As auto accident lawyers, we’ve heard a lot of reasons for why a person has a car accident. Time and time again, stress comes up (especially during the COVID-19 Epidemic). Apply these useful tips to help you avoid a car accident during this epidemic and its aftermath. Whether it’s personal or professional, stress can manifest as an inability to focus, or to become easily distracted. When you come across traffic jams, bad weather, or terrible drivers, times when you need your focus the most, that distraction can prove dangerous and expensive. And of course, what greater personal stressors are there than a global pandemic and precarious economy?
Most people are
back on the roads. Therefore, please do your
best to avoid the hassle of car accident claims by taking a proactive approach
to your stress. Healthy habits, like drinking lots of water, exercising, and
getting plenty of sleep are all great ways to help your body manage cortisol
levels. But here are a few immediate tips you can use while driving to help
Pick Your Music Carefully
beat-heavy music or loud bangers, opt for instrumental or classical music that
can help you stay relaxed.
Stay In the Same Lane
Changing lanes is
overrated. Is that 15 seconds of time you’re going to save really that
important? Leave for your destination with plenty of time, so you don’t find
yourself rushing. Taking a few extra minutes to get where you’re going can mean
avoiding a serious car accident.
Open the Windows
when we’re all staying inside a bit more than usual, fresh air is incredibly
important. A few deep breaths of some cool breezes will help your brain refocus
with some much needed oxygen.
Be Careful and Stay Safe! Don’t become a victim of the aftermath of Covid-19.
Looking for a car accident lawyer in St. Petersburg? Call the Coleman Law Group today to speak with one of our experienced accident and injury lawyers for a free case evaluation. Don’t navigate an auto accident claim on your own. Work with a firm who will work hard to get you the claim settlement you deserve.
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Coronavirus: Critical Resources in St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay, FL
Together, we can win this case.
With coronavirus on the docket, it’s imperative that we as a Tampa Bay community come together – even as we stay six feet apart. In this age of smartphones, social isolation is a more connected experience than it would have been just fifty years ago. Nurturing our relationships and exuding positivity in the midst of this outbreak is going to keep us all sane.
And that mandate of six feet between us is going to keep us
safe. Please, PLEASE practice social distancing.
If you begin to feel helpless and are not sure where
to turn, reference the list below. The Coleman Law Group has
compiled this valuable group of resources that we believe will help
us all through this pandemic.
Remember: At least our social distancing can include a solo walk down to the Vinoy Basin, with dolphins surfacing in pods. We’ve got this, Tampa Bay.
If there is an outbreak in our community, do not panic. Read and follow these tips for containment and response. Find out information about steps you can take to fight the coronavirus in Tampa Bay.
Where does our state fare in this fight? Stay up-to-date on
the state of the disease progression in the Sunshine
State through the Tampa Bay Times site. That
way, when Governor DeSantis issues updates, you’ll know.
Not sure whether that standard Lysol spray will kill the
coronavirus? Be absolutely sure of your cleaner’s efficacy by referencing
Those who believe they may be sick should follow these recommendations. We supremely hope that if you do have the coronavirus, your case
is extremely mild. The best-case scenario is that no one around you contracts
it and that you are able to finally watch those 14 seasons of Supernatural
you’ve been too busy to stream until now.
Since the virus is believed to mainly transmit from person to
person, stay away from too many people. Hence the ‘groups of 10 or fewer’
advice. Additional advice is in this document.
Need food? This Tampa Bay Times article explains where you can find it. Children who are now out of
school for weeks can still receive breakfast and lunch. It’s
being distributed at select school locations.
One of the largest providers of food to those in need in Tampa Bay have moved to a drive-thru model of fulfillment. Check the Feeding Tampa Bay site to view the day’s schedule.
Tampa residents can access Tampa’s recovery hotline for social recovery and business relief. That number is: 1-833-TPA-INFO. Text TAMPABAYREADY to 888-777 for updated information and valuable info about the coronavirus in Tampa Bay.
Need more government resources and information, Tampa residents? You’ll find them here.
Learn how to apply for unemployment benefits, workers’ compensation, welfare or temporary assistance, and other programs and services that can help if you lose your job at https://www.usa.gov/unemployment.
Delivery schedules are fluid at Tampa Bay Meals on Wheels
currently. To apply to receive meals or to volunteer, visit: https://mowtampa.org/covid-19/.
