What to do after a Florida car accident is confusing; however, in about six more weeks, it will be even more confusing because the new Florida No-Fault (Personal Injury Protection) law comes into effect. This law puts you at risk of losing the insurance coverage you paid for if you don’t follow its procedure. As.
Sadly, car accidents kill friends and family members no matter their age. However, a teenage driver’s risk of dying in a car accident increases dramatically when there are other teens in the car, according to a recent study was conducted by AAA’s Foundation for Traffic Safety. Using date on teen crashes from 2007 to 2010,.
Treatment for car accident injuries will change dramatically soon. On Friday, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a law which reduces the rights of people after an automobile accident. As of January 1st, your rights for medical care after a car accident can be reduced from $10,000.00 to $2,500.00 without you even knowing about it. Recently,.
Workers’ compensation claims can happen in the weirdest ways. However, they are not always compensable. Recently, Florida 1st District Court of Appeals opined that the Judge of Compensation Claims was right in denying a lock technician’s claim for workers’ compensation benefits while being “on call.” The case was about an employee whose employment required him.
Steroid injections are often used to relieve lower back pain and leg pain caused from a car accident, trip and fall, or a workers compensation claim. Often times, these pains are caused by a herniated disc pressing on the nerve. A new type of medicine–Etanercept–is used for similar problems. Which one is better? According to.
Can paying taxes really cause car accidents? According to a study, the answer is yes. Researchers at the University of Toronto analyzed data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and found that deadly automobile accidents increase on Tax Day. After looking at 30 years, researchers found that there were 6,783 traffic-related deaths on Tax.
Car accidents remain the number one cause for traumatic brain injury (TBI) related deaths among 15- to 19 year olds. According to a , more than 55,000 teenage drivers and their passengers who were seriously injured in auto accidents during 2009 and 2010. Thirty percent of those suffered acute head injuries — concussions, skull fractures.
Just yesterday, a workers’ compensation client asked my advice on whether she should have epidural steroid injections (ESI) or surgery for her back pain. Because I have a JD after my name and not a MD, I recommended that she research both recommendations and talk to her doctor and friends and family about it. Then,.
Some car accidents are caused by simply careless and reckless drivers. An example of such a driver is the 26-year-old Clearwater woman who was driving her white Ford Mustang the wrong way down Florida Avenue N and weaving in and out of her lane, according to police and the Tampa Bay Times. When she was.
We have all seen the commercials and heard the radio spots-after a car accident, call 1-800-ASK GARY or call 411-PAIN from the accident scene. If some get their way, soon you may not see them any longer. According to a report on TBO.com, the Florida Bar, Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater, a state legislator.
Drunk drivers cause serious and sometimes fatal car accidents. Do you know someone who may have too much to drink this New Year’s weekend, but will still want to drive home because they don’t want to leave their car? There is a way to get them AND their car home FREE of charge–AAA/Budweiser’s Tow-to-Go program..
An estimated 297 people will die in car accidents this New Year’s weekend according to the National Safety Council. In addition, medically consulted injuries from car accidents are estimated at 29,700 (a medically consulted injury is an injury serious enough that a medical professional was consulted). So, it is very important that everyone drive safely.
Last week, the Judge of Compensation Claims awarded workers’ compensation benefits after Attorney Matthew Noyes presented the case at the Final Hearing. Despite the workers’ compensation carrier’s position that the recommended epidural steroid injections were not medically necessary or related to the workers’ compensation accident, the Judge disagreed and accepted the testimony of the injured.
To close out National Child Passenger Safety Week, this Saturday is known as “National Seat Check Saturday.” Too many children are injured and even killed in car accidents because they are in an improper child seat. Organizations around the country have agreed to have certified technicians inspect your child car seat, in most cases, free.
If you or your family member are injured in a car accident in Florida, the chances are nearly 1 in 4 that the at-fault driver doesn’t have the insurance to cover your injuries, according to a new national study. It is important to remember that Florida law does not require a driver to purchase bodily.
Is your cities one of the most automobile accident cities or one where the least car accidents occur. This week, Allstate Insurance Company released its seventh annual “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report™.” The report ranks America’s 200 largest cities in terms of car collision frequency to identify which cities have the safest drivers, according to.
In Florida, a workers’ compensation Claimant can settle their work comp case for a lump sum of money. This settlement is in exchange for the workers’ compensation carrier to no longer be responsible for future medical care and any possible future wage benefits. However, a quick or non-thought-out settlement can result in devastation, according to.
School is back in session! That means school buses will permeate our streets. So, this may be the best time for a reminder of when you must stop for a school bus and the penalties associated with not stopping. In a 180-day school year, it is estimated that there are almost two million illegal “pass-by’s”.
A Pasco bicyclist was hit by a car and thrown onto the car’s windshield and then thrown to the ground. Sadly, the bicyclist died. Preliminary information indicates that the 21-year-old driver was driving south on CR-587 Moon Lake Road. The bicyclist was riding south on the same road. The driver reportedly failed to see the.
Florida’s beautiful weather and boating–they just go together. However, boating accidents tend to tag along. In 2009, 3,358 people were injured and 736 died in boating accidents. Of those who drowned, 9 out of 10 were not wearing life jackets. As we go through National Safe Boating Week, review these tips from the U.S. Coast.