“Once you turn 18 years old, you are legally considered an adult in this country. But what does that actually mean? From the right to cast your vote in the next election to entering into a lease for your first apartment to serving on a jury, you are about to enter a new and exciting world of rights, responsibilities, and obligations. The Florida Bar’s #JustAdulting Legal Survival Guide is key in understanding how the law will impact your daily life.”

I know when I was just starting off in college (Go UCF!), I had no idea what the law was regarding pretty much anything besides the drinking age. It would have been nice to know my rights as a tenant, applicable tax issues, advice on how to deal with car troubles, and more at the click of a button. I highly recommend everyone, especially recent high school graduates, check this website and app out. It is an incredible resource!

The website addresses the basics of the following areas of law:

  • General Principles

  • Consumer Protection

  • Contracts

  • Credit

  • Criminal Charges

  • Drinking Laws

  • Driving

  • Employment

  • Environmental Responsibility

  • Federal Income Tax and FICA

  • Jury Duty

  • Landlord and Tenant

  • Marriage

  • Paternity Issues

  • Selective Service System

  • Sexual and Cyber Harassment

  • Texting and Driving

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  • Voting

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Check it out here!

http://www.justadulting.com

3 weeks ago

Kirilloff Jowers

An insurance company offered our client $7,800 to settle her claim stemming from a crash that occurred over three years ago. First they claimed that she wasn't hurt. Then they claimed that she was also responsible for the crash somehow. When that didn't work, they claimed that she actually was hurt, but it wasn't that bad. Still scrambling, they hired a private investigator to follow our client and take pictures/videos of her at work so they could try and tell a jury that she was a liar. After trying a few more of their typical tactics, they settled less than two weeks before trial for over double their policy limits (5 times our proposal and over 16 times their $7,800 offer).

So please speak with an attorney (even if it's not us) when you are involved in an incident and thinking about dealing with the insurance company on your own. The insurance company does not care about you. We do.
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