YOU can be a community resource. Blood donations are expected to be needed now more than in recent memory. Find a location to donate here.
Physical And Mental Health
Take care of your physical health, whether that means going for a
walk or two a day or finding a new favorite workout video. CNBC compiled a
fabulous list of companies that are offering such videos free of charge. Find
Have a smartphone? Download an app such as Headspace to
help manage your stress levels. Consider all this time spent at
home as an opportunity to learn meditation. Even on a small scale, it can
lower blood pressure and help you find a calm ‘center.’
Need more exercise options? Get creative with these tips.
Consider Facetime or Skype to stay in touch with relatives. Those who are most vulnerable may be feeling exceptionally isolated now. Have an elderly relative? Facetime can lift their spirits – and yours. Don’t let the coronavirus in Tampa Bay disconnect you from your loved ones.
Small children have not seen their schoolmates for a
while. Applications like Messenger Kids lets
them connect in a safe manner (privacy controls abound for caregiver peace of
Establish a routine in this ‘new normal.’ Rising at the same time each day and getting enough sleep can keep you strong and healthy. Using coronavirus as an excuse to stay up late each night can backfire, as this article explains.
Working parents who now must meet deadlines at home while
instructing youngsters: This is a whole new frontier, we know. Through careful
planning and establishing of a schedule, you too can get your work done while
the little ones are learning away.
Spectrum is offering free WiFi for students to be able to work
virtually. Access this perk by calling: 1-844-488-8395 to enroll.
Kids getting burned out from all the virtual learning? Remember
that children need to move. Institute a physical education requirement for your
‘Coronovirus University.’ Resources to help you plan physical education
workouts appropriate for children are shared here. Consider taking a break and joining in alongside your little
A whole slew of celebrities are chipping in to help supplement
those lessons. Children of all ages can enjoy Josh Gad (the voice of Olaf in
Frozen and Frozen 2) and Amy Adams (of Enchanted fame) reading
various children’s stories aloud. Visit this site, sit back, and enjoy.
Mo Willems, author and illustrator of books such as When
You Give a Pigeon a Cookie, will teach your children how to draw that
famous pigeon. And a certain famous pig. And so much more.
We are always available.
We hope the above list helps us of us get through this time. If you do require counsel regarding an auto accident in Tampa or St. Petersburg, call us at 727-214-0400 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What’s a Florida personal injury attorney’s favorite holiday movie? This isn’t a trick question: The answer is undoubtedly National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. The movie millions of people watch to get into the holiday spirit is basically a case study for personal injury.
Let’s for a moment consider just the personal ramifications of main character Clark Griswold’s risky behavior (tippy ladders used to hang lights, rabid squirrels living in the family Christmas tree). Those are damaging enough. But what about those neighbors he torments – Todd and Margo? The ones we feel just a little bit sorry for? They could build quite a personal injury case.
People Who Are Thankful After an Auto Accident or Tragic Event
In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart.
– Anne Frank
Tis’ the season of thanksgiving and ‘finding silver linings’ – even in the personal injury realm. As auto accident attorneys, it can be difficult to see the proverbial light when our offices fill with stories of pain every single day. But when we look for the positive, it’s not very difficult to find evidence of human goodness.
We believe Anne Frank got it right. Read below as we share evidence that ‘in spite of everything, people are really good at heart,’ and why good can come out of a auto accident or tragic event.
You’re relaxing in the cushy backseat of an Uber when the driver takes your comment I’m in a bit of a hurry literally and runs a red light. What happens when rideshare goes bad? It is essential to understand who is at fault in a rideshare accident and what you can expect if you’re involved in one.
An auto accident sets a long list of inconveniences into motion. There’s repair to the automobile, which can be a headache. Health issues from the accident can make the idea of filing a car accident lawsuit exhausting. Take a deep breath and pick up the phone anyway. Call a reputable auto accident attorney. He or she will be able to counsel you regarding whether proceeding with a car accident lawsuit is a sound idea or just a waste of time. Continue reading →
For a person who has never been in an accident, it can be a stressful event and you may wonder, “Should I call the police?” The answer is always “yes!” It is normal to feel a little uncomfortable about calling the police after a car accident, but it is necessary to document what happened and to make sure information is exchanged. If, for example, the other driver gives you the wrong information or lacks insurance, you need to know right away so that the police can get involved in enforcing your rights.