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Florida’s Car Insurance New Law

Car Accident Attorney gives Automobile Insurance Coverage Update

FLORIDA’S CAR ACCIDENT INSURANCE LAW GETTING A COMPLETE MAKEOVER Florida’s car accident law since 1971, commonly referred to as Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”), looks to like it will be given a substantial makeover.  On Friday, April 30, 2021, the last day of the legislative session, the Florida House approved a bill that repealed the law on the books since 1971 and replaced it with a system that requires drivers to carry mandatory liability coverage for injuries they cause to others. This change to Florida motor vehicle insurance system has vast ramifications for the citizens of this State. WHAT IS PERSONAL INJURY PROTECTION COVERAGE? Since...

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Neck Injury and Pain After a Car Accident

Neck Injury and Pain After a Car Accident

Neck injuries and associated pain complaints are quite common in car accidents. Depending on the type of car accident you are in you may experience rotational injury or back and forth injury – typically called whiplash. In rear end car accident or head on collisions, the force of the sudden impact typically causes your neck to move forcefully front to back or back to front. Upon impact, the rapid acceleration or deceleration of your neck can cause various injuries to your neck itself. This is especially true where you are wearing your seatbelt as the seatbelt acts to restrain the lower...

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Low Back Injury and Pain After a Car Accident

Low Back Injury and Pain After a Car Accident

Low Back Injury and Pain After a Car Accident Low back injury and pain after a car accident is not uncommon.  Oftentimes, low back injury or pain complaints after a car accident will appear hours, days or even weeks after the accident.  These pain complaints may be localized to one part of your back or they may radiate down your legs and into your toes.  Significant low back injuries may result in the need for emergency surgery or stabilization.  However, more frequently low back injuries are initially treated conservatively – meaning non-invasively.  It is only after non-invasive treatment fails where invasive...

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Florida Sovereign Immunity and Your Injury Claim

Florida Sovereign Immunity and Your Injury Claim

Sovereign immunity may affect your injury or wrongful death claim if your injury or loved one's death was caused by the government and/or its employees actions or inaction. What is Sovereign Immunity?   America broke away from Britain and asserted its own independence. However, not every idea the British imposed on us went away. For example, we kept the idea of Sovereign Immunity. For injury and wrongful death claims, this means that the State cannot be sued without the State’s permission. At the time of Florida’s creation, sovereign immunity was part of our common law. Florida later formally adopted and codified this rule through the legislature. As such,...

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Settle v. Trial – What You Should Know

SETTLE v. TRIAL - WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW If you have been injured by someone else in a car accident, trucking accident, slip and fall, or in any other way, Florida provides you may be entitled to financial compensation.   Financial compensation is available for the injury, pain and suffering, disfigurement, mental anguish, inconvenience, and for loss of capacity for enjoyment of life.  In addition, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages due to time missed from work. Receiving compensation for your injuries depends on a variety of factors.  Those factors include the comparative fault of the parties, availability of insurance,...

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Choose Your Car Accident or Wrongful Death Lawyer Wisely – Keep Your Recovery

SHOULD I CONTACT AN ATTORNEY FOR A BRAIN INJURY? Words Personal injury in block letters

How to Choose your Car Accident or Wrongful Death Lawyer Keep Your Recovery Finding the right car accident attorney or wrongful death lawyer can be stressful.  The most common concern I hear is, “Will an attorney add enough value to the case to make it worth it?”  If this is a concern of yours, please be sure to read my blog about the cost of hiring an injury lawyer. However, one concern many people overlook is whether the lawyer is maximizing the amount of money their client’s will receive – not just the amount that goes to the lawyers pockets.  This is...

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Florida’s Accident Report Privilege in Civil Cases

Florida accident lawyer example of a crash report

Florida's Accident Report Privilege So you’ve been in an accident and the other driver told the officer they were at fault.  Now all you have to do is use that statement at trial and your case is a slam dunk, right?  Wrong! Florida's Accident Report Privilege statute prevents any statements made by those required to interact with law enforcement after a crash from being used against them in a later civil or criminal trial.  Persons covered are typically the driver and occupants of the vehicles involved in the crash.  The privilege balances a person’s Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination with an officer’s obligation to...

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What is Uninsured Motor Vehicle Coverage and Do I Need It?

What is uninsured motorist coverage

Why Do I Need Uninsured Motorist Coverage As you already know from my prior blog, “Understanding the Full Coverage Myth,” Florida requires the average, non-commercial driver to carry only Personal Injury Protection and Property Damage coverage.  While both of these coverages can assist the coverage holder in different ways, neither of these coverages protects an injury victim from the physical injuries caused by someone else in a car accident. Bodily injury coverage is the name of the insurance which protects someone if they cause physical injuries to another in a car accident.  However, because this coverage is not currently required, many drivers...

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Can I Be Injured In A Low Speed Car Accident?

What to do after a car accident by personal injury lawyer, Justin Presser

Low Speed Accidents Can Cause Injury Far too many people believe you cannot be injured in a low speed car accident.  Many times, people associate the amount of property damage to the vehicle with the type of injury the occupants must have had.  While the common misconception is the more significant the visible damage to the vehicle, the more significant injury to the occupant – this is not always correct.  An occupant’s age, medical history, force of impact and location within the vehicle are other factors which play a significant role in whether an injury can occur. In an article published by...

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Understanding Florida’s “Full Coverage” Myth

Injury Law Myths

What Does Full Coverage In Florida Mean? Have you ever heard someone say that they are “fully insured” or have “full coverage” in regards to car insurance?  If you have, chances are the person who said that is not actually “fully insured” at all. In Florida, there are several types of different coverages available to drivers under their car insurance policies.  These coverages include Bodily Injury, Property Damage, Uninsured Motorist and Personal Injury Protection.  Each of these coverages insures something different.  Examples include Bodily Injury Coverage and Uninsured Motorist Coverage.  Bodily Injury Coverage insures an at-fault driver for injuries they cause to...

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