Author: Stephen K. Brooks

Courtney Campbell Causeway Crash: The Importance of Hiring an Experienced Injury Lawyer After an Accident

Two weeks ago, on May 20, another accident made the news on the Courtney Campbell Causeway. A sedan, pickup truck, and motorcycle were all involved in the 3-vehicle crash, leaving four people hospitalized. Unfortunately, accidents like this occur in and around Tampa Bay every day. In multi-vehicle crashes like this one though, the case for…

Summer Vacation Rideshare How-To: Tips for Using a Rideshare Service in Tampa

Summer always increases interest in rideshare services in Tampa Bay. Vacationers will be busy scheduling rides for trips to and from the TIA, Busch Gardens, the Florida Aquarium, and other local attractions. For some people though, using a rideshare service is a new concept. Are you a first-timer heading to Florida this summer? That’s ok!…

We’re Continuing to Fight for Camp Lejeune Victims (and Their Families) in Tampa Bay

Spring brings the promise of life and renewal, and is a favorite season of many for this reason. With longer days, more time in the fresh air, gardens blooming and a new season ahead, April often feels like a fresh start. Sadly, for many of our country’s veterans, a new season simply means continued suffering,…

Gone Too Soon: Losing Young People on Our Local Roads Has to Stop

If you knew something was taking the lives of young people, you would do something to stop it. No one wants to see our children or teens taken from their families and friends. Yet, this is happening on our local roads on an almost monthly basis. The Tampa Bay area has been rife with traffic-related…

Up Front Information about Rear-End Collisions

Not all car accidents are created equal. A fender-bender for example, rarely involves serious injuries or involvement from injury attorneys. Pedestrian collisions on the other hand often involve lawyers and result in severe injuries, and occasionally, fatalities. One type of accident that varies widely in its outcomes though is a rear-end collision. According to the…

The Life and Legacy of Dr. J. Culpepper Brooks (1876-1952)

What is a legacy? According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, one definition of legacy is: “Something transmitted or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past.” At Brooks Law Group, our core values, ethical practices, and commitment to serving our community are part of our legacy, and it began with Dr. J. Culpepper Brooks. Dr. Brooks…

Severe Weather Across Tampa Bay Affects Traffic and Roadways: Tips for Driving in A Storm

This week’s band of severe weather slammed into Tampa Bay with a vengeance. On Tuesday, high winds, heavy rains, and coastal flooding hit large areas of Florida, causing varying degrees of damage across the state. Locally, we experienced tornado touchdowns in both Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. An EF-1 tornado touched down in the Eagles subdivision and weather…

Should I Work with A Lawyer After My Bicycle Accident? Yes, and Here’s Why

Have you been injured in a bicycle accident involving another motorist? Were you hurt while cycling (with permission) on someone’s property due to their negligence? Unfortunately, these are common scenarios often seen here in Tampa Bay. Just last month a 15-year-old bicyclist in Hudson was killed on his way to school when he was struck…

Traumatic Brain Injuries Are a Serious Risk to Older Drivers: Here’s What Families Need to Know

The season is changing, cooler weather is coming, and all of Florida’s winter residents are headed into town. That means more accidents are likely in Central Florida. As people age, chances of involvement in a car accident increase dramatically. In this age bracket, injuries are probable, and also more serious. Car crashes can lead to…

Truck Accident FAQ: Answers from Tampa’s Experienced Attorneys at Brooks Law Group

The holiday season means shopping, and in Tampa Bay, that means lots of trucks on our local highways. Keeping up with the demand of stores keeps hundreds of truckers on Florida’s roads throughout December and beyond. Unfortunately, that increases the likelihood of trucking accidents. As one of Tampa’s leading truck accident law firms, our team…