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.
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 […]