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What is MMI?

As your legal problem solvers in Melbourne, Florida, we specialize in several practice areas including injuries. If you are the victim of an auto accident, boating accident, or a slip and fall injury, we are the right law firm to handle your legal needs. You may hear the term MMI throughout your lawsuit, so we thought we’d share how it may pertain to you and your case.

At Morgan & Barbary we are proud to be your personal injury attorney resource. If you are suffering due to an accident, we will pursue complete compensation from every channel available. In order to make sure you receive the proper amount in damages, you will need to get achieve maximum medical improvement or MMI. If we make a claim and settle on an amount before knowing the full extent of your injuries and losses, you may miss out on damages that you are owed.

If you are injured due to the negligence of another party, contact Morgan & Barbary for a consultation about your personal injury case. We look forward to representing you and seeking the damages that you deserve.


Understanding Negligence Damages

As your Melbourne, Florida attorneys at Morgan & Barbary we take pride in keeping our clients informed. Should you find yourself injured as the result of someone else’s negligence you are entitled to bring a claim against the party or file a lawsuit in order to recover losses incurred due to the accident.

As an injured party, you may experience losses in several different forms. Your losses may present in the form of past and future medical expenses, past and future lost wages, lost earning ability, or pain and suffering that has resulted from the initial accident and may result in issues for the rest of your life. Before we bring a claim against the negligent party, it is important to fully understand the extent of your injuries, and the impact they will have on your quality of life and your earning capability down the road.

As your legal problem solvers in Brevard County, we look forward to helping you recover damages. Contact Morgan & Barbary for a free case evaluation today concerning your personal injury case.


Parenting Plans at Morgan & Barbary

If you’re facing a family law situation like separation, divorce, or child custody, your team of Melbourne FL attorneys at Morgan & Barbary can help. What was once known as a custody agreement is now called a “parenting plan,” and Florida courts require the adoption of a Parenting Plan for all divorce and paternity cases involving children.

A Parenting Plan governs the relationship between all parties relating to decisions that must be made regarding children’s issues, including time-sharing schedules for parents; child support; cost sharing of items such as insurance, child care, and extracurricular activities; religious decisions; and all the other issues that parents must deal with when raising a child. The plan is designed to give the separating parents a blueprint of how they will interact with their child, and define who is responsible for what, and when.

At Morgan & Barbary, we advocate for you to resolve all issues in the Parenting Plan in your favor. We work amenably when possible and also litigate when necessary. If you’re facing the task of preparing a Parenting Plan, contact us today for your free consultation.


Dog bite? Call Morgan & Barbary

At Morgan & Barbary, we’re your Melbourne FL attorneys dedicated to providing you with legal representation no matter what kind of legal problem you face. One area of our practice where we’ve found increasing interest is representing dog owners against lawsuits related to dog bites or accident claims.

Liability for dog-related injuries is governed by Florida Statute § 767.04, which provides that the owner of a dog is liable for the injuries caused by that dog to any person or persons in a public place or to persons lawfully within a private place (like your home, yard or car). This means that you’re not liable if someone comes onto your property without permission and the dog bites. You’re responsible when your dog runs into the street and causes an accident, when your dog causes damage to someone’s property, and when your dog causes or exacerbates an injury.

As your Melbourne attorneys, Morgan & Barbary is prepared to protect you with defenses claiming the injured person provoked your dog into aggressive action; your “bad dog” sign; or that the complainant was trespassing on your property when the bite occurred. If you’re embroiled in a dog bite situation, call the team at Morgan & Barbary today.



Help for Brevard’s visitors

At Morgan & Barbary, we often see clients who came to Brevard county to enjoy spring break or a quick beach getaway only to find themselves facing a legal problem. We’re happy to help protect the rights and records of our tourists by providing legal counsel to deal with the effects of an arrest.

In many cases, we have been able to handle all legal correspondence and communication without requiring visitors to return to Brevard county for a court appearance. Our goal is to help you remember the best parts of your time on the space coast and help put the negative parts behind you. We work to have charges dropped, dismissed, sealed, or expunged so that you’re able to move forward without a tarnished record.

If you were got in a legal problem while visiting Brevard county, contact your team of attorneys at Morgan & Barbary today. We’ll help solve your legal problem until you’re able to return to our beautiful coast for your next blissful beach vacation!