Will Your Family Physician See You After Your Car Wreck?

So, you’ve been in a car crash and you’re achy and sore. You didn’t go to an emergency room because you knew you didn’t have any broken bones, internal injuries or bleeding. Will your long term family doctor now see you to assess the injuries? Well, of course, my family doctor will see me. Why wouldn’t he? I’ve been a patient for years! There’s about a 50-50 chance your primary care physician will want nothing to do with you after a crash. Is it because they can’t Read More +

Should I Settle My Injury Case, or Should I File Suit?

It is a misconception that every personal injury case ends up in litigation and then goes to trial. In fact, a majority of injury claims are settled without the need for litigation and the vast majority are settled before getting to a jury trial. In my opinion, most insurance companies want to settle car collision injury cases when there is clear liability and the injuries are real and demonstrable through diagnostic tests. However, we always seem to differ with valuation of a claim. That is, Read More +

To Shred or Not to Shred…..*

Many businesses and even households are going paperless by storing documents on CDs or DVDs. What to do with the old paperwork? The questions arises, do I have to shred everything? Some businesses have so much paperwork that they have to hire these mobile shredding trucks to come out and just mulch it all up en masse rather than stand there feeding each piece of paper into the loud shredder which inevitably jams on the 6th inserted document. Is this really necessary? Actually, the reason Read More +

Do I Need a Lawyer In Traffic Court In Florida?

Most people in Florida who are ticketed in connection with their vehicle – either a moving violation like speeding, or a non-moving violation like a parking ticket – really do not need a lawyer unless they plan on contesting the infraction in court. And even then, some people do fine in court representing themselves. First, unless you’re an habitual traffic offender, there just isn’t that much at stake: a few points on your driver’s license and a modest fine. And if you opt to take Read More +

The Difference Between Careless Driving and Reckless Driving

Often when I ask a new injury client if the at-fault driver that caused the car crash was given a citation, I hear this: “Yes, he was ticketed for Reckless Driving…” In all likelihood, he was ticketed with Careless Driving, not Reckless Driving, and there’s a world of difference between the two. Most all of us have had lapses of judgment at one time or another on the road – maybe you diverted your attention for a second and rear ended someone you thought had Read More +

Personal Injury Cases and Bankruptcy

Whenever I’ve signed up a new client after they’ve been injured in some form of crash, I always, always ask the client whether they’re currently in a bankruptcy or if they’re planning to file for bankruptcy. While this may offend some, I ask them whether they’re middle class or wealthy.  An injury with a lots of time out of work can drain just about anyone’s savings to the point of living on credit cards and other economic distress. Why is it relevant? Because once you Read More +