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.
This is a subject I’ve written about before and it’s time to do it again: If you do not have uninsured motorist protection (“UM”) on your policy of car insurance you are potentially placing yourself and your family in a position of financial jeopardy. I know insurance is complicated and with car insurance policies you’re sometimes buying up to five or six separate types of insurance. While all insurance coverages have merit, UM will protect you and your family if you’re injured in a car Read More +
As a personal injury lawyer I get very tired of seeing TV commercials with big multi-law office TV lawyers telling injury victims that they alone can handle their injury case, and if they hire a smaller firm they just may not have as good a result. Here’s a real life example of what a smaller firm can do for injured folks from my own practice. This happened just earlier this summer but some facts have been slightly changed to disguise identities: A woman was in Read More +
In a word: No. If there are degrees of danger, driving while reaching for your cell phone or dialing your phone while driving or texting on your cell phone is very dangerous. People die every day when their eyes are diverted off the road and end up in some hideous crash. And as we know in Florida you can get a citation while driving and texting. But a common belief is, if I’m in my car on my cell phone but talking through a blue-tooth Read More +
Being a personal injury lawyer, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten calls from friends and relatives who were just in a car accident and they have no idea what to do. I’m hurt! What should I do? First, let common sense rule: If you’re hurt, call 911 and don’t worry about anything else. Stay in your car and let the paramedics assess your situation. Then maybe call a friend or family member and advise of the crash and injury. Nothing else is Read More +