October 2018 Newsletter

In This Issue…
• Top 10 Tips for Halloween Safety
• What Questions Should You Ask Your Attorney After a Car Crash?
• Recipe of the Month: Pumpkin Muffins
• What’s Happening in South Florida
Top 10 Tips for Halloween Safety
Halloween – it’s every kid’s dream holiday! After all, when else can you dress up
wherever your imagination takes you and get free candy?
But don’t let your child’s Halloween fun get spoiled by an injury. It’s a fact that children
are more than twice as likely to be struck and killed by a car on Halloween than on any
other day of the year.
Halloween Safety Tips
Here are our Top 10 Halloween safety tips to help you enjoy this holiday:
1. Choose costumes carefully. Avoid any that are extra-long to reduce the chance of
tripping. And don’t let your kids talk you into high heels or large, flapping feet –
these are tripping hazards too. Wearing athletic shoes is best.
2. Only purchase costumes, hats, wigs and other accessories that are
3. Leave swords, wands and canes home.
4. Opt for non-toxic makeup instead of a mask that can block eyesight. Be sure to
test the makeup first on a patch of skin for an allergic reaction.
5. Increase your child’s visibility by adding reflective tape to costumes and treat bags.
6. Make sure that your trick-or-treater carries a fully-charged cellphone and a
7. Children should not go out on Halloween alone. Make sure that your child under
age 12 travels in a group.
8. Plan your teen or tween’s route in advance. Remind them to visit only those homes
displaying outside lights.
9. Insist that your older child put away electronic devices when crossing the road.
Remind them to cross only at crosswalks and traffic lights, and never between
parked cars.
10. Communicate your behavior expectations, especially on a curfew.
One last reminder – instruct your child to leave treats in the bag until you can check
them over at home.
Enjoy Halloween safely with your little zombie, Incredible or dinosaur!
What Questions Should You Ask
Your Attorney After a Car Crash?
If you or a family member has been injured in a car or other vehicle accident, it’s a good
idea to consult with an attorney experienced in Florida accidents.
Once you have chosen your attorney, prepare for your initial consultation by creating a
list of relevant questions. Here are a few suggestions:
What kind of compensation will I get? This is usually the first question asked by
accident victims. What judgment or settlement can I reasonably expect? Will I
receive compensation for medical expenses, property damage repairs,
rehabilitation and lost wages? Will my compensation include future medical costs
such as for surgery or a chiropractor? What can I reasonably expect to get?
What must I do for my case? What documents do you need to provide proof of the
severity of my injuries and for pain and suffering ? Going forward, what types of
records should I keep?
Will you personally manage my case or another attorney in your firm? Will you
handle paperwork, negotiations and appear at court? Who will be my daily
contact? Will I receive progress reports? How can I best reach you?
How long do I have to file a claim or lawsuit?
If I qualify, will you help me file for Social Security Disability benefits while I am
waiting for my case to settle or go to court?
How long will it take to complete my case?
What are your fees? Is it an hourly rate or a contingency fee? If we don’t win the
case or get a settlement, what will I owe you? Do I have to pay any expenses?
After your meeting, you should feel confident enough to move forward with your case.
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 in South Florida can help you
determine whether you need a lawyer for any incident or any personal injury case.
Recipe of the Month
Pumpkin Muffins
These muffins make a tasty, nutritious breakfast or anytime treat. When you whip up a
batch, the house will smell of pumpkin spice!
Cooking spray
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole-grain pastry flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons unsulfered molasses
1/4 cup canola oil
2 large eggs
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup lowfat buttermilk
1/4 cup raw, unsalted pumpkin seeds
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the all-purpose and whole-wheat flours, baking soda,
salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg.
In a large bowl, whisk the sugar, molasses, oil and 1 egg until combined. Add the other
egg and whisk well. Whisk in the pumpkin and vanilla. Whisk in the flour mixture in 2
batches, alternating with the buttermilk. Whisk just until combined.
Pour the batter into the prepared muffin pan and sprinkle with the pumpkin seeds. Tap
the pan on the counter a few times to remove any air bubbles. Bake for 20 minutes or
until a wooden pick inserted in center of 1 of the muffins comes out clean.
Run a knife around the muffins to loosen them. Let cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes.
Recipe courtesy of Ellie Krieger
What’s Happening in South Florida
Nov 3
Day of the Dead 5K Run
& Taco, Tequila & Beer Fest
Gulfstream Park
Hallandale, FL
Nov 3
City of West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach, FL
Nov 10
Sanborn Square
Boca Raton, FL
Nov 10
Walgreens John Offerdahl’s Gridiron
Grill-Off Food, Wine & Music Festival
Pompano Beach Amphitheatre and Grounds
Pompano, FL
Nov 10
Pirates Cove
Stuart, FL
Nov 17 – 18
Veterans Memorial Park
Fort Pierce, FL
Nov 17
Taste of Lauderdale Lake
Food, Music, Arts & Culture Festival
Lauderdale Lakes Waterfront
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Nov 24
Peacock Park
Miami, 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.