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 […]
Understanding Settlement Demand and More
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 […]
Setting the Stage for Your Legal Video Deposition
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 […]
Four Benefits of a Virtual Personal Injury Consultation
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.
Keeping Kids Safe from Accidents on Halloween
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.
Orlando, Still a Dangerous Place for Pedestrians
Metro Orlando has once again topped the list of the most dangerous cities in America for pedestrians. The results are based on a pedestrian danger index created by Transportation for America that calculates the number and rate of pedestrian deaths relative to the percent of people who walk in the community. The last time I […]
Update on House Bill to Ban Red-light Cameras
As reported by the Florida Sun Sentinel, after an emotional 90 minute debate on Wednesday, the House Appropriations Committee voted 12-9 to send HB 4087 to the full House. The bill would repeal the law enacted just last year that allows municipalities to use red-light cameras to issue tickets to motorists for running red-lights. Some […]
Right to Privacy While Running a Red-light?
In Orlando, red-light cameras have been in use since September 2008, but some legislators want to ban the cameras completely. The program uses cameras at intersections to issue tickets to any driver that runs a red-light. Obviously, this results in additional revenue to the city, but more importantly it punishes those who run red-lights and […]
Did You Know it’s Drowsy Driving Prevention Week?
The National Sleep Foundation has launched a public awareness campaign to educate drivers about how lack of sleep effects road safety. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released a new study which demonstrates that driving while drowsy is a bigger problem than previously thought. The study showed that drowsy driving results in one in six […]
Guardrails Reduce Traffic Fatalities
Yesterday’s Orlando Sentinel reported that five years after guardrails were installed in the median of Florida’s Turnpike, fatal accidents and deaths from automobile crashes on the turnpike have been reduced by more than half. Although urban areas have had guardrails along the turnpike for years, many rural areas, including Osceola County, did not have them. […]
Back to School Backpack Advice
With kids heading back to school this week, I came across an interesting video about the risk of injury to children from improper use of backpacks. Several schools have banned the use of backpacks with wheels, so from now on more kids will have to carry their books instead. Orlando chiropractor, Dr. Dan Pavlik, gives […]