Andrew Needle’s Answers

Andrew Needle

Miami Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. Do you think it really matters what type of attorney a person retains in a personal injury situation?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Ilya Demetrios Frangos
    2. Frederick Joseph Sette
    3. Malosack Berjis
    4. David B Pittman
    5. Randall Richard Sevenish
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    You absolutely must contact an attorney with considerable experiences and resources to deal with what sounds like a potentially catastrophic injury to your child. This type of cases requires an attorney experienced in dealing with multiple engineering, scientific and medical experts. Your current attorney can help you find such a person (or you can find them on your own- interview several) and check peer reviewed listings of lawyers,

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  2. I thought I had UM Protection in my auto insurance policy but didn't , had an accident , person under insured . Now what ?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Kim Michael Cullen
    2. Scott W. Leeds
    3. David B Pittman
    4. Andrew Needle
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    Firstly, you need to hire an attorney experienced in the this area. Among the considerations are whether you had a valid "waiver" of the limits and if you were adequately informed about what you were being asked to waive. If your agent did not adequately advise you, then you might have what is called an "errors and omissions" lawsuit against the agent for failing to fulfill their obligations when selling you the policy. Most importantly however you need an attorney to help you deal with the...

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  3. Personal Injury Claim with Insurance Companies: Can a claimant self represent and process a lawsuit in Florida?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Edward J. Fucillo
    2. Hernando Victor Pineres
    3. Alyson Marie George
    4. David Hughes Harris
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    You can represent yourself so long as you are an individual and not a corporation. If you are not a lawyer, you cannot represent your spouse or child if they have claims. You really should have an attorney to level the playing field with the insurance company. They will have a lawyer and you will be at a serious disadvantage. If you are concerned about fees, the lawyer can represent you on a contingent fee and take a portion of the recovery as a fee so you will not have to come up with the...

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  4. Does my husband have any recourse against hospital?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Karen Tallent Munzer
    2. John Paul Thygerson
    3. Andrew Needle
    4. Kevin Coluccio
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    This is question that is much to complex to answer here. You will need the sworn opinion of a qualified medical expert to enter into Florida's Medical Malpractice Pre-Suit Screening process which is required by law. Most importantly however, you will need the assistance of an experienced medical malpractice attorney as soon as possible since it appears that there could be a statute of limitations issue. There is a two year statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases which began to run...

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  5. I had an accident in 2007.When you have a personal injury case you can only go after the insurance coverage where you injured?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. David Hughes Harris
    2. Hernando Victor Pineres
    3. Adam Todd Dougherty
    4. David J. McCormick
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    There are circumstances in which you can recover more than the policy limits of $125,000.00 but in Florida it is generally very difficult. Firstly you will have to win your trial and obtain a judgment in excess of the policy limits. You can attempt to collect the excess amount from the assets of the homeowner, but you must realize that Florida is considered a "debtor's state" meaning that debtors have many ways to avoidpaying personal judgments that are not covered by insurance. Among the tools...

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  6. If a lawyer can practice in your state does that mean they can practice in any court within that state?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Dale Christopher Carson
    2. David B Pittman
    3. Scott W. Leeds
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    Any lawyer with a license in good standing from the Florida Bar can practice in any state court (as opposed to Federal court) throughout Florida. However, a lawyer with a license in good standing from the Florida Bar, can practice within the United States District Courts in Florida (Northern District, Middle District, and Southern District) only by requesting and being granted permission by that particular District Court. The standards differ from district to district, and they can even require...

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