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Author Archives: Jay Butchko


5 Reasons To Hire An Attorney After A Truck Accident

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

According to the NHTSA, in 2017 alone, there were 4,761 people killed in accidents involving large trucks, and 72% of the people who died in large truck accidents in 2017 were occupants of other vehicles. Considering the weight of trucks, the chances of an individual getting severely injured or killed in a crash involving… Read More »

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Proving A Child’s Birth Injury Constitutes Medical Malpractice

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

When it comes to birth injuries, statistics are more alarming than most people think. Of every 1,000 infants born in the United States, 6 to 8 of them are born with a birth injury. If this is accurate, it means that approximately 1 in every 9,714 people in the United States of America is… Read More »

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Road Rash Injuries In Motorcycle Accidents

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

Motorcycles are quite popular in the Sunshine State. In fact, the only U.S. state with more motorcycles than Florida is California. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, California and Florida have the largest number of registered motorcycles by large margins. According to the IIHS, in 2018, there were 950,780 on-road motorcycles registered… Read More »

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Should I Contact A Lawyer After A Car Accident?

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

It can be difficult to cope after a car accident, especially if your accident results in serious injuries. Not being able to go to work after an accident can be stressful, especially if your missed workdays result in you losing your income. When you add medical bills, pain and suffering, and many other negative… Read More »

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Auto Accidents: How To Protect Children From Injuries

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

When you practice auto accident law for a long time, you see the devastation an auto accident can bring to a family. It is tough for a family to cope when a child is injured or killed in an auto accident. Unfortunately, auto accidents are a leading cause of death among children. In 2019… Read More »

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4 Common Types Of Car Accident Liability Claims

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

After being involved in a car accident, it is important to note that it’s not only the other motorist who may be at fault. After a car accident, you need to consider other possible defendants who may be held liable for damages caused or incurred. Ensuring you file a car accident liability claim against… Read More »

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What Will Happen After Your Personal Injury Attorney Dies Or Becomes Disabled?

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

After suffering injuries in an accident because of another party’s negligence, one of the first things you should do is look for a skilled personal injury attorney. Working with a personal injury attorney increases your chances of obtaining the compensation you deserve. Suppose you have looked for a qualified attorney and began working on… Read More »

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Is It Worth Getting A Lawyer For A Minor Car Accident?

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

Imagine you are driving around Fort Myers when another motorist hits the back of your car at a stoplight. You get out of your vehicle to assess the damage, and you find that your car hasn’t suffered much damage. You ask yourself, “Should I hire a lawyer for a minor car accident?” Given the… Read More »

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Smoking And Motor Vehicle Accidents

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

Many people know about the health effects of smoking. But, what many are not aware of is that smoking has been identified as a risk factor of auto accidents in several international studies. Think about it: if you want to smoke while driving, you have to find the pack of cigarettes, remove a cigarette,… Read More »

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Here’s How Drivers Can Help Motorcyclists Stay Safe On The Road

By Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. |

According to the NHTSA, thousands of motorcyclists die or sustain severe injuries in motorcycle accidents yearly. Unfortunately, when a motorcycle accident does not result in death, the chances are, it will result in severe injuries. This is because motorcyclists, unlike motorists, do not have a steel frame surrounding them or standard safety equipment such… Read More »

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