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Posted by Guy DiMartino | May 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

The silliness of Corporate America.

Big corporations are always complaining about frivolous lawsuits, however, many times they beg for a lawsuit to be filed against them. Let me tell you a frequent occurrence when dealing with Corporate America.  A customer receives severe injuries in a Florida slip and fall accident on a business property.  An investigation of the scene shows that there are video cameras in the area. Under Florida law, video surveillance of an accident is discoverable, that means that the injured person's attorney will get the video if a lawsuit is filed.

The injured person notifies the corporation that he intends to bring a claim for his injuries. The insurance adjuster calls and says that he reviewed a video of the incident and the video shows that his business did nothing wrong, and it was the customer's fault. The injured person's lawyer asks to see a copy of the video and explains that if the video shows what the adjuster says it shows, she will explain to the injured person that nothing can be done.

Under Florida law a business is required to keep their property in a reasonably safe condition.  Just because a person is hurt on somebody's property does not make the property owner responsible.  There has to be a problem that causes a “dangerous condition”.

The insurance adjuster says No to the attorney's request.  Now isn't that silly?  I mean if the video shows what the adjuster says it showed, why wouldn't she turn it over?

So now, the injured person's lawyer is going to have to file a lawsuit, which costs money and takes up the court's time.  The corporation is going to have to hire a lawyer to defend the lawsuit, which will cost money.  The corporation will resist turning over the video immediately, which will cost more money and take up precious court time.

Eventually, the injured person and his attorney will be able to see the video.  It may be months! It may take a year!

Why do I share this information with you?  So you understand how Corporate America works and how silly these things can be.  So, the next time the chamber of commerce or a corporation complains about so called frivolous lawsuits – ask – WHY DIDN'T YOU JUST TURN OVER THE VIDEO?

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Guy DiMartino

I have loved helping people in need for almost three decades.  It has been my privilege to serve people as their pastor, chiropractor, and lawyer.  The current focus of my legal practice and life’s passion is helping the seriously injured receive complete compensation for their injuries. I am a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. What that really means is that I am no stranger to the courtroom.  I have successfully tried and handled serious cases in state and federal courts.  My backgrounds in both law and chiropractic medicine have given me a unique perspective, extensive knowledge, and wide experience to serve those I represent. For years as a chiropractic physician, I treated my patients to alleviate their pain and suffering. Now as their lawyer, I fight to bring them financial compensation for their pain and suffering. During my years of service, I have handled many traumatic injury cases ranging from the traumatic amputation of a limb to brain and spinal cord injury.  I consider it an honor to serve you and your family. When a person entrusts me and I accept to represent them, I don’t take that relationship and responsibility lightly. My approach is that we work as a team. We are partners and our goal is the best outcome for you and your family with the highest level of communication throughout. I am always available by phone or email to discuss my potential representation of your injury case. I handle cases throughout Florida. Education: National University of Health Sciences – BS (1984), DC (1986) Valparaiso University School of Law – JD, summa cum laude (1999) Bar Admissions: Florida (2000), Indiana (1999), Illinois (2000, expired); US District Courts of Appeals (11th Circuit, 7th Circuit); United States District Courts: Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; and District of Colorado. Certification:  Civil Trial, Florida Bar Guy DiMartino on Google+ – Circle Guy on Google+ Guy DiMartino on Google+

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