Blog Posts in September, 2012

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  • Punitive vs. Compensatory Damages in Florida Personal Injury Claims

    September 24, 2012 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you are likely entitled to compensation for your injuries. Our team regularly handles Tampa personal injury claimsand we are often asked to explain the difference between punitive and compensatory damage. While both offer the plaintiff a monetary reward, they differ in purpose and reasons why the plaintiff is entitled ...
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  • The Benefits of Settling a Personal Injury Claim

    September 17, 2012 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    A settlement offer is an agreement between two parties to end a lawsuit through monetary payment prior to jurisdiction. More often than not, Tampa personal injury claims are settled before making it to the trial phase. Taking a case to the courtroom can result in added anxiety, uncertainty and expenses. So, an out-of-court settlement tends to works in the client’s favor because it eliminates ...
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  • Ask A Lawyer: Freedom of Speech at the RNC

    September 13, 2012 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Tampa City officials and all branches of our local law enforcement worked with the FBI and Department of Homeland Security to try to keep the balance between allowing folks to exercise their right of expression, with keeping convention goers safe. Tampa welcomed and managed over 100,000 guests. The convention was designated a National Special Security Event (NSSE) by the Department of Homeland ...
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  • Ask a Lawyer: For Profit Lawyer Referral Services

    September 11, 2012 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    In January 2011, the Florida Bar created a Special Committee on Lawyer Referral Services to address the dramatic increase in advertising by for-profit lawyer referral services. These referral services wanted people who were injured in automobile accidents to use their attorneys. However, the referral services did not comply with Florida Bar rules regulating attorney services. Therefore, the ...
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  • Ask A Lawyer: Florida's Faulty No-Fault System

    September 11, 2012 Posted By Vanguard Attorneys

    Florida law requires all car owners to purchase Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”) insurance, which is also called “No-Fault” since it provides benefits regardless of who was at fault for a crash. Basically, PIP provides up to $10,000 of insurance to the policyholder, relatives living in the policyholder’s household, as well as some passengers in their car, and even ...
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