car accident

Why Hiring an Attorney After a Car Accident Is the Smart Thing to Do

We understand that you may be surprised by that answer. A minor fender bender where no one was injured does not seem to require the hassle of getting anyone else involved, especially an attorney. However, there are a number of considerations surrounding a car accident, however minor it might be. Plus, getting some preliminary advice from an attorney is no cost to you. Does that change the rationale a little? If so, read on.

Section 20a Presumption

What is a Section 20(a) Presumption?

We know that a person accused of a crime is always presumed innocent until proven guilty. In fact, the legal concept of the “presumption of innocence” is just one example of many different legal presumptions. A legal presumption is something that a court will decide is true (or presume is true) until there is some other, persuasive factual evidence to disprove it.

defense base act

Denials and Settlements with the Defense Base Act, Things to Remember

A workers’ compensation claim through the Defense Base Act can be a bit confusing. That becomes particularly true if your Defense Base Act claim is initially denied, or if you need to settle a claim. In both instances, you would be well served to have an experienced Jacksonville workers’ compensation attorney in your corner.

SSI Claims

What is SSI and How Can I Make a Claim?

A time of crisis is when we need government most. Why? Because the government is essentially all of us in the country banding together to help those most in need, and those most vulnerable.  

hearing loss

What Claims are Available to Me for Hearing Loss?

Hearing loss is more common than you may think. According to one study, there are 48 million Americans with significant hearing loss. This number encompasses many factors, including hereditary hearing loss, age-related loss, workplace-related loss, and injury-related loss, to name a few.

appeal a denial of disability benefits

How Do I Appeal a Denial of Disability Benefits?

You may not be aware that millions of people apply for disability benefits with the Social Security Administration (SSA) each year. The majority of those applications are denied.  

slip and fall personal injury case

How to Win Your Slip and Fall Personal Injury Case?

Slip and fall accidents are part of the personal injury field of law. While the term implies a fall from actually slipping and falling down, it actually covers much more than that. 

florida workers’ comp claim

What Do I Do If My Florida Workers’ Comp Claim is Denied?

Florida workers’ compensation attorneys in Jacksonville, such as those at RITE Law can be in your corner. Our attorneys at RITE Law have years of experience with the Florida Workers’ Compensation Act.

Longshore Act

I’m Covered by the Longshore Act, Can I Use My Own Doctor?

Yes, you can choose your own doctor if you get workers’ compensation coverage under the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (Longshore Act). Is that a good thing? Definitely.

workers’ compensation law

The 4 Basics of Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Law

At our firm, Rudolph, Israel, Tucker & Ellis (RITE Law), we often deal with matters that involve federally created workers’ compensation programs, such as the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, and the Defense Base Act.