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Facts and Statistics About Car Accidents in Alabama

At first glance, Alabama’s Gulf Coast does not sound like a dangerous place to drive, especially not compared to nearby states.  Unlike Florida and Texas, it is not a huge state with huge interstate highways full of cars traveling at action movie speeds. Every year, the Alabama Department of Transportation publishes a report of data […]

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9 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Car Accident Attorney in Mobile, AL

The American Bar Association estimates that there are 1.3 million active lawyers in the United States. Personal injury lawyers account for 7% of these lawyers. Car accident attorneys are among these personal injury lawyers who handle accident-related cases. The United States witnesses more than 5.2 million car-related accidents every year. With such high rates of […]

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How Safe Are Electric Cars?

For decades, the roar of a car engine, the smell of exhaust, and roadside gas stations have been an inescapable part of life.  In the last few years, electric cars have become commercially available. Electric cars represent one of the biggest changes ever made to the automobile since the very early twentieth century when Henry […]

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Car Accident Statistics: Alabama

According to the 2017 Alabama Crash Facts published by Alabama’s Department of Transportation (ADOT), a person was injured in a traffic accident every 11 minutes in the state. Indeed, there were nearly 157,000 traffic-related car accidents in 2017 in the state of Alabama, with one reported every three minutes and 20 seconds. Based on the […]

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Common Mobile, Alabama Car Accident Injuries

According to statistics, car accidents are one of the top causes of injuries in the United States. In fact, there are as many as 2.3 million serious injuries reported in America nearly every year. Injuries suffered by a Mobile, Alabama car accident victim can range depending on the severity of the crash. That being said, […]

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Texting and Driving: a Serious Danger in Pensacola

It is common knowledge across the nation that texting and driving is an issue on America’s roads. Florida is no exception to this dangerous trend. Texting and driving is a leading cause of car accident-related deaths in the United States. It should come as no surprise then that there has been overwhelming support from both […]

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Pensacola Car Accidents: The Riskiest Times of Day to Be on the Road

Although the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that the trend of deadly car accidents in America was on the decline, recently, these fatal crashes have increased. Research conducted by the NHTSA has found the safest and most dangerous days and times for those driving on America’s roads. Below is a general summary of […]

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Reasons to Hire a Pensacola Attorney for Your Car Accident

If you have recently suffered injuries as a result of a Pensacola car accident, you are likely looking to seek monetary compensation for financial losses suffered. Unfortunately, doing so is not so easy. Insurance companies do not like to pay claims – and, if they do, their goal is to pay the least amount as […]

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Safety Tips for Riding Motorcycle During Summer

With summer just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about taking your motorcycle out of storage. To motorcyclists, there’s nothing like hitting the open road in the summer air. Although riding a motorcycle is exciting and fun for enthusiasts, it is important to be aware that accidents can happen, and those accidents can […]

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Car Accidents Due to Poorly Maintained Roads – Can You Sue?

According to Florida’s Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), every year, more than 150,000 traffic accidents result in injuries in the United States. There are several reasons why car accidents happen in Pensacola. Often times, the causes of traffic accidents in Florida are preventable, as these crashes occur as a result of drivers’ […]

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Uninsured Florida Drivers: How to Protect Yourself in Pensacola

Florida is at the top of the list among states in the country with the highest rate of uninsured drivers. Indeed, a study performed by the Insurance Research Council (IRC) notes that Florida is among the top five states that have 20 percent or more of its driving population without any automobile insurance coverage whatsoever. […]

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The Most Dangerous Types of Car Florida Accidents

Each year, tens of thousands of people lose their lives in car accidents on America’s roads and highways. Of those car accident victims who are not fatally killed as a result of the collision, they likely experience minor to severe injuries due to the crash. Unfortunately, car accidents are one of the top causes of […]

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The Risk of Vehicle Submersion in Florida and What You Can Do

While driving may have some inherent risk to it – negligent or reckless drivers, bad weather, poorly maintained roads, among other risk factors – there is also a hidden danger that Florida drivers must be aware of: bodies of water. Indeed, the Sunshine State is surrounded by water on three sides and within Florida, there […]

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Car Accidents Involving Pedestrians: Rights and Responsibilities

