How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help if You’re Being Blamed for an Accident

It’s difficult enough to experience an accident, especially if you suffer an injury. It gets even worse if the other party tries to blame you for it. When this happens, you almost certainly need a personal injury lawyer to help you defend yourself. Florida law offers many possible defenses.   The Elements of a Personal Injury… read more

What Does a Car Accident Lawyer Do?

When you or a loved one are involved in a car accident in Clearwater, Florida, you may be left with injuries, bills, and emotional trauma. This may require you to file an insurance claim or even a lawsuit for compensation, which can seem daunting without a lawyer. But what does a car accident lawyer do?… read more

What Types of Cases Do Personal Injury Lawyers Handle?

Personal injury lawyers in the Tampa Bay area handle claims against those who caused an injury to another person through negligence, accidents, or wrongful acts. A personal injury can be physical, mental, or both.  Personal injury claims fall under the category of tort law. A tort is an act (or failure to act) that causes… read more

Most Dangerous Jobs in the U.S. According to OSHA

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 5,486 workers were killed on the job in 2022. While serious workplace accidents can occur in any industry, a small number of jobs account for a disproportionate number of these fatal accidents.  Here are the eight most dangerous occupations in the United States based on the… read more

Symptoms of a Fractured Sternum

The sternum or breastbone is the long, flat bone in the center of your chest connecting to your ribs to form the anterior rib cage. It’s one of the longest and largest flat bones in the body and supports the clavicles while protecting the heart and lungs.  A broken or fractured sternum is one of… read more

How Many Hours Can a Truck Driver Drive?

Drowsy driving is a major cause of truck accidents and other commercial vehicle accidents. In fact, drowsy driving accidents are far more likely to cause fatalities than other accidents, for obvious reasons.  When a truck driver falls asleep at the wheel, a road accident and an eventual wrongful death claim become extremely likely. In response… read more

What Is a Commercial Vehicle?

A total of 1,366 crashes involving commercial motor vehicles happened in Pinellas County in 2021, a 17% increase from the 1,161 accidents that occurred in 2020. More concerningly, nine people died in commercial motor vehicle wrecks, and 308 people were hurt. This is contrasted against 2020, which saw only 276 injuries and one fatality. A… read more

If Police Officers Use Excessive Force, Section 1983 Allows the Victim or Their Surviving Family to Sue in Civil Court

We should be able to trust the police to keep us safe. However, situations may arise when an officer uses excessive force, resulting in traumatic injuries or death.  In these cases, federal law provides a cause of action for the victim or their surviving family members to sue in civil court for damages. These claims… read more

DUI Checkpoints in Clearwater, FL

There were over 10,000 alcohol-related traffic fatalities nationwide in 2019, and over 800 of them occurred in Florida alone. Drunk driving is a crime that has inspired law enforcement to take aggressive and creative measures to combat DUI driving and car accidents. Setting up DUI checkpoints to catch impaired drivers is one of these measures…. read more

Dealing With Grief: A Step-By-Step Guide For Emotional Healing After the Unexpected Death of a Loved One

Losing a loved one is never easy, especially when their death is unexpected. When you don’t have the opportunity to prepare yourself mentally, the rush of emotions you experience can be particularly strong and, sometimes, debilitating. Falling into the grieving stage can be challenging, and it may feel never-ending.  Taking hold of your emotions and… read more