Motorcyclist Licensing: Understand the Requirements in Florida

While Florida may top the list in the country for accidents, to include cars, motorcyclists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and boats too, the beauty of the state itself and the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors continues to draw a growing population; in fact, Florida is one of the fastest growing states in the country today, with cities such as Tampa and Orlando exhibiting massive gains in new residents. More people means more traffic (and also, unfortunately, more accidents)—along with an influx of drivers looking into new licensing and registration.

For motorcyclists entering Florida or for residents just purchasing a bike, know what you will need in terms of pre-licensing education, licenses, and more. If you have just moved into the state, most likely you can look forward to skipping another driver’s course or having to take a test; however, that only applies if you come into Florida with a license/endorsement that is still valid. All you will need is your old license, and documents proving you are now a resident.

If you are a Florida driver with a FL Class E license (this is the basic non-commercial drivers license) adding a motorcycle onto your license as an endorsement, you are required by the State of Florida to complete an MSF Basic Rider Course. If you are over 18 and want a Motorcycle Only driver’s license, you must either already have a valid driver’s license or proceed to take the written knowledge exams, an MSF Basic Rider Course, and vision test. If you are a motorcyclist under 18 (with 16 being the youngest age you can apply), the State of Florida requires you to have a driver’s license for a minimum of one year with no moving violations.

Once you are out on the roads enjoying the fresh air and sunshine, remember that it is more important than ever to drive defensively, always watching for other motorists. Be visible by wearing bright colors and shifting in lanes when necessary, along with taking extra precautions at intersections by revving the engine, making sure your lights are on, and making eye contact with other drivers before turning.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident due to the negligence of another driver, contact the attorneys at Heintz & Becker. We’ve helped victims from Bradenton, Sarasota, and all over Florida get compensation for their damages and medical expenses after accidents. Call us for a free consultation now at 941-748-2916 or contact us online. We are here to help!

All blogs are written on behalf of Heintz & Becker for informational purposes. These articles should not, however, be considered legal advice, or in any way responsible for creating an attorney/client relationship.


Hit and Run Accidents Continue to Increase

It is all too easy to forget about traffic dangers when we set out confidently to work each day (or sometimes just on autopilot), commuting back and forth—often in heavy traffic—and then driving to numerous destinations later in the day, whether to pick up children from activities, hit the grocery store, or swing by the pharmacy and pick up prescriptions. Statistics show traffic fatalities hitting staggering new highs though, and this includes pedestrian and bicyclist accidents and deaths too. When you get behind the wheel, you should always be wary of other drivers—and especially those who may be so distracted that they cannot keep their eyes on the road.

One small smartphone in the hands of a distracted driver can be the catalyst for a catastrophic accident; in fact, data from the CDC states that every day, around 9 drivers are killed in the US due to distracted driving—and over 1,000 are injured in car crashes. Although some may escape with minor injuries, car crashes can leave those involved suffering from traumatic brain injuries, serious spinal injuries, and sprains or broken bones that may even be responsible for triggering CRPS later.

Recent news shows that hit and run accidents are continuing to increase in the US too, showing a staggering 62 percent increase from 2009-2016, with 2049 people killed by hit and run in 2016.

“Hit-and-run crashes in the United States are trending in the wrong direction,” said Dr. David Yang, executive director of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Information from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety study also showed that 65 percent of the hit and run accidents involved those who were traveling on foot or bicycle. New Mexico, Louisiana, and Florida were the states responsible for the most deaths, and most hit and run accidents were shown to happen during late/early hours: from midnight to 4 a.m. (The study also showed that the least amount of hit and run accidents occurred in the states of New Hampshire, Maine, and Minnesota.)

“It is every driver’s legal and moral responsibility to take necessary precautions to avoid hitting a pedestrian, bicyclist or another vehicle,” said Jennifer Ryan, AAA State Relations Director.

Have you or a loved one been injured in a car accident due to the negligence of others? Call our office for a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys. We handle all types of Florida personal injury cases, and our law firm has established an impressive record of verdicts and settlements. If you have been seriously injured, call us now at 941-748-2916 or contact us online. We are here to help!

