Fort Lauderdale hurricane property damage insurance claims lawyers tell how residents can receive full claim amount after hurricanes It’s been more than a month since hurricane Irma devastated parts of Florida and some in the Fort Lauderdale area are still decluttering from the leftover debris. While the piles of trash and dead tree branches and limbs pile up in many municipalities, your life is also still mired in mayhem, not the least of which is the way you may have been treated by your insurance companies. They believe they have weeded out your problem. You’re still ankle deep in muck. Property insurance holders in southeast Florida, and in particular Fort Lauderdale, should pay attention and heed some good advice from the legal experts. Hurricane season, which brings with it high winds, rain, tornadoes and damage, isn’t over. We want you…

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Ft Lauderdale property damage attorneys provide insight on dealing with aftermath of Hurricane Irma First panic, then calm, then exhaustion. Welcome to the aftermath of a hurricane in Fort Lauderdale. Irma was a storm with a split personality: It hit the west coast as a category 4 storm and the southeast coast as somewhere between a tropical storm and low-end category 1 hurricane. But to those of us who rode it out, and are now dealing with property damage in its aftermath, no matter what state it was in when it hit, it left a roadway of debris that now must be cleaned up so life can get back to normal. What you need to do in the first month after the storm is crucial if your property has suffered flooding or storm surge, roof damage, water damage or if…

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 A Fort Lauderdale attorney breaks down what happens when you have a slip and fall accident  You’ve had a great day and everything is going well … then suddenly you slip or trip and fall and now you’re in a daze. What just happened? An abrupt slip and fall accident in Fort Lauderdale can cause numerous health problems – don’t ever think you’re going to be OK, even if the incident was a mild one. Here are some of the physical symptoms you could face, according to WebMD: Loss of consciousness for a few seconds to a few minutes No loss of consciousness, but a state of being dazed, confused or disoriented Headache Nausea or vomiting Fatigue or drowsiness Difficulty sleeping Sleeping more than usual Dizziness or loss of balance Needless to say, a slip and fall accident could alter…

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When you become disabled: Fort Lauderdale attorneys help with applying for Social Security disability benefits When disability becomes a reality for a family’s chief earner, the result can be devastating. The income loss can lead to a loss of lifestyle, property, can put people into bankruptcy, and even lead to poverty. You may never think that disability will some day be a consequence forcing you to alter your life, but the Social Security Administration is ready to point out otherwise; according to its website: “just over 1 in 4 of today’s 20-year-olds will become disabled before reaching age 67.” It’s a harsh reality. The fact remains that everyone should have a safety net. If disability becomes a situation that your family will be facing, you should consult a social security disability attorney to find out what benefits you are entitled…

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Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys lend advice on what to do after a slip and fall accident When you slip and fall there’s more involved than picking yourself up off the floor. In the immediate aftermath of a slip and fall accident in Ft. Lauderdale, you are dazed, you are probably unaware, for a few seconds at least, of what caused the accident. You may be bleeding, you may have been injured, or even broken an arm or leg. Or perhaps you’re suffering a concussion, which you may not be aware of at the outset. You’re experiencing all this as people swirl around you to see if you’re all right – the store or property manager discusses the incident with you and your family and friends pull you in different directions on how to handle the aftermath. Do you sue?…

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A Ft Lauderdale attorney advises on what to watch out for in summer months to avoid slip and fall accidents and injury While Fort Lauderdale is a distant memory for some during the summer months, there are still plenty of people who come into town to walk on Los Olas Boulevard, visit a restaurant, shop and head on to the beach. There’s plenty to do – and many potential slip and fall accidents waiting to occur. Slip and fall dangers are present indoors and outdoors in the summer in Ft. Lauderdale, even when most of the crowds have headed back north. These hazards usually take you by surprise – hence, the term “accident” – and people are especially prone to such accidents nowadays by looking more at their phones than at the street or sidewalk or path ahead of them.…

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People cozy up to their cell phones as though these small devices are their best friends in the world. But it cannot be stressed enough: Distracted driving kills. Cell phone use while driving kills. And because of that well established fact, this little friend is probably the worst enemy you will ever have. This message is especially important in a state such as Florida, in which a person behind the wheel cannot be pulled over and ticketed merely for driving while talking or texting on a cell phone. According to DMVFlorida.org: “Driving and talking on a cell phone is perfectly legal in Florida. But should you do it? We’ve all seen drivers with cell phones glued to their ears changing lanes too close to you, rolling through stop signs, or just not driving well at all. One of the biggest…

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A Ft Lauderdale attorney advises on what to watch out for in summer months to avoid slip and fall accidents and injury.   While Fort Lauderdale is a distant memory for some during the summer months, there are still plenty of people who come into town to walk on Las Olas Boulevard, visit a restaurant, shop and head on to the beach. There’s plenty to do – and many potential slip and fall accidents waiting to occur. Slip and fall dangers are present indoors and outdoors in the summer in Ft. Lauderdale, even when most of the crowds have headed back north. These hazards usually take you by surprise – hence, the term “accident” – and people are especially prone to such accidents nowadays by looking more at their phones than at the street or sidewalk or path ahead of…

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How to avoid the pitfalls: Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys shed light on slip and fall accidents Oops. Watch that banana peel. Look out for that mop bucket. Keep an eye on the wet floor. Steer clear of that bump in the rug. What do all of these potential hazards have in common? They are all slip and fall accidents waiting to happen. As personal injury litigation attorneys in Fort Lauderdale, we have successfully litigated many slip and fall accidents, from slip and fall injuries that occurred at restaurants and big box retail stores to those that happen outside, on uneven terrain. Counseling people on how to deal with the aftermath of a slip and fall accident in Fort Lauderdale has made us experts in the field. What you need to know directly after suffering a slip and fall accident is,…

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Feeling the heat: Ft Lauderdale personal injury attorneys give advice to prevent car breakdowns.   Have your tires needed air over the past few weeks with the onslaught of hot weather? Tire pressure is just one of the items drivers must pay attention to when the temperatures rise, to avoid emergency situations on South Florida’s busy highways. Personal injury doesn’t only occur as a driver or passenger in a motor vehicle – innocent bystanders can also be harmed. If you’ve ever needed to pull over on a busy road to make emergency repairs, or to await a tow truck or other emergency vehicle, chances are you know too well the whoosh of air against you from the speeding cars as they pass. A vehicle losing control and crashing into your car, and injuring you in the process, is something that…

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