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Should I go to the doctor after my Florida car accident?

If you have any pain or have been injured at all in a Florida auto accident case, you absolutely should go to a doctor at least to get an initial evaluation. It is especially important, Florida, to initiate treatment within the first 14 days of the accident and that is because Florida law will not […]

Should I accept a check from the at-fault driver or their insurance company after my Florida auto accident case?

Anytime you’re offered a check by the at-fault driver or their insurance company, you should certainly consult with an attorney before accepting that check because it is often hard for a layperson to know what their case is worth. And so many, if not all personal injury lawyers, will be able to advise you at […]

If I miss work as a result of a Florida car accident, can my lost wages be recovered?

You can absolutely recover your lost wages if you’re injured in a car accident in Florida, and that happens in one of two ways. You can recover 60% of your lost wages through your own PIP benefits, provided you have a note from a doctor saying you cannot work due to the injuries from your […]

If I get injured in a Florida auto accident, but do not have insurance, can I still sue and recover for my injuries?

You can recover for your injuries if you’re injured in a car accident, even though you don’t have insurance. Your sole remedy will be to make a claim for the at-fault driver. Whoever caused the collision, you’ll be allowed to make a recovery for any economic or non-economic damage you may have.

I can no longer have relations with my wife as a result of my car accident injury. Can she sue for loss of consortium?

Your wife can absolutely sue for what’s called loss of consortium. That’s allowed under Florida law. The spouse of an injured party in Florida is always allowed to make a claim for the way her spouse’s injuries have affected their marital relationship, whether it’s doing more things around the house, or their intimate relationship. Any […]

How quickly should I contact an attorney in a Florida auto accident case?

You should contact an attorney right away after your automobile accident case. It’s important for a lot of reasons. It helps for an attorney to be involved early on, to determine what coverages are available through insurance companies, to gather evidence, to obtain witness testimony, and to help you all along the way, and to […]

How long will it take to get money in my Florida auto accident case?

How long it takes for a client to get money for their injury case? Largely it depends on how much treatment that the client needs and how long the treatment will take. Generally speaking, clients start off with conservative treatment and then at some point they’re placed at maximum medical improvement. At that point, we […]

Do I need to contact my insurance company about my Florida car accident?

If you’re injured in a car accident you absolutely need to contact your insurance company very soon after the collision. The reason for that is that your insurance policy requires you to do so if you’re intending on claiming benefits through your policy. With Florida being a no fault state, you’re entitled to what’s call […]

Do I have to give a recorded statement to the insurance company in a Florida auto accident case?

Whether you have to give a recorded statement to an insurance company depends on which insurance company it is. In terms of the at-fault insurance company, you are never required, and in fact, I would advise you not to give a recorded statement to the at-fault insurance company. Your own insurance company, the Florida no-fault […]

Can I sue the driver of the car I was riding in if I was injured in a Florida car accident?

You can sue the driver of a car you’re riding in if that driver is at fault for causing a collision and you sustain injuries. You can pursue that driver through what’s called his bodily injury liability coverage on his automobile policy as long as he is negligent for the collision.

Can I receive money even if the Florida car accident was my fault?

If you’re in a collision in Florida that is your fault, you can still be entitled to some limited benefits through the Florida No Fault Pip Law. What the Florida No Fault Pip Law allows for is if you’re injured in a car accident, regardless of fault, you’re entitled to get a percent of your […]

Can I be found liable in Florida if my car was rear-ended in a crash?

Generally, you cannot be found at fault if you’re rear-ended in a car collision. In Florida there is a presumption negligence that the party that rear-ends you is at fault for that collision. There can sometimes be unusual, very special circumstances where that can be overcome, meaning the presumption, but generally speaking, the party rear-ending […]