According to a study done by the Insurance Research Council, those who hire an attorney in a personal injury case receive a 3.5 times larger settlements than those who settle with the insurance adjuster on their own.
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For most simple car accidents, auto insurance companies are able to handle disputes between the parties and take care of the property damage and medical expenses for anyone who incurs them. However, for more complex car accidents or in cases where there are severe injuries, you may need to take further action to protect your rights.
Because PIP insurance systems are much less common than liability systems, most people are not familiar with how they work.
Below, we’ll take a look at five things you probably didn’t know about PIP insurance.
Mediations fail to resolve the dispute in a bodily injury case for a variety of reasons. This article seeks to explore what this mediator sees as the top 3 recurring reasons that personal injury claims fail to settle.
Most people are involved in car accidents so infrequently, that when an accident occurs, they are unsure of what they should do – and what they should refrain from doing.
You should never agree to unilaterally provide a recorded statement to the defendant’s insurance company. This is because anything that you say during the recorded statement, including admissions of fault or negligence, can be used against you later on in your case.
There are two points that I often find clients need clarification on—or didn’t know about at all. They are the 14-day rule and the Emergency Medical Condition rule.
Better known by its acronym IME, an Independent Medical Evaluation is used by insurance companies to “investigate” and evaluate if continuing treatment is necessary. Better yet, it is usually used by insurance companies to “cut-off” someone’s benefits.
A passenger is generally in the best situation of anybody involved in an automobile accident because a passenger, unless a passenger is waving in the driver’s face or something, or distracting them, a passenger is usually never at fault.
Many individuals who are involved in a car accident are generally able to return to work after a few weeks, but if you have suffered a disabling injury as the result of Florida car accident, your career and earning potential may be in jeopardy.
Involvement in a motor vehicle accident can be extremely stressful and time–consuming – particularly if you have never been involved in an accident before. Recovery and treatment take up many hours of time and keep you from both your personal life and your professional life.
All too often I am asked questions in such as “What can I do to make sure my claim does not get rejected” The very basic answer to that question is, insurance companies are going to reject some of your claims as a matter of course. But what types of mistakes can you actually control?
In this article we will discuss how the Florida No-Fault law (Florida Statute 627.736) is effected by your choice of destination and choice of vehicle. This article assumes that the reader is a person insured to drive, owns a vehicle, and is insured with a Florida-based policy.
Victims of car accidents often want to know how long their car accident injury case will take. The answer will vary depending on several different factors, including who was at fault, how serious the accident was, whether you settle right away or pursue the case to trial and whether you have an experienced attorney to guide you through the process.
We all know that it’s not necessary to buy an insurance policy if you’re going to take a walk or ride your bike, thankfully. However, if you’re hit by a car while doing so, does that mean you’re unable to be compensated for your injuries and losses? Fortunately, no, thanks to PIP.
Logic would seem to dictate that the less severe the injury, the simpler it should be to resolve your personal injury claim. However, that is not always the case.
It’s important to realize that after you’re involved in a car crash, the insurance company commences an investigation immediately.
Yes, you should always notify your insurance company of any accidents. You can notify the other insurance company, the adverse or defendant insurance company, or you can let us do it, which we prefer.
Unfortunately, I have experienced many incidents when a potential client may have been under the impression they had Full coverage only to discover through an initial assessment of their case that they actually have “fools coverage”, less coverage than what they were led to believe they had.
For some Floridians, this proposed new law could reduce their rates. But in comparison to how much it will increase rates for those with low-incomes, it’s hardly a win for anybody.
While certain aspects of your insurance plan are designed to compensate you after an accident, such as repairs to your vehicle and payment of medical expenses under PIP, other aspects are designed to protect those you may have injured in an accident.
As an accident victim, it is important to keep in mind that your insurance company is not going to simply issue you a check for your stated damages because you do not have to establish fault. Insurance is a business, and the way that insurers remain profitable is by paying out as little as possible on each claim that is made.
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