Damage, Drones & Storms- Tampa Accident News of the Week
Hurricane Hermine has caused major flooding throughout west Florida. With 75 mph winds, we encourage you stay off the roads if you are in the affected areas. Many school districts and government offices are closed. The Skyway Bridge and roads such as Bayshore Blvd. have also seen closures.
The National Safety Council also found that the Labor Day Weekend holiday typically has 5.7% higher than average fatality rate. These are all important factors to consider when driving during the holiday weekend. Combined with the Tropical Storm sweeping across Florida, accidents are definitely going to occur at a higher than usual rate.
This video shows when you can and cannot drive in the left lanes, as well as explains the law surrounding the left lane. By watching this video and following its tips, you can possibly prevent a major accident.
Premises Liability: Car Damaged By Tree
With severe storms move through Tampa, trees that have weak integrity are prone to falling, or at least their branches. These trees might be located on someone’s property and premises liability could come into play, if negligence can be proved in the case.
The FAA finally put new Drone Laws into effect this week. This means that small unmanned drones are going to be able to operate commercially if they follow a set of rules. Companies can operate these drones in uncontrolled airspace without permission from air traffic control. Companies can request to use monitored airspace, just as long as they request to online at the FAA website. Operators also have to take an aeronautical knowledge test before they use these drones as well.
Injured from a personal injury or car accident? Call attorney Mike Hancock at 813-915-1110 for a free strategy session.