Category : Safety Tips

  • 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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  • 18 Apr 2019

    Wake-Up Call: Six Shocking Road Rage Statistics You Didn’t Know

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    Here are six shocking road rage statistics that will probably surprise you. 53% of drivers consider speeding normal Especially at rush hour, over half of all drivers consider driving 10 mph over the speed limit to be perfectly normal. 50% of drivers become aggressors Half of drivers admit to resorting to horn-honking, light-flashing, rude gestures,
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 25 Jul 2016

    What Do I Do If I Have a Sinkhole on My Property?

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    Sinkholes are unfortunately not uncommon in Florida, and can cause serious property damage and personal injury. If you have noticed cracks in the foundation, walls, or ceiling of your home, or have found unusual depressions or holes in the ground around your property, it is important to have your property tested to determine if the damage
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  • 20 Jan 2016

    Safety Tips: 3 Dangerous Shoe Types that Increase Your Chance of Falling

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    Our firm has handled numerous slip and fall accident cases in our years of practice, and have seen firsthand how painful and frustrating it can be to recover from a preventable injury. Many of these accidents are caused by factors outside of the victim’s control, usually involving some degree of negligence from a property owner. In the
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  • 30 Nov 2015

    Cyber Monday Security Tips

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    With more than 900 retailers offering deals this Cyber Monday, security might not be of the highest important, but in fact, it should be your number one priority when buying things online. Here are some security tips to protect yourself from fraudsters. Watch how you shop online Be especially careful of any unexpected pop-ups while
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  • 30 Oct 2015

    Halloween Safety Tips

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    Safe Walk Put electronic devices down and keep heads up while walking. Cross the street at corners, use traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing
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  • 08 Oct 2015

    How bad is traffic in the Tampa Bay area?

    Posted By Darrigo and Diaz and Jimenez

    According to a recent study (April 2015) by GPS manufacturer Tom Tom, Tampa landed at No. 21 out of 63 on a list ranking the most congested areas for traffic in the Americas. The study factored in congestion levels, or the percentage of commuters experiencing traffic congestion and the length of time, for 180 largest
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