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Posted By Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner | April 13 2020 | Car Accidents

Mistakes to Avoid After a Car Accident

There are several mistakes to avoid after a car accident if you want to have a successful personal injury claim. Even if the other driver is 100% at-fault for the accident, you still need to make sure your rights are protected. In this article, experienced St. Petersburg attorney Robert J. Healy discusses the mistakes to…

Posted By Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner | February 24 2020 | Car Accidents

Understanding Auto Accident Laws in Florida

Before filing a personal injury claim, it is important to have a good understanding of auto accident laws in Florida. Read this article for important information regarding personal injury claims. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to us and schedule a free consultation. Auto Insurance Requirements in Florida Florida requires…

Posted By Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner | November 18 2019 | Car Accidents

Car Accident Compensation in Florida

Receiving car accident compensation in Florida can be difficult without the help of an experienced attorney. Contact the experienced St. Petersburg personal injury trial attorneys at Salter, Healy, Rivera to schedule a free consultation and go over the details of your case. Shared Fault in Car Accidents Florida is a pure comparative negligence state which…

Posted By Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner | September 16 2019 | Car Accidents

Car Accident Statute of Limitations

In the state of Florida, the car accident statute of limitations is four years from the date of the accident. This means that, if you wish to file a personal injury claim, it must be filed within this deadline or else you will be ineligible to receive compensation. Contact the personal injury trial attorneys at…

Posted By Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner | July 1 2019 | Car Accidents

St. Petersburg Car Accident Guide

Being in a car accident is downright awful. We want to express our sympathy if you have been hurt in a car accident. We understand that you’re probably feeling anxious and frustrated after your accident because of the injuries you have to deal with. You may have a lot of unexpected medical bills topped with…

Posted By Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner | October 11 2013 | Car Accidents

Florida’s Supreme Court Rules Against No-Fault Insurers

The Florida Supreme Court’s recent majority decision in Nunez v. Geico has dealt a blow to Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurers, although the effect of the ruling has been blunted by changes to Florida’s no-fault PIP legislation. At issue was whether a PIP insurer may require a claimant to submit to an examination under oath (EUO). What is…

Posted By Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner | October 7 2013 | Car Accidents

What You Need To Know Before Going On Your No-Fault IME

If you are injured in a car accident, chances are you will be sent for at least one independent medical examination (IME) by your insurance company. The IME is a medical examination with a physician chosen by your no-fault carrier. Florida is a “no-fault” state, meaning your medical expenses and lost wages are paid by…

Posted By Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner | September 30 2013 | Car Accidents

The Dangers of Cars Being Struck by Commuter Trains

While the Florida high-speed rail project may have been canceled by Gov. Scott in 2011, commuter train service is still expanding in Florida. SunRail is a new commuter train service expected to start operating in the greater Orlando area by the spring of 2014. Tri-Rail has been operating commuter railway service in South Florida since 1989. As commuter…

Posted By Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner | September 27 2013 | Car Accidents

Choosing Your Doctor Following a Car Accident

An interesting lawsuit was filed in Florida federal court this summer. The State Farm insurance company sued Gary Kompothecras, the founder of 1-800-ASK-GARY, an accident-referral service. State Farm alleges that the service commits no-fault insurance fraud by referring people injured in a car accident to medical clinics owned by Kompothecras himself. State Farm is seeking a judgment…

Posted By Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner | September 16 2013 | Car Accidents

Who Is at Fault in a Left-Hand-Turn Accident?

In Florida, 714 traffic fatalities recorded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) were intersection-related accidents. These include accidents that occur when a vehicle attempts to make a left turn. What Rules Apply for Making Safe and Legal Left Turns? A left turn is an operation that carries a risk, since the turning vehicle crosses…

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