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Why You Shouldn’t Sign A Blanket Medical Authorization

By Velasquez & Associates |

There are a lot of problems when you decide that you want to handle your personal injury case yourself, without an attorney. You can often be forced to say things or sign documents, without even being aware of what you are signing or saying. One area where this can become a problem is with… Read More »

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Res Ipsa Loquitur: Funny Name, Serious Help For Accident Victims

By Velasquez & Associates |

Here’s a riddle: Can you show someone did something wrong, and thus, caused you an injury, without having to show what they did wrong? It may sound counterintuitive, even silly, but there is something in the law that allows you to do just that. It’s a legal theory called Res Ipsa Loquitur, and although… Read More »

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A Day At The Spa May Not Be As Safe As You Think It Is

By Velasquez & Associates |

A day at the spa is supposed to be fun, relaxing and rewarding. Usually it is…unless something goes wrong. And what many people don’t know is how wrong a day at the nail salon can go. In fact, people have been seriously injured by a simple visit to the local nail salon. Small Injuries,… Read More »

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How Having The Wrong Kind Of Insurance Policy Could Put You Into Foreclosure

By Velasquez & Associates |

If you have a mortgage on your home, almost every lender will require that you insure the property. Many people are already aware of this. However, what you may not be aware of, is that you could be treated as uninsured by your lender, and possibly foreclosed upon, even if you are actually insured…. Read More »

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Can You Use A Police Report In Your Car Accident Trial?

By Velasquez & Associates |

When you are in a car accident, the first person that will be on site to evaluate the accident and make an initial determination of fault will probably be the police officer investigating the accident. The police officer will draw up a police report, with details about how the accident happened. The report will… Read More »

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Why Do Defendants Love Arbitration So Much?

By Velasquez & Associates |

You often hear in the news about consumers winning victories, as courts declare arbitration clauses illegal. But what are arbitration clauses, and why do big businesses, like insurance companies or large stores or companies, like them so much? What is Arbitration? Arbitration is like a court trial, only there are significant differences. The main… Read More »

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Suing Everyone May Not Be A Bad Idea

By Velasquez & Associates |

Who should you sue? Sue everybody! That sounds like a joke. But in the world of personal injury law, there is some truth to it-you could end up with real problems in your case, if you fail to sue everybody who may be responsible for your accident and your injuries. When More Than One… Read More »

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Ambiguity And Confusion In Insurance Contracts

By Velasquez & Associates |

Even though your homeowners insurance policy is seemingly endless, with small type, and even though it has been crafted and edited by the insurance company throughout the years, it still happens: there are words or phrases that are vague or ambiguous, open to interpretation to two or more meanings. Questions Resolved in Favor of… Read More »

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How Dangerous Is The Hot Tub?

By Velasquez & Associates |

It’s relaxing. Calming. It is enjoyable no matter what the weather, and it’s a water-based activity, perfect for Florida. We’re talking about hot tubs. When we think of water safety, we usually think of pools or the beach—we rarely give thought to safety in a hot tub. But hot tubs can present their fair… Read More »

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Can Roundabouts Lower Car Accident Totals And Car Accident Severity?

By Velasquez & Associates |

Although they aren’t used much here in America, roundabouts are a staple of the roadways in many European countries. More and more, traffic planners here in America are advocating for roundabouts, claiming that they may be the answer to lowering car accidents and traffic fatalities. What is a Roundabout? A roundabout is where, in… Read More »

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