The Real Meaning Behind Florida’s “No-Fault” Auto Insurance

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The Real Meaning Behind Florida’s “No-Fault” Auto Insurance:

personal injury victim calling a lawyerFlorida is a “No-Fault” insurance state when it comes to automobile liability insurance. This can be quite a confusing topic.

There is sometimes a misconception that because Florida is a “No-Fault” state, that the at-fault party cannot be sued and held liable for the injuries that they caused in an auto accident. This is incorrect.

Under Florida law, every motorist is required to carry a minimum of $10,000 in Personal Injury Protection (PIP) coverage.

PIP coverage is to cover medical bills and lost wages that each driver may suffer when in an auto accident, no matter who was at-fault.

When a car accident occurs, each party involved turns to their own insurance company for medical costs and other losses up to $10,000.

In order for your PIP coverage to kick in, you will need to seek treatment within 14 days of the auto accident. If not, there will be no PIP coverage applied.

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Victims of DUI accidents may file civil claims against establishments in some cases:

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Victims of DUI accidents may file civil claims against establishments in some cases:

driver suffering whiplash injury from DUI driverInnocent people who are involved in a DUI related accident are protected by statutes which may allow victims to file a civil lawsuit against those who profited from the drunk driver.

Florida Statute 768.125 (Liability for injury or damage resulting from intoxication) states that: 

A person who sells or furnishes alcoholic beverages to a person of lawful drinking age shall not thereby become liable for injury or damage caused by or resulting from the intoxication of such person, except that a person who willfully and unlawfully sells or furnishes alcoholic beverages to a person who is not of lawful drinking age or who knowingly serves a person habitually addicted to the use of any or all alcoholic beverages may become liable for injury or damage caused by or resulting from the intoxication of such minor or person. 

• It must be proven with sufficient evidence that the driver was a known drunk driver, served while visibly impaired and etc. – proof of them having 1-2 drinks is not likely enough.

• This law applies to drinks sold and consumed immediately at such premesis. A store or business selling a 12-pack or a bottle of wine to go would generally be excluded.

• If drinks have been sold to someone under legal drinking age, they are absolutely liable for any accident caused by the drunk driver.

Florida bars, restaurants, hotels, nightclubs, liquor stores, and other businesses or establishments that profit from sales of alcoholic drinks and beverages can be held legally responsible for damages caused by a drunk driving accident in some situations.

The complex issues involved in these types of claims are another strong reason why anyone involved in any type of accident involving a personal injury should immediately contact an experienced personal injury lawyer right away.

We put multiple attorneys on your case in order to give it the extra attention it deserves.

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Fernandez Law Group recommended as a top Child Support Law Firm by Expertise

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2017 Expertise award for Fernandez Law GroupFernandez Law Group recommended as a top Child Support Law Firm by Expertise

Expertise is a hub where qualified experts can connect with people to share their knowledge, experience and skills. They recently conducted a review of all child support lawyers in Tampa and filtered out any that did not meet their definition of an expert. From there, a detailed review process begins.

Ranking is based on several factors – Reputation, Credibility, Experience, Availability, Professionalism, and Engagement. The team then manually reviews those businesses with the highest scoring results based on the above factors.

The Fernandez Law Group’s Child Support Lawyers have been recognized as one of the top child support law firms by Expertise. Our attorneys ranked in the top of all child support law firms in Tampa, FL – well within the top 20 of the many firms considered. Attorney Frank G. Fernandez is a recipient of Client Distinction Award from Martindale-Hubble and Lawyers.com. He is also a member of Hillsborough County Bar Association, Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association, Tampa Bay Hispanic Bar Association, and Florida Justice Association.

Our firm handles child support, modification of support, custody and other domestic relations issues in addition to the Personal Injury and Criminal Defense representation we’re also highly regarded for. Initial case reviews and evaluations are free of charge. We are a law firm representing the Tampa and Miami metro areas of Florida in all matters concerning Personal Injury Law, Criminal Defense and Family Law.

Our practice is dedicated to representing people and businesses that have suffered significant loss due to the negligent or wrongful conduct of others.

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How Social Media posts can hurt your Personal Injury Case:

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How Social Media posts can hurt your Personal Injury Case:

computer delete buttonIf you are ever involved in an accident or any type of situation that results in a personal injury, social media posts including photos or details of the accident scene could cause you to lose the compensation that you deserve, even if you were not at-fault.

