January 18

Can a Pre-Existing Condition Affect my Car Accident Settlement?

Can a Pre-Existing Condition Affect my Car Accident Settlement?

If you have been in a car accident, the other driver’s insurance company will request all previous and current medical information. If you have a prior condition or injury that has been aggravated by the accident, you deserve compensation for the new pain.

However, the insurance company may try to pay out as little as possible. They may try to claim that your injuries are “pre-existing only,” meaning the company believes the injury is solely the fault of the pre-existing issue. Even if your injury has been exacerbated by the recent accident, the company may try to avoid financial responsibility entirely by discrediting your claim, regardless of whose fault the accident was or the damages you require to get your life back on track.

If your condition or injury has been aggravated by the accident, you are still entitled to receive compensation for physical injuries as well as mental health conditions such as anxiety.

If you or a loved one has recently been in a car accident that affected a prior condition or injury, contact an experienced St. Petersburg personal injury attorney at Jones Law Group today. When you contact our office we will immediately set an appointment where you will meet your attorney and be provided with his/her contact information. If you do not have transportation or you cannot drive, your attorney will travel to meet you and discuss your case with you.

If you had an injury prior to the accident, the insurance company will try to minimize its severity and attempt to diminish the settlement you deserve. Call an experienced personal injury attorney in St. Petersburg at Jones Law Group at (727) 571-1333 during regular business hours or (727) 753-8657 on weekends or after regular business hours. We will evaluate your case for free and you will never pay us a dime unless we recover compensation for your injuries.

Jones Law Group
5622 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33707

Personal Injury

https://www.hg.org/legal-articles/aggravation-of-a-pre-existing-injury-23298

https://nwspinalrehab.com/pre-existing-injury-accident/

January 17

Your Harassment or Discrimination Case

Are you in a hostile work environment? At work, if you feel intimidated, uncomfortable, or have trouble doing your job due to the actions or behavior of another, you are in a hostile work environment. This usually takes place in the form of harassment or discrimination. Fortunately, harassment laws are put in place to protect you in such a situation. The Federal Civil Rights Act and Florida’s Civil Rights Act prohibit discrimination based on the following:

  • Sex
  • Race
  • Color
  • National Origin
  • Religion
  • Pregnancy
  • Age
  • Handicap
  • Marital Status

What Do You Do if You are the Victim of Discrimination?

If you are the victim, you must either confront the person who is harassing you or report the behavior to a supervisor. This is never an easy step. However, it is vital to confirm that the person knows their behavior is unwanted.

If this does not stop the behavior, take your complaint up the chain of command or to the Human Resources director. File a complaint following your company’s policies and procedures. Ensure that your complaint is documented and that the company is aware of what is happening. If the company knows about the situation and does nothing to remedy it, the company could also be held liable.

At this point, you have already given the company and employee a chance to rectify the situation, and you have given your employer an opportunity to investigate. If these efforts don’t get you anywhere, it may be time to think about a discrimination or harassment lawsuit.

A skilled discrimination and harassment attorney will have extensive knowledge on employment law, and will be able to not only offer advice to victims of harassment, but also provide helpful guidance to employers to resolve these types of complaints.

Do You Have a Harassment Case?

Are you an employee or employer with a potential harassment or discrimination case? Contact an experienced St. Petersburg employment law attorney at Jones Law Group today. When you contact our office we will immediately set an appointment where you will meet your attorney and be provided with his/her contact information. If you do not have transportation or you cannot drive, your attorney will travel to meet you and discuss your case with you.

If you think you may have a harassment or discrimination case, you should immediately call an experienced attorney in St. Petersburg at Jones Law Group at (727) 571-1333 during regular business hours or (727) 753-8657 on weekends or after regular business hours.

