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Month: January 2012

A recent study performed by Australian researchers reveals that a majority of children who sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) clinically present with residual effects for years and require rehabilitation for a protracted period of time as a result. While performing the study, the researchers monitored the children’s intellectual abilities…

A recent New York Times article (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/10/health/when-injuries-to-the-brain-tear-at-hearts.html?_r=2) penned by Sarah Wheaton goes into great detail illustrating the struggles and issues a marriage or family will face when one member has sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of trauma. The article highlights the work of Dr. Jeffrey Kreutzer. Dr. Kreutzer; a Psychologist…

In 1972 the Legislature passed a law requiring all licensed Florida drivers to carry $10,000.00 worth of personal injury protection coverage. The legislative intent behind personal injury protection (hereinafter referred to as “PIP”) is to enable an automobile accident victim the ability to seek expeditious medical treatment regardless of who…

Two recent Florida Appellate Court opinions may have a chilling effect on the ability of physicians who treat automobile accident victims to avoid unduly burdensome and harassing discovery requests. In Katzman v Rediron Fabrication, Inc., Case No. 4D11-1290 (FL Dist. 4 Ct. App., Aug. 10, 2011) and Melissa Crable v….

According to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, there were 235,461 traffic incidents relating to an automobile accident, motorcycle accident or bicycle accident in Florida during the 2010 calendar year. 7,484 involved motorcyclists and 4,676 involved bicyclists. 350 motorcyclists tragically lost their lives and 6,686 were injured. [1] 4,600 bicyclists…

What is a Soft Tissue Injury? A soft tissue injury is damage to the muscles, ligaments and tendons that can be found throughout the body. As a Clearwater personal injury attorney handling automobile and motorcycle accident victim claims throughout the Tampa bay area, a majority of the soft tissue injuries…

Out of our fifty(50) states, at least twenty-four (24) presently mandate Breathalyzer-like locks for “hardcore drunken drivers” caught driving with alcohol levels of .15 or more and many states are pushing to have ignition interlocks required in every car. As a Clearwater DUI victims attorney, I strongly believe this is…