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The Long-Term Effects of a Car Accident

The long-term effects of a car accident can be far-reaching and profound. In addition to physical challenges, injuries can also result in emotional and physiological trauma.

Below, the Florida car accident attorneys at Heintz & Becker discuss the physical, emotional, and psychological effects of a car accident and what victims can do to ensure long-term relief.

Physical Injuries

While some physical injuries heal over time, it doesn’t mean the body will be the same as it was before the accident. For many crash victims, there are long-term changes in mobility.

Soft tissue injuries, like sprains or tears to ligaments and tendons, can take weeks or months to heal depending on the age and health of the patient.

Whiplash is a common soft tissue injury among car accident victims, but it’s often brushed off as minor when that’s not always the case.

Car accident victims should always seek medical attention, even if the injury doesn’t pose an immediate concern. Without proper treatment, a minor injury can produce significant long-term effects.

Head injuries are another common crash injury that, depending on severity, can take months to heal and still result in long-term challenges for the victim.

For example, crash victims who suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be more susceptible to further brain damage in the future (i.e., increased risk of seizure or stroke, advanced brain cell degradation, Alzheimer’s).

The long-term effects of brain injury can include a lengthy list of life-altering symptoms such as:

As you can see, even though many physical injuries heal over time, some will result in long-term challenges that can alter a victim’s enjoyment of life, ability to work, maintain relationships, and so on.

Emotional & Psychological Injuries

Not every injury after a car accident is visible. Emotional and psychological injuries, for example, can’t be seen but can impact a victim’s life in far-reaching ways.

Emotional distress resulting from an accident can have long-term effects on victims, with or without the presence of a significant physical injury.

Emotional injuries following a car accident might include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Fear
  • Loss of appetite
  • Insomnia

Psychological injuries can also result in long-term implications for car accident victims.

Examples of psychological injuries might include posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), stress-induced chronic pain, or pathophysiological effects in the brain and central nervous system (typically a result of TBI).

Psychological injuries can create disabilities that impact leisure activities, work performance, and home life. Although these injuries can’t be seen explicitly, they have a significant impact on a victim’s life.

Compensation for Post-Accident Injuries

Florida does not currently have damage caps for standard personal injury cases. In 2017, the Florida Supreme Court ruled financial limits for noneconomic damages (pain and suffering, mental anguish, etc.) were unconstitutional, even in medical malpractice cases.

For victims, this means comprehensive compensation is available to cover damages that result from an accident, including the emotional and psychological injuries that can’t be seen.

Victims should seek legal representation that strives to uncover the true extent of damage before entertaining settlement negotiations. This allows your attorney to get to know you—and not just the injured you, but the person you were before the injury occurred.

If crash injuries prohibit a victim from enjoying leisure activities or the work they once loved, an experienced Florida injury attorney can help secure comprehensive compensation to mitigate the long-term ramifications of the accident or injury. 

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Boating Safety: Know What to Do in the Event of Capsizing

Whether you are a continually returning visitor or a resident, you have probably enjoyed boating in Florida at least once or twice.

The beaches, bays, Gulf of Mexico, and Atlantic Ocean are all very alluring—and it can be hard to turn down a day of cruising, along with so many different activities that accompany boating like skiing, wake surfing, fishing, and more. With around 12 million recreational vessels registered in the US—and usually just under one million of those registered to boat owners in Florida—the waterways are busy.

Amidst all the fun to be had in the boat—and in the water—safety hazards abound. And although many issues can be easily warded off with a comprehensive checklist to be followed before each trip, some accidents occur due to conditions on the water or the captain’s error.

The most common boating accidents happen due to carelessness (for example, the boat plug—an essential item—may be left out), excessive speeds, alcohol or drug use, weather issues, and large waves or wakes that can cause a boat to capsize.

Capsizing leads to a complete loss of control for those in the boat, and usually means being tossed in the water. Because of that, it is one of the most nightmarish scenarios. To avoid capsizing, there are numerous safety measures you can take:

  • Don’t overload your boat with people.
  • Prohibit passengers from riding on the bow, sides of the boat, on tops of seats, or other areas where they would be situated precariously.
  • Make sure weight is balanced evenly in the boat.
  • Avoiding speeding when making turns.

