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Be A Savvy Legal Consumer When Selecting Your Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have never had any legal concerns in the past, choosing an attorney can be a very daunting task. It is made especially difficult when you are dealing with a personal injury case in which you must deal with the consequences of injury while supporting your case’s resolution.
Here at, our attorneys believe in providing you with clear, factual information so that you can make the right choice. No matter whether you use our law firm or not, we stand behind the belief that getting effective legal representation is absolutely critical.
In a personal injury case, your attorney must have an in-depth understanding of the law in order to help you prove that you did not contribute, or contributed only minimally, to your injury and that the negligence, action or inaction of another caused you to be injured.
That requires expertise that not all Florida lawyers can offer. Luckily, you can be proactive.
How can you be sure if your prospective lawyer is the right one?
Ask Them About Their Recent Cases
An experienced attorney should be willing to provide you with verifiable facts about recent cases and their outcomes, including the amounts that they were able to win on behalf of their clients.... read article

Attorney Michael J Babboni

If You’re A Trucker, A Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help You Protect Your Livelihood

It’s sad but true: When an accident takes place, many juries and even many courts may be biased to believe that the truck driver in the scenario was the individual at fault. This can put you at an unfair disadvantage when you seek the damages to which you could be entitled.
As with motorcyclists, many people have a very limited understanding of what it takes to be a professional truck driver. If you are a driver who has recently been involved in an accident, you need to be ready to defend your good name as well as your professional reputation.
Although this can sometimes be more difficult than it would be for the average motorist, it is important to find an attorney that will strive with you and make your case. Your professional career could depend upon the results that you achieve in court.
Call A Lawyer As Soon As You Can In A Truck Driving Dispute
Because of the stigma that’s attached to truck driving incidents, it is important that you retain a lawyer as soon as you can. A lawyer will take on the challenging duty of communicating with other parties in the case on your behalf, which can help you to... read article

Attorney David L Goldman

A Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Is Critical For Protecting Responsible Motorcycle Owners

Are you a motorcycle owner who has recently been involved in an accident? If you are, you should prepare yourself as soon as possible for the kind of aggressive and potentially deceptive tactics that may be used to discredit you while you seek damages.

Many people have very limited understanding of motorcycles and what it takes to operate one effectively. Since that is the case, insurers and others often try to make the fact that you are a motorcycle rider an issue of contention during a case.

Even if you are fully confident that you are in the right and not responsible for a motor vehicle crash, you should work proactively with an expert attorney to help ensure that you will get the best possible outcome for your case.
What can you do in order to help your attorney achieve that outcome for you?
Document Your History Of Responsible Motorcycle Use
Like motorists who drive cars, those who drive motorcycles gain invaluable insight into using them over years of experience. If you have taken any safety courses or other relevant classes, be sure to document that and provide it to your attorney.

Think About Character Witnesses
Character witnesses are important if a case goes to trial. With... read article

Attorney Bernard F Walsh

A Good TBI Lawyer Can Help You Every Step Of The Way In Your Case

“TBI” is short for traumatic brain injury. A traumatic brain injury is one that’s sustained any time that force is applied to the skull and causes permanent damage to the brain.

Although the brain can often compensate for some level of damage by “redistributing” important neurological functions over time, the actual physical trauma suffered by the brain does not heal with time. Some loss of function is inevitably permanent.

Because of that, people with traumatic brain injuries frequently need life-long care. They may suffer from a wide variety of neurological issues and cognitive impairments, which can include potentially fatal symptoms like seizure.

The first months of dealing with a traumatic brain injury can be among the most challenging in any person’s life. The stress, emotional distress and other factors can be overwhelming. During all this, it’s important that your lawyer be especially proactive in helping you.
A Compassionate TBI Lawyer Makes All The Difference In Meeting Your Legal Needs
A TBI sufferer may have various needs that come into play in the course of a case. One of the most important things that a good Florida TBI lawyer will do is take on the challenge of communicating with other relevant parties, including insurance firms and... read article

Attorney M David Shapiro

Things To Think About When Selecting A Florida Attorney

If you go looking for legal representation in Florida, you will find that there are nearly 100,000 active members of the Florida bar. In 2009, almost 3,000 individuals passed the bar exam in the state of Florida to be admitted as qualified practitioners of law.
Since there are so many attorneys out there, it can be a challenge to select the one who will be best able to provide you with the services you need. You have probably seen advertisements on television, heard them on the radio, and even seen them on benches and buses.
When looking for a Florida attorney, here’s what you need to know:

Your Attorney Should Focus On The Specific Area Of Law That Is Of Concern To You
One of the key reasons why there are “so many” attorneys out there -- not just in Florida, but all over the United States -- is because there are so many different areas of law in which someone could practice. Each area of the law is unique and requires specific knowledge.
When you are choosing an attorney, always select one that has personally overseen successful cases similar to yours. In personal injury cases, for example, your prospective attorney should be able to... read article

