All property owners and lessors (those who lease their property to another) have the duty to keep their property (premises) in a reasonably safe condition and to warn people who come on their property of potential hazards. If they fail to do so, and you have been injured as a result, you can make a […]
Post concussion syndrome, also known as PCS, is a diagnosis that most people are not familiar with. PCS symptoms will typically occur after a traumatic accident. For example, a motor vehicle accident can cause PCS. Factors that could lead to PCS after an automobile accident include the vehicle’s occupant’s body positioning in the vehicle, the […]
Getting into a car accident comes with a long list of issues: medical bills, repair costs, lost wages, future medical bills, the loss of earning capacity and PTSD to name a few. Then to add insult to injury, if the car wasn’t totaled, whenever you decide to trade it in or sell it down the […]
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.
Living in Florida, it’s common knowledge that a large number of people in our state are uninsured. Driving in the Sunshine State, it’s also common to witness poor road etiquette. Drivers cut you off or turn without using a signal, tailgate at high speeds, run red lights… The list is long. And when the driver […]
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 […]
What is Bad Faith? 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. Florida Statute 624.155 Under Florida State Statute 624.155, “bad […]
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 […]
Car accidents are stressful, no matter the circumstances. From medical bills, car repairs, car rental, lost wages, and litigation, it’s the gift that keeps on giving. And if either driver doesn’t have auto insurance, the stress becomes more intense. Florida Statute 324.021 establishes that every motor vehicle registered in the state must have proof of […]
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 […]
Often in injury cases, your primary care doctor will refuse to see you. Here’s why.