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UNDERSTAND WHAT MARRIAGE IS BEFORE YOU SAY “I DO”

Marriage is beautiful. However people seldom realize that legally, marriage is a civil contract.  In  order to have a valid marriage in the state of Florida, both parties must enter the agreement to marry voluntarily, both parties must have capacity to contract, there must be intent to marry by both parties, the marriage must not … Continue reading UNDERSTAND WHAT MARRIAGE IS BEFORE YOU SAY “I DO”

MY UBER DRIVER OR LYFT DRIVER CRASHED, AND I WAS THE PASSENGER. NOW WHAT?

  Under Florida Law, a driver owes a passenger the duty of exercising ordinary or reasonable care to avoid injuring him or her. Therefore if you have been injured in an accident involving a LYFT, UBER, or any ride-sharing service, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages.   Although, ridesharing services are convenient … Continue reading MY UBER DRIVER OR LYFT DRIVER CRASHED, AND I WAS THE PASSENGER. NOW WHAT?

Dramatic increase in deaths due to distracted drivers in Florida

According to a study by the the National Safety Council, in the first six months of 2016, nearly 1,600 people died in traffic crashes in the sunshine state. That’s a 43 percent increase compared to the same time period in 2014. Florida’s roads are becoming more deadly as the population and tourism industry booms, in … Continue reading Dramatic increase in deaths due to distracted drivers in Florida

Someone hit me with their car! Can I sue that person for negligence?

Under to Florida Law, all persons who operate motor vehicles on the streets or highways of Florida must drive in a careful and reasonably prudent manner to avoid damage or harm to the other person or property.   If this duty is violated, you or a loved one may have a potential personal injury claim. … Continue reading Someone hit me with their car! Can I sue that person for negligence?

LEGAL IMPLICATIONS OF REVENGE PORN IN FLORIDA

WHAT IS REVENGE PORN? Simply stated revenge porn is the revealing, publication, or portrayal of any sexually explicit or revealing photographs, images, or videos of an individual or group of individuals by another person through any channel, or medium without that individual’s consent.   Revenge porn has permanent and damaging effects emotionally, publicly, and psychologically. … Continue reading LEGAL IMPLICATIONS OF REVENGE PORN IN FLORIDA

THE BASIC ESTATE PLANNING ESSENTIALS

Over 55% of Americans do not have a living will! Many people believe estate planning only applies to wealthy individuals with millions of dollars. That is simply not the case. Simply put, estate planning helps protect your family in the event that something bad happens to you. Failing to plan your estate leaves you at … Continue reading THE BASIC ESTATE PLANNING ESSENTIALS

HOW MUCH IS MY PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM WORTH , HOW LONG WILL THIS TAKE?

These are the number one questions asked by clients when they first sign up with my law firm!   “HOW MUCH IS MY PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM WORTH?”   “HOW LONG WILL THIS TAKE?”       LET’S START WITH THE FIRST QUESTION: “HOW MUCH IS MY PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM WORTH?”   To begin with there … Continue reading HOW MUCH IS MY PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM WORTH , HOW LONG WILL THIS TAKE?

What damages may I be entitled to in a Personal Injury Claim?

Damages you may be entitled to in a motor vehicle negligence claim include: •Bodily injury and resulting pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, and loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life •Past and future medical and incidental expenses •Loss of earnings, loss of employment benefits, and loss earning capacity •Repair or replacement of … Continue reading What damages may I be entitled to in a Personal Injury Claim?

FLORIDA CAR INSURANCE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

WHAT ARE  THE MANDATORY CAR INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS IN FLORIDA?   The state of Florida requires every vehicle with four or more wheels maintain Florida Auto Insurance coverage. When you register your vehicle you must have proof of Florida coverage. The minimum requirement is $10,000 personal injury protection (PIP) and $10,000 property damage liability (PDL).   … Continue reading FLORIDA CAR INSURANCE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

What to do After a Car Accident

WHAT TO DO AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT:   CALL THE POLICE AND MAKE A DETAILED ACCIDENT REPORT.   -Making a police report is critical because it helps build the merits of your case, clarify the facts, and lay out the possible insurance policies available to compensate you for your injuries and damages. -Also It allows … Continue reading What to do After a Car Accident