Will I have to go to court for my Florida personal injury case?

I usually tell my clients that about 60 or 65% of the time, their personal injury claim can be settled without filing a lawsuit. In the event we’re unable to negotiate something satisfactory with the insurance company, then in that other 35% or 40% of the time, a lawsuit will need to be filed. But even when the lawsuit is filed, it’s still about 50% of the time that cases settle, ultimately by negotiation between the two attorneys or at mediation. Going to in front Read More +

Can I Be Found Liable In Florida If My Car Was Rear-Ended In A Crash?

It’s very unlikely. Whenever somebody rear-ends somebody else it is presumed that the party who rear-ended the other vehicle is at fault. The only exception to that is basically insurance fraud when somebody will pull directly in front of you and then jam on their brake in order to create a fake accident. Short of that, no. If you’re rear-ended, you will never be found at fault.   Image credit: 123rf.com  

Can Florida Lottery Winners Remain Anonymous?

No. By Florida statute, the Florida lottery office will release certain information about you, mainly your name, your city, how much you won, what lottery device you were playing whether it was mega millions or scratch off or whatever else, and the amount that you won. Picture credit: alphaspirit / 123RF Stock Photo    

Can a passenger recover damages for injuries caused by other driver in Florida auto accident case?

Yes, absolutely, a passenger can collect for any injuries and disabilities as a result of a car accident from the other driver. In fact, most of the times, passengers are considered to have no comparative negligence on their behalf, meaning that they didn’t contribute to the car accident because they weren’t a driver, they were a passenger, and if they were belted, they were seatbelted in the seat, then there should be no problems to making a claim against the other driver.

How To Royally Screw Up Your Injury Case

Whenever a new personal injury client is interviewed in my office, I always address the issue of social media. In short, be very careful what you post on social media. While Instagram and Facebook may be the most effective way to communicate your fun happenings with friends and family near and far, social media postings are discoverable in the event of a lawsuit. This means that if you’re injured from a car crash or some other event of negligence of another and you end up Read More +

Are Witnesses Important In A Florida Slip And Fall Case

A witness can be critical in a slip and fall case in Florida. Sometimes when people fall, their first reaction is embarrassment, and they wanna pick themselves up and leave, and it’s only later that they determine that they’ve sustained an injury. While most people aren’t concerned about preserving the evidence after a fall injury, it’s most important to get the name and contact of any person who saw you fall, the reason why you fell, what you fell on, and that is in fact Read More +