November 2018 Newsletter

In This Issue…
• Celebrate the Power of Reading
• Drowsy Driving: A Dangerous Practice
• After a Car Accident, Do You Have To Talk to the Other Insurance Company?
• Recipe of the Month: Roasted Sweet Potato Salad with Warm Chutney Dressing
• What’s Happening in South Florida
Celebrate the Power of Reading
We are proud to join in the “Read for the Record Day” celebration!
On October 25, 2018, our attorneys read aloud to children at the North Side Elementary
School to observe the 13th national “Read for the Record Day.” Started by Jumpstart, a
national early education organization, this annual celebration promotes the power of
reading and literacy.
This year we read Maybe Something Beautiful by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell
and illustrated by Rafael Lopez.
Jumpstart’s Read for the Record program brings together millions of people all across
the U.S. in classrooms, libraries, community centers and homes. Its purpose is to
highlight the importance of building early literacy and language skills for every child so
that all children have to the opportunity to enter kindergarten prepared to succeed.
You can learn more about “Read for the Record” here.
Drowsy Driving: A Dangerous Practice
Most of us have driven our car while we felt excessively drowsy or were falling asleep.
We fool ourselves into thinking that the drowsy feeling will go away – and keep driving on.
Yet according to the National Sleep Foundation, sleep deprivation has similar effects on
your body as drinking alcohol! If you are driving after having been awake for 24 hours,
it’s just the same as having a blood alcohol concentration of .10, where .08 is considered
There are more than 100,000 car accidents each year that are attributed to drowsy
driving. In recognition of Drowsy Driving Prevention Week from November 4-11, 2018,
here are some easy ways to fight driver fatigue:
Get enough sleep. Adults need between 7 and 9 hours every night.
Don’t go it alone. Bring along a passenger to share conversation.
Never drink alcohol and drive. Even one drink will induce drowsiness.
Take frequent breaks. Plan on stopping every 2 hours. Get out of the car and walk
around a bit, for at least 10 minutes. If it’s time for a meal, sit down and enjoy it.
Drink caffeine. Coffee and tea and even most sodas contain caffeine. Refresh your
caffeinated drink when you take a rest break.
Take a nap. Pull over and stop in a safe place for a little shut-eye. Be sure when
starting up again that you are completely awake.
Roll down the window and turn up the volume. Get a blast of fresh air while you
sing along to your favorite songs on the radio or your personal music device.
After a Car Accident, Do You Have To
Talk to the Other Insurance Company?
The immediate aftermath of an auto accident is a very stressful, complicated time. You
may be dealing with injuries, including those of your passengers, as well as property
damage. You have to get driver’s licenses, registration information and insurance
company information from other involved drivers.
You may or may not have been able to get witnesses to verify your story. So what will
happen next? You will probably be contacted by the other insurance company’s adjuster.
Your insurance company, as well as any others involved, must be notified of the accident
and given a copy of the police report. They will work to figure out what really happened
to cause the accident in order to determine which party was at fault. Part of their process
will likely be to have an insurance adjuster contact you.
Do You Have To Talk to the Other Insurance Company?
No, you are not required to talk to the other insurance company and it’s in your best
interest not to talk to that insurance adjuster or agent. They are not working on your
It’s their job to minimize the payment that their insurance company will make. First of all,
they will try to demonstrate that the vehicle accident was your fault and not their client’s.
These parties will also try to diminish the extent of your injuries as well as property
Generally, we recommend to our clients that they decline to speak with the adjuster –
politely. That should end the conversation but, if they push back, you can notify them
that you plan to consult with an attorney. Then give us a call! Our initial consultation is
free and we would be happy to discuss your accident and the potential for a personal
injury lawsuit.
One more word of advice – if you accept a settlement offer from an insurance company,
you will no longer have the right to file a lawsuit in the future. It’s best to reach out to an
experienced attorney for advice and information after you have been involved in a car
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, feiner & Greene Injury Lawyers, injury attorney in South Florida,
can help you determine whether you need a lawyer for any incident or any personal
injury case.
Recipe of the Month
Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
with Warm Chutney Dressing
A blend of traditional and fanciful holiday flavors, this side dish is really delicious and will
surprise and delight your Thanksgiving guests!
4 medium-sized sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
5 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon salt, plus more as needed
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more as needed
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 cup raw green pumpkin seeds (also known as pepitas)
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup chopped scallions (green and white)
1 cup julienned roasted red pepper
6 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup mango chutney
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons honey
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup olive oil
Make the Salad: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
In a roasting pan, combine the potatoes, 3 tablespoons of the olive oil, rosemary, salt,
pepper, cumin and ginger. Stir to combine and bake until the potatoes are fork-tender
and golden brown, about 25 to 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
Add the pumpkin seeds and cook, stirring, until toasted. Transfer the seeds to a plate
and season with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, combine the cranberries, scallions,
and red pepper and set aside.
Make the Dressing: Prepare the dressing by combining all the ingredients (except for the
olive oil) in a small saucepan and heat. Remove from heat and whisk in the olive oil.
Assemble salad by gently tossing the roasted potatoes with the red pepper mixture. Add
enough of the dressing to coat and garnish with toasted pumpkin seeds. Serve with extra
dressing on the side.
Recipe courtesy of Devon Delaney
What’s Happening in South Florida
South Florida is such an exciting place to live! There is always something to do. Check
out the top things to do this month in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.
Nov 24
Downtown at the Gardens
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Nov 30
City Hall of Palm Beach Gardens
Dec 1
Armory Art Center
West Palm Beach, FL
Dec 1
Benefitting Toys for Tots and Little Smiles
Navigates up the Intracoastal Waterway from North Palm Beach to the Jupiter Inlet
Dec 2
Festival Marketplace
Pompano Beach, FL
Dec 9
Parade route runs from Jupiter to Tequesta along Old Dixie Highway and Alternate A1A
Dec 13 – 16
American Airlines Arena
Miami, FL
Dec 14
BB&T Center
Sunrise, FL
Dec 15
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Dec 16
BB&T Center
Sunrise, FL
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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.