Do I Really Need to Speak with an Attorney?

Personal injury claims are often long and complicated and insurance companies employ an army of adjusters and lawyers to protect their interests from prospective plaintiffs. If you are involved in an accident that is caused by the negligence of another person, that person’s insurance company will assign an adjuster and very likely a lawyer to Read More

Can I Afford an Attorney?

When we think about the cost of an attorney, Hollywood can make it seem like any legal support is only available for the uber wealthy. But movies are misleading. Take, for example, all those scenes where we hear the following Miranda line: “You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, Read More

How Do You Prove a Death was Wrongful?

The experience of losing a loved one is almost always beyond words. There is no true consolation, especially when that loved one is a spouse, a parent, a child, or a sibling. What hurts even more is when that death appears to have been avoidable, should one or more things have been done differently. A Read More

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