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Can I Sue An Uninsured Driver In Florida?

Yes, you can sue an uninsured driver in Florida, but collecting on a favorable judgment may be difficult. Your attorney will have to explore the …

Answered by Jeffrey S. Hirsh, 2 months ago

How do I get the medical care I need in a worker's compensation case in Florida?

In Florida, all workers' compensation cases begin by asking your employer for medical care for an accident-related injury. If a physician …

Answered by Barry A. Stein, 5 months ago

What are the benfefits of creating a living trust in Florida?

The primary purpose of the living trust is to avoid guardianship proceedings, which can be very expensive, in the event of incapacity. A secondary …

Answered by Nelson C. Keshen, 1 year ago

How long may I receive worker’s compensation medical benefits in Florida?

In Florida, Worker’s compensation medical benefits are to be provided to allow you to recover from your work related injury. If you have a …

Answered by Barry A. Stein, 1 year ago

Why Do I Need A Lawyer For Workers' Compensation In Florida?

Florida’s workers' compensation laws are so complicated and difficult to understand that it’s virtually impossible for an injured …

Answered by Glen D. Wieland, 1 year ago

How do I get Social Security Disability and Supplemental Security Income in Florida?

You must apply for benefits online, over the phone or in person at your nearest Social Security office. You must show that you have a medically …

Answered by Richard A. Culbertson, 1 year ago

Can I Sue A Doctor For Misdiagnosis In Florida?

Thousands of people are injured each year or die as a result of being misdiagnosed by a medical provider.  We have represented individuals and …

Answered by Daniel D. Dolan, II, 2 years ago

Do I need a lawyer for workers compensation case in Florida?

Yes because there are two benefits, and only two benefits, which you receive in a workers' compensation case. You get medical expenses that …

Answered by Barry A. Stein, 2 years ago

Is Updating Prenuptial Agreements Necessary In Florida?

Many couples have found that entering into a Prenuptial Agreement is very helpful to strengthening the marriage. It provides the opportunity for them …

Answered by Jonathan R. Simon, 2 years ago

Is A Private Trial Right For You In Florida?

Florida Statutes §44.104 provides for “voluntary trial resolution” – also commonly known as “private judging.” …

Answered by Jonathan R. Simon, 2 years ago

If I was involved in a truck accident or semi-trailer truck accident in Florida, what should I do to get compensated for my injuries and losses?

Getting into an accident with a truck or “big rig” can result in serious consequences. A smaller vehicle often sustains extensive damage …

Answered by Sagi Shaked, 3 years ago

If I suffered a femur fracture from an accident in Florida, can I sue the person who caused it?

Your thighbone, or femur, is the strongest bone in your body. Clearly, it takes a large force to cause a femur fracture. The most common cause of …

Answered by Sagi Shaked, 3 years ago

What are my chances of winning a sexual assault or rape case in Florida?

A crime of sexual assault is considered a felony in Florida. Sexual assault or sexual battery includes sexual contact that is unwanted and offensive. …

Answered by Sagi Shaked, 3 years ago

Can you get kicked out of college for being arrested in Florida?

Unfortunately the answer is yes. College students need to be aware of the many pitfalls that can confront them upon an arrest -- even if it is …

Answered by Jude M. Faccidomo, 3 years ago

- Under Florida law, can I collect worker’s compensation, unemployment and Social Security benefits at the same time?

Most people must wait months before SSA approves the claim, during which time unemployment or workers’ compensation payments are the difference …

Answered by Paul J. Morgan, 3 years ago

Can I Sue For A Wrongful Death In Florida?

Yes in many cases. Losing a loved one in a wrongful death in Florida may be devastating and incredibly overwhelming. When someone dies in a fatal …

Answered by Jason Turchin, 3 years ago

Do I need a Lawyer for an Uncontested Divorce in Florida?

Florida is a no-fault state, which means that there need not be a reason or fault attributable to one party in order to obtain a divorce. One party …

Answered by Donna C. Hung, 3 years ago

How will alimony reform in Florida in 2013 and 2014 affect my case?

Attorney Jonathan Simon was featured on Family Law Talk with Kirk Stange discussing alimony reform in Florida.  You can listen to the segment …

Answered by Jonathan R. Simon, 3 years ago

What do I do if I've been sued by a debt collector in Florida?

