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HITECH: Your Medical Records are Your Property

You have a right to your records and shouldn’t be burdened with the high cost of paper copies.

New Laws and Medical Records

Many of our clients and potential clients expressed frustration at the cost and length of time it takes to obtain their medical records. There are laws that we have found helpful when it comes to affordable medical records requests. Instead of using a HIPAA authorization, we can use a HITECH request signed by you.  Read More

The Legal Implications of Motorcycle Accidents

All drivers face vulnerability when they get behind the wheel, but motorcyclists face unique and extreme dangers. Though it is a favorite American pastime, riding motorcycles has also caused far too many riders to become victims of driver negligence. If you are injured on your motorcycle at the hands of a reckless driver, it is important to understand your rights and seek legal representation immediately. Read More

An Introduction to Mass Tort: What You Should Know

Lawsuits come in all shapes and sizes, including as a mass tort. You might assume that this term has nothing to do with you, but it’s actually quite possible that you currently or one day will qualify as a plaintiff in a mass tort claim. Use this quick guide to gain a basic understanding of mass tort and its significance in your own life.

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When Is It Best to Claim Social Security Early?

Social Security is a complex yet integral component of your retirement plan, so it is essential that you understand your options to claim the benefits owed to you. The government imposes strict rules to control your access to Social Security funds, and while claiming your benefits early can be tempting, it is only a prudent decision in certain situations.

How Does Social Security Work?

There are four types of Social Security benefits available to citizens of the United States: retirement, disability, dependents, and survivors benefits. Retirement benefits are the type that apply when discussing the best time to claim Social Security. Full retirement age is between the ages of 65 and 67, based upon birthday. Read More

Did You Just Discover You are a Victim of Medical Malpractice

The “Discovery Rule” is not an element of law that most people are familiar with until they become unexpectedly involved in a medical malpractice case. The Discovery Rule holds immense power over legal proceedings, because it determines timelines and correlates to statute of limitations. If you are entering into a medical malpractice case, it is essential to understand how the Discovery Rule could make or break your case. Read More

Important Reminders about Motorcycle Safety in the Summer Months

Motorcycle safety matters all year long, but National Safety Month shines a spotlight on it each June. Motorcycle riders are some of the most vulnerable drivers on the road, and highlighting their specific dangers is an important part of raising awareness about this problem. If you are going to be traveling through or out of Florida on your motorcycle this summer, be sure to follow these tips to improve your safety on the road. Read More

Summer is a Time for Checkpoints: How to Handle Your DUI

Summer is the season of beach vacations, barbeques, and… checkpoints, of course. With so much celebration occurring, especially in vacation hotspots across the state of Florida, police increase their presence by using checkpoints to discourage drunk driving and catch those who are disregarding the law.

If you find yourself involved in a difficult checkpoint situation that results in a DUI charge, it is essential that you know how to respond to the police at the scene, deal with your arrest, and best fight your charges moving forward. Read More

What You Need to Know about the Florida Workers’ Comp Rate Decrease

The rules and regulations surrounding workers’ compensation in Florida are always evolving, including a recent approval of a 1.8 percent rate decrease for the state’s workers’ compensation insurance. According to the National Council on COmpensation Insurance (NCCI), the decrease was filed as a direct result of the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act implemented by President Trump. Read More

How to Respond to an Airplane Mishap or Crash

Aviation tragedies have been in the news more than usual this year, bringing to light the real and legitimate issue of your legal rights as a passenger if you are involved in a crash or other serious incident. What duties do airlines have to their passengers before, during, and after an incident? Can you sue an airline, or any other involved party? Here are the answers to your most pressing questions.

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All About Your Legal Options After a Brain Injury

Any car accident is a frightening experience, especially when physical injuries are involved. Closed head injuries are all too common during car accidents, and they can have long-lasting, debilitating impacts on a victim’s life. These severe head injuries, also known as traumatic brain injuries, account for a large portion of injuries sustained in auto accidents every year. If you or a loved one becomes burdened with a TBI after a car accident due to another person’s negligence, it is essential that you understand your legal options for pursuing compensation.   Read More