About Kotler Law - Workman's Comp
With veritable trial experience and an uncompromising focus on the client, Kotler Law applies a comprehensive approach to protecting injured workers and solving the challenges they face with their Workers Compensation experience. Kotler Law has deep roots in Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg, along with ties to New York and New Jersey metropolitan areas. Kotler Law is wholly committed to being the firm where remarkable clients want to safeguard their Workers’ Compensation rights, talented teams want to work, and our communities can expect support.
Injured workers across the nation face unrelenting attack in the Workers’ Compensation system from an increasingly sophisticated, motivated and aggressive defense bar. Adverse verdicts are skyrocketing and eight-figure awards are no longer the norm, but an exception in today’s litigation environment. In this turbulent and risky legal environment, Kotler Law, PLLC works to provide injured workers with sound, proven legal options they need and deserve.
Kotler Law is a Workers’ Compensation law firm handling cases in Florida state and federal court. The firm is dedicated to improving the Workers’ Compensation experience for injured workers while maximizing their rights. In recent years, the firm has expanded its practice areas to include federal criminal defense and debt collection harassment defense.
Kotler Law has taken many cases to verdict, firmly establishing its position as one of the state’s elite Claimant’s Workers’ Compensation firms at both the trial and appellate levels.
Know your FDCPA rights!
Whether you are receiving phone calls, letters, or have been sued, you have rights under the FDCPA. Even if you owe the debt and cannot pay it or dispute the amount claimed, debt collectors must comply with the law. Debt collectors are required to provide you with accurate information, produce proof of the debt upon request, and may never engage in intimidation or harassment.
Under the FDCPA, debt collectors cannot:
Call you if you have told them to stop.
Call you at all, once notified that you are represented by an attorney.
Call your family, friends, co-workers, or anyone else to discuss the debt.
Call you before 8:00 am or after 9:00 pm, unless you have granted permission beforehand.
Call you at any time or place which is inconvenient for you to receive such calls.
Harass you by calling repeatedly.
When calling family or friends, collectors may only call once, and only to request information on how to locate you.
Lie or falsely imply, in any communication, that the collector is a government agency, is serving you with papers, that you are subject to arrest, or that you have committed a crime.
Provide untruthful information about the debt or the amount owed.
Threaten to harm you.
Threaten to seize your paycheck, bank accounts, or property.
Use obscene language in communicating with you.
Publish your name on a “bad debt list” (except to a credit rating agency).
Fail to identify themselves as debt collectors in every communication.
Demand your social security number, credit or debit card number, or bank account number.
Fail to inform you that any information provided to them will be used to collect the debt.
Attempt to collect a debt that is so old that it is beyond the statute of limitations, unless the consumer is told.
Debt collectors must give you the following information upon request:
The amount of the debt.
The name of the creditor to whom you allegedly owe the debt.
A verification letter sent within five days of the first communication with the consumer.
The verification letter must explain that, unless the consumer disputes the validity of the debt (or any portion thereof) within 30 days after receipt of the notice, the debt will be assumed to be valid by the debt collector.
The letter must say that, if the consumer notifies the debt collector in writing within the 30-day period that the debt (or any portion thereof) is disputed, the debt collector will obtain verification of the debt or a copy of a judgment against the consumer. In turn, a copy of such verification or judgment will be mailed to the consumer by the debt collector.
The letter must say that, upon the consumer’s written request within the 30-day period, the debt collector will provide the consumer with the name and address of the original creditor, if different from the current creditor.
Contact Kotler Law for FREE legal help if you have been subjected to harassing, deceptive, repetitive, or abusive collection practices by a debt collector to put an end to debt collector harassment for good.