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Florida Hit and Run Accidents

A car accident can be a scary and traumatic experience, and an at-fault driver may panic at the thought of liability for another driver’s damages. However, fleeing the scene of an accident is a crime that can lead to significant legal penalties. Due to the extraordinarily high rate of fatal hit-and-run accidents in Florida, it… read more

What are Common Causes of Chest Pain After an Accident?

One of the most vulnerable areas of the body is the chest. It houses important internal organs and is right at the level of the steering wheel and airbags in a car. A chest injury is no small matter and needs medical attention immediately – even if you feel fine. Many different issues may be… read more

How to Get a Car Accident Report in Hillsborough County

After you have been in a car accident, it is important to keep a copy of all the documentation relating to the incident, including medical bills, car repairs, and time away from work. Dedicating a file or a folder for this purpose will ensure every piece of information is available to your accident lawyers as… read more

Is Driving Tired Really Like Driving Drunk?

We all know the inherent dangers of drinking and driving, but what about driving when drowsy? Can being sleepy behind the wheel really be as dangerous as operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs of alcohol? Here’s what you need to know about the dangers of drowsy driving and how you can protect yourself… read more

Why Are Drunk Drivers More Dangerous on Tampa’s Roads?

Most of us know operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs and alcohol is dangerous. Alcohol-related crashes are often deadly or can lead to permanently disabling injury. Why, exactly, are drunk drivers so dangerous to everyone else? Here’s what you need to know about the dangers they pose, as well as how you… read more

Common Bike Accidents in Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay is a notoriously dangerous area for bicyclists and pedestrians. In 2017, Tampa Bay maintained its status as one of the most deadly metro areas in Southern Florida for vulnerable road users, with more than 100 pedestrian deaths and 22 bicyclist deaths. In 2016, Smart Growth America found the seven most dangerous metropolitan areas… read more

Most Dangerous Stretches of Road in Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County has some of Florida’s busiest roadways, with thousands of commercial trucks, cars, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians passing through every day. Unfortunately, heavy traffic often translates into a large number of collisions. In 2016, Hillsborough County recorded 27,660 crashes. Some roads in Hillsborough County are more dangerous than others, according to crash data. Being… read more

When Can I Sue My Doctor for Medical Malpractice?

Certain elements must exist for a patient to file a suit against a doctor or hospital. Not every incompetent doctor or undesirable health outcome gives patients grounds for medical malpractice claims. Florida’s medical malpractice laws state how, when, and why a patient can bring an injury claim against a physician. Medical malpractice in Florida has… read more

Airbnb and You: The Ultimate Guide to Liability, Legality and Safety When Using Airbnb

AirBnB in Florida Consumer’s Guide to Legality, Safety, and Liability In the wake of the sharing economy, short-term rental sites such as Airbnb have flourished. They’ve been especially successful in Florida, providing a viable source of supplemental income for homeowners and a competitive alternative to hotels for tourists. But despite the positives, Airbnb largely remains… read more

What Causes the Most Boating Accidents in Tampa Bay?

In 2016, 4,463 boating accidents occurred throughout the United States. Recreational boating accidents took 701 lives, injured 2,902 others, and caused around $49 million in property damages. Tampa Bay is a prime destination for boaters in Florida and around the country. Tampa’s waterways see a surge in boating activity in the spring and summer months… read more