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What are the Leading Causes of Car Accidents in the Tampa Area?

While there are a wide variety of factors that can play a role in an accident, there are a few leading causes of car accidents that are responsible for serious injuries time and time again. Below we examine some facts and statistics about three of the leading causes of car accidents: distracted driving, drunk driving […]

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Will the New Car Seat Law Help Reduce Child Injuries Caused by Car Accidents in Tampa?

There is a new recommendation from National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration concerning child car seats that safety experts hope will reduce child injuries throughout the country. Let’s take a look at the car seat rules and how they may help reduce child injuries caused by car accidents here in Tampa. What is the problem […]

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Understanding Compensatory and Punitive Damages in Tampa Personal Injury Claims

If your loved one is hurt or killed through someone’s negligence, it’s normal and natural to be extremely angry. However, you should not allow that anger to cloud your judgment when it comes to protecting your rights. Understanding what kinds of compensation may be available for a given injury is an important part of protecting […]

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Record Number of Recalls Issued to Prevent Defective Product Injuries by Faulty Airbags

Airbags Should Save Lives – Not Endanger Them! When you think of the airbag in your car, you are reassured that, in the event of a crash, you will be protected. Indeed, airbags have saved many lives since they first appeared en masse in 1981 Mercedes S-Class automobiles. Between 1991 and 2001, airbags saved an […]

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Study Shows Many Parents Uninformed about Car Seat Safety

Not a trivial problem Any Tampa injury attorney will agree that the best way to secure a vehicle passenger that is a child is with appropriate safety seats. A World Health Organization report entitled “Children and Road Traffic Injury” states that in high income countries, 50 percent of all passenger related traffic deaths are children. […]

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2012 Saw Increase in Traffic Fatalities in US

The National Safety Council has reported that the number of traffic fatalities in the United States increased during 2012. For the last six years, traffic fatality rates have been in decline. However, after measuring the number of traffic accidents from the first six months of 2012, the council found that this period represented a higher […]

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How Improper Tire Pressure Puts Drivers at Risk for Accidents

Properly maintained tires play a crucial rule in road safety that some drivers ignore at their own peril. By regularly checking your vehicle for tire proper pressure, you can help do your part in ensuring that our road’s are as safe as possible. If a vehicle’s tires have uneven tread or inflation, then a vehicle […]

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New Series of Videos Created by Teens Encourages Safe Driving

Teens are helping to create high-impact videos in an attempt to help influence their peers to drive in a safe and responsible manner. The United States Department of Transportation and Bridestone Americas are working together to take these videos and release them as a series. The videos are being submitted as entrance into the 2012 […]

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Research Reveals Dangers of Multitasking with Driving

A recent study from the University of Utah indicates that drivers who use cell phones the most often are particularly inefficient at multitasking. While the study revealed that most individuals believed that they had above-average multitasking abilities, these individuals were the most likely ones to use cell phones or similar devices while driving. This research […]

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Federal Study Reveals Many Drivers Fall Asleep at the Wheel

A new report compiled by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that falling asleep behind the wheel is happening more frequently. Interviews conducted in 19 states with over 140,000 participants showed 4.2 percent of participants stated that in the past month they had fallen asleep behind the wheel at least once. The […]

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