Laura M. Beard, Small Claims, Big Recovery: Proposals For Settlement in Florida’s Small Claims Courts Post-Nichols

65 Fla. L. Rev. 1417 (2013) |

After a debilitating car accident left Shannon Nichols injured and saddled with nearly $10,000 in medical bills, she sought only one thing—a road to recovery. Instead, Nichols faced a harrowing reality—after turning down a proposal for settlement from her insurer and losing at trial, not only did Nichols fail to receive reimbursement for her medical expenses, but she also was forced to pay her insurer’s attorneys’ fees and costs, an amount totaling over $23,000.

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