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Can I Stop Paying Rent When My Landlord Won’t Fix Something?

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Personal Injury Lawyer Jeff Nuckols

Personal Injury Lawyer Jeff Nuckols

Can I Stop Paying Rent When My Landlord Won’t Fix Something?

By Jeffrey R. Nuckols, Esq.

You’ve been on time with rent. You keep your place clean. You’re a good neighbor. In short, you’re a model tenant. But now your landlord is not holding up his part of the deal. Your apartment or rental home needs a repair, and it is the kind of repair that the landlord is responsible for making. For example, your lease specifies that you are only responsible for repairs that cost no more than $100, but the roof has started leaking, and that’s going to cost more than $100. Let’s assume that the roof leak was not caused by the tenant. Click here to read more.

What’s Subrogation All About Anyway?

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Personal Injury Lawyer Jeff Nuckols

Personal Injury Lawyer Jeff Nuckols

What’s Subrogation All About Anyway?

By Jeffrey R. Nuckols, Esq.

If you are fortunate enough to have never been involved in a serious car crash or otherwise had to work with your insurance company to be compensated for losses, you might have never heard of subrogation. Or maybe you’ve heard of subrogation and wondered what it really means. If you already understand the subrogation concept, add your thoughts by commenting on this post. Otherwise, read on to learn a little about subrogation in the personal injury auto insurance context.

Safe Car Information from safercar.gov

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Safe Car Information from safercar.gov

Personal Injury Lawyer Jeff Nuckols

Personal Injury Lawyer Jeff Nuckols

Safe Car Information from safercar.gov

By Jeffrey R. Nuckols, Esq.

We are all interested in the safety of cars on our roads and that we drive and ride in. You have probably heard or read about five star safety ratings. Well, did you know that you can look up the five star safety rating of cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs online? There is a great resource for that brought to you by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. You can find it at safercar.gov. On that web site you can navigate to the Vehicle Shoppers tab and then to the Search 5-Star Safety Ratings link, or just click here. There you can look up a car or compare safety ratings of two vehicles. Click on the title above for more.

Housing Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodation, Part II

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Personal Injury Lawyer Jeff Nuckols

Personal Injury Lawyer Jeff Nuckols

Housing Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodation, Part II

By Jeffrey R. Nuckols, Esq.

The Florida Fair Housing Act (FFHA), like the Federal Fair Housing Act (FHA), provides that it is unlawful to discriminate in the rental of a dwelling to a renter with a handicap including discrimination by refusing “make reasonable accommodations in rules, policies, practices, or services, when such accommodations may be necessary to afford such person equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling.” § 760.23(9)(b) Fla. Stat. (2015). Click the title above to read more.

What Is Strict Liability Anyway?

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Personal Injury Lawyer Jeff Nuckols

Personal Injury Lawyer Jeff Nuckols

What Is Strict Liability Anyway?

By Jeffrey R. Nuckols, Esq.

When it comes to torts, negligence might be one of the first things you think about. A very simple and rough idea of what negligence is could be whether someone did something he should not have done with the result that someone else was injured or her property was damaged. Once in a while, though, you might hear the words “strict liability” when someone has been injured. Click on the title above to read more.

Housing Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodation

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Personal Injury Lawyer Jeff Nuckols

Personal Injury Lawyer Jeff Nuckols

Housing Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodation

By Jeffrey R. Nuckols, Esq.

The Florida Fair Housing Act (FFHA), like the Federal Fair Housing Act (FHA), provides that it is unlawful to discriminate in the rental of a dwelling to a renter with a handicap including discrimination by refusing “make reasonable accommodations in rules, policies, practices, or services, when such accommodations may be necessary to afford such person equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling.” § 760.23(9)(b) Fla. Stat. (2015). Click here to read more.

Pro Bono Service

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Personal Injury Lawyer Jeff Nuckols

Personal Injury Lawyer Jeff Nuckols

Pro Bono Service

By Jeffrey R. Nuckols, Esq.

Lawyers in Florida are encouraged to employ some of their resources to improve access to legal services for underserved people. One of the ways that lawyers do that is through pro bono service where the lawyer provides some legal service without charge or even at a reduced charge. That’s an example of using the resources of training and experience. Sometimes lawyers do it through giving financial resources toward improving access to legal service, and that’s an example of using financial resources. Click here to read more.