As another languid summer in Tampa Bay draws to a close and children prepare to return to school next week, drivers should prepare to be particularly careful on the roads during the early morning and afternoon commutes. In recent years, there have been far too many incidents of motorists striking children walking along high-traffic roads in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, among others, on their way to school or the bus stop.
A San Francisco company remains under investigation for the deaths of five women who suffered fatal burn injuries last week as they were trapped in a burning limousine.
Stand up paddleboarding (affectionately termed “SUP” by those in the know) is the latest water activity to take the beaches, lakes, and other waterways by storm throughout the country. SUP is particularly popular in Florida, where locals and tourists are able to enjoy the sport year-round. Unfortunately, this popular new sport has been marred by injuries and even a recent death. With the following tips in mind—along with a little practice—your stand up paddleboarding experience should be exhilarating, enjoyable, and free of accidents or injuries.
If the insurance company does not offer to settle for a reasonable amount, the attorney for the injured party may initiate a lawsuit. However, insurance companies are required by Florida law to attempt to settle injury claims in good faith.