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Author Archives: Jay Butchko


What Are Florida Damage Caps?

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

If you were injured in Florida by someone else’s negligence or wrongful act, you have the right to file a personal injury claim and recover compensation. As a personal injury victim, one question that is probably weighing heavily on you right now is how much compensation you will obtain for your injuries and damages…. Read More »

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What To Do If You Call 9-1-1 After An Auto Accident And The Police Fail To Show Up

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

Most people know that one of the first things you should do after an auto accident is to call the police to the accident scene. But, have you ever wondered what you are supposed to do after calling the police to an accident scene and they take too long to show up or fail… Read More »

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5 Myths About Diagnostic Errors Debunked

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

Medical treatment usually begins with the diagnostic process. For example, a person must first be diagnosed with cancer to receive cancer treatment. The diagnostic process is a process that starts with the patient’s individual illness history and ends in a result that can be categorized and involves things such as imaging tests, blood tests,… Read More »

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Sidewalk Slip And Fall Accidents

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

Sidewalks, especially those set away from busy alleys or speeding vehicles, are meant to keep you safe. However, the reality is that injury-causing accidents are quite common on sidewalks. One common way people suffer injuries on sidewalks is through slip and fall accidents. Unfortunately, a sidewalk slip and fall accident can lead to severe… Read More »

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I Was Ticketed After My Car Accident: Do I Still Have A Case?

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

If you were injured in a Florida car accident because of another driver’s negligence, you have the right to obtain compensation from the other driver. But, if the police officer that came to the accident scene issued you a ticket, can you still recover compensation? Do you still have a valid case if you… Read More »

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If You Make THESE Statements After Your Florida Car Accident, You Could Hurt Your Claim

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

After getting injured in a Florida car accident because of another party’s negligence, you have the right to file a personal injury claim and recover compensation from the negligent party. However, even though you have the right to recover compensation, the truth is that, after a Florida car accident, the insurance company will do… Read More »

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When A Pothole Causes A Florida Car Accident

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

Potholes cause extensive and expensive damage to cars and cause car owners to spend a lot on repairs. According to a study from the AAA auto club, a federation of motor clubs throughout North America, pothole damage costs American drivers $3 billion per year. Apart from vehicle damage, potholes can also result in serious… Read More »

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How Long Does It Take An Insurance Company To Determine Fault?

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

The accident claim process is a complicated one. If you recently got in an accident with someone else, you might be asking yourself how much it will take the insurance company to investigate the claim and determine fault. After an accident, medical expenses and other losses can build up fast, so it is understandable… Read More »

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Factors To Consider Before Settling Your Florida Bicycle Accident Claim

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

Bicycles are quite popular in the Sunshine State. Unfortunately, bicycle accidents in Florida are quite common to the extent that the Sunshine State has been named the most dangerous state for bicyclists. According to the FLHSMV, in 2020, there were 6,013 bicycle accidents in Florida, resulting in 2,687 serious injuries and 668 deaths. Unfortunately,… Read More »

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How Not Keeping Medical Appointments Can Affect Your Florida Personal Injury Case

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

Being injured in an accident can add a lot of stressful concerns. For example, an injury can result in you incurring substantial medical expenses. If you have medical bills to pay and cannot go to work because of your injury, you might face financial difficulties. Because of this, it is only right that you… Read More »

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