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Distracted Driving

Spring is in the air, which means, if you have a high schooler in your house, like I do, it’s also the season of corsages, tuxedos, caps and gowns. With prom around the corner and graduation not long after that, I’m reminded of two things: time flies…and safety is still paramount. Yesterday’s focus on child […]

 Uber recently made news with the implementation of a limit to the length of its drivers’ shifts. The mandate, which requires that drivers must take at least six hours off every time they work at least 12 consecutive hours, could have a dual purpose. Uber maintains that the focus is on preventing drowsy driving. Others […]

Halloween is next week, which will bring an abundance of little costumed creatures out to trick-or-treat into the dark evening hours. Awareness is key to keep the spooky night a safe, fun event for all. Kids should dress appropriately and follow basic safety rules while navigating their neighborhoods through Manatee and Sarasota counties. Motorists should […]

Next week marks 11 years since I packed up my blue Honda Civic and drove from ‘Burgh (Pittsburgh) to ‘Burg (St. Petersburg). I have lived in Florida since that blistering June day when my two cats and I arrived at our new home and waited weeks for the balance of my belongings to arrive. I […]

Although virtually every state has enacted some form of distracted driving law aimed at discouraging certain uses of cell phones while driving, distracted drivers who are talking and texting on mobile phones continue to claim lives.  States have taken vastly divergent approaches to dealing with distractions involving cell phones.  Many states have taken a hardline […]

Why do car accidents happen? There are two very general, very broad causation categories. The first one – and the one that leads to the vast majority of crashes – is something experts call “driver error.” Obviously, driver error can mean any number of things, so that too is divided into categories. Do you know […]

Technically, no one is allowed to text and drive in Florida. But we also can’t be pulled over specifically for texting and driving. So what does that mean for Florida drivers? On October 1, 2013, the Florida government enacted the Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law under statute 316.305. This statute prohibits anyone driving […]

Auto accidents happen every single day, and if you’ve ever been in one, you know just how traumatic they can be. If you find yourself seeking compensation after an auto accident, contacting a knowledgeable personal injury attorney may be the only way to obtain what you rightfully deserve and need to recover. This is because, […]