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  • I was involved in a car accident. the other driver clearly at fault.my I can not get a response from them

    the other driver is from another country, was driving a rental car-budget/hertz. they are self insured.it is impossible to contact them by phone, and did not responed to email. what can I do.

    John’s Answer

    Call a Florida personal injury- particularly one board certified by the Floroda Bar in civil trial experience.

    The law changed in Florida several years ago to protect rental car companies. However, they seem to think it did far more than it did, act as if they have immunity and are victimizing you more by not calling you back.

    A lawyer can help. Call one of us immediately.

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  • Can you amend a police report if the person injured never got his statement made? Can someone sue a diff auto policy?

    In the beginning of April my fiance got into a motorcycle accident on I4 and was rushed to the hospital. Due to this a statement was never taken from him and he stayed in the hospital and rehab for almost a month. He broke both of his legs (fib an...

    John’s Answer

    I saw your other post. This can be changed or made less relevant. Either way, it's hearsay. Call a Florida personal injury, particularly one Board Certified in this area.

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  • If I got hit off my motorcycle aren't I entitled to a report.? To share my side of the story?

    Got into a motorcycle accident on April 2nd 2015 on i4. I broke both my legs traveling east bound when a pickup truck merged into my lane n hit me off the motorcycle. To add to that I have not been asked from any officer for my side of the story n...

    John’s Answer

    Call a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer. We can help clear this up.

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  • Can the person who was at fault in a car accident with bodily injury, change his policy 4 days after the accident?

    My sons room mate was on a bike and was hit by a car. She obtained a lawyer while in the hospital. At first, the driver gave the lawyer wrong info on his policy. Initially she was told by her lawyer that he had a 250 thousand liability. Last week ...

    John’s Answer

    The policy limit at the instant of an accident cannot be changed after. That would only change for future wrecks. The insurance company has a duty to defend and pay for the losses.

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  • Dr refuses to write me my medication

    my doctor refuses to write me my medication cause we had words in a disagreement can i sue her since these meds help keep my life threatening illness at bay and my insurance says she is the only one that can prescribe them to me at the momment a...

    John’s Answer

    You do not have an actionable case. Find a new doctor or go to the hospital.

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  • Can I file wrongful death claim?

    My son was hit and killed on his bicycle and driver was not charged. From all the marks on the scene and where my son landed their story doesn't make sense. I just want the truth of what happened. Because from ALL parties questioned ( which are al...

    John’s Answer

    Our condolences. Give an experienced wrongful death lawyer a call- a lawyer who has handled cases like this that are more than just a civil case. We'd be happy to discuss it with you.

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  • Can i take any action if my son is injured by and student in school. he has 2 fractures ins his right arm and 1 in his wrist.

    against the school and /or student or hs parents

    John’s Answer

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    It really depends on how it happened. We take these cases- including in Lake City, but would need to know more facts about how it happened, the supervisory level or lack thereof by the school or how they caused or could have prevented this.

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  • Can i sue police in state court not federal??

    under what reasons can i sue in state?what is the thing abouut a letter to financial dept? howlong must i do this in?

    John’s Answer

    In nearly all cases, the government law enforcement entity will remove the case to federal court. However, if you only sue on state law negligence claims, thus severely limiting your damages in most cases, you may be able to avoid federal court. Any claims for beach of civil rights will almost always be litigated in federal court.

    We find that federal court moves much faster in these cases.

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  • If the doctor recommends surgery. Do I have to do it. Or will it mess up lawsuit if I deny to have it going against treatment.

    Personal injury.

    John’s Answer

    I've met lawyers who will try and "force" surgery to increase the value of he case. It's terrible. They don't have to live with the results. Surgery should be a cautious decision made by you and your family.

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  • Who will take my dog bite case?

    I was bitten by a neighbor's dog and had surgery for a severed nerve in my finger. No one will represent me.

    John’s Answer

    It's probably a question of assets and insurance. If some one has neither or there is an exclusion, many lawyers won't touch the case as a contingency case. We've taken a few but it requires us to look a little deeper.

    There's a lot of lawyers who only pick the low hanging fruit.

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