If you find yourself in such a situation, however, there are several important steps to remember:

  • Once you come up for air, be sure to grab on to something for flotation if you are not already wearing a life vest.
  • Do a headcount and try to account for all passengers, as well as tossing them a flotation device if possible.
  • Try to climb back on board the boat if it is still floating or available enough to hold onto for safety, even if just temporarily.
  • Focus on treading water or floating if you do not have a life jacket and the boat has floated away. Look for anything possible to hold onto.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a boating accident due to the negligence of another driver, contact the attorneys at Heintz & Becker. We’ve helped victims from Bradenton, Sarasota, and all over Florida get compensation for their damages and medical expenses after accidents. Call us for a free consultation now at 941-748-2916 or contact us online. We are here to help!

All blogs are written on behalf of Heintz & Becker for informational purposes. These articles should not, however, be considered legal advice, or in any way responsible for creating an attorney/client relationship.


Traffic Safety Statistics Continue to Raise Concerns in US

Automobile accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the US, as well as a wide range of injuries—from spinal damage to traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and more—all of which can be long-term and debilitating (and may escalate into serious financial problems too if going to work is not a possibility). Along with car crashes and fatalities, motorcyclist, bicyclist, and pedestrian accidents have been on the rise too, and especially in Florida.

City and federal officials have continued to worry about and examine the growing problem, while instituting improvements via infrastructure, law enforcement measures, and public safety information. And while recent data shows that traffic deaths may have diminished in number slightly, experts still see problematic statistics ahead. Obviously, they are not impressed with the one percent drop between 2016 and 2017 in car accident fatalities:

“This is good news and bad news,” said Deborah Hersman, CEO of the National Safety Council. “The total number of fatalities is not getting worse, but the situation is not getting better.”

As pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities continue to climb at alarming rates also, analysts point toward logical explanations like more cars on the road due to decreased rates of unemployment. More commuters (and especially those in a hurry to get to work in the morning!) means more chances for accidents—and some of these commuters may be on foot or bike also. Along with that, surprising speed limit hikes could also be to blame in some areas like Texas, where speed limits are as high as 85.

All the concerning issues surrounding traffic accidents and deaths are exacerbated by distracted driving. On its own, this major—and potentially deadly—trend is responsible for over a thousand injuries each day in US traffic. And as smartphones continue to offer growing temptations to drivers (as well as pedestrians!), there does not seem to be an end in sight to distracted driving. Combine that with other electronics in the car that can be fiddled with while driving and other activities too such as grooming, eating, talking on the phone, engaging with passengers, and more—and one can easily understand why statistics are so concerning today. Safety measures and defensive driving must be taken more seriously than ever to protect yourself, your loved ones, and others on the road.

Have you or a loved one been injured in an accident due to the negligence of others? Call our office for a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys. We handle all types of Florida personal injury cases, and our law firm has established an impressive record of verdicts and settlements. If you have been seriously injured, call us now at 941-748-2916 or contact us online. We are here to help!

All blogs are written on behalf of Heintz & Becker for informational purposes. These articles should not, however, be considered legal advice, or in any way responsible for creating an attorney/client relationship.


Boating Deaths Continue to Rise in Florida: Alcohol Often Plays a Factor

Whether you are a native Floridian, long-time resident, or a return visitor, if you enjoy fresh air and being on the water, boating is usually on the agenda. Travel by the ocean, bay, or Gulf of Mexico means that you can relax and take in an enchanting vista—while also spending time with loved ones and making lifetime memories. Without the proper safety measures in place, however, a quiet day on the boat can turn into a nightmare—even if just due to maintenance issues.

With a safety checklist in place, you can make sure:

  • Engine, lights, bilge, battery, and fire extinguisher are in working order
  • Proper number of life jackets are on board
  • The boat is fueled and has sufficient oil
  • Safety mechanisms such as flares, horn, whistle, and emergency beacons are on board

A head count should be taken of passengers before leaving, along with gaining a sense for who can swim—and who cannot. After checking the weather forecast, you should be ready to leave the dock and have a great day boating. Operating a vessel is a tremendous responsibility that many take for granted—leading to far too many injuries and fatalities on Florida waters; in fact, boating accidents in the Sunshine State rose by a whopping 17 percent last year.

