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  • Does Disneys legal plan cover car accident lawyers ?

    I belong to Disneys legal plan through payroll deduction. I was involved in a car accident and wondered if there are lawyers in this plan to assit in this matter.

    John’s Answer

    It depends on the situation. If criminal charges were filed, maybe. If you were injured by no fault of your own, probably not. You should pick your own lawyer anyway. Look for a Board Certified or otherwise credentialed Florida injury lawyer. If you were not injured but at fault, you should call your auto insurance company first. That's very important.

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  • Drunk driver hit my fiancé head one going the wrong way on highway using a rental car. He has insurance. What do we do for money

    The man was arrested for DUI, open container, and driving on the wrong side of the highway. My financee's car is totaled, but we are wondering what to do about Pain And Suffering compensation. and How much we could possibly obtain from the re...

    John’s Answer

    Sorry for your problems. It's tough to evaluate a case without knowing precise injury and what pain and problems and restrictions she will have going forward. Call one of us and we can help you better and help get though this.

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  • I was visiting St Augustine over a year ago and went to this restaurant where I fell down a step and fractured my ankle.

    There was no markings, light or any indication there was a step. I badly fractured my ankle and It still hurts today. I've been paying doctor and hospital bills all this time and feel i need to see the doctor as to why it still hurts. I feel th...

    John’s Answer

    Hopefully you took photos or the condition hasn't changed. You'd need a local lawyer to preserve the condition and make a claim for you. Look for a Jacksonville or St. Augustine Board Certified Civil Trial lawyer. One of us would be happy to help you.

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  • My father was killed in a motorcycle accident, which the other driver was at fault. Lawyer says 2 mil. Is this realistic?

    My father was on his way to visit my mother in the hospital barely a week ago, when a woman made an illegal turn causing him to loose control of his motorcycle and die on impact. The police have made it known to my mother that they believe she was...

    John’s Answer

    I'd recommend you and your family do your own research. The Florida Bar has a standard for Expert lawyers called Board Certification. Board certified civil trial lawyers make up only about 3-5% of all lawyers in the state. Does that mean there isn't a lawyer who isn't Board Certified who won't represent your family with passion and compassion? No. Are there duds who are Board Certified? Of course. Do your homework. Every lawyer wants "good" cases and they usually come with the most suffering and vulnerability of the client.

    Insofar as value, it depends on a lot of factors including insurance coverages, assets and statutory damages we must analyze. These cases can go for more Han $2 million but are often capped by assets and insurance at far less.

    Find someone you all can trust. And prayers to your family. Sudden losses are the hardest.

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  • Can a no contact order be issued to the victim of a felony crime?

    I was arrested for grand theft, for stealing from my employer. I was given a no contact order, however, my former employer has been contacting me at all kinds of hours, mostly between 11:00 pm - 12:00am and leaving voicemails. Can a no contact ord...

    John’s Answer

    Contact the lawyer handling your case, as you need to make sure you don't get "baited" into violation.

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  • A car ran over my foot while I was at a stop light on my motorcycle? How much should I expect?

    It was late at night I was waiting for the light to turn green

    John’s Answer

    It depends on the extent of injury. You should go to the doctor and, if injured, hire a Board Certified Civil Trial lawyer. No one can give you an estimate of damages without knowing more about your case.

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  • I was involved in a possible fatal accident. I have insurance to cover damages (rental car) & injuries.

    I had attained the police report & waiting for its download.

    John’s Answer

    Call your insurance carrier and the rental company. They can help. Depending on the facts, you might also want to consult with a personal injury lawyer, criminal defense lawyer or both.

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  • Slipped an fell on yellow fire lane lines in big store lot

    Was walking out of store had daughter in my arms it had been raining husband was beside me as soon as i stepped out of store in front of doors my foot slipped on the yellow fire lane lines that took up the whole front area of store parking lot and...

    John’s Answer

    Call a local personal injury lawyer, preferably a Board Certified Civil Trial attorney, as that is the Florida Bar's expert standard.

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  • I am seeking a premise liability Attorney.

    I was severely attacked & robbed by 3 people while visiting a Hotel.

    John’s Answer

    Hire a Board Certified Civil Trial law. It is the Florida Bar's expert standard.

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  • How do I sue a person directly from a car accident?

    I was t-boned going down the road. I sustained permanent injuries and my attorney says the most I can get is 20k

    John’s Answer

    Discuss this with your lawyer. That is likely the policy limit. Did you have UM/UIM insurance? Does the person have assets? If not, you will likely spend money to get a judgment you won't collect.

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