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 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 +

Who Pays For My Injuries If I Am Injured In A Florida Car Accident?

Q: Who pays for my injuries if I am injured in a Florida car accident? A: Motorcycles are not required to have no-fault insurance. Some car insurance companies do provide for the policy of PIP in order to pay for your medical bills. If you don’t have PIP or no fault insurance to pay for your medicals as it goes, you would have health insurance hopefully to pick up those bills. If not you would need to make a claim against the at-fault driver for Read More +

Valuation Personal Injury Cases In A National Crisis

I guess the benefit of getting older is having a good amount of experience with life, in general, and the law specifically. The last time of major national crisis was the market collapse the third week of September 2008 that dragged us into the worst recession since the Depression of 1929. Around then, I was in litigation on a good case where a woman on a bicycle was unfortunately hit by a car and had something like 4 surgeries to stabilize her. We filed suit Read More +