A woman who wasn't wearing a seatbelt in a wreck calls her attorney

Is Your Attorney Experienced with the Seatbelt Defense?

The state of Florida requires that everyone riding in a vehicle that is under the age of 18 wear seatbelt along with anyone who is riding in the front seat. This means that it is your duty to have a seat belt on at all times. If you fail to do so, and then are…

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Do Personal Injury Cases Settle After Deposition?

Generally speaking, a personal injury case can settle at any time. When your case settles and whether or not it goes to trial really depends on how amiable the insurance company is to working with us, and whether or not they make you a fair settlement offer. If they do not, regardless of whether it…

Insurance companies often evaluate injury claims with Colossus Software

How do Insurance Companies Evaluate an Injury Claim?

We work diligently to ensure that our clients are treated fairly and that they receive the maximum compensation for their injuries.  To do so, we are often going up against the Colossus software and not just insurance adjusters. Most accident victims are unfamiliar with how this software is used to evaluate their claim and how…

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Are Caseworkers and Case Managers Entitled to Overtime?

Case managers or caseworkers in the social work and healthcare fields are often paid a salary by their employers and are told that they will not be paid overtime as they are “exempt” from overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act. When hired, many employers tell the case managers that they will work 40 hours…

Handshake after Contingency Fee Agreement

What is a Contingency Fee?

Our Personal Injury lawyers work for a “contingency fee.” That basically means that we don’t get paid unless you do.  As a result, you can schedule a consultation with our office at no charge and have your questions answered. If you decide to proceed, we can discuss the details of our fee arrangements at that time. How…

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FL Supreme Court Decision Benefits Injured Workers

The Florida Supreme Court issued its long awaited opinion in Castellanos v. Next Door Company, wherein the Court found that section 440.34, Florida Statutes, was unconstitutional and violated the injured employee’s equal protection rights. In the 55-page decision, the Court outlined why the legislature’s attempt to limit an employee’s ability to hire and pay for…

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What Should I Share with an Insurance Adjuster After an Accident?

Wondering What to Tell the At-Fault Party’s Insurance company?   As personal injury attorneys, we deal with insurance adjusters regularly. We understand that adjusters work hard to get you to settle for as little compensation as possible. Some of their tactics involve offering quick compensation if you agree to a small settlement, trying to get…

A Clock going Overtime

Am I Entitled to Overtime Pay?

Most employees in Florida and Alabama are entitled to at least the federal minimum wage and “time and one-half” overtime pay for all hours worked beyond the 40 hour work week, but there are some exceptions. Section 13(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) grants exemption from both minimum wage and overtime pay for employees that…

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Should I Sign a Prenuptial Agreement?

As family law and divorce attorneys, we are routinely questioned about the enforceability of Prenuptial Agreements and Marital Settlement Agreements in Florida. We always counsel our clients about the seriousness of these agreements, and the fact that you may be “stuck with” what you agree. While there are situations when these agreements can be set…

Florida’s Workers’ Comp Law’s Refusal to Protect Employees

As personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys, we are often asked whether an employee can recover damages from their negligent employer for acts which cause injury to the employee.  Clients are often surprised by the explanation of the law and are upset at the law’s unfairness.  This blog is intended to explain the history and…