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Florida DUI Charges Are More than Traffic Tickets

  March 21, 2017     By Donald C. Barrett, P.A.
Florida law treats DUI charges as criminal offenses, and anyone charged with DUI should immediately seek the advice of an experienced criminal...

Forensic Biomechanics - The Science of Injury Causation

  March 21, 2017     By John D. Lloyd, PhD, CPE
Human injury is complicated. If we lived our lives inside a protective bubble then, one day experienced an incident, it may be relatively simple...

Protecting Your Business Interests with Non-Compete Agreements

  March 20, 2017     By Apfelbaum Law
A non-compete agreement is a type of restrictive covenant that protects employers from employees leaving and setting up a competing business....

Someone Broke a Contract

  March 20, 2017     By L. Reed Bloodworth
Did a client, vendor, bank, corporation or partner break a contract? Did you break a contract? When someone breaks a contract it's described as...

What You Need to Know Before Filing a Maritime Injury Claim

  March 8, 2017     By The Pendas Law Firm
The law of the sea is very different from that of the land, and it can be confusing for someone who chooses to visit rather than work there.

Can a Previous Accident Be Used Against Me in My Florida Car Accident Lawsuit?

  March 8, 2017     By Alley, Clark & Greiwe
If you've been in a previous accident, insurers will try to use that against you in any subsequent Florida car accident lawsuit. Read on to...

Understanding Simple and Aggravated Assault in Florida

  March 7, 2017     By Fowler Law Group, P.A.
In Florida, assault may be defined as a misdemeanor (simple assault) or a felony (aggravated assault), depending on the circumstances...

Your Car Insurance Might Not Cover Everything You Think It Does

  March 6, 2017     By The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary
Most people don’t know a lot of details about their insurance. They assume all insurance is more or less the same, they get some minimum...

Florida Legal Services: The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016

  March 3, 2017     By Apfelbaum Law
The signing of the Defend Trade Secret Act of 2016 could potentially be great news for companies and businesses seeking protection of their...

What to Do When You’ve Been Injured in a Hit and Run Accident

  March 3, 2017     By The Law Offices of Sean M. Cleary
How do you prove liability in a hit-and-run? Being injured in a hit-and-run accident is terrible because you do not know who was responsible and...

Florida’s “Move Over” Laws Aim to Prevent Further Accidents and Injuries

  March 2, 2017     By The Spivey Law Firm
Moving to the other lane when you see a traffic accident, emergency vehicle, or flashing lights isn’t just a smart call in Florida -- it’s the...

Florida Legal Services Guide to Starting a Sole Proprietorship Business

  March 2, 2017     By Apfelbaum Law
What’s delaying your final decision to set-up a business in one of the busiest streets of Florida? Is it your lack of knowledge on the legal...

Construction Disputes: When Is It Time to Litigate?

  February 27, 2017     By Michael L. Feinstein, P.A.
When a dispute over payment or performance interferes with a construction project or the use of a piece of real estate, all parties involved...

Why You Should Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

  February 23, 2017     By Mark Schiffrin, PA
In almost all accident cases, it is important that measures be taken to preserve evidence, investigate the accident and enable doctors and other...

Florida Income Deductions for Child Support: How Does It Work?

  February 17, 2017     By Apfelbaum Law
When a court enters an order for child support, there are several ways in which the payments can be made. They can be made directly between the...

Employee Versus Independent Contractor: Avoid 3 Hiring Mistakes Florida Businesses Often Make

  February 9, 2017     By Apfelbaum Law
The process of hiring someone to work for you can be nerve-wracking and riddled with potential traps that can have expensive legal consequences.

Defend Trade Secrets Act 2016: What Human Resource Departments Need to Know

  February 2, 2017     By Apfelbaum Law
The enactment of Defend Trade Secrets Act (the DTSA), brings a potential new changes to Florida contract law. According to this recently enacted...

Spousal Support (Alimony) Is Alive and Well in West Palm Beach, Florida

  February 1, 2017     By Grant J. Gisondo, PA
Spousal support in West Palm Beach, sometimes referred to as Palm Beach alimony support is best addressed by an experienced Family Law attorney....

What To Do When You Are Arrested

  January 31, 2017     By Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, PA
Getting arrested is a stressful and upsetting situation, but it’s very important to not let that affect your judgment. The wrong reaction can...

Slip and Fall: What Constitutes Negligence?

  January 31, 2017     By Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, PA
We’ve all done it. One minute you’re walking along, then – bam! – you slip or trip and find yourself on the floor. Slip and fall accidents have...

Premises Liability Law: Determining Who’s at Fault

  January 31, 2017     By Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, PA
Few people realize that there are guidelines the court goes by to determine if a property owner is liable for an injury sustained while a person...

Your Personal Injury Questions Answered

  January 31, 2017     By Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, PA
Accidents, especially those involving personal injury, can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. Navigating your way through the legalities of it...