Many banks and credit card companies sell your account to a debt buyer if you do not pay your bill. Debt buyers purchase millions of dollars worth of …

Answered by Robert N. Heath, Jr., 3 years ago

What are the best qualities to look for when hiring a lawyer to defend me against mortgage fraud in Florida?

When you are charged with mortgage fraud and are looking for an attorney with the best qualities to represent you, it is important to make sure that …

Answered by Frank A. Rubino, 3 years ago

What are the best qualities to look for when hiring a lawyer to defend me for fraud in Florida?

When you are searching for an attorney to represent you for fraud charges, the best qualities to look for are experience and your comfort …

Answered by Frank A. Rubino, 3 years ago

• What are the best qualities to look for when hiring a lawyer to defend me for Medicare Fraud in Florida?

The best quality in an attorney for anyone who is charged or arrested for Medicare fraud should be that he or she should be comfortable with the …

Answered by Frank A. Rubino, 3 years ago

Who is eligible to be a Personal Representative or Executor to probate a Will in Florida?

This is one of those questions which is sometimes more easily answered by addressing who CANNOT be a Personal Representative (PR) or Executor (term …

Answered by Randell C. Doane, 3 years ago

How do I value a business in a Florida divorce or family law for purposes of equitable distribution or property division?

In Florida, a business or corporation is part of equitable distribution or property division pursuant to Florida Statute Section 61.075. You first …

Answered by Joshua K. Friedman, 4 years ago

Is there anything that can be done to speed up the long delays in Florida involving my Social Security Disability Claim?

This is a common and legitimate concern. Unfortunately, from start to finish, a Social Security Disability claim can take up to two years in certain …

Answered by Alfred J. Hilado, 4 years ago

Do I need a lawyer to file a Charge of Discrimination in Florida?

If you believe your employer discriminated against you by firing you, laying you off, demoting you, refusing to promote you, or refusing to hire you …

Answered by Kevin D. Smith, 4 years ago

In Florida, how do I know if I am entitled to overtime when I work more than 40 hours per week but my employer does not pay me overtime?

Whether or not you are entitled to overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") is dependent on a number of factors.  First …

Answered by Kevin D. Smith, 4 years ago

My aging mother lives in Florida and is getting dementia. Do I need a guardianship?

If the time is approaching when your elderly mother can no longer take care of her business and personal matters, it's time to consult an …

Answered by Rebecca G. Doane, 4 years ago

My parent died in Florida with an out-of-state will. Can it be probated in Florida?

If your parent was a Florida resident at the time of his/her death, the will would be admitted to the probate court in Florida if the will was …

Answered by Rebecca G. Doane, 4 years ago

Is our condo or real estate in Florida subject to probate if our residence is elsewhere?

Yes. If the condo or real property is titled solely in the name of the deceased person, an ancillary probate would be necessary in Florida. The …

Answered by Rebecca G. Doane, 4 years ago

My parents moved to Florida. What should they do with their Last Will and Testament?

It is advisable to encourage your parents to visit a Florida attorney to have their Will . . . and any other out-of-state documents for that matter …

Answered by Randell C. Doane, 4 years ago

How do you determine marital and nonmarital assets and liabilities in Florida divorce cases?

In all Florida divorce cases, marital and nonmarital assets and liabilities are defined in Florida Statute Section 61.075. For assets and liabilities …

Answered by Jason A. Brodie, 4 years ago

What is equitable distribution or property division in a Florida divorce?

In all Florida divorce cases, the division of assets and liabilities, which is called equitable distribution, begins on the premise of an equal …

Answered by Jason A. Brodie, 4 years ago

Can I Sue A Company For Wrongful Termination In Florida?

Under Florida law, in the absence of civil service regulations for public employees, a union collective bargaining agreement or an employment …

Answered by Dana M. Gallup, 4 years ago

Is a non-compete agreement enforceable in Florida?

Under Florida law, non-compete agreements may be enforced by the employer so long as they are reasonable with regard to time and geographical area, …

Answered by Dana M. Gallup, 4 years ago

What are the penalties for traveling to meet a minor in Orlando, Florida?

Traveling to meet a minor is a charge that typically results from an online sex sting where law enforcement is posing as an underage child and there …

Answered by Corey Cohen, 4 years ago

Do I need a lawyer for probate in Florida

Florida Law requires that a Personal Representative (the Executor) be represented by an attorney, except in very limited circumstances – where …

Answered by Ellen R. Gershow, 4 years ago

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