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 There Alternatives to Going to Court in a Florida Auto Accident Case

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 Critical Importance of Obtaining “UM” Car Insurance

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 +

Questions for that Big Time TV and Billboard Lawyer

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 +

Is Driving with a Hands-Free Cell Phone Really Safer Than Holding a Cell Phone?

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 +