St. Petersburg Personal Injury Blog

Understanding Pure Comparative Negligence in Personal Injury Cases

September 24, 2018
Personal Injury Lawyer | St. Petersburg | Berkowitz & Myer

If you are in a car accident in St. Petersburg and suffer injuries that max out your personal injury protection coverage, your personal injury lawyer may help you to sue the at-fault party for punitive damages. Punitive damages provide extra compensation for victims whose injuries were caused by the extreme recklessness or negligence of the […]


Do’s and Don’ts After a Personal Injury Accident

September 17, 2018
Personal Injury Attorney | St. Petersburg | Berkowitz & Myer

There are hundreds of vehicle accidents in Tampa Bay every day. In 2017, Pinellas County saw 17,966 total crashes with 11,111 injuries, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. This means that many St. Petersburg residents are at the risk of being in a collision at some point. If you sustain […]


What to Do If You Are Facing Creditor Harassment

September 10, 2018
Creditor Harassment Attorney | St. Petersburg | Berkowitz & Myer

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) prevents debt collectors from harassing, oppressing, or abusing anyone they contact. Repetitive phone calls meant to annoy or abuse are considered harassment as well as the use of obscene or profane language as well as threatening violence. If you believe a debt collector is harassing you, call a […]


Bankruptcy: Important Things to Know About Chapters 7 and 13

September 3, 2018
Bankruptcy Attorney | St. Petersburg | Berkowitz & Myer

Bankruptcy may be intimidating for those who are not familiar with the process. But with the help of a bankruptcy attorney in St. Petersburg, you can manage your debt and get back on the right foot. People who pursue bankruptcy often do so because filing can: Protect your home from foreclosure Stop debt collection attempts […]


How Does Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Affect Your Credit?

July 25, 2018
Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyer

You may be interested in utilizing Chapter 13 bankruptcy to get out from under your debt, but perhaps you have been concerned with the effect bankruptcy might have on your credit. That is an understandable concern, but it is important to remember that in many cases, the benefits of filing for Chapter 13 far outweigh […]


Does Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Stop Wage Garnishment?

July 18, 2018
St. Petersburg Chapter 13 Attorney

If you are facing wage garnishment, you understand how difficult it can be to make ends meet while losing a portion of your paycheck to a creditor. It can also be very embarrassing to have your employer approached by a creditor to garnish your wages. Wage garnishment typically occurs when a creditor gets an order […]


Chapter 13 Bankruptcy vs. Debt Relief Companies

July 11, 2018
St. Petersburg firm of Berkowitz & Myer

If you are in the unfortunate position of finding your debt getting out of hand, you may find yourself considering two entirely different options: bankruptcy and debt settlement. While on the surface debt settlement through a debt relief company may sound great, it is fraught with hidden perils that often remain unknown to consumers until […]


An Attorney Can Help You Determine Whether Chapter 13 Bankruptcy is Right For You

July 4, 2018
St. Petersburg Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Lawyer

If you have debts that with which you’re struggling to keep up, you may consider Chapter 13 bankruptcy as a means of alleviating the burden. Chapter 13 bankruptcy can be an excellent option for you—but it is not the only option. The attorneys at Berkowitz & Myer can meet with you for a no-cost initial […]


If You’re Going to File for Bankruptcy, Sooner Is Better Than Later

June 27, 2018
Bankruptcy | St Petersburg | Berkowitz & Myer

Financial problems have a way of paralyzing people. When you are in debt and unable to make your payments, every phone call or trip to the mailbox can induce anxiety. As a result, many people who experience financial problems choose to ignore them for months or even years, hoping they just go away. Unfortunately, these […]


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