Florida Law Prohibits Unfair and Deceptive Advertising

Under Florida law, “unfair methods of competition, unconscionable acts or practices, and unfair or deceptive acts or practices in the conduct of any trade or commerce” are unlawful. See Fla. Stat. § 501.204 and Florida Code § 501.204. “Trade or commerce means the advertising, soliciting, providing, offering, or distributing, whether by sale, rental, or otherwise,…


Car Insurance Total Loss Class Action Cases

One of the avenues in which we’ve been working: total loss class action cases. Essentially, these cases concern claims against insurance companies after insured’s vehicles (that is, your insured vehicles) are declared a total loss due to collision, flood, fire or theft. When that happens, insurance companies are supposed to pay the “actual cash value”…


Exempt Facilities Report For Injuries On Amusement Park Rides

The rides at small attractions and county fairs get regular inspections in Florida. However, under Florida law “permanent facilities that employ at least 1,000 full-time employees and that maintain full-time, in-house safety inspectors” are exempt from inspections as well as the other requirements found in Fla. Stat. § 616.242 which deal with safety standards for…

Ed Normand: Premises Liability

What are Your Rights as a Client in Florida?

The Florida Bar has created the “10 BASIC RIGHTS FOR FLORIDA LEGAL CLIENTS” and also the “STATEMENT OF CLIENT’S’ RIGHTS IN CONTINGENCY FEE CASES.”  We are uploading those documents here for you to review when you hire a lawyer or if you have already hired a lawyer. Print copies and keep them in case you…

Ed Normand: Medical Malpractice

How Do I Fire an Attorney?

As a client you deserve the best lawyer for you and for your case. Sometimes the attorney you hired, maybe from an advertisement or your cousin’s wife’s sister’s recommendation, does not turn out to be the best lawyer for your case. If you have a great lawyer then don’t change; however, if you don’t, you…

Ed Normand: Insurance Disputes

How Do I Find a Good Lawyer?

Finding and Choosing a Good Lawyer in Florida Finding a good lawyer is really a two-step process. First, you need to identify a lawyer or a pool of lawyers who practice the type of law that you need help with.  Second, you need to do research and ensure the lawyer you hire has the ability and reputation…