As a continuation of our recent primer article on Florida Construction Defect Cases - The Statute of Repose, my law partner Stephanie Preston and I generated this additional primer based on some frequent questions & common issues which often arise in construction defect and construction PD cases. The following is a primer on Chapter 558 of the Florida Statutes, which affects both construction companies and their insurance companies that insure for property and casualty.Read More
Recently my law partner Stephanie Preston and I generated this primer based on some frequent questions & common issues which often arise in construction defect and construction PD cases. The following primer is on The Statute of Repose for Construction Defect Cases, which affects both construction companies and their insurance companies that insure for property and casualty. It's important to understand the purpose and the limitations of this statute.Read More
A bill passed last year by the 2019 Florida legislature now expands the authority of county courts. While referred to by one legislator as a “quiet restructuring,” the new law could potentially have significant implications for civil suits; for example, those involving uninsured or underinsured motorist claims.Read More
Last summer Florida’s 4th DCA issued a generally helpful and instructive ruling, confirming the Florida legislature’s reinstatement of “Daubert” as the legal standard for admissibility of expert testimony. (Kemp v. State, 44 FLW D1974 – 7/31/19) While the opinion involves a criminal case, the decision and its basis are relevant, applicable, and important for civil cases.Read More
How to Respond?
ANSWER: Prudence, Not "Perfection," Is Called For.
In recent years, there seems to have been an uptick, especially in first party pre-suit assignments, involving the filing of a Civil Remedies Notice (“CRN”). The CRNs frequently involve an injured party’s (policy holder’s) claim for UM/UIM benefits following an auto accident.Read More
During my years of legal practice, especially handling third-party injury claims, I have seen so many times, and in numerous ways, how personal counsel (or private counsel or corporate counsel) has proven to be a valuable, positive factor for case resolutions, evaluations, damage control and even trials.
Let me explain...Read More
It’s unfortunate, but you’ve probably seen more than your fair share of accidents on the road. No matter the type of vehicle that is involved, the impact can be devastating.
Medical expenses (damages) - which includes both past and future costs - can be very difficult todetermine in these cases. And future life care plans add even more complexities to a personal injury case.Read More