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 […]
March 30, 2020
Co-Parenting During COVID-19

Five Tips for Co-Parenting During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As we all continue to cope with schools being closed, businesses being closed, quarantine/shelter-in-place orders being issued, and generally, life as we know it fundamentally changing as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic, I have received numerous calls and e-mails about how time-sharing schedules and co-parenting works during this time. Divorced or separated parents must find ways to effectively co-parent and communicate in order to ensure that there is no added stress on their children during these unsure and scary times. Below are my five tips for co-parenting during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Be Respectful. We are all stressed out. Do […]
January 15, 2019

7 Things To Do After An Accident

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 […]
September 28, 2018

Economic verses Non-Economic Damages

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 […]
December 18, 2017

Do “U” Have the Right of Way?

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 […]
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