Don Paul Harvey’s Answers

Don Paul Harvey

Maitland Personal Injury Lawyer.

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  1. I got in a car accident but my insurance company said I cannot sue the other party only they can sue. Is that true?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Jeffrey Robert Davis
    2. Ronald William Slonaker
    3. David Hughes Harris
    4. Don Paul Harvey
    5. Michael R Varble, Esq.
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    Need more facts. You can only sue if YOUR ARE NOT AT FAULT. If you are at fault (100%) then, you will not be able to recover anything. Call some local personal injury attorneys and never take the word of an insurance carrier as being "correct."

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  2. I pay my adult daughter's car insurance am I liable if she causes a DUI fatality?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. James William Guarnieri Jr.
    2. Marian Audrey Lindquist
    3. Don Paul Harvey
    4. Miguel Amador
    5. Josh P Tolin
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    As non-owner and non-driver, you will likely not be held liable for a DUI fatality in Florida.

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  3. Uninsured motorist insurance

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Michael Evan Greenspan
    2. Don Paul Harvey
    3. Miguel Amador
    4. Christopher Robert Dillingham II
    5. C. Donald Briggs III
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    You get what you paid for and nothing more...absent some element of bad faith on their part. All too common here in Florida. Until Tallahassee requires some meaningful form of bodily injury and a serious mechanism on enforcement, purchase as much UIM as you can afford. Chances are if you are hit by another car, the owner will no liability or minimal limits.

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  4. Is my spouse required to release her loss of consortium claim in order for me to receive my own auto accident injury settlement?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Todd J Stabinski
    2. Don Paul Harvey
    3. Jeffrey Robert Davis
    4. Elizabeth Taylor Herd
    5. David Ian Schoen
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    I am sure your lawyer will protect her rights. The release being signed probably is very specific that is for her consortium claim only, and does not affect her claim for injuries. Yes, very common to require husbands and wife to sign releases and generally, yes, consortium claims are not really worth much at all except in the rarest of circumstances. Usually couples don't want to bring the "personal bedroom" life into a suit except in catastrophic type injuries. Listen to your attorney,...

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  5. I have a very clear cut auto accident case in which I was "t boned" and the ins. co. states clearly they have no defense...

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Christopher Robert Dillingham II
    2. Julie S Luhrsen
    3. Philip Anthony Fabiano
    4. Don Paul Harvey
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    I suggest you sit down with him and "clear the air" if possible. Look in your contract, there will likely be an hourly rate should you terminate his services for time put in on the file. Additionally, costs are things it takes to run a file, from postage/photocopies, etc., to medical records, reports, filing fees, etc. As a personal injury lawyer in Florida for 19 years, I can nothing comes easy or quickly these days. Ultimately if you can't work it out, you can terminate his services, but...

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  6. Could they sue me for additional money for their car, or for injury?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Don Paul Harvey
    2. Mark Theodore Tischhauser
    3. Gabriel Dante Mazzitelli
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
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    I guess the question is whether you had bodily injury liability insurance. From the sounds of it, you didn't, so you can be held personally liable for the damages caused. No fault simply means PIP is in place, so there is a way for anyone involved in a car accident to get medical care, despite themselves even being at fault. I always tell my clients to be sure to buy bodily injury as well as uninsured motorist. You simply need it in this state, despite it not being "required." You may wish...

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  7. Where can I find a personal injury defense lawyer in my area if I am potentially sued for an auto accident?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Don Paul Harvey
    2. David Thomas Aronberg
    3. Olga Porven
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
    5. Jeffrey Mark Adams
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    Plenty of defense lawyers around. However, the insurance company will likely retain counsel, should they file suit. Right now you have not even been served with a suit, so I would not be too concerned right now. Your carrier will keep you posted on settlement negotiations and if the limits are tendered and accepted, they should acquire a release in your favor.

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  8. My dog bit my neighbor at the fault of my neighbor, what do I do next?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Miguel Amador
    2. Kathryn Elizabeth Lee
    3. Don Paul Harvey
    4. David A. Papa
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    As others have pointed out, place your carrier on notice and let them handle it.

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  9. I was hit by a dui driver head on. I received multiple severe fractures and was hospitalized for 10 weeks. He had no medical.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Don Paul Harvey
    2. Jason D. Holbrook
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    4. David Hughes Harris
    5. Julie S Luhrsen
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    No in FL you are required to carry PIP which covers 80% of your medical bills and 60% of your wage loss to policy limits. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO CARRY BODILY INJURY INSURANCE in Florida and unfortunately, most don't. You probably need counsel to assist you in verifying if there are any assets worth going after. THE GOOD is you have UIM from the sounds of it. So at least there is an avenue of recovery to pursue from.

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  10. I told my lawyer to settle a car accident claim, she settled for $15,000, afterwards I changed my mind

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Richard L. Weldon II
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    3. James William Guarnieri Jr.
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    Yes, quite possible. If it is simply a case of "buyers remorse" after you clearly agreed to accept the same, you may be forced to move forward with the settlement.

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