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Peter Scott Van Keuren

Palm Beach Gardens Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. 28 year old son car title in his name has small fender bender has insurance but we are also on policy because he lives with us

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    2. Christopher Steven Hoffmann
    3. David J. McCormick
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Ty EG Hinnant
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    First, you should report the information to the insurance company. Second, relax, if any claim arises, the insurance company will address it and will retain a lawyer on your son's behalf if he is sued. Since the car is titled in your son's name and he is an adult, you have no responsibility for the claim. The fact that you are on the insurance policy does not make you liable for the acts of an adult child with their own vehicle.

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  2. I have no insurance and someone hit me . what do I do? Does their insurance pay for the damages? I'm not at fault!

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    2. Stephen Brian Bull
    3. Jeffrey Alan Adelman
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    The person at fault is responsible for the damages. The No-Fault law applies only to personal injury protection insurance. That coverage is required and would provide medical coverage for you regardless of fault. Without that coverage you will deemed self-insured up to the first $10,000 of medical damages. The property damage to your vehicle will be the responsibility of the person who caused the crash.

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  3. Would accepting payment from ins company of the other driver for medical liability affect my own insurance claims?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    2. Julie S Luhrsen
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    4. S. David Rosenthal Esquire
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    There a number of issues herein. First, your PIP coverage is responsible for payment of your medical bills up to the PIP limits (typically $10,000). Bills are paid at the rate of 80% unless you also have medical payments coverage under your auto policy. Your health insurance carrier will have a lien upon your settlement for any amounts they have paid prior to the date of settlement. If you are still treating you can still submit your bills to them without repercussion. If you have...

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  4. Do landlord have to 5 days after process server serve the tenant the summon to ask for a motion for default or 5 days after ROS

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    2. Natalie F Guerra-Valdes
    3. Carol Lynne Zimmerly
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    The 5 day period for the tenant to respond to the eviction lawsuit begins running when the tenant is served.

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  5. I got a ticket with accident. Can I get pictures of the car that hit me from my ins co.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    2. Elizabeth Taylor Herd
    3. Thomas Everett Parnell
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
    5. David Ian Schoen
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    If your insurance company has photographs of the other vehicle they might provide them to you but they are under no requirement to do so. Generally, your insurance company will obtain photos of your vehicle, if you have collision coverage and they will usually share those photos with you. There is no real reason why they should not share photos of the vehicle with you, if they have them, but some insurance companies are simply not that helpful. If you speak to your adjuster, you can explain...

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  6. We had a pre-trial hearing for a summary judgement and the judge Denied the platiffs motion and said it needed to go to trial.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    2. Aseal F Morghem
    3. Timothy George Kerrigan
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    Take a look at Rule 1.420(e) of the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure. It requires that you provide notice of your intent to dismiss for failure to prosecute and allows the Plaintiff an opportunity to take some action in the case before dismissal. I have copied the Rule below for you. "(e) Failure to Prosecute. In all actions in which it appears on the face of the record that no activity by filing of pleadings, order of court, or otherwise has occurred for a period of 10 months, and no...

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  7. How much can u sue insurance in the state of fla. for a car reack

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Eric J Trabin
    2. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    3. Julie S Luhrsen
    4. Michael Lee Weimorts
    5. Don Paul Harvey
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    There is no limit to what you can seek, however, there are limits on who you can sue and the elements of damage that may be awarded. for instance, you ask about suing "insurance". You are only able to sue your own insurance carrier, not the insurance carrier for the party that caused the crash. You can sue your own insurance carrier for benefits if you have the coverage and they fail to properly pay or adjust your claim for benefits. With respect to the party that might be at fault for...

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  8. What charges can a lawyer charge other then the 33% for the lawyer fees for a auto accident in I wasn't the one in da wrong

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    2. Don Paul Harvey
    3. Jeffrey Robert Davis
    4. Tanya Marie Bachand
    5. Marc Sean Hurd
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    The Florida Bar has limits which establish the most an attorney can charge a client for a personal injury action if the case is taken on a contingent fee basis. Generally, in Florida the attorney fee would be 1/3 if the case is resolved before a lawsuit. The fee may vary if a governmental entity is the Defendant, if a lawsuit is filed, if there is an appeal, etc. You need to sit down with your attorney and have them explain the fee agreement so you understand it. on the

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  9. Accident car/motorcycle

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    3. Don Paul Harvey
    4. George Costas Andriotis
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    The coverage available to you on your wife's policy will be detailed in the language of the policy itself. If the vehicle that struck you was at fault however, you may have a claim for damages against that driver (and the owner of the vehicle as well). You should consult with an attorney to determine what benefits your policy will provide and to explore the possible claims against the other vehicle involved.

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  10. Should I sign an LPOA from my attorney to deposit a check received for settlement purposes in a PI case?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Kathryn Elizabeth Lee
    2. James William Guarnieri Jr.
    3. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    4. David John Glatthorn
    5. Jeffrey Mark Adams
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    It is common to signed such a Power of Attorney to allow the attorney to deposit the settlement funds into a trust account. Typically the settlement checks are made payable to the client and teh attorney. It is cumbersome to obtain client's signature upon such checks and using a POA helps speed the deposit and clearance of the funds. The funds deposited into the trust account remain the property of the client. Warning: There are cases where unscrupulous attorneys have absconded with trust...

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