Recent Blog Posts
Preventing Childhood Drownings In Florida
The state of Florida, renowned for its 825 miles of beaches, 7,500+ lakes, ponds, and reservoirs, 12,000 miles of rivers and streams, and an estimated 2 million swimming pools, is tragically also a hot spot for drowning accidents. These are particularly prevalent among children, making drowning the leading cause of accidental death in the… Read More »
Important Notice About Your Rights
Right now the Florida legislature is proposing to roll back citizens right to 1973. Previously in Florida if a person was 51% responsible for an accident they could recover nothing from another at-fault person even if that other person was 49% responsible for the incident. In 1973 the Florida Supreme Court decided the most… Read More »
Can I Fire My Attorney?
Yes. Under Florida law and the rules of the Florida Bar a client has the right to fire their personal injury attorney. The reasoning is that the client is the employer of the attorney and has the right to choose his or her attorney. And the client is able to fire an attorney in… Read More »
Pickleball Injury. Injured on Pickleball Court. Injured Playing Pickleball
The New York Times just ran a thorough article about Pickleball and injuries that arise from playing the sport. See the full article at the following link. Pickleball, Sport of the Future Injury? – The New York Times (nytimes.com) Published Aug. 20, 2022 Updated Aug. 22, 2022 Most injuries occurring while playing pickleball will… Read More »
Why Not to Choose a Big Law Firm
Things are not always better just because they are bigger. There is no logic that because a law firm is larger that it means they are better at handling your case. Here is a list of things that are not better when they become bigger: A tumor, A bomb, Student loans, A natural disaster,… Read More »
Struck a Car on Side of the Road
In Florida, when a car has been left on the side of the road and another car strikes that disabled (or abandoned) vehicle, the person or business who left the disabled car can be responsible for that automobile crash on the side of the road. Here is why that is the case under Florida… Read More »
What’s the Difference Between a Verdict and a Settlement in Florida?
A verdict is when a jury, or in some cases a judge, decides the outcome of a case that is in litigation. In personal injury cases the injured person, the Plaintiff, files suit against a Defendant and sometimes even against several Defendants. After discovery is completed the case gets placed on a trial docket… Read More »
Big Verdict in Orlando!
Congratulations to our trial team of Jana Cortina and Brandon Volk who scored a $945,000 jury verdict in favor of our client. Our client had been forced from an Orlando bar because it was near closing time for that business. The bar knew that a fight had begun outside the doors of the establishment… Read More »
What Is Um Coverage and Should I Have It
In Florida, UM coverage is “uninsured motorist” coverage for your car. Florida law does not require you to have this coverage but you would be wise to get it and keep it. Why? According to recent numbers from the Insurance Information Institute nearly 25% of Florida drivers are uninsured. What this means is that… Read More »
Better Law Firm or a Bigger One
Is a law firm better just because it is bigger? The answer to that seems rather obvious doesn’t it. Is a company better only because it is the biggest one? Chili’s will never put a great mom and pop taco stand out of business. Outback isn’t running a smaller, better steakhouse out of town…. Read More »