Who Is at Fault in a T-Bone Car Accident in St. Petersburg?

A T-bone car accident is when the front of one car hits the side of another. More often than not, these accidents result in major vehicular damage and severe injuries. That’s because, by nature, they always involve a head-on collision and a side-swipe, two of… read more

Christmas Tree Fires: How Common Are They?

Christmas trees are a staple of the season. These essential Christmas decorations can impart holiday cheer wherever they are installed. However, they are also fire hazards. This article will explain just how common Christmas tree fires are and what can be done to prevent them…. read more

What Happens During the Pre-Litigation Phase of My St. Petersburg Personal Injury Case?

Only a small percentage of personal injury cases ever make it to trial. Even if you don’t end up taking your case to trial, you must still undertake certain pre-litigation procedures to pave the way for settlement or trial. Following is a brief description of… read more

Florida Workers’ Compensation and Carpal Tunnel Injuries

If you perform repetitive movements with your hands and wrists, you risk developing carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). The National Library of Medicine reports that up to three out of every 1,000 people in the United States will develop carpal tunnel syndrome. Carpal tunnel syndrome can… read more

Should I Return to Work While My Clearwater Workers’ Compensation Case Is Pending?

Sustaining a work injury has many consequences. In addition to the pain and suffering you experience because of the injury and the struggle to recover, you might also incur a loss of income. Florida’s workers’ compensation laws provide lost time benefits for employees injured on… read more

Motorcycle Parking Laws in Florida

With nearly 650,000 registered motorcycles as of 2021, Florida is second only to California in terms of the number of registered motorcycles in the state.  All of these Florida bikes need a place to park. Although motorcycles offer riders flexibility and mobility while on the… read more

The Most Common Motorcycle Crash Injuries

Motorcycle accidents can happen for many reasons, but the result is often the same —  injured motorcycle riders. While motorcycle crash injuries vary greatly depending on the type and severity of the accident, many injuries have the potential to change riders’ lives long-term.  Motorcycle Accidents… read more

The Process of Receiving a Settlement Check in St. Petersburg, FL

Receiving a settlement check in St. Petersburg is the goal of every personal injury case. Whether you are injured because of medical malpractice, a slip and fall accident, product liability, or a car crash, you need the money from a personal injury claim to help… read more

How Long Can You Collect Workers’ Compensation in Florida?

If you were injured on the job in Florida, your employer is generally required to provide you with workers’ compensation benefits until you are well enough to return to work, assuming you promptly notify your employer of your injury and apply for benefits. You are… read more

Can I Sue My Employer in St. Petersburg for Not Providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)?

COVID-19 continues to place many workers at risk. There has been much debate about an employer’s liability if an employee contracts COVID-19 while performing their job duties. One issue to consider is whether you can sue your employer in St. Petersburg if you become ill… read more

What Should I Do If I Was Hurt on the Job?

If you were injured on the job, you might be entitled to medical benefits, partial wage replacement benefits, and other benefits. However, to secure these benefits, you will need to take swift action. The workers’ compensation lawyers at Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury… read more

What Is Considered a “Reasonable Person” When it Comes to Negligence?

Tort law and criminal law use the “reasonable person” standard for determining negligence. This standard is how the law generally measures the negligent conduct of a person. The reasonable person standard is typically applied in cases where one person owes a duty to another person. … read more

What To Do With a Damaged Car After a Hurricane in Florida

Hurricanes and tropical storms can cause catastrophic damage to homes, businesses, and property – including vehicles. These extreme weather events often cause high winds, heavy rains, and flooding, creating a heightened risk of property damage.   If you live in Florida or any other hurricane-prone area,… read more

Personal Injury Settlements: Myths vs. Reality

Well over 90% of personal injury claims settle out of court. Nevertheless, myths about personal injury claims abound. Learn the truth, so you don’t discover it the hard way after you suffer a personal injury. Myth #1: “My Insurance Will Cover My Claim.” Not necessarily,… read more

Can You Be Disqualified from Receiving Workers’ Compensation in Florida?

Workers’ compensation in Florida covers work-related illnesses and injuries that occur within the course and scope of your employment. These benefits cover medical bills, partial lost wages, and disability payments. However, there are times when Florida law may disqualify you from receiving these benefits.  Here,… read more

How Common Are Car Accidents Due to Eating While Driving in St. Petersburg, FL?

