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  • What should I do to protect myself in the middle of a car insurance claim?

    My car was involved in an accident on 6-14-2015. My sister was driving. It was a three car accident. The car that started the accident hit the car behind mine which caused that car to hit my car and fled the scene. I am in the middle of a cla...

    John’s Answer

    Was anyone in your car injured? A personal injury lawyer can help resolve all of the claims. If not, you still maybe able to sit down with one for a free consultation. We do this.

    While all lawyers are allowed to advertise, we recommend hiring a Board Certified Civil Trial lawyer. Only certified attorneys are allowed to identify themselves as "Experts" or as a "specialist." Certification is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida.

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  • Do I need a lawyer if I rented a car with no license or insurance for 6months and got into a wreck and now enterprise suing me

    Did not know my license was suspended, enterprise never checked my license or insurance. I had been renting a car for 6months from them. Was hit by a semi truck in there vehicle which was a total lost. Is there anyway I can get out of the damages ...

    John’s Answer

    Potentially. Call a local lawyer- particularly one that handles both criminal defense and personal injury cases (like ours). Not that you are in trouble, but they will know more about the law in here instances. We'd also recommend hiring a lawyer who is board certified in civil trial law by the Florida Bar. While all lawyers are allowed to advertise, only certified attorneys are allowed to identify themselves as an "expert" or as a "specialist" in these cases. Certification is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida.

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  • Lawyer not responding

    I hired a lawyer few months back. I'm out of country and he is not responding to my emails anymore. What can I do?

    John’s Answer

    Make sure you've left a message in every way possible- phone, email and possibly letter and given it a few days. Absent that, you can call the Florida Bar and they can be like "momma" and shake a finger at him to make sure he does what he needs to do. Or you can consult with another lawyer.

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  • 18 wheeler hit and run. Driver was caught and our car was a total loss plus we sustained injuries.

    police cited he driver with fleeing the scene of an accident. Car is a total loss and no air bags deployed. We were both injured and went to the hospital to get checked out. What should we do?

    John’s Answer

    Make sure to get medical attention and call a lawyer. In cases like this, we recommend people injured in serious cases hire a layer Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Civil Trial law.

    While all lawyers are allowed to advertise and anyone can basically handle a personal injury case, only certified attorneys are allowed to identify themselves as an "expert" or as a "specialist." Certification is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the area by the Supreme Court of Florida.

    Trucking cases are more complicated as there are volumous regulations at work. John is both board certified and has experience in trucking cases. We also offer free consultations and our lawyers will personally visit you- all musts when hiring a lawyer. Avvo is a great resource to search and find one.

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  • Can I file a lawsuit against the police if I have video of the police pulling me out my car and put his knee in my face and back

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    John’s Answer

    It depends on a few factors- what led up to the incident, whether there is a pattern and practice of the incident and injuries resultant and/or reason detained. We'd also like to review video in these cases.

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  • PERSONAL INJURY LAW SUIT QUESTION

    Is there ever a time when a personal injury lawsuit goes to trial ? OR.......are most cases settled out of court for whatever reason. Thank You.

    John’s Answer

    We find that 90+ percent settle out of court. Some cases are destined for trial. Experienced lawyers can generally give you an idea based on facts and insurance issues.

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  • Do I have a case?

    My son bought a shark tooth bracelet from Ron john surf shop.. He wore it to school.. Dropped his pencil and bent down to pick it up and sliced his leg open with it.. 25 stitches later and very ugly scar..

    John’s Answer

    The bracelet caused that? Were the sharks still attached? It is a very unique factual scenario. Call a personal injury lawyer to get advice.

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  • Auto devaluation due to car accident, 4 car accident, rear ended

    I was one of 3 cars waiting at a red light. An elderly man in a large SUV smashed into us, never put on his brakes. 2 cars were totaled. Since no one was in front of me I was only rear ended. It needed $7000.00 in repairs and it took a month to d...

    John’s Answer

    Were you injured? Incidents like this can cause all sorts of trouble for a family- from property damage to progressive injuries that get worse with time. You might call a Florida personal injury lawyer for a free consultation. They can determine the coverage issues at play.

    Insurance carriers try to negotiate every dollar they can, because every $100 means millions in the end to the Board of Directors. Even in soft tissue injuries, those tissues stretch and scar, or cause corresponding pressure on nerves in the spinal cord, leaving behind permanent problems for some. I have had clients need surgeries years later because of a bulging disk and have their entire world collapse for what seemed inconsequential at the time. Insurance companies want you to settle as soon as possible and treat as little as possible. Attorneys matter. Carriers change their gameplan when a lawyer is involved.

    For that reason - and the misinformation by TV lawyers and referral services- is why people should consult lawyers who take the time like on sites like this. Because of the economy, more lawyers are jumping into personal injury and should stick to what they know. Personal injury law REQUIRES knowledge about medical science and biomechanics (the forces on a body in a wreck or a fall) far greater and more specific than you'd think. The other side has doctors and millions on their side to say nothing is wrong or fight the claim.

    The more a law firm advertises, the less likely it is to give personal attention. If you order a cheeseburger, you don't often meet the chef. If you buy a shirt, you virtually never meet the designer. But hiring a lawyer is different. A lawyer is your spokesperson. Unlike a burger or a shirt, it can be a relationship which will last a lifetime.

    Call or message someone here to discuss this confidentially and for free.

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