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Category Archives: Auto Accident

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Whiplash: An Invisible but Sometimes Very Painful Injury

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Have you ever had a minor injury that drew lots of attention even as it was healing, such as a cut that had scabbed over or a bruise that continued to look black and blue after it had stopped hurting?  You probably assured your family and co-workers that the injury looks worse than it… Read More »

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How Do I Settle a Car Accident Claim?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Getting into a car accident is not something that can be foreseen or prepared for. It simply happens in the blink of an eye. And although it may happen in seconds, the repercussions can last a month, a year, several years, or even the rest of your life. One thing is almost certain, however,… Read More »

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How Do I Handle a Car Accident Settlement?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

This is a difficult question for many people. Often, they are hurt, may be unable to work, and unsure of how to proceed. They may have received a settlement offer from an insurance company, which leads to more questions. Is it a good offer? Will it cover all their medical bills and lost wages?… Read More »

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How Long Does it Take for an Insurance Company to Pay Out a Claim?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Many people have this question after an accident or injury, or in other situations where they may have an insurance claim. For most car accident injuries, the insurer is expected to pay or deny a claim “within a reasonable amount of time.” Unfortunately, sometimes the insurer and the claimant have very different ideas about… Read More »

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Understanding Florida PIP Laws – How They Impact Your Car Accident Claims in Florida

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

As a motorist in Florida, you know that you are required by law to carry personal injury protection (PIP) insurance. Also referred to as “no-fault” insurance, PIP policies pay for your injuries after an accident, regardless if you or the other party was at fault. Ideally, the state wants to minimize the number of… Read More »

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Back to School Driving Tips for Your Teen Driver

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Most high schools have already begun the new school year. And whether your teen got their license over the summer or they have been driving for a little while now, it is essential to remind them of proper safety on the road. Your teen will be driving during the early morning hours to get… Read More »

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How Much is Your Sunrise Car Accident Case Worth?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

The amount of what is “fair” versus what a victim thinks they should receive often vary from one another. Also, factors like economics, evidence, trustworthiness, and actual damages play a critical role in determining the total value of a case. The only right way to know how much your injury case is worth is… Read More »

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Common Injuries in Car Accidents: Vestibular Injuries

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

After a car accident, it is normal to experience some dizziness and discomfort. After all, a motor vehicle accident is traumatic on the body and brain. If you are diagnosed with whiplash, then you are at a higher risk for a vestibular injury. Whiplash injuries often affect the area of the brain responsible for… Read More »

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How Can You Recover from a Defendant in a Car Accident Case?

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

After being in a severe accident that is not your fault, you might consider your options for filing a legal claim against the at-fault party. After all, you did not cause the accident, but now you have medical costs, cannot work, and it is harder each day to pay your bills. Luckily, the law… Read More »

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Your Car Accident Responsibilities in Florida

By David M. Benenfeld, P.A. |

Florida has over 16 million licensed drivers, and each year our state logs approximately several hundred accidents per day. Just about everyone suffers at least one motor vehicle accident in a lifetime – so it is better to be prepared by learning what your responsibilities are should you be involved in a crash. Most… Read More »

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