What are Damages?

Lawyers often toss around terms that might be deemed legalese. Jargon. Jibberish. Technical terms that seem hard to understand and sometimes contrary to their otherwise normal definition. Among these words is one you’ve probably seen a lot: damages. More often than not, when you think of damages, especially in terms of an accident, you’re thinking Read More

Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death?

In the case of unexpected loss, when tragedy takes the life of someone we love, any immediate, serious conversation about cause and responsibility takes a backseat to grievance. Then, over the weeks that pass, as we seek some kind of closure, questions arise about the many circumstances pertaining to our loss. Should there be reason Read More

What is a Wrongful Death?

The concept of “Wrongful Death” goes back about 175 years to the British Fatal Accidents Act of 1846. Prior to that time, the dependents of anyone who suffered an accidental fatality were stuck not only with the loss of a loved one, but without the compensation that person provided to the family. The law was Read More

What is a Contingency Case?

The idea of a “free consultation” probably sounds ideal for anyone wishing to talk over their case with a legal professional. But isn’t there a catch? If I decide to use that consulting attorney for my case, at what point will it start costing me an arm and a leg to retain counsel? Personal injury Read More

When is Driving Classified as Reckless?

According to Florida State Statute 316.192, “any person who drives any vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving.” In order to demonstrate “willful or wanton disregard” in the eyes of the law, there would need to be a way to prove a driver had Read More

How Can I Prove Age Discrimination?

Almost twenty years ago, age discrimination suits were at an all time low, with under 15,000 cases filed under the ADEA in 1999. By 2008, the EEOC recorded a peak of nearly 25,000 case files. And while that number has continued to drop over the last 10 years–20,144 cases in 2015–a 2009 Supreme Court case, Read More

What if I feel pain several days after a car accident?

Human bodies have an extraordinary ability to adapt, especially under pressure. And during the first day or two after a car accident, the body can easily produce its own pain killers–known as endorphins–that may hide or suppress legitimate pain for days and weeks. So the first thing to keep in mind is that you are Read More

Should I Take Pictures of My Car Accident?

Yes. Yes. And yes. Drivers are human and prone to forget a few things at the scene of an accident, but cameras will always be an impartial and critical resource. So what kinds of pictures should you take after a car accident? Use your phone to snap pictures of the following: 1. Any Damage (whether Read More

Are There Any Talcum Powder Alternatives?

The lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson may be hard to keep track of these days, but they are not without cause. Thousands of women suffering from ovarian cancer have recognized a correlation between their illnesses and their frequent use of over-the-counter baby powder that includes a clay mineral known as talc, or talcum powder. To Read More

What are the Florida Lemon Laws?

October was the last month of the year in which Used Car Dealers were likely to dip their prices before the winter inflation. That means quite a few drivers probably got a great deal on a used car over the last number of weeks. Of course, that also means a few drivers may have unknowingly Read More