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  • Verdict for the Defense

    As a trial recap, the plaintiff, Danais Santana, asserted that she has $17,000 in medical bills as a result of an October 2009 accident. The Plaintiff filed, years ago, and before any of these people were involved, a proposal for settlement for $4,250. Therefore, if this plaintiff received a verdict totaling roughly $5,500, our insured would be exposed to...

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  • Staged Crash Crackdown

    The Tampa police busted these clinics for staging accidents in Hillsborough County: Doctor Florida Rehabilitation located on 2123 W. Dr. MLK; Injury Health Care Therapy located on 5537 Sheldon Road; Recovery Rehabilitation Services located on 7025 W. Hillsborough Ave.; and Healing Touch located on 6821 W. Hillsborough Ave. We will continue to keep you post...

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  • Conflicting Authorities When PIP Benefits Cut Off

    Apparently there are conflicting authorities as to when an IME permits an insurer to cut-off PIP benefits.  According to the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, the question as to when an IME serves to cut-off an insurer’s obligation to pay PIP benefits is a question of fact for the jury.  United vs. Asclepius Medical, Inc. (2010).  In United vs. Asclepius Medi...

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  • Florida Law Update

    In Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund, Inc. vs. Gorka, the Florida Supreme Court finally resolved the issue of whether a joint offer or proposal for settlement which is conditioned on the mutual acceptance of all joint offerees is invalid and unenforceable.  According to the Florida Supreme Court, such an offer or proposal for settlement is invalid because ...

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