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July 27, 2020

Slip & Fall Cases

Slip and fall or trip and fall cases are a common kind of injury case. A property owner must make sure their property is reasonably safe for invitees and guests. If there is a dangerous condition on their property that they knew or should have known about, and didn’t disclose it or failed to fix it, they could be responsible if someone gets hurt. You see a lot of slip and fall or trip and fall accidents at stores and restaurants, but it could be at a friend’s house or on public property. Many times there is video surveillance available […]
June 29, 2020

Signing Releases From Insurance Companies After a Car Accident

Signing Releases From Insurance Companies After a Car Accident There is a circumstance that often happens in our office concerning insurance companies. The story goes like this: someone was in an auto accident that was not their fault, they will come to us to represent, we call the insurance company to see how we can go about getting them fair compensation for their injuries. Sometimes when we make that call, we discover that the client has already signed a release form with the insurance company that extinguishes all of their rights against the at-fault party. Do not sign anything if […]
June 22, 2020

The Importance of Going to a Doctor After a Car Accident

It is very common to not really know if you are hurt immediately after a car accident. You are in shock. You might feel some tightness, but no pain, but you do not really know the true extent of your injuries right away. It is imperative that you get to a doctor as soon as you can so that you can document any possible injuries and make sure you are okay. You also want to make sure that there is no further treatment that you need to avoid having medical problems down the road. Also, your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) […]
June 15, 2020

5 Tips For Staying Safe While Walking or Running

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, […]
June 8, 2020

5 Questions To Ask An Attorney Before You Hire Them

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 […]
June 1, 2020

Pedestrian’s Rights in an Accident

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 […]
July 28, 2016

Hiring a Lawyer? 5 Questions to Ask

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 […]
March 22, 2016

Law Day 2016 – You have the right to remain silent

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 […]
April 23, 2012

Statute of Limitations

Florida Statute 95.11, commonly referred to as the Statute of Limitations, defines how long you have to file a lawsuit. If a lawsuit or action is not filed within the amount of time proscribed by statute, it will forever be barred which means that the lawsuit or action will not be heard by the court. In Florida, the time to file a lawsuit depends on the type of action (i.e., the reason why you are suing another person or entity). Generally for negligence (i.e., auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, boating accidents, etc.) the time for filing suit is 4 years from […]
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