Distracted driving is a problem, both in the State of Florida and across the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that about nine people every day, or approximately 3,100 people annually, are killed in crashes involving distracted drivers. In 2019, Florida… read more

How Long Does it Take to Get A Personal Injury Settlement Check in Florida?

On average, receiving a personal injury settlement check takes four to six weeks after both parties sign the settlement agreement. Sometimes it takes longer, and in rare cases, the check arrives in less than four weeks. You can rest assured that issuing a settlement check… read more

The 12 Most Common Causes of Car Accidents in Clearwater

Car accidents can have many causes. Vehicle malfunctions, weather, and road conditions all contribute to car crashes. But driver errors are, by far, the most common cause of traffic accidents. Driver errors cause over 94% of traffic accidents in the U.S. These errors include improper… read more

Basic Personal Injury Settlement Breakdown: How Much Goes in My Pocket?

The amount of personal injury compensation you win in court or at the settlement table is probably not the same as the amount that appears in your bank account. Various deductions apply, depending on the circumstances. Additionally, there are inherent limitations on how much compensation… read more

Is It Possible to Get Out of Jury Duty in Clearwater?

Serving on a jury can be a hassle. While employers are required to excuse you from work if you are selected as a juror, some employers will not pay you for the time you miss. Additionally, as a juror, you will be sitting close to… read more

The Three Elements of Standing to Sue

When someone says, “I don’t have a dog in that fight,” it means they don’t have a personally vested interest in a given situation or outcome. In the legal realm, you need to have a dog in the fight in order for a court of… read more

Can You Sue Your Employer in St. Petersburg if You Were Exposed To COVID-19 at Work?

You almost certainly cannot file a personal injury lawsuit in Florida just because you suffered exposure to COVID-19 at work. The only way to win such a lawsuit would be if your employer intentionally infected you with COVID-19. However, you can file a workers’ compensation… read more

What’s Causing Neck & Lower Back Pain After a Car Accident?

Neck and back injuries are some of the worst types of injuries from car accidents. They can require extensive treatment, which, in turn, often means facing financial difficulties. The cause of neck and lower back injuries depends on the type of injury you sustain and… read more

Hire a Lawyer After a Minor Car Accident in St. Petersburg?

If you were involved in a minor car accident in St. Petersburg, you might wonder if it’s worth it to hire a car accident attorney. While you may think the accident is “minor,” it does not take much for you to suffer serious injuries in… read more

What Is the Difference Between Express and Implied Consent?

Whether your healthcare provider had express or implied consent could impact the potential success of your medical malpractice claim. A medical malpractice lawyer can review your situation and determine how this difference may affect your claim. What Is Express Consent in Florida? Express consent is… read more

Workers’ Comp Exemptions in Florida

Workers injured on the job are generally covered by Florida’s workers’ compensation system. Most employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance. Failing to have worker’s comp insurance could result in fines and criminal charges.  However, some businesses are exempt from workers’ compensation requirements. If… read more

How to Write a Settlement Demand Letter

Most personal injury claims are not resolved through trial; most claimants would rather settle their claim at the negotiating table. Settlement is simply quicker, easier, and cheaper than going through a trial. One of the first steps in settling a case is to send a… read more

Rear-End Collision Injuries and How You Can Recover Compensation

Most car accidents are pretty shocking. You’re just going about your day when suddenly – WHAM. Different types of car accidents bring different types of injuries, and rear-end collisions can cause some serious damage.  Here’s an overview of common rear-end collision injuries and how you… read more

Is the Driver Making a U-Turn Always to Blame for an Accident in Florida?

Florida is notorious for its tourism, with millions of out-of-state people visiting each year. This means there are large numbers of drivers out on the roads who may not be familiar with our state’s laws. Even Florida natives might benefit from a deeper understanding of… read more

Can My Boss Cut My Hours After I File For Workers Compensation?

Employees who sustain a work-related injury can file a workers’ compensation claim. Most employers are required to provide workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. Workers are entitled to benefits, and employers are prohibited from retaliating against employees who file workers’ comp claims. Florida Law Prohibiting… read more