Christopher David Russo
- Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse ...
Mr. Russo is a personal injury, car accident, and medical malpractice attorney located in Lakeland, Florida. Mr. Russo's office is located across from Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center on Lakeland Hills Boulevard.
He handles lawsuits involving car accidents, motorcycle accidents, semi-truck accidents, slip and fall, product liability, and medical malpractice. A consultation with Mr. Russo is free. Accident and injury cases are free unless you win.
Mr. Russo is originally from Lakeland, Florida and attended Lake Gibson High School. He went to the United State Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, the University of Central Florida in Orlando, FL, and the University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law, in in Gainesville, FL.
- University of Florida
- J.D. (2006) | Law
- Florida Justice Association
- - Current
- American Association for Justice
- - Current
- Florida State Bar  # 26942
- - Current
No fees or costs unless money is recovered.
No fees or costs unless money is recovered for you.
- Personal Injury
- Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
- Medical Malpractice
- Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Insurance Claims
- Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
- Health Care Law
- Products Liability
- Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
- Legal Malpractice
- Q. If I get hit in an accident and I have a claim. I get an estimate and the insurance that hit me agrees to pay but
- A: It sounds like you have a binding settlement agreement. If your car becomes a total loss before you spend the money on a repair, then the fair market value of your damaged vehicle is lower than what it would be if it had been repaired. In other words, you don't gain from being involved in a second accident because the payout on the second accident is going to be considerably lower.
- Q. In Florida can you have a judge determine before trial if a defendant is in fact liable for my injuries?
- A: Summary judgments on liability are not usually granted because the issue of comparative fault is typically a question of fact for the jury to decide. To get a summary judgment on liability for negligence, you would need to establish that the HOA's negligence was the SOLE cause of injury. From your question, it sounds like your claim is for premises liability against an HOA. The HOA most likely defended the lawsuit by claiming that you were at fault or partly at fault for your own injury. That is precisely the situation that you are unlikely to get a summary judgment on. Now, with that being said, the insurance company for the HOA has likely made you an offer to settle. The question in your case is not really whether the HOA is responsible or not because that issue could go either way if you go to trial. Instead, the real question is how much are going to get if you win at trial. This is where it gets dicey because no one knows what a jury is going to do with any given case. You should evaluate any settlement offer that you have received against your likelihood of beating that number at trial.
- Q. Auto ins co says accident claim may exceed our limit.We rent- have auto loans - no assets. Other party likely to sue us?
- A: It's hard to say without more information. Did your insurance company offer policy limits or make a counteroffer below policy limits? Assuming that your insurance company offered policy limits, the question would become whether the injured parties believe that there are assets reachable by judgment. On the other hand, if your insurance company made a counteroffer to a "demand" letter below policy limits, then you would assign your right to sue your insurance company for bad faith in the event that you receive a judgment that is greater than your policy limits.