You should not do this alone. A good personal injury lawyer will often make up his fee in (1) an increased amount of settlement and (2) negotiation down of medical bills. If you can't find one in your local area, call the best you can find outside your area but licensed in Georgia. We handle cases all over Florida and Georgia which don't often require court appearance or much local investigation.
Essentially, insurance carriers try to negotiate every dollar they can, because every $100...
Generally, that answer is no. If you can retain a lawyer, let all communication come through them.
The problem is a very business friendly slip and fall law-
(1) If a person slips and falls on a transitory foreign substance in a business establishment, the injured person must prove that the business establishment had actual or constructive knowledge of the dangerous condition and should have taken action to remedy it. Constructive knowledge may be proven by circumstantial evidence...
The short answer is yes, they will settle but they won't offer anything but nuisance money. The question is- was there no treatment because there was no injury and no pain OR was there no treatment because you didn't have time and made other things a priority? We got a million dollar verdict last year where the client didn't treat for 10 months except for an initial hospital visit but needed 3 surgeries after. It all depends on the facts.
Either way, a local personal injury lawyer can...
Hi, it is John Phillips, a lawyer in Jacksonville. I am happy to help you with this, but here is the general answer you are looking for.
Florida is a comparative fault state. Meaning, whether you are 1% or 99% at fault, you can recover for the part you were not at fault. So, you can recover. The question is- what happened and what would a reasonable person have done? Well, the (I suspect) reasonable people in front of you got caught up in the wreck as well. Why? Because it was likely a...
Your PIP will pay for some medical bills. Then, the next level is the at fault driver / car owner / anyone else we can find responsible 's bodily injury coverage. The would be your UM / UIM.
When you see a line $25k / $50k, the line separates per person and per accident. So, all one person can get is the first number.
However, If you had multiple cars or your insurance is stacking, you may be entitled to $25k for each automobile.
Insurance companies do not want you to understand...
PIP is a bad law in most instances, but is designed to be no-fault insurance. Insurance companies may for your medical treatment without judging, subrogation and the like. So, no. It is what it is.
However, you can aggressively pursue the tortfeasor through a bodily injury claim. I'd suggest a lawyer to help as insurance companies aggressively fight to save their own money.
Generally it is fair market value plus possibly diminished valor if repaired or possibly loss of use while being replaced. Insurance carriers vastly underpay these claims. You can possibly settle any potential injury claim to make up the difference.
Give a personal injury lawyer a call and we might can help.