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Peter Scott Van Keuren

Palm Beach Gardens Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. Florida PIP Benefits/Claim Question

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    2. Abraham Ovadia
    3. Ryan Philip Rudd
    4. Fesner Petion
    5. Don Paul Harvey
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    Personal Injury protection benefits are available to pay for medical treatment or lost wages. They are not intended to compensate you for your injury. PIP should have addressed the payment of your single doctor's visit already. If you have lost time from work you can submit a wage claim and PIP will pay 60% of your lost wages. if however you are asking if you can make a claim for the PIP benefits to put the money in your pocket, the answer is likely no.

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  2. How do you determine the percentage of a settlement offer with injuries from an auto accident?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    2. Clifford M. Miller
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
    4 lawyer answers

    Your question is not entirely clear, however, if the accident was solely the fault of the other driver, your son should be compensated fully for his injury and damages. If the claim is not in litigation (no lawsuit filed) typically, the attorney's fees will be 1/3 of the recovery. The fee agreement between your son and his attorney will state the amounts applicable. If a lawsuit has been filed, generally, the attorneys fees will be 40%. In addition the attorney may charge extra for costs...

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  3. CAN ANYONE PLEASE HELP ME WITH MY PERSONAL INJURY QUESTION?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Adam Todd Dougherty
    2. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    3. David John Glatthorn
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Typically a demand letter is a settlement offer made to the opposing party setting forth the reason you believe they are at at fault and liable for your injury, the damages sustained in the past and expected to be sustained in the future and an amount "demanded" to settle the claim. They are frequently prepared by attorneys before suit is filed to attepmt to settle claims prior to litigation. If you have already mediated chances are your attorney already sent a demand letter to the other...

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  4. Defendant's Brother is a lawyer. Can D be served in care of his brother?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    2. Heather Morcroft
    3. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    3 lawyer answers

    Service of process is governed by the statutes, specifically, chapter 48, Florida Statutes. There are strict requirements about who can serve original process (summons and complaint), when service can be made ( generally, not on Sundays) and how constructive service can be made. Constructive service involves serving someone other than the named defendant. As stated above, serving a family member may be appropriate in some instances but it has no bearing on whether the family member is an...

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  5. What are my options?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    2. Kevin Coluccio
    3. Lars A. Lundeen
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    4 lawyer answers

    You should immediately contact your insurance carrier and cooperate in their investigation and defense of any claim. You should NOT speak with the insurance company or attorney of the bicycle rider. If you fail to promptly report to your insurance company and fail to cooperate with them in the investigation and defense you may jeopadize your coverage.

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  6. Am i covered if the other person didnt have insurance at the moment of accident?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    2. David Hughes Harris
    3. Joseph John Bernardo
    4. Andrew Jay Weinstein
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    You need an attorney quickly. Your Personal Injury Protection benefits are available but you must receive treatment within 14 days or they are gone. The other vehicle's insurer cannot cancel the policy without appropriate notice. Don;t try to handle this without professional help.

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  7. Need help about liability in car accident

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    2. Julie S Luhrsen
    3. Timothy George Kerrigan
    4. Arthur Collin Cherry
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
    5 lawyer answers

    You need to consult a local attorney. You cannot compel an insurance company to pay when they won't make an offer unless you file suit. Typically, the insurance company only offers 50% to settle such claims always claiming a liability split. You also need to be sure you will not be pursuing a claim for injury as a suit for property damages only will preclude a later suit for injury.

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  8. If in Florida I refuse to attend a deposition what can happen to me?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    2. Jeffrey Robert Davis
    3. Jeffrey B. Lampert
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    What can happen to you depends on whether you are a party to the lawsuit or just a witness. In this case it appears you are a witness to a criminal prosecution. Generally in that instance you will be served a subpoena to appear for the deposition. The subpoena has the force of a court order and your failure to appear is likely to result in a court order of contempt and order compelling you to appear. If you do not appear after the court's order you may be found in direct contempt and taken...

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  9. What does this mean, Hearing /Defense Motion to Withdraw as Atty of record..

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    2. Jeffrey Robert Davis
    3. Clifford M. Miller
    3 lawyer answers

    Assuming your husband is the only defendant in the case, it is an indication that the court has set a hearing on the defense attorney's motion to withdraw from representing your husband. The is a motion that was filed detailing the reasons (although they are possibly vague in the motion itself for legal reasons) why the defense attorney does not feel that he/she can adequately represent your husband in the case. Your husband should have received the motion and should call the attorney to...

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  10. How much compensation can my boyfriend get for a (fractured) foot after being in a accident after a year and still has pain?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Marc Sean Hurd
    2. Peter Scott Van Keuren
    3. Don Paul Harvey
    4. Jeffrey Robert Davis
    5. Lars A. Lundeen
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    Your boyfriend needs to consult a personal injury injury attorney. Too many variables exist in evaluating a case like this.

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