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As debt grows among older Americans, so do bankruptcy filings

The share of bankruptcy filers who are older than 65 is the highest it’s ever been. As the cost of living outpaces incomes, health care costs rise and debt swells, there’s been more than a two-fold increase in the rate of older Americans filing for bankruptcy, according to a new study. Debt among older Americans […]

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Hit-and-run accidents on the rise, which increases the importance of having UM insurance.

A hit-and-run accident can have devastating consequences not only to the victim, but to the members of the victim’s family. Recently, an English professor and past-teacher at Storm Grove Middle School in Indian River County and Southern Oaks Middle School in Port St. Lucie was killed by a hit-and-run driver while she was out training […]

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COMING TO A HEAD: Father sues football helmet makers over son’s CTE-related death

The father of a star high school football player who allegedly died of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)-related injuries has filed the first lawsuit on behalf of a CTE-afflicted youth player against football helmet manufacturers. This summer, Darren Hamblin filed a suit against Riddell and the owner of Schutt Sports on behalf of his late son, […]

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There’s safety in numbers when it comes to hiring a Board Certified Civil Trial lawyer for your injury case.

There are over 1,000 auto accidents every day in the state of Florida (more than 400,000 per year). And while there are hundreds — possibly thousands — of injury attorneys across this state, less than 1% are actually Board Certified Civil Trial attorneys. Think about that: less than 1%! A Board Certified Civil Trial injury […]

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Florida Homeowners Need to Beware of Loan Modification Scams

The South Florida economy appears to be slowly improving; however, many homeowners continue to struggle to pay their mortgage because of unfavorable adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) loans, negative equity, job loss and other adverse economic or personal factors. While a Chapter 7 or Chapter 13 bankruptcy may halt a foreclosure sale and provide a viable financial […]

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Treasure Coast Safety Alert: I-95 Deadliest Local Road This Year

Of the 41 people killed in traffic accidents on Treasure Coast roads so far this year, nine died in crashes on Interstate 95—making it the deadliest road on the Treasure Coast. To break it geographically down further, six died on US.1. and four lost their lives on Florida’s Turnpike. The only other roads with more […]

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Paralysis Victims Regain Use of Their Hands After a Non-Surgical Treatment Procedure.

Ability to perform simple tasks returns years after spinal cord injury. Completing simple tasks, like turning a doorknob or opening a water bottle, can make a significant difference in the daily lives of individuals with spinal cord injuries. An exploratory study published in the Journal of Neurotrauma reports a nonsurgical treatment procedure that restored at […]

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Student loans have become our modern-day debtor prisons

In 2017, Vera Thomas, 62, filed for bankruptcy relief. At the time, Vera was chronically ill and had been unemployed for two years. A Dallas resident, Vera had no income, subsisted on food stamps and was facing eviction. The bankruptcy court wiped out her credit card debt, medical bills and auto loan—but not her student […]

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Living Wisely: How to save enough money for summer vacation, starting now. Cutting back on a few simple luxuries each week can add up to an August getaway!

“I need a vacation.” If you’ve been saying that to yourself lately, it’s probably true. Vacations aren’t just about letting loose and having a good time—they help people de-stress, feel happier, and even boost productivity and mood. But, summer is already here and vacations cost money. ValuePenguin found that the average cost of a four-night […]

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Are electric cars more likely to catch fire?

In a perfect world, no one would ever die or be injured in an electric vehicle accident. But in the real world, accidents are inevitable. Tesla has experienced some bumps and bruises lately, as a few of its “smart cars” have been involved in head-on collisions. Just last week, two teenagers driving a 2014 Model […]

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Accident involving Uber or Lyft? It’s complicated.

Ride-sharing services are as common today as taxis. If you’re ever in an accident involving Uber or Lyft, it is most likely that you will not be able to sue the ride-sharing company outright. Drivers are technically independent contractors, not employees, meaning the company can deny liability for crashes involving their drivers (and have done […]

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Bankruptcy and Bitcoin: Major national banks and bankruptcy attorneys alike need to understand cryptocurrencies

There’s no denying that in just the past few years, bitcoin, which initially had a tarnished reputation as digital currency associated with underground or illegal goods, has emerged and exploded on the financial markets as a legitimate and frequently used form of cryptocurrency. Many businesses, especially those large and small overseas, have begun to accept […]

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Verdicts and Settlements


$1.2 Million

Auto Accident Settlement

$1.6 Million

Wrongful Death Settlement

$11.1 Million

Settlement for motorcycle accident

Locations


Ft. Pierce Office
302 South Second Street
Ft. Pierce, FL 34950
Phone: (772) 464-4600
Fax: (772) 465-4747
Port St. Lucie Office
1887 S.E. Port St. Lucie Blvd.
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
Phone: (772) 344-7770
Fax: (772) 344-3838
Okeechobee Office
402 NW 3rd Street
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Phone: (863) 357-5800
Fax: (863) 763-2237
Vero Beach Office
2101 15th Avenue
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Phone: (772) 794-7774
Fax: (772) 794-7773