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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Florida on
Q: I was sent an affidavit for a car accident that was already decided the other party’s fault. What’s happens If signed?

I had a car accident which both insurance companies put 100% fault in the other party but the dude is still trying to sue over a fake injury he got. His lawyer sent my insurance company an affidavit and they tell me I can either sign it or choose not to. Would signing it be the same as me saying... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Dec 19, 2019

Your inquiry is impossible to respond to without knowing the affidavit statement(s) that you are being requested to agree with.

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: Should I contact a lawyer?

I got into an uber accident but wasn't hurt. The police were called and they told us it was the other driver's fault.

Gregg M. Hollander
Gregg M. Hollander answered on Dec 14, 2019

Good afternoon. I would contact a lawyer if you were injured or are in pain so you can understand your rights. If you have been injured or are in pain you should seek medical attention immediately. If you don’t, you may compromise your claim and the amount of benefits you could be entitled to.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law, Car Accidents and Wrongful Death for Florida on
Q: My dog was killed by a car driven by a careless driver with only a speed of less than 5 mph. Chose drivr over hoa

Driver chose to drive over appeared intentional definitely cruel conduct.

History of doing this, multiple witnesses all willing to testify , hoa is aware of past that this person is a danger. Nothing done. Appears culpable negligence

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Dec 4, 2019

What does the HOA have to do with it? If you believe a crime was committed, report it to the local law enforcement authorities.

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: Hello, I was rear-ended yesterday. No police involved, culprit refusing to pay. What to do?

I have the person's insurance, license, vehicle registration, phone number and some front dash-camera footage of when he hit me. He said he would pay, but he called to insult me and deny anything happened.

Mitchell Feldman
Mitchell Feldman answered on Dec 3, 2019

You can file a claim with your insurance company and provide the other drivers information and they can go after the at fault driver for recovery of the damages. If you have a license plate And drivers name and information obviously you could still pursue a claim cvilly against the person. However... Read more »

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3 Answers | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith and Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: a vehicle was totaled by insurance i have stored it i want to be payed or i want title

my friend had an accident i payed for the vehicle to be towed to my residents. The Insurance company totaled the car. It has been stored at my property for several months.I now want the storage fee payments and the towing fee payment or i want the title of the vehicle.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Nov 20, 2019

So what do you want to know? Send the pertinent parties (the fiancé company if any, the insurance company, and your friend) letters requesting that they sign the title to you or pay your storage fee.

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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Car Accidents and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: Is it illegal in Florida to post pictures of a 13 year old in a bikini
Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Oct 30, 2019

Your question begs the question of why you are asking. It may be legal, or it may not, depending on the circumstances.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: My gf hit a Gate driving my car causing 3500 I'm damage and no injuries, can I take her to small claims court?
Gregg M. Hollander
Gregg M. Hollander answered on Oct 27, 2019

I’m sorry to hear you are having to deal with this. Yes, you can file a Complaint in small claims (county) court. However, if you have auto insurance which includes collision coverage, you could make a claim through your own auto insurance policy to fix the car and they would then go after your... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: Backing out of a parking spot and someone hits me trying to go around can I fight and win this ?

An older man tried to go around me I was already 4 ft out of the parking spot and he tried to squeeze around me and hit my rear end and I get a ticket can this be fought and won?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Oct 26, 2019

Yes, possibly.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: I was in an auto accident that I am at fault, I have to sign an affidavit from the other party should I sign?

The affidavit is requiring me to give my personal details like my financial records, bank statements etc and I am scared to sign it. Will it give me a problem if I refuse to sign?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Oct 14, 2019

Your insurance carrier has likely assigned an attorney to your defense. It would be advisable to have an attorney review anything that the other side is asking you to sign. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: How to stop subrogation

I currently have a subrogation out against me. When the accident happened I was using my company’s insurance And now they don’t want to pay for.

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Oct 4, 2019

I assume you mean, "How can a defend myself in a subrogation lawsuit that's been filed against me?" The answer is that you first consult, in person, an attorney who handles accident defense. You probably will have to pay a reasonable consultation fee. The attorney will go over... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: Can a plaintiffs notice of dropping wage and future earning capacity claim be recanted

I have on going lawsuit and proceeding pro sa and my ex lawyer filed that and u was wondering if I can take that back

Spencer Aronfeld, Esq.
Spencer Aronfeld, Esq. answered on Sep 29, 2019

You can try but it won’t be easy- depends why it was dismissed and why you are seeking to amend .

