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The Benefits of Settling a Personal Injury Claim

Posted September 17, 2012

A settlement offer is an agreement between two parties to end a lawsuit through monetary payment prior to jurisdiction. More often than not, Tampa personal injury claims are settled before making it to the trial phase. Taking a case to the courtroom can result in added anxiety, uncertainty and expenses. So, an out-of-court settlement tends… read more

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Ask A Lawyer: Freedom of Speech at the RNC

Posted September 13, 2012

Tampa City officials and all branches of our local law enforcement worked with the FBI and Department of Homeland Security to try to keep the balance between allowing folks to exercise their right of expression, with keeping convention goers safe. Tampa welcomed and managed over 100,000 guests. The convention was designated a National Special Security… read more

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Ask A Lawyer: Florida’s Faulty No-Fault System

Posted September 11, 2012

Florida law requires all car owners to purchase Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”) insurance, which is also called “No-Fault” since it provides benefits regardless of who was at fault for a crash. Basically, PIP provides up to $10,000 of insurance to the policyholder, relatives living in the policyholder’s household, as well as some passengers in their… read more

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Ask a Lawyer: For Profit Lawyer Referral Services

Posted September 11, 2012

In January 2011, the Florida Bar created a Special Committee on Lawyer Referral Services to address the dramatic increase in advertising by for-profit lawyer referral services. These referral services wanted people who were injured in automobile accidents to use their attorneys. However, the referral services did not comply with Florida Bar rules regulating attorney services…. read more

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Local Athletes Prepare to Compete in 3rd Annual BHSN 9 Route

Posted August 25, 2012

We were thrilled to sponsor the 3rd Annual BHSN 9 Route 7 on 7 tournament presented by Big County Preps. Throughout the years, 9 Route has earned a strong reputation as one of the most competitive tournaments in the sunshine state. This event took place July 14th-15th at the Fishhawk Sports Complex in Lithia, FL,… read more

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Vanguard Attorneys Joins Forces With the Tampa Police Department

Posted August 21, 2012

Recently, eight-year-old Jeremiah Fields’ bike was stolen while he was volunteering to help rebuild a local park in East Tampa. When our law firm heard what happened, we knew we had to do something to help. Nothing saddens us more than seeing something so unfortunate happen to a local resident who is working to make… read more

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