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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: Auto ins co says accident claim may exceed our limit.We rent- have auto loans - no assets. Other party likely to sue us?
Christopher David Russo
Christopher David Russo answered on Feb 3, 2020

It's hard to say without more information. Did your insurance company offer policy limits or make a counteroffer below policy limits? Assuming that your insurance company offered policy limits, the question would become whether the injured parties believe that there are assets reachable by... Read more »

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Q: If I get hit in an accident and I have a claim. I get an estimate and the insurance that hit me agrees to pay but

before I get paid I get in another accident and my car gets totaled do I still get the previous check

Christopher David Russo
Christopher David Russo answered on Feb 3, 2020

It sounds like you have a binding settlement agreement. If your car becomes a total loss before you spend the money on a repair, then the fair market value of your damaged vehicle is lower than what it would be if it had been repaired. In other words, you don't gain from being involved in a... Read more »

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Q: In Florida can you have a judge determine before trial if a defendant is in fact liable for my injuries?

Case is filed in Pasco County but my attorney bailed (no resources to continue to trial) Defense says their insured my former HOA is not responsible for a dangerously defective causing my serious personal injuries.

I will give up on claim if a Judge tells me there is no liability on... Read more »

Christopher David Russo
Christopher David Russo answered on Feb 3, 2020

Summary judgments on liability are not usually granted because the issue of comparative fault is typically a question of fact for the jury to decide. To get a summary judgment on liability for negligence, you would need to establish that the HOA's negligence was the SOLE cause of injury. From... Read more »

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