Move Over! Florida Senate Approves the Left Lane Passing Bill

If you surveyed drivers in Tampa Bay about their biggest pet peeves about the area, we know one of the top answers would be: THE TRAFFIC!  In recent years, traffic in and around Tampa and Central Florida has only continued to get worse. Due to the influx of new business, people moving to the area,…

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…

Looking Out for Our Fellow Motorcyclists: A Friendly Reminder to Florida Riders about Lane Splitting

If you live in Tampa Bay, you probably hate traffic as much as we do. The delays, the stress, and burning your fuel or battery needlessly are frustrating, to say the least. For local motorcyclists though, traffic is especially annoying. That’s why “lane splitting” is becoming an issue on Hillsborough County’s congested highways and city…

Can I DIY My Case? 3 Reasons You Should Always Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer

Have you ever wondered if you could just “DIY” your case, instead of hiring a personal injury lawyer, to save some cash? After all, injuries happen all the time in places of business around Tampa Bay. Some of the most common scenarios include: Slipping on a wet floor due to mopping or rainy weather. Falling…

What If Your Florida Vacation Goes Wrong? Helpful Advice for Victims of Out-of-Town Car Accidents

Are you gearing up for your Florida vacation now that schools are back in session? Many individuals without children choose to travel after the summer rush. Local attractions like Disney, Universal Studios, Cocoa Beach, Tampa’s Busch Gardens, and others are less crowded during the new few weeks as families are settling into a new school routine….

Do I Have to File A Lawsuit To Get A Personal Injury Claim?

Were you injured in a car accident, at work, or because of someone else’s negligence? No matter what caused your personal injury, you deserve justice. People commonly assume (mistakenly) that  getting help after an accident or injury requires a lawsuit. This deters many victims from pursuing the compensation they need. So, is it actually necessary to…

How Long Can I File a Claim After My Car Accident?

A car accident leaves drivers and passengers traumatized, especially if the accident caused injuries or fatalities. Because of the subsequent shock, many victims delay filing a claim for their damages and injuries because they are coping with recovery. Unfortunately, the moment your accident occurs it begins the countdown on the statute of limitations of your…

Brooks Law Group is A People-First Practice

Brooks Law Group advocates for building people-first cultures in our local businesses and communities. Our passion for people drives our Annual Turkey Giveaway. More recently, it sparked our hosting a free ASL class in our Winter Haven office. We believe EVERY voice, every person, matters, and we carry that belief into the very core of how…

Do you Pay Taxes on Legal Settlements? What You Need to Know

“Do I have to pay taxes on legal settlements?” “Will my legal settlement affect my tax return?” “Is a legal settlement tax exempt or tax deductible?” At Brooks Law Group, we hear the same questions repeatedly from clients who have won their cases. We know these are important questions, and they are especially pertinent at…

¡Notable victoria en juicio para un cliente de habla hispana con Brooks Law Group!

¡Estamos encantados de anunciar una notable victoria en el juicio de nuestros clientes, gracias al arduo trabajo y la dedicación de una de las abogadas litigantes de Brooks Law Group, Amy Smith! Uno de los problemas en este juicio involucró la barrera del idioma de un cliente de habla hispana. Las barreras del idioma pueden…