If you or someone you know has been hit by a vehicle in Mobile, Alabama, what next steps you should take are likely confusing. This is particularly true if you are a pedestrian involved in an accident with a vehicle, as the likelihood of you suffering injuries – at least minor, and possibly severe, in […]

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What to Do If Your Mobile Car Accident Claim Is Denied

Despite spending years faithfully paying your car insurance premiums every month, when you filed a claim as a result of your Mobile car accident, the insurance company denied it. Unfortunately, sometimes the car insurance companies are much better at collecting premiums than they are at paying out legitimate claims. Each year, more than 100,000 car […]

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Common Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Mobile Car Accident Case

Being involved in a car accident in Mobile, Alabama can be expensive for the victims involved. Not only does a car accident victim suffer physical and possibly mental injuries that keep him or her out of work, but there are also piling medical bills and property damage that must be paid for. If you or […]

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Five Alabama Rules That Can Hurt Your Car Accident Claim

If you have been hurt in a Mobile, Alabama car accident and have suffered injuries, the rules and procedures of our legal system are likely unfamiliar to you. This is particularly true because each state has its own rules and laws that relate to car accidents. While some of these rules have an important purpose, […]

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Distracted Driving in Florida: The Most Common Causes

Safe driving on America’s roads and highways demands many things, including careful planning, anticipating danger, and – perhaps the most important – not getting distracted. The truth is that distracted driving can be as deadly as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol or speeding. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) note that […]

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Understanding Florida Wrongful Death Claims

A wrongful death claim is a lawsuit filed in a Florida court when the wrongful act or negligence of a party causes the death of another. This type of claim is civil and not criminal. There are certain rules that apply to wrongful death cases that differ from personal injury claims. Florida law allows a […]

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The Most Dangerous Alabama Roads for Drivers

It is pretty common for most adult Americans to own a vehicle and use it for daily travel. The state of Alabama is no exception. Not surprisingly, higher use of our nation’s – and Alabama’s – roads and highways means the higher risk of car accidents. While America’s roads are dangerous, so are roads in […]

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Proving Your Alabama Slip and Fall Case

There are several types of personal injury claims that result in harm. One type of personal injury claim that is commonly known is the slip or trip and fall case. These accidents typically occur when a victim is hurt on another’s property. Slip and fall cases are referred to in the legal community as premises […]

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What You Must Know About Florida’s Personal Injury Laws

In the United States, thousands of people suffer personal injuries on a daily basis. Every state in the nation has its own laws that govern personal injury cases. The benefit of these differences in the law is that local citizens have a say in legislation; the disadvantages of these differences in the law is that […]

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Wet Weather and Pensacola Car Accidents

Pensacola, Florida is no stranger to wet weather. No matter if you are in the area because it is your place of residence or if you are visiting the Sunshine state for business or pleasure, rain can happen at any time of the year. According to a study analyzing federal crash data, rain is one […]

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How Florida’s Statute of Limitations Affects Your Case

No matter if you have been hurt due to a Florida car accident, slip, and fall, or any other situation where another’s negligence caused you harm, it is critical that you understand that there are time limits under state law to file a lawsuit for monetary compensation. Referred to as statutes of limitations, these deadlines […]

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What to Do After a Mobile, Alabama Car Accident

Being involved in a car accident – whether it happens in Alabama or anywhere else in the country – can cause serious injuries for the victims. If you or someone you know is in a Mobile, Alabama car accident, there are several things you should do to protect your safety and your rights after the […]

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Alabama’s Dog Bite Attacks & Liability

Most Americans across the country, including those in Alabama, have a strong affection for their dogs and often consider them as part of the family – but they are still classified as animals no matter how domesticated. And, because animals are capable of behaving violently and unpredictably, millions of Americans are hurt by dog bite […]

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No-Fault & Comparative Fault: Why They Matter in Florida Accidents

If you or someone you know is involved in any type of car accident in Florida and property was damaged or people were hurt, you should understand your options for getting monetary compensation for harm suffered. Below is a simple explanation of important state laws that could affect your Pensacola car accident.   Florida is […]

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Mobile AL School Bus Accident Lawyer

Alabama Lawyers with experience in School Bus Accidents When you place your child on a school bus you think that they are going to make it to their destination safely. However, accidents happen, and passengers of school buses can sustain serious injuries. What do you do if a loved one is involved with in a […]

