Frequently Asked Questions

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General Questions

Will my case go to court?

Most of the cases our firm handles settle without needing to file a lawsuit. If there is a reason...

Who pays for the costs in my case? Are they included in the percentage fee?

Like most personal injury firms, our firm requires that these costs be paid back out of your sett...

How much will you charge me for handling my case?

Also, if you receive a settlement that is more than $1 million, we may charge a smaller percentag...

How long will my case take?

Certain problems may delay a case, such as insurance companies not cooperating, large hospital bi...

How much money will I get?

Many factors affect how much you will receive, such as: how badly you are injured how long yo...

What does your firm do? How do you handle my case?

communicate with all the parties and insurance companies to find out what the insurance policy ...

Should I use an attorney or handle the case myself?

Of course, recoveries in individual cases are based on individual facts and circumstances of the ...

Medical Bills

What happens if I lose my case? Will I owe money to my doctors?

Although we can make no guarantee, we have been very successful in favorably resolving our client...

Who pays for my doctors? Will I owe money to my doctors at the end of my case?

If we accomplish that, you will not owe your doctors money. Although we can make no guarantee, we...

Auto Insurance

Will my or my family member’s insurance rates go up if I receive PIP benefits?

The use of PIP benefits should not cause you or your family member’s insurance rates to go up.

Why do I have to use my own PIP insurance?

If you owned a car at the time of your accident, you can only use your own PIP insurance, no ma...

How Much of My Medical Expenses and Lost Wages Will PIP Pay?

80% of each medically necessary medical bill (see B-1 for more information) 60% of lost wages ...

What is Personal Injury Protection (PIP) or No-Fault Insurance?

If you own a car in Florida, by law you must purchase and your insurance company must provide you...

Property Damage

Make sure that

Make sure that you let the insurance companies know that you are represented by out firm, but tha...

Do not sign any release unless it says

“PROPERTY DAMAGE ONLY RELEASE.” If you have any doubt if the property damage release is proper, s...

You have the right

Remember that you have the right to have your vehicle repaired wherever you choose. The insurance...

If you have rental car coverage

If you have rental car coverage on your policy, you will have access to a rental car while your c...

if you do not have collision coverage

If you do not have collision coverage, you can make a property damage claim against the responsib...

If you have collision coverage

If you have collision coverage on your policy, you can make a claim with your own insurance compa...

Send us any towing and storage receipts

We will submit them to the at fault insurance company to help you get reimbursed (if applicable).

Remove the vehicle from storage as soon as possible

You have a duty to reduce damages. Contact your insurer to see if the insurer is willing to remov...

Take photographs

Take photographs of your vehicle before it is repaired or before the insurance company takes poss...

Schedule an inspection

Schedule an inspection of your vehicle with the property damage adjuster. Make sure that you do n...

Other Questions

What is the document called Statement of Client's Rights that you gave me?

This is a disclosure that The Florida Bar requires all attorneys give to their clients in persona...

My claim is against my landlord. Will he evict me?

However, if your lease does not have a time period left on it, your landlord may require you to m...

How will my case affect my health insurance?

Your health insurance should not be affected otherwise.

How will my case affect my government benefits (Medicare, Medicaid, SSI, SSDI, Food Stamps, Public Housing)?

There are a variety of ways to protect your benefits, and our firm will be happy to help you choo...

Who will pay for the wages I lost when I was too hurt to go to work?

For the remaining unpaid portion, and for cases where there is no PIP insurance, the amount of yo...

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