It’s always a good idea to ask friends for recommendations and check out the obvious websites. But to help you decide who to hire, ask these questions. Has the attorney ever represented the other party in your case? All good firms strive to avoid conflicts of interest and have a process for checking, but asking this question up front can save time and effort for both of you. Is the initial consultation free? This meeting is essentially a job interview, and as the prospective employer you should not be charged for it. On the other hand, don’t expect a full […]
As a triathlete, I’m an ardent advocate of bicycling. It’s good for your health, good for the environment, and tons of fun but there are risks. The good news is that those risks have been mitigated in recent years for younger riders, as more of them are wearing helmets and taking other precautions. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, deaths among bicyclists younger than 20 have declined 88 percent since 1975. The bad news is that deaths among bicyclists 20 and older have nearly tripled. In 2014, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles, […]
High school students in Utah can experience the courtroom through the eyes of a sitting judge. California eighth-graders will travel to Yosemite Falls to hear presentations from Federal officials. Essay contest winners in New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts will receive cash or scholarship awards. All this activity — and more — heralds Law Day 2016, a day which has been celebrated since 1958 to commemorate the Rule of Law. It began in 1957, when Charles Rhyne, the American Bar Association’s president, proposed the idea to President Dwight Eisenhower. An ardent patriot, Rhyne chose May 1st because that was the day […]
Most people involved in auto accidents believe they have full insurance coverage, but all too often we find that they do not. All that Florida law actually requires a driver to have is personal injury protection (PIP) which pays for your medical bills if you are injured in an accident, and property damage coverage, which pays for damage to the other person’s vehicle or property if you are at fault. Truly full coverage includes what is called uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage (UM), along with several other items. But UM is additional coverage that you must purchase for an additional […]
For the second year, Gene Zweben of Zweben Law Group stepped up to the challenge of organizing a bike drive for the United Way of Martin County’s White Dove project. The bike drive kicked off with a party at Crush Wine Bar co-sponsored by the Junior League of Martin County.