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January 2019 Newsletter

Happy new year everyone! We are super excited for 2019. We have some new staff members, who we will feature in our upcoming newsletters, and we are going to have our annual firm kickoff party on January 4th. Every year on the first Friday of the year we have our kickoff party off-site. We bring […]

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December 2018 Newsletter

We try very hard every November to reflect on what we have to be grateful for at Stevenson Klotz. We are grateful for our clients, family, friends, vendors, and our amazing staff. To show appreciation, we provide an annual Thanksgiving meal to some of our select vendors who work with us and we also provide […]

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Thanksgiving Cooking Safety

Cooking Thanksgiving dinner is not only a difficult task, it can also be a dangerous one, if not done carefully! (Hello, turkey fryer.) While we can’t take the stress of the holidays away, we can help you to ensure that they are safe! Check out our tips for staying safe in the kitchen this Thanksgiving!  […]

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November 2018 Newsletter

In the world of law and courts, November is typically a month that slides into a slower, relaxed holiday season. There was definitely no slow down for me and Eric in 2017. I suspect there will be none in 2018. We have opened our Mobile, Alabama office, and recently had a ribbon cutting. Right now, […]

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October 2018 Newsletter

Now that the Summer is over, we are working hard to make sure that we finish the year strong on our year end goals. We have been having regular meetings to make action plans to reach our financial, communication, and personal goals. Something about late Summer/early Fall weather begins to bring focus and clarity in […]

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Fire Safety

As fall starts making its way to the Panhandle, everyone is going to be itching to build a bonfire or make some s’mores over a campfire or a backyard fire pit. To help you do this in a safe way, check out our fire safety tips below! Only build a fire in an enclosed, contained […]

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August 2018 Newsletter

I love summertime, but it’s always hard to find young musicians for the SKLF Youth Music Project Gallery Night Stage in the heat of Summer vacation. We got lucky and had one of the best Summer month lineups ever: Morgan Allen played, first time on our stage, outstanding piano and singing. Danny Prostman on the […]

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July 2018 Newsletter

The Youth Music Project took a rare break last month to make room on our usual YMP corner (on Palafox and Government Streets) for the Galley Night themed “the arts”. Chris is on the Gallery Night Board of Directors and was one of the co-planners of the theme for June’s Galley Night. There were so […]

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June 2018 Newsletter

This May, we have been focusing at the office on our job positions and duties and defining roles and responsibilities. Through the years, we have come up with efficient methods of processing our cases to best represent our clients. As our firm grows and we increase staff and personnel to better help our clients, we […]

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May 2018 Newsletter

We are getting settled and comfortable in our new office space. We are not completely unpacked, and we are nowhere near ready to have an open house, but we are fully operational and thrilled to be here. We still have to hang some artwork and diplomas on the walls and figure out exactly where furniture […]

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Electrical safety, is your home or office up to code?

Homeowners and business owners, it’s time for an electrical safety audit! The Electrical Safety Foundation International (EFSI) promotes electrical safety in the home, school and workplace. They have an annual campaign on electrical safety every May. In honor of their efforts, we have the following electrical safety tips as suggestions for keeping your home or […]

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Distracted Driving Safety Tips

April is the National Safety Council’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving caused 3,477 deaths in 2015. Any activity that takes your attention from driving is distracting. Some distractions are unavoidable, but most are not. Here are 4 ways to reduced distracted driving: Put the Phone Down. […]

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March 2018 Newsletter

What street are you on? How do you spell that? Well, when Eric and I decided to move to our new office at 510 E. Zarragossa Street, we had no idea how spelling a street name might become a big deal to us. When you look for a new house or office location you usually […]

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4 Spring Cleaning and Safety Tips

The busyness of the holiday season is over. Winter is almost over. We are all tired of being cooped up indoors and staring at the same mess around the home. Spring time is a good opportunity to clean house and to make it safer. We have prepared a short list of things to think about […]

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February 2018 Newsletter

We are happy to announce we have moved into our beautiful permanent office overlooking Pensacola Bay near Seville Square in downtown Pensacola! Remember about a year and a half ago when we moved? Remember that we said we would only be there a few months? Well, a couple of deals fell through and Chris and […]

