Social Media, Personal Injury Clients and the Law

If you were watching the news in the last few weeks, you might have heard that people looking for work are now being asked by some corporate employers for their social media password, as a condition of employment! The corporate mindset is, if you want to work at our office, we want to see what kind of stupid stuff you’ve been posting in the privacy of your Facebook page. You thought the photos of that drunken night out downing shots of tequila while your mate Read More +

Documenting Your Disability Tips From the Personal Injury Attorney

As the victim of a personal injury, whether through a car collision, a slip and fall or any other “tort”, you are just another claim number to an insurance company adjuster who handles your claim.  The challenge is to convince the insurance company handling your claim that you are, in fact, a person – a unique individual whose life has been altered with pain and physical disabilities as a result of this incident. Personal injury attorneys absolutely need your help in this quest. You live Read More +

Choosing A Personal Injury Attorney

We’ve all seen the huge amount of television commercials by big law firms that scare accident victims into believing if they’re injured and they don’t hire them, they’re making a big mistake. I guess if we don’t advertise on TV, we’re not as effective as they. That’s the implication. In reality, the size of the firm or their massive advertising budget to air these slick commercials really bears no relationship to the size of a settlement or judgment or the competence of a personal injury Read More +

Valuating Your Personal Injury Claim

By far the most frequently asked question we personal injury attorneys are faced with upon signing up a new client, is, “what’s my claim worth?” And it’s not a crass question of “what can I expect to put in my pocket?” It’s a very personal inquiry regarding the value of one’s health and welfare. Now that you’ve had the pins knocked out from under you and you’re in pain, missing work, maybe without a car, taking time out to see doctors and have a very Read More +

The New PIP Statutes

Sometimes it sounds like we personal injury attorneys speak in a different language. It is the language of insurance. PIP is “personal injury protection” and this is the part of your car insurance policy that is always termed “no fault”. It’s called “no fault”, because regardless of who caused the accident, your own car insurance company will always be paying for your medical bills. Maybe you’ve heard of this as no fault insurance has been under attack in Florida because it has been so prone Read More +

Speed and Car Crashes

As this area has grown in population, so has the infrastructure – namely roads – and so too have the amount of car crashes and injuries. While this is an obvious statement, the manner in which we’re crashing has morphed over the years. Many roads, like East Lake Road, Little Road, Belcher Road and CR 1 used to be small two lane roads with piddly 35 mile an hour speed limits. Now, all of these roads are multi-laned, with a higher speed limit to reduce Read More +