Jones Law Group
5622 Central Avenue
St. Pete, FL 33707

Personal Injury

https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/suing-harassment-discrimination.html

https://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/harassment.cfm

December 8

Florida Premises Liability Accidents

Florida Premises Liability Accidents

The owner of a property, regardless of whether it is a business or private residence, has certain duties that he owes to all that enter the property. The duties owed depend upon the circumstances and classification of the visitor. The injured party in a premises liability case will be expected to prove that the owner of the property knew or should have known about the hazardous condition, and failed to give sufficient warning or have it repaired. However, legal liability varies from case to case, and usually depends on the situation and what type of guest the victim of the accident is. There are three types of guests, and they are all treated differently in the event of an accident.

Invitees: Invitees are invited onto a property for a purpose, such as a customer in a grocery store. Invitees require the highest degree of care, as they are encouraged to enter the property for business purposes.

Licensees: Licensees have the second highest duty of care, as they are social guests, such as friends and family that are invited to the property.

Trespassers: Trespassers are those who enter a property without an invitation or permission. Though they may have no right to be there, the property owner is still responsible for avoiding intentional misconduct and gross negligence on the property.

Invitees and licensees have been invited to the location, so there is an implication of safety. Trespassers, on the other hand, have no permission to be on the property. But even so, the property owner still owes them a limited duty to prevent things like intentional injuries. This means the owner may not set up traps or trip wires, or anything to intentionally cause harm to the trespasser.

The most common premises liability cases are slip-and-fall cases, but there are many others including missing handrails on stairways and dog bites.

Have you or a loved one been injured on a private or commercial property? Contact an experienced St. Petersburg personal injury attorney at Jones Law Group today. When you contact our office we will immediately set an appointment where you will meet your attorney and be provided with his/her personal contact information. If you do not have transportation or you cannot drive, your attorney will travel to meet you and discuss your case with you.

If you or a loved one has and injury caused by the negligence of another on their property, you should immediately call an experienced personal injury attorney in St. Petersburg at Jones Law Group at (727) 571-1333 during regular business hours or (727) 753-8657 on weekends or after regular business hours. We will evaluate your case for free and you will never pay us a dime unless we recover compensation for your injuries.

Jones Law Group
5622 Central Avenue
St. Pete, FL 33707

Personal Injury

https://www.justia.com/injury/premises-liability/

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&Search_String=&URL=0700-0799/0768/Sections/0768.075.html

December 7

Traffic Tickets: Why Should You Hire an Attorney?

Traffic Tickets: Why Should You Hire an Attorney?

Many of us have had a traffic ticket at some point in our lives. Usually it is due to a small mistake or misjudgment. It may seem minor, and you may want to just pay the citation and get it out of the way. However, it could be costing you more than you realize.

Is it worth Trying to Fight Your Traffic Ticket?

Many people pay their citations and move on, as they don’t feel it’s worth it to fight the ticket. Paying the citation essentially means you are admitting guilt, and will likely cause the DMV to put points on your driver’s license depending on the infraction. Too many points and you could lose your license. On top of all that, your car insurance rates could skyrocket due to a minor mistake.

An Experienced Attorney can Help

If you received a traffic ticket recently, you may be thinking of fighting the charge on your own. Your best bet is to have an experienced attorney who understands traffic laws and knows how to fight for your rights. The right attorney can effectively get your ticket reduced or dismissed, while preserving your reputation.

Have you recently gotten a traffic ticket? Contact an experienced St. Petersburg traffic ticket attorney at Jones Law Group today. When you contact our office we will immediately either put you on the phone with one of our attorneys, or set an appointment where you will meet your attorney and be provided with his/her contact information. If you do not have transportation or you cannot drive, your attorney will travel to meet you and discuss your case with you.

Call an experienced traffic ticket attorney in St. Petersburg at Jones Law Group at (727) 571-1333 during regular business hours or (727) 753-8657 on weekends or after regular business hours.

Jones Law Group
5622 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33707

Personal Injury

https://www.cnrlawyers.com/news/6-reasons-a-lawyer-should-fight-your-ticket/

https://www.dmv.org/traffic-tickets/when-to-hire-a-traffic-ticket-lawyer.php

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