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Category: Insurance Law

CMEs and Insurance Coverage

Posted in Car Accident Law,Insurance Law,News,Personal Injury on April 7, 2014

According to the state Supreme Court, a car accident victim does not automatically forfeit insurance coverage or their right to policy payouts if they refuse to submit to a medical exam, personal injury lawyers in Florida report. In a recently settled court case, the Supreme Court justices determined whether a woman who refused to comply… read more

PIP Injunction Removed

Posted in Insurance Law,News,Personal Injury on November 19, 2013

The Florida First District Court of Appeals recently issued a ruling in favor of the Office of Insurance Regulation, and lifted the injunction that has stood in the way of enforcing several changes to the state’s personal injury protection (PIP) laws established earlier this year. The amended PIP laws rolled out last January, and have… read more

Florida Court Affirms Injunction Against Parts Of New PIP Law

Posted in Insurance Law,News on June 3, 2013

A Florida court has affirmed his injunction stopping parts of the state’s new car accident no-fault insurance law on the grounds that it infringes on a drivers’ access to the court system. The State of Florida is predictably going to appeal. Second Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis upheld his initial ruling in the matter of… read more

Opponents Of Florida Auto Insurance Reform Say Law Will Diminish Legal Rights Of Insureds

Posted in Insurance Law,News on August 2, 2012

Sacbee.com is reporting that the Florida PIP insurance reform law that was passed by the Legislature and signed by the Governor this year has been met growing criticism that benefits and payouts will be reduced. Under the new law services such as acupuncture and massage therapy will no longer be covered. Critics maintain that the new… read more

When Can An Employer Be Held Legally Liable For An Assault Committed By An Employee?

Posted in Insurance Law,News on October 27, 2011

I am involved in several cases now where one of the issues is under what circumstances may an employer be held responsible for the acts, in my cases, heinous acts, of an employee. Under the rule of “respondeat superior” an employer is legally responsible for the acts of its employees. This rule applies when an employee is acting within… read more

Florida Once Again Debating End To PIP Car Accident Insurance And This Time It May Happen

Posted in Insurance Law,News on October 6, 2011

The Digital Journal had an article today that updated us all on push by the Governor and his allies in the legislature to amend or end Florida’s No-Fault-PIP system. Every few years, the Florida Legislature debates whether to end no-fault car insurance (PIP) or to amend or replace it. Governor Rick Scott and a group of like… read more

The Move To Graduated Drivers Licenses May Have Increased Teen Fatalities In Florida Car Accidents

Posted in Insurance Law,News on September 22, 2011

A report by the Journal of the American Medical Association found that a movement over the past ten years by states to put into effect grad­uated driver license laws may have inadvertently led to more teen road fatalities. The report found that while the number of deadly car accidents for the age group of 16 and 17… read more

As 24 Percent Of Floridians Are Uninsured, Time To Increase And Stack Your Uninsured Motorist Coverage

Posted in Insurance Law,News on August 29, 2011

The Insurance Journal reports that 24 percent of Floridians currently do not carry car insurance.As I have written before, in Florida you are required to carry $10.000.00 in Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and $10,000 in Property Damage Coverage. PIP, regardless of fault, pays 80 percent of your medical bills after any deductible you have elected to… read more

Never Reject Uninsured Motorist Coverage, It Can Be A Virtual Necessity To Bring A Car Accident Lawsuit In Florida

Posted in Insurance Law,News on August 15, 2011

I have previously written an article for the Fort Lauderdale Sun Sentinel stressing the need to carry uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. In Florida as I have written in a previous blog entry many drivers are uninsured or fail to carry even the minimum “PIP” coverage as mandated by Florida law. While carrying uninsured motorist coverage is not mandated… read more

As One In Seven Drivers Are Uninsured Bringing A Successful Car Accident Lawsuit Will Continue To Be Difficult

Posted in Insurance Law,News on August 4, 2011

Summer is when we take long trips in our cars, motorcycles, SUV’s. With the price of air travel skyrocketting this year, more and more Americans are taking to the road this summer. Statistically most travelers will be safe and will not be involved in a car accident. The Chances are likely, however, that during our… read more