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Robert John Sunner

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  • 3 car accidents whose responsible. Is it the second car or is it the 3 vehicle. 3 vehicle ran away from the scene .

    The second car doesn't want to pay the insurance for the first car damages to the rear of the car. Even though the 3 vehicle ran away from the scene. So should the second car pay for the damages of the first car ? Both cars were at the traffic lig...

    Robert’s Answer

    I would consult with an attorney in your area. From what you've described, it sounds like vehicle 2 was not negligent; and, in turn, would not be liable for any damages. However, more facts would be needed to answer your question more thoroughly. Good luck to you!

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  • Can I change Chiropractors in the middle of a personal injury case?

    I have been seeing a chiropractor that my Attorney has refered but dont think I am happy with the treatment and the location. Can I change Dr. in the middle of the case or will it affect my case and how will the billing go?

    Robert’s Answer

    You should receive the best treatment possible for your injuries. Generally speaking, switching chiropractors shouldn't have any affect on your case. Just be aware that the previous chiropractor will have a lien on your settlement for any outstanding bills that have accrued, which should be negotiated by your attorney.

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  • I was backing out of a parking space and hit another car that was slowly passing by. It was a fender bender.

    We decided not to call the police. I took pictures of the fender of her Honda , and of the bumper of my SUV. A day later and after studying the pictures I realized that the damage to her car, doesn't seem consistent with the damage as captured by...

    Robert’s Answer

    You did not state whether or not you had insurance. If you did have insurance at the time of the accident, notify them immediately and let them handle it. If you did not have insurance, then just refuse to pay the damages and let them take you to court. You were smart to take pictures of the accident to defend you in court. Nevertheless, you should always call the police in order to get an accident report.

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  • I received a letter for a slip and fall from a non renter. I do not have liability coverage and wonder what my next step should

    The person claims to have fallen down slippery stairs.

    Robert’s Answer

    I agree with the previous answer. If you do not have insurance, then they might be coming after you personally. You need to have a civil defense attorney. There are some great attorneys in the Avvo community. You should try searching for one in your area to protect your interests. Good luck to you!

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  • Saliendo de un dealer en Fort Myers, Florida me resbale y me caí, en eso momento entraba un carro y me golpeo.

    Causándome danos permanentes en mi columna vertebral ya que por el impacto una de mis vertebras esta tocando mi espina dorsal, causándome grandes dolores.

    Robert’s Answer

    I'm sorry to hear about your predicament. In order to recover monetary compensation in Florida, you must prove that the owner of the premises had actual or constructive knowledge of the object or substance you slipped on. Constructive knowledge meaning the dangerous condition was there for a significant amount of time or happened so regularly that the owner should have known about it. I suggest you or a family member go back to the premises where you fell and take pictures of the dangerous condition and surrounding area. You should also try to get the information from the driver that hit you after you fell. Due to the severity of your injuries, I strongly suggest you retain a personal injury lawyer in your area to see if you have a valid claim. Good luck to you!

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  • I am a security officer for one of the most recognized university in Florida. This evening when I left to secure the buildings

    around the campus I locked the security house. When I return I find my boss inside. My concern is that sometimes I leave personal items inside, for example, documents, electronic, my e-mail ,etc.. Is it legal for him to just unlock the door wi...

    Robert’s Answer

    From the limited facts you've given, I would venture a guess and say "Yes, it is legal". Leaving your personal items in a security house does not bar your boss from entering the building in which he presumably operates. If you do not want your boss to view personal items inside the security building, I suggest you remove the documents or log out of you email every time you exit the security building. Good luck to you!

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  • I had an accident in 1993,while stopped, my foot silpped off the brake and hit the car in front of me, doing about 2 mph.

    The driver of the car I hit, complained that his neck hurt. I asked him if he wanted me to call police or an ambulance, and he declined. He has continued his law suit against me, but we have not been to court. What are my options at this point. ...

    Robert’s Answer

    Without having all the facts, I will attempt to answer your question the best I can. Florida's statute of limitations for car accidents is 4 years from the date of accident. Did he file his lawsuit within that time or is he just threatening to file suit? If he did not file suit, then his claim will be barred. If he did file suit, then you should have notified your insurance company to defend your interests and they will provide an attorney for you.

    If you did not have insurance, then I suggest you talk to a personal injury lawyer in your area. 1993? 2 mph? Sounds like the court should have dismissed due to inactivity or you should file a motion to dismiss. Good luck to you!

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  • What is exempted from personal liability when my insurance co is being sued for my at-fault accident?

    Can they take my home, property, retirement savings, disability benefits?

    Robert’s Answer

    This question has many issues and hopefully I my generalization will answer some of your questions. The first issue is how much coverage you have and what kind of damages did the other party incur. If you have a significant amount of BI coverage, enough to cover the other party's damages, then your company will issue payment and demand a release in return that indemnifies the insurance company and yourself of any future medical bills, etc. If you do not have enough BI coverage, hopefully the other driver had enough UM coverage for the difference.

    However, if you are being sued personally for the accident, which hopefully will not occur, then the question becomes, "can they put a lien on my home?" Do you own property that is jointly owned by a spouse? They shouldn't be able to go after jointly owned property. And they shouldn't be able to touch your retirement savings if it is in a bona fide retirement account.

    I strongly suggest you seek a free consultation with an attorney in your area to protect yourself! Good luck to you!

    Robert J. Sunner
    The Sunner Law Firm
    150 W. Warren Ave.
    Longwood, FL 32750

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