Like many other states, Florida allows people to legally smoke marijuana for valid medical reasons, so long as they follow the proper procedures under Florida law. Many people argue that the drug helps people deal with physical pain and other ailments.
A previous post on this blog talked about how, in Florida, a victim may be in a situation in which, although were hurt in a car accident, some of the crash may have seemed like the victim's responsibility.
Under Florida law, you can recover compensation in a personal injury claim even if you partially contributed to the accident. The legal concept is known as comparative negligence, and it comes up often in car accident cases.
It was common knowledge that last Thanksgiving was one of the busiest travel days on record. At least according to the American Automobile Association, or AAA, the trend of busy traveling seasons will continue in to the winter holiday season.
A young girl from St. Petersburg was critically injured and taken to the hospital after getting hit by a car. Authorities say that the person who hit the girl remained at the scene and cooperated with police, who say they are continuing to investigate the accident.
If one believes recent analysis of traffic safety statistics, the country is facing an epidemic of fatal hit and run accidents, and Florida happens to be one of the states hardest hit by it.
Tampa police are investigating a pedestrian accident in which a driver of a passenger car allegedly struck five children who were at a school bus stop, presumably waiting for a ride to their nearby school. The children along the side of the road when the accident happened.
One man died and two others had to be taken to the hospital with serious injuries after a recent accident in Pasco County, which as many of our readers know is about 30 miles north of Tampa and part of the greater metropolitan area.
With all the media attention on it as well as stepped up enforcement efforts, one would think that Tampa, Florida, residents would no better to text and drive or even to try to take a phone call without the proper hands-free technology.
A member of the Florida legislature, who herself lost a twin sister in a fatal car accident, recently made a public appeal to drivers both in Tampa and in the rest of this state. Her request was that Floridians put down their phones when they are driving and instead pay careful attention to the road in front of them. She believes that doing so will save many lives across this state.