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  • 23 Oct. 2018

    2nd Annual DDJ Blankets Tampa Bay

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  • 10 Sep. 2018

    Pedestrian accidents on the rise in Tampa

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    Last month, a Tampa man was walking on the sidewalk of East Hillsborough Avenue around 11 PM, when he stepped onto the road and was hit by a car. The man died at a local hospital. The crash was not a hit-an-run and everyone involve stayed at the scene and cooperated with police. This tragic pedestrian fatality reminds us of the dangers of walking along streets, especially at night. Nationwide, ...
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  • 21 Aug. 2018

    BACK TO SCHOOL: Is refurbishing a football helmet enough to keep athletes safe?

    Posted By Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez

    The helmet: the last piece of equipment a football player puts on his body before entering a game and, yet, by far the most important. And at a time when sports-related concussion concerns have been heightened by links to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease found in athletes, military veterans, and others with a history of repetitive brain trauma, most high school ...
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  • 11 Jun. 2018

    Traumatic Brain Injuries in Children Linked to ADHD Years Later

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    Traumatic brain injuries send over one million children, adolescents and young adults to the emergency room each year. A recent study suggests traumatic brain injuries in children may be linked to an increased risk for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) years later. In a study reported in JAMA Pediatrics, a research team at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center examined ...
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  • 27 Apr. 2018

    My Uber Got into a Wreck. Can I Sue?

    Posted By Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez

    If you’re ever in an accident involving Uber or Lyft, you likely won’t sue the ride-sharing company outright. Drivers are technically independent contractors, not employees, meaning the company can deny liability for crashes involving their drivers (and have done so in the past, most notoriously when a driver hit and killed a six-year-old in San Francisco in 2014. But there is still ...
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  • 23 Apr. 2018

    Distracted driving -- an epidemic on the roads.

    Posted By Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez

    Jennifer Smith doesn’t like the term “accident.” It implies too much chance and too little culpability. A “crash” killed her mother in 2008, she insists, when her car was broadsided by another vehicle while on her way to pick up cat food. The other driver, a 20-year-old college student, ran a red light while talking on his cell phone, a distraction that he immediately ...
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  • 30 Aug. 2016

    Common Causes of Truck Accidents

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    Truck collisions can be some of the most severe auto accidents on the road. Unfortunately, it is passenger vehicles that bear the brunt of a collision with a tractor-trailer, which can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. These accidents are almost always entirely preventable, and usually arise out of some form of negligence – meaning that damages are pursuable from the responsible party. Below, we ...
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  • 29 Aug. 2016

    The Truth About "Full Coverage" Auto Insurance in Florida

    Posted By Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez

    What Is “Full Coverage” Auto Insurance? You’ve probably heard the term “full coverage insurance.” You might think it accurately describes what the insurance company will pay in the event of an auto accident, but you would be wrong. Full coverage insurance policies do not exist in Florida. What you were sold by the insurance company as a “full coverage ...
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  • 11 Jul. 2016

    Florida Pedestrian Accident Statistics

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    Walking is a great way to get around, especially in sunny Florida. Sadly, statistics reveal that Florida is the deadliest state for pedestrians, with the most dangerous cities to walk in being Tampa, Orlando, Clearwater, and Jacksonville. Many of these accidents are the result of careless drivers who fail in their duty to operate their vehicles in a lawful and safe manner, but there are also many ...
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  • 4 Apr. 2016

    IIHS Reveals Car Headlights May Not Be Effective Enough

    Posted By Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez

    An alarming report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) revealed that a great number of cars have headlights that do not perform as they should. The IIHS is well known for their crash testing, which checks if car safety features work properly to ensure occupants are protected in the event of a collision. In their latest test, 82 different sets of headlights were tested for ...
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  • 15 Mar. 2016

    Nissan Recalls 47,000 Cars Due to Defective Brakes

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    Nissan has issued a recall of almost 47,000 of their electric vehicles (LEAF) due to defective brake system. U.S safety regulators have confirmed the problem is inside the cars’ electronic brake booster. “During very cold temperatures, the relay inside the electronic brake booster may freeze, requiring the driver to exert more effort to slow the vehicle down.” (NHTSA.com) The ...
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