If My Seatbelt Was Not Buckled When The Driver Of The Car I Was Riding In Caused An Accident That Injured Me, Can I Sue For Damages?

Q: If my seatbelt was not buckled when the driver of the car I was riding in caused an accident that injured me, can I sue for damages? A: Not wearing a seatbelt is not a bar to making your recovery for permanent injury. However, if there is an injury that would have been or could have been avoided if you were wearing your seatbelt, then the jury has a right to reduce some of the recovery based on that injury that could have been Read More +

Is It Important To Retain An Attorney For My Florida Motorcycle Accident Case?

Q: Is it important to retain an attorney for my Florida motorcycle accident case? A: Considering the severity of some motorcycle victims’ injuries, it’s usually important to get an attorney involved. Sometimes there’s no health insurance, sometimes there’s no car insurance involved, and an attorney can really help you resolve some of those issues. While an attorney is not mandatory, it’s not a requirement, it’s always helpful. An attorney will always be honest with you to let to know if they can or can’t help Read More +

How Are Damages Calculated In Personal Injury Cases In Florida?

Q: How are damages calculated in personal injury cases in Florida? A: Damages are really measured in two ways for personal injuries. The first is pain and suffering, which is really up to a jury to assess. The other are the economic damages. The lost wages, the loss of profits, any medical bills that have to be paid, any health insurance companies that have to be paid back. Those two measures are sort of added together and you’re really relying on the attorney’s experience to Read More +

What Is The Difference Between The Cash Option And The Annual Payment Option For Florida Lottery Prizes?

Q: What is the difference between the cash option and the annual payment option for Florida Lottery prizes? A: For those who choose, when they win the lottery especially when it’s a long number, they can just take it annually. It can be paid out to them for so long as they live and so long as that prize is still in existence. If something happens to that winner, it would go to their heirs. Most people, and I mean the vast majority of people, Read More +

What Is A Permanent Injury?

Q: What is a permanent injury? A: Florida statutes define a permanent injury as death, physical scarring, and pain and suffering in general and most clients end up in the pain and suffering category in general which can be anything related to the neck and back or joints or knee pain, shoulder pain, things like that. Even headaches, even things you can’t necessarily determine on an x-ray, but it takes a doctor, whether it’s a chiropractor or an orthopedist or a neurologist to state that 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, health insurance, some people don’t have health insurance, and if not, you certainly can afford Read More +