February 19, 2020
Paul Perkins Family Legacy

Perkins Family Legacy of Over 100 years Serving the People of Florida

The Perkins Family has been representing the people of Florida in its courtrooms for over 100 years.  Daniel Webster Perkins, Esq. was admitted to practice law in 1914, and in 1915, D.W. Perkins argued the landmark case before the Florida Supreme Court that allowed African-Americans to serve on juries in Florida.   Paul C. Perkins, Sr., Esq. was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1950, and he worked at his Uncle Daniel’s side in Jacksonville, until he moved to Orlando in 1951.  Perkins served as co-counsel with Thurgood Marshall and Jack Greenberg of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, representing the Groveland Four, four […]
October 26, 2019

Insurance Company Initially Refuses to Replace Home Following Tornado

Listen as Paul Perkins details a story of a former client whose house was hit by a tornado, but their insurance company refused to replace their home.   The back of this nice couple’s home was ripped completely off by a tornado.  The insurance company promptly attempted repairs for the damage.  However, for many years following these repairs they experienced serious issues with water leaking into the home and elevated utility bills.   The insurance company refused to come out and address these issues.  The couple called us, and we filed a lawsuit on their behalf.  Our expert refuted their expert’s claims by showing that the […]
October 11, 2019

Does My Homeowner’s Insurance Policy Cover Dog Bites?

Insurance companies often write exclusions into their policies regarding dog bites.  While you may believe you are covered, it is always important to talk to your insurance agent to verify your coverages.   We have seen many victims of dog bites and the scars and disfigurement they have suffered following these incidents.  Dog owners often find that they do not have insurance coverage for these injuries due to exclusions in their policy.  Watch the video to learn more.   If you have additional questions regarding insurance coverage for dog bites, please call our office at (888) 818-1439.  We welcome your call.   Paul and Perkins, P.A. 711 […]
September 28, 2018

What You Should Do Following an Auto Accident

Paul Perkins details four things you should do following an automobile accident.   If you have any questions regarding an automobile accident in which you have been involved, please call our office at (888) 818-1439.  We welcome your call.   Paul and Perkins, P.A. 711 N. Orlando Ave Suite 202 Maitland, FL 32751 https://paulandperkins.com/
April 13, 2018

What You Need To Prove in Your Slip-And-Fall Case

Following a slip-and-fall accident here in Florida, there are three things we need to prove in order to pursue a claim.  First, we will need to prove there was a dangerous condition on the ground.  Second, we will need to prove that the owners knew or should have known about the condition.  And third, we must prove that your injuries were caused by the fall.   When attempting to prove these items, we will need to obtain the necessary evidence. Thus, it will be important for you to try to preserve the evidence at the scene.  Be sure to take pictures of the dangerous condition.  Watch […]
March 9, 2018

What To Do After an Auto Accident

Following an automobile accident, there are several things that you will need to do.  First, by taking pictures of both vehicles involved in a wreck you will have the evidence you need if the insurance company attempts to claim that your vehicle damage was not that bad.  Also, by seeking immediate medical treatment, you document any injuries and what the doctors can do for you.   Another thing you should do is call your insurance company and report the claim in a timely manner.  The sooner you do this, the more details you will usually remember.  Finally, do not give recorded statements until you have […]
January 2, 2018

Important Florida Car Accident Laws

Individuals who were involved in a car accident in Orlando may wish to file a lawsuit. In these cases, it is important for accident victims to be aware of different Florida laws which may play a role in the Orlando auto accident lawsuit. Victims should be aware that Florida is a no-fault state, meaning that they must first attempt to recover financial compensation through their own insurance. Other important Florida car accident laws include car insurance laws and the statute of limitations. If you’d like to speak with our Orlando auto accident attorneys, call 888-818-1439.  We can answer all of your questions […]
July 2, 2015

Personal Injury Claim in Florida Considerations

Personal Injury Claim in Florida Considerations begin an accident or injury may deciding if they should file a personal injury claim to recover damages, or financial compensation for their injuries. In order to do this, injured individuals should familiarize themselves with certain Florida laws and regulations that may pertain to their claim. It is important to have an understanding of these laws and the role they might play in the legal process. A better understand may help injured individuals to be more equipped to file and defend their case. Personal Injury Claim in Florida Considerations With Statute of Limitations An important law […]
June 23, 2015

How to Handle an Insurance Dispute

Insurance mistakes or errors are not uncommon. Insurance disputes may include situations such as inaccurate billing, a company’s payment on a claim, and nonpayment of a claim. In some cases, they may be minor and resolved quickly with a simple call or letter. However, more complex and significant issues can be difficult to resolve. Insurance policyholders should always be aware and vigilant of the terms of their contracts, policies, and agreements. This allows policyholders to be more equipped and prepared when issues occur, which in turn increases the chances that an issue will be fixed quickly and fairly. Policyholders who […]
April 9, 2014

Common Florida SOL Laws: What You Need to Know

Florida SOL Laws, or statute of limitations laws, are laws that designate a time limit in which legal action can be taken in response to an unlawful situation of wrongful conduct. Statute of limitations laws apply to lesser charges, and are not applicable in certain cases of more serious crimes. There are different time limits for different charges, and these time limits may also vary based on the state that the crime was committed in. SOL laws are also updated occasionally, with the most recent update to Florida SOL laws taking place in 2013. Commonly Cited Florida SOL Laws SOL […]