Monthly Archives: April 2016

Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer Makes a World of Difference

BLICK-LAW-FIRM,5Personal 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. HeadhuntingLawyers 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]

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Florida Bar Approves New Animal Law Section

??????????????????With increasing frequency, pet owners, breeders, animal activists, and other are turning to the legal system to settle disputes over animals and to protect the creatures. This has led the Florida Bar to recently approve an Animal Law Section, which goes into effect July 1. The Bar is encouraging attorneys to begin or continue developing their expertise in this area of law.

Gil Panzer is a family law attorney located in Boca Raton who helped create the new animal law section. “The animal law field is expanding rapidly,” Panzer said. “I think that’s because so many people are interested or involved with animals. About two-thirds of households today have pets, more than children.”

The new animal law section will replace the Florida Bar’s Animal Law Committee, which was created in 2004. Unlike committees, sections have the power to provide input on legislation, giving animal attorneys more pull over contested issues like puppy mill regulations, housing and public access rights for service or therapy animals, and negligence standards for groomers, veterinarians, and pet product manufacturers.

Tallahassee attorney Ralph DeMeo will chair the section. He believes that the section’s creation provides an opportunity to educate both Bar members and the general public on the role animal law plays in other areas of law and will prove how great the need for the new section is. According to DeMeo, more than 1,000 Bar members have indicated interest in joining the new section this summer.

South Florida’s animal activists are some of the section’s most avid supports. “It’s tremendous and long overdue,” said Michele Lazarow, a Hallandale beach commissioner who is passionate about banning “puppy mills” and similar large-scale breeding operations. “I think there is a paradigm shift away from animals being viewed as property, and I think it’s happening very quickly.” Lazarow added, “The section will be a tremendous help to advocates who need lawyers.”

Marcy LaHart is a former Palm Beach County attorney and is recognized as one of Florida’s first animal legal specialists. LaHart currently handles cases from around the state, and reports that most of her animal cases come from South Florida, “because that’s where the condos are.” The majority of LaHart’s clients are pet owners fighting to have companion animals under the Fair Housing Act.

People with service animals often have trouble when they go to public spaces or move to housing with condo or property associations. These pet owners, even those suffering from debilitating and limiting medical conditions, are often asked to prove their need for a service animal.

Right now, it is unlikely that a large number of attorneys will choose to exclusively represent animals and their owners, because the money isn’t there yet. But as Florida joins 17 other states with animal law sections, and the attitude toward animal rights evolves, the practicing of animal law holds future promise. For more information, [Click Here]

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Obama’s Immigration Program Faces Supreme Court

BLICK-LAW-FIRM,3When President Obama announced his plan to prevent deportation for parents of children who are legal citizens or residents in late 2014, Florida was one of 26 states show legal opposition. This week, the Obama administration will ask the eight Supreme Court Justices to lift a lower court injunction blocking the implementation of Obama’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program.

The injunction came about in February 2015, when a federal judge in Brownsville, Texas ruled against the executive action. The group of 26 states, led by Texas, believes that the president is overstepping his boundaries and attempting to impose unnecessary costs on state governments.

Supporters of the program have faith that the eight justices, namely Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy, will show support for the Obama administration through their decision. Immigrant Rights groups are hopeful that the Supreme Court will find that the states do not have the right to sue the federal government to bar such immigration actions. If the case is decided in Obama’s favor, the case could be thrown out and the administration could start implementing the new program.

This paramount decision comes at a time when there is an empty chair in the US Supreme Court, following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. With just eight Supreme Court Justices, there is a likely possibility that the decision will be split 4-4. In the event of a split decision, the lower court’s ruling would be left in place, which would all but guarantee that the program will not be implemented before Obama leaves the office.

Immigrants and pro-immigration activists from will travel from around the country to the District of Columbia to show support for Obama’s program, which would protect nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants. The Florida Immigration Coalition is just one of many groups traveling from Miami to the nation’s capital this week.

Jorge Cortes and Jacqueline Lopez are two immigrants making the journey from Miami to the District to show their support for Obama’s DAPA program. Cortes said, “I’m?????????????????? going to Washington because we are demanding justice for the rights of millions of families who deserve to enter the system.”

Lopez is making the trip because she wants undocumented immigrants to be able to live peacefully in safety. “We want an opportunity,” she said, “so we can work and live in peace. We do not want to separate from our families and we do not want to live in fear anymore.” Call Blick Law Firm today at 888-973-2776 to set up a free consultation! For more information, [Click Here] and [Here].

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