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Sea Fog Dangers – Legal Requirements for Drivers

Public Service Announcement - When warm, moist air flows across cool coastal Gulf waters, the result can be dense sea fog that blankets the land near the coast. Fog can be deadly because it reduces visibility and puts a film of condensation on the roads, which...

Carbon Monoxide Kills – Get a Detector

This year for Christmas, give your loved ones the gift of safety - a carbon monoxide detector. Carbon monoxide is scentless, colorless, and tasteless, but it's extremely deadly. Carbon monoxide is created any time you burn a fuel, like gasoline, natural gas, wood,...

Palm Harbor US 19 Fatality

December 10, 2016 - Jason Miller was killed in in a head-on crash that occurred on US 19. A vehicle driven by Terrell Salerno reportedly crossed the median into the path of Miller's vehicle. Florida Statute 316.081 states that “a vehicle shall be driven upon the right...

Margie’s Second ABC Appearance

Here's a link to Margie's appearance on ABC's The Morning Blend talking about how Swope Law helps women maneuver through the insurance claims process after being injured in an accident. Women and men are very different, both physically and emotionally. Did you know...

Takata airbag recall significantly expanded

The Takata airbag recall has been significantly expanded. We encourage you to go to vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin to see if your vehicle is subject to the recall, particularly if you own an Acura, Audi, BMW, Chevy, Chrysler, Sprinter, Dodge/Ram, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Honda,...

Margie’s ABC Appearance

Margie was recently interviewed by the host of the Morning Blend on ABC Tampa Bay. She discusses why she focuses on representing women who have been injured and how women's injuries are different. Here's the link: http://www.abcactionnews.com/morning-blend/swope-law

Insurance Companies Still Fleecing Floridians

A few years ago, insurance companies convinced some of our Florida legislators to amend the "no fault" (or PIP) insurance regulations to limit an injured person's medical bills to $2,500 unless a doctor determined that the person suffered from an emergency medical...

Pinellas Park Motorcycle Fatality

April 29, 2016 - Mark Riendeau was killed when his motorcycle crashed into a truck driven by Russell Kirchoff at the intersection of 66th Street and 94th Avenue North. Riendeau was reportedly southbound on 66th Street on his motorcycle when Kirchoff attempted to make...

Approaching Crosswalks – To Stop or Not to Stop

After the accident on April 22, 2016 in which 15 year old Jacob Giner was struck as a pedestrian while in a marked crosswalk on Alternate 19 in Palm Harbor, we received several inquiries about the legal requirements for drivers approaching a crosswalk. Here's what the...