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How to Research Cancer Centers in Florida after A Cancer Diagnosis

Upon receiving a diagnosis of cancer, undergoing cancer treatment can be a long and arduous process. The treatment of cancer should begin soon after diagnosis, but for many cancers, it is possible to wait a few weeks to begin treatment. Getting a second opinion may…

New Orlando Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Program to Help Student Debt

The Orlando Chapter 13 bankruptcy court has established a new program for helping those who are drowning in student loan debt.  Student loans represent a special debt problem, because once you take out a student loan, very few things can be done to keep you…

What You Need to Know about Florida’s New Texting While Driving Law

Millennials and Generation Z seem glued to smartphones.  They won’t eat until they’ve broadcasted a picture of their meal to all of their friends.  They won’t buy something until they’ve checked for a better price on Amazon.  They won’t believe something until they’ve verified it…

New Prepaid Card Regulations Protect Consumers | FL Bankruptcy Blog

As technology elbows its way into financial payments, cash and paper checks become relics of the past. Employers pay employees not by writing checks but by loading money onto their prepaid re-loadable debit cards. Students receive their financial aid and meal plan swipes on their…

Lawyer Fails to Advocate for Divorce Client

This case involved a young inexperienced lawyer going to trial unprepared.  His client’s case was special but he failed to do the work that was required to ensure she received a fair and just outcome of her divorce trial. My client had been married under Islamic law…

Lawsuit of Wrongful Death Against Surgeon

Most responsible physicians carry medical malpractice insurance to protect their patients when they are injured due to a negligent mistake.  In this sad case, the surgeon made a calculated risk to avoid the cost of insurance premiums by going “bare,” without any insurance.  However, he calculated…

7 Things to Do After a Orlando Car Accident

When you are involved in an Orlando Car Accident you will be overwhelmed in the immediate aftermath by adrenaline along with fear, confusion, anxiety, distress and many times pain.  After a auto accident, it’s not always easy to make rational decisions. Many accident compensation lawsuits…

America’s Maternal Mortality Rate Epidemic

Sadly, many of the medical malpractice cases our firm handles involve the death or sever injury related to pregnancy.  According to ProPublica, an independent and non-profit investigative journal, there are an estimated 700-900 women that died from pregnancy related causes in the year 2016. ProPublica’s…

How to Prevent Infant Drowning in Florida: Personal Injury Blog

Many families from across the country come to Florida to enjoy the year-round warm weather and water. Florida is one of the most popular destinations for aquatic sports and swimming, but unfortunately, it is also the most dangerous to young children and infants. According to…

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…

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