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Personal Injury Claims | Personal Injury Attorneys

Micheal Blick red tieHave you been injured due to another party’s negligence? A personal injury claim results from the damage of one party harming or causing injury to another party. A personal injury may be described as injury caused from an auto accident, motorcycle accident, slip and fall, defective product liability, or wrongful death.

Blick Law Firm offers a wide range of personal injury services and one should consider seeking legal representation if involved in any of the following:

  • Automobile/Motorcycle Accidents
  • Slip and Fall Injuries
  • Premises Liability, Including Mold Exposure
  • Products Liability
  • Dog Bites
  • Marine and Boating Accidents
  • Wrongful Deaths

Blick Law Firm seeks justice for its clients and not only assists their legal needs as well as makes sure their clients at the firm get proper medical assistance and recovery.

Injured parties should also always contact an attorney for legal consultation and general information on how to proceed following an accident. In the event an insurance company contacts you regarding your injury claim, do not offer any recorded statements without first consulting with an attorney.simple_img_1

If you or a loved one have been in an accident and need legal advice, call Blick Law Firm today at (888) 973-2776. Schedule a free 15-minute consultation with attorney Michael Blickensderfer.

 

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Tampa Law Firm’s mission for “Helping the Hurting”

simple_img_1Blick Law Firm seeks to meet the legal needs of our clients, as well as provide emotional support to those in need. We are a Christian-based law firm that is grounded in Christian values. You can view more of our beliefs and core values on our website by visiting: blicklawfirm.com/about/

Our beautiful location and Tampa Bay Law Firm is located at 3812 Gunn Highway Tampa, FL 33618. Our headquarters offers a wide variety of legal services including:

Personal injury
Areas of personal injury representation include: automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, premises liability, dog bites, slip and falls, marine and boating accidents, wrongful deaths and medical malpractice.

We have over 25+ legal experience to help our clients seek justice against insurance companies in any injury claim. Call us today to ask about or free case evaluation! No attorney fees, unless you win!simple_img_6

Criminal law
Blick Law firm offers legal representation in criminal law specifically in the areas of: Driving under the influence (DUI/DWI), traffic infractions, HTO, criminal defense, white collar crime, and sealing record removal. Attorney Michael Blickensderfer has extensive knowledge in white collar crime defense and medicaid/medicare fraud. Call today to seek your consultation with the top Criminal Defense legal firm!

Immigration
Blick Law Firm works with those seeking proper guidance to receive United States citizenship. Our firm offers immigration service including: visa, asylum, citizenship, naturalization, deportation defense, adjustment of status, and employment authorization.

Bankruptcy
If you are overwhelmed with debt, filing for chapter 7 bankruptcy may offer you protection and relief from your financial hardship. Our law firm can help make sure that your claim is successful; properly and legally filed; and can answer any questions you may have regarding your bankruptcy claim and how the process works. Additionally, our firm offers courses on life after bankruptcy and credit repair. Contact us today if you are interested to hear more about our variety of deft relief services.

Real Estate | Title Insurance
Blick Law firm’s real estate and title insurance company can aid you in foreclosure defense, title insurance, loan modifications, and short sale negotiations. We work with commercial and residential properties all across the state of Florida; and have a seamless paperless closing process for all our clients. To know more about our title services visit: www.infinityabstracttitle.com.KKphotography0149

If we can help you in any of these areas please give us a call at 888-973-2776, or come in for a free consultation with attorney Michael C. Blickensderfer. Think Quick, Call Blick!

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6 Steps After An Auto Accident | Safety Tips

simple_img_1Protect yourself today on the road from the negligence of others. If you are involved in an automobile accident, after the accident, many drivers are shocked from the event and may not be properly taught on what to do. It is very important to know what safety tips to take to protect yourself and your personal injury case.

First steps to take after an auto accident occurs
1. Keep calm
2. Seek medical attention for those injured parties
3. Call 911 and go directly to the hospital if you or your loved ones are severely injured

*If your injuries are not serious or life threatening, you must:

4. Move your vehicle to the side of the road out of traffic’s way
5. Gather the necessary information regarding your accident for a potential legal suit [license plate; other driver’s contact info; photos of the accident scene; insurance information; emails]
6. Take notes or photos of acquired injuries inflicted from the accident to report

Seek Legal Representationsimple_img_6
Upon injury, it is important to always contact an auto accident lawyer for legal guidance. Legal information given from the law firm will assist you on how to proceed after an accident and the next course of action to take. An attorney is vital to ensure your protection from the defendant’s insurance companies and possible discrepancy. An attorney will care for your physical health and assist you to seek proper medical treatment. Additionally, an attorney can negotiate your medical bills, adding value to your claim. If an insurance company tries to contact you regarding your accident claim, remember not to disclose any information that can be recorded without first consulting with an attorney.

Call Blick Law Firm today for a free case evaluation regarding your personal injury claim. Christian Attorney at law, Michael Blickensderfer has over 26 year’s legal experience. Blick Law Firm handles accident cases throughout the entire state of Florida, New York and New Jersey.call

Think quick, Call Blick!

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3 Signs Of A Successful Short Sale | Real Estate Lawyer

Short Sale SignLooking into short selling your home?!

A short sale is an effective option for homeowners faced with financial hardships. There are options in real estate and it may be in your best interest to seek guidance from a real estate lawyer.

What is a short sale?

