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Why Do I Need to Use My Automobile Insurance if I Was Not At Fault?

Florida has No Fault laws in place for an automobile accident. This term is somewhat misleading.  No Fault refers to some of the insurance coverages and entitlements to compensation. “No Fault” does not mean that the negligent driver is immune from liability or financial responsibility. Key components of the Florida No-Fault laws: 1. PIP – Personal Injury Protection.  PIP pays for reasonable and necessary medical bills related to an automobile accident.  Under Florida law, every owner of a motor vehicle must carry PIP and Property Damage coverage.   When a person is injured in an automobile accident, medical bills get … Continue reading

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Is the At-Fault Driver Responsible for All of my Medical Bills Related to a Florida Automobile Accident?

In Florida, there are automobile accidents in virtually every community on a daily basis. Many of these accidents result in serious personal injuries to innocent victims. When a person is injured as a result of a Florida automobile accident, I am often asked as a Jacksonville automobile accident attorney whether the at fault driver is responsible for ALL of the medical bills. The simple answer to this question is “No”. Many find the answer to this question to be confusing. Then there is a second question asked as follows: Why should I, as an innocent victim of an automobile accident, be … Continue reading

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Is a Seatbelt Required Under Florida Law?

Is a seatbelt required under Florida law?  Florida law requires a driver in front seat and passengers to wear an operational seatbelt that is available for use in a motor vehicle. The failure to wear an operational seat may serve as a defense to a claim for injuries pursued by the accident victim. The operative word is “may” because the fact you a seatbelt was not being worn does not always amount to a valid defense or argument to reduce the damages of an injury victim. In a the seatbelt defense case, the testimony of an expert witness would be … Continue reading

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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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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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