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Avoid These Home Repair Mistakes

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida. In the wake of Hurricane Irma, many homeowners were left searching for a contractor to make repairs on their homes. It can be tough enough to look for a reputable contractor under the best of circumstances—for example, when making a home renovation. But when it comes to looking for a contractor to […]

By |2018-04-20T18:08:19+00:00April 20th, 2018|Blog, Managed Repair|Comments Off on Avoid These Home Repair Mistakes

What Are the Penalties of a Domestic Battery Conviction?

The types of offenses that constitute “domestic violence” are codified in Section 741.28 of the Florida Statutes. These offenses include assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, and any other criminal offense committed against a family or household member that results in injury or death.

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By |2017-09-14T14:36:51+00:00September 14th, 2017|Articles, Blog, Criminal Defense|0 Comments

3 Mistakes to Avoid If You Are Stopped Under Suspicion of DUI

Nobody likes to see those flashing blue and white lights in their rear-view mirror. Even if you’ve done nothing wrong, it’s not always easy to remain calm and collected during a police stop. This is especially true if you’ve had a few drinks and you’re not sure if your blood/breath alcohol content (“BAC”) is over […]

By |2017-08-08T20:38:33+00:00August 8th, 2017|Articles, Blog, Criminal Lawyer, DUI|0 Comments

Postal Worker Admits to Accepting Bribes to Deliver Marijuana Parcels

A former worker for the U.S. Postal Service has admitted to accepting bribes to deliver parcels that contained drugs. According to Local 10 News, Evelyn Ramona Price, 53, provided a man with addresses on her route where she would deliver the packages. She received $50 per package.

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By |2017-07-13T19:25:50+00:00July 13th, 2017|Articles, Blog, Criminal Defense, Criminal Lawyer|0 Comments

Contractor Lawsuits Blamed for Homeowners’ Insurance Rate Increase in Broward County

News 4 Jax recently published some disconcerting projections regarding the cost of homeowners’ insurance premiums over the coming years. According to the report, a person who owns a $150,000 home in south Florida can expect to pay $68 more per year by 2019. That might not sound like a lot, but by 2022, the […]

By |2017-10-13T15:16:00+00:00July 5th, 2017|Articles, Blog, First Party Insurance|Comments Off on Contractor Lawsuits Blamed for Homeowners’ Insurance Rate Increase in Broward County

Floridians Turn to Flood Insurance after Record-Breaking Rainfall—Fort Lauderdale Insurance Lawyer Insights

Heavy rains throughout Broward County have left many residents wondering how they will contend with the flood damage and restore their homes and businesses. Florida is one of the most flood-prone states, so you might be surprised to learn that most basic homeowner’s insurance policies do not cover flood damage.  Most homeowner policies do not […]

By |2017-10-13T15:16:00+00:00June 9th, 2017|Articles, Blog, First Party Insurance, Flood Insurance Claim|Comments Off on Floridians Turn to Flood Insurance after Record-Breaking Rainfall—Fort Lauderdale Insurance Lawyer Insights

3 Tips to Keep in Mind When Purchasing Homeowner’s Insurance—Advice from an Insurance Lawyer in Fort Lauderdale

Your home is probably your most valuable asset, and if it sustains major damage, the language of your insurance policy could determine whether you maintain financial stability or fall into overwhelming debt. It is important, then, that you take the time to evaluate your specific needs and the types of coverage available before you commit […]

By |2017-10-13T15:16:00+00:00June 7th, 2017|Articles, Blog, First Party Insurance|Comments Off on 3 Tips to Keep in Mind When Purchasing Homeowner’s Insurance—Advice from an Insurance Lawyer in Fort Lauderdale

Is DUI a Misdemeanor in Florida? Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Explains

In the state of Florida, a DUI can be prosecuted as a misdemeanor or a felony. If you were arrested for DUI, several factors will determine whether you are facing misdemeanor or felony charges. These include your DUI history and whether you caused an accident that seriously injured or killed another person.

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By |2017-05-24T20:58:38+00:00May 24th, 2017|Articles, Blog, Criminal Lawyer, DUI|0 Comments

Why Do Homeowners Lose When Insurance Companies Use Managed Repair Programs?

Homeowner’s insurance companies advertise their managed repair programs as if they were created to benefit the policyholder. Make no mistake: These programs are designed to boost the profits of the insurance company—often at the expense of the policyholder in our opinion, based upon our experience.

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By |2017-10-13T15:16:00+00:00May 23rd, 2017|Articles, First Party Insurance, Managed Repair|Comments Off on Why Do Homeowners Lose When Insurance Companies Use Managed Repair Programs?

Can My Homeowner’s Insurance Company Deny My Claim If My Own Negligence Caused the Damage?

If your home was damaged due to your own negligence, there’s a good chance that your insurance company will dispute your claim. For example, if you made negligent repairs or if you did not take reasonable measures to prevent damage to your property, you might run into problems when you file a claim.

By |2017-10-13T15:16:00+00:00May 11th, 2017|Articles, Blog, First Party Insurance|Comments Off on Can My Homeowner’s Insurance Company Deny My Claim If My Own Negligence Caused the Damage?

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