Tampa Injury and Car Accident News- September
Women Stuck By Needle Awarded $4.6 Million
You wouldn’t imagine that a simple trip to Target could result in you getting stuck by a hypodermic needle, cause you to be bedridden because of medicine you have to take and to be involved in a costly lawsuit, right? Well, unfortunately this is what happened to Carla Denise Garrison in May of 2014.
I Let My Friend Borrow My Car, Are They Covered?
Almost everyone has been in a situation where their friend or relative asks to use their car. Or, they themselves need to drive someone else’s car. You think, is this a good idea? What if they get in an accident? Are they covered under my insurance or their insurance? Or are they covered at all? These are all common but important questions to know answers to.
Reckless Drivers Hitting Kids Coming Off School Buses
This video is shocking. Too many kids are injured & killed by cars not stopping for school buses. It happens way more often than you think. Read more about Florida’s laws here.
Distracted Driving: Kids Are Being Affected
A crash on the Courtney Campbell Bridge earlier this week that injured 8 people, was caused by a distracted driver. 64% admit to using their phones while driving alone in a study by AT&T, that number drops to 36% if there is another person in the car. AT&T’s distracted driving campaign video below is startling, but important to watch.
What is Forgotten Baby Syndrome?
It can happen to anyone. Forgotten Baby Syndrome according to Dr. Nekeshia Hammond, a professor at USF, is one someone forgets their child because they change something in their routine, or because they are so hyper-focused on what they are doing and go on “auto pilot”. Please always make sure you have your child with you when exiting your car!
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