Blog

Home / Blog

Who’s insurance will pay for my medical treatment?

As a Florida resident, you’ve probably heard the term “no-fault State” when discussing insurance or car accidents. So what does “no-fault” mean exactly? No-fault insurance means that your automobile insurer will pay some or all of your medical bills and lost earnings if you get into a car accident, regardless of who was at fault [...]

4 things to do after a car crash

CALL THE POLICE It’s important to call 9-1-1 following an accident, even if there are no serious injuries. Having a police report may be necessary to make a claim to resolve your vehicle’s property damage with the insurance company. HELP CREATE AN ACCURATE RECORD When an officer arrives on the scene, provide your full cooperation. [...]

FAQ’s About Property Damage Claims

Most car accidents result in damage to one or more of the vehicles involved, and sometimes even to the items within the vehicle. Fortunately, Florida Law allows individuals to recover compensation for the damage to their property. Most property damage claims are resolved quickly between the person making the claim and the insurance company. [...]

By |2018-09-03T19:08:54+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Car Accident|Tags: , |

Distracted Driving Attorney, Defining Distracted Driving

As a distracted driving attorney, I have seen cases involving multiple forms of distracted driving. Most people know that using your cell phone while operating a vehicle is dangerous. However, there are multiple forms of distracted driving that people take for granted. It is important for all drivers to focus on the roadway and give driving their full attention. [...]

Does Your Car Accident Count as a Personal Injury Case?

When misfortune occurs in the form of injury, parties must resolve the legal issues that come with the incident. The reasons for which a person might seek a personal injury attorney in Lakeland are quite broad. Different subcategories in this field of law include road traffic accidents, work accidents, slip and fall accidents, and assault [...]

By |2018-07-29T17:10:21+00:00November 30th, 2017|Categories: Personal Injury|Tags: , , , , |

Florida’s Dangerous Instrumentality Doctrine Applies to Motor Vehicle Accident in South Carolina

In a recent decision handed down by Florida’s Fifth District Court of Appeal[1], the Sunshine State’s longstanding “dangerous instrumentality doctrine” was applied to a motor vehicle crash that occurred, not in Florida, but in South Carolina.  The dangerous instrumentality doctrine dictates that the owner of the vehicle can be held liable for the negligence of [...]

A Legal Update for Trip and Fall Victims

Implied assumption of the risk reaffirmed by Fifth District Court of Appeal Assumption of the risk is a legal concept whereby an injured party’s ability to obtain a judgment against an offending party is either partially or completely barred.  The Florida Supreme Court has previously ruled that an express assumption of the risk only exists in [...]

Your Personal Injury Case & Video Surveillance

Personal Injury and Surveillance It used to be that insurance companies would hire private investigators with their conspicuous telephoto zoom lenses attached to cameras, all the while trying to avoid detection by hiding. While those days may be gone, or limited, insurance adjusters are still collecting video surveillance of victims to use [...]

UBER’s Million Dollar Insurance Policy

What you Need to Know AboutUber's Million Dollar Insurance Policy Uber is quickly becoming one of the most popular rideshare programs, if not the most popular. Participation in rideshare programs continues to rise, especially in the 25-34-year-old age group which makes up 57% of all rideshare passengers. So, what should you know about Uber’s million [...]

By |2018-09-22T21:22:07+00:00March 1st, 2017|Categories: Legal News|Tags: , , |

Creed of Professionalism

At Dismuke Law, we will fight with dignity and honor the Creed of Professionalism: I revere the law, the judicial system, and the legal profession and will at all times in my professional and private lives uphold the dignity and esteem of each. I will further my profession's devotion to public service and to the [...]

By |2018-07-29T18:00:26+00:00August 28th, 2016|Categories: Professionalism in Practice|Tags: , |