September 12, 2017

Getting Insurance Help in Florida after Hurricane Irma

What Florida Homeowners Insurance Companies Say While those of us in Central Florida waited apprehensively for Hurricane Irma to make its way up the state, insurance companies pre-emptively sent homeowner policy owners email messages to let them know they were ready to help out if Hurricane Irma damaged their homes. The messages informed Florida homeowners that their insurance companies have phone lines and web pages for reporting damage from Hurricane Irma, claim adjusters ready to assess the damage, and lists of preferred contractors for repairing damage. It sounds as if they’re all set to help out, and you’re all set […]
August 17, 2017
Orlando Hurricane Damage Attorneys

Preventing Hurricane and Tropical Storm Damage at Your Central Florida Home

Last year, those of us who live in Orlando and the surrounding Central Florida area were lucky:  we made it through hurricane season with minimal disruption and damage.  Hopefully, we’ll have another uneventful year, but you never know what’s going to happen during hurricane season. We can’t prevent major storms from occurring, but we can help minimize their impact on our personal lives.  This year, let’s be prepared in case tropical storms or hurricanes hit our area: Have Hurricane Supplies on Hand If a hurricane or strong tropical storm hits the Orlando area, stores could be closed, and you could […]
July 20, 2017

Sinkholes and Your Florida Homeowner’s Insurance Policy

The Sinkhole in Land O’ Lakes, Florida Recently, a huge sinkhole in Land O’ Lakes, Florida, swallowed two homes, a boat, part of a road, and a driveway.  In addition, five other homes near the 225 foot sinkhole have been declared unsafe. As the community in Pasco County north of Tampa waits to make sure the sinkhole is stable, heavy equipment is being brought in to clear away debris, water samples are being taken, and insurance adjusters are assessing the damage to the homes their companies insure. Meanwhile, the rest of us in Florida watch in horror as videos of […]
June 19, 2017
Orlando Insurance Claim Attorney

Get to Know Your Florida Homeowner’s Insurance Policy

Know What’s Covered in Your  Florida Homeowner’s Insurance Policy As a Florida homeowner, you probably know you have a homeowner’s insurance policy that covers specific losses, damages, and injuries that could occur at your home.  However, beyond that general knowledge, you might not be aware of stipulations, limits, and exclusions that could affect your ability to get enough (or any) money from your insurance company to cover replacement, repair, and/or medical costs following a severe storm, fire, or accident at your home. As an experienced insurance claim attorney, I’ve seen far too many Florida homeowners shocked to find out that their […]
June 1, 2017
Orlando Larceny Attorney

Need to File a Homeowner’s Insurance Claim in Orlando, Florida?

It’s very probable at some point while living in the Sunshine State you’ll have to file a Florida Homeowner’s Insurance Claim.  We’re well aware of the threat of hurricanes and the damage they cause to our homes, yards, and places of business.  However, hurricanes are only one of the many possible threats to our property.  Lightning damage, fire damage, and storm damage can be as severe as hurricane damage and just as difficult to handle. Preparing a Florida Homeowner’s Insurance Claim If any of your property has been damaged by lightning, fire, or a storm, you should contact your insurance […]
May 16, 2017
Orlando Premise Liability Attorney

When You Need an Orlando Premises Liability Attorney

Have You or a Family Member Been Injured While on Someone Else’s Property? When you are a guest or customer on someone else’s property, you usually assume you are going to be safe.  However, this is not always the case.  Some property owners or managers do not take care of their property or are not aware of hazardous conditions on their property, situations which can put visitors at risk of getting injured. If you have been injured because of a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, and you had a right to be on the property, the person or people […]
May 2, 2017
Orlando Birth Injury Attorney

Help for Orlando Families with Infants Suffering from Birth Injury-Related Brain Damage

Approximately seven of every 1,000 babies born in the U.S. suffer an injury during the birth process.  While most of those injuries are relatively minor, some unfortunate infants suffer from injuries that have serious, lifelong effects. Among the most devastating of these birth injuries are those that cause brain damage.  During the birth process or soon after delivery, an infant’s brain can be injured due to oxygen deprivation, a trauma to the head, or an infection. If your newborn has brain damage due to a birth injury and you suspect medical negligence, it’s important to seek help to understand exactly […]
April 18, 2017

Motorcycle Crashes Increase in Florida

According to statistics from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, the number of motorcycle crashes, injuries and fatalities all increased last year in Florida. As the table shows, fatalities of both drivers and passengers increased significantly. In the Orlando area, we’ve been fortunate.  Crashes, fatalities and injuries all decreased last year.  Yet for the 25 families who lost someone in a motorcycle accident and for the 554 people injured in crashes, slight decreases in numbers are meaningless.  People suffering from the effects of a motorcycle accident need our compassion and support.   If You or a Family […]
March 29, 2017
Orlando Auto Accident Attorney

Car Accidents and Injuries in the Greater Orlando Area

Auto Accidents on the Rise in the Orlando Metropolitan Area As traffic has increased in the Greater Orlando area, so too has the number of crashes and injuries from accidents. In fact, in the past three years, the number of total accidents and injuries has increased in Orange, Osceola, Seminole, and Lake Counties, as shown in the following chart. Car Accidents and Injuries in Greater Orlando Counties, 2014 – 2016 In Seminole County, the number of crashes and injuries decreased between 2015 and 2016, but the number of fatalities (44) remained steady. Unfortunately, fatalities per year increased in three of […]
March 13, 2017
Orlando Premise Liability Attorney

When You’ve Been Hurt in Florida on Someone Else’s Property

When you visit someone’s home, office, or place of business in Orlando, you should be able to expect that reasonable care has been taken to protect you from dangerous situations.  Unfortunately, all too often in Florida, this is not the case.  People get injured every day due to lack of good lighting and other security measures in parking lots, obstructions on stairways and in stores, slippery conditions on floors, poorly constructed merchandise displays, uneven sidewalks, and unsafe pools and amusement rides. Injuries due to a property owner or property manager’s negligence can be very painful and difficult to deal with.  […]