Most people that live in Sarasota and Florida’s suncoast know someone that has a pool in their backyard. These concrete ponds are great for beating the heat on hot summer days. Homeowners enjoy swimming in the refreshing waters and washing their cares away. They also like laying out near the units and tanning. Those with pools sometimes keep them all to themselves. On other occasions, Floridians host parties to share them with friends and neighbors. 

There is nothing wrong with either choice. Regardless of what owners do with their pools, they should take precautions to ensure kids don’t drown or…
Bradenton Florida –  FHP reported two people were seriously injured after a semi-truck crash involving 4 vehicles on State Road 64 in Bradenton near Lake Manatee. The truck accident took place early Monday morning as  a 59-year old man from Williston Florida was driving a semi-tractor-trailer eastbound on east on State Road-64, west of Dam Road near Lake Manatee. At the same time, 3 vehicles were approaching the tractor-trailer heading westbound in the other lane of State Road 64. A car driven by a 22-year-old woman from Avon Park with a 21-year-old male passenger from Wauchula Florida, immediately followed by…
People can choose to get around Sarasota in a variety of ways. Some elect to drive cars, motorcycles, SUVs, or trucks, while others like to have folks drive them around. Hence, they schedule Uber pickups, hail cabs, or ride the bus. There are also those who prefer to travel by bicycle. They cycle from here to there and everywhere. Last but certainly not least, some Floridians use their own two feet to walk from place to place in Sarasota. Speaking of pedestrians, that is what we are focusing on today. There is nothing wrong with walking. It is a great…
Our pets mean everything to us and they deserve the same protections as we do. Making sure that our insurance policies cover our pets is just as important as our human passengers. It is impossible to predict when an unforeseen accident can severely injure your pet. Fractures and ligament fixes in dogs can cost somewhere between $3,000 and $7,000 in the state of Florida, which does not include x-rays, anesthesia, and physical therapy as follow-up care such as physical therapy. Here is what you can do if your pet is injured in an auto accident. Pets Are Your Personal Property…
When you’ve been in a car accident in Sarasota, there is a lot you will have to prove. You will have to prove that there was an accident. You will have to prove liability and fault. Then you will have to prove that not only do you have injuries, those injuries are a direct result of the accident. Finally, you will have to prove the cost of the injuries and the damage they have caused in your life. This means you will have to gather a lot of evidence to prove your claim. One excellent piece of evidence in car…
Sometimes we are all clumsy and we simply trip over our own feet and fall. However, sometimes when we slip or trip and fall, it is not our fault. It is because the owner of the property did not meet their legal obligations. If you’ve had a slip and fall recently in Florida and are curious if you have a personal injury claim, here’s what you need to know about premises liability and fault under Florida state law. What Is Premises Liability? Premises liability is a legal term for the duty a property owner has to visitors. Premises liability states…
Pain and suffering is a legal term used to describe the specific hardships of physical pain and emotional suffering. In the state of Florida, pain and suffering is a concept that is applied in personal injury law. Though these are intangible things that are challenging to quantify, they do have a financial value in a personal injury claim. However, because they are not straightforward costs like medical bills or lost wages that can be easily tallied, courts use complicated formulas to determine their value. Which formula they use depends on the details of your case. Here is how the value…
LAKEWOOD RANCH FL – FHP announced four people were injured after being involved in a car accident that took place Thursday afternoon on University Parkway at Lakewood Ranch Boulevard. The crash happened as a 77-year-old man from Palmetto was driving a sedan westbound in the left turn lane of University Parkway at the intersection with Lakewood Ranch Boulevard during a red turn arrow light. As the car was approaching the stoplight, a 40-year-old man from Sarasota was driving a pickup truck towing a trailer with a 37-year-old male passenger from Bradenton Florida, and another male passenger of un-stated age heading…
One of the most challenging things in accident injury law is hidden injuries. Hidden injuries are injuries that don’t show symptoms immediately following an accident. In fact, many of these injuries may not show signs or symptoms for days, weeks, and even months after the accident. Florida law places a strong onus on the accident injury victim to prove a connection between their injuries and the accident. This becomes very challenging when you seek medical attention for these injuries well after the accident. Getting The Care You Need This is one of the primary reasons why it is crucial to…
Filing a claim when you are injured on the job is a headache. However, it’s even worse after a work-related auto accident. Not only will you have to fight for your right to prove your claim, you may not even know where to file your claim. Is a work-related auto accident covered by Florida worker compensation insurance or is it covered by your employer’s auto insurance? Here is how to know where to file your on-the-job auto accident claim. Where To File Your Claim The answer is you will probably file for both. The workers compensation claim is the primary…