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  • Fell at work

    Dec 2014 I fell at work. Was not offered any medical attention. I fell and hit my head hard on the glass wass. Still not back to work due to tramatic brain injury. The company is csx railroad they wheeled me to my desk in an office chair. There ar...

    John’s Answer

    You need to speak with a local workers compensation lawyer and possibly a personal injury lawyer if the fault was another party- a cleaning company, etc.

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  • What happens to disability after applicant dies

    My father applied for disability back in march. There is a 5month period of waiting before the payments come in. He recieved a letter in the mail early July saying that he was approved and payment begins in August. In the process of waiting, my fa...

    John’s Answer

    I agree with counsel. More information would be required in order to give you a sufficient answer.

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  • Florida Motion to Withdraw

    There is a consent motion to withdraw my attorney from my case, the motion is pending being filed with the court awaiting opposing counsel's consent. Is this legal or proper to require obtaining opposing counsel's permission for my attorney to wit...

    John’s Answer

    This is a good article from the Florida Bar's website- https://www.floridabar.org/divcom/jn/jnjournal01.nsf/Author/D3F247C17291EDC185256B280072F71C. You can have the other side stipulate or have a judge enter the order.

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  • I was in an accident where I was not at fault and sustained injuries. Driver was uninsured. Is there any hope for me?

    The at fault driver was driving on a revoked license.

    John’s Answer

    Was the owner uninsured? Did you have uninsured/underinsured/UM/UIM insurance in your household?

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  • What happens now? Hit and run accident.

    I was involved in a hit and run accident last week with my two young children in the car. Other driver failed to yeild while making a left turn through the intersection I was going through. My car is estimated to have $5k in damages. I sustaine...

    John’s Answer

    There is a case there and you should hire a lawyer who will get an investigator and compel the police on them pretty quickly.

    While all lawyers are allowed to advertise and anyone can basically handle a personal injury case, only Board Certified attorneys are allowed to identify themselves as an "expert" or as "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.

    Insurance carriers try to negotiate every dollar they can, because every $100 means millions in the end to the Board of Directors. So, they will attempt to hide behind claims of theft, but we don't buy it here. Attorneys matter. Defendants and their 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.

    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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  • Do I need a lawyer?

    my husband used a false ID and social security number when we were married. I got married at age 16 with parental consent. I have not heard from my husband and more than 5 years. the last I heard he was in Mexico and had a new girlfriend. that was...

    John’s Answer

    We'd recommend hiring a local family lawyer and discussing the intricacies of these issues.

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  • Are the courts going to automatically proceed? Does it matter that she didn't answer?

    My ex filed modification to supplemental petition: 1) She requested my son come stay with her (she stated I’m not taking care of his necessities, he’s struggling in school & wants to stay with her) 2) She requested that I pay half for ...

    John’s Answer

    We'd recommend hiring a local family lawyer and discussing the intricacies of these issues.

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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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