Many people believe that after an accident, fault is so clear that the at-fault driver's insurance company will handle the claim quickly and properly.
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Being located in Pinellas County, I have personally witnessed the benefits of hiring a local lawyer for an accident case. After the accident, it is simply more convenient and faster to hire a lawyer who is close to where the accident occurred and close to the witnesses and the medical providers. Our office is in St. Petersburg and close to where most of our clients live and work. Our St. Petersburg office is close to Gulfport, Pinellas Park, Largo and the surrounding communities. By hiring a "lawyer near me" there are a multitude of benefits that ultimately contribute to the [...]
This article was prompted by a car accident client of mine who had previously hired a law firm from a television ad for a car accident several years before. When her case was over and she went over the settlement statement with me, she commented that the costs that my office charged were much less than the other firm. I asked her whether the other case had something extraordinary about it and she replied that it was very similar in nature. There was no lawsuit, just treatment, a demand and then a settlement. I asked the client whether she had [...]
During the thousands of hours of personal injury client meetings I have participated in over the last twenty years, I have noticed certain questions continue to come up. This list is certainly not exhaustive but highlights some of the more frequently asked questions. What are the risks associated with hiring a personal injury lawyer? My answer is that there are usually not many risks to hiring a lawyer and pursuing an injury claim. I tell my clients that this is the same advice that I would give to my own mother. Medical bills are really the biggest issue to watch [...]
Have you been a victim of abuse by a Catholic priest? This is the question that Florida’s Attorney General, Pam Bondi, has recently made headlines with. The Attorney General’s office has developed and launched a website which serves as a tip line called MyFloridaLegal.com/stopabuse. This tip line is directly focused on helping investigate and prosecute complaints of abuse at the hands of church representatives. While the tip line is not directly focused on the Catholic Church, Attorney General Bondi’s action comes on the heels of a Pennsylvania investigation which led to a Grand Jury indicting more than 300 Catholic priests. [...]
When you’ve been injured in an accident, the best person for you to seek out is a personal injury attorney. They can help you get the compensation you deserve and fight the battles that you cannot. However, it can be difficult for some people to justify obtaining accident lawyers for something such as personal injury. There are many reasons why you might hire a personal injury attorney, but here are just a few. Better Judgement You might be the most rational, open-minded person in the entire world but you could be emotionally and physically subjective when it comes to your personal [...]