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Peter Scott Van Keuren

Palm Beach Gardens Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. Its been two years and five months now since my accident not happy with the firm i'm with if you call it that.

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Don Paul Harvey
    2. Kim Michael Cullen
    3. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    4. David Hughes Harris
    5. Elizabeth Catherine Munro
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    The time it takes to resolve an injury suit is extremely variable and no one is able reasonably say our lawyer is not doing a proper job representing you. The good news is that the other side has made an offer. It appears from your question that the mater is in litigation. Litigation of claims does extend the life of the matter for many of reasons. Once a case is placed in litigation, it typically takes more than 1 year to get to trial. Mediation is a process used to evaluate and...

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  2. Should I contact an attorney?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. David H. Burns
    2. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    3. Loren Weiss Pincus
    4. Dennis Michael Phillips
    5. Jeffrey Robert Davis
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    You should immediately go to the emergency room and get checked for serious injury. An added benefit is that the emergency room is legally able under the new PIP law to certify that you have sustained an "emergency medical condition" that will prevent your insurance company from reducing your PIP benefits. Second, you should follow-up with the medical providers recommended by the emergency room physician. Third, you should consult a local personal injury attorney to help you navigate and...

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  3. In a personal injury case. After settlement how long does it take to negotiate medical bills

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Don Paul Harvey
    2. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    3. Nick Jay Dorsten
    4. Rachelle Renee Bocksch
    5. Ryan Philip Rudd
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    There is no set time frame for the negotiation of the bills and a lot depends on the medical providers themselves. Like any negotiation, there may be a a bit of back and forth until an agreement is reached. in many cases the client also was covered by health insurance, Medicare or Medicaid. These health insurance plans are also entitled to repayment for the amounts they paid for related medical treatment and they usually have a lien on the settlement proceeds. Dealing with Medicare alone...

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  4. My UN licensed adult brother took my car and damaged it, while driving without my permission he hit a stationary object.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    2. Don Paul Harvey
    3. David J. McCormick
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. David Ian Schoen
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    You might make a claim if you have the coverage for collision damage, however, the insurance company will always conduct an investigation of some sort. During the investigation they will ask the details of the crash. You will either tell them the truth or you will commit insurance fraud and lie about the facts. If you tell the truth, the insurance company will likely seek subrogation from your brother for the damages he caused. If you choose to lie and commit insurance fraud, which I...

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  5. How do I negotiate a minor personal injury claim directly with negligent party"s insurance?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    2. Christian K. Lassen II
    3. John Kevin Griffin
    4. John Gus Zgourides
    5. Lars A. Lundeen
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    First thing you should do is consult with a personal injury attorney in Tampa. Most will offer a free initial consultation. If you decide to retain an attorney on a contingent fee basis be prepared to pay 1/3 of any settlement for fees the attorney to invest their time and energy in your claim. You will also be responsible for the costs incurred. Without medical care, the value of your claim is likely diminished. t is important to document and determine the extent of injuries early on....

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  6. How long pip auto accident law suit take

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    2. Hernando Victor Pineres
    3. Don Paul Harvey
    4. Brian Christopher Hogan
    5. David A. Papa
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    Suits to recover benefits under a personal injury protection (PIP) policy have no set time frame for completion. While the vast majority of these cases settle prior to trial, it can take 1-2 years to get a case to trial depending on how heavily it is defended. These are very technical cases with a number of unique issues and should only be handled by attorneys with experience in PIP suits.

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  7. Left turn hit by a car with no headlights am I still at fault?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    2. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    3. Michael Brevda
    4. Regina Powers Hunter
    5. Bret A. Schnitzer
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    First of all, I hope your injuries are not too bad and that you will recover. Fault for an accident is not detemined by a police report. It is determined by a jury and the police report is not admissible evidence. In addition, the traffic infractions are not admissible. In situations like the one you described, fault be assessed against both parties. This is known as comparative negligence. You should immediately do two things. First you should speak with a personal injury attorney...

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  8. Can I go to Small Claims Court when two drivers disagree about a phantom third car being involved in a car accident?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    2. Lawrence Joseph Marraffino
    3. David J. McCormick
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    YEs you can sue in the Small Claims division of County Court. The court will hear evidence and make a decision on the factual dispute. The court will first require you to mediate the claim before setting the final hearing. You will be able to call witnesses and cross-examine the Defendant and their witnesses as well. It is likely that the other driver will be represented by an attorney hired by his insurance company to defend. him. That will make it more difficult for you to proceed...

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  9. What is a herniated disc worth in a accdent seetlement case?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Henry James Graham II
    2. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    3. Abel Lopez
    4. Kevin Michael Sparkman
    5. Keith Patrick Ligori
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    This is the second worst way to evaluate your injury and damages. The first is to base it on the experience of your uncle's friend's granddaughter's babysitter who "got a million dollars for the exact same thing." Each case is unique and each person's injury affects them differently. You need to sit down with an attorney who has access to all of you present and past medical information as well as the information relating to wage loss, healthcare insurance, medicare, medicaid and many other...

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  10. Has there been a change in Florida with regard to first party bad faith claims in the state of Florida

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    2. Matthew A. Dolman
    3. Robert John Healy Jr.
    4. John Michael Phillips
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    First party bad faith actions are governed by Florida Statute section 624.155. As a prerequisite to pursuing a bad faith action against your own insurer, you must first file and serve a Civil Remedy Notice of Insurer Violation under the statute. These can now be completed on line at the Dept. of Insurance website. Once the insurance company receives the Notice, they have 60 days to remedy the allegd violation. Bad faith is tricky and expensive to pursue and they aren't necessarily "slam-...

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