Facebook Post Results in Loss of $80,000 Settlement: 

A former headmaster of a school in Miami sued his employer for age discrimination, resulting in an $80,000 settlement. The settlement included a confidentiality clause. The headmaster breached the confidentiality clause by telling his daughter, however, what really did the damage was when his daughter posted that her parents won the case and the school would be officially paying for her summer vacation in Europe. Once the information was discovered online, lawyers were able to prove not only a breach in confidentiality, but that students of the school were also able to view the damaging post. The headmaster ended up losing the entire $80,000 settlement.

• Any information posted anywhere on the Internet, whether privacy settings are used or not, can still be seen, shared, or used in many situations.

• It is difficult to determine who is watching, sharing or reporting the information that has been posted online.

• Information and images have the potential to go public, even when privacy settings are enabled.

• While many people can agree to remain silent without an attorney or not admit fault, some still feel the need to talk about their cases online.

• The risk of sharing an unintended disclosure that could harm your case is too significant to ignore.

• It is strongly recommended they refrain from posting any information or images related to the case that they would not be willing to hand over to the attorney for the other party. Anyone who has suffered an injury or any other severe or disabling injury should immediately contact an experienced personal injury lawyer.

We put multiple attorneys on your case in order to give it the extra attention it deserves.

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Steps to take following any Personal Injury:

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Steps to take following any Personal Injury:

• Get immediate medical attention after any injury

• Follow any and all orders from the medical professionals handling your injury

• Do not speak with any insurance claims adjusters without your lawyer, attorney, or legal counsel

• Do not speak with Law Enforcement without your lawyer, attorney, or legal counsel

• Do not sign any waiver or accept any check or compensation after an accident or any injuries without your lawyer, attorney or legal counsel

Anyone who has suffered an injury or any other severe or disabling injury should immediately contact an experienced personal injury lawyer.

We put multiple attorneys on your case in order to give it the extra attention it deserves.

Call us today at 813-489-3222 for a FREE Consultation and case evaluation.

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5 Reasons Why You Need a Personal Injury Attorney

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5 Reasons Why You Need a Personal Injury Attorney

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1. Insurance Companies Do Not Have Your Best Interests at Heart:

Insurance companies are ultimately trying to protect their bottom line—not to compensate you fairly for injuries. Hiring an attorney can be the best way to ensure you have an advocate protecting your interests.

2. Statute of Limitations:

Statutes of limitation vary by location. If the process is not completed within a certain time frame, you will lose your rights in the state of Florida. An experienced auto accident attorney can properly identify which statute of limitations rule applies to your specific situation.

3. Filing Your Personal Injury Claim Entails Compliance With Strict Rules:

Dealing with the paperwork, rules, and regulations associated with filing a Florida personal injury claim is a complex task. An experienced personal injury attorney can guide you through the process required by your state to file.

4. Damages Due to Your Injuries May Be More Extensive Than You Think:

Florida laws define damages under several different categories like pain, mental duress, medical expenses and more. Without an experienced attorney who is aware of the laws in the jurisdiction of your accident, you may literally give money away.

5. Proving Your Case Is Complicated:

Filing your case is very complex. Proving your case, even more so. Having a legal professional experienced in ascertaining all of the factors is absolutely CRITICAL.

Call or contact us for a FREE Consultation TODAY!

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Happy Holidays from the Fernandez Law Group!

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Image depicting driver suffering whiplash after a car crashProving Negligence in a Personal Injury Case:

If the negligence of another party can be proven, the injured party may be entitled to monetary compensation from that party. In the United States, this system is complex and controversial. Oftentimes, having an attorney becomes essential due to the fact that these types of cases can become extremely complicated.

To make a claim you must prove that the person you believe is responsible for your personal injury, loss or damage:

– Owed you a duty of care and breached that duty of care.

– You suffered a loss, injury, or other damage.

– Your loss, injury, or damage occurred as a result of the person’s breach of their duty of care.

If you or a loved one have been involved in a motor vehicle accident and seriously injured, give our office a call. Our personal injury lawyers and dedicated support staff will focus on your individual needs while providing superior, effective, and vigorous representation. We are paid for our services only if we obtain a settlement on your behalf.

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