House Bill 453 was passed on June 18, 2019. HB453 allows scooters to be driven on streets and bike paths in the State of Florida, but leaves the decisions up to local governments. When electric scooters arrived in Tampa in May 2019, they were allowed only on sidewalks. Now, in Tampa, scooters are being treated… Read More
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On May 17, 2019, Florida Governor DeSantis signed off on House Bill 107 which is known as the Wireless Communications While Driving Act. It is now an amendment to Florida Statute 316.305(3)(a). Texting while driving is now a primary offense in Florida. Before the amended statute became effective, Florida police officers weren’t permitted to issue… Read More
On Halloween, unfortunately, you should be scared of more than the costumes and movies. Besides watching out for tampered-with candy, and other trick-or-treating hazards, one of the most important things to watch out for is drunk drivers. According to statistics from AAA, kids and pedestrians are more likely than normal to get hit by a… Read More
In order for someone to be found negligent in a personal injury claim, that individual is compared to the standard of care of a “reasonable person,” or sometimes referred to as the “reasonable person standard.” What separates an accident from a negligent act is whether or not a defendant breached the standard of care required… Read More
A personal injury can be physically, emotionally, and financially devastating. Not only are you out of work (temporarily or permanently), but you now have unexpected medical bills to pay. Battling with insurance companies or other responsible parties can be emotionally draining, stunting the healing process. If you have found yourself in this position, a personal… Read More
Building a Safety Net of Savings Planning for emergencies, such as a hurricane is like buying insurance: you pay into an account and hope you’ll never have to use it. But life happens. Having money in the bank to cover those unexpected expenses can reduce stress and keep you from relying on credit cards and… Read More
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
Unfortunately, injury settlements are not always based on the severity of a person’s injury. There are those that are legitimately injured, and very seriously injured, who do not receive the compensation they deserve. In order to get the maximum settlement on your injury claim, there are steps you should take from the moment you are… Read More
E-Scooter injury numbers are on the rise across the U.S. and it is just a matter of time they start in Tampa.
Tampa is expected to be one of the top Memorial Day travel destinations in 2019.