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Proposal for Settlement Florida

Proposal for Settlement Florida

An offer of settlement allows either party to an injury lawsuit to offer a settlement to the other party before trial.  It was created to encourage the early resolution of disputes.

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Examination Under Oath Florida

What Is an Examination Under Oath?

Most insurance policies include provisions allowing your insurance carrier to take your sworn testimony. This is called an examination under oath, also known as EUO. What Happens During an Examination Under Oath? The EUO typically lasts several hours. The insurance company will have their lawyer or adjusters conduct the EUO. The lawyer will ask you […]

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Bad Faith Florida

What is Bad Faith in Florida?

Bad faith is an intentional dishonest or unfair act which occurs by not fulfilling legal or contractual obligations, misleading another, entering into an agreement without the intention or means to fulfill it, or violating basic standards of honesty in dealing with others. Under Florida State Statute 624.155, “bad faith is when the insurer does not […]

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Compulsory Medical Examination

What is a Compulsory Medical Examination (CME)?

One of the most powerful tools the insurance industry uses to defeat your claim is the Compulsory Medical Examination (formerly, but more commonly, known as the Independent Medical Exam (IME)). In the pre-litigation phase, your own insurance company will be the one to send you to this doctor, who will almost always deem you healthy […]

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Flooding – Will My Car Be Covered Under Auto Insurance

In the wake of hurricane season, and recent events surrounding Hurricane Harvey, flooding is a serious issue to consider. The news and social media outlets are covered with photographs of cars submerged under water. Damages may (or may not) be covered under your automobile insurance policy due to flooding. It is imperative to purchase automobile […]

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Use of Expert Witnesses

Florida law says that if scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge will assist the trier of fact in understanding the evidence or in determining a fact in issue, a witness qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, training, or education may testify about it in the form of an opinion.

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