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Hiring Personal Injury Attorney | Personal Injury | Tampa Law Firm

When searching for a personal injury lawyer to represent your injury claim there are several qualities that you should consider.

Law Firm Reputation | Experience
When seeking legal representation it is important to search a Firm’s credentials and credibility; and determine their specialization in the particular area of legal need you are seeking. Whether one year or 50, you can find out how long an attorney has been admitted to practice law in the state of Florida, and see what particular areas of law they have practiced in throughout their career.

Attorney, Michael C. Blickensderfer is licensed to practice law in Florida, New York, and New Jersey, being admitted in New York and New Jersey in 1986 and Florida in 1987. Mr. Blickensderfer has been serving the legal profession for over 25 years and currently runs a Christian-based law practice in Tampa, Florida.

Medical Treatment | Insurance Protection | Coverage
Personal injury lawyers are able to assist you in dealing with insurance companies following an accident. Many times an insurance company will try to contact an injured party to settle their injury claim quickly, for a nominal amount, and without the protection of their attorney. In most cases the severity of damages sustained in an accident are not easily determined, and an injured party may suffer soft tissue or latent injuries that do not arise until much later.

Seeking a personal injury lawyer to assist you in your accident claim will protect your legal rights to receive compensation for medical bills, loss wages, and pain and suffering that you are entitled to receive through your insurance carrier.

A competent personal injury attorney helps to negotiate your claim against the at-fault driver, and will litigate the case if necessary.  Additionally, an attorney will continue to negotiate with medical facilities to reduce the cost of remaining medical bills; and attempt to ensure optimal recovery and compensation for you and your loved ones.

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 a car crash or motorcycle accident and need legal advice, call Blick Law Firm today at (813) 931-0840. Schedule a free 15-minute consultation with attorney Michael Blickensderfer.

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What Is Personal Injury | Personal Injury | Personal Injury Attorney

firefighter-at-car-accidentPersonal Injury Claims result from the negligence of one party causing injury to another. Whether the injury is caused from an auto accident, slip and fall, or exposure to a defective product you should seek a personal injury attorney to assist with your claim.

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.

Auto accidents can be devastating, and injuries sustained in an accident can begin a timeline of treatment and therapy that can take months to complete. If you are involved in an auto accident, it is always important to know what steps to undertake to protect yourself and your potential personal injury case.

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.

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Bankruptcy Attorneys Tampa | Discharge Debt | Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy AttorneysGet a start today and eliminate debt! The main advantage to filing for chapter 7 bankruptcy is the discharge of most debt in order to pay the things that are important to you, and begin rebuilding your credit again!

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.

What does it mean to discharge your debt?
When you are in the process of filing for bankruptcy, the entire process is usually completed within four months, and the debtor then receives a discharge of all dischargeable debts. 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.

What are you able to discharge when filing for bankruptcy?bankruptcy chapter 7
The discharge totally eliminates the obligation to pay many types of debt including: credit card debt, old medical bills, utilities bills, unsecured loans, pay day loans, and most other types of unsecured debt.

Are all types of debt dischargeable?
Certain types of debt cannot be avoided by filing for bankruptcy including: student loans, child support and alimony payments, court fines, DUI judgments against the debtor, and debts incurred by fraud.

AVOID CREDITOR HARASSMENT: Once a debtor files for bankruptcy, there is an automatic stay on the collection of debt and most creditors must terminate their collection efforts immediately. The stay is an automatic court order that prohibits all sorts of collection attempts by creditors, and postpones most actions against the debtor, including repossessions, garnishments or attachments, utility shutoffs, foreclosures, and evictions.

filing for bankruptcy tampaWhy hire a bankruptcy attorney?

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 that is why a trusted bankruptcy attorney may be beneficial in walking you through the process.

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!

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Detenciones criminales en Tampa

Cuando usted se enfrenta con la policía, las personas a menudo se vuelven nerviosas porque están inseguros de si y pueden estar en violación a ley. La diferencia  de la ley entre estar detenido por la policía o arrestado crea diferentes limitaciones a sus derechos. Es importante entender lo que puede hacer.  La Policía puede  pararlo, pero no se considera un arresto si usted sólo se retiene.

En caso de que se detuvo para interrogarlo, es importante mantener la calma, ser Cortés, mantenga sus manos visibles en todo momento y no intente huir. Usted tiene el derecho a permanecer en silencio, sin embargo, es mejor identificarse primero y luego notificar al oficial que están ejerciendo su derecho al silencio.

Si no está seguro de la situación, puede pedir al oficial por qué han sido detenidos y si usted está bajo arresto. Si en aquel momento que usted no está bajo arresto, usted tiene el derecho a salir. Si el policía procede a arrestarte, usted tiene el derecho de hablar con un Abogado de defensa penal.

