E-Scooter injury numbers are on the rise across the U.S. and it is just a matter of time they start in Tampa.
Hancock Injury Attorneys Blog
Hurricane Safety Guide Hurricane season officially starts on June 1 and ends on November 30. In the past two years, Florida had to endure both Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Michael. This hurricane season is expected to have an average level of activity, with approximately 13 named storms, only two of those possibly developing into major… Read More
Tampa is expected to be one of the top Memorial Day travel destinations in 2019.
Florida bans texting while driving by making it a primary offense. The law takes effect on July 1. 2019.
What is Dram Shop Liability? The Dram Shop Liability Law in Florida that says someone who knowingly serves a person “habitually addicted” to alcohol can be liable for injury or damage caused by or resulting from that person’s drunkenness. This is called “Dram Shop” Liability. These cases are very difficult to prove and are usually lengthy,… Read More
When you think of getting into a head-on car crash, it is common to assume that the safest place to be is in the back seat. However, a recent study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that rear passengers might actually be in more danger in a head-on caar crash than those in… Read More
Florida Motorcycle Insurance Claims In Florida, motorcycle owners cannot purchase personal injury protection, also known as PIP or no-fault insurance. This means that you are not entitled to first-party benefits after a crash, such as medical and wage loss benefits. This can be a financial hardship and a barrier to quality medical treatment if you… Read More
Drivers Beware – PSA on Distractions The National Safety Council (NSC) recognizes April as Distracted Driving Awareness Month and while many ignore the warnings, the consequences can be devastating. According to the NSC, “There is no safe way to use a cell phone while driving – even hands free. Distracted driving takes many forms, but… Read More
With over a 140 bicycle accidents in Hillsborough County so far this year, and being an amateur cyclist myself, I believe in taking personal responsibility for my own safety by being a defensive cyclist. Just as we drive cars defensively, let’s ride our bike defensively. Here’s a refresher on the top ten list of Florida… Read More
According to Ride Smart Florida, more than 14,000 people were injured in motorcycle crashes during 2015 on Florida roadways. Overall, there are more than 625,000 motorcycles registered in Florida accounting for nearly 4% of all roadway traffic. More frightening statistics Unfortunately, the statistics on the number of accidents is only the beginning of the tale… Read More