Possible Brain Injury After Car Accident: Should We Hire An Attorney?

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Car Accident Victim Question:  My wife and I were in an accident, hit by a drunk driver who ran a red light.  Crushed up our car pretty bad, it was three days ago.  I’m a little sore, but not bad. My wife banged her head really hard against the side window and cracked the window.  It cut her scalp and she bled pretty bad, so she went to the emergency room. The drunk driver was arrested but the police gave us his insurance company and policy number and it’s a big company; they have an adjuster coming out tomorrow to look at the car which is at a towing yard.  My wife blacked out after she got home and is having real problems with dizziness, keeping her balance, etc. I probably need to get her back to see her doctor but I am worried about medical bills stacking up. Should we hire an attorney?

Orlando Auto Accident Lawyer:  Yes.  You should also seek treatment immediately to at least get checked out.  Your wife is exhibiting signs of a closed head (brain) injury, and we can recommend a board certified neurologist.  Your own auto insurance pays medical expenses for both of you no matter who was at fault.  We can probably recover money for you both for pain and suffering and you owe us nothing if we don’t.  The Orlando Personal Injury Lawyer Group; 407-924-4566; we look forward to hearing from you!

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Accident Attorney Q&A: Car Rear Ended By City Garbage Truck: Who Is Liable?

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Q:  My wife and I were rear ended at a red light by a city garbage truck a couple of days back.  Really scary, smashed up our car real bad, shattered the back glass.
We didn’t go to the emergency room, but we did see our family doctor yesterday.  A city claims management office contacted us and is fixing our car.  We’re still sore
all over.  Can you help us?

Auto Accident Attorny:  Yes, your own auto insurance will pay up to $10,000 per person in medical expenses pursuant to our state no fault law; fault doesn’t matter for those benefits.
You don’t have to worry about a raise in rates or being dropped.  I can assist with the right referral to ease that stiffness and soreness.  The city will pay for pain
and suffering, depending, and unless I recover money for you specifically for pain and suffering, you owe us absolutely nothing.  The Orlando Personal Injury Lawyer Group,
where we are happy to meet after hours including weekends.  407-924-4566; we look forward to hearing from you!

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Child Backed Over By Car In Driveway- Was Told To Use Own Insurance?

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Q:  My son was on his tricycle over the weekend and got hit by my neighbor who was backing out of his driveway.  It wound up fracturing one of his toes and he got some real bad scrapes that are going to scar.  My neighbor put on a real big stink about how my son shouldn’t have been behind him, but my boy was on the sidewalk and I believe someone backing up has a duty to look behind them.  As the neighbor was fussing and fuming so much, I called the police.  They said they weren’t going to issue a ticket, but agreed with me (you could see from where he was on the sidewalk my son was in the clear) that you must look behind when in reverse, so their report reads that way.  My son was taken by ambulance to the emergency room and of course my wife and I went with him.  They said our auto insurance will pay his medical bills but that sounds ridiculous, is that even true? We also have the neighbor’s insurance information.  Do we have a case?

Orlando Accident Attorney:  There is nothing more scary then having a child involved in an accident. Of course we can help. Florida’s no fault law is such that your own auto insurance will actually pay your son’s medical bills up to $10,000.00, regardless of fault and regardless of the fact your vehicle was not involved.  Check with your agent, you won’t see an increase in rates nor can they drop you nor refuse to renew you as state law requires this.  I can in all probability recover money for you on his behalf to compensate for pain and suffering, and unless I do, you owe me absolutely nothing.  The Orlando Personal Injury Lawyer Group, 407-924-4566.  Our consultations are free and we are more than happy to meet after hours including weekends.  We look forward to hearing from you!

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Neighbor’s Car Backed Into Me When I Was Walking, Does His Insurance Pay My Medical Bills?

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Car Accident Victim Question:  I was walking my dog down the sidewalk the other day when my neighbor from across the street backed into me. I know he did not mean to but I guess he just was not paying attention. He admitted his fault to the police, but there were no tickets.  My knee is scraped up real bad and sore, it’s clicking in fact.  I did go to a Centra Care.  Shouldn’t his insurance company pay my medical bills?  Plus, I missed two days of work.  Can you help me?

Orlando Accident Attorney:  Yes, definitely.  If you own a vehicle, believe it or not, your own auto insurance pays your medical expenses and lost wages regardless of who was at fault and even though your vehicle was not involved.  That said, depending on the nature of your injuries, I can probably collect money for you for pain and suffering on top of that; indeed, unless I do, you owe us nothing, absolutely nothing.  Our consultations are free and we are happy to meet after hours, including weekends.

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In A Car Accident While Driving Taxi, Who Pays My Medical Bills?

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Taxi Driver Question:  I was driving a taxicab last weekend and got rearended by another car real hard.  I did go to the emergency room and I’m still stiff and sore all over. My boss says I don’t get work comp because I am an independent contractor and my auto insurance company says I don’t get those no fault benefits because I was in a taxi.  The other guy’s insurance company is one of those big national companies and they offered me $500.00.  I don’t think that will even cover the emergency room.  Can you help me?

Orlando Auto Accident Attorney:  Yes.  Taxis are excluded under Florida’s No Fault Law but that also means the at fault driver’s insurance company is responsible for medical bills, lost wages AND money for pain and suffering with no particular requirement for the injury(ies).  I believe we can do a lot better than $500.00 and I usually put thousands of dollars in my client’s pocket(s) after deduction for attorney’s fees.  Unless I recover money for you, you owe me
nothing.  The Orlando Personal Injury Lawyer Group…407-924-4566; we look forward to hearing from you!

