St. Petersburg 4th Street Bridge is FINALLY Open! Will We See Fewer Car Accidents in Tampa Bay?

Everyone in Tampa Bay dreads the traffic that comes along with the Interstate 275 interchanges. If you’ve been anywhere near 4th Street in St. Petersburg, you know construction has been ongoing for the last two years and car accidents are a frequent occurrence. We’re excited to announce, the 4th Street Bridge is FINALLY open.  Starting…

Don’t Wait: The Importance of Medical Attention After Your Accident

According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, car accidents are one of the leading causes of injuries in the United States, challenged only by poisoning and falls. That means all of us have likely been impacted, either directly or indirectly, by a vehicle collision at some point in our lives. Being prepared and knowing what to do immediately following an…

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…

America’s Deadliest Highway Runs Right Into Tampa Bay – Big Changes on Interstate 4

If you’ve lived in Central Florida for any length of time, chances are you’ve driven on Interstate 4. I-4 is a major thoroughfare of the Sunshine State, spanning 132 miles from Daytona Beach to the Interstate 275 interchange in Tampa. The highway runs right through the heart of Orlando, making it a huge part of…

Winter Haven Teen Killed in Collision with SUV: Reminder for Drivers About Overcorrecting Behind The Wheel

Tuesday brought the news of a tragedy to Auburndale High School. Winter Haven first responders received a call early on January 23 that a pedestrian had been hit near 34th St. and Avenue S NW. They pronounced the victim, 15-year old Yeriel Gonzalez, dead at the scene. He was struck while driving his electric scooter…

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…

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…

Last Minute Christmas Shopping in Winter Haven? Be Ready!

Christmas is just one week away, and the stores in Winter Haven are bustling more than ever! This week will be busy with shoppers trying to find last-minute gifts, grabbing what they need for their holiday parties, and stocking up on stocking stuffers before the big day. In all of the hustle, accidents can, and frequently do,…