Who will pay for my rental car following my Florida car accident?

Q: Who will pay for my rental car following my Florida car accident? A: After a car accident, if your car is either totaled or it needs to be in the shop for a period of time to be repaired, the other at-fault driver’s insurance company should pay for or provide you with a rental car. If the other driver did not have any liability insurance that would cover your rental car, then unfortunately either you would have to pay for it yourself or you Read More +

Why should I consider hiring you?

Q: Why should I consider hiring you? It’s a good question because there are a number of other attorneys and firms that are skilled, equally skilled in representing clients, but for me I think it comes down to communication. I personally meet with all of my clients and so does my paralegal, and we get to know the clients very well. It’s important to be a good listener so that you can tailor-make your legal representation to their needs, whether it’s personal injury work or Read More +

Morgan & Morgan: “We Know Who These Crummy Lawyers Are…”

Recently John Morgan of that Morgan & Morgan has been advertising on TV talking about “crummy” lawyers who need the settlement money more than you. The kind of crummy lawyer will take the last settlement offer regardless of their clients wishes. He then invites you to go to their website to see the offers made to “our clients”. The implication by Mr. Goliath is, if you’re not hiring M&M for your injury case, you’re not maximizing the potential of your claim. All injury lawyers not Read More +

I loaned my car to a friend who was involved in a Florida car accident. Am I liable if my friend was at-fault?

Q: I loaned my car to a friend who was involved in a Florida car accident. Am I liable if my friend was at-fault? Yes, as a matter of fact, you are liable. There’s something called the dangerous instrumentality rule which basically means if you own this 2000 pound piece of steel that flies down the road and 50, 60 miles per hour, you are equally responsible as the owner of the vehicle as well as the driver. So plan on having a claim made Read More +

Do I need new insurance policies after winning the Florida Lottery?

Q: Do I need new insurance policies after winning the Florida Lottery? A: After you’ve won the Florida lottery, really all your insurance policies should be reviewed for adequate coverage. So certainly your car insurance coverage should be increased, depending on what you already currently have, also property insurance. You can also get an umbrella, a $1,000,000 umbrella, on top of both your car insurance, and homeowner’s insurance. And also, heath insurance, some people don’t have health insurance, and if not, you certainly can afford Read More +

Why Your Injury Settlement Today Might Cause Medicare to Refuse Future Medical Payments

This may seem like a boring topic, but the short take-away is: If you have a significant injury that might require future medical treatments and you settle your injury case today, if you need future medical care as a result of that injury, Medicare may not pay for your future medical care when you’re over 65. Huh? Isn’t that what I spent my adult life paying into? Why wouldn’t Medicare take care of me medically when I need it? As Medicare costs increase, Congress has Read More +