We currently have two job openings at our law firm:
1. Receptionist. Candidate must have experience answering a multi-line phone in a busy environment. Prefer experience in a law firm or a busy medical office. Must have a pleasant and friendly personality and be able to function calmly while multi-tasking. We offer competitive salary, health insurance, 401K, and other benefits. Please submit your resume and salary requirements by fax 727-853-2282 or email Therese@lucasmagazine.com
2. Legal assistant with pre-suit plaintiff & personal injury experience. Must have a pleasant and friendly personality and be able to function calmly while multi-tasking. We offer competitive salary, health insurance, 401K, and other benefits. Please submit your resume and salary requirements by fax 727-853-2282 or email Therese@lucasmagazine.com
Will my insurance company raise my rates if I make a PIP claim, even if the accident was not my fault?
A: Insurance companies CAN raise your rates at anytime for any reason but most of the time insurance companies will not raise your rates or cancel your insurance if you make a PIP claim.
If you live in the Trinity area you most likely already know about this accident involving a school bus and car.
We hope everyone is ok – and PLEASE drive safely. Be extra vigilant during school transportation hours and SLOW DOWN when you see school buses on the road.
Read the Story Below:
TRINITY (FOX 13) – A normally busy Pasco County intersection was closed for a few hours Monday afternoon after an accident involving a school bus.
A car collided with the bus at the intersection of Trinity Blvd. and Little Road. The view from SkyFOX showed the damaged car perpendicular to the front of the bus.
The 53 students aboard the bus were from Seven Springs Middle School. No serious injuries were reported but four students were taken by their parents to be checked out by medical staff.
The other students were taken by another bus.
The cause of the crash was not immediately available.
The bus had been towed and traffic was again flowing by 5 p.m.
Link to Original Story
Frequently Asked Question: What is Full Coverage?
Answer: There really is no such thing. Legal Coverage means that you have PIP (Personal Injury Protection) coverage and coverage to pay for your financed vehicle should it be destroyed in an accident. When insurance agents use the term full coverage that is what they mean.
That is not good coverage! Good, complete coverage means you have plenty of Liability Insurance to financially protect you if you are at fault and Uninsured/Underinsured motorist coverage which protects you or your occupants should you be in an accident with a person that does not have insurance or not enough coverage. This is very common in West Central Florida.
The Law Offices of Lucas|Magazine is extremely proud to be awarded with a 2015 Litigator Award. This is the second year in a row we have received this honor.
The 2015 Litigator Awards™ represent the highest honors in Trial Law, and justly stand as the nation’s most coveted symbol of “Litigation Achievement”.
Presented in up to 72 “Practice Specialty” categories, the Awards are based on actual “Verdict & Settlement” dollar achievement rather than peer popularity, making them perhaps the most rigorous and openly judged Award Ratings anywhere.
Those awarded join an exclusive fraternity of Super-Star Lawyers who have won Million, Multi-Million and/or Billion Dollar cases – a feat achieved by fewer than 1% of all lawyers. Of the nearly 1.1 Million lawyers considered, only a select few (about 12 Law Firms) per State or DMA, will achieve the distinction of being awarded each year in any given Practice Specialty.
The Law Offices of Lucas|Magazine welcomed Students from Anclote High School on December 10, 2015 (Mathematics | AVID Students).
Attorney Martin Macyszyn demonstrated our Maestro technology that we use during Trial.
Martin answered their questions about being an Attorney. The Students received a tour of the offices and met with other employees to discuss working in a professional environment, college, interview tips and how social media and their choices can impact their future in addition to the various career paths associated with a law practice.
We enjoyed answering their questions and having them at our Firm. We are looking forward to next year!
Time Is Limited to Address The Problem with the Contractor!
During the construction explosion before the recession hit, skilled labor was in short supply. As a result many houses were built utilizing improperly experienced or trained labor under the supervision of a licensed contractor.
Now many homes are experiencing construction defects – primarily stucco defects. Water intrusion and many other improperly installed stucco problems can cause long term damage that goes unnoticed until it is too late.
Stucco is an outer layer of cement that when applied correctly, is part of a system used to provide a protective seal against moisture. However stucco must be applied correctly both in amount and procedure to work properly as a water barrier.
Many Tampa area homeowners and even entire neighborhoods are experiencing stucco problems as a result of improper installation.
The following is a link to a news Story that further explains this problem:
Written By: John McMenamin -Of Counsel
With the holiday season upon us the Law Firm of Lucas|Magazine is looking forward to our 13th annual Target shopping spree for children of the Joshua House.
Every year the staff of Lucas|Magazine and volunteers meet with the children of the Joshua House at Super Target in Clearwater to provide a Christmas shopping spree for the children. Each child is given a $400 gift card to buy gifts for themselves, their families and a secret santa gift.
This experience is not only special for the children but also for the staff!
Every year Lucas|Magazine has a special guest appear for the children – those guests have ranged from NFL superstars to WWE Superstars…. This year we are pleased to announce that Derek Shelton (hitting coach from the Tampa Bay Rays) will be signing autographs and taking pictures with the children)