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How long will my personal injury case take?

This may be the most common question that our firm receives from new clients and also the most difficult to answer. While there are exceptions to every rule, typically you can settle your personal injury claim at any time as long as you are willing to accept less money. What is important to consider is [...]

By | 2018-05-15T11:45:20+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Categories: Car Accident, Personal Injury, Uncategorized|

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 [...]

By | 2018-05-12T18:30:47+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Categories: Car Accident, Insurance, Personal Injury|Tags: , , |

I was in a car accident. Now what do I do?

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. [...]

By | 2018-05-12T18:35:48+00:00 April 26th, 2018|Categories: Car Accident, Personal Injury|Tags: , , , |

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. However, [...]

By | 2018-04-23T11:12:12+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Car Accident|Tags: , , |

What is Distracted Driving? Ask a Distracted Driving Attorney!

Most people know that using your cellphone while operating a vehicle is dangerous, but other forms of distracted driving are just as unsafe. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3,477 people died in 2015 from distracted driving accidents. If you are involved in an accident with a distracted driver in Lakeland, trust a [...]

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 [...]

Your Personal Injury Case & Video 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 as evidence to avoid paying your claims. [...]

Liability for Racing in Florida

Road safety is a public health issue. According to the World Health Organization “road injury” was one of the top ten (10) leading causes of death in the world in 2012. An estimated 1.3 million people are killed annually in traffic crashes worldwide. On average 3,500 people die every day in traffic accidents worldwide. Liability [...]

By | 2017-03-17T12:56:16+00:00 May 14th, 2016|Categories: Car Accident, Consumer Alerts, Personal Injury|Tags: , , |

Pedestrian Safety

Distracted Driving Threatens Pedestrian Safety: Pedestrians are at great risk of harm on sidewalks, crosswalks, school zones and neighborhoods. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s, Traffic Safety Facts, 4,735 pedestrians were killed and an estimated 66,000 pedestrians injured in the United States in 2013. That is on an average, one pedestrian fatality every [...]

End Distracted Driving – One Text or Call Could Wreck it All

Take The Pledge The fight to end distracted driving starts with you. Make the commitment to drive phone-free today.  Distracted driving kills and injures thousands of people each year. I pledge to: Protect lives by never texting or talking on the phone while driving. Be a good passenger and speak out if the driver in [...]