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5 TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE THIS NEW YEAR’S EVE

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Christmas Day has come and gone. Now, it is time to prepare for New Year’s Eve. Although it may be a time for excitement due to the welcoming of the new year, you still should be vigilant and keep safety in mind. Here are a few tips we recommend to review prior to your celebrating. 1. Plan Your Ride. If you plan on drinking on New Year’s Eve, be sure to have a ride planned out. Taxis, Limos, Ubers, Lyfts or even riding with friends can be difficult to organize. Make sure to have a plan in place not only to...

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TIPS FOR DRIVING IN A PARKING LOT

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With the holiday season upon us, parking lots can be loaded with cars in every spot and parking garage. People are moving at a faster pace and cars are in a rush to get the holiday shopping over with. Car accidents can happen and even at a low speed, severe injuries can occur. Therefore, it is up to you to make sure that you do everything you can to prevent an accident from happening. Here are a few tips to remember this holiday season when driving in a parking lot: Back out of your spot slowly. Often times people can dart...

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Consultation Vs. Hiring An Attorney

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Often times, we get asked what is the difference between a consultation and actually hiring an attorney. A consultation is when an attorney will review your claim with you and will explain the strong and weak points of your case. They may need some additional information or may have to do research in order to give you a competent assessment, especially if there are multiple legal issues or your claim is complex. During a consultation, you have not actually hired an attorney, you have just sought advice. But do not feel as though your dealings are not confidential as there...

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Why You Should Think Twice About Taking A Legal Loan

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Times can get tough after an accident. You may not be able to work for an extended period of time and the 60% of wages that PIP (Personal Injury Protection) coverage pays may not be enough to cover all of your bills. You need compensation now but your treatment is not complete and therefore, your attorney cannot send out your demand to the insurance company. What are you supposed to do? Some might suggest that you take out a legal loan. In accordance with the Florida Bar Rules, attorneys are not allowed to loan clients money. However, there are companies that will...

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The #1 Rule To Follow After Getting Into An Accident

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We are all human. We all have a habit of wanting to share information with others. It is human nature. But, that goes completely against the #1 rule to follow after getting into an accident. That rule is: “Do NOT talk about the accident.” It does not matter what type of accident it is. Unless it is with an attorney or a medical professional, keep your comments about the accident to yourself. Now, that may seem harsh. You want to tell your friends and family you are okay and you want them to know that you are not hurt. Therefore, if...

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10 Tips For Traveling This Thanksgiving

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Everyone knows that Thanksgiving is a time for friends, family, and celebration. But, it is also one of the busiest travels weeks of the year. Millions are expected to be on the road making the trip to homes throughout the country. So here are a few tips for you and your family to consider when making the journey this Thanksgiving. 1. Make sure that vehicle is in good travel condition. Be especially sure to have your tires and brakes checked for any issues as well your fluids. 2. Make sure to stop for gas when reaching a quarter of a tank. Although...

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Florida Ranked Highest For Bicycle Accidents

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Bicycling is considered to be a very healthy activity whether it be for pleasure or for sport. However, Florida needs to take immediate action. A recent study that was published showed that the Sunshine State “had the nation's highest proportion of bicyclist fatalities at 7.4 percent in 2015.” The study used research from 2015 because it was the most recent complete data that was available at this time. Experts have agreed that it is likely that Florida’s roadways were designed for cars, and not for bicyclists and pedestrians. This lack of foresight has caused a large increase in bicycle accidents throughout...

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Do I Have To Sue?

Port Richey Personal Injury Lawyers

Many potential clients ask personal injury lawyers if they have to file a lawsuit in order to be compensated for the negligence of another. Many people see a legal show on TV that always shows a lawyer in court and may believe they themselves always have to go to court to get properly compensated. Although it may not seem like a complete answer, the only answer that we can provide is “not always, but sometimes.” The process of representation first starts with a consultation. At the Nicoletti Law Firm, we provide a FREE consultation. During the consultation, an attorney will review...

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Who Are You Really Suing?

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Often times, a potential client may be concerned that our firm is going to go after the individual that hit them personally. Although our clients have been injured, they have may reservations about potentially ruining someone financially. Although some firms may go after individuals personally, which is completely legal, that is usually only if the person has significant assets AND the person does not have car insurance. A firm may also go after an individual if the person has significant assets AND a settlement has been reached with the insurance company but it does not fully compensate the injured party...

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Should You Get Rental Car Insurance?

Millions of cars are rented each year. Companies like Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz,  and Avis supply customers with rental vehicles throughout Florida. Anyone who has rented a car always gets asked the same series questions. In our opinion, the most important of those question is: “Do you want our rental car insurance?” What should your answer be? Absolutely! It is not only because, as we have said in prior articles, you can never have enough insurance coverage, but also because you may be putting yourself at financial risk if you fail to spend a few extra dollars on coverage offered by the rental...

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