FAQ: Car Accidents
Can I sue a driver who became unconscious causing the accident?
If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, in order to sue the other driver it is necessary to prove that the other driver was negligent. If the other driver suddenly lost consciousness, resulting in the accident, is that […]
While vacationing in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, I was injured in an auto accident. I live in New York and am getting all my medical treatment near my home. Should I retain a Florida attorney to represent me or can I use a New York attorney?
If you sustained injuries in an accident which occurred in Fort Lauderdale, you should retain an attorney in the county where the accident happened. Florida law will apply to your case and if a lawsuit is required, it must be […]
I was borrowing my sister’s car, was hit by an uninsured driver. Can I make an uninsured motorist claim against my own policy?
I was borrowing my sister’s car while my car was in the shop for regular maintenance. I was hit by an uninsured driver, suffered a serious shoulder injury requiring surgery, and my sister’s auto policy did not have uninsured motorist […]
Can my lawyer represent multiple people in the same accident?
This question is complicated and cannot be answered very easily. Often times the attorney can handle multiple claims in the same accident but the lawyer should not represent all the claimants if in doing so would create a conflict of […]
If an auto repairman has an accident in my car, am I liable?
Where the owner of a motor vehicle entrusts the car to a repairman or serviceman, the owner of the car is not liable so long as the owner of the car did not have control of the vehicle at the […]
No Fault Coverage
My teenage son was driving my car and was involved in an auto accident. He had 3 passengers which I did not authorize, and they were all transported to the hospital by ambulance. Who is going to pay all these […]
I was injured in Florida, but I live in another state or out of the country, can I still pursue a case?
Absolutely. The mere fact that you do not live in Florida, nor live in the United States, does not preclude you from pursuing a case. Our firm has handled thousands of cases for clients who live out of state or […]
I was rear-ended by another vehicle and the driver admitted fault. Why do I need a lawyer?
Many people believe that if they have been rear-ended by another vehicle, there is no need for them to hire a lawyer because they can simply deal with the Defendant’s insurance company directly. They feel that the insurance company will […]
I rented a truck from Home Depot to move furniture and was rear-ended and injured by another vehicle. If I do not own a car registered in Florida, who will pay my hospital and other medical bills?
Under the Florida No-Fault law, your own AUTO PIP (Personal Injury Protection) coverage will pay 80% of your medical bills if you are involved in an auto accident, regardless of fault. If you do not own a car registered in […]
Florida No fault benefits for out of state residents?
I was visiting Florida from NYC and was rear-ended while stopped at a red light. I called State Farm, the insurer for the car who rear-ended me, and they stated that they are not responsible for my medical bills, even […]