Law Office of Matthew Konecky - April 2019

THE KONECKY

APRIL 2019

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561.671.5995 | 954.272.6187 | www.matthewkoneckypa.com 110 SE 6th Street, Suite 1700, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 4440 PGA Blvd, Suite 600, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410

When You Have Questions

WE HAVE ANSWERS

Our clients mean everything. We’ve always prided ourselves on being a well-rounded resource for everyone who sits down with us, even when we don’t take on their case. They may simply need an attorney who practices in an area of law we do not. In that situation, we’ll make a referral. I want to make sure that anyone who needs help gets that help. I’m also here to answer questions. The legal world can be hard to navigate. A client may ask, “Does this seem right?” or “Should I do this?” I want to make sure clients are pointed in the right direction and that they have as much information as possible in order to make informed decisions, whether those decisions are about our services, their case, a personal injury claim, or anything else that may pop up. Lately, I’ve been sitting down with folks to review their auto insurance policies. It’s a topic I’ve brought up regularly for years. In fact, it was something I wrote about in newsletters dating back to 2006. I’m adamant that people know everything about their auto policy, including whether or not they have proper insurance coverage. Right now, my focus is educating people on the difference between “full coverage” and the right amount of coverage. At a glance, you might think there is not much of a difference, but when you need to file a claim after a car wreck, that’s when you’ll notice the difference. What do I mean by this? Many insurance agents will sell you “full coverage,” which typically entails just the bare minimum requirements by law. This often does not include uninsured motorist coverage or bodily injury coverage. Scarily, a lot of drivers in South Florida are uninsured. When you’re involved in a collision with an uninsured driver, there are many different things that can happen. You may not be able to get the full compensation

you need to take care of your bills. It’s unlikely that you’ll even get anything from the other driver. Your case may simply go nowhere.

This is why I’m always recommending uninsured motorist coverage . A lot of people think that they have this type of coverage only to learn that they don’t after an accident. My goal is to make sure that doesn’t happen. Bodily Injury coverage (BI) is also very important and often overlooked by insurance agents selling “full coverage.” This type of coverage protects you in the event that you injure someone in an auto accident and they are seeking damages. BI coverage will also protect your license in the event that you cause the accident. Unfortunately, a lot of agents just want to sell policies, and they’ll push the cheap plans to make the sale. Cheap policies with confusing fine print always have poor coverage. Reviewing auto insurance policies is just one example of the resources we offer our clients. In addition to free consultations, I’ve written several books and reports, which you can find on our website. These books are all about answering the questions you may have, such as “What the Heck Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?” and “My Loved One Has Been Arrested: What’s Next?” We also have a YouTube channel that tackles some of the questions and concerns I’ve heard from clients, as well as a blog. These resources, like the books, are available 24/7, so when you do have a question, the answer may be just a few clicks away. Of course, if you have a more pressing question or concern, or you need legal advice regarding an injury or an arrest, we’re always a phone call away and can help you determine your next step.

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–Matthew Konecky

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