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Doctors after an Auto Accident
Car Accident

What are the best types of Doctors to see after an Auto Accident?

Choosing your doctor can be very difficult when someone is in an auto accident.  It becomes even more complicated depending on your injuries.   Certainly, someone in a catastrophic accident and who has suffered a catastrophic injury such as brain damage, broken bones or some other extreme injury are much different than what most people receive

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Takata Airbag Settlement
Mass Tort/Class Action

Takata Airbag Settlement from 4 Car Companies

It’s wonderful for consumers to have this class action settled against Toyota, BMW, Subaru, and Mazda for over $500 Million. However, this settlement does not deal with any personal injury or property damage issues related to the airbags deploying and metal injuring any individual. Those type of injury cases are incredibly serious and happening nationwide due to the fact

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Florida Wildfire State of Emergency: 5 Tips to Protect Yourself

“It could never happen to me.”  That is what the survivor reptile part of our brains tells us when we see homes out west engulfed by widespread wildfires.  Well, this week Floridians are feeling more at risk.  On Saturday, the morning of April 8th, I walked out my front door to smell fire.  The interstate,

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“Assignment of Benefits”: Florida lawmakers poised to sell you down the river . . . again

Yet again, the Florida Legislature is poised to take away the rights of its own constituents—building owners—in favor of insurance companies with “Assignment of Benefits” Legislation. Despite the gentle treatment by Mother Nature in the last decade, have you noticed your property insurance premiums going down?  Remember when insurance companies took away your sinkhole coverage

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Deadline to File Proof of Loss for Hurricane Matthew
Property Insurance

Deadline to File Proof of Loss for Hurricane Matthew Flood Claims Extended Again

IMPORTANT UPDATE!  FEMA has extended the deadline for Hurricane Matthew flood victims to file a sworn proof of loss under the Standard Flood Insurance Policy for a second time, allowing another 60 days for a total extension of 180 days following the date of loss.  See Bulletin W-17001 issued by David I. Maurstad, Assistant Administrator

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Negligent Security

Guide to Filing a Lawsuit as a Rape Victim

If you are the victim of rape, you have the legal right to pursue a civil lawsuit against your assailant or property owner who failed to make their property safe and secure resulting in negligent security. Criminal trials for victims of crime can be very stressful, especially for rape victims in part to the increased

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Winter Garden sinkhole damage lawyer
Property Insurance

Winter Garden residents with possible sinkhole damage face fight for coverage from their insurance companies

Did you know that some Winter Garden residents were forced to evacuate their homes Saturday night due to possible sinkhole collapse?  https://www.wesh.com/article/possible-sinkhole-forces-winter-garden-residents-from-home/8575673 One family was forced to move out when the floor buckled and the building inspector declared the structure unsafe.  Neighbors are also seeing settlement cracks in their walls and are being told to

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taxi accident lawyer tampa
Car Accident

Were You In A Car Accident Caused By An Overworked Taxi Driver?

Were you in an auto accident with the taxi driver? You might have seen this news story about the danger that tired and overworked talk to drivers pose to everyone else—the taxi’s passengers, other drivers and their passengers, and innocent bystanders just walking on the sidewalk or crossing the street. You might be surprised to learn

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Hurricane Matthew: 10 Tips for Making Your Insurance Claim
Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew: 10 Tips for Making Your Insurance Claim

While the eye of Category 3 Hurricane Matthew mercifully remained offshore, Florida’s east coast was hammered with Category 1 and 2 hurricane force winds and storm surge.  Based on my experience handling hundreds of hurricane insurance claims for building owners over the last two decades, here are 10 tips to help you with making your

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