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.
If you were not wearing your seat belt and you get into an accident that was not your fault, we can still help you.
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.
Wills v. Jones Fla. 1st DCA, Case No. 1D15-2911 2016 Fla. App. LEXIS 6636, 41 Fla. L. Weekly D—,—So. 3d —April 27, 2016 Summary. Based on the facts of the case before it, the First District Court of Appeal held that a trial court erred in granting an injunction for prevention of domestic violence against […]
What exactly are punitive damages? These are damages awarded to a plaintiff, which are intended to punish a defendant for exceptionally egregious or neglectful behavior. In this video Katy Neal with Carey Leisure & Neal breaks down the meaning and implementation of punitive damages. Drunk driving and accidents caused by texting while driving are different […]
If you were in an auto accident and your car was totaled, (also known as a “total loss”), then your car cannot be repaired or the cost to repair is more than what it’s worth. Who pays for my car’s property damage? If the auto accident was not your fault and the fault of another, […]
The internet allows people to find exactly what they are looking for at times most convenient for them. Scrolling through electronic pages of information appeals to most of society, which helps companies refine what information people find most relevant. The law is extraordinarily dynamic in the sense that it changes often, forcing attorneys to keep […]