Did You Delay Seeing A Doctor Because It Didn’t Hurt That Bad At First?: The Case Of The 5 Month Back Surgery Delay

| August 20, 2015

Last Update: 12/22/15 Not every injury makes itself immediately known, this is especially true with car accidents (rear-end collisions) and with slip and fall cases. Sometimes injuries to the head, neck, or spine take time to show up and manifest into actual symptoms. It’s not uncommon for someone to suffer a concussion, for instance, and […]

Top 10 Reasons Why Insurance Companies Don’t Pay Car Accident Claims

| November 18, 2014

Last Update: 09/29/16 Here in Florida, the state government regulates car insurance companies like Progressive, State Farm, Allstate, and GEICO through the Florida Office of Insurance Regulation.   Any company that offers a policy providing insurance coverage for any kind of motorized vehicles for loss or damage, liability or expense, must abide by federal laws […]

10 Ways To Get the Insurance Company To Pay Your Car Accident Claim

| November 11, 2014

Last Update: 01/13/16 The process of getting paid on an insurance claim after a car accident is not a simple one. If only getting paid by the insurer was as easy as it is for them to take those insurance premiums!     10 Tips for Getting Your Insurance Claim Paid By Your Insurer After […]

Do You Have to Pay Back Your Insurance Company After An Accident Claim?

| October 7, 2014

Last Update: 01/13/16 In a traffic accident, damages involve both personal bodily injuries as well as damage to property (like your car that was involved in the crash, and all your belongings inside). Of course, your first concern is getting medical care and making sure that everyone’s being treated for their injuries and is on […]

Who is Protected by Your Auto Insurance Policy?

| September 16, 2014

Last Update: 01/13/16 It’s not just the Named Insured who is covered under your car insurance. After a car accident, you need to know what your auto insurance policy covers regarding personal injury and property damages but even before that question is answered, you need to determine if the person in the wreck is covered […]

Are You Covered?: Who is The Named Insured on Your Auto Insurance Policy?

| September 9, 2014

Last Update: 01/07/16 The simple facts about car insurance in Florida is that all drivers are required to have a minimum amount of insurance coverage (even though most drivers choose to have coverage that exceeds the minimum legal requirements – Read our earlier posts on coverage requirements) and everyone gets insurance coverage the same way: by […]

Can Settlement Negotiations Be Used Against You in Your Injury Case?

| September 2, 2014

Last Update: 01/11/16 Are the things you say (or write) in settlement negotiations confidential or can they be later used against you and your claim for damages and compensation if you don’t settle? Most accident cases do not end up being decided by a jury in a courtroom; injury claims usually end up negotiated and […]

What are Independent Medical Examinations (IME) and How Do They Relate to a Florida Damage and Injury Compensation Claim?

| August 26, 2014

Last Update: 01/07/16 After you are hurt in an accident and are on the mend, you begin the process of demanding justice for yourself and your family. You demand (through a “claim”) that those responsible for the accident, where you were hurt, pay for (”cover”) your injury costs and expenses. Of course, the party who […]

What Happens When You Make a “Demand for Damages and Compensation” in a Florida Car Accident Case?

| August 21, 2014

Last Update: 01/13/16 When you have been hurt in a car crash or other serious accident, your first priority should be to seek medical attention. Getting to the hospital and getting treatment for your injuries — as well as getting a proper diagnosis for any long-term care needs — has to be the main concern.  […]

Fault, Blame, and Damage Claims: Contributory Negligence in Florida

| August 19, 2014

Last Update: 12/15/16 As we discussed in last week’s post, fault is one of the key questions in any Florida accident, from a car crash to a slip and fall injury. How blame is placed in an accident can be complicated. The offending party is always going to be ready to point the finger at […]