Will Your Family Physician See You After Your Car Wreck?

So, you’ve been in a car crash and you’re achy and sore. You didn’t go to an emergency room because you knew you didn’t have any broken bones, internal injuries or bleeding. Will your long term family doctor now see you to assess the injuries? Well, of course, my family doctor will see me. Why wouldn’t he? I’ve been a patient for years! There’s about a 50-50 chance your primary care physician will want nothing to do with you after a crash. Is it because they can’t Read More +

Should I Settle My Injury Case, or Should I File Suit?

It is a misconception that every personal injury case ends up in litigation and then goes to trial. In fact, a majority of injury claims are settled without the need for litigation and the vast majority are settled before getting to a jury trial. In my opinion, most insurance companies want to settle car collision injury cases when there is clear liability and the injuries are real and demonstrable through diagnostic tests. However, we always seem to differ with valuation of a claim. That is, Read More +

All We Are Is Our Word

If we lived our entire life, interacted with no one and then died, what is left of us? Other than some carbon matter, nothing. There’s no proof that we existed as a sentient being. However, most of us don’t live in isolation, we live in societies and communities and nations and countries.What separates us from other beings is the way in which we communicate. Yes, other highly developed animal communities communicate in their species-specific ways, but we humans have sophisticated ways to express ourselves, through Read More +

Do You Have Enough Car Insurance? Don’t Find Out After The Crash.

When I sign up a new client injured from a car crash, one of the first questions I ask is: “Tell me about your own car insurance coverage…..” I’m never surprised when a client responds: “I’m fully covered.” The problem is this is a fairly meaningless statement. Do you know about your car insurance coverage? It’s really important and you should. So, let’s break it down in easy language. Insurance in Florida is complicated and really boring, so this will be a challenge to make Read More +

Emergency Rooms – The New Medical Cash Cows

Every wonder why all these new “Emergency Rooms” are popping up in various locations around town? They’re affiliated with local hospitals but are built at various other locations – detached from their parent hospital. The reason? Emergency rooms appear to become the new profit centers for hospitals. They can generate an enormous amount of revenue in a relatively short amount of time. Not that long ago clients who were checked out after a car crash at the E.R. could expect a bill in the range Read More +

Personal Injury and Bankruptcy

When a debtor files bankruptcy, any potential or actual personal injury claim must be disclosed in the bankruptcy schedules.  A personal injury claim is any claim against a person, business, insurance company, or other parties, arising from the personal injury of the plaintiff, or person bringing the claim.  Such claims may arise from an automobile accident, a work related accident, slip and fall, and other forms of injury to the person bringing the claim. Usually, the debtor in bankruptcy can keep the personal injury attorney Read More +