RANDALL
LOVE
, PA
personal injury  -  employment law  -  commercial litigation
PRACTICE AREAS
727-857-6030
Must You Submit To An Examination Under Oath If Injured In An Auto Accident:
Recent changes in Florida’s no-fault or PIP law permits insurance companies to require an insured individual injured in an automobile accident to attend an examination under oath prior to receiving insurance benefits. 

The examination under oath permits the insurance company to determine whether coverage applies and whether potential defenses exist which might permit the carrier to avoid making payments. Such examinations are usually held over the telephone, and I always insist that I be present with the client when the examination is conducted.

A 2013 decision makes clear that such examinations may be required prior to the payment of benefits. If the insured fails to appear, the insurance company may be excused from paying benefits.

However, in some instances the insured’s refusal to attend may be justified or excused if the conditions imposed by the insurance company are onerous or unreasonable.

If you or a loved one is injured in an automobile accident, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney prior to undergoing an examination under oath. I personally represent those injured in automobile or motorcycle accidents caused by the negligence of another driver.
Name
Phone
Email
Comments


SERVICE AREAS
LAW ARTICLES
Site Map      Privacy     Terms Of Use
Copyright RLPIL 2014




Serving all of Pasco County including Bayonet Point, Crystal Springs, Dade City, Elfers, HolidayHudsonLand O' LakesNew Port Richey, Odessa, Port Richey, Saint Leo, San Antonio, Shady Hills, Trilby, Trinity, Wesley Chapel & Zephyrhills.
Serving North Pinellas including Crystal Beach, Clearwater, Countryside, Dunedin, Oldsmar, Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor and Tarpon Springs. 
Serving all of Hernando County including Brooksville, Masaryktown, Spring Hill, Timber Pines and Weeki Wachee.
*Disclaimer: “The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision. Before you decide to hire an attorney, ask that lawyer for written information about that lawyer’s qualifications and experience.
Free Consultation