January 2019 Newsletter

In This Issue…
• Need Help with Your Property Damage Claim?
• How to Handle Social Media after an Auto Accident
• Looking for Fun Activities on the Weekend? Check Out Our New South
Florida Weekend Eblasts!
• Recipe of the Month: Tuscan Vegetable Soup
• What’s Happening Around South Florida #SouthFlWeekend
Need Help with Your Property Damage Claim?
Disaster hits when you least expect it – Steinger, Greene & Feiner is here for you 24
hours a day / 7 days a week.
Call now for help with Property Damage claims caused by:
Lightning Strike
Fallen Objects
Vehicle Crash into Property
Broken Pipe
Mold or Fungi
Sewage Backup
Crime Scene
Call us today for your free consultation.
The lawyers at Steinger, Greene & Feiner hold insurance companies accountable.
If your claim has been underpaid or denied call us at (800) 561-4214 or contact us online
for a free consultation.
Call now – Don’t wait. The money you need to get your life back in order could be denied.
How to Handle Social Media
after an Auto Accident
Being involved in an auto accident is always stressful, even if it is a minor fender bender.
As with most important events in our modern lives, our first instinct is to turn to our family
and friends via social media. However, this may be very detrimental to your claim with
the insurance company as well as to any chance of being compensated for your injuries.
Stay Away from Social Media
Yes, you need emotional support and the opportunity to vent about your injury and/or
property damage. But by posting anything about the accident on social media like
Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, you are making public statements that can be all too
easily accessed by another driver’s attorney, insurance company and insurance
What is our advice on what to say on social media following any type of accident? Say
nothing! Don’t post any information about your accident. Update your settings to private
and prevent anyone from posting on your site. Don’t add new friends or contacts unless
you know them personally.
How Social Media Can Damage Your Accident Claim
Never expect that any of your social media posts are private. Here’s how social media
can wreak havoc with your accident case:
An innocent comment can be interpreted as fault. A statement like “I didn’t see the
other car coming” may be interpreted as admitting fault.
Photos and descriptions about your activities after the accident – for example,
working out at the gym – can be used to demonstrate that your injuries are not as
serious as you claim.
Posting too much after the accident, as you appear to be going about your ordinary
life, may cause an insurance to argue that you are not seriously affected by the
accident. They may argue that you should not be compensated for emotional
You may jeopardize the confidentiality of your information by sharing about your
case on social media. In this event, any confidentiality protections such as those
between you and your attorney may no longer apply. Always keep sensitive
medical and financial information to yourself.
Don’t insult the insurance company, opposing attorney or judge in any accident
case. This may demonstrate that you are not negotiating in good faith.
Keep in mind that your social media postings may become public, even if your settings
are private, and available to anyone who may use this information to deny your claim.
Looking for Fun Activities on the Weekend?
Check Out Our New South Florida
Weekend Eblasts!
Wondering what to do this weekend? We have the answer for you in our new South
Florida Weekend Eblasts!
Delivered right to your inbox each week, our “5 Fun Things to Do Each Weekend”
Eblasts highlight 5 exciting local events for the upcoming weekend. In a quick video
format, you’ll find the area’s top activities, from music and art events to great food and
brew happenings, from fitness challenges to amazing kid-friendly fun.
Our South Florida Weekend Eblasts also provide links to each event so you can easily
access more information as you make your plans.
This is the place to stay on top of South Florida fun! Be sure to sign up here.
If you or any family member has been injured in an auto accident or motorcycle accident
or any other type of personal injury , it’s important to get an attorney experienced in these
types of cases involved immediately. Call (800) 561-4214 for your initial free
consultation. Steinger, Greene & Feiner Injury Lawyers in South Florida can help you
determine whether you need a lawyer for any incident or any personal injury case.
Recipe of the Month
Tuscan Vegetable Soup
Need help sticking to your New Year’s Resolution? Make a big batch of this comforting
yet healthy, veggie-packed soup and eat well all week long. It only takes 35 minutes to
cook up, and at just 145 calories and 4 grams of fat per serving, you can eat guilt-free!
1 (15-ounce) can low-sodium cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ large onion, diced (about 1 cup)
2 carrots, diced (about ½ cup)
2 stalks celery, diced (about ½ cup)
1 small zucchini, diced (about 1 ½ cups)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves (or 1 teaspoon dried)
2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage leaves (or ½ teaspoon dried)
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
32 ounces low-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
1 (14.5-ounce) can no salt added diced tomatoes
2 cups chopped baby spinach leaves
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan, optional
1. In a small bowl, mash half of the beans with a masher or the back of a spoon, and
set aside.
2. Heat the oil in a large soup pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion, carrots,
celery, zucchini, garlic, thyme, sage, salt and pepper, and cook stirring
occasionally until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes.
3. Add the broth and tomatoes with the juice and bring to a boil. Add the mashed and
whole beans and the spinach leaves and cook until the spinach is wilted, about 3
minutes more.
4. Serve topped with Parmesan, if desired.
Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger
What’s Happening Around
South Florida #SouthFlWeekend
Every weekend, we bring you the most exciting things to do with the South Florida
Weekend Rundown – delivered straight to your inbox. Watch the video each week!
South Florida Fair
17 days of national concert acts, rides, exhibits, amazing livestock shows, tons of kids
activities and, of course, lots of corn dogs, cotton candy, funnel cake and other tasty fair
When: Jan. 18-Feb. 3
Where: South Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach
Web: southfloridafair.com
When: Feb. 16-18
Where: Abacoa in Jupiter
Web: artigras.org
SoLa Rum, Food & Wine Festival
Tapas style food, rum, wine and live music.
When: Feb. 17
Where: Lauderhill Performing Arts Center in Lauderhill.
Web: solarumfoodwinefest.com
Gay8 Festival
It’s one of the largest Hispanic LGBTQ festivals in the country. The street party is the
main event.
When: Feb. 17
Where: Calle Ocho and the surrounding area, Miami
Web: gay8festival.com
Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine and Food Festival
This star-studded affair showcases the talents of famous chefs, culinary personalities
and wine and spirit producers. Events include brunches and lunches, grand tastings and
demos, seminars, intimate dinners, walk-around tastings and late-night parties.
When: Feb. 20-24
Where: Various locations in both counties
Web: SoBeWFF.org
Downtown Stuart Art Festival
When: Feb. 23-24
Web: ArtFestival.com
It’s the chalk of the town, so to speak. See how the pavement becomes canvas and the
street becomes a museum for fine works of traditional, contemporary and 3D art. Lasting
only until the next rain drops.
When: Feb. 23-24
Where: Downtown Lake Worth
Web: streetpaintingfestivalinc.org
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About The Author

Michael Steinger

Michael Steinger

The Florida BarFlorida Bar Young Lawyers DivisionMillion Dollar Advocates ForumMillion Dollar Advocates ForumBest Workers Compensation Attorneys in MiamiBest Car Accident Lawyers in MiamiLawyers of distinction

MICHAEL S. STEINGER, founding partner of Steinger, Greene & Feiner, believes in representing real people, not big businesses. Since the firm’s creation in 1997, Steinger, Greene & Feiner has never represented an insurance company or large corporation, and he vows to keep this promise. Over the course of his career, Michael has handled thousands of Florida accident cases, recovering millions of dollars for his clients and earning him membership into the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Staying up-to-date on the ever-evolving laws protecting injury victims and their families, Michael is an active member of the American Bar Association, the Palm Beach, and St. Lucie Bar Associations, and sits on the Auto Insurance Committee of the Florida Justice Association.