Should I Share Information With The Other Party’s Insurance Company After A Car Crash?

Let’s be clear about this – not only you are not required to talk to the other party’s insurance company if you have been involved in an automobile accident in South Florida, but it is highly recommended that you do not do so. Like any other moneymaking enterprise, insurance companies are primarily looking to protect their own vested interests and profits, and paying out any claim in full is detrimental to their bottom lines. Any conversation with the other party’s agency regarding the accident – no matter how trivial – can provide the agents with information that they can use to their… Read More →

Have You Suffered A Slip And Fall Accident In South Florida?

According to Property Management Standards throughout the State of Florida, property owners are obligated to take due and reasonable care in the proper maintenance of their premises, to ensure the safety of the general public. Should any hazardous conditions exist, property owners must make visitors aware of all the possible dangers, via proper signage, so that their patrons can avoid the risk of slips or falls. While Slip and Fall Accidents are extremely common, the laws covering these types of mishaps are complex, with many issues requiring full and complete analyses before fault can be clearly assigned and liabilities properly… Read More →

What Is Probate And How Can It Affect Me?

Probate is the legal process, following a person’s death, whereby the accurate compilation of the decedent’s assets, notification of creditors, payment of liabilities, and distribution of the remaining assets to rightful heirs are properly ensured. If you have suffered the loss of a family member, the word “probate” is probably just another of the myriad details with which you are forced to deal at this difficult time in your life. While certain items – such as jointly held property and non-taxable gifts made not exceeding $11,000 during the deceased’s lifetime – are not subject to probate, the legal process largely… Read More →

Reflections On The 4th Of July

As we celebrated another glorious Anniversary of our Declaration of Independence, I once again reflected on my immense pride in our great nation and in my wonderful career as an attorney. It is important on every 4th of July to remember that many of our country’s forefathers were lawyers. Four of the five members of our first Continental Congress entrusted with developing the Declaration of Independence were lawyers – Roger Sherman, John Adams, Robert Livingston and Thomas Jefferson. Two of them, Adams and Jefferson, went on to become Presidents of our county. And James Madison, the “Father of the Constitution”… Read More →

Simple Guidelines To Keep In Mind In A Personal Injury Lawsuit

If you need to file a personal injury lawsuit in South Florida, there are a few basic steps to follow in order to help your claim progress as quickly and efficiently as possible. First and foremost, consult with a qualified, experienced Florida Personal Injury Attorney, and be sure to follow his advice. While friends and family certainly have your best interests in mind, following their advice about important legal matters is not usually a wise decision. Heed your lawyer’s directives – remember that he’s the expert – and let him know immediately about any concerns or issues that you may… Read More →

Aggressive Driving Increasing In South Florida!

If it seems like it’s taken longer to drive anywhere these days, it’s not your imagination. The population increase in South Florida is monumental, and the existing roadway structure is limited in its ability to cope with this growth. The congestion continues to intensify, and the resulting delays in travel time can result in aggressive behavior by drivers “trying to get there faster.” While aggressive driving is easily recognizable when we see it, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) clearly defines it as occurring when “an individual commits a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other… Read More →

Have You Been Injured In A Boating Accident?

The State of Florida, surrounded by water on three sides, and home to thousands of lakes, rivers and canals, is universally recognized as one of the boating capitals of the world. Unfortunately, with so many varieties of vessels traversing our waterways on a daily basis, boating accidents are bound to happen. Boating accidents happen due to variety of causes, including operator carelessness, inattention or inexperience, excessive speed and alcohol intoxication, and according to data from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida consistently leads the nation – by a wide margin – in both the number of boating accidents,… Read More →

Should You Automatically Be Considered At Fault In A One-Car Accident?

Traffic accidents in South Florida are not always the result of vehicles crashing into each other. Single-car crashes are more common than people realize, and the fault may not always rest with the driver. The accident may have resulted from circumstances beyond the driver’s control, such as hazardous road conditions or defective or malfunctioning equipment within the vehicle being driven. If you have been involved in a one-car accident, and believe there are extenuating circumstances that may have led or contributed to the crash through no fault of your own, you will need an experienced and aggressive lawyer to properly… Read More →

Have You Been Injured In A Bicycle Accident?

Most bicycle accidents in Florida are minor in nature, but some result in serious injuries for the cyclist. More than 500,000 people in the US are treated in emergency departments – and more than 700 fatalities are reported – as a result of bicycle-related injuries each year, with children ages 5 to 14 being most at risk for death and injury from these accidents. Besides the common minor scrapes and bruising resulting from common spills, more serious problems from bicycle accidents – many related to collisions with motor vehicles – may include fractured or broken bones; internal injuries and bleeding;… Read More →

I’ve Only Had A Couple Of Drinks, No Problem Driving. Wrong!

In legal terms, a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or more is considered the qualifier for being charged with drunk driving, but many other physiological factors come into play regarding the effects of alcohol in the bloodstream. A study conducted at the University of California San Diego reported that driving with much smaller levels of alcohol in the blood could not only increase the risk of vehicular accidents, but also affect their severity. The study revealed that people who are driving with a blood alcohol level as little as 0.01% in their system face a higher risk of being involved… Read More →

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