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  • Me and my baby were in a car when a drunk lady smashed into us. How should i go about suing this ignorant person.

    I know Florida is a non-fault state or whatever, but i haven't felt right since the crash, and what if something is wrong with my baby that isn't visible right now. The woman was cuffed and sent to jail. I want to know what to do and say to get as...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    The simple answer is that you really should get an attorney to help you. Cases against drunk drivers tend to have more value than if the other driver simply was negligent. I would contact an attorney as quickly as possible so that no evidence is lost.

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  • My husband had a routine cataract implant and has ended up with permanent double vision related to the anesthetic,

    Does he have the right to compensation for the pain , headaches, nausea, further surgeries, and loss of enjoyment of his daily activites of living.

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Adding to the answer you already received, it may be that the double vision was a risk of the procedure and could occur with the absence of negligence. I think an atty would have to know more about how the anesthetic was administered before a determination could be made as to whether there is a claim. Additionally, it would be important to know whether the double vision is predicted to be permanent. As you were earlier advised, don't forget that there is a two year statute of limitations.

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  • Regarding topics & questions in a PI case what can the defence ask the injured party at trial that are unrelated to the case?

    My friend told me if I go to trial the D will try to make me look bad in front of a jury like ask questions ..have you ever had a STD , abortion divorce,? failed a spelling test in second grade?

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Generally speaking they can only ask you questions concerning the accident. If you are particularly concerned about something that might be borderline relevant lawyers can ask the judge in advance for a ruling that the questions not be asked.

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  • My mother fell in front of total wine store in clearwater fl, who is liable to help her with the medical bills?

    my mother fell and broke her knee cap in half in front of total wine store. Is only she liable to pay for her medical or is she elgible to get help from property owner.. Since she took the ambulance ride to the hospital where she had too have pins...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    The critical issue is determining why she fell and documenting it. For example, if there was an unmarked step down, or steps of an improper heighth, or materials such as broken wine bottles she may well have a claim. If she simple lost her balance for no apparent reason it would not be a good claim. In essence you have to prove that there was some negligence on the part of the store owner

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  • Does the lady have a case against us?

    My husband got in a car accident in a company vehicle (a flat bed truck with 2 pallets loaded). the lady cut him off then slammed on the brakes. My husband was unable to stop that fast due to his load and nudged her. he only damaged that occured w...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    I think the first thing you should do is turn it over to your insurance company and let them handle it. It doesn't sound like much of a case.

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  • My wife had a car accident with her learners permit,will insurance cover her?

    Nobody was with her at the moment of collision,she was turnig right, a truck tried to pass her speeding, and he did not realize that another car was coming from opposite lane so truck hit another car.,she is not at fault, the driver from the t...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    This should not affect your insurance. You should immediately adivse your insurance agent of what happened.

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  • In florida I had a car accident the judgement was $100,000 more than my coverage I have no money to pay what happens now?

    my coverage was 25,000

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    You should contact a lawyer in your area who handles bad faith cases. There is a possibiilty that if the insurance company did not offer your policy limits early on in the case that they may be held responsible for sums in excess of the policy limits.

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  • My 77 yr old mother was given a over dose of plavix while she was in the hospital, she lost a large amount of blood. She died a

    week or so later. The hospital staff and the doctors treated her like she object not a person. My sister and I tried so many times to keep her safe from the poor care she received. They release her twice in 4 weeks to a nursing center. Both tim...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    If an autopsy was done that links her death to Plavix you may have something that can be pursued. Unfortunately, under Florida law adult children do not have a claim for the death of a parent if it was caused by medical malpractice. I would urge you to pursue an attorney in St. Petersburg. You need to do so quickly as there is a 2 year statute of limitations. You can get the statue extended 90 days by the filing of a petition to extend. In St. Pete you might contact attorney Tom Masterson. He is an expert in these types of cases and may be able to help you.

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  • In florida if someone gets in a car accident and it is their fault is it legal to not blood test them?

    me and my family were in a very serious head on collision and it badly hurt everyone from my 8 yr old brother to my 72 yr old grandmother!!!!! the girl was 20 and was in bars drinking and had a long history with drugs. the hospital did not do any ...

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    It is up to the police officer to determine whether a blood test should be given. We have tried several cases where we were able to prove intoxication without a blood test. Often, the other driver is hospitalized and the hospital on its own does the test. If you retain an attorney he can ask to see the medical records of the other driver. Also we can find out where the driver was before the accident and possibly prove intoxication that way.

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  • Whatistheststueoflimitationforfloridainmateseverelyinjuredonc.i.constructionjob

    Fell off roof working forc.i. brokenknee and nose.has had 2 unsussesful surgies.has been a year without anyproper treatment. I am a family member this is my e-mail

    Jeffrey’s Answer

    Even though you are a family member it would not preclude you from bringing a claim for worker's compensation. You should contact a lawyer in your area who specializes in worker's compensation. Please remember that there is a 2 year time period that must be adhered to or you will lose the right to bring the claim. If there is no worker's comp and there was a hidden defect in the roof you may be covered by the homeowner's insurance policy.

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