March 21

Tips for a Safer Spring Break

Spring Break in Clearwater and Tampa Bay! Who wouldn’t want to come to our beautiful area for some rest and warm weather (well, not today!)? It is a wonderful place for spring break as proven by Florida being is one of the top Spring Break destinations in the country for high school and college-aged students..

September 23

Think Before You Allow A Trampoline in Your Backyard.

  Having a trampoline in your backyard can be a lot of fun, but it could be very dangerous too – both physically and financially. According to USA TODAY, the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System estimates that 98,000 trampoline-related injuries occurred in 2009, the most recent year for which statistics are available, resulting in 3,100.

June 24

What is All This Talk About Opening Statements?

Opening statements happen in almost all trial — not just the George Zimmerman trial. In our jury trial, we do opening statements whether the trial is about our client’s car accident, slip and fall or product liability cases. But, what is an Opening Statement and how can it be effectively used at trial. In our.

June 19

Anyone Can Cause A Car Accident – Even Justin Bieber

Car accidents happen almost every hour of the day, but when the crash involves recent bad-boy Justin Bieber, it makes the news. According to reports from, the 19-year-old singer was reportedly involved in an accident in Los Angeles on Monday night involving a pedestrian. The report cites TMZ stating that Bieber was leaving a.

June 14

Does Florida Cell Phone Law Go Far Enough to Prevent Car Accidents?

Beginning Oct. 1, motorists in Florida can be ticketed for texting while driving. However, to issue a ticket for texting, law enforcement first would have to stop a driver for another offense — like careless driving, if a vehicle was swerving or going too slow while the driver texted. The officer would have to see.

May 1

Car Accident Shoulder Injuries — Often Overlooked

A car accident can often result in a shoulder injury. These injuries sometimes are caused by the seatbelt locking in during the automobile crash. Unfortunately, shoulder injuries are sometimes overlooked initially because the primary injury may be neck pain or back pain. By focusing on the primary injury, radiologists sometimes miss the secondary shoulder injury,.

March 29

Trampolines Can Lead to Homeowner’s Insurance Claims

Trampolines are fun, but they are an invitation to a claim under your homeowner’s insurance policy. New York Yankee pitcher, Joba Chamberlain, knows how fun trampolines can be, but also now knows the serious injuries they can cause. Chamberlin underwent surgery at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida after injuring his ankle while jumping on.

January 12

Herniated Disc Surgery – Is that the Answer?

What is the best treatment for a herniated disc? Do some people get better results from surgery for their herniated disc than others? As reported on, a recent study published in the January 15th issue of Spine concluded that three factors that were independently associated to improved treatment effect of surgery for a disc.

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.

April 7

Car Accident With Police Car Results in Ejection from Truck

A car accident this morning at 7:00 a.m. at Brian Dairy Road just west of S Belcher Road results in a Pinellas Park police officer and another driver being hospitalized. The Pinellas Park police officer’s car was heading westbound on Brian Dairy Road when a pickup truck driver heading eastbound made a left turn out.

October 19

Phone Apps that Prevent Text Messaging While Driving

Preventing teenagers (and other drivers) from texting while driving. As part of our focus on Teen Driver Safety Week, let’s look at some apps that can block text messaging while driving. One of applications that can prevent car accidents caused by text messaging is the SMSReplier app. When you are driving above 15 miles an.

September 28

Tampa Bay Father Tells Congress About Daughter’s Death from Distracted Driving

An estimated 11 teenagers a day die in car accidents involving texting while driving or other distractions. A Tampa Bay father knows too well the dangers of teenage drivers’ distraction and will be addressing Congress about the Stand-Up Act. In 2002, Jim Portell of Davenport lost his 15-year-old daughter Jamie in a crash. Jamie’s 16-year-old.

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.

July 13

Study Confirms that Chiropractic Care Provides Great Relief to Back Pain

I have known it for years, but a recent study confirms it–chiropractic care provides great benefit to back pain. Back pain in the second leading reason for ambulatory visits and one of the top reasons people are out of work. A recent study, “Perceived Benefit of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for Back Pain” printed.

July 12

How Many DUIs During 4th of July Holiday?

The Florida Highway Patrol released its numbers from the July 2nd to July 5th holiday. According to its news release, the Florida Highway Patrol issued more than 9,000 traffic citations and assisted nearly 3,000 motorists on Florida’s roadways during the Fourth of July weekend. Troopers made 100 arrests for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) of.

July 1

Breakthrough in Treatment for Herniated Disc

Low back pain is one of the most common reasons people seek medical care, and both degenerative and herniated discs – also referred to as slipped discs or ruptured discs – are common causes of that pain. Herniated discs occur when the tough outer layer of cartilage cracks, allowing pieces of the softer inner material.

April 27

Motorcycle Crash Kills Two Young Men in Ruskin

The families of a 22-year-old and 18-year-oldare mourning the death of their loved ones who were killed in a motorcycle crash last night. According to, the motorcycle driver and his passenger were driving a Suzuki motorcycle eastbound along College Avenue in Ruskin when a Jeep Cherokee turned left off of Eighth Street into the.

April 23

Palm Harbor Car Accident Puts Two in Hospital

A driver wanting to turn left puts Fabian Calvo in the hospital with serious injuries from a car accident yesterday in Palm Harbor. Curt L. Ekberg was northbound on County Road 611 when he attempted a left turn onto Tarpon Lake Boulevard. Fabian Calvo was driving southbound on County Road 611 when Ekberg turned in.