After a car accident, a common injury that many of our clients sustain is a herniated disc in their neck or back. One of the options that you may be offered when you are told you need surgery for a herniated disc is an artificial disc replacement procedure. It is a surgical procedure where an…

A sideswipe accident normally occurs when two vehicles, traveling in adjacent lanes, come into contact with each other.  Often times, the at-fault car may impact and then slide the length of the other vehicle or skate along its front or rear parts. There are many different causes of sideswipes. The most common include switching lanes…

A rear-end collision is a traffic accident wherein a vehicle crashes into the vehicle in front of it.  Nearly one third of all motor vehicle accidents are the result of rear-end collisions according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Common causes of rear-end collisions include: Speeding Distracted driving (i.e. texting, reading, eating, etc.) Heavy traffic Road rage…

A head-on collision happens when the front end of a vehicle meets the front end of another vehicle. These types of collisions are among the most dangerous and often result in death due to the speed and force of both vehicles involved. While your chances of surviving a head-on collision are low, they are better…

A “slip and fall” encompasses a variety of accidents, including trips, slips and missteps, that result from an unreasonably safe condition on another’s property. Under Florida law, a landowner or business owner has a duty to keep its property in a reasonably safe condition for customers or guests. If an owner or manager knows, or…

One of the most immediate problems after an auto accident is going about getting your car repaired or replaced. This usually involves getting a rental car while your car is under repair or looking for a new vehicle in the event yours was totaled. Normally, the insurance company for the at-fault party put you, the…

Tractor-trailers are among the largest vehicles on the road and, unsurprisingly, can cause catastrophic injuries when involved in accidents. An accident involving a tractor-trailer is more likely to result in injury or death than an accident between two cars. According to the National Institute of Traffic and Highway Safety, nearly 73% of all truck crash…

More than 100 people were killed walking in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties in 2017, according to state data. In addition, 22 bicyclists died last year on Tampa Bay roadways. Several studies routinely rate Florida’s metropolitan areas, including Tampa Bay, as the most unsafe state for pedestrians and bicyclists on roadways. Back in 2016, the…

Every March, approximately 500,0000 motorcyclists make their way to Daytona Beach, Florida for the annual Daytona Beach Bike Week.  Bike Week hosts concerts, street festivals, and, of course, heavily congested roadways due to the number of local and out of town motorcyclists. Florida’s year-round warm weather continuously welcomes bikers.  Not surprisingly, Florida has one of…

Some of the most devastating injuries result from car vs. bicycle accidents. Although not usually as severe as the injuries we see resulting from motorcycles accidents, bicycle accidents can also result in long recovery periods for our injured clients. Common bicycle injuries include concussions, broken bones, disc herniations, joint tears, lacerations and contusions. Your own…

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