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Pro Bono Service

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Personal Injury Lawyer Jeff Nuckols

Personal Injury Lawyer Jeff Nuckols

Pro Bono Service

By Jeffrey R. Nuckols, Esq.

Lawyers in Florida are encouraged to employ some of their resources to improve access to legal services for underserved people. One of the ways that lawyers do that is through pro bono service where the lawyer provides some legal service without charge or even at a reduced charge. That’s an example of using the resources of training and experience. Sometimes lawyers do it through giving financial resources toward improving access to legal service, and that’s an example of using financial resources. Click here to read more.

"Your Community Your Attorneys"

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Aisha White

“Your Community Your Attorneys”

By: Aisha White, Esq.

DKN is always looking for ways to give back to the community that has given us so much.  When the firm was established the first thought was that our families are parts of the community and our law firm needs to be a part of the community.  Being a part of the community means so much more than an address.  It means assisting your neighbors by simply giving back.

In November DKN Legal had the honor of partnering with Concord Management’s Thanksgivingcharitable “New Moves” program.  We provided a Thanksgiving basket complete with the turkey and all the fixings to a wonderful local family with 6 children. We loved meeting this wonderful family, and we are so happy to be able to make a direct impact on the lives of those in our community.

Call and have your questions answered by an attorney that understands bicycle accidentsautomobile and motorcycle accidents in MelbournePalm BayPatrick Air Force BaseCocoa, and the beaches. If you have any questions regarding insurance coverage and auto or motorcycle accidents please do not hesitate to Aisha White at (321) 329-5449 and press 6 or 4 for new clients.

 

MELBOURNE PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY EXPLAINS INSURANCE

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Please call our office for a free review of your auto or motorcycle insurance policy.

By: Renee L. Dial, Esq.

I know it sounds like we sell insurance sometimes but we just want to make sure you are covered if you are ever involved in an accident.  Most new clients are surprised when I sit down and explain their policy and how their coverage provides benefits to them.

It is all too easy to go online and click on a few boxes to select your insurance.  You click a box and your monthly payment goes up so you deselect the box to make the amount go down.  Purchasing insurance this way is easy but probably not the best as there is not an agent there to explain what coverage you should purchase for the way you live.  Most motorcycle owners do not know their their stacked uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance may cover them if they are struck by an automobile.

Most are even more surprised when they find out that the at-fault driver does not have bodily injury insurance and they are now forced to pay for their own medical bills above what PIP does not cover because they did not purchase UM insurance.

Before deselecting or choosing not to click on the box call my office to discuss what coverage you need to protect you and your family or call your insurance agent and ask them to fully explain what the various types of insurance are and how they protect you.

Call and have your questions answered by an attorney that understands bicycle accidentsautomobile and motorcycle accidents in MelbournePalm BayPatrick Air Force BaseCocoa, and the beaches. If you have any questions regarding insurance coverage and auto or motorcycle accidents please do not hesitate to Renee Dial at (321) 329-5449 and press 1 or 4 for new clients.

HOW DO I GET THE MOST OUT OF MY PROPERTY DAMAGE CLAIM?

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RLDCalculating property damage and how to get the proper valuation of your claim should be easy.

By: Renee L. Dial, Esquire

In the past and for the most part today insurance companies will evaluate your property damage claim fairly after an auto accident.  In a prior article I discussed who should pay for your property damage claim.

IS IT CUSTODY OR SHARING?

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Jeff Nuckols

Is It Custody or Is It Sharing?

By: Jeffrey R. Nuckols, Esq.

You have probably heard someone talk about child custody, and most of us understand the meaning of the word custody in the context of divorce. But for some people, the word custody carries with it overtones of control and even incarceration. Of course, parents generally do have the responsibility and right of control over their children, but there could be a friendlier way to talk about the time that a child spends with each parent after the divorce. Additionally, even though we understand the concept of primary custody where a child lives with one parent most of the time, a term other than custody might better describe the variation in different cases of how much time a child spends with each parent.

FLORIDA'S PIP LAW

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RLDFlorida’s PIP Law and what you need to know.

By: Renee L. Dial, Esq.

Florida law requires vehicle owners to carry Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and Liability insurance.  The PIP is the no fault portion of Florida’s law.   PIP is supposed to facilitate a person injured in a motor vehicle accident to be able to get medical care and treatment.  PIP typically covers 80% of an injured person’s medical bills up the limits of the policy, usually $10,000.  The injured party is then responsible for the remaining 20% even though they did not cause the accident.

The insurance company for the defendant driver will typically request that you give them a signed authorization so they can request medical bills and records in order to assist you with your claim.  Of course the adjuster will be as charming as possible and will seem very concerned about your well-being and paying your medical bills.  Some insurance companies will even show up at your house to give you a check for several thousand dollars and ask you to sign a release and that they are sorry for your troubles.  What you have to determine is whether they are really on your side.

The new Florida PIP law: Fla. Stat. 627.736

“Medical benefits.—Eighty percent of all reasonable expenses for medically necessary medical, surgical, X-ray, dental, and rehabilitative services, including prosthetic devices and medically necessary ambulance, hospital, and nursing services if the individual receives initial services and care pursuant to subparagraph 1. within 14 days after the motor vehicle accident. . .“

Most persons injured in an accident hope that the aches and pains will subside on their own.  They go to work and take over the counter medication to keep the pain in check.  Later they find out that the ache in their back is a herniated disk caused by the accident and their healthcare insurance is asking them if the injury is related to an auto accident.  Depending on your health insurance you may be responsible for reimbursing your health insurance company for paying any medical bills that paid on your behalf.

These are all reasons to call and have questions answered by an attorney that understands automobile and motorcycle accidents in Melbourne, Palm Bay, Patrick Air Force Base, Cocoa, and the beaches. If you have any questions regarding insurance coverage and auto or motorcycle accidents please do not hesitate to call DKN Legal at (321) 329-5449 and press 4 for new clients.