Whiplash Is a Real and Painful Injury

Do you panic just a little when you stop at a New Port Richey intersection and the car behind you doesn’t slow down? You probably understand that’s how rear-end accidents occur. The collision is usually a simple matter of a driver not paying attention, failing to maintain a safe distance, or failing to stop in…

Who Is Responsible for Your Child’s Birth Injury?

The arrival of a baby usually serves as a time of jubilation for families; however, when a newborn has a birth injury, the rejoicing turns to panic and distress. Some birth injuries occur because of genetics, other natural causes, or reasons that cannot be explained. Unfortunately, many birth injuries result from things that occur during…

FAQs for Passengers in a Taxi Accident

Florida’s warm climate and sunny weather draw tourists and convention-goers throughout the year, creating ample business opportunities for taxi companies and drivers in New Port Richey, the Greater Tampa area, and across the state. In addition to visitors, residents also use taxi companies when they don’t want to worry about driving in the city or…

What Does the Law Consider a Hit-and-Run?

Being involved in a car crash is devastating enough. Even if you aren’t injured, you’re probably shaken up and wondering how to proceed. Is your vehicle damaged? Should you to go to the hospital even if you don’t think you’re seriously hurt? Worse, however, is the moment when you look up and realize that the…

What to Do If Your Child Is in a Bike Accident Involving a Motor Vehicle

As a parent, you want to encourage your child to ride a bike. It provides a great physical activity that gets your child outside and enjoying the sunshine. Unfortunately, bike riding—especially bike riding in the street—is not without its hazards. In Pasco County, where New Port Richey is located, 434 bike accidents took place during…

Chiropractic Malpractice: When Treatments Harm Instead of Help

Chiropractic treatment is increasingly common, and many people have either visited a chiropractor, or know friends, family, or coworkers who have. The popularity of this alternative medical practice brings with it some important questions—such as what happens if the chiropractic treatments cause medical harm? Can chiropractors commit malpractice? The answer to both of these questions…

More Information About Opioid Lawsuits

Doctors may prescribe opioids to treat the chronic pain that often accompanies long-term illness or disability, or for acute pain from broken bones, burns, cuts, and surgeries. While these medications address pain, they are also highly addictive. Patients who become addicted run the risk of dangerous misuse, overdose, and with increasing frequency, death (a fate…

Near-drowning Accidents and Anoxic Brain Injuries

Drowning is the second leading cause of death among children younger than 14. Florida children are at elevated risks, leading the nation in drowning deaths of children four and younger. Pasco County emergency personnel have received at least a dozen drowning calls involving children as of April 2018. A person who survives near-drowning may nonetheless…

What to Do Following a Bicycle Accident

If you ride your bike on a regular basis, chances are, you’ve had some close calls already—and if you haven’t been involved in an accident yet, you want to be prepared for how to handle it when you do have a more serious accident. If you’ve been involved in a bicycle accident, make sure you…

Antipsychotic Drugs and Suicide: Who Is Responsible?

Question: My daughter was put on an antipsychotic drug that may have caused her to commit suicide. Can I sue the doctor? The drug manufacturer?  The answer to this is complicated. Drug companies and others—including doctors—have been found liable for the effects of prescribed medications. The liability may even be shared between multiple entities. Here…