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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: What can I go after in a law suit if the person owns a home and nothing else?

I was in an auto accident where I received permanent injuries to my spine. The driver had a very small bodily injury coverage which I received the full amount in. I was informed by several people, as well as looking it up in the Florida state laws, that I can go after the driver/owner of the... Read more »

Anna Katherine Stone
Anna Katherine Stone answered on Aug 19, 2018

Upon receiving your settlement, you likely signed a release which means you can’t sue them for anything else. Also, you would have to go to court to a get judgment against them in order to potentially garnish their wages (not all income is garnishable). However, to go to court in a case like is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Florida on
Q: Can workers comp demand I reimburse them for my medical expenses and lost wages?

I was injured on the job in November of 2017 in a car accident. The other driver was at fault, and I received their $25,000 bodily injury coverage for the accident due to the severity of my injuries and closed the case in April of 2018. The workers comp did not begin providing me lost wages or any... Read more »

Anna Katherine Stone
Anna Katherine Stone answered on Aug 19, 2018

You should request either a phone conference or live conference with your attorney.

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury and Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: Why is my insurance company paying?

I was a passenger in an Uber accident. My attorney is harassing me for my insurance information so they can cover my medical bills.. I was a passenger, not a driver. This wasn't my fault. Why is my insurance company paying? Doesn't Uber have a 1,000,000 insurance policy?

Anna Katherine Stone
Anna Katherine Stone answered on Aug 7, 2018

If you are a FL resident and own a vehicle then the first $10,000 in medical is paid by PIP which is under your personal policy. It’s no fault insurance. I encourage you to speak to your attorney.

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1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Texas on
Q: I'm needing advise or representation in receiving social security benefits .

I have a injury to my right hand that resulted in loss of two fingers amputation and the use of another finger my hand was crushed in a sheet metal bender .I now have been diagnosed with PTSD and several other disorders because of accident.I just got released from a extensive amount of time in... Read more »

Anna Katherine Stone
Anna Katherine Stone answered on Jul 27, 2018

They may be sending you to their on doctor if your doctors have not addressed permanent restrictions. They basically want a medical source statement commenting on your residual functional capacity (RFC). You must attend any and all appointments they set for you or you will be jeopardizing your... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Florida on
Q: Why would my son Social Security in and why wouldn't they have sent me a letter stating that it ended

Why my son's social security end?

Anna Katherine Stone
Anna Katherine Stone answered on Jul 26, 2018

More information is needed to address this question. How old is your son? Why was he receiving Social Security in the first place (was it due to a disability or the death of a parent)? There are a number of reasons SSA could have stopped your son's benefits. The type of benefits he was... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for Florida on
Q: Our neighbor keeps his dog unleashed in the open who intimidates our kids. What can we do?
Anna Katherine Stone
Anna Katherine Stone answered on Jul 26, 2018

Call the local animal control department near you. Be careful.

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts and Social Security for Texas on
Q: Do DBA lump sump settlements need to be reported to Social Security? If the person has been found disabled?

Person want to apply for workers compensation benefits, but is receiving social security benefits due to winning award for disability. Can the person apply for Workers compensation benefits and collect social security? (both) if the person has been found disabled by Social Security. And does the... Read more »

Anna Katherine Stone
Anna Katherine Stone answered on Jul 26, 2018

You would need to consult with a local workers' compensation attorney who practices in the state where you worked and were injured on the job. Also, there may be time limitations on when you can file for WC so I would encourage you to reach out to an attorney as quickly as possible. Best wishes.

1 Answer | Asked in Social Security for Florida on
Q: I filed for SSI disability earlier this year & my claim was denied. I didn't know what to do next?

I live in Clearwater. When I got my denial letter I didn't know what to do so I refiled another claim. Was this the right thing to do?

Anna Katherine Stone
Anna Katherine Stone answered on Jul 25, 2018

You should consult with an attorney who handles SSD claims. You only have 60 days to file an appeal of the denial. If you filed a new claim, then you should discuss with an attorney whether it was filed using the available dates of disability if you didn't appeal the prior decision. You may need... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Wrongful Death for Florida on
Q: My dad had a wrongful death in prison and I won a lawsuit against the prison. Do i have to share with my half siblings?

When i reached out to each of them to share the lawyer fees, neither of them wanted to get involved or put money into the case. I am the one that did all the paperwork, communicating with attorneys, and paid for all the fees. It is in the state of Florida. In addition, my attorneys advised me that... Read more »

Anna Katherine Stone
Anna Katherine Stone answered on Jul 25, 2018

Family members who may recover damages in a Florida wrongful death case include:

The deceased person’s spouse, children, and parents, and any blood relative or adoptive sibling who is "partly or wholly dependent on the decedent for support or services." If a child is born to unmarried...
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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation, Civil Rights, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Florida on
Q: Workers Comp case Nurse Wants To Go in with me to my appointed Doctor's Appointment. Is she allowed?

Injured 2 years ago and still receiving treatment and therapy. I have a followup appointment with the doctor and the assign case nurse called me telling me she was going to be with me on my next followup appointment. Is this someting they could do?

Anna Katherine Stone
Anna Katherine Stone answered on Jul 25, 2018

Workers' Comp can assign a Nurse Case Manager to your file. We refer to them as the NCM. The NCM can meet with your doctors with or without you present. However, as a matter of practice, I send a letter to the carrier and NCM (if one is assigned) advising them I represent the claimant and that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Florida on
Q: Workers Comp withholding lost wage checks

Hello I have a question about worker's comp not paying out checks. My workers comp owes me a decent amount of checks in lost wages totaling several thousands of dollars. A few checks are from the first few months after my work related accident occurred and the last few checks are current as they... Read more »

Anna Katherine Stone
Anna Katherine Stone answered on Jul 25, 2018

Yes, if you are owed past due indemnity benefits (TTD/TPD/IB/PTD), then the insurance company would have to pay penalties and interest on any late payments. If you are owed past due indemnity benefits and not getting paid, then first a request must be sent in writing to the insurance company... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: Will the insurance company pay for my lost wages if I'm not injured at work but have to take time off?
Anna Katherine Stone
Anna Katherine Stone answered on Jul 25, 2018

If the accident was due to a car crash and you have PIP insurance, then you may be able to file a claim for loss in wages against the PIP insurance company. If your PIP has been exhausted prior to the request for loss in wages, then a wage loss claim is part of the demand and/or lawsuit. If you... Read more »

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