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Are You Only Eligible For Pain And Suffering Compensation If You Have Broken Bones Or Scarring?

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Auto Accident Victim Question:  My wife and kids were in an accident three days ago.  A Lynx bus of all things ran a red light and hit them real hard.  There were two witnesses, including one on the bus, and the driver got a ticket.  Their risk management office called and they’re fixing my car, but, they said our own insurance will pay the medical bills and we get pain and suffering money only if there’s something like a broken bone or scarring.  Are You Only Eligible For Pain And Suffering Compensation If You Have Broken Bones Or Scarring? Do I have a case?

Auto Accident Attorney Answer:  We can help.  Your wife and children should seek medical care within 14 days of the accident or lose $10,000 (per person) in medical expense and where it applies lost wage benefits.  It is true that under our state no fault law your own company pays these benefits.  Do not worry about a raise in rates… you can check that with your agent.  That said, they’re blowing you smoke about pain and suffering. That is simply untrue.  Since Lynx buses are excluded from carrying similar no fault benefits, case law holds that you can collect pain and suffering money for ANY injury.  We can help in all aspects.  The Orlando Personal Injury Lawyer Group; 407-924-4566…we look forward to hearing from you!

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Accident Attorney Q&A: Broken Leg After Hit By Car, Their Insurance Says Use Own Auto Insurance?

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Q:  My wife got hit by a car while she was crossing a crosswalk.  There was a witness that she had a clear to cross sign and the police cited the driver.
The accident broke her leg and scraped her up real bad.  The driver’s insurance company said that our own auto insurance would pays her medical bills.  That’s sound ridiculous because our car wasn’t even involved.  But they did offer us $1,000.00 as their way of saying they are sorry for what my wife was put through.  Can you help us? We are just trying to get her medical bills paid and get on with our lives.

A:  Absolutely.  While on the one hand they are correct that a pedestrian hit by a car draws their medical expense and lost wage benefits up to $10,000 from their own auto policy, regardless of fault, and regardless of whether or not the vehicle was involved, what they are trying to do is get you and your wife to sign a release for a mere $1,000.00.  I can tell you a fractured leg is worth much more than a thousand dollars. Our consultations are free and we’re happy to meet after hours.  The Orlando Personal Injury Lawyer Group; 407-924-4566; we look forward to hearing from you!

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Accident Attorney Q&A: Car Accident With A Suspended License – Does It Affect Your Case?

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Q:  My license was suspended when I got hit by a drunk driver at a red light, they arrested him (he ran into the back of me).  The police gave me his insurance information.
I am very stiff and sore but my family doesn’t think I should pursue it because I was driving with a suspended license. It was only temporarily suspended because I had forgot to pay a previous traffic ticket. Do I even have a case if I hire a car accident lawyer in Orlando?

A:  The suspension of your license has nothing to do with liability in civil claims for damages.  The fact that the defendant driver was DUI enhances the value of your claim.
Your own auto insurance pays your medical expenses and lost wages without regard to fault under state law.  You should immediately seek medical treatment if you have not already.  I can most likely recover money for you for pain and suffering and you owe me nothing if I do not.  Our consultations are free and we are more than happy to meet
after hours.  The Orlando Personal Injury Lawyer Group is here to fight for your rights; 407-924-4566; we look forward to hearing from you!

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My Dog Was In A Car Accident With Me: Who Pays His Vet Bills?

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Auto Accident Question:  I was in an accident three days ago.  The other guy was clearly at fault.  His insurance company contacted me about repairing my truck.  I did go see a doctor, but I’m still stiff and sore although they prescribed me some muscle relaxers.  My dog was in the front passenger seat and he got hurt too; I took him to the vet and his treatment was pretty expensive.  Is it possible to get the other driver to pay for my dog’s vet bills?

Car Accident Attorney:  There is a good argument the at fault driver’s liability insurance should pay for your pet’s treatment.  You are entitled to $10,000 in medical expense and lost wage benefits from your own auto insurance policy regardless of who is at fault.  The at fault driver’s carrier may also owe you money for pain and suffering and you would owe us absolutely nothing unless we collect that benefit for you.  We handle the vehicle damage and all that goes with it, towing, storage, rental car, etc. medical expenses and lost wages for free.

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Slip And Fall Accident: Twisted Knee In Parking Lot Pot Hole While Getting Into Car

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Accident Victim:  I fell in a parking lot while getting into my car.  I had opened the door and was in the process of getting in when I stepped in a pothole, pretty big and deep one (I took pictures) and twisted my knee and fell flat to the pavement.  The store offered me an ambulance, but I felt pretty stupid and figured I would be okay, but my knee and lower back have only gotten worse.  That was three days ago and I did see my family doctor.  Can you help me?

Slip and Fall Accident Attorney:  Yes.  Case law is clear that the act of entering a vehicle is such that your own auto insurance will pay up to $10,000 in medical expense and lost wage coverage with basic protection. You do not have to worry about a raise in rates or them dropping you.  I would like to review the pictures but it sounds as though the pothole is a negligent condition and we can have the property owner’s liability insurance carrier pay you for pain and suffering.  

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