January 26

Semitrailer Accident Kills One on I-275

A semitrailer accident in Tampa leaves one man dead and leaves us with unanswered questions.  According to TBO.com, a van was stopped in the center lane on Interstate 275 north of Bearss Avenue without any lights at about 11:45 p.m. last night. A semitrailer obviously could not see the van and rear-ended the stopped unlit.

May 21

Where Is the Most Dangerous & Safest Cities for Pedestrians?

Pedestrian accidents happen more often than one may think. From 2003 through 2012, 47,025 people died while walking on America’s streets and another estimated 676,000 were injured—meaning someone on foot was hit by a car about every eight minutes. These numbers are part of a report released yesterday by the National Complete Streets Coalition. According.

March 18

Pedestrian v. Car Accident Injures Two Sisters in Tampa

Pedestrian accidents are too common on Tampa Bay streets. This morning reminds us of this. As two sisters walked to high school together near Hillsborough Avenue and 25th Street, they were struck by a vehicle. According to Fox 13 News, the crash resulted in critical condition to one of the sisters. Fox 13 reports that.

January 28

Head-On Car Accident Kills One in Tampa and Severely Injures Another

A car accident can take a life in a blink of an eye. This morning, a 28-year-old Tampa man was killed after his sport utility vehicle crossed over a median on Gunn Highway and hit a pickup truck head-on, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The pickup truck’s driver, Wilmer Hart, sustained serious injuries in.

January 15

Two Students Hit by Cars in One Day in Tampa Bay

Drivers need to watch out for students walking or riding their bikes to school. Yesterday, two Tampa Bay students were hit by cars on their way to school – one in Pinellas Park and the other in Tampa. According to reports on Fox 13, an 11-year-old Cross Bayou Elementary School student was injured when an.

October 17

Fatal Downtown Tampa Car Accident Caused by Drunk Driver

A late-night car accident in downtown Tampa kills a woman and sends a Clearwater man to jail for DUI manslaughter. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Timothy Wysocki, 25, of Clearwater drove his Mercedes-Benz through a red light at Meridian Avenue N and Twiggs Street E about 11:40 p.m. Wednesday and crashed into a 2007.

August 14

Lane Change Causes Serious Car Crash on I-75

A serious car accident resulted in a major backup on northbound I-75 this morning. According to Fox 13, Alegandro Pineda was airlifted after being seriously injured in this crash. The Florida Highway Patrol reports that another car was trying to change lanes when he hit the rear of the Chevy Cavalier occupied by Alejandro Pineda..

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.

November 9

Florida Car Accident Law Sees Big Changes in Six Weeks

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.

May 7

Attorney Matthew Noyes Interviewed By Fox News on Florida PIP Law

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,.

April 26

Workers’ Compensation Benefits Denied for Injury Caused by Public Urination

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.

April 23

Are Epidural Steroid Injections (ESI) Better Than the New Procedure?

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.

April 16

Car Accidents Increase on Tax Day, Really?

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.

April 3

Car Accidents Resulting in Traumatic Brain Injuries

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.

February 15

Are Epidural Steroid Injections the Answer for a Disc Herniation?

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,.

January 2

Is the End Coming for 1-800-ASK-GARY and Other Lawyer Referral Services?

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.

December 28

Getting You and Your Car Home Safely Without Driving Impaired

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..

December 27

Prevent Car Accidents This New Year’s Weekend

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.

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