How to Obtain an Accident Report in Tampa

One of the first things that often happens after you get involved in a car accident in Tampa Bay, Florida, is someone calls the police. While they can help to direct traffic around the wreck and deal with other complications, they also serve another important purpose at accident sites. They write accident reports. An accident… read more

Should You Call the Cops After a Fender Bender in Clearwater?

Many people consider a “fender bender” a minor car accident. However, there is no such thing as a “minor” car crash. Even a fender bender can result in more than $500 in property damage, which requires you to report the crash to the police.  What Are the Reporting Requirements for Florida Fender Benders?  Drivers involved… read more

Types of Commercial Driver’s Licenses   

In the U.S., a commercial driver’s license (CDL) is required for all drivers of commercial vehicles, from semi-trucks to those carrying oversized loads and hazardous materials. A CDL is also required to drive a bus, truck, tank, or any other commercial vehicle carrying passengers.  Operators must pass both a written and a practical test, both… read more

What Is Res Ipsa Loquitur?

Res ipsa loquitur is a rule of evidence that allows the plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit to prove that the defendant was negligent without direct proof that the defendant was at fault. It is useful in many cases because, under certain circumstances, it is obvious that negligence was involved in an injury, yet impossible… read more

What should I do if my child was hurt in a car accident in Tampa?

Children these days are on the go with school and family and extracurricular activities. In addition to driving with their parents, a child could ride on the bus or with another family member, friend, or another adult who has permission to drive them.   In one recent year, 607 children 12 and younger who were passengers… read more

How Long Does It Take To Get a Personal Injury Settlement Check in Florida? 

If you suffered a personal injury, you may be anxious to get the money you need for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other accident-related losses. However, settling your case quickly is not always best, as you might be leaving money on the table you could desperately use.  We explain below what you can expect… read more

The 12 Most Common Causes of Car Accidents

According to the most recent data available from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), there were over 360,000 motor vehicle accidents of all types in 2022. This means that every month, more than 30,000 accidents occur on and near Florida roadways. The factual circumstances surrounding each of these collisions may differ,… read more

How Many Years Is Law School?

Law school has a reputation as one of the toughest educational programs in our country. But how much do you really know about law school? How long does it take, and what degree do lawyers have when they come out the other side? The term “law school” can be a little generic and misleading when… read more

The Inside Scoop on How Insurance Companies Will Fight Your Personal Injury Claim in Florida

Insurance companies are businesses whose ultimate purpose is to make as much money as they can. The way the insurance industry is structured gives them a disincentive to offer you a fair personal injury settlement. Instead, they will deny or minimize your claim if they can. Following is a description of some of their most… read more

Does the Slow Speed Impediment Statute Apply to Cyclists in Florida?

Many drivers and bicyclists in Florida are unfamiliar with the slow speed impediment statute. Those familiar with the statute might assume that it applies to cyclists and motorists. That is not the case. The slow speed impediment statute does not apply to cyclists in Florida. However, other laws do apply to cyclists when they are… read more