Have you been injured on Vacation?

While on a vacation it is likely that an injury may occur through no fault of your own. Unfortunately the positive connotations of relaxing on vacation do not exempt you from being involved in an accident.

Some common forms of accidents or injuries that occur while on vacation are:

• Accidents sustained while on a sports trip
• Accidents during a skiing trip
• An accident caused by slipping or tripping in the hotel/resort/campsite
• Road traffic accidents during a transfer to and from your accommodation or while on excursions organized by the tour company
• Accidents while traveling on local transport
• Swimming pool accidents
• Accidents while on board a cruise ship
• Food poisoning or illness from the hotel as a result of poor hygiene
• Carbon monoxide poisoning
• Other illnesses and many other injuries.

If you have suffered injuries in an accident, you may have a claim for compensation of your medical costs, lost income and pain and suffering. You do not have to be a resident of Florida or a citizen of the United States to file an accident claim here.

In accident cases, Boyer Law Firm represents clients on a contingency basis. That means you will not owe any attorney’s fees if the firm does not obtain compensation for you.

Boyer Law Firm will be happy to help file a claim on your behalf and do everything necessary to obtain compensation for you. Contact us for a consultation.

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Lives devastated by listeria as cantaloupe outbreak grows

Within the past month and a half there has been a nationwide outbreak of listeria. Listeria can be contracted by contaminated foods, in the current outbreak by contaminated cantaloupe. The cantaloupe in question, it has so far been said, to have been shipped to 22 different states. Originally shipped from a farm in Colorado, the contaminated cantaloupes have resulted in over 60 reported listeria illnesses and 8 deaths. Illness caused by listeria can lay somewhat dormant, presenting symptoms in infected persons up to two months after consuming contaminated products. If you have traveled out of the state of Florida, or think that you know someone who has and may have eaten some of the contaminated cantaloupe, you may want to seek a medical opinion. The Mayo Clinic has a list of common symptoms related to listeria on its website at http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/listeria-infection/DS00963/DSECTION=symptoms.

Listeria can be a lingering illness that can be debilitating and even result in death. If you or someone you know feels they may have eaten some of the contaminated cantaloupes, please seek medical advice. It would not be wise to take a wait and see approach; your health is not something to gamble on. If you think we can be of any assistance here at Boyer Law Firm, please call us today. We wish you and your families well.

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What you can do to maintain your attorney-client privilege!

The attorney-client privilege is a sacred thing. It provides protection to the matters you discuss with your attorney that relate to your case. However, there are ways that you as the client can break the attorney-client privilege that can be detrimental to your case.

It is important for a client to be candid with their attorney so that the attorney can develop a strategy that will best help the client. This means that communication between the attorney and client is highly encouraged. Whether the communication is on the phone, in person, or via text or email, there are certain things as a client that you must be aware of in order to protect your attorney-client privilege.

When speaking with your attorney on the phone, make sure that no one is around or listening to your conversation. If a third party is near you and you are aware that they can hear your conversation, you are essentially offering information to that third party that is not involved in your case. Doing so can dissolve the attorney-client privilege regarding whatever you say during such a conversation. The same applies to speaking with your attorney in person; if for example, you are meeting with your attorney in a public setting.

Another thing to be aware of is use of communication mediums that are owned or monitored by your employer. Many employers that provide cell phones to their employees have access to text messages through the business’ account. It is wise not to use your work phone to communicate with your attorney. That same applies even more so to use of your work email. Emails can and will be saved by your employer on their server for some amount of time and because your employer has control over those emails, you may have broken the attorney-client privilege regarding any information that you share with your attorney through those emails.

The attorney-client privilege is important because it protects the information you share with your attorney from being uncovered by the attorney representing the other party in your case. Because it works to protect the information you share as a client, it is doubly important because in doing so it allows a client to be forthcoming and truthful about all matters related to the case.

Steps to Take After a Car Accident

If you are involved in a car accident, you can be confused, upset and even scared. There can be property damage as well as bodily injury. No matter how chaotic the situation appears to be, there are things you can do.

These are the suggested steps you should take if you are involved in a car accident.
1- Dial 911. A police report is required if property damage exceeds $500, injury, or death.
2- Move your vehicle to the side of the road only if it is possible to do so. Also, make sure to stand away from the car to avoid injury in case the car gets hit again.
3- Collect the other driver’s insurance information, registration number and license information, however, avoid getting into any discussion about fault with the other driver. It is best to discuss the collision only with the police.
4- Look for witnesses to the accident. If there are any witnesses, collect their contact information.
5- If you are experiencing pain, seek medical attention immediately.
6- Finally, do not forget to take photographs of your vehicle and the other driver’s vehicle. Make sure the photographs are taken before repairs are made.

If you have been involved in a car accident and need legal advice, contact Boyer Law Firm today.