EDUCATIONAL ARTICLES FOR ACCIDENT VICTIMS AND PEOPLE CHARGED WITH DUI IN ALACHUA COUNTY AND NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA

This library contains articles that we at Meldon Law hope to be of help to you when dealing with accidents of all types, serious injuries, DUI arrests, and other criminal charges. This library is intended to be a resource for public information and help Florida drivers to protect themselves. Remember, every case is unique and these articles do not intend to give or represent legal advice for any particular case. Please feel free to give me a call at (352) 373-8000 if you have any questions about your case, or contact us. I also value your input and would like to hear from you about what topics YOU would like to have discussed here, you can email me at jmeldon@meldonlaw.com.

April 2016 Meldon Law Newsletter

This Month’s Topic of Interest: April 2016 Implied Consent and Breath, Blood, or Urine Testing The breath test for determining blood-alcohol content is the most recognizable part of the process of being arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI). The breath test has become so popularized that many companies even sell portable breathalyzers for personal […]

March 2016 Meldon Law Newsletter

This month’s topic of interest: March 2016 Hover boards: Fun Toy or Dangerous Liability? A New York family gave their two sons (the youngest son under 18, and the older one just 18) hoverboards this past Christmas. The term “hoverboard” is a bit of a misnomer, as they are actually motorized self-balancing scooters. It doesn’t […]

WHAT DOES A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER OR ACCIDENT ATTORNEY ACTUALLY DO FOR ACCIDENT VICTIMS?

In short, it is the job of a personal injury or an accident lawyer to help a person get fair compensation for a reasonable amount of money if they have been injured in an accident that was not their fault. In this article I give a more or less a complete list of tasks that […]

THE PURPOSE, PROCESS, ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF MEDIATION IN A PERSONAL INJURY/ACCIDENT CASE IN FLORIDA

Clients often ask, what is mediation? The intention of this article is to explain the purpose, process, advantages and disadvantages of mediation in a personal injury case, accident case in Florida. What is mediation? In short, mediation is an informal confidential, non-adversarial negotiation process that is used to resolve differences or disputes that is conducted […]

SUMMARY OF THE DUI CONVICTION PENALTIES IN GAINESVILLE, ALACHUA COUNTY AND ALL OF FLORIDA

– – – – – Below is a summary of the DMV and Criminal Penalties for a Driving Under the Influence (DUI)/ DWI conviction in Gainesville, Alachua County, and all of Florida as of July 2008. For Blood Alcohol Level or Content between 0.08% and 0.15% (grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood or […]

WHAT ARE THE QUALITIES TO LOOK FOR IN A TOP PERSONAL INJURY/ACCIDENT LAWYER?

If you are trying to find a quality personal injury lawyer to represent you , if you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault this article may help you. First of all it is of vital importance to hire an attorney that specializes in personal injury or accidents. There are two […]

WHY I WROTE THE BOOK, THE SEVEN BIGGEST MISTAKES THAT CAN WRECK YOUR FLORIDA ACCIDENT CASE & WHY IT IS IMPORTANT READING EVEN BEFORE YOU ARE IN AN ACCIDENT.

I wrote The Seven Biggest Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Florida Accident Case, based on my 37 years of experience as an accident lawyer. I wrote it as a consumer guide book to provide the reader a summary of some of the biggest mistakes people make after being injured in an accident in Florida. I […]

WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER AN AUTO ACCIDENT? A TOP GAINESVILLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY, JEFFREY MELDON, GIVES HIS RECOMMENDATIONS AND TIPS.

When you leave your home to run a quick errand or go to work, most likely, the last thing on your mind is the risk of an auto accident and how it could suddenly affect the rest of your life. However, every day hundreds and hundreds of people are injured in Florida traffic crashes. Nobody […]

TOP 10 ACCIDENT & INSURANCE MYTHS FOR ACCIDENT VICTIMS IN FLORIDA

Everyday I hear “myths” about personal injury cases/accident cases and the insurance industry. So I have compiled a list of the most common “myths” or untruths that you should be aware of in Florida. Beware, the insurance industry is strong and powerful and is not on your side! Here are The Top Ten Accident/Insurance Myths: […]

MAXIMUM MEDICAL IMPROVEMENT: A CRITICAL POINT IN A PERSONAL INJURY CASE.

In any personal injury or accident case, reaching Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI) is critical when it comes to the injured person receiving fair compensation from the person who caused the injuries, the at-fault party, or from the insurance company. What is MMI? According to the Guide to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, published by the […]