Category : Safety Tips

  • 01 Jul 2024

    5 new Florida laws that go into effect July 1, 2024

    Posted By Darrigo & Diaz

    On July 1, 2024, more than 150 new Florida laws will go into effect. Here are the new bills that will directly impact Florida drivers. Each year, the Florida Legislature convenes to propose, debate, and pass new bills and laws that address various aspects of life in the state. This legislative process involves both the
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  • 03 Jun 2024

    Scooting Hazards: Deadly scooter accidents in Central Florida are spiking major concern

    Posted By Darrigo & Diaz

    A string of deadly scooter accidents in Central Florida is sparking major concern for residents and policymakers. Last year, the number of scooter accidents in Tampa increased by 13%, with a total of 229 incidents reported. In 2024, that number is expected to rise. E-scooters have become increasingly popular in Tampa. We’ve all seen them
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  • 24 May 2024

    Memorial Day Weekend Safety Tips

    Posted By Darrigo & Diaz

    Welcome to the kickoff of summer! Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of sunny days, barbecues, and beach trips. While it’s a fun holiday weekend and a time to relax, gather with friends and family, and honor the service men and women who have given their all to defend our country, Memorial Day weekend
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  • 29 Dec 2023

    7 tips for a safe and fun New Year’s Eve

    Posted By Darrigo & Diaz

    As we prepare to ring in the new year, it’s important to prioritize safety—especially if you are driving on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, New Year drunk driving deaths exceed those of any other day of the year. On average, drunk driving-related deaths spike 117%
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  • 05 Dec 2023

    10 holiday travel safety tips

    Posted By Darrigo & Diaz

    The holiday season is here! And for many of us, this means long road trips to visit family and friends. According to the Deloitte Holiday Travel Survey, 42 percent of Americans plan to travel between Thanksgiving and mid-January, taking an average of two trips. Whether you’re planning a winter getaway or heading home for festivities, a smooth
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  • 26 Oct 2023

    Halloween safety reminders for you and your children

    Posted By Darrigo & Diaz

    Throughout Tampa Bay, families are gearing up for a spooktacular Halloween weekend and night. However, amidst the fun and festivities, it’s essential to prioritize safety. Whether you’re a parent accompanying your children, a teenager going out with friends, or someone hosting a Halloween party, this blog will provide you with valuable tips to ensure a
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  • 06 Oct 2023

    Kia and Hyundai issue recall for over 3 million vehicles due to fire hazards

    Posted By Darrigo & Diaz

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) took decisive action on September 27, 2023, by issuing a recall for more than 3.4 million vehicles. Kia and Hyundai issue recall: Among these, over 1.7 million are Kia vehicles, and approximately 1.6 million are Hyundai vehicles, all facing a concerning fire hazard. Owners of these recalled vehicles
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  • 08 Aug 2023

    Back to School Safety Checklist for Tampa

    Posted By Darrigo & Diaz

    August is Back to School Safety Month. Here are transportation safety tipes for Back to School Tampa. With the new school year fast approaching in Hillsborough County, now is the perfect time to review safety tips with your children. For many, getting to and from school involves some form of transportation, whether it’s a school
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  • 15 Jun 2023

    Drowning is the leading causes of death in young children in Hillsborough County. Here’s how to prevent it.

    Posted By Darrigo & Diaz

    Did you know that it only takes 30 seconds for a 30-pound child to drown? In Hillsborough County, drowning is the number one cause of unintentional injury-related death in children between the ages of 1 and 4. Child drownings happen quickly and quietly. And, two-thirds of all child drownings occur between May and August. With
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  • 11 May 2023

    5 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safe on Social Media

    Posted By Darrigo & Diaz

    – Keeping your children and teens safe is hard enough in the physical world, let alone the cyberworld of social media. But you don’t have to stand by and hope for the best—you can take action to help keep them safe online. Here are five social media safety tips for kids and parents. Social media
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  • 12 Oct 2022

    How to add emergency medical information to your phone’s lock screen

    Posted By Darrigo & Diaz

    _ What would happen if you suffer a fall, are in an auto accident, or experience a medical emergency that leaves you unable to communicate with first responders? Your phone could be your lifeline. Most smartphones have a feature that enable first responders to access your critical medical information even if your phone is locked.
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  • 18 Aug 2022

    3 Lightning Safety Tips Most Tampa Bay Residents Don’t Know

    Posted By Darrigo & Diaz

    Tampa is the lightning capitol of the world. Learning these three lesser-known tips could help keep you safe as summer storms roll-in. The Tampa Bay peninsula receives more lightning strikes than anywhere in the United States, which has earned Tampa the reputation of “The Lightning Capital of the World.” In fact, the word Tampa is
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  • 26 Apr 2022

    Tampa officials warn of Apple AirTags stalking dangers

    Posted By Darrigo & Diaz

    Dozens of reports emerge of Apple AirTags being used to track and stalk people in Pasco, Polk and Hillsborough Counties Last year, Apple launched their new AirTags, small, quarter-sized devices that attach to keys, wallets, purses, and other often misplaced items to track where you last left them straight from your iPhone. However, in recent
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  • 24 Feb 2022

    5 Things You Need to Do If You Are Being Followed

    Posted By Darrigo & Diaz

      There is nothing more terrifying than realizing someone is following you. If you’re driving and believe you are being followed, here are the 5 important things you need to know to get away safely. How do you know if someone is following you? Have you ever had the feeling that someone is following you?
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  • 04 Nov 2021

    Daylight Saving Time Increases Risk of Car Accidents in Tampa

    Posted By Darrigo & Diaz

    In the week after Daylight Saving Time, Tampa drivers must remain alert as roads become more dangerous Daylight Saving Time ends this Sunday, November 7, which means we get to enjoy an extra hour of sleep. But before you get too excited about a little extra snooze time, you should know that Daylight Saving Time
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  • 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 the
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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. Especially at rush hour, over half of all drivers consider driving 10 mph over the speed limit to be perfectly normal. Half of drivers admit to resorting to horn-honking, light-flashing, rude gestures, shouting, and aggressive driving after another driver has done it to
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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 Trick or Treat With an Adult Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe Drive Extra Carefully In the unfortunate event of an accident, call our office for a free consultation 813-877-5548. We will be honored to represent you and handle your claim, so you can focus on getting medical attention and feeling better. We have over
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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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