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Okaloosa County Jury Awards $14.8 Million Verdict in Gas Explosion Cases

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Verdict Emmanuel, Sheppard and Condon lawyers T. Shane Rowe and Warren R. Todd teamed up with Cunningham Bounds, LLC lawyers “Skip” Finkbohner and Robert Mitchell to try a personal injury gas explosion case in Okaloosa County Florida. The seven day jury trial resulted in a $14.8 million verdict on March[…]

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[…]

High School Athlete Head Injury Cases – What You Should Knows

High school athlete injuries can often place young plaintiffs in a difficult situation. If you are contemplating a lawsuit involving personal injury to a high school athlete, you should look into high school athlete head injury cases. Athlete Personal Injury Cases Typically, a school’s staff enjoys a certain legal immunity in cases of high school athlete[…]

PIP Coverage – Even if You Don’t Own a Vehicles

If you are involved in a collision and you do not own a motor vehicle, you can still be covered by PIP (personal injury protection). You may be covered under the policy of a relative you live with, or the policy of the car you were driving or riding in at the time of the[…]

Financial Recovery for Permanent Injurys

You are able to recover money for pain and suffering from an accident related personal injury if your doctor determines you have a permanent injury related to the crash. A permanent injury is not the same as a permanent disability. Permanent injury simply means you will have some component of the injury that continues to[…]

Settle Personal Injury Claim Before MMI?s

It is in your best interest not to settle your personal injury claim with an insurance company until your doctor releases you from active care and you are placed at Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI). You need to know the full extent of your injuries and the possibility of future care before you can determine whether[…]

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 Worker’s Compensation Claim Could Go On Indefinitely….s

Even if you are no longer receiving wages under worker’s compensation, your are entitled to medical benefits as long as your doctor says you still need treatment. However, it is very important that you see your authorized treating physician at least one time every 364 days. If you let one year pass without seeing your[…]

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.