If a Florida accident and insurance policy, then your PIP does not get reimbursed (unless you had a deductible which wasn't paid) but Medical Payments (also known as MedPay) does get reimbursed unless waived.
If your policy was issued in another State, then different law and policy rules...Read more »
My question is.. My dad was married, but separated for close to or over a decade or so... His wife claims to have no time or wanted to take time to deal with his funeral arrangements with cost or anything...
Does Florida law prevent his kids from being in first control of everything when... Read more »
So sorry to hear of your huge loss. Just terrible.
If medical malpractice caused the death, then this would be a wrongful death claim. There are several steps in investigating and pursuing such claims, from creating an estate in probate to consulting an experienced personal injury lawyer...Read more »
Yes, one may proceed with a wrongful death claim while a criminal charge is pending. The person who brings the claim must be appointed as Personal Representative (PR) of the Estate by the probate court. Only the PR is authorized to pursue claims, settle...Read more »
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?
In Florida, your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) is your mandatory health insurance for auto-related injuries. It is also known as the No-Fault law. So, in any accident in which you are a driver or passenger, your own PIP pays your medical bills (80% of reimbursement rate) up to $10,000.00.
If you are requesting insurance disclosures, there is no official form. Instead, you send a letter requesting disclosures pursuant to Florida Statute 627.4137 (here is link: http://www.flsenate.gov/Laws/Statutes/2018/627.4137).
627.4137 Disclosure of certain information...Read more »
Generally, pools must be dual drain and have safety guarding (fence or alarm at doors/sliders onto pool deck) per federal and FL law. Even after a pool passes building inspection, access to the pool is an ongoing maintenance/safety issue.
Doctors, hospitals, etc. want to get paid for their services now. They generally don't wait for your claim/lawsuit against the other driver--which can last many months or even years--to conclude before they get paid. It is also a risk because if your claim is not successful for some reason, then...Read more »
So sorry to hear of the terrible losses you suffered. Unimaginable.
Each individual parent has his/her own estate. Accordingly, you would be appointed Personal Representative of each respective estate. And, generally, both estates could file a claim the same wrongful death civil...Read more »
They notified me two weeks ago that payment was received at their office and they would be sending me a check. We have already reviewed and signed a closing statement. We know how much money they are sending us. They have promised the check a week ago. Now I am getting excuses about their... Read more »
There is no set timetable, but it should be reasonable and done as soon as practicable and possible.
Settlement disbursement timing always depends on the circumstances. If there are liens (e.g. Medicare, Medicaid, private health insurance, etc.) or health provider balances (e.g. doctor(s),...Read more »
I sent a demand letter and asked fir a reply in 14 days due to accident I will require back surgery, but I have to settle before then for the money i have to pay dr.i can't hire an attorney due to the limits on the other ins.what can I do to have them take me serious in my demand and reply to me
Unfortunately, it is difficult to handle a major claim without experienced counsel. These can be challenging claims, and you could do harm to the compensation value of your claim. Accordingly, I suggest you consult an attorney about your circumstances, and then decide whether you still want to...Read more »
I had a doctor perform an ERCP on me and he messed up causing them to need to put a stent inside of my body to prevent pancreatitis since he irritated my pancreas. Now I'm getting charged thousands in total because of the procedure, visits, and now the procedure to take it out. Can I do anything?
Medical malpractice claims are very challenging under Florida law, even where a clear error is made. Accordingly, consult an attorney experienced in medical malpractice in your locale. These consults are typically free.
I made a bagged salad kit after work and ate about half of it when I chewed something mushy and spit out what was clearly a slug. I know people eat snails but slugs are different so I freaked out. After I threw up from being disgusted I had so many questions. Do they carry salmonella, what kind of... Read more »
Wife was at a stop and other person hit her. All sides agree to this. Minor damage but I got a quote from one company and agreed to get one from who they “recommend “. They refuse to pay the quote from my preferred repair company. Say I have to pay difference. Not looking for money just my car... Read more »
I was wondering what would happen in this scenario. I was in an accident which left me with several damaged discs among other injuries, a totalled car(his insurance paid me it’s worth but I still owed over 5 grand of what is was worth so I lost 5 grand and my stable transportation), the inability... Read more »
There are generally two direct sources of compensation in a car crash. There is the other driver's bodily injury (BI) liability coverage, and your own uninsured/underinsured (UM) coverage (if you have not rejected this coverage).
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