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1 Answer | Asked in Traffic Tickets and Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: Florida Statutes 90.803 understanding and is a cop being able to be a witness

As 90.803 is stated: to the contrary notwithstanding, the following are not inadmissible as evidence, even though the declarant is available as a witness.

Do that mean Spontaneous Statement IS admissible in court because of the weird wording "not inadmissible."

I was... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Sep 20, 2019

Yes, it's a double negative, but it means what it says: in other words spontaneous statements ARE admissible even if they are hearsay. Also note subsection (18), admissions (your statement made to someone else).

The officer can probably testify as to your admission that you failed to...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: My ex bf registered a car under my name cause he did not have a license. Its now impounded what can I do?

Ive never once used the car and I don’t have the money to take it out, nor do I want to pay for that. I heard there’s a possibility of I acquiring a lien on my license. What can I do to get out of this

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Sep 15, 2019

If and when they try to suspend your license (a lien on a license doesn't make any sense), present them with evidence to show that the car was registered without your permission.

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: hello I was wondering if you have to pay back Progessive they paid out on a claim I was in an bike accident

as we got an settlement after paying bills didn't have much left we lived in calf at the time last year

David Hughes Harris
David Hughes Harris answered on Sep 5, 2019

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...
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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: About driving with epilepsy?

Lets say I have been seizure free for 6 months and get back into driving. If I were to have an accident after legally being allowed to drive due to a seizure would I still be a fault if I were to kill a pedestrian or another driver? What if it was because of a seizure that slipped through even... Read more »

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Aug 27, 2019

There are two different standards of fault in your scenario, criminal and civil. With civil (potentially triggering a lawsuit against you), your prior health history is basically irrelevant. If you cause an accident because a seizure causes you to drive in a careless manner, you are civilly at... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: Can a person have his auto insurance charged for medical expense for an accident that he was in no way involved in?

Grandfather insurance being charged for medical expense for accident of third persons vehicle who didn't have medical. Persons involved is not on his insurance policy but one person listed his address on license. But does not legally live at that address

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 24, 2019

perhaps that person is claiming they are a resident relative?

Notify the insurance

Second, if grandfather not at fault his rates should not be affected by medical claims

If his care wasn't involved I don't see why the insurance would pay. Grandfather should call them.

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4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: I was in a hit and run accident last week I have the driver tag number and a photo of the driver from the security

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I have contacted my insurance company the police was called I have been to the ER several time because I’m 3 months pregnant and they said because of me being pregnant there’s not much they can do I have missed days from work cause I’m in pain and I’m with out a car because I... Read more »

David Tapalian
David Tapalian answered on Jul 2, 2019

There may still be treatments that you can do for your injuries. However as with all cases time is of the essence. If you would like to speak with us privately please feel free to contact us for free consultation.

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4 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Florida on
Q: Vehicle on highway in front of me stopped for an illegal uturn in median and caused wreck.. they fled scene. Now what?

Them stopping illegally caused me to wreck into the car infront of me. They didn’t want to call police, only exchange information. Should I file police report? I have it all on video.

David Tapalian
David Tapalian answered on Jun 3, 2019

You should file a police report. Were you injured? As you know in Florida you will have PIP so depending up how long ago the accident was, you may still be treated for your injuries. If you have any more specific questions, please feel free to email me directly" david@tapinjury.com

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3 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets, Car Accidents, Insurance Defense and Intellectual Property for Florida on
Q: My sister crashed into a lady's car, while no major damage recorded by the cop the lady is suing us for over 10K+ estim.

My sister had a minor car accident when she hit an old lady's car while changing lanes, but it wasnt a major accident as it only scratched the lady's car. The cop gave my sister just a warning as it was her first accident and the damage was really low, even the lady said she wasn't... Read more »

Griffin Klema
Griffin Klema answered on May 3, 2019

I would be pleased to discuss how you can defend the case: 202-713-5292 (cell).

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3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury, Probate and Wrongful Death for Florida on
Q: How do I locate a frugal lawyer for filing court docs (Administration Letter) without opening up a whole probate case?

I need assistance to file a summary or letter of administration in Pasco county, Hudson, FL. for an inexpensive fee. There really is no estate, only a wrecked motorcycle, and an insurance claim for the motorcycle of >$4,500. For the past 4 years, my uncle resided rent-free, at my property in... Read more »

Griffin Klema
Griffin Klema answered on May 3, 2019

I suggest contacting a legal aid clinic. They often are able to help with cases like this. Since you're in Pasco County, Bay Area Legal Services might be able to help. Good luck.

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