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Posts Categorized: Car Accidents

Distracted Drivings

Advice from Attorney Michael Thomas Not long ago, my best friend was killed by a distracted driver who was texting while driving. Unfortunately, he is not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 8 people are killed and 1,161 people are injured every day in a crash involving distracted driving.[…]

What should I do if I am injured in an automobile accident?s

Advice from Personal Injury Attorney, Warren Todd When people are injured they are often stressed, anxious, and angry. They do things they shouldn’t do and don’t do the things they should do. So what should you do if you are involved in an automobile accident? Remain calm and call 911 for medical attention and law[…]

Car Drives Through Pensacola Emergency Rooms

Emergency Room Entrance

People visit emergency rooms for medical attention. Patients and their families anticipate being diagnosed and treated by a doctor. Many even anticipate settling in for a long wait. What people don’t expect is to see a vehicle crash through the front doors. According to reports, a man drove through the front doors of Sacred Heart[…]

What is an ‘Emergency Medical Condition’ Under the New Florida PIP Law?s

The new Florida Personal Injury Protection (PIP) law that went into effect in January of 2013 has been criticized for benefiting insurance companies at the expense of injured individuals. According to the new law, the amount of money paid out to an injured individual can be affected by whether or not the injury qualifies as[…]

Texting and Driving in Florida…What You Need to Know Nows

The Florida legislature recently passed the “Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law.” This new law which goes into effect on October 1, 2013, prohibits operating a motor vehicle while typing, sending, entering or reading data including text messages, e-mails, and instant messages. The stated intention for this legislation is to prevent texting related vehicle[…]

Independent Medical Examination Requirements

You may be required to attend an Independent Medical Examination (IME) under the terms of your automobile policy. In an IME, you are sent to a doctor hired by your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) carrier. The IME doctor reviews your medical records, does an examination and determines whether you still need medical treatment related to[…]

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM) Coverages

Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM) coverage covers you when you are not at fault for a crash and the other driver does not have any liability coverage or not enough to compensate you for your personal injury and/or losses. Your UM coverage “steps in the shoes” of the other driver’s insurance company and provides additional personal injury[…]

Your PIP (Personal Injury Protection) Coverages

Your PIP – Personal Injury Protection – coverage under your own automobile insurance polity is primary in covering your medical expenses after you have been in a wreck. It does not matter whether you were at fault for the crash or not; your own personal injury insurance covers you.

Choose Your Own Doctor for Accident Injuriess

You can choose your own doctor when you have been involved in a collision and sustained a personal injury. You do not need prior authorization from your automobile insurance company. Your doctor will bill your automobile insurance company directly for services rendered to you.

Tell Your Doctor About Pre-Existing Conditionss

You should tell your doctor about any pre-existing problems you have regarding the area of your body that is injured in a car crash or automotive accident. Your doctor needs a clear picture of your medical health so he can provide effective treatment or your accident related personal injury.