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January 2018 Newsletter

We set a high goal in 2017 for our Santa’s Bookshelf book collection. And we were able to meet it because of everyone’s generous donations. Santa’s Bookshelf is our holiday charity where we collect new or gently used children’s books to distribute to families in need. Half of the books are distributed to children locally and half of the […]

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Christmas Tree Safety

A live Christmas tree is a beautiful addition to your holiday decor, but they can be dangerous if not properly cared for! Check out this helpful list that will ensure your tree stays beautiful and safe all season long! A dry tree can be a fire hazard. the minute your tree was cut, it began to […]

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Do I Have to Pay the Insurance Company Back for Med Pay Coverage?

Yes. Your insurance company has a right to paid back for money it pays you under the Med Pay coverage in your policy. This right to reimbursement is called “subrogation.” Subrogation allows one party to make a payment that another party owes, and then later collect that money from the party who originally owed it. […]

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What Kind of Questions do I have to Answer in Discovery?

Discovery is the investigation that takes place before a lawsuit goes to trial. During the discovery phase of a lawsuit, parties gather facts and information about the other party to build their case. Discovery can be written, in the form of interrogatories or request for production, or oral, such as a deposition. The defendant can […]

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What is Med Pay?

Medical Payments Insurance (Med Pay) is insurance that pays medical expenses for you and your passengers who are injured in a car wreck. Med Pay acts as supplemental insurance for car accident injuries. Personal Injury Protection coverage (PIP) only covers 80% of medical bills in Florida. Med Pay insurance can cover the remaining 20% and/or […]

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What Facts Go in a Complaint?

A complaint is the document a plaintiff files with the court at the beginning of the lawsuit. A complaint describes how the defendant injured the plaintiff. Only the most important, basic facts should in a complaint. The purpose of the complaint is not to tell every detail of your story. The purpose of the complaint […]

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December 2017 Newsletter

We had another great Gallery Night in November for our Youth Music Project. We had three acts play: Ben Kennington, Ashlyn Arnold, and Soul Station. We had a big crowd surrounding the stage at Seville Tower at the corner of Government and Palafox. Be sure to come out to the next Gallery Night to see […]

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How Many Times Do I Have to Give my Deposition?

If you are a plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit, chances are you will have to give a deposition. Depositions happen during the discovery phase of the case. During discovery, the parties to the lawsuit request and gather information from each other. One way that information is gathered is by deposition. A deposition is usually […]

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November 2017 Newsletter

Every once in a while we get to do something really fun with the awesome people who work together at the Firm. We all just had a big Halloween Firm outing and went on a super fun haunted bus tour of Pensacola on the “Go Retro” bus (Go Retro is also a past community business […]

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Take Care of your Loved Ones During the Holidays

It’s National Caregiver’s Month, we love them. Here are 4 tips to make sure your loved ones are getting the best care possible. Residents have a right to be treated with dignity and respect.  Most nursing homes and assisted living facilities do their best to give the highest care possible. However, there are occasional stories of abuse, neglect, […]

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October 2017 Newsletter

In September, Chris and I held our quarterly review. We looked at all of our annual and quarterly goals for this year and laid out a plan to complete them all by the end of the year. We have private meeting space we use off premises so that we can work uninterrupted. The meeting took […]

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HALLOWEEN SAFETY TIPS

Be careful while trick-or treating. Our little ones are precious and deserve a fun and safe Halloween. Here are some suggestions to keep the kids safe while getting treats around the neighborhood. Be visible — While the kids are walking door to door, they are sharing the road with cars. Make sure drivers can see […]

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September 2017 Newsletter

In August, we focused on getting pieces and plans in place to complete our annual goals. We had a mini-retreat at the end of July and followed up in August with plans to achieve our goals. At the end of every year we set 5 goals to meet for the next year. For 2017 our […]

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If My Car Wreck Happened Out of Town, Will I Have to Travel There for Depositions?

