May 17

Which State Has the Highest Costs From Car Accidents?

Decade of Action for Road Safety. That is what the United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed for 2011 to 2020. During this time, enhanced focus on protecting people on the world’s roads will be given. How does the United States do when it comes to car accidents? Over 30,000 people are killed in automobile accidents.

May 2

Watching out for Motorcycles in May

If you wreck on a motorcycle, you are significantly more likely to be more injured than if you were involved in a car vs. car accident. In hopes of reducing motorcycle accidents, May has been declared Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. In 2009, nearly 8 million motorcycles were registered in the United States. With gas prices.

April 27

Guess Who Made Over $500 MILLION in Profits in Three Months?

Allstate Insurance Corp. needs a lot of “good hands people” to hold all the profits they made in the last three months. Today, Allstate Corp. said that its profit more than quadrupled in the first quarter. In the three months ended March 31, the Northbrook, Ill.-based company said net income climbed to $519 million. Over.

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.

April 5

Preventing Car Accidents in the Rain

Another wet day in sunny Florida. You hear it (and probably say it) alot–People in Florida don’t know how to drive in the rain. Rain is blamed for thousands of car accidents yearly. Many of these automobile accidents are preventable, but are caused by drivers who don’t understand what have to do in the rain..

March 29

Warning Signs of Older Drivers

Older drivers in Florida. We have all seen them and probably made a comment or two about their driving. Driving when one shouldn’t be can be deadly. According to the CDC, more than 5,500 older adults were killed in car accidents and more than 183,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes in 2008. This amounts.

March 22

Ambulance Company Hits Record Number of Calls Last Week

With Spring Breaker blanketing our beaches, a college basketball tournament in Tampa Bay, spring training games, and the Transitions PGA Golf Tournament, there should be no surprise that Sunstar Ambulance would be busy. However, last week, there was a record number of emergency calls in Pinellas County. Sunstar’s 911 dispatch center sent crews on 3,598.

March 18

Fatal Car Accident in Front of Belcher Road Post Office

Anyone who drives by the Clearwater Post Office on Belcher Road can appreciate the dangers of the area and the magnitude of car accidents that occur there. However, many of the car accidents in front of the Post Office can be avoided if drivers followed the rules. Tuesday’s fatal car accident is the latest avoidable.

March 1

Do Ignition Interlocks Reduce Repeat DUI Car Accidents?

Every day, 30 people in the United States die in car accidents that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This amounts to one death every 48 minutes. Alcohol-impaired driving is a serious problem that kills about 11,000 people and costs nearly $110 billion a year. But are ignition interlocks the answer in cutting down car accidents involving.

February 23

New Study Supports Chiropractic Care for Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is the fifth most common reason that people go to the doctor. Studies have suggested that half of working Americans suffer from back pain each year. According to a 2006 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, an estimated 25 percent of American adults reported that they suffered from back pain for.

February 16

Even NFL Players Have to Fight to Get Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Workers’ compensation benefits are not just for the construction worker who herniates a disc while lifting a heavy item or the nurse that hurts her back while caring for a patient. Even NFL players who get hurt at work may have a workers’ compensation claim. However, just like the construction worker, nurse, a/c technician or.

February 10

Safety First at this Year’s State Fair

Today is the first day of the Florida State Fair. It can be a lot of fun, but it can also be dangerous. A government source for national estimates of amusement ride-related injuries reported 8,800 emergency room treating injuries in 2006. Most of the injuries were sustained from 7-year-old to 13-year-old kids. The type of.

February 3

T-Mobile Is Taking Steps to Reduce Texting and Driving

T-Mobile is the latest mobile phone company to get involved in reducing texting and driving and car accidents that are associated with that behavior. T-Mobile recently introduced a new app called DriveSmart that blocks incoming texts and phone calls when the phone’s owner is driving. According to Tampa Bay 10 News, DriveSmart basic comes standard.

January 13

Changes are Coming for Medication Containing Acetaminophen

The FDA is making changes to prescription medicine that contains acetaminophen. Manufacturers that produce prescription combination products containing acetaminophen are being asked by the FDA to limit the dosage to 325 mg per capsule or tablet to protect liver toxicity. Also, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has informed manufacturers that all their prescription products.

January 10

Getting Alerts About Recalls Right to Your Phone

Has something on your car been recalled? How about your daughter’s or son’s car? There is a way to get answers straight from your cell phone. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) allows you to sign up to get email recall alerts for your and your family member’s vehicles. Click here to subscribe for.

January 5

Maximizing Your Average Weekly Wage in a Workers’ Compensation Claim

The Florida workers’ compensation system can be unfair to the injured worker in many ways. One such way is the calculation of the injured worker’s average weekly wage in determining how much the injured worker is eligible to receive in temporary total disability or temporary partial disability benefits. However, using the seasonal worker method to.

January 4

Trolley Driver Texting While Driving Gets Probation

Texting while driving puts you and your passengers at risk as well as the other people on the road. However, if you are a Boston trolley driver, texting while driving puts on the trolley’s passengers in danger as well. This week, a former driver, Aiden Quinn, plead guilty to texting his girlfriend just before his.

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