In urban environments like Tampa Bay, commuting by bicycle is becoming more common. In fact, there was a 21% increase in cyclists traveling to work from 2000-2012. But how safe is riding a bicycle in rush-hour congestion or even on a Sunday afternoon? According to the most recent data from the National Highway Safety Administration,…

You use dozens of products every day. Most of them function properly every time, but sometimes, due to defective or flawed design, manufacturing, labeling, or instructions, they can cause harm or injury. Any product – from a hair dryer to a food product or even a coffee mug – can cause serious injuries. You may…

When thinking about nursing home abuse, your first thought is probably physical abuse or neglect, but financial exploitation is another type of abuse that nursing home residents can experience. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, financial exploitation of the elderly is the most common type of elder abuse, with 5% of older Americans falling…

Wrongful death is a type of claim which can occur when a person or entity wrongfully causes someone’s death. Many times, wrongful death claims are initiated by the deceased person’s family – including parents, spouses, and children – with damages awarded to help offset the emotional and financial burden of the loss. Common wrongful death…

Florida has over 16 million drivers and every year, more than 200,000 people are injured in a motor vehicle accident. A car accident can happen to anyone at any time. Some crashes are minor, but others result in more extensive injuries. If you are injured because of someone else’s negligence or reckless behavior, you can…

Automobile and motorcycle accidents can be scary, even if the damage to your vehicle or motorcycle is minimal. A racing mind and the stress of the situation can cause you to overlook your injuries. Some injuries may not even present themselves until a few days – or even a few weeks – after the accident….

Slip, trip, and fall accidents are a common cause of injury in the United States. They may not seem like complicated matters – how often have you tripped without any injury? Yet, some slip, trip, and fall accidents can lead to serious injury including broken bones, torn ligaments, or head, neck or spine injuries that…

For children, there is nothing more magical than Halloween. It is one of the best nights of the year. But for parents, there can be a fine line between holiday fun and safety concerns. Trick-or-treating often takes place at night, and there are a lot of people and cars on the street. It also involves…

School days bring congestion: school buses are picking up and dropping off kids, parents are shuffling kids between school and activities, students are rushing to school on bikes and foot, and new drivers are behind the wheel for the first time learning new routes and routines. Now is the time to slow down and pay…

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