worker was killed in Tampa by a large steal beam while operating a forklift, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The man, identified as Ricardo McCalop, was apparently using.

August 21

Men Shocked While Tree Trimming — Workers Compensation Benefits?

Two men were injured while within the course of their employment after their aluminum ladder made contact with power lines that they were trimming trees in Largo. According to the Tampa Bay Times, three workers from Happy Palms Tree Service was trimming trees at a home in Largo when two of them, identified as Lance.

May 1

Getting to Choose a Doctor in Florida Workers Compensation

In a Florida workers’ compensation claim, in almost all situations, the workers’ compensation carrier gets to choose the doctor the injured workers must treat with. Notwithstanding the self-help provision of the work comp statute (a subject for a later blog article), there is one opportunity to get the opinion of a doctor of your choosing.

November 13

Will Car Accidents Increase if Speed Limit is Raised to 75 mph?

Car accidents happen at any speed, but if two Florida senators get their bill passed, the car accidents could happen at speeds of 75 miles per hour on Florida roads. According to Fox 13 News, Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, and Sen. Jeff Clemens, D-Lake Worth, announced Tuesday they’re working on a bipartisan bill to.

November 7

Left Turn Car Accident Results in Fatality in Oldsmar

A Clearwater man died and his wife injured after they were involved in a left-turn related three-car automobile accident in Oldsmar Wednesday. The crash happened 2:47 p.m. at the intersection of Tampa Road and St. Petersburg Drive. According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, a vehicle occupied by a husband and wife was driving west.

September 30

Will Tomorrow’s New Law Reduce Florida Car Accidents?

It is estimated that 4,500 car accidents in Florida in 2012 were related to cell phone use while driving. Will this change after tomorrow? Tomorrow, October 1st, texting while driving will be illegal in Florida, with some exceptions. Florida will become the 41st state to ban the practice of texting while driving, but some say.

August 19

Refesh Yourself on Florida’s Stopping for School Bus Law

Whether it is a rear-end car accident because you (or the person behind you) didn’t understand the law or a steep fine for the traffic ticket, with school now in session, let’s refresh the law regarding stopping for school buses. Florida Statute 316.172 tells us Florida law regarding when traffic must stop for a school.

May 29

New Research Indicates How Bicycle Accident Injuries Can Be Reduced

With summer around the corner, unfortunately, so is an increase in the number of Florida bicycle accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 618 bicycle riders died and 52,000 bicyclists were injured in bike vs. car accidents in 2010. About 9,000 of the bicyclists who were injured were age 14 and younger. New.

May 16

Prom and A Car Accident – A Good Story

With high school prom and graduation going on, there will likely be many stories of high schoolers causing car accident because of distractions. This story is different. Recently, 20 Florida teenagers from Western High School in Davie, Florida enjoying a limo ride to their prom put their special night aside to help. Their luxurious ride.

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.

March 7

Ban on Texting While Driving in Florida Unanimously Passes Committee

A bill to prevent car accidents caused by texting while driving made progress during yesterday’s Florida legislative session, but it has a long way to go. Despite studies that conclude a texting driver is 23 times more likely to crash than one not texting, a similar bill has died without being passed each of the.

March 4

Part of Florida Workers Compensation Law Found Unconstitutional

Florida Workers’ Compensation law is simply unfair to injured workers. Until last week, an undisputed injured worker would not be entitled to wage benefits despite being totally disabled because of a compensable work comp accident all because he had not reached maximum medical improvement yet. Florida’s First District Court of Appeals finally determined that this.

February 19

Hit & Run Car Accidents in Florida are Out of Control

Nearly 70,000 Florida car accidents in 2012 were hit-and-run crashes. These hit-and-run crashes resulted in 168 deaths. In addition, three out of every five fatalities in 2012 were pedestrians struck in hit-and-run crashes. The Florida Highway Patrol, the Florida Sheriffs Association, the Florida Police of Chiefs Association and the Florida Department of Transportation are partnering.

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.

January 7

The 14 Most Important Days After a Florida Car Accident

Your car accident insurance has changed and they don’t have to tell you! As of last week, if you or a loved one is involved in an automobile accident, you must seek medical treatment within fourteen (14) days or you get NONE of the car accident insurance you paid for. Florida’s No-Fault law‘s changes became.

October 16

Why You Should Vote YES on Merit Retention on Florida’s Ballot

I try to stay away from politics on my blog, but sometimes I cannot. On the Nov. 6 ballot, voters can choose whether to retain three Supreme Court justices and four Appeals Court judges. Under Florida law, Florida Supreme Court and District Court of Appeal members are appointed by governors. They stand for retention votes.