When you redeem a ticket at the Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee, after you’ve won a certain amount, that money for security reasons really can only be wired to an account of your choice. There are no checks being cashed or written by the Florida Lottery Headquarters.
A common misconception is that every car accident case has to be filed in court, and it’s really not true. I usually tell my clients about 65% of the time we’re able to resolve your car accident case without having to file suit. Even when we do file litigation in your car accident case, most of those do settle. The chances of going to a full jury trial in most of these car accident cases are probably about one in ten or less.
The majority of times your case will settle without having to file suit. I would say 60 or 65 percent of the time your case will resolve just between the attorney and the insurance company, and that smaller percentage of time, a lawsuit may need to be filed, but for most clients, unless the case is worth a lot of money or the case is very shaky liability, most insurance companies would rather settle the case. It’s only when the case has larger value or Read More +
Certainly the motorcycle victim can file a lawsuit in Florida for any injuries he or she may have sustained. If that motorcycle victim is deceased than his or her spouse can file a lawsuit. If there is no spouse, then any dependent children can file on behalf of that deceased motorcycle victim.
Very few lawyers can say they’ve represented someone who won almost half a billion dollars – $451,000,000 in a Mega Millions Jackpot, to be specific. I have. Having represented lottery winners in the past, I know a big win is exhilarating, thrilling and life-changing, yet these emotions can sometime include a significant source of anxiety. What do I do next? Should I call someone? Is there a protocol I should follow? Is my safety at risk? What do I do with this much money? In Read More +
By, Walter W. Blenner Earlier this year I became one of only a handful of attorneys nationwide who have represented a lottery winner of what is called, “extreme wealth”. This prize of $451 million won here in Florida was the fifth largest lottery win in US history. However, it was soon to be eclipsed by someone in N.H. who won over $560 million. Regardless of what one thinking about any one single person winning this kind of largesse, it is a new reality in the Read More +