The Green Light Racer Have you ever pulled up to a red light and you’re just waiting for it to turn green? You may be jamming out to music, doing your thing. The light finally turns green and the person in the lane next to you races off, tires squealing. Wow! Cool, dude. You can…

Defensive Driving Rule Number Two: Planning Your Route Plan to leave in plenty of time to safely make the trip. Impatience, frustration, anger and being in a hurry have absolutely no place behind the wheel of a car. Leave early enough to give yourself ample time to take into account delays. Expect the unexpected to…

Hurt in a Tampa, Clearwater or St. Petersburg Night Club or Bar? Did you know that clubs and bars have a duty to provide a safe environment to its patrons? Often when an assault, beating, stabbing or shooting takes place on a business’s premises, the owners of the establishment can be held liable for a…

Types of Personal Injury Cases Car Accident Cases Car accidents spur the most personal injury cases in the United States. When an accident happens, usually it’s because someone isn’t following the rules of the road or driving as carefully as he or she should be. A careless driver can usually be held financially responsible for…

Tampa Bay Drivers: Have You Checked Your Blinker Fluid? Do you know how many people drive without topping off their blinker fluid? Neither do I, but here in Pinellas County it seems to be a rampant problem. In other counties as well, it has gotten out of hand! You know who I’m talking about, you’ve…

Defensive Driving Rule Number One: Staying Alert In this series of articles on defensive driving, we will cover a wide range of strategies to help you prevent auto accidents. As many as 9 out of 10 auto accidents can be prevented by effective defensive driving strategies. Developing your defensive driving skills and avoiding accidents will…

Is the Truck Company Liable for My Accident Injuries? Employers are generally responsible for the conduct and behavior of their employees while their employees are in the course and scope of employment. However, if the truck driver is an independent contractor, then only the driver may be held liable. Conversely, if the parties have an…

Tampa Bay Car Accident? Don’t Forget to Call the Police! The role of the responding officer in a personal injury case is to report to the scene of the accident. The officer will often determine fault, write a report and issue traffic tickets if warranted. Although the police report is not normally admissible in the…

Survival Action vs. Wrongful Death The core difference between a Wrongful Death action and a Survival action is that while a wrongful death action allows the Estate of the deceased to pursue damages for the death of the victim for the beneficiaries, the survival action allows the Estate to be awarded damages the decedent could…

Car seats can do an amazing job of protecting children in the event of a car crash. After an auto accident, though, is it safe to continue to use a baby’s car seat, or will you need to replace the seat after an accident occurs? My office hears this question all the time. While we…

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