Self-Driving Car Accidents: Who is at Fault?

  January 30, 2017     By Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, PA
Car manufacturers continue to develop ways to ensure that both car drivers and passengers remain safe in the case of an accident. One of the...

Personal Injury: When Is the Right Time to Settle?

  January 27, 2017     By Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, PA
After an accident, it can be difficult to assess if the personal injury settlement you’ve been offered is fair. Know when it is time to...

Child Support Payments through Florida's State Disbursement Unit (SDU)

  January 18, 2017     By Apfelbaum Law
The State Disbursement Unit (known as the “SDU”) is a processing center that receives and sends child support payments. It collects payments by...

All You Need to Know About Florida Guardianship

  January 17, 2017     By Apfelbaum Law
Assuming the role of guardianship is a big responsibility. If in any way you have plans of claiming guardianship, be aware of Florida...

What Happens If a Drunk Driner Caused Your Car Accident

  January 3, 2017     By Percy Martinez Law Office
Car accidents which involve drunk driving are considered to be a civil lawsuit in the state of Florida. Specifically, in Miami, the drunk...

The Myth of Full Coverage

"Full Coverage" is one of the most common myths of insurance. Learn where your gaps may be, and how to better protect yourself after an accident.

How Social Media Can Hurt Your Personal Injury Case

Social media has become a cornerstone of communication. Before mentioning your accident online, know how social posts can impact your personal...

Understanding the Personal Injury Claims Process in Mississippi

Filing a personal injury claim can be trickier than it sounds. What do you need to know beforehand to increase your chances of succeeding?

How to Legally Change Your Name in Florida

Legally changing your name is more than just a personal decision. To have your new name legally recognized, you must follow Florida statutory...

The Latest Milestone in U.S. / Cuba Relations: Commercial Flights

The United States and Cuba marked another historic milestone recently when JetBlue Flight 387 sojourned from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to Abel...

Mexico Moves Forward with New Anti-Corruption Act

Corruption is a significant risk for companies doing business in Mexico: bribery is widespread, and business registration processes, including...

Tow Truck Crash Shows Why Accident Victims Need a Lawyer

If you have been in a tow truck crash accident, then you need to consult with an attorney. A recent fatal tow truck crash in New Orleans...

What Assets Do and Don’t Have to Go Through Florida Probate

Because the process of distributing assets is complex, with many potential pitfalls, it is vital that you seek the advice and services of an...

Understanding the Workers’ Compensation Claims Process in Central Florida

With all of the industries and jobs in Orlando, it is important to understand your options should you get injured on the job.

The Importance of Choosing the Right Business Entity

One of the first decisions a business owner or practicing professional faces is choosing the best business entity for their organization.

Legal Considerations for Starting a New Business

Most entrepreneurs feel overwhelmed by all of the decisions that they must make when starting a new business.

Is an Oral Agreement Legally Binding?

It is a common misconception that oral contracts are not enforceable. It is true that certain agreements must be in writing to be enforceable.

Using a Treaty Trader Visa to Immigrate to the U.S.

A treaty trader visa can enable a foreign national to immigrate to Florida for the purpose of starting, developing and directing import/export...

How the Causation Element Works in Florida Personal Injury

In Florida, personal injury lawsuits require that the plaintiff show that the defendant(s) directly caused or substantially contributed to the...

Questions and Answers about the New Federal Trade Secrets Act

Does your work involve trade secrets? If it does—or even if you’re not sure—there’s some new legislation that you should know about: the Defend...

Five Things to Look Out for in Any Restaurant Purchase

There are few endeavors more exciting and captivating than owning a restaurant. But don’t let the allure of being a restaurateur distract you...

How to Protect Your IP with a Non-Disclosure Agreement

The employment landscape has changed over the last few years and many small and mid-size companies today operate with outside help – contractors...

Common U.S. Immigration Options for Entrepreneurs and Foreign Investors

The four most common immigration visa options for entrepreneurs and foreign investors come in two categories.

I-9 Compliance Tips for Employers

Federal law requires that all employers verify the eligibility of new employees to work in the U.S. by completing Form I-9, the Employment...

The Importance of Intellectual Property Protection in Fashion

More than many other industries, fashion thrives on the ideas, concepts, designs, and other creative contributions of its personnel.

How Employers Can Avoid These 4 Common Immigration Mistakes

There are several options for Florida employers who want to hire foreign nationals but understanding all those options and the process for...

What You Need to Know about Treaty Employee Visas When Immigrating to Florida

Treaty employees from foreign countries that have signed navigation and commerce treaties with the United States can use treaty employee visas...

New Florida Workers’ Compensation Bill Will Change Penalties

There’s a new workers’ compensation bill in the Florida Senate, and if it is enacted, it will make some serious changes. It’s argued that the...



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