Florida_I-95_from_Lantana_Road_overpass-1024x768If you’ve been on a drive through our beautiful Sunshine State in the last year, you may have spotted something among the palms and coastal views: signs and billboards featuring the words “Arrive Alive”. The Arrive Alive campaign was introduced shortly after the end of 2016, the year that highlighted Florida as one of the worst in the nation for traffic deaths.

We know that Florida has never been a stranger to traffic incidents, seeing as it’s a place that millions call home and thousands more move to each year. But because of the steadily-rising population and Florida’s unique geography accidents have been steadily rising and turning deadlier each day as we reach mid-2017.

It’s important to know just why these incidents are occurring more frequently and to learn how to protect yourself and loved ones from becoming victims of an accident. Read on for more.

Real-Estate-LawWhether buying or selling a home or commercial space, real estate can be a highly confusing field. There is a great deal of information associated with buying and selling, and while some of it is easily understandable, much of it may be unclear or have sneaky hidden meanings.

Luckily, an experienced real estate attorney can take out the headache and confusion from baffling forms, contracts, or agreements to ensure you’re making a well-informed decision. So, in what specific situations should you speak with a real estate attorney? Read on to find out.

Deciphering Documentation

car accident legal process
No one likes to think about being involved in an accident. Car accidents are stressful at best and at their worst, they can be completely devastating. Regardless, it’s important to understand the legal stages that follow after an accident. It pays to be well prepared should an accident happen to you.

Stage 1: Initial Investigation

In the first stage, an attorney will open an investigation to determine if your accident case is viable. They’ll unearth the facts and evidence to support your damage or injury claim.

child custody Cape Coral
As a parent, your child is one of the most important parts of your life. We understand that, and know that custody battles and parental rights are a delicate, sensitive subject.

This is why we fight so hard for our clients–to ensure they can spend the time they deserve parenting their children. Custody matters can get confusing, especially during a time when much is uncertain and heart-wrenching. Let us help you understand Florida’s family laws and parental statutes.

Shared Parental Responsibility

Cape coral injury attorneys
If you’ve been injured and are seeking legal assistance, you need to find an attorney you can trust. You’re already vulnerable, and you need to know that your attorney has your best interests at heart. Before you hire an attorney to handle your case, be sure you are familiar with their practice and understand the process.

We’ve assembled a list of questions you should ask your potential personal injury attorney before moving forward with the case.

Q: Have you handled personal injury cases like mine before? If so, how many?

injured by product
Defective products, such as faulty furniture or contaminated food, are recalled often. The recalls themselves can be voluntary actions taken by product manufacturers or actions urged by official government agencies like the Food and Drug Administration or the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

When people are negatively affected by these faulty products, they have a right to file a defective product injury claim, often referred to as a product liability lawsuit.

What is Product Liability?  

Cape Coral Wrongful death
While it’s a topic no one ever wants to think about, it is important to understand how to navigate the process of a wrongful death claim. In this post, we will be here to guide you through the phases of a wrongful death claim, ensuring your are prepared and informed should you ever be faced with this unfortunate situation.

What Qualifies as Wrongful Death?

While all familial deaths are devastating in their own right, the event of a wrongful death brings with it strong emotions due to the situation’s preventability. Whenever the loss of a loved one occurs due to wrongful death, it means their passing was caused by another individual’s or company’s negligence or outright attempt to harm.

clean criminal record Cape CoralIf your criminal record isn’t squeaky clean, doing something basic like landing a job, obtaining credit, or renting an apartment can be incredibly difficult. Something you did a long time ago can keep you from achieving your goals. Is it possible to get a clean criminal record? You can do it, with a little help from an attorney in your area.

Expungement vs. Sealing

While you might think that expunging your record is the same as having your record sealed, it’s actually very different.

Cape Coral Injury AttorneyWhen you’re injured because of another party’s negligence, what do you do? Whether it’s a slip-and-fall, a car accident, defective medication, medical malpractice, or any other form of negligence, you’re entitled to compensation for the losses you’ve suffered.

The medical bills, not to mention the wages you’ve lost, are racking up, and you’re not sure how to proceed. How will you pay your bills— the ones that existed prior to the accident as well as the ones that resulted from your injuries? In these cases, it just makes sense to file a personal injury lawsuit.

Personal Injury Process

kid with airplaneIn Naime v. Corzo, the plaintiff appealed a final order that denied her petition to relocate to Port St. Lucie from Miami-Dade County with her minor child. The plaintiff and the defendant were married in 2002 and had the minor child in 2006. The couple separated in 2009, and the parties entered into a mediation, which resulted in a settlement agreement being signed in November 2010. The final dissolution of marriage was entered in January 2011. The terms of the mediation settlement did not discuss the relocation of the minor child.

In June 2013, the mother filed a verified petition with the court, seeking relocation. The father objected, and the lower court held a hearing, allowing the parties to provide testimony. After the hearing, the lower court denied the mother’s petition. She immediately appealed, raising three distinct issues.

The first and second grounds for appeal asserted by the mother contended that the lower court erred when it denied the petition based on the evidence provided at the hearing. The appellate court rejected this argument, finding that there was sufficient evidence in the record. The appellate court also determined that the lower court appropriately followed the factors outlined in Florida Statutes section 61.13001(7) and provided a sufficient statement of findings to supports its analysis and conclusion.

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