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How Long Does It Take to Settle a Wrongful Termination In Florida Lawsuit?
  • By: Micah Longo, Esq.
  • Published: July 10, 2023

Like almost everything with the law… it depends. Some wrongful termination lawsuits settle quicker than others. Here, we’ll discuss some of the factors that determine how long it will take to settle a wrongful termination lawsuit. Charge of Discrimination You must first file a charge of discrimination before you can file a lawsuit. You file a charge of discrimination with the Equal Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). You can co-file with the Florida Commission on Human Relations (“FCHR”), the state version of the EEOC. Filing a charge of discrimination exhausts your administrative remedies. It is a prerequisite to filing a wrongful termination lawsuit in state or federal court. Claimants must allow the EEOC and/or the FCHR to investigate the claim for at least 180 days. After 180 days, if you haven’t gotten a determination, you can request a “right…Read More

Can You Sue An Employer Who Lied About Reason For Termination?
  • By: Micah Longo, Esq.
  • Published: July 10, 2023

You’ve just been fired, and you’re lucky enough to have the reason why explained to you (hopefully in writing). So, can you sue if your employer lied about the reason for termination? Well, it depends on the “true reason” for your termination, not the reason given by your employer. An employee can be fired for a good reason, a bad reason, reason based on false facts, or for no reason at all. The question is whether it was for a non-discriminatory reason. Reasons like favoritism, mistake, or disdain are irrelevant and may be lawful. Florida Unlawful Termination Laws: Know Your Rights If you're in Florida as an employee, it's crucial to understand that the law protects you from being unfairly terminated. Discrimination on the grounds of race, national origin, age, sex, religion, or disability is strictly prohibited. In simpler terms,…Read More

What’s the Average Car Accident Settlement?
  • By: Micah Longo, Esq.
  • Published: April 22, 2020

No one wants to be in a car accident, and certainly, no one wants to deal with the aftermath. If you have recently been involved in an automobile crash, you’re dealing with medical bills, insurance payments, physical pain, and emotional distress. You would never plan for something like this, so the sudden occurrence of this life-altering event can leave you dealing with issues that you never planned for. To make matters even worse, this car accident wasn’t even your fault. Maybe someone was texting and driving, or ran a red light, or got behind the wheel to drive while intoxicated. Whatever the reason, they caused a lot of pain and suffering in your life and it’s time to consider bringing in a Davie, FL attorney to start a lawsuit. A car accident settlement can reimburse…Read More

How Do You Calculate a Wrongful Death Settlement?
  • By: Micah Longo, Esq.
  • Published: February 28, 2020

The death of a close family member is beyond terrible. Doubt, sadness, anger, grief, fear, shock, and bereavement are only the beginning of what you are feeling. To make matters even worse, you may come to learn that their death was actually the result of poor decision making on the part of someone else. Often, this constitutes a “wrongful death.” The legal definition that is used here in Florida of wrongful death is “The death of a human being as the result of a wrongful act of another person.” This broad definition can cover such criminal acts include: negligence (careless driving), an intentional attack (a death that occured during a fight), a death in the course of another crime (such as a fatal injury that took place during a robery), vehicular manslaughter, manslaughter, or murder.…Read More

Faqs: How Much is a Slip and Fall Worth?
  • By: Micah Longo, Esq.
  • Published: January 31, 2020

A slip and fall is a terrible experience. You are minding your own business, maybe grocery shopping or walking in a mechanic’s garage and suddenly you find yourself on your back. The incident itself is bad enough, yet you can’t just put it behind you. You have medical bills to pay from the immediate and long-term effects of the fall. While injured, you cannot work which makes paying these bills even harder. There are other effects as well, such as a loss of enjoyment in things you used to love. You may have even been at work when your fall occurred, which further complicates both your employment and getting the restitution you deserve. This is why Davie, FL attorneys are so often asked about this type of incident. The most common question is “How much…Read More

The Dangers of Fatigued Driving
  • By: Micah Longo, Esq.
  • Published: December 17, 2019

You’d never drive drunk- but what about tired? You may be shocked to learn that the two are much closer than you may have imagined. By its definition, “fatigued driving” is when a driver, after prolonged periods of continuous driving, experiences mental and physical functional disorder. A fatigued driver means a deadly driver, plain and simple! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that fatigue driving plays a part in 7,500 fatal motor vehicle crashes a year in the U.S. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety conducted a study of 700 accidents and found that 9.5% of those crashes involved drowsy drivers. As scary as it is, many drivers will get behind the wheel despite the fact that they can barely keep their eyes open. A little under 30% of drivers admit to having…Read More

  • By: Micah Longo, Esq.
  • Published: August 11, 2017

Many people like dogs, but very few like being bit by one. If you are attacked and bit by a dog that is not your own, you may have a legal case that can be brought against the owner. While some people may get a bite and heal within a few days, others can suffer long-term and even lifelong issues, such as scars, broken bones, and mental trauma. It is also very possible to need to miss work while you recover, resulting in serious financial losses. Even more upsetting than the actual bite is the fact that the whole thing could have been prevented if someone else were doing what they were legally supposed to. If your dog bite was the result of a property owner or dog owner not taking the proper steps to…Read More

Must I Add My Teen to My Auto Insurance Policy?
  • By: Micah Longo, Esq.
  • Published: March 7, 2017

I recently received a letter from my auto insurance company. It said I had to disclose everyone over the age of 16 living in my house. Thankfully, it’s just my wife and I. When my kids become teenagers I will have to add them to my auto insurance policy. This is true even if they don’t have a drivers license or they have their own insurance. Disclose or Risk Being Denied In my personal injury practice I’ve seen insurance companies deny claims for failing to add teens to policies. The key is to list EVERYONE over 16 in your household. Not just ones who drive. Insurance policies are based in contract. A material term to the contract is disclosing everyone living in your home over the age of 16. Even if they’re not family or they have their own insurance it’s a good…Read More

Should I Keep a Journal After an Accident?
  • By: Micah Longo, Esq.
  • Published: March 2, 2017

Every once in awhile I get to step into the shoes of my clients. Recently I was doing some heavy lifting and I hurt my trapezius muscle. The trapezius muscle is one of the major muscles of your back and extends into your neck and shoulders. Today, I’m in excruciating pain. It hurts to even move. Forget about turning the right. I have to move my entire torso to look to my right while driving. The thing is in a few days the pain will go away. I will have little memory of the living hell I’m going through today. That is why keeping a daily journal after an accident is so important. Write Everyday After an accident I suggest that you pick up a small composition notebook. In that book you’ll document how your feeling and…Read More

Average Herniated Disc Settlement in Florida
  • By: Micah Longo, Esq.
  • Published: February 4, 2017

Every accident case is different. This makes answering how much an average herniated disc settlement in Florida challenging. Florida accident attorneys rely on experience and jury and settlement reports. Here, we’ll discuss what exactly is a herniated disc and how we prove it. We’ll also look at several actual herniated disc settlements and verdicts in Florida. What Is A Herniated Disc? First, what is a herniated disc? A health disc is a two dimensional round or oval structure having four (4) 90-degree quadrants. Think of a pizza pie cut into 4 equal pieces. The discs sit between the vertebra and act as shock absorbers. A herniated disc occurs when the jelly-like disc material leaves the center of the disc. The chemicals from the disc can leak out acting as an irritant. This usually causes pain. A herniated disc can also indent the spinal canal,…Read More

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