June 2018 Newsletter

In This Issue…
• We Have Relocated!
• Personal Injury Terms 101: Important Legal Words to Know
• Safety Tips to Help Reduce the Risk of a Swimming Pool Accident
• Recipe of the Month: Rigatoni with Swiss Chard and Turkey Sausage
• What’s Happening in South Florida
We Have Relocated!
We are proud to announce that our new Fort Lauderdale office is now open. With double
the space, a state-of-the-art facility and convenient parking, we are excited to offer our
clients superior service.
We didn’t go far, just across town.
2727 NW 62 Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Directly on Cypress Creek Road, between I-95 and The Turnpike
We look forward to seeing and serving you at our greatly improved office surroundings.
Personal Injury Terms 101:
Important Legal Words to Know
Here at our personal injury law firm , we are often asked what some of our words or
phrases mean. The world of personal injury law is filled with technical terms that we use
every day. Here are a few that you should know if you or a family member has been
injured in an accident or any other type of personal injury .
If you are considering taking legal action against the entity or person that caused you
harm, get familiar with these important terms and their meanings:
Plaintiff – The person or party that files a personal injury claim, or a lawsuit, most
often the person who has been injured.
Defendant – The person or parties named in the lawsuit that are alleged to have
caused the injury.
Complaint – When you intend to pursue compensation after suffering a personal
injury, you (the plaintiff) will file a complaint against the wrongful party (the
Statute of Limitations – The maximum time allowed that you have to file a claim
or lawsuit. If not filed in time, the case will not be heard in court. In Florida a
personal injury lawsuit must be filed within 4 years of the accident.
Negligence – It’s necessary to prove that someone acted or behaved in a way that
a reasonable person would not. The plaintiff must show that the defendant had a
duty and that the duty was disregarded, thereby causing injury or damage to the
Damages – Economic and non-economic compensation .
Answer – The defendant in a lawsuit must answer the suit within a specified
deadline, as well as notifying the court of their position in terms of the allegation of
Tort – A wrongful act that is not considered a crime is a tort. This includes
negligence, trespass, wrongful death and libel as well as civil assault and battery.
Burden of Proof – In a personal injury claim, the plaintiff must prove negligence on
the part of the defendant.
Contributory Negligence – A plaintiff who is found to be partially at-fault in an
accident still may be held negligent. The amount of damages may be reduced to
account for their contribution to the accident.
Safety Tips to Help Reduce the Risk
of a Swimming Pool Accident
Summer is here and school is out! Here in Florida, kids of all ages will be cooling off with
a jump and a splash in a swimming pool. Whether your children enjoy your backyard
pool or visit a nearby public pool, be sure to put safety first for your youngsters.
Swimming can be refreshing summer fun, but unfortunately drowning is the leading
cause of unintentional death in children ages 1 to 4 (U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission CPSC). On top of that scary statistic, near-drowning – where someone is
submerged for an extended period – causes more than 3,000 emergency room visits
every year.
Our Top Safety Tips for Swimming Pool Safety
Children should never swim alone! Even a baby pool with a few inches of water
can be dangerous. Put your smartphone away and keep your eyes on your child.
Learn CPR.
Teach children to swim when they are young. Part of the lesson should be to teach
them what to do if they fall into the water.
Have lifesaving equipment accessible and close at hand.
Follow all state and local ordinances on pool alarms, barriers and gate access.
Take all flotation devices and portable ladders away when not in use.
Pool and spa drains must comply with anti-entrapment laws. It’s all too easy for a
swimmer to be trapped in the suction force from a spa or pool drain.
You can read all about Florida residential swimming pool safety requirements here.
If you or any family member has been injured in a swimming accident, 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, feiner & Greene Injury Lawyers can help you
determine whether you need a lawyer for any incident or any personal injury case.
Recipe of the Month
Rigatoni with Swiss Chard and Turkey Sausage
Now in season at your local farm, swiss chard has stems that look a little like celery and
can be green, red or rainbow-colored – a mixture of red, orange, pink and yellow.
Cutting off the colorful stems and using just the leafy greens gives this savory pasta a
healthy dose of magnesium and vitamins A and C.
Kosher salt
12 ounces rigatoni
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
12 ounces spicy turkey sausage, casings removed, crumbled
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1 bunch Swiss chard, stems removed, leaves chopped
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups milk (not skim)
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (about 1 ounce)
Grated zest of 2 lemons
Freshly ground pepper
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook as the label directs.
Reserve 1/2 cup cooking water, then drain the pasta.
Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven or wide skillet over medium-high
heat. Add the sausage and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate
using a slotted spoon; set aside.
Wipe the Dutch oven clean; add the butter and melt over medium heat. Add the garlic
and cook, stirring, until slightly softened, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the chard and cook, stirring
occasionally, until wilted, 3 to 4 minutes. Sprinkle in the flour and cook, stirring, until
combined, 1 to 2 minutes.
Add the milk to the chard mixture and bring to a boil; cook 1 minute. Stir in the sausage,
parmesan, lemon zest and a few grinds of pepper. Reduce the heat to medium low and
simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 6 minutes. Add the pasta to
the pot and toss, adding enough of the reserved pasta water to loosen the sauce and
coat the rigatoni.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
What’s Happening in South Florida
June 9
Graffiti Gardens
Miami, FL
June 25
Lauderhill Sports Park
Fort Lauderdale, FL
June 30
Port Saint Lucie, FL
July 4
Independence Day Celebrations Across South Florida
Tuesday, July 4th
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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.