Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes | November 12, 2021 | Personal Injury
Do You Have to Have Experience to Become a Federal Judge?
Federal judges have major responsibilities. Thus, you might naturally assume that the requirements for becoming a federal judge are extensive. This is not actually the case. The United States Constitution establishes virtually no specific requirements for filling this role. That does not mean it is… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes | October 29, 2021 | Personal Injury
What Is the Difference Between Lawyer and Attorney?
When you search for a personal injury lawyer on the internet, you will probably find results for both “lawyers” and “attorneys.” In the United States, most people use these two terms interchangeably. If you do not have much experience with the legal system, you might… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes | October 1, 2021 | Car Accident
Can You Sue for a Car Accident in Clearwater, FL, if You Are Not Hurt?
Car accidents are one of the most stressful and nerve-wracking events that one can experience. You may wonder if you can file a lawsuit for monetary damages after a traffic collision. Most people are aware that a victim with a physical injury can sue for… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes | September 29, 2021 | Car Accident
How Long After a Car Accident in St. Petersburg, FL Can You Claim Compensation for Your Injuries?
Have you been involved in a car accident in St. Petersburg, FL? If so, you may have sustained injuries that require costly medical treatment. You might not be prepared to cover the costs of treatment that you need. Luckily, you usually don’t have to. You… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes | September 23, 2021 | Workers’ Compensation
How Much is My Workers’ Comp Case Worth?
Workers’ compensation insurance generally covers accidents that happen at work. The purpose of workers’ comp is to provide medical treatment for injured employees. It also provides wage replacement benefits if the person cannot work because of their injury. Workers’ compensation does not pay for your… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes | September 16, 2021 | Motorcycle accident
Do I Need Florida Motorcycle Insurance?
The state of Florida has distinct laws regarding auto insurance requirements for motorcycles. Florida is a “no-fault” insurance state for auto insurance. Florida drivers are required to have personal injury protection (PIP) insurance of at least $2,500. However, this PIP insurance requirement does not cover… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes | September 9, 2021 | Car Accident
What to Do After a Car Accident in St. Petersburg [Step-by-Step Guide]
A car accident is one of the most stressful events that a person can experience. Many drivers are unsure of what steps to take following a car accident. Should you speak with the other driver? Should you call the police? Can you move your car?… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes | August 31, 2021 | Workers’ Compensation
Can You Be Drug Tested for Workers Compensation in Clearwater, FL?
Have you been injured in a workplace accident in Clearwater, Florida? If so, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills and lost wages by filing a workers’ compensation claim. The vast majority of Florida employers are required to purchase workers’ compensation… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes | August 26, 2021 | Personal Injury
Do I Have to Get an Independent Medical Exam?
Were you injured at your workplace in Florida? You may be entitled to money for your medical bills and lost wages through a workers’ compensation claim. Florida law requires most employers to purchase workers’ compensation. However, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurer may not pay the… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes | August 24, 2021 | Workers’ Compensation
Can You Go On Vacation While On Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation isn’t without its conditions and limitations. There are instances when a claimant’s behavior can disqualify them from receiving benefits. For instance, after your injury, your doctor may have advised you against engaging in certain behaviors or participating in certain activities. Why? Some behaviors… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes | August 24, 2021 | Personal Injury
The Difference Between Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury in Florida
When you’re injured in Florida, you may be able to file a claim or lawsuit to recover compensation for your losses. However, various factors influence whom you should file a claim against, including where and how the accident occurred. If you were injured as the… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes | August 13, 2021 | Car Accident
The True Dangers of Falling Asleep While Driving
According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, crashes involving a drowsy driver are nearly eight times higher than estimates provided by the federal government. Drivers rarely admit to being drowsy or falling asleep at the wheel before an accident. Therefore, drowsy driving accidents are… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes | August 12, 2021 | Motorcycle accident
I’ve Been Hurt in a Motorcycle Accident in Clearwater — Do I Need a Lawyer?
You always have the choice to represent yourself after a motorcycle accident. However, hiring a Clearwater personal injury lawyer can help you to secure the compensation you need to pay your medical bills and recover your lost income. Florida’s no-fault insurance system provides quick money… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes | July 30, 2021 | Medical Malpractice
What are the 10 Most Common Medical Errors?
Medical errors are more common than you might realize. One study found that medical errors rank as the third leading cause of death in America. Some studies estimate that medical errors cause between 100,000 and 200,000 fatalities each year in the United States. A recent… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes | July 29, 2021 | Personal Injury
Top 6 Telltale Signs You Hired a Bad Lawyer And How to Avoid it in the Future
There are over 1.3 million attorneys in the United States, according to the American Bar Association. In Florida, there were 77,223 active attorneys in 2021. Say you need an attorney for a car accident case, wrongful death claim, defective product injury, or medical malpractice claim…. read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes | July 28, 2021 | Medical Malpractice
Is There a Difference Between Medical Malpractice and Medical Negligence?
The terms medical malpractice and medical negligence describe wrongdoing by physicians and other health care providers. However, there is a difference between medical malpractice and medical negligence. Medical malpractice is the term used to describe intentional wrongdoing. A physician or health care provider commits medical… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes | July 27, 2021 | Motorcycle accident
How Old Does a Child Have to Be to Ride on the Back of a Motorcycle?
Florida has strict guidelines about where a child can sit in a vehicle and the type of child safety restraint the child is required to use based on age. However, there are no age restrictions for children to ride on the back of a motorcycle. … read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes | July 26, 2021 | Personal Injury
9 Things You Should Know About a Free Lawyer Consultation
Most personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation. You can accomplish a lot during this consultation if you come prepared. At the same time, you should not feel pressured into making a final decision during your initial meeting. Lawyers provide these consultations without obligation; you’ll… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes | July 25, 2021 | Personal Injury
What Can (and Can’t) a Process Server Do to Serve Papers?
When you file a personal injury lawsuit against an at-fault party, the party must be served with copies of the lawsuit. In many cases, service is performed personally on each defendant named in the lawsuit. For example, process servers in Florida personally serve papers on… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes | July 24, 2021 | Car Accident
What Are The Odds Of Dying In A Car Crash?
More than 6.7 million motor vehicle accidents occurred in the United States in 2019, which resulted in 36,096 traffic fatalities. There were 402,347 reported traffic crashes in Florida during 2019. As a result, 3,193 people lost their lives, and thousands of people were injured. According… read more
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes | July 23, 2021 | Florida Law
Car and Booster Seat Laws in Florida
The Center for Disease Control states that injuries due to transportation are the leading cause of death for children in the United States. Each year, millions of children are involved in motor vehicle accidents, including vehicle passengers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. According to the FLHSMV, there… read more