Monthly Archives: October 2013

How To File Bankruptcy | Chapter 7 Bankruptcy | Debt Relief

With the Holidays quickly approaching, some people are becoming mindful of the expenses related to purchasing gifts for loved ones. It is important to remember, especially for those in financial hardship, to spend responsibly over the holidays; and those who are considering filing Bankruptcy it is even more important to be aware that debt accrued over the holidays may not be dischargeable through Bankruptcy.

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.

When researching options for debt relief; two common bankruptcy filings to consider are Chapter 7 and 13. Chapter 7 bankruptcy is personal debt relief for an individual which liquidates all of your debt. Chapter 13 bankruptcy is suited for those who have disposable income sufficient to repay debtors, and thus a payment plan is initiated directed by the bankruptcy courts.

In a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, the entire process is usually completed within four months, and the debtor then receives a discharge of all dischargeable debts. This dischargeable debt includes 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.

No matter what your situation is, obtaining quality legal consultation from an experienced bankruptcy attorney is beneficial. Contact Blick Law Firm today and speak with attorney Michael Blickensderfer to assess what option is best for you. Think quick, call Blick!

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Tampa Bay Events | Things To Do Tampa | Tampa Law Firm

Blick Law Events is hosting an official launch event this November 6 from 5 to 9 p.m.

New and improved Tampa Bay Law Firm hosts red carpet event and looks forward to seeing you there!! To RSVP visit by October 31 to get on the list. The event will be led by attorney, Michael C. Blickensderfer and staff and welcomes all to stop by their new location on 3812 Gunn Highway.

Blick Law Firm’s slogan is helping the hurting. The firm holds to Christian-values to serve the community and its clients. At the event a special donation will be recognized; the firm has hand-picked a charitable foundation to financially contribute to and recognizes them for their efforts in giving.

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player, Ryan Nece, established the Ryan Nece Foundation to be a beacon to teens by empowering them to impact giving in their communities. The Ryan Nece foundation’s board members will accept the charitable donation from Attorney, Michael Blickensderfer at the launch party.

Michael Blickensderfer has been practicing law firm over 25 years. Blick Law Firm has diverse bilingual legal team meeting the communities legal needs in: personal injury, auto and motorcycle accidents, wrongful death, criminal defense, bankruptcy, title services, short sale, foreclosure defense and immigration law. This Tampa-based legal team is focused on achieving a positive outcome for clients while providing high quality personal service.

Blick Law Firm’s guiding principles include honesty and integrity, and a percentage of its proceeds support mission work and charitable organizations. For more information, visit

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Abogado de lesiones personales | ‘Minuto con Mike’ una serie de Video

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Abogado de lesiones personales  de Tampa relanza uno de los mejores ‘Minutos con Mike’ series de videos en YouTube para fomentar la discusión jurídica en el área de la bahía

Recientemente Blick Law Firm fue publicada en más de 40 salas de prensa y medios de comunicación, hablando de emprendimiento de la firma en dar consejos legales a través de videos en YouTube. Sitios creíbles mencionan la firma como, Revista Digital, una red de noticias de medios digitales con miles de periodistas digitales en 200 países alrededor del mundo. Otros medios de comunicación mencionan: el reportero del Toro, 760 AM Talk Radio, PRWeb – Online, The State Journal – Online y WBOC – TV (DT2 – FOX) estaban entre los muchos en publicar la serie de videos de la firma de abogados.

Blick Law Firm introduce minuto con Mike, es una campaña de video diseñado para fomentar la discusión jurídica en la comunidad con el abogado, Michael Blickensderfer. La campaña fue lanzada el 05 de agosto del 2013 y ha cautivado en YouTube. En tan corto inicio el canal de YouTube ha sido visitado por más de 100.000 visitantes!

El objetivo de un minuto con Mike es  de concientizar a la comunidad que siguen sus servicios legales, y que puedan contestar sus preguntas legales en vivo y ofrecer compromiso con la comunidad local.

Una vez al mes, el público puede ver 10 nuevos videos que se agregan al canal de YouTube de la firma de abogados de Blick donde el abogado, Michael C. Blickensderfer responderá sus preguntas legales en vivo! En este foro legal es gratis para los televidentes que tendrán la oportunidad de hacerle una pregunta a Mike y podrá responderle a sus asuntos legales actuales.

“Blick Law Firm ofrece a la comunidad un sitio donde la gente puede hacer preguntas legales y que pueden ser contestadas gratis sin la molestia de dejar su oficina o su hogar,”dice Dana Blickensderfer, directora de marketing de Blick Law Firm.

¿Desea enviar una pregunta? Aquí explicara cómo:

Sus preguntas legales son importantes y pueden ser enviadas por el correo electrónico info (arroba) BlickLawFirm (punto) com y ver las preguntas contestadas por el abogado. Blick intentará de responder sus preguntas legales  que son basada en los servicios de nuestra  firma, pero no está garantizo que cada pregunta será respondida.

