FAQ’s

Auto & Motorcycle Accidents

What should I do if I am in a car, auto, or motorcycle accident?

How much is my auto accident case worth?

How long will it take to bring my auto accident case to a conclusion?

I have full coverage, why am I not covered?

Does my auto insurance cover my motorcycle accident?

What are the MMI and permanent impairment rating?

What is my next step?

Premises Liability & Falls

Who is responsible in a premises liability and fall case?

What is my premises liability case worth?

How long will it take to resolve my premises liability case?

What is my next step?

Wrongful Death

What is wrongful death?

What sorts of damages can someone recover in a wrongful death case?

What is my next step?

Vehicle and Tire Defects

Why do tire treads and belts separate?

What causes a vehicle rollover?

Product Defects & Liability

What is product liability law?

What are some of the different types of product defects?

What causes a product to be defective?

Will my product liability case go to trial?

What is my next step?

Ship & Boating Accidents

What is a boating accident case?

What do I do after a ship or boating accident?

Will my boating accident case go to trial?

What is my next step?


 

Auto & Motorcycle Accidents

 

What should I do if I am in a car, auto, or motorcycle accident?

Following a car, auto, or motorcycle accident, it is important to call the police and seek medical treatment. Keep in mind that the shock of being in a collision may hide any pain until hours or even days later. Most importantly, before you speak to the at-fault driver’s insurance company about your injury, contact Drucker Law Offices to discuss your accident.

How much is my auto accident case worth?

This question is difficult to answer as it depends on many factors: If someone else’s negligence caused the auto accident and resulted in injuries, Drucker Law Offices can help you obtain any payment you are entitled to for your medical bills plus compensation for pain and suffering. This would include past and future medical bills.

If you were seriously injured and missed time from work, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages or loss of earning capacity in the future. Drucker Law Offices can help you retain such compensation.

There is no proven formula to determine exactly how much a case is worth. It will depend on how the evidence and testimony dictate the case. Because of Drucker Law Offices’ record of handling these types of cases, attorney Drucker is able to determine a general value for your claim. Drucker Law Offices will obtain medical records and bills and will analyze the client’s condition since the injury in order to provide an estimated value.

How long will it take to bring my auto accident case to a conclusion?

The complexity of the accident as well as the particular injuries sustained will determine the time frame of the outcome. The law firm resolves its clients’ cases based on an understanding of their current and future medical conditions. Once the law office becomes involved, the average car or auto accident case is resolved within eight to 12 months. However, if someone’s injury is such that the treatment is ongoing for 12 months or 24 months or longer, than the case takes longer to resolve. Further, if the case is unable to be resolved without litigation and has to be filed in court, this too can add to the time in which a case concludes. The law firm believes in keeping the firm’s clients advised throughout the case, so that they know exactly which stage the case is in and such that they know that the case is being moved along timely.

I have full coverage, why am I not covered?

Full coverage, while it can mean a variety of things, does not automatically imply that bodily injury is covered. Generally, full coverage refers to having coverage to fix one’s car no matter whether one is at fault or not (comprehensive and collision coverage). Bodily injury coverage and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage (discussed further under the Automobile accident part in the website) are commonly not covered when people buy “full coverage.” Contact your insurance company for clarification on your insurance coverage or feel free to call us with a copy of your policy and we would be glad to go over it with you.

Does my auto insurance cover my motorcycle accident?

Many motorcycle owners believe that they will be covered by their automobile insurance if they are involved in a crash. Unfortunately, this is not the case. In Florida, insurance is not required for the owner and rider of a motorcycle. Furthermore, the PIP coverage a motorcycle owner may have on his car will not cover the owner if injured on a motorcycle. We can help answer more of your questions concerning motorcycle accidents.

What are the MMI and permanent impairment rating?

At the conclusion of your treatment with a doctor, we will request a final narrative of your condition. Once a physician has decided you are at Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI), some doctor’s assign, and insurance company’s request, a permanent impairment rating. It does not mean that you are back to the physical or mental condition you were at prior to the accident. It simply means your condition has stabilized or plateaued and you have a loss. This is generally done pursuant to American Medical Association (AMA) guidelines for permanent impairment. A permanent impairment rating technically is not called for as a basis at trial in an automobile case, but many automobile insurance companies like to have the impairment rating so they can evaluate the case.

What is my next step?

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, we can assist you.  Please call us today to set up a free consultation.

Premises Liability & Falls

Who is responsible in a premises liability and fall case?

The negligent party in a premises liability and fall case is the party or company responsible for maintaining the premises where you were injured. There are specific laws that apply to determine whether the owner or occupier of a property is legally liable for your injuries. If you have been injured due to the negligence of another person or party, a Florida premises liability lawyer at Drucker Law Offices can assist you.

What is my premises liability case worth?

