Important Numbers for Hurricane Irma

As Hurricane Irma approaches we encourage our friends and clients to prepare for the storm and wish for everyone's safety. Following are some important numbers to keep with you during and after the storm: EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS: Federal Disaster Assistance 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) State of Florida Emergency Information Hotline 1-800-642-3557 Broward Emergency Management Agency 954-831-3900 Miami- Dade Emergency Management Agency (305) 468-5400 Blue Tarp Program 888-766-3258 Florida Power and Light 1-800-4-OUTAGE Consumer Services Price Gouging 1-800-HELP-FLA

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Cecere Santana can Help with Hurricane Irma Claims

Hurricane Irma continues to threaten Florida in the upcoming days. As many of us run around trying to get our home and families ready for the storm, it's equally important to have your hurricane insurance matters in order. This is the time to review your policy and prepare in case you need to file a claim. Following are some important reminders: •Take still pictures or videos of your house and personal belongings to insure there is no doubt as to what you owned before the storm. •Gather receipts for expensive items you may have purchased. •For those without a receipt, create an inventory: make, model, year of purchase and cost. •Save information in a safe place where it cannot be destroyed. •Consider an electronic copy of these documents or sending a copy to a friend or family member out of state. If you have any questions after a loss, our firm can help you with your pro...

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Attorneys at Cecere Santana Examine Hurricane Preparedness and Protecting Property

This year’s Atlantic hurricane season is expected to be the most active since 2012. In light of this, attorneys at Cecere Santana, which focuses on cases relating to property damage and personal injury, stress people be prepared to protect not only themselves, but their assets. “People need to prepare now,” said Erick Santana, a founding partner at Cecere Santana. “First and foremost, have a plan to protect you and your family. Don’t wait until it is too late to secure water, food and safety supplies. Once a storm begins, stay inside and ride it out.” In regards to insurance and protecting assets in the event property is damaged or destroyed by a storm, attorney Michael Cecere lists the following three tips: No. 1: Be prepared to document a claim before it occurs. “Take still pictures or videos of your house and personal belongings to ensure there is no doubt as to...

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Prepare Now for Hurricane Insurance Claim

First and foremost, have a plan to protect you and your family. Don't wait until it is too late to secure water, food and safety supplies. Do it now. Second, your home and personal property are important and cherished assets. If you have done all you can to protect your property before a hurricane, you have little control over the damage that is done by the storm. Therefore, once the storm begins, stay inside and ride it out. Following is a list of things you should do to protect your assets in the event your property is damaged or destroyed by the storm: 1. Be prepared to document a claim before it occurs. 2. Take still pictures or videos of your house and personal belongings to insure there is no doubt as to what you owned before the storm. 3. Gather receipts for expensive items you may have purchased. 4. For those without a receipt, create an inventory: make, model, year...

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Man Injured in Workplace Injury Recovers $5 Million in Settlement Offer

In December a Buffalo, New York man accepted a settlement offer for $5 million to compensate him for injuries he sustained in an accident that took place back in 2008 while at work on a construction site. According to one local news report, the man’s injuries were quite severe, including a punctured lung, eight herniated disks, and a torn rotator cuff. Evidently, the man’s case was almost dismissed after the defendants in the case—the general contractor and the property owner—made several arguments to the judge for early dismissal. First, the defendants argued that the man’s medical condition was not good at the time of the accident and that the injuries he claimed arose after the accident were preexisting...

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Supreme Court in Oregon Finds Ski Resort Indemnity Clause is Unconscionable

Late last week, the Oregon Supreme Court ruled on a pending personal injury claim. The case considered a claim made by a plaintiff who was injured at a ski resort. Apparently, the plaintiff was an experienced snowboarder and purchased a season ski pass from a ski resort. The ski resort mandated that an indemnity agreement be signed, which basically released the ski resort from any liability, even for its own negligence. At some point during the season, the snowboarder was boarding in the ski resort’s terrain park, at which point he suffered a severe injury that resulted in his permanent paralysis. The snowboarder brought a suit against the ski resort, claiming that it was negligent in its maintenance, design, and construction of the terrain park. The ski resort...

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Are You a Victim of Personal Injury?

Have you recently been hurt on the job? Has your home been destroyed because of a robbery or accident? If so, then you may be eligible to receive a lump sum of cash for your losses. Personal injury is a sector of the law that protects citizens and workers who have been hurt because of another party’s negligence. Cecere Santana is a firm that represents such people. If you are unsure of where you stand in such a case, you can complete a short form for an immediate case evaluation. If there is any chance that you may win the case, then this trustworthy law firm will stand by your side.

Workers’ compensation is an insurance policy that was designed to protect injured w...

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