Personal Injury Blog

After a Car Accident: When to Go Through Insurance vs When to File a Lawsuit

Car accidents are common in Clearwater. If you are injured in a car accident, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries through an injury claim with your own insurance. Florida’s no-fault insurance laws dictate when you can sue the at-fault driver for additional damages not covered by your own insurance. What Does it… read more

Do You Have to Wear a Motorcycle Helmet in Florida?

Riding a motorcycle is an enjoyable way to navigate the beautiful state of Florida. However, you need to take steps to protect yourself when riding your motorcycle; you’re more vulnerable than other motorists. In fact, the rate of death among riders involved in motorcycle accidents is 27 times higher than other motorists. Drivers and passengers… read more

Blind Spot Truck Accidents

All types of motor vehicle accidents can cause injury. However, some types of accidents have a greater potential to cause serious harm than others. Often, accidents involving large commercial trucks cause the most serious injuries. They may even result in death. Truck accidents may occur for several reasons. They often happen when a truck changes… read more

Should I Call 911 After a Car Accident in Florida?

Yes. You should always call 911 after a car accident in Florida. First, it might be required by law. Second, it’s a step that can help to safeguard your right to seek much-needed compensation for your injuries. What is The Duty To Report a Car Accident in Florida?  Under Florida Statute Section 316.065, drivers have… read more

Interstate Highway Accidents in Tampa

Several interstates travel through or around the Tampa Bay area. Interstate 4 has been named as one of the deadliest roads in the United States. It ranked number one for the number of fatalities based on fatalities per mile from 2010 through 2015.  Other dangerous interstates and highways around Tampa include: Interstate 275  Interstate 75… read more

Is It Illegal to Eat and Drive in Tampa, Florida?

Florida has numerous laws designed to combat distracted driving and car accidents. You may already be familiar with some of these laws. For example, you might know that texting while driving is illegal in Tampa.  However, you may wonder what other behaviors the law restricts. Perhaps you’re wondering whether you can eat food while driving… read more

How Much Does a Lawyer Cost in Tampa?

There are various reasons you may consider hiring an attorney at some point in your life. However, some people who could benefit from legal representation are reluctant to seek it—they fear that a lawyer’s fees will be too costly. This is understandable, but hiring a lawyer can be much less expensive than you might think… read more

What Are the Top 5 Reasons a Personal Injury Lawyer Might Not Take My Case?

Lawyers decline representation for many reasons. Most of these reasons have nothing to do with you, personally.  The lawyer might have ethical conflicts that prevent them from representing you. It might just not make financial sense for the attorney to take your case. Other times, an attorney might decline to represent you because you don’t… read more

How Tailgating Causes Accidents (and How to Stop It)

Tailgating poses a high degree of risk for rear-end collisions. A tailgating driver has little or no time to react if the leading vehicle stops, slows down, or makes another emergency maneuver. A car accident will often result. Because tailgating is so prevalent, we’ve gathered information about the ways that tailgating can cause accidents, along… read more

Where Are the 4 Blind Spots on an 18-Wheeler?

The four blind spots on an 18-wheeler are located on each side of the truck and in the rear and front of the truck. The blind spots are referred to as “no zones” because motorists should not drive in a tractor-trailer’s blind spots. The truck driver cannot see vehicles within the truck’s blind spots. It… read more