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  • Is it common to seek a 2nd attorney to consult with regarding a legal case already in the courts.

    I am in the midst of a large premise liability suit, I was seriously injured by a careless employee and have incurred over $600,000 in medical bills and suffered though 2 years of pain. I have already hired an attorney but feel as though I need a...

    R. Kent’s Answer

    I don't understand the comment about the fee going up if the case settles short of trial - in FL the fee generally increases when suit (and an answer) are filed and remains constant through trial - and many lawyers don't charge the increased % unless it does goes to trial. Have a heart-to-heart with your lawyer about the value of your case - if you cant get comfortable with the advice, you have the option of terminating your arrangement and looking for another lawyer, but I'd exhaust all other options first.

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  • Auto Accident Settlement? Fair Offer?

    We were involved in a car accident in Florida in November 2012. Someone drove into the side of our car and casused the car to flip. The other driver was 100% at fault and recieved 2 citations by FHP. The insurance company immediately acceptable 10...

    R. Kent’s Answer

    since you already have a lawyer, it would not be appropriate for another lawyer to answer your questions. I would suggest you ask your lawyer what he/she thinks, and why - and if you disagree, ask for permission to get another opinion from another lawyer.

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  • Good Morning, i want to know if i can sue the Insurance company for taking more than 2 years to settle my case.

    I have paid for coverage of 100,000$ which the ins company charges you more for as a policy option. I had an accident which i was rear ended and i had back surgery neck injury and severe nerve damage in elbo. I ran out of money to treat after back...

    R. Kent’s Answer

    no, but you can (and should) sue them for the injuries themselves - and sooner than later. The statute of limitations is 4 years on an injury claim in FL but there's no real incentive for them to be in any kind of a hurry. you cant hold a gun to their head and force them to write a check, but you can drag them to the courthouse which is the real motivation they need to pay attention and be fair with you.

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  • My wife was crossing over 316 heading north when a guy in the median who was headed south an was turning left an hit my wife as

    she was coming straight across

    R. Kent’s Answer

    from what you've stated, the other driver is clearly at fault - so if your wife was injured you should contact a GA injury lawyer

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