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 +
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 +
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
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.
When you redeem a ticket at the Florida Lottery Headquarters in Tallahassee, after you’ve won a certain amount, that money for security reasons really can only be wired to an account of your choice. There are no checks being cashed or written by the Florida Lottery Headquarters.
A common misconception is that every car accident case has to be filed in court, and it’s really not true. I usually tell my clients about 65% of the time we’re able to resolve your car accident case without having to file suit. Even when we do file litigation in your car accident case, most of those do settle. The chances of going to a full jury trial in most of these car accident cases are probably about one in ten or less.