A clear head is critical to safe boating, but alcohol consumption often plays a role in boating catastrophes—just as in traffic accidents. Once judgment is impaired, it may become hard to navigate (especially if there is a lot of boating traffic) a smooth course, as well as get home safely if waters become choppy. If you have over-imbibed, just as in driving on the pavement, you can be arrested and charged—paying large fines and enduring legal consequences that are certainly not worth having a few drinks while outdoors. The greater worry though is that someone could get seriously hurt or killed due to alcohol consumption and boating—and that goes for passengers who are overindulging too, leading to potential for the number one cause of boating deaths: falling overboard and drowning.

An alcohol-free boat is the best route. By stocking up on water, soda, and other non-alcoholic beverages, you not only promote better safety, but eliminate the potential for dehydration during a day in the sun.

If you have been injured in a boating accident due to the negligence of another driver, contact the attorneys at Heintz & Becker. We’ve helped victims from Bradenton, Sarasota, and all over Florida get compensation for their damages and medical expenses after accidents. Call us for a free consultation now at 941-748-2916 or contact us online. We are here to help!


Negligence at Crosswalks Can Lead to Pedestrian Fatalities

Walking is supposed to be a good thing. It improves our health in many ways, from acting as a stress reliever to burning calories and helping us stay in good shape. Walking is good for your heart, your balance as you get older, and can even help diabetics and individuals with heart disease to manage their conditions. The Mayo Clinic recommends 30 minutes of exercise per day, or several ten-minute increments, which is often more realistic for individuals with busy schedules.

Some prefer to get exercise on their lunch hours, running errands nearby, while others walk back and forth to work on a regular basis—especially in larger cities. Caution should always be taken when walking near or in traffic, especially when considering that the average car weighs around 4,000 pounds more than the average person. Because of such vulnerability, walking excursions and routes should be planned not only with ease of travel in mind, but more importantly—safety. Collisions between cars and people (as well as bicycles and motorcycles) have been on the rise all around the US, as well as in Florida which was ranked fifth in pedestrian fatalities last year. As traffic accidents continue to rise too, concerns abound regarding how to better educate and protect citizens. Cars colliding with people on foot is even more distressing however, because the chance for injury or death is so much greater as the average car weighs over 4,000 pounds.

Crosswalks are a common area for pedestrian accidents. Although these are designated areas for walking, usually equipped with detailed signs for crossing interludes, speeding motorists may careen through them before they realize pedestrians are present. Turning left or right at crosswalks is a common issue as distracted motorists may not be aware of such areas ahead, and pedestrians may not be expecting to have to walk as defensively as is required these days.

Many cities and states are examining how to lower the pedestrian fatality rates (the GHSA shows that for 2016 in Miami/Dade county alone there were 83 fatalities!) and taking measures to make changes where needed. Pedestrian injuries and deaths often occur at night, so better illumination of crosswalks (and other areas where pedestrians are walking) is in the works for many areas, as well as improved markings and signs alerting motorists.

While pedestrians should be able to venture across crosswalks safely in the US, many motorists make this difficult due to elevated levels of distraction via smartphones, GPS devices, and other electronics in the car. Speeding, driving while impaired, and other forms of recklessness play a big part in the rising fatality rates for pedestrians. Those walking should follow all traffic rules, try to wear bright colors or neon vests or markings at night, and watch carefully for motorists—making eye contact with them before crossing.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident due to the negligence of another driver, contact the attorneys at Heintz & Becker. We’ve helped victims from Bradenton, Sarasota, and all over Florida get compensation for their damages and medical expenses after accidents. Call us for a free consultation now at 941-748-2916 or contact us online. We are here to help!


Is It Really Okay for Bicyclists to Take Up a Whole Lane in Traffic?

Although you and your family may own a couple of cars and take your rightful place in traffic each day, you may be avid bicyclists too. Most of us have at least one of these smaller two-wheeled vehicles lodged in the garage, taking them out to enjoy a wide range of benefits: fresh air, a free mode of transportation, and the chance to burn tons of calories, get in some cardio, and build both muscle and bone strength. Best of all though, bike riding can be a huge stress reliever…in most cases.

