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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. […]
January 25, 2017

Wait! What? I Was Fired For Filing a Workers Compensation Claim. What Are My Rights?

Can I Be Fired For Filing A Worker’s Compensation Claim? The State of Florida is one of the minority states that is categorized as an at-will employment state, meaning either the employer or employee for any reason may terminate the employment at any time and no action may be maintained for breach of the employment contract. With that said, it can be an especially terrifying experience for any injured employee to be told by their employer that he or she is fired during the time of financial and physical hardship brought on by a workplace injury. Florida’s Workers’ Compensation law, […]
November 11, 2016

Takata Air Bag Recalls: Who Is At Fault?

In the United States, automobile manufacturers will have the “ultimate responsibility” for the costs of replacing the recalled and potentially fatal Takata Corporation airbags. That’s what the nation’s top auto safety regulator announced early in November. Mark Rosekind, the administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), also told reporters in Detroit that not enough is being done to find more than 300,000 older vehicles, mostly Hondas, with Takata airbags that pose a risk of explosion. In response to Rosekind’s statements, Honda said that it continues to seek ways to reach the owners of older Hondas and persuade them […]
October 12, 2016

An Overview of Workers’ Compensation in Florida

Florida’s Workers’ Compensation law, codified in chapter 440 of the Florida Statutes, is designed to compensate workers injured in the workplace without regard to fault. With a few exceptions, employer’s participation in this program is mandated by law. Generally, the employers purchased workers’ compensation insurance coverage from insurance companies that deal with these line of business. Most workers are eligible for benefits and the sole issue is whether the injury occurred while the worker was performing functions that were “in the course and scope of their employment.”This means that a person injured in the course and scope of their employment […]
September 27, 2016

Tips For Negotiating with an Insurance Company Following an Accident

If you are injured in traffic because someone else was driving negligently, under Florida law you are entitled to fair and full reimbursement for your medical treatment, days lost from work, and all losses arising from the accident. If you are seriously injured by a negligent driver in central Florida, it’s wise to discuss your case with an experienced Orlando personal injury attorney. However, if an injury in such an accident is genuinely trivial, sometimes it’s just more convenient to seek your compensation out of court, directly from the auto insurance company. Insurance companies are in business to make profits, […]