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Posted By Salter Healy | July 1 2019 | Car Accidents

St. Petersburg Car Accident Guide

Being in a car accident is downright awful. We want to express our sympathy if you have been hurt in a car accident. We understand that you’re probably feeling anxious and frustrated after your accident because of the injuries you have to deal with. You may have a lot of unexpected medical bills topped with…

Posted By Salter Healy | July 1 2019 | Boat Accidents

St. Petersburg Boating Accident Guide

It’s easy to forgive an accident when the consequences are insignificant. We don’t cry over spilled milk and it’s no big deal if we break a plate while washing the dishes. It’s harder to look past mistakes that are careless and negligent. If you are reading this, you are probably paying for a mistake that…

Posted By Salter Healy | July 1 2019 | Bicycle Accidents

St. Petersburg Bicycle Accident Guide

It is often a convenient form of transportation to use your bike to get around. It’s good for the environment, your health, and often times your wallet as well. What you are probably already aware of are the hazards that come with riding your bike. The roads aren’t easily shareable with cars and bikes and…

Posted By Salter Healy | October 14 2013 | Medical Malpractice

Arbitration Agreement Voided in Medical Malpractice Case

In a surprising move, the Florida Supreme Court, by a majority decision, overruled two lower courts and invalidated an arbitration agreement. On January 23, 2009, Dr. Gary John Bowers performed surgery on Joseph Franks. There were no reported complications, and Mr. Franks was discharged to his home. On January 25, suffering pain, Mr. Franks went to…

Posted By Salter Healy | October 11 2013 | Car Accidents

Florida’s Supreme Court Rules Against No-Fault Insurers

The Florida Supreme Court’s recent majority decision in Nunez v. Geico has dealt a blow to Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurers, although the effect of the ruling has been blunted by changes to Florida’s no-fault PIP legislation. At issue was whether a PIP insurer may require a claimant to submit to an examination under oath (EUO). What is…

Posted By Salter Healy | October 9 2013 | Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle Safety: Some Helpful Tips

Bicycle riding is great — it keeps you fit, it’s environmentally friendly and, perhaps best of all, it can be fun. But it can also be dangerous. Bicycle accidents occur all too frequently. One such example is the recent report of a 29-year-old bicyclist, Tampa resident Michael Duriel Lee, who was killed in a hit-and-run collision at…

Posted By Salter Healy | October 7 2013 | Car Accidents

What You Need To Know Before Going On Your No-Fault IME

If you are injured in a car accident, chances are you will be sent for at least one independent medical examination (IME) by your insurance company. The IME is a medical examination with a physician chosen by your no-fault carrier. Florida is a “no-fault” state, meaning your medical expenses and lost wages are paid by…

Posted By Salter Healy | October 4 2013 | Personal Injury

What Diners Should Know About Florida Restaurant Accidents

More than 100 basketball fans were enjoying dinner overlooking Miami’s North Bay Village while cheering on the Miami Heat against the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals at Shuckers Bar & Grill. The fun Thursday evening took a frightening turn when the sports bar’s deck collapsed, sending the diners into the water of Biscayne Bay….

Posted By Salter Healy | October 2 2013 | Truck Accidents

Will New Truck Driver Workweek Restrictions Help Decrease Accidents?

Last summer, a gasoline trailer filled with 8,700 gallons of gas and diesel fuel flipped and crashed into a guardrail on I-4 near Exit 31 in Lakeland, causing more than 1,100 gallons of fuel to spill onto the highway and sending the driver to Lakeland Regional Medical Center. Florida Highway Patrol reported that the accident…

Posted By Salter Healy | September 30 2013 | Car Accidents

The Dangers of Cars Being Struck by Commuter Trains

While the Florida high-speed rail project may have been canceled by Gov. Scott in 2011, commuter train service is still expanding in Florida. SunRail is a new commuter train service expected to start operating in the greater Orlando area by the spring of 2014. Tri-Rail has been operating commuter railway service in South Florida since 1989. As commuter…

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