A short sell, in real estate, is the process through which a lender of a property allows the property to be sold for an amount less than the total amount that is due on the mortgage loan.

The short sell process can be quite complicated, and trying to go through this process with your loved ones can be daunting for most homeowners. A real estate attorney is encouraged for those who are considering short selling their home. Additionally, approval from a mortgage lender is needed in order to sell the property to a third party, and a real estate law firm is able to negotiate the sale with the mortgage lender on your behalf. Upon the lender’s approval, homeowners have the opportunity to sell their property at a significantly lower price helping those in hardship.

How long does a short sell take?

A short sale is a timely process being lengthy and consuming. It must be carried out properly in and legally to be successful. A real estate lawyer will guide you towards a successful outcome to make sure that the necessary documents are processed correctly; to ensure that the short sale is executed to the benefit of their client.

3 signs of a successful short sale:

1. There was a release of the seller’s mortgage obligation

2. Seller avoided significant credit hit

3.  Buyer is able to purchase a home at a relatively low price

If you are contemplating a short sale, or have legal questions regarding a real estate transaction, call Blick Law Firm today to schedule a consultation with Christian Attorney Michael Blickensderfer.call

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Immigration Lawyer | Application For Citizenship

NATURALIZATION, IMMIGRATION, APPLY-FOR-CITIZENSHIP, ABOGADOS, TAMPA-LAW-FIRM.1As a citizen in the United States there are many privileges and benefits to obtain and the most common way is through the naturalization process. The process to obtain citizenship can be overwhelming for some so it is encouraged to seek legal aid from an immigration lawyer to properly acquire and conduct proper legal filings.

How to qualify?

You must qualify for citizenship before you can begin the naturalization process. To qualify for citizenship you must:

  • Update Address

If you move from your current residence, you must notify the USCIS.

  • Register for selective service

If you are a male between the ages of 18 and 26, you must sign up for the selective service. Registering does not designate your position in the military. However, you must prove that you are willing to participate should your service be needed.NATURALIZATION, IMMIGRATION, APPLY-FOR-CITIZENSHIP, ABOGADOS, TAMPA-LAW-FIRM.

  • Pay income tax

If you are employed, you must pay taxes to the federal government.

  • Maintain continuous residence

If you leave the country for more than six months, you can hinder your chances of obtaining citizenship. If you leave the country for 12 months, you must start the citizenship process over.

  • Maintain physical presence

Live in the United States for 5 years, 3 years if you are married

If you have been living over 5 years in the United States or have been married to a U.S citizen for a total for three years, you can start the citizenship process.

To become a citizen you must do the following:

  • File for citizenship
  • Take the naturalization test
  • Speak, read, and write English
  • Learn Civics: U.S history and government
  • Learn the rights and responsibilities of U.S citizens

Attorney, Michael C Blickensderfer has over 25 years’ legal experience, and is dedicated to providing excellent legal representation. Blick Law Firm is grounded in Christian values, and strives not only to meet the needs of its clients, but to instill hope for the future through the gospel of Jesus Christ. If you or a loved one is in need of our immigration services, call Blick Law Firm today for a free case evaluation. Think Quick, Call Blick!call

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4th of July | Firework Safety | Summer Safety

4th-Of-July24th of July: The day is celebrated by parades, fireworks and barbecues across the country. Independence Day is celebrated in acknowledgement of the Declaration of Independence being approved by the Continental Congress in 1776, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom and liberty.

Fireworks have become a symbol in the commemoration of our independence on the 4th of July, and they play a major role in American’s celebration of this day. Seeing fireworks shoot off in the sky brings fond moments, as bright lights flash in a glittery display for all to see; but, if not used with safety and caution, fireworks can cause harmful situations, resulting in serious damages and injury to those involved. ccspca-4th-july

Fireworks not only have damaging effects on property, but also heighten the risk for injury; this is especially true under the influence of alcohol. Firework personal injury claims are especially high in the month of July. Florida fireworks are not only illegal but may result in severe hand, body, arm and/or leg injuries, or even worse, it can result in death.

In Florida, it is illegal to buy, sell, or explode consumer fireworks.  You can do so, however, if you have a city permit.  Be aware that if you are shooting off fireworks without a permit, you are breaking the law, which may result in unnecessary fines and a possible police investigation. If law enforcement decides to crack down and you’re caught buying or shooting off illegal fireworks, it is a first-degree misdemeanor.

It is important to be aware that most of the fireworks sold in Florida are illegal. Consumers are usually unaware that the only fireworks that are allowed for personal use without obtaining a special county permit are those classified as “sparklers”. This category of “sparklers” includes a very limited amount of incendiary items.
Legally, the fireworks merchants have their customers sign liability waivers explaining that the fireworks are illegal for personal use; the costumer attests that he is aware of the illegality of the purchase, and signs that he will be using the fireworks for a legal purpose. The legal purpose for use of these consumer fireworks only includes the following:

(A) you have a city permit to shoot off fireworks for the public to enjoy;

(B) you will use the explosives to scare off birds from a farm or fish hatchery; or

(C) you work on a railroad and need to light or clear a path for your train.

These reasons are rarely examined by the purchasers, and most times the customer makes the purchase unaware of the consequences of their illegal use. The reason that persons continue to make the fireworks purchases is because they are unaware, and the law is rarely enforced.

If you or a loved one is injured while using or observing fireworks celebrations, call Blick Law Firm to schedule a free 15 minute consultation. call

 

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