Each year hundreds of thousands of people either become injured at work, through an accident, or suffer a debilitating disease, or sickness that renders them unable to perform any traditional work in which to earn a living. These conditions can be either physical, psychological, or both. In these situations, the federal government will award people
Car accidents are one of those events that are unexpected and can result in serious injuries. Auto insurance is one of those things everyone has (or at least should have!), but it may not be clear how it works with injuries incurred during an accident. A common misconception by those unfortunate enough to be in an accident is
Arrested for DUI in the Florida Keys? Did you have a right to an attorney before deciding whether to blow?
Oftentimes, I speak with clients who tell me that the arresting officer violated his or her constitutional rights during a DUI stop. Specifically, that the defendant requested the right to consult an attorney before determining whether to submit to a breath test (a/k/a whether to blow), and the officer denied that request. In the movies,
We’re you visiting during Fantasy Fest and got arrested for DUI, drug possession, battery or other misdemeanor or felony?
Were you visiting the Florida Keys, and Key West, over Fantasy Fest weekend and arrested for a crime? If so, there is a chance that your 4th Amendment Rights to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures were violated by Monroe County Sheriff Deputies or members of the Florida Highway Patrol. Each years, hundreds of
The procedures involving what happens to your driver’s license after a DUI arrest and the eventual criminal prosecution of the substantive crime are similar and yet very different. Let us examine the following case study. One evening, as you’re driving on the highway, you get pulled over by a sheriff’s deputy or a Florida highway
If I was involved in a car accident in Key Largo, Tavernier, Islamorada, Marathon, or anywhere else in the Florida Keys, does this mean I can file a Lawsuit for my injuries?
A common misconception exists where an individual, who has been involved in a car accident, believes that he or she is entitled to file a lawsuit to recover for injuries and damage cause to their personal property, even though they were 100 % not at fault. Although this may defy common sense, the Florida legislature
Procedural issue concerning child support modification successfully reversed at Third District Court of Appeal
Hutchison & Tubiana appeared before the Third District Court of Appeal in January 2012 for oral argument concerning a procedural issue in a family law matter. In this particular case, the husband filed a petition to modify child support obligations. During a hearing, the trial court judge required personal service of an amended pleading onto
A new court decision by the Federal Appeals Court for 11th Circuit (In re: McNeal, No. 11-11352, (11th Cir., May 11, 2012) ) allows individuals to eliminate a second mortgage and any other inferior liens on real property that are under-secured, in other words, upside down, by filing a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. In the past,
Does having insurance mean that all my medical bills will be covered? In the event that you or a loved one were visiting the Florida Keys, and are the victim of a motor vehicle accident, you no doubt have many questions, and fears. While your health and making a speedy recovery are the primary concerns,
Today, in the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial District in and for Lee County, Florida, (the Ft. Myers Courthouse) a jury awarded a disabled veteran $359,253 in damages as a result of breaching the standards that are applicable to recovery agents (otherwise known as Repo Men). On October 5, 2011, Mr. Dan Smith, a
Filing a Motion to Inspect the Premises: Maximizing Your Chances of Success in a Slip and Fall Case in the Florida Keys
Fall Injury Lawyer in the Florida Keys If you have been injured in a slip and fall incident at a restaurant, hotel, bar, or workplace in the Florida Keys and Key West, please be advised that Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.350 allows your attorney to file a motion to inspect the premises. This particular
New Changes Concerning the Availability of PIP Benefits Keep in mind that the law in Florida just changed concerning PIP. Most of these laws will go into effect beginning on January 1, 2013. For example, a finding of an Emergency Medical Condition must be made within 14 days of the accident in order to qualify