Neglected Tenant Receives Well Deserved Award: We would like to announce the successful representation of a recent client, Tenant. Tenant was renting a home in which a pipe burst. Upon notifying the Landlord that a pipe had burst, Landlord instructed Tenant to have a company come and fix the pipe in order to mitigate the damage to the home. In most instances, when a renter needs something repaired, it is normally paid for by the Landlord or rental company. However, in this case when the company sent the bill it was sent to Tenant. In representing Tenant, we conducted an investigation of the facts surrounding the circumstances, had witnesses sign affidavits which stated facts they knew to be true, and attended a court hearing. After the court hearing, the demand against our client, Tenant, to pay for the repairs was dismissed. After using our services to protect her interests, Tenant paid nothing for the repair of the pipe in her rental home. Contact us today if you have any questions about your rental agreement or purchase agreement!
How a Debt Collection Attorney Can Help Me: Debt collectors are required to abide by strict rules under both Florida Law and Federal Law. Those rules are designed to protect both the consumer and the integrity of the American credit system.
What are my rights under the debt collection laws?
Within five (5) days of the first communication by a debt collector to a consumer, the debt collector must give the consumer a 30 day notice of the right to dispute the debt. If the consumer provides written notice of her intention to dispute the debt, then the debt collector must stop all collection activities until it obtains and provides the consumer with verification of the debt.
Regardless of whether you dispute the debt, you can ask the debt collector to stop all contact. If you do this, the debt collector can only contact you one more time to inform you of whether it intends to file a lawsuit.
How can an experienced fair debt collection practices attorney help me?
If you have been harassed by a debt collector, an experienced attorney will be able to sue on your behalf for damages. If you prevail, the debt collector has to pay attorneys’ fees and court costs, as well.
The Banner center’s goal is to positively impact Florida’s economy by collaboratively engaging industry, education and Florida’s workforce to address the current and future workforce needs of the Financial & Professional Services industry.
Employ Florida’s Banner Centers are a commitment from the State of Florida’s Workforce Florida and Florida’s colleges and universities to help employees remain prepared to do their jobs well now and in the future. This effort aims to ensure that Florida’s employers have a qualified, capable, highly trained and certified workforce to help make companies more competitive; and to retain and attract companies to Florida.
Mr. Boyer dedicates some of his time to this wonderful organization to help in the community and the State of Florida.
What To Do If You Are Injured on a Cruise Ship: Many people are injured every year on cruise ships. Many of those people are unaware of how to take proper legal action. Do not let yourself be one of those people. One of the most common mistakes passengers of cruise ships make is that they do not know how long they have to file suit. Most cruise lines have their own statute of limitations of one year in small print located on the back of ticket. If someone injured on a cruise ship fails to file suit against the cruise line within one year from the date of the accident, they will be unable to recover from the cruise line. The other common problem people have is that they do not know where to file suit. Most often, this information is also located on the back of the ticket in small print. Because Miami, Florida has the world’s largest cruise ship port, many cruise lines state that any person who wishes to take action against them must file in Florida, and particularly in Miami. If a person is injured on a cruise ship and files in another location, they risk dismissal of the case for improper venue and they risk the running of the statute of limitations.
If you receive an injury on a cruise ship, you should do as many of the following as possible. Get contact information from all witnesses. Take a picture of your injuries and the area where the injury occurred as soon as possible. Report the incident to the proper authorities on the ship and make sure to get a written copy of any report they make. Seek treatment from the ship’s physician on board and try to get a copy of his report and try to see a physician on shore the next time the ship docks.
The most important thing to do as a victim of a cruise ship injury is to seek the assistance of an attorney with knowledge and experience of maritime law. Boyer Law Firm will be happy to assist you in these matters as we are fully equipped to handle these issues. The laws that generally governs cruise ships is maritime law, but cruise ships also have special maritime law that apply only to cruise ships. They can also be subject to laws of the United States, the state of Florida, and any applicable international treaties. Because there is such an array of laws applicable to cruise ships it is important to receive the assistance of an attorney that is able to navigate all applicable laws. Please contact us with any further questions.