The Role of Insurance Companies in Personal Injury Claims and Lawsuits

The Role of Insurance Companies in Personal Injury Claims and Lawsuits

They say accidents are just waiting to happen. That’s why insurance companies exist. Injuries could be from a car crash, a slip and fall on someone else’s property, a workplace or medical mishap, or the result of a faulty product. Many of those accidents will involve a personal injury. If that injury meets thresholds established by Florida law, a personal injury claim can be filed. We provide an extensive personal injury education center that details

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What is the Discovery Phase in a Florida Divorce Case?

What is the Discovery Phase in a Florida Divorce Case?

Discovery is typically the fourth step during a contested Florida divorce process. Generally, the steps of contested divorce may include: Filing a petition for dissolution of marriage Filing an Answer Filing required paperwork Discovery Mediation Parenting plans Hearing The discovery phase is the opportunity for family law attorneys to gather information relevant to the case and to head off any surprises that may come up at trial. In Florida, each spouse in a divorce case

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Recent Florida Supreme Court Decisions Reverse Past Rulings that Impact Criminal Protections

Recent Florida Supreme Court Decisions Reverse Past Rulings that Impact Criminal Protections

Recent decisions made by the Florida Supreme Court reverse previous court rulings and show a trend toward rescinding criminal protections. With a conservative majority, the court has shown a propensity to ignore stare decisis—a legal doctrine used by courts to follow past case decisions when ruling on similar cases. The current court majority has determined that past justices “got it wrong” with some previous rulings. These recent decisions impact many of the protections afforded to

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Guidance from an Experienced Music Lawyer: When is the Right Time to Add Key Players to Your Music Career Team?

Guidance from an Experienced Music Lawyer: When is the Right Time to Add Key Players to Your Music Career Team?

So, you’ve been lucky enough to record music. Maybe you’ve been even luckier to see your music catapult into some sort of success and wondering how to propel your music career to the next level. Possibly you’re wondering if it’s the right time to build your music career team. So, when is the right time? The truth is, it’s different for all artists because everyone has different needs at different times. The larger your career

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Handling Child Custody, Visitations, and Co-Parenting Concerns in Florida During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Handling Child Custody, Visitations, and Co-Parenting Concerns in Florida During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Many divorced partners in Florida find co-parenting, child visitations, and handling custody concerns challenging during normal times. In 2020, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic raises new child custody, time-sharing, and visitation schedule challenges during a time of school closings and “stay-at-home” lockdown orders in many Florida counties. Adding to the confusion is that Florida Parenting Plans typically do not address pandemic issues. Neither has the Florida Court at this time. However, a Texas High Court recently

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Florida Felon Voting Rights in 2020: Can Felons Vote in Florida?

Florida Felon Voting Rights in 2020: Can Felons Vote in Florida?

In 2020, many former felons in Florida will have the opportunity to cast their votes. That’s thanks to the passing of Amendment 4 in 2018, which restored voting rights to 1.6 million Floridians who served time for felony convictions. However, that right for former felons to have their voices heard at the ballot box might not be absolute. The Florida Legislature passed a law in 2019 that requires former felons to pay all outstanding court

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Car Black Boxes: What are Your Florida Privacy Rights Concerning a Vehicle Event Data Recorder in 2020?

Car Black Boxes: What are Your Florida Privacy Rights Concerning a Vehicle Event Data Recorder in 2020?

Many Florida drivers might not be aware that their car may have a “black box” designed to capture information just prior to an accident. In 2012, 96 percent of cars had an event data recorder (EDR) installed by the auto manufacturer according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). The U.S. Congress mandated that all vehicles built starting in 2015 were required to have EDRs. The EDR records data from a vehicle seconds before,

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Florida 2020 Alimony Reform Legislation May End Permanent Alimony

Florida 2020 Alimony Reform Legislation May End Permanent Alimony

In 2020, lawmakers in Tallahassee will address spousal support law in Florida. HB 843, a bill introduced in December 2019, proposes to reform alimony practices in Florida. The bill targets many dissolution of marriage “standard of living” considerations, including removal of permanent alimony. For many years, the Florida Legislature has debated removing this type of alimony but was met with resistance from various organizations and government officials, including Gov. Rick Scott who vetoed a bill

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What are a Florida Party Host, Restaurant or Bar’s Legal Responsibilities for a Holiday Season DUI?

What are a Florida Party Host, Restaurant or Bar’s Legal Responsibilities for a Holiday Season DUI?

  While the holiday season is a time to celebrate joy, peace, friends, and family, it’s also a period where people tend to drink more alcohol. With more people likely to be driving on the road with one too many drinks after leaving a holiday party, restaurant or bar, Florida authorities traditionally increase the amount of their driving under the influence (DUI) enforcement efforts. If you’re a driver facing a DUI charge, Fusco Law Group

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Injured While Shopping in Florida? Understand Your Legal Rights Regarding Retail Store Slip and Falls.

Injured While Shopping in Florida? Understand Your Legal Rights Regarding Retail Store Slip and Falls.

Bustling retail stores are one of the many hallmarks of the holiday season in Florida and across the nation. It’s also a time when retail-related accidents can occur that may lead to serious injuries. While retail accidents may occur throughout the year, the holiday season can be especially hazardous. Heightened risks may result in: Slips and falls caused by floor hazards, poor lighting, merchandise misplaced on floor Head and body injuries due to falling merchandise,

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