A Saint Petersburg Law Firm Assisting Clients with Legal Needs Related to Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, Mortgage Modification, Personal Injury, Car Accidents, and Creditor Harassment
Helping Individuals Get a Fresh Financial Start
Financial problems can arise unexpectedly and be the source of significant stress. Fortunately, in some cases, filing for bankruptcy may be able to eliminate debts and help protect your property from repossession or foreclosure. Our team of lawyers can help you determine whether bankruptcy is right for you and regularly represents people in both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy.
Facing Foreclosure? You May Have Options
Getting behind on your mortgage is a serious issue, but it does not always have to result in you losing your home. Your mortgage lender must go through a legal process known as “foreclosure” before seizing your home, and there are often many ways that a skilled attorney can delay a foreclosure long enough to allow you get back on track with your mortgage. In some cases, a lawyer may be able to halt a foreclosure entirely.
Negotiating Mortgage Modifications with Lenders
If you have started having trouble meeting your financial obligations each month and are a homeowner, you may want to consider pursuing a mortgage modification with your lender. Mortgage modifications are often complex, however, so it is a good idea to pursue of with the assistance of an attorney familiar with this area of law. Some of the ways that an attorney can help include determining whether a mortgage modification is a good idea in your circumstances, assisting with the paperwork associated with applying for a modification, and appealing an adverse decision. Furthermore, a lawyer can help make sure that your rights are protected during the process and that your lender is in compliance with all state and federal rules and regulations.
Representing Individuals Injured in Preventable Accidents
Preventable accidents injure millions of people each year. If you are one of the unlucky people who has been injured by the negligence of another person, it is important to protect your legal rights and obtain compensation for your injuries. The lawyers of Berkowitz & Meyer regularly work with people injured in a variety of accidents, including bicycle accidents, slip and falls, construction accidents, pedestrian accident, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents. Furthermore, we also help people who have sustained catastrophic injuries like traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. We are committed to getting our clients the largest possible settlement or award in order to ensure that their losses are covered and that those responsible are held accountable.
Helping Car Accident Victims Recover Compensation
Car accidents are one of the most common causes of accidental injury in Florida and are capable of leaving victims with extremely serious injuries. Our lawyers understand car accident law in Florida and fight to obtain benefits above and beyond the limits of Personal Injury Protection (PIP) whenever it is appropriate. We regularly help car accident victims obtain compensation for losses like lost income, ongoing medical care, property damage, and physical and emotional pain and suffering.
Protecting Consumers from Aggressive Creditors
If you have fallen behind on your bills, it is likely that you are receiving calls and letters from creditors or collection agencies. It is important to remember that consumers have rights and that debt collection activities are subject to certain restrictions under federal and state law. Some of the things that creditors cannot do when attempting to collect a debt include calling you very early or very late, calling your job, contacting you after you have referred them to your attorney, talking about your debts with third parties, trying to collect more that you owe, placing computerized or “robocalls” to your cell phone without consent, or using certain types of language. When creditors violate these laws, consumers are often entitled to compensation under the law. Best of all, consumers generally have to pay out-of-pocket for representation in these kinds of cases as they are almost always taken on a contingency fee basis.
Call Berkowitz & Myer Today for a Free Consultation
If you have a legal issue that you would like to discuss with a lawyer, you should call Berkowitz & Myer today. We offer free, no-obligation consultations and will explain your legal rights and options to you fully so you can make an informed decision about how you want to proceed. To schedule your free case evaluation with a Florida attorney, call our office today at 727-344-0123 or send us an email through our online contact form.