What Can You Do When A Judge Won’t Rule On A Motion?

| June 15, 2017

Last Update: 1/21/18 In Florida, personal injury lawsuits are filed at the county courthouse every day of the week.  These cases proceed through the court system according to established rules of procedure.  There are the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure as well as local rules for particular counties and courts. Checking Status of Lawsuit and […]

How Do Personal Injury Contingent Fee Agreements Work in Florida?

| May 24, 2017

Last Update: 1/21/18 How Much Money Will A Victim Receive if a Settlement or Jury Award is Granted In a Personal Injury Lawsuit? If you have been injured in a car accident or a slip and fall in Florida and have hired a personal injury attorney to represent you with your claim for compensation, then […]

Documentary Evidence in Florida Personal Injury Cases

| May 18, 2017

Whether you have been in a car accident or slip and fall in Florida, it is important to understand some of the basic issues related to documentary evidence, including how documents become admissible evidence. This knowledge is so important because admissible evidence is at the foundation of proving any personal injury claim.     What […]

Florida Car Accident Claims  

| May 4, 2017

Last Update: 1/21/18 In Florida, car accident victims do not need to hire a lawyer to recover compensation for their injuries. They can file a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company on their own. Things to Know When Filing an Auto Accident Claim without a Lawyer Before you file your car accident claim here in […]

Florida Herniated Disk Injury Claims

| April 20, 2017

Last Update: 1/21/18 In the context of personal injury law, a herniated disk, or slipped disc, occurs when there is trauma and injury to a disk in an accident victim’s spinal column.  They are known to occur in “minor” car accidents like slow speed rear-end collisions and in grocery store slip and falls. These disks […]

Employer Liability for Distracted Driving     

| April 6, 2017

What happens when someone is in an auto accident with a distracted driver who is using his or her car for work?  Is the driver’s employer responsible for compensating the victim for their injuries? In Florida, the answer is yes — if certain facts about the car accident are present.     Distracted Driving on […]

Florida Personal Injury Settlement Disputes

| February 23, 2017

Last Update: 1/21/18 In Florida, when an injury victim opts to negotiate a personal injury claim with the insurance company on their own, he or she needs to be prepared to deal with sophisticated adjusters who strive to keep settlements as low as possible. Insurance adjusters are trained to negotiate settlements in the insurance company’s […]

Can fault in an automobile accident claim be shared between parties?

| February 14, 2017

In this video, Alan Sackrin answers a question that he has been asked many times before by clients and visitors to this site. If you have questions after watching the video, Alan is available to talk with you now and answer your questions free of charge: Q: Can fault in an automobile accident claim be […]

Shoulder Injury Claims Caused By A Car Accident

| February 9, 2017

Shoulder injuries are one of the most common car accident injuries which, in some instances, can be devastating to one’s health. Whether the victim is the driver or the passenger of the vehicle involved in the crash, he or she can suffer severe injuries to his or her shoulder(s) that can last a lifetime. That […]

Why Does It Matter If Someone Wasn’t Acting Reasonably At The Time Of An Accident?

| January 12, 2017

In Florida, we all know that an accident victim has the right to pursue money damages against a negligent wrongdoer (aka the “tortfeasor”). That, of course, assumes the victim’s injuries were caused by the tortfeasor’s action (or inaction). The law in Florida, like most states, is that a tortfeasor is held to account for his […]