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Consultation Vs. Hiring An Attorney

Consultation Vs. Hiring An Attorney
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 are rules from...
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Why You Should Think Twice About Taking A Legal Loan

Why You Should Think Twice About Taking A Legal Loan
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 provide you...
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10 Tips For Traveling This Thanksgiving

10 Tips For Traveling This Thanksgiving
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 it...
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Florida Ranked Highest For Bicycle Accidents

Florida Ranked Highest For Bicycle Accidents
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 the state....
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Do I Have To Sue?

Do I Have To Sue?
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 your case...
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Who Are You Really Suing?

Who Are You Really Suing?
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 for their lost...
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Should You Get Rental Car Insurance?

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 car companies....
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Should You Go To The Doctor After An Accident Even Though You Feel “Okay”?

Should You Go To The Doctor After An Accident Even Though You Feel “Okay”?
After an accident, we often have clients ask if they should go to the doctor even if they do not feel much pain. The answer is: ABSOLUTELY! Now, we at the Nicoletti Law Firm are not doctors and we are not providing you with any type of medical advice in this article. But, we do have an obligation to provide counsel and want to make sure that you are safe. Often times, injuries may not present themselves right away, even after an accident. It is in your best interest to get checked out by a qualified medical professional to determine if you do or...
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10 Tips For Driving During The Rain

10 Tips For Driving During The Rain
With Hurricane Irma quickly approaching, you might find yourself driving in some bad weather. Rain and wind can drastically change driving conditions. Therefore, here are ten tips that you should remember before and when you drive in the rain or during a heavy storm: Fill up your tank earlier in the week. The last thing you need to be worrying about is having to fill up while trying to concentrate on a rainy road. Check your tires. Tires with weak tread may not grip a wet road as well as newer tires with thicker tread. Make sure your tires are safe for the...
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5 Tips For Driving In Back To School Traffic

5 Tips For Driving In Back To School Traffic
Sadly, it is the end of summer and the kids are back to school. With that, early morning traffic increases and there are more things to look out for while on the road. Therefore, here are 5 tips to remember when driving in back to school traffic: 1. Children Crossing. While some children take the bus, maybe children walk and bike to school. Make sure that you pay attention to crosswalks as some children may fail to read the signs and walk when they are not supposed to. Be the defensive driver and pay attention to crosswalks near schools. 2. School Zones. When...
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