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What Should I Look for in a Personal Injury Attorney?s

What should I look for in a personal injury attorney? When hiring a personal injury attorney, you want to be sure the attorney extensive experience in the area of personal injury. Experience is not just the number of years you’ve been practicing, but also the number of cases experienced in the particular field of personal[…]

Texting and Driving in Florida…What You Need to Know Nows

The Florida legislature recently passed the “Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law.” This new law which goes into effect on October 1, 2013, prohibits operating a motor vehicle while typing, sending, entering or reading data including text messages, e-mails, and instant messages. The stated intention for this legislation is to prevent texting related vehicle[…]

Independent Medical Examination Requirements

You may be required to attend an Independent Medical Examination (IME) under the terms of your automobile policy. In an IME, you are sent to a doctor hired by your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) carrier. The IME doctor reviews your medical records, does an examination and determines whether you still need medical treatment related to[…]

7 Things to Look for When Seeking a Personal Injury Attorney in Floridas

The success or failure of your personal injury case can be determined by the experience of the personal injury lawyer you choose to represent you. It’s important to put sufficient effort into researching your options as it can affect the outcome of your case. Below are seven things to look for when seeking a personal[…]

Worker’s Compensation Benefits Requirements….s

In order for worker’s compensation benefits to be provided, the employee must have been injured, by accident (meaning the injury was not intentional), and the personal injury must have arose out of and occurred in the course of employment. Injury can include physical and psychiatric injuries.

Certain Independent Contractors Not Considered “Employees”….s

Independent contractors, except those in the construction industry, are not considered “employees” for purposes of worker’s compensation. Thus, an independent contractor not in the construction industry is not eligible for benefits from the hiring entity. Some examples of independent contractors are real estate agents, entertainers, truck owner-operators, and drivers for hire.

Coping with a Brain Injurys

If you are suffering from a brain injury, there are some things you can do to cope with the complications that affect everyday activities, relationships and communication. These include: Join a support group — ask your doctor or rehabilitation therapist about support groups in your area. Talking to other people that are going through the same thing you[…]

What Exactly Does a FREE Personal Injury Consultation Mean?s

When you contact Emmanuel Sheppard & Condon there is absolutely no charge to discuss your personal injury case with you. We take personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means our fee is based on a standard percentage rate of any settlement or verdict we obtain. You are simply responsible for out-of-pocket expenses[…]