Can the car owner be responsible for the injuries caused by someone else driving their vehicle even when the owner is not in the car? The answer is a resounding YES. The car owner’s liability stays with the car with just a few exceptions. This is important to remember as we enter into high school.
You’re stopped at a light, waiting patiently for the red to turn green when BAM! you get rear-ended. A hundred things run through your pounding head—what happened? Who is going to pick up the kids? How am I going to get anything done today? What am I supposed to do now? Even minor car accidents.
Knowing what to do after a car accident is one thing. Knowing what not to do after a car accident is also important. To best protect your rights after a car accident, here are five things you should not to do after a car accident: 1. Not call the police after the accident. I understand.
Driving slowly in the left lane on a multi-lane road can cause road rage, aggravation and could cost you a ticket. Did you know that the left lane is for passing and not for driving slowly in the left lane? Florida Statute 316.081(3) states: On a road, street, or highway having two or more lanes.
In my last post, we talked about the dangers of spring breakers causing car accidents in a rental car. Now, let’s discuss spring breakers having a car accident involving Uber or Lyft or other transportation network companies (I know, quite the legal name, but that is what the Florida law uses). With spring break in.
Lost wages often occur after a car accident. Sometimes it may be a few days of missed work, but sometimes a car accident can cause a person to miss weeks or months because of injuries sustained in the crash. How does someone who sustained lost wages because of a car accident get reimbursed for their.
Recently, someone asked me how I can compete with law firms like 411-PAIN or 1-800-ASK-GARY who pour massive amounts of money for television commercials. I was surprised that he didn’t know that these two entities are not law firms or attorneys. He was surprised to find out the puppet master for each of these two.
I can’t tell you how many times I hear people tell me that they have “full coverage” when talking about their automobile insurance coverage. Just the other day, a client advised me that he had full coverage, but when I looked at his policy, it was clear that he was unclear of what “full coverage””.
After a Florida car accident, there can be substantial medical bills, lost wages and the general hassles and inconvenience of being involved in a crash. However, if there is no permanent injury, there can be no award for pain and suffering damages. Florida’s Law on Pain and Suffering Damages/Permanent Injuries Florida’s law on the need.
Stacked or non-stacked uninsured motorist coverage? That is the question. The easy answer is get stacked uninsured motorist coverage. For decades, I have been telling all who will listen that the most important automobile insurance coverage you can purchase is uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage. This coverage protects you and your family if you (or.
We have all seen those TV commercial attorneys telling you that they are the ones to call after a car accident. However, most fail to answer the most basic question, “Do I need to hire a lawyer after a car accident?” Despite being in the personal injury field for over 28 years, my answer to.
A car accident can happen to anyone and can happen in so many different ways. The automobile accident can be a minor one with no physical injuries. However, what can initially appear to be a minor accident can sometimes lead to longstanding injuries. Therefore, it is important that you take the following steps to protect.
“Florida is a no-fault state.” That’s what you may hear after being involved in a car accident. Many people don’t fully understand that what that means and could mislead you in your rights after an automobile accident. Let’s examine what being a no-fault state really means. In a no-fault state such as Florida, your own.
Being hit by a car while walking or riding a bike can lead to the need for medical care for injuries. However, who is responsible for payment of these medical bills? Prior articles have discussed the fact that if you are injured in a car accident, your own personal injury protection (PIP) coverage will pay.