Personal Injury Blog

Is Jaywalking Legal in Florida?

Did you know that the word “jaywalking” doesn’t exist in any Florida regulations? It is simply slang that has been in use since the early 20th century. Even though the term has no legal meaning, it is well understood by the general public. Jaywalking is the act of crossing a road by a pedestrian at… read more

Can Trucks Drive in the Left Lane in Florida?

Commercial trucks are the undisputed kings of the road. Weighing in at double-digit tons, they are significantly larger than almost any other vehicles on the road. Because tractor-trailers are so large, they create a level of danger that other vehicles don’t. To combat this, they are held to restrictions that most other vehicles aren’t. In… read more

Vehicle and Driver Requirements for Uber and Lyft in Tampa, FL

Ridesharing services, especially Uber and Lyft, have turned the taxi service industry upside down. Instead of a taxi service providing a fleet of questionably maintained cars and sometimes unfriendly drivers, Uber and Lyft contract with private individuals, using their own vehicles for transportation.  However, both companies have strict requirements for drivers and the cars used… read more

Basic Personal Injury Settlement Breakdown: How Much Goes in My Pocket?

Being injured by another party can be devastating for the victim and their family. In addition to the physical and emotional damage caused by an accident, the victim can incur substantial financial losses and expenses. Recovering fair compensation for an accident claim is essential for victims trying to put their lives back together after an… read more

What to Do After an Electric Bike Accident in Clearwater, FL

A bicycle accident can cause physical and mental trauma. After a manual or electric bike accident, you could face injuries ranging from road rash to paralysis. The steps you take after an e-bike accident could determine your right to recover compensation for your injuries. Yet most bike riders do not know what to do after… read more

Is it Legal to Own a Pet Sloth in Florida?

Florida wildlife law divides non-domestic animals into three classes. Florida prohibits individuals from owning and possessing Class I animals as pets. But the state allows people to have Class II and III animals as pets. Sloths fall into Class III. As long as you obtain a license, you can own and possess a sloth in… read more

What You Need to Know About Valsartan Lawsuits

Valsartan is a popular prescription drug used to manage high blood pressure. It’s also known by its brand name, Diovan. A clear link has been discovered between Valsartan use and cancer in recent years.  If you were prescribed Valsartan between 2015 and 2019, you might be eligible for compensation through a Valsartan lawsuit. Why Is… read more

What You Need to Know About Florida e-Bike Laws

Florida laws regarding e-bikes changed in July 2020. Prior to the change, Florida law classified e-bikes along with manual pedaling bicycles, giving riders of e-bikes the same responsibilities and rights as regular bike riders.  Now, under Florida HB 971, e-bikes are placed in their own classification. Understanding which classification your e-bike falls into can help… read more

Trucking Regulations 2022: Everything You Need To Know

The trucking industry is responsible for moving billions of dollars of goods throughout the country each year. Because commercial trucking is a large industry and involves interstate commerce, there are many federal regulations that truck drivers and trucking companies must follow. Many trucking regulations are safety laws designed to reduce the number of large truck… read more

Should You Hire a Workers’ Comp Lawyer In Clearwater?

Every state has its own workers’ compensation system, and Florida is no exception. If you work in Clearwater, you might find yourself with a workers’ compensation claim after an injury or an occupational illness. Should you hire a lawyer to represent you in the hopes of securing a better deal? The answer is usually “yes”… read more