According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 29 percent more people die from car crashes in summer compared to winter. AAA refers to the time between Memorial and Labor Day as “The 100 Deadliest Days” because of the sharp increase in auto-related teen deaths. Thus, while summer is a time for vacations and relaxation, it is also a time to be even more careful to avoid getting into a car accident.… Learn more. “Summer Is Here – You Checked Your Car, How About Your Car Insurance?”Read More
By now, we all know that we need secure passwords when we are online whether we’re shopping on Amazon, logging into our bank accounts, or signing onto Instagram. But have you ever thought about what happens to all of that data after you die? Most people haven’t, but they should. Leaving any form of web presence after you are gone without having a plan for those electronic assets can cause unnecessary cost and stress for those you leave behind.… Learn more. “Who Owns Your Digital Life When You Are Gone?”Read More
Motor vehicle insurance companies love to sell limited tort policies because it is easy for them to deny you the benefits you deserve should you get in an accident and hard for you to win should you have to sue them. When you have full tort coverage under your auto policy, you can bring a claim for your injuries and pain and suffering regardless of whether your injuries are minor or catastrophic.… Learn more. “Make Sure You Buy the Auto Insurance You Need, You’ll Thank Yourself Later”Read More
There is no substitute for consulting with a lawyer who can provide legal advice that is correct, current, complete, and customized to your particular situation. In this day and age of do-it-yourself online document preparation, the lure of quick and easy seems alluring, and it also appears to cost less. The problem is that the documents prepared by these online cut-and-paste sites may not be as effective as one custom-created by an attorney.… Learn more. “Drafting a Will or Power of Attorney? Here’s Why You Should Hire a Lawyer”Read More
The year 2020 will forever be associated with the global public health crisis caused by a deadly virus, commonly referred to as COVID-19. Millions of people suffered and continue to suffer. Yet, Smithfield Foods, a multinational meatpacking company, prospered. Unfortunately, the company’s questionable conduct isn’t unusual. We have seen many clients find themselves in similar situations over the years.… Learn more. “Honesty is the Best Policy, but Corporations Still Lie”Read More
Injured workers, people hurt in car accidents, and many others, often find themselves in considerable pain. In many cases, that pain does not respond to standard medical treatment. Or, they simply want an alternative to addictive opioids. For these people, alternative types of medical care are important, and at times essential.… Learn more. “Will Workers’ Compensation Carriers Cover Medical Marijuana? Maybe.”Read More
When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become wiser, more inclusive, and better. That quote from Pat Wadors highlights the importance of listening to diverse points of view. Unfortunately, the Florida Supreme Court doesn’t agree.
In April, the Florida Supreme Court announced that it would not approve any Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course submitted by any sponsor “that uses quotas based on race, ethnicity, gender, religion, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation in the selection of course faculty or participants.”… Learn more. “Florida Supreme Court Alters CLE Rules to Withhold Approval from Programs with Diversity Policies”Read More
We all spend way too much time browsing social media. It is easy to get lost looking at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and every other platform that has become a way of life. Although most of the time spent on social media is harmless, sometimes what seems harmless often can be problematic.… Learn more. “Beware of Social Media!”Read More
Dealing with an accident is stressful. When your insurance company won’t honor the terms of your policy after the accident, that makes everything unnecessarily more difficult. That is why it is extremely important to know what your policy says and make sure you get the coverage you paid for.
On April, 14, 2021, the federal court in Philadelphia rejected an argument by State Farm Insurance that it did not have to pay for all of the plaintiff’s damages after a car accident.… Learn more. “Make Sure Your Insurance Company Honors Your Policy Terms”Read More
The headline is gruesome: “With COVID Delays, You May Die Waiting for Disability Benefits.” But the headline and the accompanying article in the February 2021 issue of In These Times are true. Disabled individuals who apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA) often have to wait years to receive the benefits they have paid for throughout their working life.… Learn more. “Yes, Social Security Disability Claimants Can Die While Waiting for a Hearing”Read More