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- Over 150 New Florida Laws Take Effect this Month
- Law Change Protects Florida Patients From Balance Billing
- Fatal Alligator Attack at Disney World Orlando Could Mean Legal Trouble
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Monthly Archives: February 2014
It is very common to become overwhelmed with intense emotions and feelings when involved in an auto accident. However, it is essential to handle the situation in a calm fashion and as smoothly as possible for the benefit of your legal rights and claim success.
In certain circumstances, insurance industries will attempt to settle your case prematurely by means of a liability release. If you sign a release of liability that means you are agreeing to settle your claim.
Signing a liability release will discharge all parties from any and all liability for the incident. If involved in an auto accident, you should proceed with caution and seek a car accident lawyer to protect your rights. With the proper legal representation, you can receive befitting compensation for your damages, as well as guidance through the medical and legal process in its entirety.
A liability release can also end your case before you have acquired medical treatment. Even if an auto accident does not cause immediate physical discomfort, sometimes there can be underlying issues that can worsen overtime. It is always imperative to seek medical attention immediately following an accident, in order to ensure your physical health and safety.
A premature settlement can hinder coverage of future costs, as well as negatively affect your out of pocket expenses. A personal injury lawyer will take into account liability, injures, coverage, and future damages, as well as negotiate and contend for lower settlement amounts for the injured party.
Attorney, Michael C. Blickensderfer holds over 25 years of legal experience in personal injury law. Grounded in Christian values, Blick Law Firm is proactive and dedicated to seeking justice, and obtaining outstanding case results for its clients.
For a free case evaluation, contact your Tampa Bay Law Firm at 888-973-2776 or visit us at www.blicklawfirm.com.
Often times Florida drivers are unaware when they get behind the wheel of a vehicle that their driving privileges have been suspended, cancelled, or revoked; and unsure of what to do. Law enforcement officers arrest drivers daily for driving with a suspended license. Arrests of this nature can lead to complications when trying to reinstate your driving privileges.
In Florida, it is a criminal traffic offense if a driver operates a motor vehicle with knowledge that their driver’s license is cancelled, suspended, or revoked.
The following charges may result from Driving with a Suspended License with knowledge of the suspension:
(1) First conviction is a second degree misdemeanor;
(2) Second conviction is a first degree misdemeanor;
(3) Third, or subsequent conviction, is a third degree felony and possible jail time may have to be served.
In this case, it is important to know that multiple infractions of Driving with a Suspended License can lead to consequences, and drivers with repeated violations can be listed as a Habitual Traffic Offender in the county or state.
If you or a loved one have been arrested or issued a traffic ticket/citation for driving with a suspended license, call Blick Law Firm today to receive a case evaluation with a Tampa Criminal Lawyer that has over 26 years legal experience.
The 2014 Olympic Winter Games are finally here. Athletes from all over have endured vigorous training in preparation for this year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia. This multi-sport event encompasses very exciting and sometimes dangerous competitions in which professional athletes participate. American World Cup Alpine Ski Racer, Lindsey Vonn, took home two medals in the 2010 Vancouver Games. She also became the first American woman to win an Olympic gold in the downhill.
As the most recognized name in Alpine Skiing, many Americans are excited to see Vonn compete in this year’s Winter Olympics. Unfortunately, Vonn announced that she would be leaving the Sochi Olympics due to a knee injury during a high speed crash during training.
Injury is very common among athletes, as well as people who exercise regularly. Injury can also occur due to result of another’s negligence. Injuries may be sustained from various factors including defective equipment and/or negligence can be very painful, and require extensive medical treatment that can be quite expensive. Injury can also prevent you from attending work or school, and is sometimes life altering.
If you are injured, it is important to know your legal rights. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you get proper medical assistance, determine liability, and negotiate with insurance companies. Two major issues of concern in evaluating a personal injury case are liability and causation.
Causation is a very important factor in a personal injury case. If your injury is a result of a person, or organizations negligence, a personal injury attorney can assist you with your claim. For example, if you sustain injuries due to a health club’s defective equipment, or if you slip and fall on a wet floor in your gym; you should immediately seek medical attention, and contact a personal injury lawyer.
If you feel you are in this personal injury situation call Blick Law Firm today for a Free 15 minute consultation with Attorney Michael Blickensderfer. Think quick, Call Blick!
Infinity Abstract & Title will be hosting an informational seminar from 3 to 5 p.m., on Wednesday, February 19 at the Blick Law Firm’s previous headquarters, 4351 Gunn Highway in Tampa. Licensed Title Agent Debbie Macias, will be discussing ‘Red Flags’ to look out for during Real Estate transactions. Certified Public Accountant Kevin B. Krueger, will be providing information regarding the 1099 deficiency law that expired on 12/31/2013. The seminar will include a Q&A session, and there will be light food and refreshments served.
As a division of Blick Law Firm, Infinity Abstract & Title provides title insurance and escrow services to clients throughout the entire State of Florida.
What is Title Insurance?
Title insurance is a form of protection that is necessary when purchasing a new home or property. Unlike other forms of insurance that only protect against future loss or damage, Title Insurance protects against loss or damage produced by past events that can cause a failure or defect to the title.
A Title Company will conduct a search of public land records to discover anything that can potentially affect the title of the property. After this title search is complete, the buyer will receive Title Insurance. Some common issues that can affect the title of a property consist of:
- Improperly prepared deeds
- Open mortgages
- Probate proceedings
- Outstanding judgments or
- Tax liens against the property or individuals
- Covenants and restrictions
After a records search is conducted, many existing problems can still arise, and hidden hazards can still exist. Title Insurance will protect you against these potential problems and pay for any legal fees involved in defending a claim.
Realtors and title companies are prohibited from giving legal advice without a license to practice law. However, a real estate lawyer is obligated by law to disclose legal options to the homebuyer. For security and peace of mind, it is important to be aware of legal options when purchasing a home. An experienced real estate attorney can provide needed legal advice, and can interpret jargon presented in Closing documents. An attorney can also distinguish problems with your purchase documentation, as well as take care of discrepancies that can emerge during the real estate purchase process.
When purchasing a new home, it is important to seek a title company that has an experienced real estate attorney to ensure that your investment is legal and secure. Unlike other states, the state of Florida does not require homebuyers to hire an attorney for a title closing. However, buying a home is a complex process that requires legal direction. A real estate agent alone is not sufficient in handling the legal matters and ethical standards that exist when purchasing a home.
The first thing the buyer must do is open an escrow account with a neutral third party. The buyer will provide money that will be held in consideration of the purchase, ensuring that the buyer intends to fully complete the sale.
After the buyer opens an escrow account, there are five steps that must be followed in order to protect the buyer’s interest in the home. These steps include:
- Completing a Title search
- Purchasing Title Insurance
- Completing a Home Inspection and Pest Inspection
- Negotiating the Closing Costs; and
- Locking the Interest Rate of the Mortgage
It is important for the buyer to follow these steps upon completion of any Real Estate transaction, and it is advisable to seek legal counsel prior to moving forward with the purchase process.
At Blick Law Firm we provide title insurance and escrow services to clients throughout the entire State of Florida. Call us today, for a free consultation.