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It’s happened. You were in a car accident. You have an injury. It wasn’t your fault, but it also wasn’t catastrophic.  You decline treatment by the paramedics and skip the ambulance ride. A few hours later, though, your neck starts to bother you. Then your shoulder starts to ache, too.  The nagging injury pain doesn’t […]

For as long as there have been cars, there have been distracted drivers. Traditionally, it involved things like a crying baby in the back seat, spilled coffee, fiddling with the radio, or putting on finishing makeup touches. Distracted driving is simply something that diverts the driver’s attention from his or her primary focus. While on […]

Be Like Elsa. Let it Go.

I know. Pop culture references get old – but this is a good one. Have you ever heard someone (usually a judge) refer to an attorney as “Counselor?” Yeah, me too. Until I got past my early, panicky years as a practicing attorney I didn’t realize how accurate that reference really is. Attorneys wear many […]

After years of helping folks injured in car accidents, one thing we’ve come to notice — at least here in our Sarasota, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Florida, area backyard — is that women experience more serious injuries than their male counterparts who are involved in similar types of crash. The ongoing research out there verifies our […]

 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 […]

It’s a nightmare scenario: A loved one has been involved in a fatal car crash, but you aren’t alerted until hours later. Law enforcement officers are unable to contact you, and consequently your child, spouse, parent, etc. passes away without you knowing. This is what happened to Bradenton resident Christine Olson in 2005. Her 22-year-old […]

As the mom of one licensed teen driver and one soon-to-be licensed teen driver, and as a Sarasota personal injury attorney with (too much) experience handling crashes caused by teen drivers, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about how to best navigate this rite of passage. Florida’s Graduated Drivers Licensing (GDL) offers some help. During […]

A few weeks ago, I was driving home from a lovely dinner and evening on Anna Maria Island. I had enjoyed some time on the beach with my two young children and my mother, who was visiting from Ohio, We were tired, covered in sand and on our way home after a long, fun day. […]

If you have been involved in a motor vehicle crash caused by a drunk driver, under Florida law, you are considered a victim of a criminal act which may entitle you to compensation through Florida’s Crimes Compensation Act (f/k/a Victim’s Compensation Fund) for losses you have sustained as a result of such a crash. There […]