Cutoff Dates for Medical Liens in Settled Personal Injury Cases

When a settlement is made in a personal injury case, the recipient of settlement funds must use the funds to payoff any liens that have resulted from outstanding debts in payment of medical treatments they have received. A settlement receiver’s health insurance provider and Medicare may have contributed to his or her medical bills, and…

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

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…

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

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…