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Insurance Company vs. Policyholder: The Showdown of the Century

March 11, 2019

Insurance Company vs. Policyholder: The Showdown of the Century

Insurance. Just the word elicits feelings of safety and security. Someone else has your back should your world be upended by an auto accident, fire, flood, or a plane’s engine falls through your home (true story!). Many Americans hold insurance policies for years and never file a claim. According to the Insurance Information Institute, in 2016…

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November 11, 2008

Salvage Vehicles National Database — A Good Idea

Buying a used car is almost as much fun as going to the dentist. Everyone has dealt with used car salesmen at some point in their life and we are not out to attack the used car industry; however, a warning about avoiding the pitfalls when it comes to purchasing a used car. The used…

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October 25, 2008

Florida Supreme Court Helps Injured Workers

The Florida Supreme Court ruled this week that a lawyer representing an injured worker is entitled to “reasonable” fees. Ever since a controversial 2003 reform of the state’s workers’ compensation law, lawyer’s fees have been capped. That means most lawyers understandably shy away from workers’; comp cases. We at Farah & Farah do not. The…

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September 26, 2008

Florida Fatal Accidents On Highway Down, DUI Up

Florida is seeing a reduction in the number of fatalities on our state’s highways. For the second year in a row the number of traffic accidents is down as is the number of deaths from those accidents, down more than four percent from 2006. The Florida Highway Patrol believes people are becomming educated about safe…

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September 3, 2008

Teen Charged With Vehicular Homicide in Friend’;s Death

It is bad enough when a young person died in an auto accident, imagine if you are his friend now charged with his death. A Jacksonville teen has been charged with vehicular homicide in the death of his friend in an accident that happened in Mandarin last June.  Early in the morning of June 23,…

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August 23, 2008

Uninsured Patients Given The Right To Know

Beginning the first day of next year, the Health Care Consumer’;s Right to Information Act becomes law.  This will provide the uninsured medical consumer with reliable and understandable information about health care charges so a patient can make an informed decision. Often it is the uninsured patient, seeking doctor or hospital services, who is charged a full…

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August 18, 2008

Storm Coming Concerns Motorists

With high winds from Hurricane Fay predicted to hit the Jacksonville area this week, the Department of Transportation reports that motorists are calling to find out if roads will be closed. Motorists can call 511 for traffic information. Newly constructed electronic signs along portions of I-95 will keep drivers updated on any road or bridge closures….

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August 16, 2008

Allstate Gives Rate Cuts To Homeowners

Florida and Allstate Insurance have settled their differences with state insurance regulators and the news is good for consumers for a change.   The Northbrook, Illinois company is giving Florida homeowners an additional 5.6 percent rate cut, as part of a settlement. That means homeowners can expect a 19.8 percent homeowners cut in rates since June of…

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July 10, 2008

When It’s Time To Pay- Worst Insurers Report

The American Association for Justice, is an organization of personal injury attorneys that is long experienced in fighting insurance companies.  This report just issued shows what some of the fights are about, and the consumer is getting the short end of the stick. The number one worst insurer for consumers is Allstate, says AAJ. AAJ…

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