Clip this article and keep it in your glove-box. The advice here may seem obvious, and you probably know all of it already, but in the heat of the moment following an accident, even the best of us may forget. 1. Check yourself and your passengers for injuries. If you have even the slightest doubt about how badly someone is hurt, call an ambulance. 2. Get to safety. Move your car out of the way of traffic if you can. Turn off the engine, put the car in park, and turn on your hazard lights. 3. Call 911. Even if […]
On September 13, 2018, over 40 people attended the Palm City Chamber’s first lunch and learn where attorney Gene Zweben discussed how to avoid being sued for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act.
What are “Non-Economic Damages” Worth? When it comes to damages in a lawsuit, maybe they should be called objective vs. subjective – or quantitative vs. qualitative – but the legal terms of art are economic and non-economic. Economic damages are purely financial. They are documented by medical bills, paychecks, damage/repair estimates, and invoices for professional and paraprofessional services. As a result, economic damages are fairly simple to prove. Non-economic damages are colloquially known as pain and suffering. They include emotional distress, mental anguish, depression, and loss of capacity for enjoyment of life. All of these are more difficult to measure […]
When you drive on roads like U.S I as much as most of us do, you need to master the art of the U-Turn. We all know how dangerous it can be, but it turns out it’s also not as simple as a lot of us thought it was. There’s a law. (There’s always a law.) However, as in many cases, there are exceptions to the law. In this case, the law is Florida Statute 316.1515, and it says: “The driver of any vehicle shall not turn the vehicle so as to proceed in the opposite direction upon any street […]
In today’s world, where everything seems to be available on the Internet, it can be tempting to go “DIY” when it comes to legal matters. But Abraham Lincoln was right when he said, “He who represents himself has a fool for a client.” And there is good evidence to prove his point. Martindale-Nolo Research, a joint venture by two of the world’s most respected legal brands, recently surveyed readers who’d gone through the personal injury claims process, and reached some illuminating conclusions. (Martindale-Hubbell is the 140-year-old publisher that is the “gold standard” for rating attorneys and law firms. Established in […]