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How Much to Expect from a Car Accident Settlement

Posted on: 02/07/2020

There's never a sure way to predict how much your car accident claim is worth. Various factors influence the value of your insurance claim, and no blanket estimate will fit into every situation. Combine this fact with Florida being a no-fault state, and it's challenging to determine the value of your auto accident claim on a surface level.However, understanding what can impact your auto accident claim can better inform you about how to pursue your compensation and how much may be included in your claim.  What Is No-Fault Insurance? Florida's no-fault policy means that all drivers have to carry some form of auto insurance. What this means for you is that if you're involved in an auto accident, then regardless of who caused it, you and the other driver will have to file claims with your respective insurance companies. This mandatory policy can cover damages such as [...] read more

Florida’s No-Fault Insurance Law: When Does Fault Matter?

Posted on: 12/20/2019

Florida is one of the few states that practice what's known as no-fault insurance law. No-fault insurance is a mandatory coverage type for all vehicle drivers in Florida. This law forces all drivers to have personal injury protection (PIP) insurance and property damage liability (PDI). The basic form of PIP and PDI should cover at least $10,000 for medical bills, lost wages, and more.Regardless of who's at fault, this automatic insurance policy can cover the damages associated with auto accidents. No-fault insurance simplifies or even eliminates many potential auto accident claims and can save many drivers from experiencing drawn-out legal battles for compensation. However, not everything about no-fault insurance is perfect. Specific issues with this m [...] read more

I’m Having Back Pain after a Car Accident. Can I Sue?

Posted on: 11/22/2019

Back injuries can be severe complications that many people experience following a car accident. The aftermath of suffering a spinal injury or other back injury can potentially disrupt your way of life forever. Not only do these injuries have the potential to ruin your physical and mental health, but your medical bills can also destroy your family and financial life.If you're suffering from back pain after experiencing a car accident that wasn't your fault, you have the right to sue for compensation [...] read more

Dangerous Roads in Florida

Dangerous Roads in Florida

Posted on: 11/14/2019

Florida is known as the Sunshine State, with countless gorgeous beaches. With warm weather and an inviting sense of fun, it's no wonder why many Americans and other visitors gravitate toward Florida. However, like any other state, not all things are perfect in the Sunshine State. There are particular Florida roads that have a notorious reputation of having a large number of car accidents. You'll never be able to control the actions of other drivers, but there is always an opportunity for you to anticipate and predict which roads are more dangerous than others. To avoid experiencing a devastating car accident [...] read more

Car Accident in West Palm Beach: Three Reasons to Call a Lawyer

Car Accident in West Palm Beach: Three Reasons to Call a Lawyer

Posted on: 10/22/2019

West Palm Beach is a congested area in Florida because tourists visit year-round for the warm weather. Larger cities such as Fort Lauderdale and Miami are also close by and cause traffic congestion. Car accidents can happen frequently in West Palm Beach because of negligent drivers who speed, drive under the influence, change lanes suddenly or improperly, and text behind the wheel. If you’ve been injured in a West Palm Beach car accident, you may need a lawyer to assist you with obtaining a settlement. At The Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo, we’re familiar with Florida’s laws regarding insurance and car wrecks. A West Palm Beach car accident lawyer from our team can negotiate on your behalf and maximize your claim in court. If Your Personal Injury Protection Insurance Doesn’t Cover Your Damages Florida is a no-fault insurance state, which means you must go through your [...] read more