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Distracted driving involves more than just texting at the wheel

Most trips in your vehicle are uneventful. Although the risk of a crash is always there, it’s easy for drivers to ignore because only a tiny percentage of trips in a vehicle ever involve a close call, let alone a serious collision. Unfortunately, complacency while…

Personal injury claims and bankruptcy in Florida: What to know

What happens in Florida when a personal injury lawsuit and a bankruptcy petition collide? This is a common problem for a lot of folks who find themselves in a financially difficult situation following a car crash or another accident. Understanding your rights and obligations isn’t…

Medical malpractice concerns with telehealth medical care

Last year, many people began relying on digital health care services to meet their medical needs. Some have been using telemedicine for years. Having the ability to obtain a diagnosis and treatment advice over the Internet is convenient, but it is not without medical malpractice…

Which bankruptcy is better for you: Chapter 7 or Chapter 13?

You know you probably need to file for bankruptcy, but the whole process seems confusing and intimidating — especially when you’re trying to decide whether Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 is right for your situation. Learning a little more about the differences between the two can help…

Florida has a power problem

Florida residents are no stranger to power outages, between issues with high winds and hurricanes much of the year. However, there’s another issue that both interferes with the electrical supply and puts people in danger: power companies that don’t do their jobs. The Florida Public…

Can I discharge my student debt if I declare bankruptcy?

If you are suffering from financial distress caused by your student debt, you are not alone. Many Americans have a considerable amount of debt that they cannot pay without a severe struggle, which is why some seek help from the bankruptcy system. As a rule,…

Medical Debt and Chapter 13 Bankruptcy

Studies show that medical debt is the leading cause of bankruptcy in our country, as evidenced by the trending search phrase “problems paying my medical bills.” For the millions of Americans struggling with this burden, filing for bankruptcy with a local attorney can be a tool…

Why Should I Hire A Medical Malpractice Lawyer?

In the United States, medical errors have become quite widespread. In fact, a recent Johns Hopkins study showed that medical errors are the third leading cause of wrongful death. This is only surpassed by cancer and heart disease. When an injury occurs due to medical…

Is an owner responsible for a dog that bites in Florida?

Dogs, like children, are often a product of their environment. Although certain breeds are at higher risk of biting attacks, it is usually previous interactions with humans that dictate how dogs behave around people. Still, even a well-trained animal can be very unpredictable. Some states…

Do creditors have a way to prevent you from discharging their debt in bankruptcy?

Individuals who find themselves owing more each month than what they can afford to pay file bankruptcy to reduce their debt obligations. Creditors must stop trying to aggressively collect debts from the moment you file your case. While the bulk of your unsecured debts are eligible…

Can you hold a store or restaurant legally accountable for your slip and fall?

When you do something routine like going out to eat or to a store to shop in Florida or anywhere in the nation, you never anticipate slipping and falling. But it happens with notable frequency. In fact, “falls are routinely listed as one of the leading…

Ten Myths of Bankruptcy: Free E-book by an Orlando Bankruptcy Attorney

In the Ten Myths of Bankruptcy  free e-book, I will address common misunderstandings about bankruptcy. In the 20 to 30 minutes it takes you to read this, you will learn the answers to important questions you may have asked about how bankruptcy can help you and your…

Erb’s Palsy is a preventable Birth-Related Trauma

Birth injuries include a wide range of nerve and spinal cord trauma due to various mechanical forces during labor and delivery, leading to neurodevelopment impairment. Erb’s Palsy or Erb-Duchenne Palsy is a form of brachial plexus birth palsy. According to the American Academy of Orthopedic…

Are you a retailer who is trying to save your company?

Retailers have rarely seen a worse environment for success. With no tourism, virtually no in-store traffic and no further stimulus to tide people over, things look grim. Still, you may be holding out, hoping things will turn around by the end of the year. Many…

Did a dog cause your accident?

There are many distractions for drivers today. Everything from complex driver assistance technology and cell phones to the old-fashioned radio and fast food can cause distractions that lead to serious motor vehicle accidents. One distraction that does not get a lot of press is the…

Surgical Instruments left Behind

An emergency or elective surgical procedure is a stressful life event. A patient’s hope is for a speedy and pain-free recovery with no complications. Unfortunately, in some cases of medical negligence, there can be significant surgical errors that result in prolonged hospital stays, additional surgeries, and…

Hospital Acquired Infections: How Safe are our Hospitals?

Hospital-acquired infections, also known as nosocomial infections, are contracted by patients in healthcare institutions such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, outpatient surgical centers, and physicians’ offices. Transmission of infections may also occur to employees of these facilities. Infections are caused by pathogens, including bacteria, viruses,…

Medical Malpractice: Improper Blood Transfusions

January is recognized annually as National Blood Donation Month. The goal is to increase donations for lifesaving blood supplies to improve the health or save the lives of those in need. The American Red Cross reports that approximately 13,000 blood donations are needed daily to keep the…

Does a Notice of Garnishment Hearing Eliminate all Your Options?

As you continue to deal with the ever-mounting debt that you have accumulated, it may feel as though you can physically feel the weight of these debts. Having outstanding balances can lead to quite a bit of stress and even if you want to get…

Nursing Home Negligence: Falls Resulting in Significant Harm and Wrongful Death

Placing a loved one in a long-term care facility, also known as a nursing home, can traumatize a family. This difficult decision, usually the result of an emergent situation or chronic health concern, can leave the family wrought with feelings of guilt, grief, and anxiety.…

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