Author Archives: Jay Butchko
Summary Judgment Can Prevent You From Ever Seeing A Jury In Your Case
If you file a lawsuit in your case, you probably expect that if you want to do so, you would have the right to take your case all the way to trial, to be heard by a jury of your peers. But that’s not always the case. That’s because of something in the Florida… Read More »
Why Haven’t Traffic Signals Changed With The Times?
Have you ever noticed, no matter what your age, that one thing on our roadways has remained constant: The colors of our traffic lights? Since elementary school, we have been taught red, white and green. But why has the stop light never been changed…and could it be changing soon? A Big Change and a… Read More »
Changes To Florida’s Personal Injury Laws Are Here
If you have a personal injury case, the laws in Florida are changing. These changes may make it harder for you to file and win your case. Your personal injury attorney can help you understand these changes, and how the law changes may affect your ability to get compensation for your injuries. Time Limits… Read More »
Basics Of Insurance Appraisals
When we think of disputes with homeowners insurance companies, we often think of whether the insurance company will accept or deny our claim. Many of us, if faced with a claim, may be delighted to initially hear that the claim is covered. It is a relief to know that you won’t be fighting with… Read More »
Do You Need A Permanent Injury To Recover Damages For Your Injuries?
In some accidents, victims never fully recover. Their injuries, disability or pain, never fully go away. But for others, who are more fortunate, they will find that in time, their injuries go away completely, and they recover full function of whatever limitations they previously had. So what if that happens? Can you still recover… Read More »
New Roofing Law May Create More Insurance Disputes
A new law is coming that, while it isn’t intended to affect homeowners insurance, will in fact have a direct impact on homeowners insurance, insurance claims, and undoubtedly, the number of disputes between homeowners and their insurance companies. The law has to do with replacement of roofs. The Old and New Roof Replacement Rules… Read More »
Mistakes People Make In Slip And Fall Accidents
When you are in a slip and fall accident, nobody expects you to be your own personal injury attorney—in fact, that’s a very bad idea. And if you are injured in a fall, you likely will have other things on your mind, other than what the right and wrong things are to do. Still,… Read More »
GEICO Case Shows You Never Know What Insurance Has To Cover
If you have car insurance, as you must have by law in Florida, you probably figure it covers you for the standard losses you’d have in a car accident. Things like property damage, medical expenses, or if you cause injury to someone else, are all things that you would imagine are covered by your… Read More »
Why Do We Need Class Action Lawsuits?
We hear a lot on the news about class action lawsuits. People often complain about the seemingly large damage awards in class action lawsuits and about how it often seems like the damage awards are extraordinary and perhaps, unfair to defendants. But what are class action lawsuits, why do we need them, and are… Read More »
Defendants Can’t Make You Waive Strict Liability Claims
We have written in the past about exculpatory clauses, or what many people like to call “hold harmless agreements.” These are agreements that make you agree that should a property owner be negligent, and should you get injured because of that negligence, that you agree that you cannot and will not sue them. These… Read More »