Yearly Archives: 2018

Home
-
Blog
-
2018

When do you need an Orlando bicycle accident attorney?

Bicycles have increasingly become a primary mode of transportation.  And with that an increase in the number of people injured in bicycle accidents has increased. In Florida a bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle, and the rider considered a driver.  While a bicyclist has the…

How Hits Hurt: Football and Traumatic Brain Injury – Badgley Law Group

Soon your favorite football players–both amateur and pro–will be putting in some serious time on the field. This also means a fresh crop of articles about the dangers of football, and how the occasionally brutal hits sustained on the field add up to traumatic brain…

How To Deal With Your Doctor After A Car Accident?

When we conjure up images of car accidents, we imagine immediate pain and trauma, followed by the wailing of ambulance sirens. A catastrophe, in other words. The truth is most of us will not have an accident, but if you see reports of the recent…

Slip and Fall Injuries : Common Hazards That Can Cause These Accidents

Venturing out into the world daily is something we all do. Whether going to work or to the grocery store, you should always be aware of what’s going on around you. However, some people get comfortable and complacent as time goes by, which can lead…

General Backyard Safety Tips From Pool Accident Lawyer Jeff Badgley

We’re a state of swimmers: splashing in our oceans, lakes, and pools is a cherished Florida pastime. Our state values swimming education, encouraging children to learn water survival skills at a young age through programs like YMCA’s Safe Start. And yet despite these precautions, annually in Florida “enough…

Survival Swimming Skills and Pool Care in Central Florida

In Central Florida, pools outnumber alligators. When I fly back home to Orlando after a trip out of town, I’m struck by the number of pools dotting the landscape below as the plane descends over the city. So many pools, so many safety hazards. Pools…

How to Deal with Medical Debt

One of the biggest challenges consumers face today is mounting debt. From credit cards to student loans to underwater mortgages, debts can stack up to the point where they become overwhelming. Some of these debts can be managed; we can learn to curb our spending via…

Paying taxes on debts that are forgiven or cancelled

Paying taxes on debts that are forgiven or cancelled is a concern on the minds of many people who come to my office for advice. They are worried about having to pay additional taxes as a result of resolving issues with their creditors. These tax…

Foreclosure Defense Attorneys Know What Happens at the End of a Foreclosure

An experienced foreclosure  attorney knows that Orlando homeowners in foreclosure face a deficiency judgment that can plague their finances for up to twenty years.  Many homeowners who face foreclosure don’t yet feel ready to consult with a foreclosure lawyer.  These homeowners may suffer unnecessarily from the “underwater home” crisis that is a plague to…

Can A Florida Lawyer Be Sued For Slander?

A Florida lawyer sued for slandering a party to another lawsuit was the subject of a recent opinion from the Florida Supreme Court. In Delmonico v. Taylor, the court held that lawyer who was sued was not entitled to the absolute litigation privilege, which applies to judges, lawyers, and…

If I File For Bankruptcy, Do I Lose My Workers Compensation Settlement Money?

What happens to your workers compensation settlement? Filing for bankruptcy is an important decision, and there are many factors to consider. If you have received a workers compensation settlement as a result of a workers compensation claim, you may worry that filing for bankruptcy will cause you to…

Orlando Homeowners Can Keep Their Homes In Bankruptcy

Many Orlando homeowners who consult with us are concerned that filing bankruptcy will leave them homeless. This is not true. Bankruptcy can be a very useful tool to protect your interest in a home and avoid losing it in a foreclosure action. An affordable bankruptcy lawyer can…

Know About Medical Malpractice Claim

Did you know that according to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), medical malpractice ranks third as the leading cause of death in the U.S., with heart disease and cancer claiming the two top spots? In fact, a staggering $3 billion was paid out in…

What You Need To Know About Mandatory Credit Counseling and Debtor Education In Bankruptcies

Declaring bankruptcy is not a decision you should make without careful consideration. There are many factors to consider, and it isn’t an easy decision. There are several types available for individuals including chapter 7 and chapter 13 which are the most popular bankruptcies filed by…

Bankruptcy: What is the Process?

For some people, filing a personal bankruptcy can provide the opportunity for them to reset their finances and give them hope for the future. It can provide a new chapter free from the debts that many times accrue through no fault of the debtor. A…

Understanding Wrong-Site Surgery And Why It Still Happens

Medical malpractice is an umbrella term that refers to any breach of duty by a health care professional that causes injury or death, whether through negligence or some other type of carelessness. And while medical malpractice issues – such as wrong diagnoses – are well-known, wrong-site…

Homestead Exemption to Protect Your Home When Filing Bankruptcy

When it comes to protecting equity in a home, Florida residents can get some valuable relief should they be forced into bankruptcy. Under Florida state law, a homestead exemption not only saves residents thousands in property taxes, but specifically protects the investment in a person’s property when…

Options for Florida Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy is something that attorneys see a lot of in the State of Florida – for example, (as reported by state courts), there were a total of almost 24,000 bankruptcy cases adjudicated at of the end of December last year in United States Bankruptcy Court for the…

5 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score

According to statistics, the average FICO credit score is currently 695, an all-time high in the United States. Although there are different scoring models, resulting in the fluctuation of this figure by a few points, the majority fall between 660 and 720. Roughly 14% of the population…

Preventative Medical Errors Are On the Rise: How to Protect Yourself and When to File a Medical Malpractice Claim

According to research, medical errors rank number three in regard to the leading causes of death in the United States. These errors come in behind cancer and heart disease, and cause approximately 250,000 deaths annually according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). There are other studies that…

Categories

Archives