Unfortunately, people get in car wrecks out of town on vacations, family trips, business trips, and the like. The most common court to file a personal injury lawsuit in is the court of the county where the car wreck happened.That court has jurisdiction over the claim because the wreck happened within its boundaries. So what […]

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Tailgate Safely this Football Season

Football season means tailgating. Who doesn’t love to throw a party from the back of their car or truck while waiting for your team’s game to start? The smell of barbecue in a parking lot before game time is as much a part of college football as the band playing the fight song. To make […]

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Why is My Insurance Company Paying My Medical Bills?

If you sustained a personal injury in a car wreck in Florida that was not your fault, you might wonder why your insurance is paying the medical bills. The answer is twofold: PIP and subrogation. PIP (“personal injury protection”) is “no-fault” automobile liability insurance coverage. PIP covers medical expenses regardless of whose fault the crash was. […]

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Alcohol, Drugs, and Personal Injury Cases

Did you know that alcohol and drugs can have an effect on your personal injury case? Florida law says that a person with a personal injury claim cannot recover any damages if: 1) He or she was impaired by drugs or alcohol or had a blood alcohol level of 0.08 or higher; and 2) As […]

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August 2017 Newsletter

August is busy for our firm philanthropies. Last week, Chris, Eric and all of the staff cooked Jambalaya, and sides, for the Ronald McDonald House here in Pensacola. Ronald McDonald house is a home away from home for families to live while their children receive cancer treatments at hospitals here in Pensacola. Ronald McDonald House […]

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Back to School Safety Tips

School starts back this month. School days bring increased traffic and congestion on the road. Drive safely around schools and be alert to keep children safe. Here are some safety tips for parents, students, and drivers to keep in mind this school year. Safely Drop Children Off — Schools usually have specific rules unique to […]

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July 2017 Newsletter

Summer months can seem to drag. When you are busy, however, they can fly by. We have been blessed lately with new clients to help in our personal injury practice, so June was busy. We expect July to fly by. We are looking forward to another great Youth Music Project show this Gallery Night on […]

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June 2017 Newsletter

This month we will pick back up where we left off last year with our philanthropy, the Youth Music Project (YMP). Since the format of Gallery Night changed last year, we wanted to make sure that our showcase stage was still a good fit for the new Gallery Night format. We will be resuming in […]

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FOUR BOATING SAFETY TIPS

Boating is a favorite summer past time. On the Gulf Coast, we enjoy fishing, water skiing, sailing, sight seeing, and many other activities. Following good safety rules ensures that any activity will be a safe and pleasurable experience. Here are four tips for keeping safe on the water. This list is not exhaustive. Always follow Federal, […]

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FORD FOCUS and FORD FIESTA CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT

Do you own or lease a Ford Focus manufactured between 2012 and 2016 or a Ford Fiesta manufactured between 2011 and 2016?  If you answered yes, you may have a claim for damages against Ford. Who is affected? Owners and leasees of defective 2012 to 2016 Ford Focuses and 2011 to 2016 Ford Fiestas. What’s […]

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What is a Personal Injury Claim?

Lawyers advertise for “personal injury” claims on the radio, Internet, newspaper and billboards.  But what is a personal injury claim? By definition, a personal injury is an injury to a person.  It does not include injury to a person’s property (ex. car, house, boat, etc.).  When one person is injured by another person, the person […]

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Four Ways to Prepare for a Hurricane

Hurricane season began June 1 and ends November 30. Locals call our part of the Gulf Coast Hurricane Alley. While we have not had a major hurricane in 12 years, that is no reason not to prepare. Every homeowner should have a plan for what to do. We have prepared a short list that should […]

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Four Tips for a Car Accident on the Pensacola Bay Bridge

It is beach season. With good weather comes more traffic to the beach. More traffic to the beach means an increase in the number of car wrecks on the Pensacola Bay Bridge. We are also getting a new bridge. The new bridge will be great for traffic when it is built. However, for the next […]

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The Telephone Consumer Protection Act: Your Right to Stop Unwanted Debt Collection Calls

Do you wish you could make the nonstop debt collection calls end?  Maybe you fell behind on a bill. Maybe your payment is late. Maybe a creditor or some other business is calling you for no reason. Regardless of why a creditor is calling, the good news is, you can make the calls end! The […]

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What is a Loss of Consortium Claim in a Personal Injury Case and Does your Spouse Have One?

