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Category Archives: Personal Injury
Blick Law Firm has become a staple of the Tampa community and strives to work with area businesses and medical professionals to provide their clients with the best local care and services.
The law firm, under direction of owner and principal attorney Michael C. Blickensderfer, provides a wide range of personal injury services, bankruptcy, criminal and DUI services, wills, simple divorces, real estate law, foreclosure defense, short sale, as well as title insurance services. After 28 years in the legal field and a long-time focus on personal injury litigation and claims, Mr. Blickensderfer and his staff have created strong relationships with Tampa’s medical community, to provide their clients with excellent and convenient care during a personal injury matter.
Dr. Mang’s Chiropractic and Acupuncture Clinic was established in Tampa in 1999, and has been providing preventative care, pain management, chiropractic, acupuncture, manual therapy, rehabilitation, physical therapy, personalized screening, and risk assessment services to Tampa and Central Florida patients ever since. The Chiropractic and Acupuncture Clinic is equipped with low level laser therapy, digital x-ray, decompression traction table, hydrotherapy, and full spinal rehabilitation facilities to help patients recover from the damaging effects of automobile accident injuries, personal injuries, or sports-related injuries.
Blick Law Firm recognizes and respects Dr. Mang’s mission to focus on patients’ health and well being above all else. In addition to dedication to patients’ recovery, Dr. Mang’s knowledgeable staff and state-of-the-art equipment create the perfect atmosphere for patients suffering from injury to recuperate and heal—all in the Tampa area!
Whether your personal injury is caused from a slip or fall, an auto accident, slip or fall, or other circumstance, Blick Law Firm and Dr. Mang’s Chiropractic and Acupuncture Clinic understand that your legal counsel and representation and medical assistance are of the utmost importance. Acting quickly in the case of accident-related, life-altering injuries improves your chances of healing and receiving the compensation you deserve.
If you have not taken action on your personal injury due to the fault of another or in an accident, call Blick Law Firm at 888-973-2776 or visit www.blicklawfirm.com for a free consultation today!
There is no law stating that you must hire a personal injury attorney. Technically, you can file an injury claim against an insurance agency on your own. But, a personal injury attorney has the knowledge and experience to go head-to-head with big insurance companies and their teams of lawyers.
In cases where you have suffered serious injuries, faced expensive medical bills, and/or experienced a significant loss of wages due to injury, insurance company lawyers will work to reduce the compensation you receive or deny the claim altogether. A personal injury attorney will serve as your personal advocate throughout the entire claim process, where your money, ability to work, and quality of life may be on the line.
A personal injury attorney works with each medical professional you have consulted to determine the type of injury you’ve sustained from the accident, the length of time it will take or has taken you to fully recover, and the cost of the medical bills you will face. Having this knowledge and a working relationship with your medical care providers will help your attorney to protect you from an insurance company’s disputing liability or refusal to pay for damages.
It is important to hire a personal injury attorney soon after your accident to begin the claims process as soon as possible and better your chances of winning the settlement you deserve. But, it is also important to find the attorney who is right for you. An ideal personal injury attorney is one who is experienced and dedicated, and whom you are comfortable with.
Begin your search by looking for attorneys who specialize in personal injury, which will ensure experience and some sort of reputation with personal injury cases. If your injuries are the result of a car accident, be sure to choose an attorney who has experience representing individuals who have suffered injuries specifically related to car crashes. It is important to note that not all personal injury attorneys have experience with cases that involve car accidents.
No matter how much experience an attorney has, if he or she cannot dedicate the time and effort you deserve to your case, they aren’t the right attorney for you. Look at the attorney’s case load and consider how open and willing to communicate the attorney has been with you up until that point. If you are unsure or uncomfortable with a specific attorney, your claim process will be made all the more stressful.
At the end of the day, your instincts are just as important as the attorney’s experience and reputation.
