Bruce L. Scheiner speaks with Todd Matthews on KIX Country 92.9 every Wednesday morning at 9am to answer questions related to Personal Injury. If you have missed any of these features, we have archived audio files of previously broadcasted features here on the “Ask the Lawyer” page.
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My husband and I have been snowbirds from Ohio for over ten years. Yesterday my husband was riding his motorcycle by Nokomis Beach when a driver ran a stop sign and hit him. My husband was taken to the hospital with severe injuries which required emergency surgery. My Brother-in-law wants to contact a lawyer friend in Ohio to handle our case, but I think we should hire a Florida attorney. Can an Ohio handle an accident case in Florida? We need some advice.
March 22, 2023
My neighbor was riding his motorcycle on US 41 when a car pulled out right in front of him from a stop sign causing significant injuries. The female at-fault driver had let her insurance lapse. She told the police that she was a home health nurse headed to see a client; because she didn’t have insurance, my neighbor felt he was out of luck. Is there anything you can do?
February 8, 2023
My brother-in-law was riding his motorcycle home from work on New Year’s eve when he was struck by a drunk driver who ran a stop sign. He has just been released from intensive care and will need multiple surgeries. The driver was arrested and charged with drunk driving. The driver only has minimum insurance, which won’t begin to cover his medical expenses. A news story in the paper indicated that the driver had been flagged for drunkenness several times by the bartender at a local bar. However, the same bartender still served him multiple margaritas on New Year’s eve, according to one patron. The patron said he tried to get the driver’s keys less than an hour before he struck my brother-in-law. Can you ask the lawyer if anything can be done to help my brother-in-law?
January 4, 2023
While staying at a friend’s house in Sarasota, my son borrowed his friend’s motorcycle. He was riding on state road 45 when a driver ran a red light and struck him. He was thrown over 10 ft and was taken to the hospital with severe injuries. The driver who ran the stop sign had a suspended license and no insurance. His friend who lent him the motorcycle only had minimum insurance. He has already spent ten days in the hospital, and the medical bills will be enormous. My brother, an accountant, had recommended that because we have multiple vehicles, we should have something called stacking coverage, including uninsured coverage. Still, we are worried because my son wasn’t driving in our cars. Can the lawyer help?
October 19, 2022