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- The Importance of a Real Estate Attorney in a New Transaction
- 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
- Florida Gun Laws Under Fire After Orlando Attacks
- Prospect of Medical Marijuana in Florida Creates Buzz
- Florida’s Death Penalty System Subject to Further Questioning
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Monthly Archives: July 2014
Personal Injury Attorney | Attorney Fees
Personal Injury Claims are dealt with on a contingency fee basis, meaning the attorney fees are paid out at the end of a settlement. No fees to the attorney, unless your case settles.
In Florida, standard attorney contingency fee is 33.33% of the recovery. However, in certain cases a personal injury matter may be more complex and require litigation. If this is the case a lawsuit is then 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. It may vary case by case so be sure to contact your personal injury attorney today and ask them for more information!
Additionally, if you are the injured party due to a negligent driver you should contact an attorney for legal consultation and information on how to proceed following an auto accident. The reason being, in the event of an accident an insurance company contacts you regarding your injury claim. You do not want to offer any recorded statements without first consulting with an attorney.
Whether the injury is caused from a car accident, wrongful death, slip and fall, or exposure to a defective product you should seek a personal injury attorney to assist with your claim. A personal injury attorney will make sure you get the proper medical assistance and legal representation for your claim.
If you have been involved in an accident and need legal help, call attorney Michael C. Blickensderfer at Blick Law Firm and schedule a free 15-minute consultation. Think quick, call Blick!
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Joint Filing | Bankruptcy Chapter 7
If you are a married couple and considering filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy there questions that may arise such as: determining whether to file jointly or individually. This determination is very critical to the outcome of your filing and you should address this with a Bankruptcy attorney before proceeding.
In some cases, one spouse may have the majority of debts or all debts and deem it necessary to file a bankruptcy separate from the other spouse. However, in cases where both spouses are facing financial hardship in meeting the payments on their debt it may be advantageous to file Bankruptcy jointly.
Advantages to filing jointly/together include:
- Filing jointly is more efficient by consolidating the filing, making it is less time consuming
- Paying only one filing fee instead of paying the same fee twice for separate filings
- Assistance from the other spouse in gathering all the necessary documentation together, which can be extremely burdensome
Joint filing, however, may have disadvantages as well especially when there is a large disparity in the debts and assets between the spouses. Call your bankruptcy attorney to determine what is most effective and beneficial filing for you and your loved one.
If you do not have an attorney and have concerns about your Bankruptcy or are considering filing Bankruptcy jointly, call Blick Law Firm today and schedule a free 15-minute consultation with attorney Michael Blickensderfer. Think quick, call Blick!
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Personal Injury Claims | Personal Injury Attorneys
Have 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.
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”
Blick 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:
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
6 Steps After An Auto Accident | Safety Tips
Protect 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 Representation
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.
Think quick, Call Blick!
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3 Signs Of A Successful Short Sale | Real Estate Lawyer
Looking 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.
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