Driving in traffic can be challenging, no matter who is traveling. You may be a motorist trying to get to work on time, feeling extremely frustrated by the enthusiast bicyclist riding ahead of you in traffic. Although they are obviously pedaling at an impressive speed for a bicycle, it may still be just a bit slow enough to keep you from sliding into your parking place on time. Conversely, if you are a bicyclist taking a familiar route through traffic to get to your destination, you may have good reason to worry about that car behind you that seems to be following way too close for safety or with a driver who may even be exhibiting signs of road rage with verbal abuse and honking in an attempt to get you to leave the road.

As a bicyclist, you have every right to travel on the road as long as you are following traffic rules and proceeding in a safe manner. This may not be the most relaxing way to travel—and especially if you lack experience—but it is completely legal. As a motorist, you may not be happy about having to travel a bit more slowly behind a smaller vehicle, but as the saying goes, “Share the road.” It is your responsibility to do so safely and respectfully. Keep in mind too that there are numerous ways motorists can improve travel on the roads with bicyclists (along with motorcyclists and pedestrians), along with helping them avoid collisions:

  • Understand that although there may be fewer of them, bicyclists have the same rights to the road as you do.
  • Avoid distractions while driving.
  • Keep a safe distance.
  • Use proper signals to avoid accidents at intersections.
  • Take extra time and caution when making left- or right-hand turns.
  • Be especially careful around crosswalks.
  • Make sure the road is clear when parking and opening your door near traffic.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a bicycling accident due to the negligence of others, contact the attorneys at Heintz & Becker. We’ve helped victims from Bradenton, Sarasota, and all over Florida get compensation for their damages and medical expenses after accidents. Call us for a free consultation now at 941-748-2916 or contact us online. We are here to help!

All blogs are written on behalf of Heintz & Becker for informational purposes. These articles should not, however, be considered legal advice, or in any way responsible for creating an attorney/client relationship.


Common Injuries from Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle riders are particularly vulnerable on our roadways due to their small size and lack of exterior safety. More than 80 percent of all reported motorcycle crashes result in injury or death to the motorcyclist.

The most common injuries from motorcycle accidents are:

Road Rash and Disfigurement

Road rash is a common injury among motorcycle riders. This injury occurs when skin makes contact with the road at high speeds. The resulting injury often leaves scars and disfigures a rider.

minor road rash injuryRoad rash isn’t fatal. However, some riders will suffer emotional damage due to permanent scarring or disfigurement. Riders who suffer road rash may also experience:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Pain
  • Discomfort

Minor road rash affects the top layers of skin (epidermis and dermis) and heals in a couple of weeks. Road rash that affects deep tissue requires a longer healing process.

Road rash can become infected throughout the healing process. Daily care is required to ensure best results and to mitigate scaring. It’s advised to see a doctor. A tetanus shot may be recommended.

Bone Fractures

Broken forearm from motorcycle accident xrayBone fractures, or broken bones, are also common motorcycle injuries. A bone fracture occurs when excessive pressure or blunt force changes the shape of bone—usually a break, crack, or shatter.

Falling riders extend their arms to protect themselves resulting in broken wrists and arms. Foot and leg fractures are also common among riders.

Recovery after a broken bone depends on the age and health of the rider.

According to the Insurance Information Institute, older riders sustain more serious injuries compared to young riders. In addition to reduced vision and reaction times, older riders are more likely to suffer broken bones and have longer recovery periods.

Bone fractures take anywhere from six to twelve weeks to heal, sometimes longer, depending on the type of fracture (i.e., open or compound, hairline, comminuted, etc.).

During recovery, daily activities may be limited and some people may require help with things like transportation, bathing, and cooking. Some people may need time away from work or limited work duties because of their condition.

Head Injuries

Head injuries are common among motorcyclists, especially in states that don’t have strict helmet laws.

Florida, for example, does not currently enforce a universal helmet law. Instead, riders age 21 and over can elect to ride without a helmet if they carry at least $10,000 in medical insurance coverage. Unfortunately, even with a helmet, head injuries are still common.