Siéntase libre de utilizar Facebook y Twitter para publicar sus preguntas legales para Mike

Acerca de Blick Law Firm

Los abogados de Blick Law Firm es una firma legal de Tampa Bay localizada y especializada en lesiones personales, criminal, inmigración y de bienes raíces a través de todo el estado de la Florida. El abogado y dueño , Michael C. Blickensderfer tiene 25 años de experiencia legal en la Florida en Nueva York y Nueva Jersey. Las áreas que Blick también ofrece incluye derecho penal, DUI / tráfico, transacciones de bienes raíces, modificaciones de préstamo, ventas cortas, defensa de foreclosure, bancarrota, y seguro de título y  litigios de propiedad. Blick Law Firm también ofrece a los clientes que han sufrido lesiones personales, incluyendo accidentes automovilísticos, accidentes de motocicleta, resbalones y caídas, mordeduras de perro, accidentes de aviación y marino y muerte injusta.

Para mayor información sobre sus servicios jurídicos, visite su sitio web en

*Aviso legal * Contratar un abogado es una decisión importante que no debe basarse solamente en los anuncios. Antes de decidir, pregunte al abogado para enviarle información gratis acerca de las calificaciones de la firma y experiencia. Copyright © 2013 Blick Law Firm. Todos los derechos reservados.

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Texting While Driving Ban | Car Accident | Florida Law

Over the past couple of years there has been an increasing trend in the number of car accident claims. A personal injury claim arises when a party suffers an injury with lasting consequences as a result of the actions of another party. The recent rising trend of injury claims is attributable to various reasons.

As a result of the rise in personal injury claims, preventative steps are being put in place on the road. Recent news may help to decrease car accidents claims in Florida; Texting while driving for those living in Florida has officially been banned. Reporter Holly Sinn from Channel 1o News covered the story on October 1, 2013.

Sinn states, The “Wireless Communications Device Prohibition” that went into effect makes it a secondary offense, which means police have to first stop drivers for another offense before they can issue a ticket for texting.

There are a lot of exceptions to the law, which also allows for texting at stoplights, as well as single-button functions while the vehicle is in motion. The law more clearly stated below clears up confusion for drivers.

316.305 Wireless communications devices; prohibition.

(1) This section may be cited as the “Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law.”(2) It is the intent of the Legislature to:

(a) Improve roadway safety for all vehicle operators, vehicle passengers, bicyclists, pedestrians, and other road users.
(b) Prevent crashes related to the act of text messaging while driving a motor vehicle.
(c) Reduce injuries, deaths, property damage, health care costs, health insurance rates, and automobile insurance rates related to motor vehicle crashes.

(d) Authorize law enforcement officers to stop motor vehicles and issue citations as a secondary offense to persons who are texting while driving.(3)(a) A person may not operate a motor vehicle while manually typing or entering multiple letters, numbers, symbols, or other characters into a wireless communications device or while sending or reading data 1on such a device for the purpose of nonvoice interpersonal communication, including, but not limited to, communication methods known as texting, e-mailing, and instant messaging. As used in this section, the term “wireless communications device” means any handheld device used or capable of being used in a handheld manner, that is designed or intended to receive or transmit text or character-based messages, access or store data, or connect to the Internet or any communications service as defined in s. 812.15 and that allows text communications. For the purposes of this paragraph, a motor vehicle that is stationary is not being operated and is not subject to the prohibition in this paragraph.

(b) Paragraph (a) does not apply to a motor vehicle operator who is:

1. Performing official duties as an operator of an authorized emergency vehicle as defined in s. 322.01, a law enforcement or fire service professional, or an emergency medical services professional.

2. Reporting an emergency or criminal or suspicious activity to law enforcement authorities.

3. Receiving messages that are:
a. Related to the operation or navigation of the motor vehicle;
b. Safety-related information, including emergency, traffic, or weather alerts;
c. Data used primarily by the motor vehicle; or
d. Radio broadcasts.

4. Using a device or system for navigation purposes.

5. Conducting wireless interpersonal communication that does not require manual entry of multiple letters, numbers, or symbols, except to activate, deactivate, or initiate a feature or function.

6. Conducting wireless interpersonal communication that does not require reading text messages, except to activate, deactivate, or initiate a feature or function.

7. Operating an autonomous vehicle, as defined in s. 316.003, in autonomous mode.
(c) Only in the event of a crash resulting in death or personal injury, a user’s billing records for a wireless communications device or the testimony of or written statements from appropriate authorities receiving such messages may be admissible as evidence in any proceeding to determine whether a violation of paragraph (a) has been committed.
(4)(a) Any person who violates paragraph (3)(a) commits a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a nonmoving violation as provided in chapter 318.

(b) Any person who commits a second or subsequent violation of paragraph (3)(a) within 5 years after the date of a prior conviction for a violation of paragraph (3)(a) commits a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a moving violation as provided in chapter 318.

(5) Enforcement of this section by state or local law enforcement agencies must be accomplished only as a secondary action when an operator of a motor vehicle has been detained for a suspected violation of another provision of this chapter, chapter 320, or chapter 322.

Personal injury claims all vary in severity, and often times they involve lifelong consequences that require extensive future medical expenses and years of pain and suffering. If you or a loved one has been injured due to the actions or negligence of another, call Blick Law Firm today at (813) 931-0840. Schedule a free 15-minute consultation with attorney Michael Blickensderfer. Think quick, call Blick!

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Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer Re-Launches ‘Minute With Mike’ Video Series

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.

Screen shot 2013-10-17 at 5.19.40 PMBlick 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.

“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

*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.

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