Do you have a claim against a negligent party for personal injuries? Are you married?  If you answered yes to both of these questions, your spouse may have a claim for loss of consortium. Florida law recognizes loss of consortium claims.  Loss of consortium means that an injured plaintiff’s spouse was deprived of marital benefits.  […]

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5 Tips to Keep Your Family Safe on the Water

Swimming and playing in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, bays, streams, rivers, and lakes are popular summer activities on the Gulf Coast. Indeed, swimming has great health benefits. According to the United States Lifesaving Association, drowning is the third leading cause of accidental death in the United States. In Florida it is the […]

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April 2017 Newsletter

This month we have our Firm retreat. At SKLF, our firm retreat is a chance for us to solidify, brainstorm, and detail the implementation of the yearly goals that Eric and I set in January. At our retreat the whole SKLF team works intensely for 2 days to draft and implement plans and protocols to […]

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March 2017 Newsletter

Stevenson Klotz had an amazing February. We were able to help resolve a number of personal injury claims for our clients and our case intake was up. We are excited to help more and more people each month. We also had a lot of fun during Mardi Gras. The office had many king cakes and […]

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What is Florida’s Lemon Law?

Buying or leasing a new car can be a nightmare when the car starts having problems right away.  There is good news. Florida law protects consumers when they buy a car that has big problems right after its sale. Does your vehicle qualify? Certain requirements must be satisfied for Florida’s Lemon Law to apply. New […]

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Keeping a Personal Injury Journal and How it Can Help Increase the Value of Your Case

Most people laugh when we tell them to keep a journal during their personal injury case.  Many people have not written in a journal since elementary school.  But this is no laughing matter.  Keeping a detailed journal can show how your injuries affected you financially and emotionally.  The ability to prove these details later in […]

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February 2017 Newsletter

February is always super busy. The seasonal slowness of the holidays has long faded. It feels like the year is going to jump out from under you like a racehorse with plans and goals. Eric and I are well into planning how to complete our first quarter goals. Every year we meet and plan our […]

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January 2017 Newsletter

Happy New Year to everyone. We met most of our goals and were able to help more people than the year before. Last month was a great month. As a Christmas bonus to our staff, we gave them a downtown-spending spree as a surprise. We closed the office at 3:00 p.m. on a Friday and […]

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Yo Yo Financing: The Car Sales Scam

The Holiday Season is upon us, and many people will be shopping for cars. Do not fall prey to the “yo-yo scam.” So what is a “yo-yo scam” anyway? Many people are not familiar with the term. But the scam is something you need to be aware of so that you are not taken advantage […]

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December 2016 Newsletter

In both October and November our lawyers and staff have been meeting with all of our clients in the Escambia Jail Explosion to update everyone personally on the status and gridding of claims. This case has had a flurry of activity and is slowly inching closer to a final resolution. It is always nice to […]

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November 2016 Newsletter

As we get closer to the end of the year, much of our time in the office is spent working on reaching our year end goals and planning for next year. Chris and I spent a day having our quarterly review to make sure that our goals for the year are met. Our goals this […]

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October 2016 Newsletter

What clients don’t see behind the scenes at Stevenson Klotz is the effort that Eric, myself, and the office team devote to give a 5 star experience. Eric and I are committed to bringing the best client experience that we can to everyone who trusts us with his or her case. We constantly work on […]

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September 2016 Newsletter

We are settled into our temporary space at 212 West Intendencia Street, Suite A. The space is nice, and we enjoy sharing space with our friends at the Liberis Law Firm. It is a bit quiet being off all the hustle and bustle on Palafox, but we are still close to the Court House. I […]

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HARASSING PHONE CALLS

An article in the Dallas News a few weeks back talked about a disreputable company that claims to monitor people’s credit. The company charges a monthly fee to help with “identity management.” Unfortunately, the company actually exposed customers to greater exposure for credit fraud. The company made it easy to sign up for their service […]

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August 2016 Newsletter

Thanks to all of our marvelous staff at the Stevenson Klotz Law Firm, we have successfully moved to our new, temporary office space at 212 W. Intendencia Street, Suite A. We will be here while we do the build-out of our new, permanent space just off of Palafox Street on Romana Street. We are super […]

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In an Auto Accident?

