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Year: 2021

March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month, a public service effort led by the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) every year. It aims to raise public awareness about brain injuries and their effects on survivors and their caregivers. As personal injury lawyers, Brooks Law Group has seen the devastating…

Florida lawmakers are pressing forward with an effort to repeal the state’s no-fault car insurance system. Short of full repeal, they hope to achieve a major overhaul. Any changes will likely be controversial, given the fact that no-fault insurance is a perennial hot-button issue. Critics say it’s behind the times…

Some car accidents are inevitable. But there are some areas in Tampa where crashes are more likely. A local advocacy group, All For Transportation, recently delved into crash statistics and identified the most problematic intersections. The purpose of the study is to encourage government leaders to make road and highway…

A collision with an 80,000-pound tractor-trailer usually does not end well for other vehicles on the road. Some accidents can be linked to drivers suffering from obstructive sleep apnea, according to new research from the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute. Previous studies have shown that the number of truck drivers experiencing…

Workers’ compensation, also known as workers’ comp, has been around for over 100 years. It’s a big part of workers’ rights and a fundamental principle of unionization. Workers’ comp gives protections to workers who are hurt while on the job, and gives support for unionized workers across the nation.  Today,…

It’s a common question we get from our personal injury clients hurt in a car crash. You are likely to wonder if taxes will consume the settlement you received once your case is resolved. At Brooks Law Group, we know this is an important question. We advise clients to seek…

Just before midnight on New Years’ Eve in Houston, Texas, a sleeping 8-year-old boy was shot in the hand. Less than 20 minutes later, a 24-year-old Houston woman arrived at the hospital after being shot in the stomach. Both were the consequence of unfortunate celebratory gunfire. Even more tragically, the…

Trucking industry representatives embraced recent changes to the hours-of-service regulations, which mandate how long drivers can stay on the roads before resting. While the changes will likely save money on operating costs, they could also have a less desirable side effect: More truck drivers will be behind the wheel with…

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