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Want to Settle Your Own Accident Claim? Part 3 – The Demand

Having decided whether you should try to settle your own accident case (Part I) and gone through the preparations and document gathering needed to prepare your demand (Part 2), you should now be ready to draft your settlement demand letter. … Continue reading

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Gap Insurance: What is It and Who Needs It?

Gap insurance, also known as “loan/lease coverage” or “loan/lease payoff coverage”, is a type of automobile insurance coverage that protects you if your car is totaled while you are upside down on your car payments. It supplements your collision and … Continue reading

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Bad Driving Record Evidence in Civil Suits

If you are involved in an automobile accident case, you may be wondering if evidence of your bad driving record, or the defendant’s, is admissible. Conventional wisdom would imply that a person with a bad driving record is more likely … Continue reading

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How Long After Settlement Before I Get Paid?

If you’re just about to settle your case (or if you already have) you’re probably wondering when you’ll actually be paid. The typical lawyer answer is “it depends,” which is true, but I’m going to tell you what “it” depends … Continue reading

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Automobile Property Damage Claims — Representing Yourself

If you’ve been in a car accident, many personal injury attorneys will not want to deal with the property damage part of your claim (paying to repair your car). This is due to the fact that property damage claims force … Continue reading

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What is Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI)?

Maximum Medical Improvement, or MMI for short, is a simple yet important concept in every personal injury claim. It refers to the point in your medical treatment beyond which you are not expected to get any better from further medical … Continue reading

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Why You Should Have Uninsured/Underinsured (UM) Motorist Insurance

Some states require drivers to carry uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance, also known as “UM insurance.” A state-by-state list of auto insurance requirements can be found here. For those states, like my home state of Florida, which do not require this coverage, … Continue reading

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