FAQs

Personal Injury

- Are dog bites covered by homeowners insurance in Florida?

- How long do I have to file an animal or dog bite case?

- Are there limits on damages in accident cases?

- I was a passenger in a boating accident and was injured. Who is responsible for these injuries?

- I was a passenger in a car that was involved in an accident. Does the driver's insurance cover my injuries?

- What are my rights as an accident victim?

- What compensation can I receive in the event of a bicycle accident?

- Who can I sue for injuries that I sustained in an accident?

- Do bicyclists have the right of way automatically?

- What are my rights and responsibilities as a bicyclist in my state?

- What is the three foot rule for bicyclists?

- Can a brain injury occur if a victim does not lose consciousness?

- Can the severity of a brain injury be measured?

- What are the main classifications of a traumatic brain injury?

- What compensation am I eligible for if I have been injured?

- What kinds of damages are available in a brain injury case?

- Are higher damages awarded in a catastrophic injury case?

- How long do I have to file a catastrophic injury case?

- What is a personal injury case?

- If I am involved in an accident, what should I do?

- When the insurance adjuster calls me should I speak to them?

- Who pays my medical bills and my lost wages?

- Who pays the rest of my losses?

- How do I know what type of doctor to see for my injuries?

- How much is my case worth?

- How do I pay my attorney?

Auto Accident

- If I am involved in a car accident, what should I do?

- When the insurance adjuster calls me should I speak to them?

- Who pays my medical bills and my lost wages?

- How much does my insurance pay?

- Who pays the rest of my losses?

- If I have health insurance will it pay my medical bills in addition to my auto insurance?

- What if I have Medicare or Medicaid?

- How do I know what type of doctor to see for my injuries?

- What if the other driver doesn’t have insurance?

- What insurance coverage do I need to have on my car?

- What is “stacking” for Uninsured Motorist coverage and do I need it?

- How much is my case worth?

- How do I pay my attorney?

Workers Compensation

- How can I find out who is the insurance company for my employer?

- If my employer won’t report my injury to the insurance company, what do, I do?

- Do I have to give the insurance company a recorded statement?

- Do I have to give the insurance company my Social Security number?

- What are my rights and benefits?

- Can I get paid for my pain and suffering and my inability to do those things I love to do, like fishing, hunting, bowling, etc.?

- Can I get paid mileage for going to and from doctors?

- Do I have the right to pick my own doctor to treat me?

- Will my employer have to hold my job open for me until I am able to return to work?

- Can I settle my case?

- How much is my case worth?

- What does it cost me to hire an attorney?

- What happens if I can’t go back to my old line of work?

- How do I decide on which attorney to hire?

Testimonials

I greatly appreciate all you’ve done for me. You have no idea how this money will help me right now. It couldn’t come at a better time. It means more to me than I could ever explain and it’s all because of you. You’re amazing and I will always send anyone I know your way if they are seeking counsel.

– Caley M.

On September 29, 2015, a serious auto crash changed our lives forever. Injuries sustained by my husband and I resulted in a long hospital stay and several subsequent surgeries. Two years later, we are both still dealing with injury related issues. Within a few days of the crash, we asked a relative about getting an attorney and they recommended Tom DeLattre (Wieland Hilado & DeLattre). Tom returned my husband’s call that same day and arranged to meet with us at the hospital. He explained the process and assured us that he would handle the auto insurance companies. He explained that our job was to work on our recovery. He was always available for questions and would return calls on weekends and while on vacation. We are very happy with the fair settlement that Tom DeLattre worked out with the insurance companies. I would not hesitate to recommend him to friends or other family members.

– L. Newsome