Tampa, Florida Fatigued Driving Lawyers - Hancock Law

The Dangers of Driving While Fatigued

When the National Sleep Foundation conducted a poll back in 2005, they were shocked to find that 60% of adult drivers admitted to driving while feeling drowsy in the past year, and that 37% said they had actually fallen asleep at the wheel. Statistics taken by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration back these numbers
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Tampa, Florida Driving in Fog Lawyers - Hancock Law

Driving in Fog – Do’s and Don’ts

Environmental factors are some of the most important when it comes to driving. Bad weather or lighting conditions severely impact the safety of the roadways, and therefore the odds of getting into a life-altering car accident. Possibly the most difficult type of environmental factor to drive in is fog. Fog reduces your visibility drastically, makes
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Tampa, Florida Car Safety Attorney - Hancock Law

The Safest Cars on the Road

Every year, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) identifies the safest cars on the road. The IIHS does their research well, and takes the exam seriously, giving the test a legitimacy that cannot be faked. As a result, if a car is named as one of the winners of the safety study, it becomes
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Tampa, Florida Premises Liability Attorney - Hancock Law

Security Measures Important to Prevent Premises Liability

Property owners, or even property managers or renters, can be held liable for your injuries if you venture onto their property and get hurt. These kinds of accidents, called premises liability accidents, or slip and fall accidents, happen all the time. In Florida, nearly a million injuries and 17,000 deaths occur every year in slip
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Holiday Travel Safety

November begins one of the busiest travel seasons of the year and if you’re one of the thousands who plans to hit the road to family and friends, travel safety is likely among your top concerns. Have your car examined and the tires thoroughly inspected In the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations, the vehicle
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Tampa, Florida Pedestrian Safety Lawyers - Hancock Law

Pedestrian Safety – Gearing Up For Fall Weather

Walking – the original form of transportation – is something that everyone still does throughout the day. Walking around in public, however, has become more and more dangerous as cars, trucks, trains, and even bikes are taking more and more of the space available. Even walking on the sidewalk can be fraught with potential dangers,
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Tampa, Florida Car Accident Lawyers - Hancock Law

Common Injuries From Car Accidents

Car accidents can be small events that everyone walks away from, like a minor fender-bender, or life-changing events or even fatal catastrophes. Even the smallest accident, however, has the potential to cause serious injuries. Depending on the angle you were hit and how you were sitting when the accident occurred, you could suffer debilitating injuries
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Tampa, Florida Truck Accident Attorneys - Hancock Law

Teenagers May Be Driving Semi-trucks if Bill Passes

Congress is currently considering a bill, H.R. 22, which, if passed, would loosen the restrictions on who could drive a large commercial vehicle, such as a tractor trailer, or 18-wheeler. If this bill is passed by Congress and becomes a law, drivers under the age of 21 – teenagers – would be eligible to become
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Hancock Law- Carrollwood

What Are the Three Kinds of Distracted Driving?

In today’s on-the-go world, it would be difficult to find a driver anywhere that hasn’t been guilty of distracted driving. Mom is trying to race her children from school to karate while the kids are changing into karate gear in the back seat. A Father hears his text alert and checks to see that it’s
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Tampa, Florida Car Accident Attorneys - Hancock Law

Car Accidents and Pedestrians – What to do immediately after an accident

Car accidents are both an unfortunate and surprisingly common part of our everyday life. Unfortunately, accidents involving pedestrians make up a significant part of these life-changing events. According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, in 2010 alone, 4,280 pedestrians were killed, and an estimated 70,000 were injured. At these rates, on average, a pedestrian is
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