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Personal injury law is the area of practice that deals with a person that has been injured by the wrongful act of another person, company, government agency, or other entity.  The injured person will seek compensation for the physical, emotional, and economic damages they receive.


Wrongful death cases take place when the negligent act of another person, company, government agency, or other entity causes the wrongful death of a person. The Estate of the Deceased will have the right to seek compensation for the damages that the negligent party caused.   
 

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Cases:

  • Car Accidents

  • Truck Accidents

  • Motorcycle Accidents

  • Drunk Driving Accidents

  • Slip and Fall Accidents

  • Dog Bite Accidents

  • Work Place Accidents (Workers’ Compensation)

  • Product Defect Accidents (Products Liability)

  • Nursing Home Accidents

  • Assisted Living Facility Accidents

  • Wrongful Death Accidents

CRIMINAL

Criminal law is the area of practice that involves defending a person (Defendant) that has been charged with a crime. The charges can result in a fine, incarceration, or both.

 

The State Attorney (Prosecutor) represents the interests of the State of Florida and decides what charges to file against the Defendant.  The elements of a crime are defined by Florida statute or common law.

A crime may be classified as either a:

 

1) Misdemeanor: a crime punishable by imprisonment for one year or less; or

 

2) Felony: a crime punishable by imprisonment for one year or more.

 

The Defendant's goal is to resolve the case with the Prosecutor. In the event a resolution cannot be reached, the Defendant may choose to set the case for a jury or bench trial. The Prosecutor has the burden of proving each element of the charge(s) "beyond a reasonable doubt".

 

Criminal Law Cases:

  • Traffic Tickets

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

  • Driving with a Suspended License “With” Knowledge 

  • Driving with a Suspended License “Without” Knowledge

  • Leaving the Scene of an Accident

  • Reckless Driving

  • Domestic Battery

  • Child Abuse

  • Violation of Probation (VOP)

  • Theft Crimes

  • Sealing or Expunging a Criminal Records

BUSINESS 

Business decisions should never be made without first completely knowing all the available options. 

 

The success of a company or household is directly related to the decision made. Attorney Guzman has the educational back ground (Law Degree and Masters in Business) and personal experience to help the client arrive at the right choice.      

 

Business Consulting:

  • As your legal and/or business consultant, we will sit down with you and first listen to your situation and then talk   to you about   the best options available so that you can review them BEFORE you make a decision.  

 

Business Planning: 

  • Countless studies have shown the success rate of companies that create and apply a solid business plan.  In other words, you will need one if you want your company to succeed.  As your business planner, we will help you create the best business, marketing, financial and, legal plan for you.  

Business Compliance:

  • As your compliance advisor, we will help you avoid costly legal situations by keeping you compliant with the

       current laws or regulations within your industry.

 

Business Disputes:

  • As your legal advisor, we will help you avoid expensive and time consuming lawsuits.  However, if you are  bringing or defending a lawsuit, we will help you select the most cost effective way to resolve the dispute,

       whether through court proceedings (i.e. litigation)      

       or alternative means (i.e. mediation or arbitration).

CONSULTATIONS

As your consultant, we provide you with personal, legal, and/or business guidance on a wide range of day-to-day topics. More important, we also help you avoid costly litigation by keeping you legally compliant. We offer flexible case by case consulting plans or retainer plans that provides you 24/7 hands on help. Either way, we are here to help you resolve your struggles and navigate you to success.