When someone is injured in a premises liability or fall accident, we would take the following issues into consideration when determining what a particular case is worth:

The cost of your medical bills

The cost of future medical bills

Lost wages you would have earned while injured

The cost of future lost wages that you would have earned had you not been injured

The pain and suffering you and your family members endured from your injury

Combining these factors along with a determination of whether the owner or occupier of the property in which we are making a claim, the firm will attempt to determine what the negligent party owes you as a result of not satisfactorily maintaining their premises.

How long will it take to resolve my premises liability case?

An average premises liability case will take approximately one year to resolve, depending on the complexity of the issues involved. However, depending on the nature of the injury or if a case has to be filed in court, the time could be longer.

What is my next step?

If you have been injured due to the negligence of a property owner, Drucker Law Offices can assist you. Please call today to set up a free consultation. To learn more about your legal entitlements, contact Drucker Law offices today.

Wrongful Death

What is wrongful death?

A wrongful death claim is a type of statutory case brought on behalf of the parents, children, or significant other of an individual who died as a result of another party’s negligence. Drucker Law Offices can assist the surviving parties of a deceased loved one receive just compensation for their loss.

A wrongful death can occur as a result of medical malpractice, car and automobile accident, product liability, premises liability cases, vehicle rollover, boating accidents, construction site accidents, workplace accidents and other injuries. If you have lost a loved one, the firm will fight diligently for your entitlements.

What sorts of damages can someone recover in a wrongful death case?

Survivors can recover expenses immediately associated with the death (funeral and medical costs, mental anguish, pain and suffering, loss of the victim’s income, loss of benefits, and more). After reviewing your case, Attorney Drucker will help determine the cost of damages unique to your situation.

What is my next step?

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person or party, Drucker Law offices is here to help. Speak with Attorney Gary J. Drucker today. To learn more about your legal rights following the loss of a loved one, contact Drucker Law Offices for a free consultation.

Vehicle and Tire Defects

Why do tire treads and belts separate?

While there are a number of factors that contribute to belt and tire tread separation, the most common cause of belt separation involves metal not sticking to the rubber. When the sulfur inside the rubber is improperly mixed or something is wrong with the bras plating on the metal, improper adhesion occurs. If defective tires contributed to the injuries of you or a loved one, please call for a free consultation.

What causes a vehicle rollover?

A majority of rollovers occur when the vehicle is run off the road and hits the curb, a ditch, soft soil or other objects. A vehicle’s lack of stability also contributes to the chance of a rollover accident. If you or a loved on has been injured in a vehicle rollover, Drucker Law Offices can help you.

Product Defects & Liability

What is product liability law?

Product liability law deals with the ability of an individual to seek recourse for injuries or property damage that resulted from the use of a defective product. Drucker Law Offices can assist you or a loved one has experienced such a situation

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What are some of the different types of product defects?

Product defects cover a wide range of topics such a vehicle rollovers and tire defects, as well as any injury stemming from a defective product. Whatever your case may involve, we will be there for you.

What causes a product to be defective?

In general, there are three types of flaws that may make a product defective:

Manufacturing defect: Where the product was designed properly, but the defect came about through the manufacturing process.

Design defect: Where the product was essentially flawed because of its design.

Failure to warn/negligence: Where a product, although otherwise safe, causes an injury due to the manufacturer’s failure to warn of a particular danger associated with the use of the product.

Will my product liability case go to trial?

We strive for the best results based on the information we gather about your case. If your product liability case will achieve a better result from a settlement, we will work toward a reasonable settlement. If your product liability case would best be resolved in trial, we are fully prepared to and experienced in trying the most serious of cases.

What is my next step?

If a defective product has injured you or a loved one, Drucker Law Offices can help you. Please call today to set up a free consultation. To learn more about defective products, please call today for a free consultation.

Ship & Boating Accidents

What is a boating accident case?

A boating accident case centers on injuries or accidents involving a boat or ship. One example of a ship or boating accident would involve injuries sustained as the result of a cruise ship’s staff. Another example of a boating accident would involve the reckless driving of a motorboat or other aquatic vehicle. We can assist you with your case.

What do I do after a ship or boating accident?

If you are involved in a ship or boating accident and the monetary damage to the vessel appears to be $500 or more, you are required to report the accident to the police or to coastal authorities. After reporting the accident, it is advisable that you speak with an attorney to learn about your legal entitlements.

Will my boating accident case go to trial?

We strive to achieve the best possible results for your particular case. If it is possible to achieve better results in a settlement, the laywer will work toward a settlement. If better results can be achieved by taking your boating accident case to trial, the attorney handling your case will fight diligently for your legal entitlements.

What is my next step?

If you have been injured in boat or vessel, we can assist you. Please call us today to set up a free consultation. To learn more about ship-related injuries, please contact Drucker Law Offices today for a free consultation.