Premises Liability Basics

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Rami Shmuely, an attorney with Chavin Mitchell Shmuely PA in Miami, FL, has practiced law for more than a decade. In particular, Rami Shmuely is experienced in handling premises liability and injury claims.

Premises liability means the owner or non-owner resident of a property can be responsible when a visitor is injured on the property. While the owner is considered to have offered an implied promise regarding the safety of the property, the visitor is expected to use the property in a reasonable manner.

In many premises liability cases, liability is split to some extent between the property holder and the injured party. If the accident was a foreseeable consequence of the status of the property and the property holder made little effort to prevent or give warning of the circumstances, such as leaving a damaged step in position without repair or warning signs, the property owner is more likely to be legally considered at fault. If the visitor was using the property in a reckless manner, such as grinding down a handrail with a skateboard, then the visitor is more likely to be considered at fault. The division of fault between the two parties affects monetary damage awards.

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St. Thomas University School of Law Juris Doctor Requirements

 

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An attorney based in Miami, FL, Rami Shmuely earned his degree in law from the St. Thomas University School of Law. While studying for his juris doctor, Rami Shmuely was involved with many campus law organizations and was a Stephen R. Booher American Inns of Court member.

To earn a juris doctor at St. Thomas, a student must complete 90 credits of coursework, including many required courses. The first year of the program includes foundational courses on topics such as torts, legal research, constitutional law, and property law. The second year has only two required courses, appellate advocacy and advanced legal skills. There are also several required courses that can be taken at any time.

Students should also complete at least 50 hours of pro bono work in order to graduate. Up to 25 hours of this requirement can be completed in a community-based setting with no specific relationship to the field of law. The remainder, however, must be pro bono legal work under the supervision of legal professionals at a government agency, law firm, or legal service organization.

Automobile Accidents with Uninsured Motorists in Florida

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Rami Shmuely

Rami Shmuely serves as an attorney and partner in the firm of Chavin Mitchell Shmuely in North Miami, FL, where he handles a variety of personal injury cases. Rami Shmuely has extensive experience in insurance matters, including underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage.

According to a 2015 report by the Insurance Research Council, the state of Florida has the highest uninsured motorist rate in the nation, at 26.7 percent. This can pose a serious challenge to individuals injured in accidents as it can be very difficult to collect personally from an at-fault individual.

Although Florida Law has procedures in place to assist individuals injured by uninsured drivers, the process can be difficult and futile. Therefore, the best way to protect yourself as a Florida Driver is to purchase Uninsured / Under-insured Motorist coverage from your own auto insurance company. Your insurance agent can provide you various options for this type of coverage.

Super Lawyers Recognizes the Top Attorneys in Each State

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Rami Shmuely represents clients in person injury matters as an attorney at Chavin Mitchell Shmuely, PA, a law firm in North Miami, FL. An accomplished member of his field, Rami Shmuely has been named a Rising Star in eight consecutive years by the attorney-rating service Super Lawyers.

Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the country’s most outstanding attorneys from over 70 practice areas. Based in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, these attorneys stand out as having attained high levels of professional achievement and peer recognition.

Super Lawyers’ selection process begins with creating a pool of candidates by accepting nominations from attorneys and the general public. The rating service, which also compiles its own list of nominees, then subjects each candidate to a detailed evaluation, first by the Super Lawyers research staff and then by leading attorneys in each of the practice areas.

Super Lawyers subsequently categorizes attorneys based on the size of their firms. Those candidates who have received the highest number of rating points in each category undergo additional checks before Super Lawyers publishes the final list.

Ultimately, no more than 5 percent of attorneys in each state earn the Super Lawyers distinction. Meanwhile, the Rising Stars list, which consists of attorneys who have either practiced for a decade or less or who are not older than the age of 40, represents a maximum of only 2.5 percent of lawyers in any given state.