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How to Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning from your Generator during or after a Hurricane in Florida

According to the Centers for Disease Control carbon monoxide kills nearly 400 people annually and accounts for 20,000 visits to the emergency room each year. As Hurricane season impacts Florida annually, many areas are prone to experience power outages, which means more generators will be in use in Florida. Generators are dangerous because they can cause the CO level to rise to unsafe levels in homes. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Duke Energy had to restore power for 1.6 million Florida customers during the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. Assuming that 10% of Florida households use generators, that is approximately...

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What to Do If You Are Attacked by a Dog on Someone’s Property in Florida

Dog bites and attacks are common injuries that can happen at someone’s home, place of business, or even at a public park. There are certain breeds of dogs in Florida that are considered "dangerous." The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) estimates that 1,000 Americans are sent to the emergency room every day for dog inflicted injuries. An insurance company actually does not have to write you a policy if you own a dog that is considered to be a dangerous breed. You would be surprised at what breeds are considered dangerous. One would generally think...

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International Visitors to Florida – What to do if involved in a car accident in a private or rental car?

Rental or Private Car Accident in Florida - CDB Injury Law

When you visit a country for any extended amount of time, at some point, the question must be asked: How will I get around? Here in Florida (especially the Tampa Bay area with limited public transportation options), we have thousands of international visitors each year who decide that they would like to drive themselves around while they stay or vacation here. The current qualifications for a foreign visitor driving in the State of Florida are pretty straight forward: • Have a valid VISA to be in the United States • Be a licensed driver in your home country, with proof of that...

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Tampa Halloween Activities Safety Reminders & Tips

Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Tampa Halloween - CDB Injury Law

Once a year, we accompany our little ones as they dress up in costumes ranging from spooky to silly and roam our neighborhoods to collect delicious sweet treats. Halloween is a time of fun, laughter, and bonding for children and families across the country. But while we desire our kids to experience the joys of Halloween, Trick-or-Treating, and funny costumes, we also care about their safety from reckless drivers that have not prepared themselves for pedestrian-laden streets. Aside from New Year’s Eve, Halloween (October 31) is the most deadly time for pedestrians to be on the road, according to the National...

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Should You Consent to a Breathalyzer Test When Pulled Over in Tampa FL (or Pinellas County)

TO BLOW OR NOT TO BLOW; that is the question. The split decision of consenting to a breathalyzer test when you are pulled over for a potential DUI is a very difficult decision to make and also a very difficult question to answer. This is a decision that each person has to address individually. What's more, it's a decision that people are often confronted with while having inadequate knowledge of the State's Criminal and Administrative Laws to make an informed analysis. According to Florida DMV records there were 33,625 DUI convictions in Florida in 2011. In Hillsborough county alone there was...

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Statistics show Florida drivers to be among the worst

Tampa Auto Accident Attorney - CDB Injury Law

If you live in the Tampa Bay area, or even anywhere in Florida for that matter, you don’t need anyone to tell you about our state's reputation for bad drivers. The numbers on vehicle crashes and traffic fatalities only seem to confirm this stereotype. The Florida DMV shares some additional revealing statistics on car accidents in Tampa and Hillsborough County on the agency’s website. In 2009, for example, most of the 6,778 car accidents that took place in Hillsborough county occurred in Tampa. Alcohol played a role in 480 of those car accidents. The city had third highest number of accidents...

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How to Keep Tampa Kids Safe On and Around School Buses in Florida

It is time in Tampa, Florida where parents and teachers are preparing to send their children back to school. This is also a time to prepare and teach your children about school bus safety. Accidents may sometimes occur with school buses and it is important to know how to be safe. Although school buses are considered the safest mode of transportation for students, In 2015, 2,698 accidents occurred involving school buses in Florida. Accidents can happen when children are boarding or getting off of their school bus. To keep your kids safe around school buses it is important to follow these...

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Who is Responsible If You Are Injured at the Airport in Florida?

According to NBC News United Airlines reached a “amicable settlement” with Dr. David Dao, who is the passenger that was violently dragged off of a flight in April of 2017 after the incident caused a firestorm for the company. While the amount of the settlement remains undisclosed, airport incidents and injuries are becoming more and more common. According to USA Today a Delta flight headed from Seattle to Beijing returned to Seattle International Airport after a passenger assaulted a flight attendant. Airport injuries can involve escalators, vehicle collisions in the parking lots. pedestrians struck by vehicles on the concourse, baggage or...

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What to Do if You are Injured in a Bicycle Accident in Tampa, Florida

Injured in a Bicycle Accident Tampa, Florida? Florida is the most lethal in the nation for bicyclists. In 2014 there were 532 bike crashes in Hillsborough county alone. It is exceedingly important to be aware of what to do if you are injured in a bicycle accident in Tampa, Florida. Florida State University Police Department Chief David Perry said close to 24,000 students ride bikes or are pedestrians in and around campus. Perry said. “It’s nerve-racking to watch a bicyclist ride through an intersection.” Ray Lahood the former US Department of Transportation Secretary told the Tampa Bay Times. ”We think...

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How to Get a Quick Online Evaluation of your Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Cord injuries commonly occur in car accidents or during falls. The symptoms may sometimes occur immediately. But they may also not be noticeable until weeks or months later. Back injury symptoms are commonly delayed because the initial pain starts in the muscle and soft tissue. To receive a free Spinal Cord Injury consultation please fill out our form below. If you or a loved one suffers any injury to the discs in your neck or back contact CDB Injury Law after filling out the consultation to assess your case and refer you to an appropriate health care provider. Fill out my...

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