Clearwater or Tampa Semi-Truck Accident? Semi trucks can be an extreme hazard on the highways. They cannot stop quickly, they sway and their drivers struggle with fatigue. If you are struck by a semi-truck your injuries could be catastrophic. Do not “follow” behind a semi-truck traveling down the highway, especially at close distances. Doing so…

Tampa and Clearwater Drivers: Be Prepared for a Car Accident When is the best time to prepare for a car accident? Before it happens! The first step is to review your insurance policy and make sure you have Underinsured Motorist coverage and collision coverage. If you are hit by an Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist, your…

What it means to be a Defendant in a Personal Injury Case If you cause an accident with injuries, you may find yourself as the defendant in a Personal Injury claim and ultimately a lawsuit. If you had no Bodily Injury coverage, this can be very unpleasant as your insurance carrier does not have to…

Car Accidents Caused by Bad Brakes We don’t often think about the brakes on our vehicle until we hear that terrible high-pitched squeal, or the brake petal gets mushy. Worst case scenario, you don’t get either of those signs your brake pads are too worn, and you are unable to stop, causing an auto accident….

Importance of Vehicle Maintenance: Replacing Your Air Filter Vehicle maintenance is just as important as driving safely. Performing regular maintenance on a vehicle is a trait of a safe driver. To operate efficiently a vehicle must be well taken care of. When a vehicle is poorly maintained, it can cause hazards on the roadway, from…

Tire Maintenance and Safety Experts say you should check your tire pressure once per month. It’s easy to do if you make a habit of it. After the first of the month, when you pull into the gas station for the first time, pull up to the air station and check your tire pressure. You…

Hit by a Distracted Driver in Tampa Bay? Did you know you can travel 50 feet with your eyes closed if you sneeze while driving at 60 mph? Sneezing is quick; your eyes close for only a moment, a normal occurrence which you cannot prevent. Now imagine how far you can travel while scrolling through…

Hit by a Drug Affected Driver? People impaired by a drug are not safe drivers. Impaired drivers put everyone at risk including other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. Serious accidents can easily happen when someone drives while impaired by a drug. Many drivers who have collisions may have both drugs and alcohol in their system. Police…

Drunk Driving in Tampa Bay Unfortunately, 30% of car accidents in the Tampa Bay community involve an intoxicated driver. Despite public awareness, driving while under the influence of alcohol still continues and more than 30 million people have admitted in surveys to driving after drinking. If you have been a victim of a drunk driver,…

Social Media and Your Personal Injury Case Using social media is common in today’s society. Some people share everything that happens in their lives in great detail on their social media platforms without a second thought. Although this may not necessarily have negative effects in a person’s everyday life, oversharing on social media after a…

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