How long does it take to settle a Florida auto accident case?

Q: How long does it take to settle a Florida auto accident case? Well, the AMA guides to the evaluation of permanent impairment says that you basically need to treat for about six months or longer. Right off the bat we’re looking at about six months until a doctor can determine if you’ve got a permanent injury. If your case settles without filing suit, typically within the six to nine month range your case can be resolved. However, if a litigation has to be filed, Read More +

If I miss work as a result of a Florida car accident, can my lost wages be recovered?

Q: If I miss work as a result of a Florida car accident, can my lost wages be recovered? Yes, car insurance that you own or that you have does allow for 60% of your provable wages. If you’re employed, your car insurance company will look at the average of your last 13 weeks salary. However, if you’re self employed, the answer is more complicated. Your car insurance company will pay for 60% of your lost wages based on income tax returns from previous years. For Read More +

Do I have to talk to the other party’s insurance adjuster if I was injured in a Florida slip and fall?

Q: Do I have to talk to the other party’s insurance adjuster if I was injured in a Florida slip and fall? A: You do not need to speak to the insurance adjuster for the at-fault party for your slip and fall. It is always advisable to talk to an attorney who may or may not allow you to talk to the other insurance company, but it is never a good idea to talk to the insurance company in a slip and fall unless you’ve got Read More +

Can I sue the driver of the car I was riding in if I was injured in a Florida car accident?

Q:Can I sue the driver of the car I was riding in if I was injured in a Florida car accident? A: Yes, even though you’re a passenger in a car that caused the car accident, you can still make a claim against the driver. ‘Cause you were not at fault, you’re a passenger in the car and theoretically you’re seatbelted in. And if the other driver was at fault, there’s no prohibition for making a claim against the at-fault driver, even though it was Read More +

Can I Be Found Liable In Florida If My Car Was Rear-Ended In A Crash?

It’s very unlikely. Whenever somebody rear-ends somebody else it is presumed that the party who rear-ended the other vehicle is at fault. The only exception to that is basically insurance fraud when somebody will pull directly in front of you and then jam on their brake in order to create a fake accident. Short of that, no. If you’re rear-ended, you will never be found at fault.   Image credit: 123rf.com  

Can a passenger recover damages for injuries caused by other driver in Florida auto accident case?

Yes, absolutely, a passenger can collect for any injuries and disabilities as a result of a car accident from the other driver. In fact, most of the times, passengers are considered to have no comparative negligence on their behalf, meaning that they didn’t contribute to the car accident because they weren’t a driver, they were a passenger, and if they were belted, they were seatbelted in the seat, then there should be no problems to making a claim against the other driver.