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Are you being sued by a third-party debt buyer? September 6, 2017

Have you received a letter or have been served a lawsuit over a debt you owe from a third-party debt collector? Tampa Consumer Protection Attorney Jeffrey Hakanson explains the small claims process, and what can happen if you do not appear in court to contest the debt. It is critical that you enlist the guidance of a trusted consumer protection…

Have you been summoned to a pre-trial hearing for debt collection? August 6, 2017

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Here is what you should know if you are summoned to a pre-trial hearing for debt collection. There are several things you should know as a consumer to protect your rights in a debt collection case. In this video, Florida Consumer Protection attorney Jeffrey Hakanson explains the procedure, possible outcomes, and rights you must have protected during this process, including…

Victim of Assault? 3 Steps to Take Immediately July 20, 2017

No one plans to become an assault victim, which is why many people are left confused or unsure what to do in the wake of an incident. Assaults cause both physical and mental trauma that can make it hard for victims to determine their next steps. If you or someone you know has been a victim of assault, immediately follow…

The Rise in Pedestrian Deaths and How to Combat It July 18, 2017

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Did you know that in 2016, the number of pedestrian deaths increased by 11 percent? Understanding why pedestrian deaths have increased might help citizens avoid similar fates. Distracted Driving and Walking According to NPR, distraction might have a considerable impact on pedestrian safety. Both drivers and pedestrians might find themselves distracted while on roads and sidewalks, whether they’re listening to music…

Does Homeowners’ Insurance Cover Me if Someone is Injured in my House? July 6, 2017

If someone is injured in your home, there are two questions you must answer: Are you responsible for the injury? If so, will your homeowners’ insurance cover the expenses? Understanding how the law works and how insurance companies handle personal injury claims can help you make important decisions in the days following an injury. Are You Responsible for the Injury?…

Top 5 Causes of Truck Accidents and How to Avoid One (Infographic) January 2, 2018

Sharing the road in the Tampa area isn’t always easy, especially when the other vehicles on the road are semi trucks. Before you get behind the wheel, discover the top five causes of truck accidents and learn how you can avoid them while staying safe on the road. Abrupt Lane Changes While it’s easy to blame truck drivers for incidents…