When Should I Review My Existing Will?

Q: When should I review my existing will? A: If there are no changes to be made, every 10 years your will and your estate planning documents should be reviewed. However, of course, if there are changes over the course of that 10 year period of time, if beneficiaries pass away or family becomes estranged then the changes should be made as needed. But if there are not pressing changes to be made, then every 10 years or so you should sit down and consult Read More +

Who Is Going To Pay For My Medical Expenses Following My Florida Car Accident?

Q: Who is going to pay for my medical expenses following my Florida car accident? A: Well, because Florida has a no-fault statute your car insurance is going to pay for 80% of your reasonable doctor bills. If you have a 20% growing balance of medical bills, then if a claim is made against the at-fault insurance company, that 20% of unpaid medical bills would be part and parcel of your overall claim for pain and suffering against the at-fault insurance company. Picture Credit: Freepik

What Should I Look For In Hiring An Attorney To Represent Me In My Florida Auto Accident Case?

There are a number of ways you can find legal representation in Florida after your slip-and-fall case. First would be would talk to people who have been represented by an attorney for something similar. The Internet is a wonderful thing. Look for lawyers in your area who have also been handling cases of this kind. Some billboard lawyers, if you call them up, you will never talk to an attorney. You’ll talk to an investigator or a paralegal, but I think it’s important for a Read More +

Should I Quit My Job After Winning The Florida Lottery?

It’s always a matter of degrees and how much you won. Some people prefer to keep their job and work until they can determine if they can or should retire. For those who’ve won a large amount of money, you really should quit your job mainly as a matter of security and privacy and then, of course, get out of town. Picture Credit: Pexels

How Can An Estate Plan Make Things Easier On My Family After I Die?

There are very little or very few choices that have to be made once you have an estate plan. The only thing your family would really need to do once somebody passes is hire an attorney for a probate or hire an attorney to settle up the trust matters. You’ve already presupposed what you want to do with everything prior to your passing so it takes a lot of the burden off your family when you’ve already made those decisions. Picture Credit: Pixabay

If My Seatbelt Was Not Buckled When The Driver Of The Car I Was Riding In Caused An Accident That Injured Me, Can I Sue For Damages?

Q: If my seatbelt was not buckled when the driver of the car I was riding in caused an accident that injured me, can I sue for damages? A: Not wearing a seatbelt is not a bar to making your recovery for permanent injury. However, if there is an injury that would have been or could have been avoided if you were wearing your seatbelt, then the jury has a right to reduce some of the recovery based on that injury that could have been Read More +

Is It Important To Retain An Attorney For My Florida Motorcycle Accident Case?

Q: Is it important to retain an attorney for my Florida motorcycle accident case? A: Considering the severity of some motorcycle victims’ injuries, it’s usually important to get an attorney involved. Sometimes there’s no health insurance, sometimes there’s no car insurance involved, and an attorney can really help you resolve some of those issues. While an attorney is not mandatory, it’s not a requirement, it’s always helpful. An attorney will always be honest with you to let to know if they can or can’t help Read More +

What Is The Difference Between The Cash Option And The Annual Payment Option For Florida Lottery Prizes?

Q: What is the difference between the cash option and the annual payment option for Florida Lottery prizes? A: For those who choose, when they win the lottery especially when it’s a long number, they can just take it annually. It can be paid out to them for so long as they live and so long as that prize is still in existence. If something happens to that winner, it would go to their heirs. Most people, and I mean the vast majority of people, Read More +

What Is A Permanent Injury?

Q: What is a permanent injury? A: Florida statutes define a permanent injury as death, physical scarring, and pain and suffering in general and most clients end up in the pain and suffering category in general which can be anything related to the neck and back or joints or knee pain, shoulder pain, things like that. Even headaches, even things you can’t necessarily determine on an x-ray, but it takes a doctor, whether it’s a chiropractor or an orthopedist or a neurologist to state that Read More +

Do I Need New Insurance Policies After Winning The Florida Lottery?

Q: Do I need new insurance policies after winning the Florida Lottery? A: After you’ve won the Florida lottery, really all your insurance policies should be reviewed for adequate coverage. So certainly your car insurance coverage should be increased, depending on what you already currently have, also property insurance. You can also get an umbrella, a $1,000,000 umbrella, on top of both your car insurance and homeowner’s insurance. And also, health insurance, some people don’t have health insurance, and if not, you certainly can afford Read More +