Head injuries range from minor concussions to traumatic head injuries (TBI). While concussions are usually minor and only require a few weeks rest, TBIs are can result in a multitude of problems for victims including:

  • Increased intracranial pressure—swelling of the brain can cause further injury.
  • Neurochemical problems—disruption of brain chemistry, which can affect the chemical substances that communicate within the central nervous system.
  • Natural plasticity—the brain’s ability to change and adapt with time.

Recovery from a head injury can take years, depending on how serious the damage is. Moreover, TBIs can result in significant physical and cognitive disabilities, limiting a person’s ability to work and enjoy activities.

Spinal Cord Injuries

guy in wheelchairMotorcyclists who suffer a spinal cord injury experience symptoms that range from pain to paralysis. The effects of a spinal cord injury depend largely on the location and severity of the injury.

Paralysis, the inability to move or feel sensation, is a common symptom among spinal cord injury victims.

Injuries high on the neck or spine can result in paralysis of the arms and legs, while injuries below the neck may only affect the abdomen and legs, partially or completely.

Paralysis often leads to other health complications including:

  • Respiratory problems
  • Loss of bladder/bowel control
  • Chronic pain
  • Circulatory problems
  • Spastic muscles
  • Sexual dysfunction

A spinal cord injury can significantly change a person’s life: gainful employment may be limited or not possible, and the person’s quality of life can suffer immensely.

If you or a loved one has suffered a motorcycle injury because of someone else’s negligence or reckless behavior, compensation may be available to cover:

  • Medical bills
  • Medical equipment (e.g., wheelchairs, respiratory equipment, etc.)
  • Lost wages / loss of earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Wrongful death

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Skin Sensitivity and Changes in Body Temperature May Point to CRPS

Complex regional pain syndrome is a chronic condition with no cure. While around 200,000 people in the US are known to have CRPS, it is thought that there may actually be many more who are suffering from the wide range of symptoms—of which the most common is pain and severe discomfort. There are two types associated with this condition. Type 1 (also previously known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome or RSD) is the most common form, and usually occurs after a trauma such as a car crash or motorcycle accident—or after a mild to serious event like a heart attack. Type 2 (also known as causalgia) is rarer, usually resulting from a direct, known injury to a nerve.

While pain is usually the first symptom to arise in pointing to CRPS, there is a long and varied list of associated and unpleasant symptoms. Most patients have no idea what CRPS is initially, struggling with discomfort that arrives on the heels of what is usually a less intense injury. An ankle sprain from a car accident may heal, but soon after CRPS takes its place with surprising ferocity.

Skin sensitivity is common, usually occurring in the limb of the previous injury, although the other limb may be affected eventually too. While skin discoloration or swelling may be apparent (along with unusual hair or nail growth), in some cases, the nerve sensitivity may be invisible—but severe. Many individuals report pain after something as mild as a slight breeze touches the area. Unusual skin temperature may cause discomfort too, due to nerve damage and circulation issues. The skin may become cold, clammy, or sweaty, and may switch from one to the other unpredictably. These types of temperature issues and changes may also be a way for medical professionals to diagnose CRPS, along with ruling out other similar conditions or diseases and using MRIs, CTs, and bone scans.

For a more successful outcome, swift diagnosis and treatment are recommended. Depending on the severity, doctors may suggest something as mild as over-the-counter pain relievers. They may also prescribe stronger medications to help patients deal with the pain, along with corticosteroids, topical anesthetics like Lidocaine, and more. Numerous therapies can be helpful too, from physical therapy to relaxation therapy, mirror therapy, biofeedback, and other methods.

Were you in an accident due to the negligence of others that triggered CRPS? If so, please call Heintz & Becker today to consult with a skilled CRPS lawyer. Our attorneys have helped victims from Bradenton, Sarasota, and all over Florida get compensation for their damages and medical expenses. Call us for a free consultation now at 941-748-2916 or contact us online. We are here to help, and if you cannot come to us, we will come to you.

All blogs are written on behalf of Heintz & Becker for informational purposes. These articles should not, however, be considered legal advice, or in any way responsible for creating an attorney/client relationship.