Blick Law Firm understands the importance of acting quickly in the event of a personal injury, whether from an auto or boating accident, slip or fall, or medical malpractice. For proper representation and treatment during your personal injury case, call Blick Law Firm today at 888-973-2776!
Personal injuries, whether brought about by an accident or by negligence, can leave you vulnerable. Personal injury claims are best handled by an experienced personal injury lawyer, who can both provide you with peace of mind and ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to. The following are four benefits from hiring a personal injury lawyer to seek the justice you deserve.
With an experienced personal injury lawyer, you receive the compensation you are entitled to. All too often, insurance companies try to lower the amount of benefits you receive by contesting your claim or making the offer more appealing to be accepted earlier. Not all quick settlements are doing your case justice, and an experienced personal injury lawyer knows this. Hiring a lawyer will ensure you don’t settle for less than you deserve after suffering an injury.
A personal injury lawyer can help you avoid intimidation from parties that can take advantage of your injury. Severe personal injuries may keep you in the hospital, out of work, and/or losing income. Outside parties may see this as the perfect opportunity to take advantage of your situation, using intimidation tactics, ranging from legal technicalities and incomplete appraisals about your condition, to get you to yield. A personal injury lawyer will have your best interest in mind, and can speak on your behalf regarding your injury and your case. Don’t let outside parties bombard you with stress and legal jargon, when your lawyer is there to help.
The benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer far outweigh the costs. While hiring a lawyer can be expensive, those costs will be worth it in the end, when you are granted the compensation you deserve. Serious injuries come with serious compensation, and by hiring a lawyer, chances are you will be able to pay off your legal expenses and still have money left over following your case’s settlement. Achieving early settlements without legal advice, may leave you with less than you deserve and need to cope with your injury.
A personal injury attorney can ensure that your personal injury case is a solid case. Lawyers are legal experts, who understand the court system better than anyone else. They also have all the right connections to ensure that your case is solid and in good standing when you get to court. Hiring the right legal team can make all the difference in a personal injury case.
If you or a loved one has recently been injured and don’t know where to turn, the answer is simple. Blick Law Firm’s highly professional team of attorneys has over 30 years of experience in handling personal injury cases. If you have not yet acted on your personal injury claim, call Blick Law Firm at 888-973-2776 today for a free consultation! For more information, [Click Here]
Written by: Michaella Radich
On the morning of Tuesday, October 6, 2015, a 17-year-old student of Chamberlin High School, Alexis Miranda, was crossing Busch Boulevard, when she was struck by a car and killed. The incident occurred about two blocks west of North Boulevard. Sadly, this type of fatal accident involving pedestrians is not uncommon in the Tampa area.
After the death of an 8-year-old girl on Busch Boulevard in 2013, Tampa City Council announced that increasing pedestrian safety on Busch was an urgent matter. As part of this effort, the city paid $1 million to fix sidewalks, repaint crosswalks, and add crosswalk countdown signs for pedestrians.
The major problem for pedestrians on Busch Boulevard, is that there are stretches as long as half a mile, without any crosswalks at all. This means many pedestrians try to cross the four- and six-lane road at their own discretion. Busch Boulevard, however, is not the only road where these fatal accidents involving pedestrians occur in Tampa Bay. East Hillsborough Avenue was the scene of crashes killing two 15-year-old pedestrians, one in 2011 and one in 2014.
Being cautious and aware of your surroundings is the best way to stay safe, whether you are walking or driving. For pedestrians, it is crucial to cross in designated crossing areas, because this is where drivers are actively looking and expecting for them to cross. Flashing lights have been added to many crosswalks in the Tampa area to increase driver awareness and pedestrian safety.
As a driver, you not only have to look out for other vehicles, but for pedestrians. While pedestrians should use crosswalks, especially on busy roads with multiple lanes, they often cross in areas that are not designated. For the safety of the pedestrian and driver, drivers should always be on the lookout for pedestrians crossing the street and veering off sidewalks.