Attorney Michael J Babboni

Make Sure The Florida Law Firm You Choose Will Defend Your Rights To The Fullest

There are plenty of different things to think about when you find yourself in the position of needing a law firm in Florida. A law firm needs to be able to provide you with the highest quality of service from the first day of representation in order to protect your rights.
How can you know whether a law firm is really the best one for you? It can be a challenge to know exactly how well a law firm will represent you, but there are plenty of ways for you to get information about a firm and make an informed decision.
Let’s consider some of the ways that you can discover whether a particular law firm is a good match for your needs. Before you agree to be represented by any firm, ask yourself each of the following questions:
Does The Firm Provide Information On Recent Judgments And Cases Won?
A good law firm should win many more cases than it loses. A record of success gives rise to many different judgments that the firm should be more than happy to tell you about. This kind of information -- the amount of the damages awarded and the type of case -- stands in for... read article

Attorney Bernard F Walsh

Why You Need To Contact An Accident Lawyer Right Away After An Accident Happens

What is the most important thing that you can do after an accident?

Although you might have many concerns after an accident, the first thing you should do is contact a trustworthy accident lawyer. If at all possible, do so within an hour after the event.

If you have to be hospitalized for an accident, it may be difficult or impossible to contact a lawyer right away. You should do so as soon as you can or allow someone you trust, such as a spouse or family member, to contact a lawyer for you.

Why? There are many important reasons:

-- Insurance companies are at work developing ways to deny your claim within a short time.
-- Important information and evidence may be misplaced or destroyed at an accident scene.
-- Getting a lawyer helps prevent you from making statements that may undermine your case.
Insurance Companies Are Your Chief Adversary When It Comes To An Accident Claim
Insurance companies work hard to design ways to deny legitimate claims to Florida residents. This is true no matter where in the state you are. An investigator working with an insurance company is often one of the first people on the scene of any kind of automotive accident.

Many insurance... read article

Attorney Michael J Babboni

Looking Deeper Into Auto Accident Fault

Looking Deeper Into Auto Accident FaultFlorida roads are among the busiest in the country, thanks to the millions of people who visit the state each week and the more than 19 million who live here year-round. All those motorists mean that accidents are a regular occurrence. Personal injury attorneys have a lot of different things that they need to consider when a case is open, and the most obvious is fault.

Determining that one party is responsible for the accident is the first step, and after, it's also a must that you determine if things like negligence and recklessness played a role in the accident.

If they did, the likelihood of getting compensation for a client is very high. However, while it's easy to look at the other motorist and nothing else, there are some other things you might want to consider as well.

Fault could lie with other parties beyond just the motorists, and in cases where this is true the settlement amounts could be much higher. Additionally, class action lawsuits could also exist depending upon the situation.

Here's a look at a few other things you... read article

Attorney Michael J Babboni

Understanding The GM Recall

Understanding The GM RecallIf you've been anywhere near a TV or online news source over the course of 2014, you're probably at least somewhat aware of the GM recall debacle that has been playing out over the last several months. An announcement made on June 17 that more than 3 million additional cars would be recalled has only added to this long drama. For many who are only vaguely aware of what's going on, it can be a little confusing. It's important that you take the time to understand this recall, especially if you're affected in some way.

Recalls are really nothing new. They happen constantly, on everything from baby bottles to vehicles to electronic devices. Normally, when a problem slips through testing and is only noticed after the product is on the market, a recall is initiated to help reduce the chances of further harm being caused by the product. A full refund, repair, or replacement will be given to the consumer.

And at first glance, that was exactly the case with the GM recall of their ignition switches. The switches of certain vehicles – Chevy Cobalts and... read article

Attorney M David Shapiro

What To Do If You Are Involved In A Hit And Run

What To Do If You Are Involved In A Hit And RunAccidents happen all the time. When you consider that more than 19.5 million people live in Florida and that millions more visit each year, it's not much of a surprise that an average of around 250,000 traffic accidents occur in the state on an annual basis. Most of these will be standard style accidents that will result in the parties involved swapping contact and insurance information, but it's not always the case. Sometimes, one driver leaves the scene. These hit and run accidents can be serious or minor, but for the driver involved they're always frustrating.

There are numerous reasons that drivers flee the scene of an accident, including being drunk, having no license, and more. It's a serious crime, and governed under Florida Statutes Chapter 316. In fact, leaving the scene could bring felony charges if the accident is severe enough.

If you're involved in a hit and run accident, there are a few things you'll want to remember. Keeping the following points in mind will help you recover... read article

Attorney David L Goldman

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