Personal Injury

October 19, 2020
Giving a Statement to the Other Driver's Insurance Company After A Car Accident

Giving a Statement to the Other Driver’s Insurance Company After a Car Accident

This is Gene Zweben from Zweben Law Group here to give you some information on what to do after you’re involved in an accident. After an accident insurance companies are going to be calling you. They want to find out what happened. With insurance companies, your own insurance company you do have to give a statement to and typically they record that statement just to get the information down for their records. And you have to do that because you signed a contract with your insurance company saying that you would do that if you’re involved in an accident. The […]
October 12, 2020
The First Thing You Should Do After a Car Accident

The First Thing You Should Do After An Accident

I’m going to give you some information about the first thing you should do after you’re involved in an accident. Now since you’re watching this video I assume you are not still at the accident scene and that you’re home safely recovering, but it is very important after an accident here in Florida to go see a doctor within the first 14 days and the sooner the better. If you don’t see a doctor within the first 14 days you lose your right to use your PIP benefits. Those are your Personal Injury Protection benefits on your own car policy. […]
January 15, 2019

7 Things To Do After An Accident

Clip this article and keep it in your glove-box. The advice here may seem obvious, and you probably know all of it already, but in the heat of the moment following an accident, even the best of us may forget. 1. Check yourself and your passengers for injuries. If you have even the slightest doubt about how badly someone is hurt, call an ambulance. 2. Get to safety. Move your car out of the way of traffic if you can. Turn off the engine, put the car in park, and turn on your hazard lights. 3. Call 911. Even if […]
September 28, 2018

Economic verses Non-Economic Damages

What are “Non-Economic Damages” Worth? When it comes to damages in a lawsuit, maybe they should be called objective vs. subjective – or quantitative vs. qualitative – but the legal terms of art are economic and non-economic. Economic damages are purely financial. They are documented by medical bills, paychecks, damage/repair estimates, and invoices for professional and paraprofessional services. As a result, economic damages are fairly simple to prove. Non-economic damages are colloquially known as pain and suffering. They include emotional distress, mental anguish, depression, and loss of capacity for enjoyment of life. All of these are more difficult to measure […]
December 18, 2017

Do “U” Have the Right of Way?

When you drive on roads like U.S I as much as most of us do, you need to master the art of the U-Turn. We all know how dangerous it can be, but it turns out it’s also not as simple as a lot of us thought it was. There’s a law. (There’s always a law.) However, as in many cases, there are exceptions to the law.  In this case, the law is Florida Statute 316.1515, and it says:  “The driver of any vehicle shall not turn the vehicle so as to proceed in the opposite direction upon any street […]
October 6, 2017

Who needs lawyers?

In today’s world, where everything seems to be available on the Internet, it can be tempting to go “DIY” when it comes to legal matters. But Abraham Lincoln was right when he said, “He who represents himself has a fool for a client.” And there is good evidence to prove his point. Martindale-Nolo Research, a joint venture by two of the world’s most respected legal brands, recently surveyed readers who’d gone through the personal injury claims process, and reached some illuminating conclusions. (Martindale-Hubbell is the 140-year-old publisher that is the “gold standard” for rating attorneys and law firms. Established in […]
May 30, 2017

Is Your Dog an Insurance Risk?

Your pooch might be a pussycat in your eyes, but your homeowner’s policy may not provide adequate coverage – and if he or she is on the “bad breeds” list used by most insurance companies, it might not cover you at all. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says nearly 4.5 million Americans are bitten every year, resulting in an estimated 885,000 injuries that require medical attention — and half of those bitten are children. According to the Insurance Information Institute and State Farm, dog bites accounted for more than 1/3 of all homeowner’s insurance liability claims paid out […]
January 30, 2017

Watch Your Step: How to Stay Safe on Foot

With the arrival of winter, more and more people will be taking advantage of Florida’s fabulous weather, and many of them will be hitting the streets and sidewalks to run or just take a leisurely walk. Unfortunately, pedestrians are one of the few groups of road users to experience an increase in fatalities in the United States in recent years. According to a report by the Governors Highway Safety Administration, more than 47,000 pedestrians died in traffic accidents nationwide during the ten year period studied, and pedestrians now comprise the largest proportion of traffic fatalities (15 percent) recorded in the […]
May 19, 2016

Enjoy The Ride, But Stay Safe

As a triathlete, I’m an ardent advocate of bicycling. It’s good for your health, good for the environment, and tons of fun but there are risks. The good news is that those risks have been mitigated in recent years for younger riders, as more of them are wearing helmets and taking other precautions. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, deaths among bicyclists younger than 20 have declined 88 percent since 1975. The bad news is that deaths among bicyclists 20 and older have nearly tripled. In 2014, according to the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles, […]
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