Auto Accident

Injury Law Attorney

1 Get all information available about the other driver including name, address, phone number, date of birth, driver's license number, insurance company and insurance policy number.

2 Get the name of the police officer, the name of his agency, and ask him how to obtain a police accident report

3 Get the names, addresses, and phone numbers of any potential witnesses.

4 Take photographs of any injuries or cuts that you may have suffered. If your injuries get worse over time, take additional pictures.

5 Take photographs of the accident scene which would show the relative positions of the different vehicles.

6 Take photographs of each vehicle involved in the accident showing damage or lack of damage of each vehicle.

7 Write down in as much detail as possible what you remember about the accident. Do this right away while your memory is fresh.

8 Seek medical attention immediately even though many symptoms may not show up for several days. Make sure the treating doctors you have been in an accident. Your own car insurance will automatically pay this medical bill.

9 Call an experienced car accident injury attorney before you speak to anyone from the insurance companies.

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In a divorce, both parties have the ability to conduct discovery on the other party. Methods of doing this include Requests for Production of Documents, Interrogatories, Requests for Admissions, issuing subpoenas, and the taking of depositions.

As your Florida divorce lawyer, I can file Motions which ask judge to grant temporary relief for matters such as custody, child support, alimony, exclusive

use of the marital home, and attorney fees. However, all judges require the parties to attempt to mediate these issues before allowing a hearing to be set.

Mediation is a process where the parties attempt to reach an agreement with the assistance of an impartial neutral third party. The mediator does not make any decisions, but only attempts to get the parties to enter into a Marital Settlement

Agreement. If the parties are able to reach an agreement, the judge will approve the agreement and enter a Final Judgment which incorporates the agreement into the Final Judgment. This way the agreement is no longer just a private contract, but a court order that can be punished by a Judicial Order of Contempt.

If the parties are unable to reach a settlement, then the case will be set for

a trial before the judge. Parties are not entitled to jury trials in family law cases. However, the same rules of evidence apply at a divorce trial as any other civil case. The judge will then enter a Final Judgment which legally dissolves the marriage and governs the division of the assets, establishes custody, visitation, and child support. It is important that your Florida divorce lawyer is

familiar with the Florida Rules of Evidence and Civil Procedure. If either party thinks that the judge made a legal mistake during the trial or the judge abused his discretion, that party can file an appeal to the appellate court for review. If the appellate court reverses the lower court?s ruling, it can send the case back to the original trial judge.