Category : Car Accidents

  • 07 May 2019

    Tampa’s electric scooter invasion offers a glimpse of the dangers to come

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    There’s an old urban legend, that in 1895, the first two automobiles arrived in an Ohio town, promptly drove down Main Street, and crashed into each other. The new transportation technology was poorly understood and unregulated and, not surprisingly, resulted in disaster. True or not, that story is analogous to what’s currently happening in Tampa
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  • 13 Apr 2019

    What happens when you don’t buckle up in the back seat?

    Posted By Chris Aten

    For years, there has been this myth that riding in the back seat is less dangerous than the front. However, the truth is that passengers may be eight times as likely to die in a crash if they’re not wearing their seatbelt in the back seat. According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or
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  • 08 Mar 2019

    What’s one of the most dangerous driver errors? You’re not going to be right.

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    We’ve all witnessed it: A driver making a LEFT-HAND turn at an intersection who misjudges the distance and timing of oncoming traffic and just narrowly avoids a collision, often having to emphatically swerve or accelerate. This exact scenario is one of the most common—and dangerous—traffic maneuvers to occur on today’s roadways. According to the US
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  • 07 Jan 2019

    Improper Passing Leading Cause of Two-Lane Road Fatalities

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    Twice as many highway fatalities occur on two-lane roads, according to the latest statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The report reveals that 75% of two-vehicle, head-on collisions occur on undivided two-lane roads—and head-on collisions are disproportionately deadly. One of the leading causes of head-on collisions is failing to pass properly. Passing Other Vehicles
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  • 07 Jan 2019

    Five Biggest Social Media Mistakes Personal Injury Clients Make!

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    Social media is an integral part of American life. Social networking and photo sharing platforms are so common that most people don’t think twice about “checking in” to a location or posting daily updates. However, social media posts can pose great risks for accident victims working with a personal injury lawyer. If you have been
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  • 23 Oct 2018

    2nd Annual DDJ Blankets Tampa Bay

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

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  • 10 Sep 2018

    Pedestrian accidents on the rise in Tampa

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    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
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  • 21 Aug 2018

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

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and 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
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  • 11 Jun 2018

    Traumatic Brain Injuries in Children Linked to ADHD Years Later

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    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
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  • 27 Apr 2018

    My Uber Got into a Wreck. Can I Sue?

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and 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
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