Category : Safety Tips

  • 12 Nov 2020

    Carbon Monoxide Deaths: Are Keyless Ignitions to Blame?

    Posted By Darrigo & Diaz

    Cars with keyless ignitions have a dangerous downside that has killed dozens of people Cars with keyless ignitions have a dangerous downside. Sometimes, drivers don’t realize their cars are still on after parking, which can lead to carbon monoxide filling their garages and homes. According to a New York Times report, dozens of people have died or
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  • 12 Aug 2020

    Back to school and COVID-19: Tips to keep your family safe

    Posted By Darrigo & Diaz

      How to prepare your family for the reopening of Tampa Bay schools Get ready to pack your back-to-school pencils, binders and … hand sanitizer? For the last six months (and counting), parents have been navigating guidelines and safety measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. Now, with Tampa Bay schools preparing to start
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  • 16 Jun 2020

    Drownings increase across Tampa Bay during Coronavirus: what the CDC wants you to know heading into the busy summer season

    Posted By Darrigo & Diaz

    Swimming safety tips to keep you and your family safe and healthy this summer Summer has arrived, and for many of us who live in Tampa Bay, this means more time at the beach and pool. Yet, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released new swimming safety guidelines to help keep
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  • 21 Jan 2020

    Top 3 Reasons to Install a Dashcam in Your Car

    Posted By Darrigo & Diaz

    Using your smartphone as a dashcam can provide valuable evidence to help protect you These days car accidents happen far too frequently. Each year, there are 6 million car accidents in the United States, equating to over $230.6 billion in damages.1 Knowing these statistics, it’s important to protect yourself and those around you. Enter dashcams.
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  • 07 May 2019

    Tampa’s electric scooter invasion offers a glimpse of the dangers to come

    Posted By Darrigo & Diaz

    There’s an old urban legend, that in 1895, the first two automobiles arrived in an Ohio town, promptly drove down Main Street, and crashed into each other. The new transportation technology was poorly understood and unregulated and, not surprisingly, resulted in disaster. True or not, that story is analogous to what’s currently happening in Tampa
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  • 18 Apr 2019

    Wake-Up Call: Six Shocking Road Rage Statistics You Didn’t Know

    Posted By Darrigo & Diaz

    Here are six shocking road rage statistics that will probably surprise you. 53% of drivers consider speeding normal Especially at rush hour, over half of all drivers consider driving 10 mph over the speed limit to be perfectly normal. 50% of drivers become aggressors Half of drivers admit to resorting to horn-honking, light-flashing, rude gestures,
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  • 07 Jan 2019

    Five Biggest Social Media Mistakes Personal Injury Clients Make!

    Posted By Darrigo & Diaz

    Posted by Darrigo & Diaz Today, social media is just a part of everyday life. We wake up and check various channels for the latest news, local updates, and personal content from our friends, family, and work colleagues. Throughout the day, we monitor trending topics and post our own thoughts and photos. At the end
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  • 10 Sep 2018

    Pedestrian accidents on the rise in Tampa

    Posted By Darrigo & Diaz

    Last month, a Tampa man was walking on the sidewalk of East Hillsborough Avenue around 11 PM, when he stepped onto the road and was hit by a car. The man died at a local hospital. The crash was not a hit-an-run and everyone involve stayed at the scene and cooperated with police. This tragic pedestrian
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  • 27 Apr 2018

    My Uber Got into a Wreck. Can I Sue?

    Posted By Darrigo & Diaz

    Did you know that if you’re in a car accident while riding in a Lyft or Uber vehicle, you will most likely be unable to sue the mega ride-share companies? Drivers of Lyft and Uber are independent contractors—not employees. This means that the ride-share companies can completely deny any liability for car accidents involving vehicles
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  • 25 Jul 2016

    What Do I Do If I Have a Sinkhole on My Property?

    Posted By Darrigo & Diaz

    Sinkholes are unfortunately not uncommon in Florida, and can cause serious property damage and personal injury. If you have noticed cracks in the foundation, walls, or ceiling of your home, or have found unusual depressions or holes in the ground around your property, it is important to have your property tested to determine if the damage
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  • 20 Jan 2016

    Safety Tips: 3 Dangerous Shoe Types that Increase Your Chance of Falling

    Posted By Darrigo & Diaz

    Our firm has handled numerous slip and fall accident cases in our years of practice, and have seen firsthand how painful and frustrating it can be to recover from a preventable injury. Many of these accidents are caused by factors outside of the victim’s control, usually involving some degree of negligence from a property owner. In the
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  • 30 Nov 2015

    Cyber Monday Security Tips

    Posted By Darrigo & Diaz

    With more than 900 retailers offering deals this Cyber Monday, security might not be of the highest important, but in fact, it should be your number one priority when buying things online. Here are some security tips to protect yourself from fraudsters. Watch how you shop online Be especially careful of any unexpected pop-ups while
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  • 30 Oct 2015

    Halloween Safety Tips

    Posted By Darrigo & Diaz

    Safe Walk Put electronic devices down and keep heads up while walking. Cross the street at corners, use traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing
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  • 08 Oct 2015

    How bad is traffic in the Tampa Bay area?

    Posted By Darrigo & Diaz

    According to a recent study (April 2015) by GPS manufacturer Tom Tom, Tampa landed at No. 21 out of 63 on a list ranking the most congested areas for traffic in the Americas. The study factored in congestion levels, or the percentage of commuters experiencing traffic congestion and the length of time, for 180 largest
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