Un arresto ocurre únicamente tras una determinación de “causa probable”, esto significa que el oficial debe tener algo más que una “sospecha”, el oficial debe tener una “creencia razonable” usted ha cometido un delito. Una vez realizada la detención, un oficial legalmente puede realizar una búsqueda incidente a la detención de su persona para armas, evidencia y contrabando. En este punto, el oficial puede retener en la cárcel hasta por 24 horas, o hasta que se emita una orden para los cargos.

En cualquier momento usted es detenido y arrestado es importante consultar rápidamente a un Abogado a penal sobre sus derechos y asesoramiento sobre lo que debe hacer. Si ha estado detenido por un delito, o incluso emitió una citación por una infracción de tránsito, llame a Blick Law Firm  al (813) 931-0840 para programar una cita para una consulta gratis de 15 minutos con el abogado Michael Blickensderfer. Piensa rápido, llame a Blick!

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Criminal Arrests Tampa

When confronted by police, people often become nervous because they are unsure if they may be in violation of some ordinance or law. The difference between merely being detained by police and arrested creates different limitations to your rights. It is important to understand what you can do. Police may stop you, and it is not considered an arrest if you are just briefly detained.

In the event you are stopped for questioning, it is important to remain calm, be polite, keep your hands visible at all times, and do not attempt to flee. You do have the right to remain silent, however, it is best to identify yourself first and then notify the officer that you are exercising your right to silence.

If you are unsure of the situation, you can ask the officer why you have been detained and if you are under arrest. If at that time you are not under arrest, you have the right to leave. If the officer proceeds to arrest you, you have the right to speak to a Criminal Defense Attorney.

An arrest occurs only upon a determination of “probable cause”, this means the officer must have more than just a “suspicion”, the officer must have a “reasonable belief” that you committed a crime. Once the arrest is made, an officer can lawfully conduct a search incident to arrest of your person for weapons, evidence, and contraband. At this point, the officer can hold you in jail for up to 24 hours, or until a warrant is issued for the charges.

Anytime you are stopped and arrested it is important to quickly consult a Criminal Attorney regarding your rights and advice on what you should do. If you have been arrested for a criminal offense, or even issued a citation for a traffic violation, call Blick Law Firm today at (813) 931-0840 to schedule an appointment for a free 15 minute consultation with attorney Michael Blickensderfer. Think quick, call Blick!


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Marketing for your Personal Injury Firm Tampa

Welcome to the Behind The Scenes Blick Blog. Blick Law Firm blogs over the years have provided legal information to the community, which is wonderful, but it is time to mix things up and get personal!

Behind The Scenes Blog: weekly insights from inside the firm. Today’s story is brought to you by Mahayana Sfeir, Bilingual Marketing Liaison.


“I don’t mind living in a man’s world as long as I can be a woman in it.” ~Marilyn Monroe

The reason I started with this quote is because when I think of our Director of Marketing and Public Relations this quote just seems to fit her perfectly. Dana Blickensderfer, director of marketing and public relations at Blick Law Firm is attorney Michael Blickensderfer’s daughter and her role at the firm is vital to the ongoing excellence of daily operations.

At first glance, Dana appears to be this elegant-gentle woman, but she is mu293000_433200156730890_236531918_nch more than that. She is a smart, fierce business woman who is not afraid to shine in a man’s world. This quality in her character really intrigued me and is the reason why I chose her as the focus for our next blog topic. Dana demonstrates this type of leadership daily in her work habits and drive.  She started in her father’s practice in 2010 after graduating from the University of South Florida where she created and implemented her role from nothing.

Initially, the lack of marketing and branding of the firm was a red flag for Dana to utilize her schooling and skills to enhance the family business. To her father’s surprise, it would become a very important piece of the puzzle for the business’s growth. Attorneys, doctors and many professionals on their own must not only carry their education and expertise into their career, but also be able to produce and cultivate business. However, many business professionals lack the creative entrepreneurial mindset that it takes to run successful marketing business plans.  Dana understood the need to market the practice using her well-developed marketing planning abilities to further the family business. She implemented some of the communications and public relations concepts learned from USF, producing amazing results.

Learning from her many trial and error experiments, victories and failures, she realized the success she could accomplish. I commend Dana for her drive, which is what I admire the most about Dana Blickensderfer.

When I first met Dana, we instantly connected as like-minded ambitious women. We believe in our capabilities for success, the word “Can’t” does not exist in our vocabulary. We dream big, but we also know that everything takes time and hard work. Perseverance and dedication is what will get us to that success we foresee together for this personal injury law practice. She became one of the key employees at Blick Law Firm in charge of the office operations, as well as the marketing department. Dana has created an amazing system that I am happy to be a part of, and I look forward to helping her accomplish even more. Like the saying goes “… two heads are better than one…” Together as a team we are creating solid plans to be followed towards our growth.

Dana Blickensderfer is passionate about her work which is an enormous advantage when working by her side. Her passion and enthusiasm is contagious. I am honored to join forces with her and our Blick family to take us to another level. With God there is nothing we can not accomplish, therefore we will stop at nothing.

I would like to finish with this scripture from the Bible that iterates the way we live our day to day in our careers “…it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” (Luke 12:32 ASV)

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