Should you or a loved one be involved in an automobile accident, Blick Law Firm is here to help you. Visit our office or call 888.973.2776 for a free consultation with one of our trusted personal injury attorneys today!
Written by: Michaella Radich
Traffic accidents are the leading cause of death and disability in the United States. While 20% of car accidents result in death or injury, a whopping 80% of motorcycle accidents result in death or injury. Additionally, motorcyclists are 16 times more likely per mile traveled than vehicle passengers to die in an accident.
What can you do to prevent motorcycle related injury or death?
As a motorcyclist, there are several precautions you can take to protect yourself while on the road:
- Complete a rider education and safety course before operating a motorcycle, so that you have the basic knowledge and skills needed to drive a motorcycle
- Wear a helmet (helmets are 67% effective in preventing serious brain injury)
- Make yourself visible to drivers by always using headlights and brake lights and wearing reflective gear
- Wear thick protective clothing that covers your skin
- Never weave in and out of lanes
- Give yourself and other motorists enough time and space to react
As a driver, a heightened awareness for motorcyclists on the road can be crucial to their safety and your own. The following are some safety precautions to take when sharing the road:
- Leave a full car length and full lane’s width between your vehicle and motorcyclists
- Remember that inclement weather and poor road conditions cause serious threats to motorcyclists’ safety, so their driving patterns may unexpectedly change in these situations
- Always be on the look out for motorcycles, as they are small and difficult to see
- Be aware that from your vehicle it is difficult to judge the needed stopping time and distance for a motorcyclists
- Check your blind spots actively before switching lanes
After a crash, an injured motorcyclists’ life depends on rapid and appropriate emergency medical treatment. Injury severity and timing are critical to the motorcyclist’s survival. If you witness or are involved in an accident involving a motorcycle, dial 911 immediately.
As always, Blick Law Firm has your best interest and personal safety in mind. Should you or a loved one be injured in a auto accident, we are to help. Contact us at (888) 973-2776 to schedule a free consultation with one of our trusted personal injury attorneys today!
Sources: nhtsa.gov, msf-usa.org
New Crosswalks near USF will Help to Increase Pedestrian Safety
On Wednesday, September 16, leaders in USF’s Transportation Department teamed up with the Hillsborough County Department of Transportation, to increase pedestrian safety on 50th Street, across from USF’s main campus. The new crosswalks on 50th street use Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) technology to alert drivers to stop for pedestrians.
50th Street, between East Fletcher Avenue and East Fowler Avenue, is a high traffic area for both drivers and pedestrians, especially during the school day and in the evenings. Regular crosswalks, without flashing lights, on 50th Street went unnoticed to many drivers in the past. As a result, in November 2014, a pedestrian and USF student was involved in a near-fatal accident on 50th Street, when she was struck by a moving vehicle. The flashing crosswalks will hopefully prevent accidents involving pedestrians in the future.
The RRFB crosswalks will only be as effective as pedestrians allow them to be. Pedestrians must press a button to activate the flashing that alerts drivers to stop. If pedestrians do not utilize the flashing feature of the new cross walk, or if they cross in undesignated crossing areas, they are exposing themselves to unnecessary danger.
Tampa Police Officers monitored 50th Street on the morning the new crosswalks were activated, giving warnings and tickets to drivers who failed to stop at the blinking crosswalks. Volunteers will be visiting the area over the next month to help educate drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists about the benefits of the new crosswalks and how to use them safely and properly.
Your safety on the road is important to us. Should you or a loved one be involved or injured in a traffic incident, Blick Law Firm is here for you. Blick’s Personal Injury attorneys offer services for victims of automobile and motorcycle accidents. We can help to make sure you get the proper medical assistance, legal counsel, and representation following your involvement in an accident. If you are involved in an accident, visit our website to fill out a personal injury, automobile accident, or motorcycle accident claim, or call our office at 888-973-2776 to schedule a free consultation and speak with one of our trusted personal injury attorneys!