Monthly Archives: March 2012

How Much Should I Sue for in a Florida Personal Injury Case?

How much should I sue for in a Florida personal injury case? When a person suffers injuries in a Florida personal injury incident like an automobile accident, a lawsuit is sometimes filed in order to enforce the rights to compensation and damages of the injury victim. A question that arises many cases is as follows: How much should I sue for in my Florida personal injury case? When a personal injury case is filed in the State of Florida, it is typically filed in a Circuit Court which is a court under the supervision of the State of Florida court … Continue reading

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What Are the Dangers of Wet or Icy Roads? Just Watch This!

Weather conditions can make roads very dangerous for drivers, passengers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. It is important for both experienced and inexperienced drivers to understand the dangers of wet and / or icy roadways. In an instant, a serious and deadly automobile accident can take place. In the aftermath of a serious automobile accident, traffic tends to slow down to allow police and fire rescue personnel to work the accident scene. In addition, drivers slow down to personally observe the aftermath of an accident which in some instances can be quite disturbing. A video that has been posted to the … Continue reading

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What Are the Rights of Tourists or Visitors Injured in the State of Florida?

Tourists Injured In Florida, millions of tourists and visitors travel to Florida every year for vacations, reunions, business functions, weddings, and other events. In most instances, the trip to Florida is very pleasant and enjoyable. Unfortunately, many tourists and visitors to the State of Florida suffer serious personal injuries and some even die as a result of the negligence of others. When a tourist or visitor is injured in the State of Florida, there are often questions or issues that arise as to legal rights and insurance coverage. Because these matters can be quite complex and confusing, it is often … Continue reading

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Can a Driver AND Passenger Use the Same Florida Personal Injury Attorney?

Automobile Accident Victims Can a driver and passenger who were in the same vehicle have the same attorney for a personal injury claim or lawsuit? In the State of Florida, automobile accident frequently result in the injuries to multiple occupants. When a driver and passenger in a same vehicle are injured as a result of an automobile accident, can they obtain the services of the same Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorney? The answer to this question like many legal and practical questions is “it depends.” If the driver in the passenger occupying the same vehicle were injured as a result of an … Continue reading

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What Are the Rights of the Family of a Pedestrian in a Wrongful Death Case?

Rights of Families of Wrongful Death Victims In Florida, pedestrians are the unfortunate victims of being hit by motor vehicles. Some incidents take place while walking in parking lots, on sidewalks, and some even take place while on church grounds. A horrific pedestrian / automobile accident was recently reported in Deerfield Beach, Florida. It was reported that an elderly driver hit another parishioner and then continued driving while dragging the helpless victim. It was a tragic ending to the life of Luciana Porto, who was 66 years old at the time of the incident. The tragic pedestrian accident took place … Continue reading

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Should I Seek Treatment from my Primary Care Doctor Following a Florida Automobile Accident?

Injured In An Accident – Personal Injury Protection Coverage When a person is involved in a Jacksonville automobile accident, there often times is a decision to be made regarding follow-up care and treatment. If a person has access to PIP (Personal Injury Protection Coverage) from his policy, a resident relative, or the vehicle owner, then the injury victim should seek medical treatment from providers who accept PIP as a payment source of accident related medical care. PIP works different than your standard health insurance policies. Following a Florida Automobile Accident, the following question is often posed to Florida personal injury attorney: … Continue reading

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Who Is Responsible for Paying Hospital and ER Bills Resulting from a Florida Automobile Accident?

Medical Bills After A Jacksonville Automobile Accident Who is responsible for the hospital bills and ER bills following a Jacksonville Automobile Accident? When a person is injured in a Jacksonville Automobile Accident, hospital /emergency room care is often required for the accident related injuries. Many injury victims do not understand the process and responsibility of payment for medical bills related to a Florida Automobile Accident. There are different sources of payment that may be utilized to cover hospital expenses following an automobile accident. Furthermore, hospitals charge different rates and provide different write offs depending on the source of payment and financial resources … Continue reading

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Is the Type and Amount of Automobile Insurance a Public Record in the State of Florida?

Automobile Insurance Coverage Is the amount of automobile insurance coverage considered a public record in the State of Florida? Following an automobile accident, the injury victim often needs information regarding the other person’s insurance coverage. This is especially important when the other driver is at fault for the automobile accident. At the accident scene, the police officer will collect information including insurance information. The drivers involved in a Florida automobile accident have a duty to cooperate with police officer as to request for insurance and vehicle ownership information. If the other driver at the accident scene does not have insurance … Continue reading

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What Are the Legal Issues Involved in a Florida Motorcycle Accident?

Leaving the Scene of a Motorcycle Accident Victim Drivers should Watch Out for Motorcycles! – Furthermore, drivers should stop at the scene of an accident involving an injured motorcyclist to render assistance as needed. Fleeing the scene of an accident involving a seriously injured motorcyclist is considered a crime and there can be criminal penalties associated with such conduct. In Flagler Estates Florida, the Florida Times Union reported that a motorcyclist – Michael Daniel Turner – suffered serious personal injuries as a result of a crash with another vehicle. The driver of the other vehicle allegedly fled the scene but … Continue reading

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How Do I Get Compensated for Lost Wages Resulting from a Florida Automobile Accident?

When a person is involved in a Florida Automobile Accident, there is often a period of time in which the injury victim is unable to return to work. During this time, the injury victim may suffer economic damages in the form of lost wages. When a person misses work and is deprived of wages or income, the injury victim can seek various sources of payment for compensation associated with the lost wages. The sources of compensation may include one or more of the following: PIP (Personal Injury Protection). Each owner of an automobile in the State of Florida is required … Continue reading

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