The Federal Highway Administration reports around 2.5 Million intersection accidents every year. This accounts for the second largest category of accidents. 40% of all crashes happen at intersections nationally, and 20% of those are fatal accidents. There are an estimated 165,000 total accidents that occur annually at intersections caused by people running red lights. Another…

Car accidents remain a very serious problem in the USA.  The CDC reports that motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of accident-related emergency room trips. Each year, more than 33,000 Americans are killed in crashes. The State of Florida releases its official car accident statistics once every year. The most recent release from the…

Dale Mabry Highway is one of the most dangerous roads in Tampa. Some of the worst accidents are caused by people speeding, trying to beat a light, and those who fail to yield to oncoming traffic. The intersection of Dale Mabry Highway and Gandy Boulevard is no exception and this intersection is even more dangerous…

Often referred to as a “TBI”, a traumatic brain injury can have a serious effect on a person’s life. Unlike most injuries, which are instantly apparent and have the natural ability to self-heal, the symptoms of a TBI are not always immediate, and the outcome of the injury is not always certain. Those who survive…

When you are involved in a car accident your body is put through incredible forces, even if the accident is a minor one. Although your vehicle is designed to take most of that force, and vehicle safety devices such as seatbelts and airbags are there to prevent you from suffering impact trauma, your body is…

Herniated discs, also called slipped discs, or pinched nerves, can be caused by natural degeneration that occurs with aging or by traumatic injury. If you are experiencing pain that does not respond to simple treatments and therapies, you may be sent to have an MRI or other diagnostics testing. This testing is essential in a…

Whiplash is a nonmedical term used to describe neck pain following an injury to the soft tissues of the neck (specifically ligaments, tendons, and muscles). It is caused by an abnormal motion or force applied to the neck that causes movement beyond the neck’s normal range of motion. It is usually caused by a flexion-extension…

Are you a mom or dad with a third baby on the way?  Instead of purchasing a larger vehicle or one with additional rows of seating, many parents are purchasing narrow base car seats and strategically place them three in a row. Listed below are some of narrow base car seats, along with their widths:…

Oftentimes, injured individuals have questions about the value of their personal injury case.  I’m often asked by a client what they can expect in the way of compensation for past and future medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. Usually, the answer is “it depends”.  In determining the value of your case, most attorneys…

There is much confusion surrounding dog bite liability in Florida.  Some people erroneously believe that a dog gets ‘one free bite’.  Fortunately, this is not true and all dog owners are liable for injuries caused by their dogs — even for the ‘first’ bite. Florida Statute 767.04 is the Statute that governs dog bites and…

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