FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions


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  1. HOW MUCH IS MY CASE WORTH?
  2. HOW MUCH DO I HAVE TO PAY?
  3. WHO DECIDES WHETHER TO ACCEPT A SETTLEMENT OFFER?
  4. HOW WILL MY DOCTOR BILLS BE PAID?
  5. HOW WILL I PAY MY LIVING EXPENSES?
  6. CAN MY ATTORNEY LOAN ME MONEY WHILE THE CASE IS PENDING?
  7. HOW LONG WILL MY CASE TAKE?
  8. WHAT IF I WAS IN AN AUTO ACCIDENT AND I WAS NOT WEARING A SEATBELT?
  9. WHAT IF I WAS INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT THAT WAS NOT MY FAULT, BUT I WAS ISSUED A TICKET?
  10. DO I HAVE TO ATTEND COURT HEARINGS AND DEPOSITIONS OF WITNESSES IN MY CASE?
  11. HOW MANY DAYS WILL THE TRIAL TAKE?
  12. ARE YOU A LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE?
  13. IF I HAVE A PREEXISTING INJURY WILL THAT EFFECT HOW MUCH I CAN RECOVER?
  14. WHAT IS A SOFT TISSUE CASE?
  15. WILL THE JURY FIND OUT ABOUT A CRIMINAL CONVICTION?
  16. IF I WAS INJURED ON THE JOB, CAN I SUE MY EMPLOYER?
  17. I WORK FOR A SUBCONTRACTOR AND WAS INJURED ON THE JOB BY ANOTHER SUBCONTRACT, CAN I SUE THE SUBCONTRACTOR THAT CAUSED MY INJURIES?

15. WILL THE JURY FIND OUT ABOUT A CRIMINAL CONVICTION?

When you are on the witness stand, the defense is allowed to cross examine you. During the cross examination, the Florida Evidence Code allows the defense to ask you whether you have been convicted of any felonies or crimes of dishonesty. If you answer yes, that is the end of the inquiry. However, prior to the trial, we meet with the judge assigned to the case and request that the judge enter an order preventing the defense lawyers from attempting to embarrass you at trial with irrelevant information. If the judge determines that the criminal conviction was too remote in time, or too prejudicial to your civil case, the judge will not allow the defense to bring it up at trial.



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    Jacksonville FL, 32256
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    Email: Philip@JaxLitigation.com

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