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Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer re-launches one-of-a-kind ‘Minute With Mike’ Video Series on YouTube to encourage legal discussion in the bay area.
Recently Blick Law Firm was publicized in over 40 media and newsrooms outlets, discussing the firm’s venture in giving legal advice through videos on YouTube. Credible sites mentioned the firm such as, Digital Journal, a digital media news network with thousands of Digital Journalists in 200 countries around the world. Other news outlets to mention: The Bull Reporter, 760 AM Talk Radio, The State Journal – Online and WBOC- TV (DT2 – FOX) were among the many to publish the law firm’s video series.
Blick Law Firm introduces Minute with Mike, a video campaign designed to encourage legal discussion in the community with attorney, Michael Blickensderfer. The campaign re-launched August 5th, 2013 and has taken YouTube by storm. Within its short inception the YouTube channel has reached over 100,000 Views!
Minute with Mike campaign’s objective is to bring awareness to the community of Blick law firm’s services, answer legal questions online and offer commitment to the local community.
Once a month, audiences can view 10 new videos that are uploaded to the Blick Law Firm’s YouTube channel where attorney, Michael C. Blickensderfer will answer legal questions over the web on the air! On this free legal forum viewers will have a chance to ask a question and watch Mike answer current legal matters. http://www.youtube.com/user/blicklawfirm
“Blick Law Firm wants to give back to the community by offering a site where people can go to get legal questions answered for free without the inconvenience of leaving their office or home,” said Dana Blickensderfer, marketing director at Blick Law Firm.
Want to submit a question? Here’s how:
Submit important legal questions by emailing info(at)BlickLawFirm(dot)com and see the questions answered by the attorney. Blick will try to answer legal questions based on the firm’s practice areas, but cannot guarantee every question will be answered.
Feel free to use Facebook and Twitter to also post legal questions for Mike to review and
About Blick Law Firm
Blick Law Firm is a local Tampa Bay legal firm specializing in personal injury, criminal, immigration and real estate law all across the state of Florida. The owner, Michael C. Blickensderfer has 25 years legal experience in Florida, New York and New Jersey. Blick Law Firms practice areas include criminal law, DUI/ Traffic, real estate transactions, loan modifications, short sales, foreclosure defense, bankruptcy, title insurance and real estate litigation. Blick Law Firm also serves clients in personal injury, including auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and falls premises liability, dog bites, marine and aviation accidents and wrongful death.
For further information regarding their legal services please visit their website at http://blicklawfirm.com/
*Disclaimer* The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Before deciding, ask the attorney to send free written information about the firms qualifications and experience. Copyright © 2013 by Blick Law Firm. All rights reserved.
Personal Injury Claims are typically handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning the attorney fees are paid out at the end of a settlement. In other words no fees to the attorney, unless your case prevails. In Florida, standard attorney contingency fee is 33.33% of the recovery.
A personal injury matter may be more complex and require litigation. In this instance, a lawsuit is filed and the case goes before the court and will ultimately be determined by a jury. The fee associated with cases that reach litigation is higher due to the complexity of legal services. In the state of Florida, the appropriate attorney fee in this instance is 40% of the recovery.
Blick Law Firm offers a wide range of personal injury services including representation for:
- 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 can help to make sure you get the proper medical assistance and legal representation for your claim.
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.
If you or a loved one have been in an accident and need legal advice, call Blick Law Firm today at (813) 931-0840. Schedule a free 15-minute consultation with attorney Michael Blickensderfer.
Independence Day is celebrated in recognition of the Declaration of Independence being approved by the Continental Congress in 1776, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom and liberty. The day is celebrated by parades, fireworks and barbecues across the country.
Fireworks have become an iconic 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.
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 today at (813) 931-0840 to schedule a free 15 minute consultation with attorney Michael Blickensderfer.
A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy filing is a useful way to discharge of most debt, and can relieve the burden of creditor collection attempts. Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is generally available when the debtor has little property aside from the basic necessities like furniture and clothing; and the debtor has difficulty making payments on basic expenses, or has very little money left after doing so. Today, many people utilize bankruptcy as a strategy for resolving unmanageable debt. Today, filing for Bankruptcy is more common than most people realize and can be a refreshing solution to a debt-ridden life.
Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is a liquidation proceeding whereby the debtor turns over all non-exempt property to the bankruptcy trustee who then converts it to cash to pay off the creditors. Usually within four months the debtor then receives a discharge of all dischargeable debts. Usually, these dischargeable debts include your credit card debt, old medical bills, utilities bills, unsecured loans, pay day loans, and most other types of unsecured debt.
The advantage to filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy is that your unsecured debt is completely eliminated, the process is fairly quick, and the automatic stay that takes place after filing prohibits creditors from making collection efforts.
It is important to be aware that while Chapter 7 Bankruptcy may ultimately relieve a debtor of the burden of insurmountable unsecured debt, it is a process that requires the production of several documents and tedious preparation. The more prepared the debtor is, the more seamless the process becomes.
Bankruptcy is a complex area of law and involves many considerations, including whether to file, determining which type of Bankruptcy to file, the use of exemptions, understanding the protections of the Bankruptcy Code and using them to your advantage.
No matter what your situation is, obtaining quality legal consultation from an experienced bankruptcy attorney is beneficial. Contact Blick Law Firm today at (813) 931-0840. Schedule a free 15 minute consultation with attorney Michael Blickensderfer to assess what option is best for you. Think quick, call Blick!
Everyday Florida drivers get behind the wheel unaware that their driving privilege has been suspended, cancelled, or revoked. Law enforcement officers make daily arrests for driving with a suspended license which can lead to complications when trying to reinstate your driving privilege.
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. Receiving a citation for Driving with a Suspended License requires a court appearance.
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.
It is important to know that multiple infractions of Driving with a Suspended License can lead to very serious consequences, and drivers with repeated violations can become listed as a Habitual Traffic Offender.
The penalty of driving with your license suspended, whether you have knowledge or not, can be serious and generally lead to complications with your future driving privilege.
If you or a loved one have been arrested or issued a citation for driving with a suspended license, call Blick Law Firm today at (813) 931-0840. Schedule a free 15-minute consultation with attorney Michael Blickensderfer.