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What’s Subrogation All About Anyway?

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Personal Injury Lawyer Jeff Nuckols

Personal Injury Lawyer Jeff Nuckols

What’s Subrogation All About Anyway?

By Jeffrey R. Nuckols, Esq.

If you are fortunate enough to have never been involved in a serious car crash or otherwise had to work with your insurance company to be compensated for losses, you might have never heard of subrogation. Or maybe you’ve heard of subrogation and wondered what it really means. If you already understand the subrogation concept, add your thoughts by commenting on this post. Otherwise, read on to learn a little about subrogation in the personal injury auto insurance context.

CONTINGENT ATTORNEY'S FEES IN AUTO CRASH CASES

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Contingent Attorney’s Fees

Auto Accident Attorney Renee Dial

Auto Accident Attorney Renee Dial

By: Renee Dial

As an attorney that frequently deals with attorney fee structures I often find myself assuming that the client knows what I am talking about. I explain the fee structure to the client but the client may not understand exactly what I mean.

The Florida Bar allow attorneys, that represent clients in personal injury cases such as auto accident, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, and slip and fall accidents, to charge 33 1/3% of what is recovered for the client.  There are some other percentages from the Florida Bar outlined below. READ MORE

What is Comparative Fault and How Does it Impact my Melbourne, Florida Auto Accident

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What is comparative fault and how does it impact my auto accident or motorcycle accident claim?

Palm Bay motorcycle accident attorney Renee Dial

Palm Bay motorcycle accident attorney Renee Dial

By: Renee Dial

States vary on their versions of fault, however, Florida is a pure comparative fault state.  What this means is that you and the other party can both be at fault for an accident and your percentage of fault reduces your recovery.

Florida statute 768.81

“(2) EFFECT OF CONTRIBUTORY FAULT.—In a negligence action, contributory fault chargeable to the claimant diminishes proportionately the amount awarded as economic and noneconomic damages for an injury attributable to the claimant’s contributory fault, but does not bar recovery.

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Safe Car Information from safercar.gov

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Safe Car Information from safercar.gov

Personal Injury Lawyer Jeff Nuckols

Personal Injury Lawyer Jeff Nuckols

Safe Car Information from safercar.gov

By Jeffrey R. Nuckols, Esq.

We are all interested in the safety of cars on our roads and that we drive and ride in. You have probably heard or read about five star safety ratings. Well, did you know that you can look up the five star safety rating of cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs online? There is a great resource for that brought to you by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. You can find it at safercar.gov. On that web site you can navigate to the Vehicle Shoppers tab and then to the Search 5-Star Safety Ratings link, or just click here. There you can look up a car or compare safety ratings of two vehicles. Click on the title above for more.

Was I injured in an Auto Collision?

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Personal Injury Attorney Renee Dial

Personal Injury Attorney Renee Dial

By: Renee Dial

Was I injured in a crash? I was watching the Tonight Show and Jimmy Fallon mentioned the collision between the beer truck and the Frito Lay truck.  A quick search of the internet and multiple websites and this collision was news gold! “Beer Truck Collides with Chip Truck, Making Frat Boy Dreams Come True”.  To place everyone at ease these reporters always mention that no one was injured.  My train of thought, as a personal injury attorney, is always what do they mean by “not injured.”

What do most people consider an injury “at the scene”? This is an easy question for me to answer but not so easy for many others.  It seems, that their definition is that you are not injured in a crash if you do not have broken bones extruding through the skin or that you were not incapacitated at the scene. Click Here to Read More.

Why Was I Ticketed for Stopping on the White Line?

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Military Veteran and Personal Injury Attorney Renee Dial

I was ticketed for stopping on the white line!

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Everyone sees the white line when they are stopping for a red light or stop sign and everyone has seen those cars that pull so far forward that they may as well just run the red light. Well here is the law and why you should adhere to this easily followed concept.

316.123 Vehicle entering stop or yield intersection.

(1) The right-of-way at an intersection may be indicated by stop signs or yield signs as authorized in s. 316.006. Click Here to Read More

I was injured in an auto accident in someone else’s car!

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Aisha WhiteI was injured in an auto accident in someone else’s car.  I don’t own a vehicle, so who is going to pay for my medical treatment?

By: Aisha White

In Florida, those of us who own vehicles know that Personal Injury Protection (PIP) is a coverage that we are required to purchase.  This coverage is a very important coverage because it provides insurance coverage for medical treatment, loss of income/services, and death benefits due to an auto accident (see Florida Statute 627.736).  This coverage is extremely important for people injured in auto accidents, because it provides coverage for medical treatment, loss of income, and death benefits too (subject to specific statutory and policy requirements.) Read more click here.

I Was Hit by an Uninsured Driver While Riding my Bicycle Now What?

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Personal Injury Attorney Renee Dial

Personal Injury Attorney Renee Dial

What if I am Hit by an Uninsured Driver While Riding My Bicycle?  Who Pays for my Expenses?

By: Renee Dial

All too often a case comes along where a client was walking or riding a bike and gets hit by a car.  Medical bills pile up as PIP pays 80% of the medical bills up to $10,000 minus the deductible. Now the client is taken to the emergency room by ambulance and receives treatment and the medical bills easily exceed the limits of the PIP policy.  The client is now responsible for the remaining balance.  The client is hit and injured by a car through no fault of their own and now they owe medical bills.

Typically, your personal injury lawyer would submit a demand consisting of the client’s injuries, medical expenses, and any other factors that are necessary to present the claim. Click here to read more.

If a Stolen Car Hits You Who is Responsible?

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Personal Injury Attorney Renee Dial

Personal Injury Attorney Renee Dial

If a stolen car hits you who is responsible?

By: Renee Dial

Auto insurance is one of those things that we never think about until we need it.  Recently a car was stolen after a home invasion and the occupants fled after a 130mph chase in Melbourne, Florida near Pineda Causeway.  WFTV.com. Who would pay for your property damage and medical bills if you were involved in an accident with this vehicle? Click here to read more.

What Does My PIP Insurance Cover?

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What Jeff NuckolsDoes My PIP Insurance Cover?

By: Jeffrey R. Nuckols, Esq.

You live in Florida and have PIP auto insurance, but you might ask, “What does my PIP cover?” You might be surprised to learn who is among those covered by PIP in Florida pursuant to the 2014 Florida Statutes. Or maybe you might be surprised to learn of a particular category of persons not covered. Read on.