February 11, 2013

Florida Dram Shop Actions

Dram Shop actions are cases where an individual, under certain circumstances enumerated in Florida Statute § 768.125,  may pursue a claim against a person who sells or furnishes alcoholic beverages to a person who is not of lawful drinking age or who knowingly serves a person habitually addicted to the

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768.125 Liability for injury or damage resulting from intoxication

West’s F.S.A. § 768.125 Currentness A person who sells or furnishes alcoholic beverages to a person of lawful drinking age shall not thereby become liable for injury or damage caused by or resulting from the intoxication of such person, except that a person who willfully and unlawfully sells or furnishes

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Florida Statute 627.736 – Required personal injury protection benefits; exclusions; priority; claims

627.736 Effective: January 1, 2013 (1) Required benefits.–An insurance policy complying with the security requirements of s. 627.733 must provide personal injury protection to the named insured, relatives residing in the same household, persons operating the insured motor vehicle, passengers in the motor vehicle, and other persons struck by the

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Florida PIP Statute

Effective January 1, 2013, Florida Statute § 627.736  individuals injured in a car accident (who are seeking Personal Injury Protection medical benefits that they pay for already) are required to receive an initial evaluation and care WITHIN 14-days of the motor vehicle accident.  This evaluation needs to be done by

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Florida Personal Injury Protection (PIP)

The beauty of Personal Injury Protection (PIP) (also known as Florida No-Fault) is that your medical bills and lost wages are taken care of by your insurance company.  The reason why your insurance company will pay yours and mine will pay mine is that Florida created the system of each

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