THE TEXTING AND DRIVING LAW IN FLORIDA

1 IN 4 Car Accidents Are Caused By Distracted Drivers Texting and driving is dangerous. Most people would agree with that statement. If your phone makes a “ding,” its hard not to take a quick look as you cruise down the road. As a car accident lawyer in Kendall, FL I have seen many car…

What is the 14-Day Rule with Florida Car Accidents?

What is the 14 Day Rule?  As a Miami car accident lawyer, I have become very familiar with the 14 Day Rule. In Florida, if you do not seek medical treatment within 14 days of a car accident, your car insurance will not provide you with PIP coverage. PIP stands for Personal Injury Protection. Why…

I crashed into a car, am I automatically at fault in Florida?

As a Miami personal injury lawyer, I see lots and lots of car accident cases! The majority of these cases involve a rear end collision. Most people mistakenly believe that just because you hit someone,  you are automatically at fault. However, that is not always the case. In Florida, there is a rebuttable presumption of…

Should I Refuse a Breathalyzer Test During a DUI Stop?

A very common question that a lot of people wonder is, “if I’m stopped for a suspected DUI (driving under the influence), should I refuse the breathalyzer test?” This is a question that I myself had wondered about. What is the right thing to do? It is your right to refuse the breathalyzer test. People…

How Long Will My Car Accident Case Take?

A question that I get asked a lot is “how long will my car accident case take ?”  The short answer is that it depends.  When it comes to most injury cases, a lawyer should never settle your case until you have reached MMI (maximum medical improvement). In other words, you reach a state where your…

What is Negligence?

         What is negligence? This is a question that I often get asked by my clients. Most people have a basic understanding of negligence. It is when someone does or doesn’t do something without caring about what could happen. This definition is basically correct. Negligence is the basic legal concept that almost…

Can I Deal With The Insurance Company Myself?

        You were just involved in a car accident. You have slight injuries and you feel as though you could save the money of hiring a lawyer and deal with the insurance company yourself. In my experience, this is huge mistake and will end up costing you more money in the end…

Who Pays My Damages In An UBER Car Accident?

Uber is one of the fastest growing ride sharing apps. The convenience of Uber compared to that of conventional taxis is almost certainly the reason for the explosive growth. Uber drivers can even now drop off and pick up from airports. I myself have used Uber on several occasions. It is a great service. Taxis…

What Should You Do When You Get Into a Car Accident?

      What should you do when you get into a car accident? This is a question that I get a lot. For me, being a personal injury attorney, the answer is easy to rattle off: Call 911: The police will show up, write a report and cite the driver at fault. Get medical…