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How Long Will It Take for an Insurance Company to Pay Out My Personal Injury Claim?

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

If you filed a personal injury claim, you probably expect your insurance company to review, investigate, and pay out your claim in a timely manner. However, that doesn’t happen all the time. While Florida law requires insurance companies to accept and provide coverage for legitimate claims “within a reasonable time,” insurers may delay the… Read More »

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Will My Auto Insurance Company Cover the Cost of Ambulance Ride After a Car Accident?

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

Many car accident victims are reluctant to take an ambulance ride for one reason: Taking a ride to the hospital emergency room can be ridiculously expensive. Under the Florida Statutes Section 627.7407, Florida is a no-fault auto insurance state, which means injured victims must file a claim with their own insurance company to seek… Read More »

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How Long Will It Take to Settle Your Personal Injury Case in Florida?

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

After sustaining an injury, you probably have many questions on your mind. One of them is, “How long will it take to settle my personal injury case?” The number of months – or, in some cases, years – it would take to settle your personal injury case in Florida depends on a wide range… Read More »

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What to Do if You Cannot Afford a Personal Injury Attorney in Florida?

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

While you probably know that you should hire a personal injury attorney in Florida, what happens if you cannot afford one? Many lawyers in the state work on a contingency fee basis. It means you are not required to pay your attorney if they do not win your case. Thus, if your attorney does… Read More »

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Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Give a Recorded Statement to Your Insurance Company

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

Following a car crash or another accident in which you were injured in Miami, you will most likely be contacted by your insurance company. The insurer will ask you to give them a recorded statement to discuss what happened to you and how your injury occurred. Giving a Recorded Statement is a Mistake Giving… Read More »

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4 Elements of Negligence in Florida’s Personal Injury Law

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

If you have been injured because of someone else’s fault and think that you only need to prove that the other party was negligent to recover damages, you are wrong. Under Florida’s personal injury law, there are four elements of negligence that must be established in order to obtain compensation for your injuries. For… Read More »

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Do You Need an Expert Witness to Testify in Your Personal Injury Case?

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

Each personal injury case is unique, and fault may not be immediately clear after you get injured. For this reason, you may need an expert witness to testify in your personal injury case. However, when the other party’s fault is clear, and they or their lawyer is not trying to put the blame on… Read More »

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Exceptions to Florida’s Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

When it comes to filing a personal injury claim in Florida, timing is everything. You lose your right to file a lawsuit if you fail to initiate the legal process within the applicable time limit. In Florida, the statute of limitations for negligence-based personal injury claims is four years. However, just because the statute… Read More »

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8 Most Dangerous Jobs in Florida Based on the Number of Occupational Deaths

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

While anyone, even an office worker, can get injured at work, the risk of injury is substantially higher for certain jobs. On-the-job accidents include slip and falls, electrocution, exposure to dangerous chemicals and substances, falls from heights, injuries caused by defective or malfunctioned products, assault, physical violence, and many more. A recent investigation by… Read More »

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When Are Punitive Damages Available in Personal Injury Cases in Florida?

By Pita Weber & Del Prado |

When someone else’s negligence causes your injury, you may be able to obtain compensation from the negligent party. Depending on whether your accident was caused by another person’s negligence or recklessness, you may be able to obtain both compensatory and punitive damages. However, punitive damages are rarely awarded in personal injury cases in Florida…. Read More »

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