Flashing Headlights: No Good Deed

July 21, 2021

***Update: Flashing headlights has been an ongoing legal issue for some time now, however, this month, the Federal court stepped in with an authoritative ruling. U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey issued a preliminary injunction stopping Ellisville (a town in St. Louis County) from ticketing drivers who flash their headlights in order to warn other drivers of impending speed traps. Judge Autrey ...

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Passenger dies after SUV overturns on Interstate 75 in Manatee County

April 21, 2021

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Bloomingdale accident leaves driver dead, bicyclist critically injured

April 5, 2021

BLOOMINGDALE, FL – The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal accident in Bloomingdale over the weekend, according to the Tampa Bay Reporter.   Sheriff’s deputies said the driver of a Kia Stinger lost control of the car in the area of Nature’s Way Boulevard and Golf Meadow Boulevard at about 5:30 p.m. The car crashed into a tree and then hit a bicycle ride...

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Alleged drunk driver arrested after death of pedestrian in St. Petersburg crash

March 23, 2021

ST. PETERSBURG, FL – A woman is facing criminal charges after authorities say she struck and killed a pedestrian while driving drunk in St. Petersburg.   According to WTSP, 43-year-old Olga Davis was arrested following the incident Monday afternoon in the area of 89th Avenue North and 4th Street North  Police said Davis was speeding while driving a Subaru Impreza at about 1:30 p....

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Driver, 2 passengers killed when car goes off roadway in Hudson

January 26, 2021

PASCO COUNTY, FL – A fiery car crash in Pasco County Tuesday night claimed the lives of three people, reports WTSP.   Pasco County Fire Rescue and the Florida Highway Patrol responded to the scene on Denton Avenue in Hudson at about 10 p.m.   The FHP determined that the driver was going at a high rate of speed before losing control and driving off the road.  The car struck a...

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1 driver dead, 1 injured after pickup and SUV crash on Belleair Road

December 27, 2020

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL – State troopers in Pinellas County said a crash involving a pickup truck and an SUV Thursday night left one of the drivers dead. The Suncoast News reports the vehicles collided on Belleair Road near South Lake Avenue shortly after 8 p.m. The Florida Highway Patrol said a 24-year-old woman lost control of the SUV while driving west on Belleair Road. Her vehicle cras...

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Driver charged with DUI manslaughter after passenger dies in Tampa crash

October 25, 2020

TAMPA, FL – A man is facing charges following a crash in Tampa Sunday morning that killed a passenger in his vehicle, Fox 13 reports. The Florida Highway Patrol said 21-year-old James Curtis Whatley was speeding as he drove on State  Road 574 near Interstate 75 at about 1 a.m.  According to investigators, a pickup truck was making a turn onto an entrance ramp to I-75 when What...

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What Qualifies As Workplace Discrimination?

October 14, 2020

Key Points of this Article It is illegal to discriminate in the workplaceBoth state and federal laws offer certain protectionsEmployees should be solely judged based on merit and ability What Is Discrimination In The Work Place? Workplace discrimination is the ill treatment of an employee based upon a specific trait or characteristic that is typically exploited. Particular types of d...

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How Do I Know If I Have Been Wrongfully Terminated?

October 7, 2020

Key Points of this Article Wrongful termination happens quite frequently There are several actions taken by the employer that would qualify The burden of proof lies on the employee What Is Wrongful Termination? Florida is an “at will” state so actual wrongful termination is hard to come by. There are certain circumstances in which there may be a case for this, but the burden of proof will...

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What To Do If You Are Involved In An Accident With A Pedestrian

September 28, 2020

Key Points of this Article Pedestrian accidents can be avoidedThe driver isn’t necessarily at faultDepending on the severity of the accident, there could be jail time Watch Out For Pedestrians Pedestrian accidents happen numerous times each day. Whether it is someone walking, jogging or riding a bicycle, all are vulnerable. Ideally we are paying full attention each and every time t...

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