5 Tips For Staying Safe While Walking or Running 1. Pretend that you are invisible. Assume that the driver does not see you, because they probably do not. Also, make sure that you get out of the driver’s way as fast as possible. I can’t tell you how often I am driving at night and someone runs across the road in front of me- barely visible until the last second. You might think that a car’s headlights will make you visible, but that is not the case. 2. Try to make yourself as visible as possible. Tools such as headlamps, […]
When you first meet with an attorney, there are many questions that they will ask you to see how your case will look. But before you hire an attorney, you want to make sure that they are the right fit for you. There are also questions that you can ask to make sure that your attorney can handle your case the best way possible. Here are the top five questions that we think you should ask an attorney before you hire them. 1. What is your area of specialty? You want to ask this question because you want to make […]
With the COVID-19 pandemic and the stay at home and safer at home orders that are going on in Florida, there are fewer cars on the road, and a lot more people are getting outside and going for runs, walks, and bike rides. However, there are still cars on the road, and there are still accidents happening. If you are a pedestrian or bicyclist and get hit by a car, you still have certain rights. One of those is that your car insurance will pay for the first $10,000 of your medical bills. You can use your PIP Insurance, which […]
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 […]