What should I bring when meeting with my lawyer? You may already feel overwhelmed after your accident, and feeling unprepared to meet with an attorney. While every case is unique, the following 5 tips will make for a successful first meeting with a personal injury attorney. Bring all relevant documents. Come prepared with any and […]
Settlement Demand, Settlement Brochure, or Demand Package? When a personal injury law firm refers to “working on your settlement demand ”, they are usually referring to all the documents and supporting information that goes with a request for a settlement to the insurance company. Some firms call this a “settlement demand package” or a “settlement brochure”. This information is sent to the insurance company for […]
Lights, Camera… Action! Setting the Stage for Your Video Deposition Many courthouses have been closed to the public for the past several months due to the coronavirus, though the litigation process continues. Technology has allowed attorneys and litigants to litigate their cases in the digital world. One key part of litigation that has had to adjust to this new reality is the […]
In an ideal world, our days would go on without a hitch. In reality, accidents occur, and we have to be able to handle these situations quickly. Thankfully, technology allows us to become a bit more flexible. If you’ve been involved in an accident and need legal counsel, our legal expertise can be delivered to you virtually.
A new year of delivering timely communication and compensation to our personal injury clients. A new year means new opportunities to move our firm forward and find new ways to deliver the best service possible to our personal injury clients. We have a lot of exciting improvements we are working on this year to help […]
Halloween is the scariest night of the year for pedestrians. Keeping pedestrians, especially kids, safe from car accidents is our priority. Here are a few safety tips for keeping kids safe from accidents on Halloween.
Now that the rainy season is officially here, make sure you’re being careful on the roads and stay safe. AAA says wet weather contributes to nearly 1.2 million traffic crashes each year. Since we get a lot of rain here in Florida, during this time of year it increases your risk of being in an […]
Last month Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill passed by the legislature this year to crack down on texting while driving. Starting July 1, police will be allowed to stop and ticket drivers for texting. There are a few exceptions (which might make enforcement a bit tricky) and drivers will still be able to […]
Do you trust personal injury law firm billboards scattered across Florida? Okay, so this isn’t a real personal injury billboard and don’t expect to see one like this from C. Todd Smith Law anytime soon. We don’t advertise on TV or billboards. Instead, we rely on the good word of mouth of our friends and […]
Clients who are unhappy with their lawyer usually say they never know what’s going on with their case or their lawyer never communicates with them. We hope our clients never feel that way and a new app from MyCase is just one more way that we can make sure they don’t. Since January, our firm […]
Social media is everywhere these days, and every day more and more people are signing up. In fact, these sites are changing the way people communicate and share information. Much like the invention of email, and the telephone before that, social media is a part of our lives that is probably here to stay. Recently, […]
Despite that feeling of frustration some people get when they open the mail and see a jury summons, most of us realize that our jury system is essential to our democracy and our freedom. The right to trial by jury in a civil case is found in the Seventh Amendment to the Constitution which says: […]