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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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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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What Counts as Distracted Driving?

Jennifer Smith doesn’t like the term “accident.” It implies too much chance and too little culpability. A “crash” killed her mother in 2008, she insists, when her car was broadsided by another vehicle while on her way to pick up cat food. The other driver, a 20-year-old college student, ran a red light while talking […]

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Ride-Share in Florida: Are You Protected in an Accident?

Ride-share companies like Uber and Lyft are here to stay, whether the local and state governments regulate them or not. It is becoming increasingly obvious that their system is more effective and cost-efficient for everyday consumers. But the question remains, how protected is the consumer if they are (1) hit by one of these rideshare […]

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Sports Related Brain Trauma: Let’s Keep Talking and Address the Issue

Whether you’re a Friday Night Lights bleacher fixture, a proud college football fan, or an NFL fanatic, football season is in full effect—and the competition is so fierce that there will be estimated 130-plus plays, hits, tackles, spears and layouts. For a young and healthy athlete, that can lead to serious brain trauma. Until recently, […]

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Timing in Bankruptcy Cases

As in lots of things, timing can be everything. And the same is true in bankruptcy cases. There are multiple reasons for filing for bankruptcy sooner as opposed to later. Yet, there are good reasons for delaying a bankruptcy claim, too. The main point of this article is that, whether you file for bankruptcy now […]

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Florida’s Roads Becoming Deadlier

The number of crashes on local and state roads has skyrocketed since 2011, and distracted driving, such as texting and checking emails, is likely the main culprit. A new study indicates the United States might be looking at its deadliest driving year since 2007—a report that comes just one day after news that the U.S. […]

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As Self-Driving Cars Hit the Road, Innovation is Outpacing Insurance

Breakthroughs in self-driving car technology are surpassing insurers’ abilities to factor the systems into auto premiums. A recent fatality involving a Tesla Model S electric sedan using the company’s Autopilot system has focused attention on the risks of innovative “autonomous driving” technology. For now, the insurance claims process for cars using the systems generally works […]

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Airbag Recall Proves Problematic for South Florida Drivers

With a national recall of defective airbags in more than 24 million vehicles, drivers are worrying corrective measures are not coming fast enough. New rounds of recall letters are hitting mailboxes as the death toll has climbed to at least eleven; however, a number of letters that warn many South Florida drivers for the first […]

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Tires Older than Six Years, Even if Tread is Good, Can Fail Quickly

How old are your tires? The answer to that question could save your life. Tire age and quality might have played a factor in a recent crash on Interstate 95 in Jupiter that resulted in six fatalities, including four children from a Stuart family. Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) investigators reported tread separation—a highly dangerous situation […]

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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