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1506, 2021

Delayed Symptoms After Car Accidents

By |June 15th, 2021|Car Accidents, Lucas Magazine, Personal Injury Law|

Not all injuries from car accidents are immediately obvious. In some cases, individuals leave the accident scene feeling fine, not knowing that they have suffered a serious or even life-threatening injury. Delayed symptoms after a car accident may not show up for days or even weeks. If you have delayed symptoms after a car accident, you could face challenges with recovering compensation from the negligent party that caused your accident. Seeking medical advice immediately after an accident can be crucial for protecting your right to legal recourse. However, even with a delayed injury, you could be entitled to compensation. The [...]

1505, 2021

7 Tips to Share Road with Motorcycles

By |May 15th, 2021|Lucas Magazine, Tips|

In 2017, it was estimated that deaths on motorcycles have more than doubled since 1997. In fact, 5,172 motorcyclists were killed in 2017 according to the National Safety Council. In recognition of these facts, May has been designated as National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Motorcycles are more dangerous than cars as motorcycles lack the physical protection of a car and are often less stable and less visible than cars. Here are 7 things you can do to help keep motorcycle drivers safe: 1.Check your blind spots Motorcycles and their drivers are smaller than the typical cars and hard to [...]

1703, 2021

With Social Media, Less is More After an Accident

By |March 17th, 2021|Legal Advice, Lucas Magazine, Personal Injury Law|

What you post on social media could affect your case. The experience of an auto accident can be scary and frustrating. Often, we may find it easy to post to social media to share the experience we are going through. Rather than flooding social media with details of an auto accident, we urge you to preserve these details. Insurance companies easily turn to social media to discredit injury cases. You may ask yourself, what sort of mistakes should you avoid with your social media to protect your case? There are several situations insurance companies leveraged social media and diminished [...]

2901, 2021

Things To Do When You Get Into a Car Accident

By |January 29th, 2021|Lucas Magazine, Personal Injury Law|

What To Do After a Car Accident: 7 Steps. Car accidents happen. More often than not, you don’t get advance warning when they occur. When a car accident does happen, it’s important to be prepared to immediately protect your health and your rights. Step 1: Stop Even if the accident appears to be minor, to protect yourself, stop and do not leave the scene of the accident. Make sure all parties are OK. Call 911 if emergency assistance is required. If you can safely move the vehicles, move them to the side of the road or the shoulder. [...]

306, 2020

James L. Magazine among America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys® for 2020

By |June 3rd, 2020|Featured Attorney's & Legal Staff, In The Community, Legal, Lucas Magazine, Personal Injury Law, Press Release|

June 3, 2020 – Announcing the selection of James L. Magazine among America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys® for 2020.  Selection to America’s Top 100 Personal Injury Attorneys® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional litigators for high-value personal injury, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, product liability, and medical malpractice matters.To be considered for selection, an attorney must focus more than 50% of their active legal practice on personal injury, catastrophic injury, wrongful death, product liability, and/or medical malpractice matters.  These minimum qualifications are required for initial consideration.  Thereafter, candidates are carefully screened through Advanced [...]

2805, 2020

Coronavirus Closures and Business Interruption Insurance

By |May 28th, 2020|Insurance Bad Faith, Legal Advice, Legal News, Lucas Magazine, Public Service Announcement, Tips|

In the face of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, stay at home orders were placed nationwide. Residents have been ordered to stay at home except for travel related to certain life-sustaining activities. Business patronage has dropped precipitously as a result.As Florida has been grappling with when and how to allow businesses to reopen, a hole has formed in our economy. It appears that most states will follow guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding “social distancing”. It is highly unlikely that income for businesses will return to pre-pandemic levels anytime soon.Local business owners struggling to sustain their business [...]

405, 2020

Car Accident during COVID-19?

By |May 4th, 2020|Lucas Magazine, Personal Injury Law, Public Service Announcement|

As the world practices social distancing, sometimes vehicles do not. Accidents are still occurring, and we are always here to help you after an accident. Below are some recommendations on how to navigate the scene of an accident contactless. Distance Yourself Traditionally after an accident, you would discuss the accident with the other drivers and exchange information. During COVID-19 keeping the suggested six feet for a safe social distance, you need to approach the situation with additional caution. When taking down the other parties’ insurance and driver license information, ask them to set it down and take a few [...]

1703, 2020

Continuing Case Work Through COVID-19

By |March 17th, 2020|Company News, Lucas Magazine|

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has brought restructuring to our communities, including business operations. The Law Offices of Lucas & Magazine prioritizes the health and safety for our clients and staff. We are still diligently working on all cases, as well as accepting new clients/cases. We will be continuing to use technology to best serve our clients and be available by phone or other electronic means to ensure the continued personal and prompt service every client has come to expect.

1103, 2020

James L. Magazine Recognized Twice for Lawyer Legion

By |March 11th, 2020|Featured Attorney's & Legal Staff, Lucas Magazine|

Please help us congratulate partner James L. Magazine for earning Lawyer Legion's recognition for Community Leadership and Professional Involvement. Lawyer Legion grants this recognition to attorneys who have demonstrated significant leadership within nonprofit legal associations working to advance the legal profession in the field of Personal Injury and other areas of law. Fewer than 1% of attorneys nationwide have earned this recognition. Lawyer Legion - Recognized for Community Leadership Lawyer Legion grants this recognition to attorneys who have demonstrated significant leadership within nonprofit legal associations working to advance the legal profession in the field of Personal [...]

2802, 2020

Attorneys James L. Magazine and Christopher C. Dyer Super Lawyer 2020 Recipients

By |February 28th, 2020|Legal, Lucas Magazine|

The Law Offices of Lucas & Magazine is proud to announce Attorneys James L. Magazine and Christopher C. Dyer have been awarded the title as a Super Lawyer for the year of 2020! Nominated peers who have personally observed them in action, Jim and Chris are proud to have been awarded the honor as a Super Lawyer for 2020. This is the 9th year for Jim of being award the Title of Super Lawyer. The Super Lawyer Selection Process Super Lawyers has a four-step selection process, to allow attorneys of all ages and experience an opportunity for the title of Super Lawyer. First, [...]

3101, 2020

Announcing Our New Partners With The Firm

By |January 31st, 2020|Company News, Lucas Magazine|

The Law Offices of Lucas & Magazine are pleased to announce our new partners to the firm, Christopher C. Dyer and Martin Macyszyn. They are joining managing partners Jeff Lucas and Jim Magazine, who have proudly led the firm together for over 14 years. Chris originally joined the Law Offices of Lucas & Magazine in 2015 after his time as a prosecutor and running his own small law practice. He prides himself on building outstanding client relationships, sharing legal education and supporting the community. Chris concentrates his practice on personal injury, catastrophic injury, auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, and wrongful death cases. He also handles [...]

711, 2019

The Best Protection for a Hit and Run

By |November 7th, 2019|Legal Advice, Lucas Magazine, Tips|

The state of Florida ranks among the top states with the highest amount of fatal hit-and-run auto accidents. It is illegal to leave the scene of an accident. How can you protect yourself if this were to happen to you? Protect yourself with the appropriate amount of Uninsured/Under-insured Motorist (UM) coverage! In the state of Florida, leaving the scene of an accident is a criminal offense. When the at-fault driver flees the accident scene, a criminal investigation opens. Yet until the investigation can be concluded, could you seek any coverage or benefits for your injuries. You won’t want to [...]

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