If you are hurt in an automobile accident, you likely will have many questions. Who is responsible for paying my medical bills? Do I have enough insurance? Does the person who caused the accident have enough insurance? How much treatment will I need? Do I have a claim? Should I talk to a lawyer? Do […]

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February 2016 Newsletter

January was busy for us here at Stevenson Klotz. The month was full of annual planning and reconnecting with clients in the new year. We finished collecting books for our Santa’s Bookshelf philanthropy, and we helped a number of clients. We are grateful for a wonderful 2015, and look forward to an even better 2016. […]

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March 2016 Newsletter

February was a busy month. Chris and I tried a case in Mobile, Alabama and spent a lot of time working on our Escambia County Jail explosion claims. As part of our Youth Music Project, we had the band Pelican212 perform in front of our office for Gallery Night. If you’ve never seen them, do […]

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April 2016 Newsletter

As usual, there’s a lot happening at Stevenson Klotz this month. This month Chris and Eric attended a quarterly meeting of their business development group PILMMA. This is a proactive group that helps law firms develop strategies and systems in order to give the best customer service and best legal services to our clients. Participating […]

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May 2016 Newsletter

April was a great month for Stevenson Klotz. We were able to help a number of clients with personal injury claims. Auto accidents must have been prevalent in April, because we saw intake on those cases rise. We also were able to help some clients get good settlements for their injuries in existing cases. We […]

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June 2016 Newsletter

We have lots to report this month from Stevenson Klotz. First, we are going to have to find some new office space! Anybody that has been by the office lately will know that we are bursting at the seams with great new staff and important work to do. We are growing at a pace where […]

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July 2016 Newsletter

We have a big announcement to make. We are moving! While we love our location and enjoy sharing space with Autumn Beck and her staff, we are, thankfully, growing, and so is Autumn’s firm. There just is not enough room for all of us in the same building! We will be relocating just around the […]

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School Bus Accidents

School bus accidents happen more often than anyone would like. 65 students were injured near Marianna in Jackson County, Florida today. Three students had to be flown to Tallahassee for emergency treatment. The crash involved two school buses and happened when a semi tractor trailer rear-ended one bus which was pushed into another. Recently, in […]

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Talc use by women may cause cancer?

Really, talc use by women may cause cancer? Who would have thought that Johnson & Johnson and other talc companies would ever keep women from knowing that using talc powder might cause them to have ovarian cancer? Ask yourself….would you have let your female family members sprinkle talc powder in their underwear if you knew […]

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You want a pit bull attorney, why?

Are you shopping for a pit bull lawyer? Ask yourself why. My life experience has taught me that people shopping for a “pit bull” attorney are sometimes looking to use the legal system for something it is not designed for. Would you use a dog trained to attack for a search and rescue mission? Would […]

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What difference can the judge make in your case?

What difference can the judge make in your case? One variable lawyers consider as they are evaluating your case and answering the frequent client question “how does my case look?”, is the judge presiding over your case.  Judges come in as many different flavors as the food selection on a Las Vegas casino buffet.  Seriously, every different personality type, political […]

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DO NOT JEOPARDIZE YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CASE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

These days you can learn just about anything about someone on social media.  There are fewer lengthy phone calls to share exciting news with family or to catch up with friends. Instead, you might log in to Facebook and learn that your college roommate is expecting a baby or that your cousin just bought a […]

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Mass Tort Representation

As our  firm broadens our practice to include mass torts, I am amazed at the level of planning necessary to litigate and resolve these cases. Good personal injury lawyers must have good systems in place to represent plaintiffs in mass tort cases. Managing all the different clients and defendants requires good process and procedures. This […]

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VolksWagen, Audi, & Porsche Claims

Volkswagen’s  clean diesel cars amazed people when they first came out. Diesels are known for being slow and sluggish with poor fuel economy. Diesel emissions can cause damage to lung tissue in children, the elderly, and asthmatics. They also can form smog and acid rain. But Volkswagen promised superb power, great mileage, and clean emissions. They promised something no car company […]

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Being Called as A Witness

Most people think that being a witness at a trial or hearing is not a pleasant experience. Lawyers ask tough questions. Being on the stand is uncomfortable. Lawyers are usually asking the questions, not answering them. Sometimes lawyers have to take the stand and learn what it is like to answer questions in a courtroom. Another lawyer […]

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