Yes--if you have Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM) coverage.
There are special rules in your policy applying to UM. For example, you cannot settle your case with the at-fault insurance/driver without obtaining permission from your UM carrier, etc. So, you need to be careful. Perhaps you...Read more »
After telling him the jack was faulty I asked for a new one he insisted I stay on that one and stick it out. Shortly after, attempting to make a U turn down an aisle, the jack, being faulty got stuck in "forward" and smashed my leg against the steel. Would that fall on me or PFG staff for... Read more »
If the surviving spouse was appointed Personal Representative ("PR") by the Probate Court, then a new PR must be appointed. Generally, the Estate's beneficiaries will receive settlement funds once the Estate's creditors are paid. You should check with the attorney handling the...Read more »
Case is in Florida - I was told that I have no rights as an adult child when the case was settled . However I am listed as a beneficiary in the probate along with my stepfather and the other creditors so I am confused.
The Personal Representative (PR) appointed by the Court is in charge of the estate. If your stepfather is the PR, then he controls the Estate, but must act in good faith and fair dealing on behalf of the Estate. Adult children are typically beneficiaries, meaning they are eligible for distributions...Read more »
I’m wondering who gets sued in these incidents. I was in an auto accident and I have a very well known firm working on the case. The only question I have is every documents says the case is against the owner of the vehicle, instead of the person driving the vehicle who hit me, the owner wasn’t... Read more »
Unsure of where your question is going. So, I'll give you a brief summary.
in the civil context, a wrongful death claim is brought by a court-appointed Personal Representative on behalf of the decedent's estate against a person or entity (private or public) for damages (financial...Read more »
Driver provided insurance (parents/owners of the car) details at the scene to the police. Now the insurance is denying responsibility because he's not on their policy. I have coverage, but my insurance company is saying the likelihood of being reimbursed for my deductible is very small.... Read more »
Under FL law, the vehicle owner is generally liable for driver's negligence. An exception occurs if the car was actually stolen (i.e. police report of theft is needed to prove such non-permissive use).
If they don't pay as required, then you can take to small claims court. You...Read more »
When I refused to drive 5 one with open drink, when I can only take 4, they turned nasty cursed me out. I asked them all to go out of the car while the passenger guy with the drink held the door and didn't let go. After several attempts to ask him to let go of the door with no success, I... Read more »
Based upon the information provided, your claim is against the owner and driver or the other vehicle. If that driver left the scene without exchanging information, then it violates Florida 316.063. You may process the claim through your insurance carrier or the driver/owner's insurance...Read more »
A wrongful death claim in Florida is a claim against a person/company who/which is legally responsible for causing (in whole or in part) a family member's death. It is focused on recovering damages for for act or omission causing death
An incorrectly listed cause of death upon a death...Read more »
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