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August 13, 2018

Can I FIRE My Lawyer?

We often receive telephone calls from people who are unhappy with their current lawyer and want us to take over their case. So, can you fire your lawyer and how does it work? The short answer is, yes, you can fire your lawyer at any time and the lawyer will have a lien on the proceeds of your case. Before firing your lawyer, you should first clearly state your problem, in writing, to the lawyer. Usually the problem with people who hire big law firms is lack of communication and responsiveness – the feeling that they are just a number […]
June 11, 2018

Can I Collect Workers’ Compensation as a Volunteer?

Whether it is building a house or working at a local meal center, people volunteer for various reasons. Some people do so because it gives them a chance to give back to the community. And likewise, some people do so to make a meaningful societal difference. A Chicken Soup for the Soul kind of reasoning. For others, it is an opportunity to develop new skills or improve existing ones, make new friends, or, less altruistically, watch a live entertainment. Sadly, like any activity, personal injury can happen while volunteering. It is bad enough that someone was injured while doing a […]
May 29, 2018

Theme Park Wristbands … What Secrets Do They Hold?

I’m going to give you five words: “Theme parks”, “rides”, “injuries”, and “lawsuit”.  Now, I want you to think of a short scenario involving these five words.  Ready?  Go! Considering the website that you’re on, I’m going take a gander that your story involves a person suing a theme park because he or she was injured while on a ride?  Maybe you know such a person.  Maybe it has happened to you.  My first thought was the same as yours.  My second, a more creative attempt, involves an epic love story in a galaxy far far away and ultimately ends […]
May 14, 2018

How Can Fortnite, Facebook and Other Online Activities Destroy Your Personal Injury Case?

It’s the age of the Internet.  Parents no longer need to mail their kids’ school picture to the grandparents … just post it on Facebook.  Gaming enthusiasts no longer need to gather at one place to play against each other … there are online games like Fortnite.  Need to express yourself?  Take your pick … Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Snapchat, etc. … and the list goes on and on.  What exciting times. In the current climate of online convenience, it is easy to forget that the online activities you are performing, in the privacy of your home, are permanent and discoverable.  […]
October 11, 2017

Relocating Family From Puerto Rico – Legal Issues You Should Know

Following the devastation of Puerto Rico by the hurricane, you may have or you may be considering the relocation of your family or friends to Florida.  Although your family can of course travel freely between Puerto Rico and Florida, there are some legal considerations you might want to consider.  This is not an exhaustive list and if you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us. Restrictions on Number of Individuals Living in Residence Each city can pass its own ordinances as to how many individuals are allowed to live in a residence,  but the general […]
September 22, 2017

Hurricane Insurance Claim? Things to Watch Out For.

If you have suffered hurricane damage and have or will be making an insurance claim, there are a couple things you need to be careful of or you may lose money or even suffer a claim denial.  Some of these things are, in no particular order:   Proof of Loss: Many insurance policies require that you submit a “Proof of Loss” within a certain time frame. If you do not, the claim can be denied.  A Proof of Loss is a notarized document in which the insured is stating the ownership and damage to the home.  This is a very […]
September 12, 2017

Can You Get Monetary Assistance from FEMA for Irma? You Might be Surprised.

FEMA stands for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and is part of the Homeland Security department. Okay, enough background. You need help – can FEMA help you? The answer may very well be “YES” – more than you might think. FEMA helps individuals with housing costs, medical costs, vehicle costs and even provides monies for loss of essential household items – up to $30k. Apply at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. Read below for more details: 1. In order for FEMA to assist you as an individual (as opposed to general public assistance), your county must have been declared eligible for individual assistance. Currently […]
September 11, 2017

After Irma- How to Ensure Your Insurance Pays for ALL Your Home Damages

Hurricane Irma was big and scary but you survived shaken but unscathed.  Unfortunately, your home suffered damage and now you are wondering how you are going to fix it.  Here are the things you MUST do before and after making an insurance claim in order to protect yourself and your family.  Please feel free to share with family and friends. FIRST: Assess and document the damage.  THE TIME TO DO THIS IS NOW.  The longer you wait, the more difficult it becomes.  Use your phone to video any damages.  On the outside of your home (please be careful!), video the […]
September 6, 2017

Things I Wish I Could Tell Our Future Clients BEFORE Hurricane Irma – An Insurance Attorney’s Perspective

Please read everything below and share it if you find it helpful.  This brief article is only about what to do from a legal point of view and NOT about safety.  Let’s get to it. FIRST THING:     Find your insurance policy or policies or at least the “declarations page” and store it in your phone including the phone number of your insurance company.  You must understand two things:  First, that your hurricane deductible is likely much higher than you imagine.  Most policies we have seen in the last few years have 5% or even 10% deductibles meaning your deductible is […]
February 24, 2017

Press Release: Hogan & Hogan Litigating Free Speech Case

Orlando, Florida:  Former November 8, 2016, general election candidate for Sheriff of the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Marcos Lopez, along with his attorneys, Daniel A. Perez, Esq. and Jeremy Hogan, Esq., will be holding a press conference on Monday, February 27th at 11:00 a.m. at the law firm Hogan & Hogan, P.A. located at 906 East Michigan Street, Orlando, Florida 32806, to discuss the two (2) count Court Complaint filed today, Friday, February 24, 2017, in the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida in downtown Orlando against the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office for violations of the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. […]