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Frequently Asked Questions about Personal Injury Representation

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

How much are the attorneys fees and costs?
We handle personal injury and death claims on a contingency fee basis.  This means that we only get paid if we obtain a successful settlement or verdict on your behalf. Our fees are a percentage of the monies we collect on your behalf.  If the case is not successful you pay no attorney fees or costs.

Do I have a case?

In order to make a determination as to whether you have a case, we will need to speak with you so that we can understand all the unique facts and circumstances related to your claim.  The consultation is free of charge and there is  no obligation to hire an attorney. All information that you provide to us will be held strictly confidential and will allow us to evaluate your case. We can then explain to you the rights and remedies available to you under Florida Law.

We will answer any questions that you may have about your claim, the legal process and the compensation that may be available to you for the  injury and damages suffered by you or your loved ones. The road to a successful recovery is often perilous and complicated. We urge you to take this opportunity to become educated and informed about your claim and to protect and preserve your rights. 

We welcome the opportunity to meet with you so that you can be assured that our team has the experience, knowledge and commitment to properly pursue justice for you. 

How much is my personal injury case worth?
The evaluation of each case is specific to the unique facts and circumstances surrounding that case. Generally, in personal injury cases you may be entitled to receive compensation for pain and suffering (past and future); lost wages and ability to earn income (past and future); medical expenses (past and future); disfigurement; disability, and loss of enjoyment of life (past and future).

There also may be special damages unique to your case which may be recoverable depending on the nature of your case. 

Do I have to go to trial, or can the case be settled out of court?
You, as the client, make the final determination as to whether you will accept an out of court settlement or whether you will proceed to trial to have a judge or a jury decide your case. Generally, most cases settle out of court. However, we will take your case to trial if we agree that it is in your best interest to do so. The court mandates that the parties attempt to settle the case before trial through a process known as mediation. In a mediation, an impartial third party, often a retired attorney or judge will preside over a confidential settlement conference and will assist the parties in attempting to settle the case out of court.  Mediations are highly successful which is why they have become a part of the litigation process.

What should I do if I just had an accident?
The first and most important action you should take is hiring an attorney.
We believe that we are the best choice because of our extensive experience and track record of success. 

Additionally, you should do the following:

  • Report the accident immediately to the appropriate authorities. If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, call the police and insist that they file a police report. If the accident is on public or private property, report the incident to the manager or other appropriate personnel and require that they provide you a written report of the incident.
  • Immediately seek the medical attention that you require. Often there are injuries that do not initially present themselves or that are suppressed as a a result of the overwhelming emotions associated with an accident. An immediate and thorough examination will protect your health and serve your interests in court. Insurance companies will be quick to point out that you did not seek medical attention at the time of the accident, and will therefore dismiss your subsequent injury claims as unrelated to the accident.
  • Get the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of  all witnesses to the accident and to how the scene looked at the time of the accident.
  • Photograph the scene of the accident and your injuries immediately. If the accident involves a motor vehicle, make sure to photograph all vehicles involved the accident from as many angles as possible. If the accident involves a premises injury, then take close ups of the hazardous condition as well as a wider angle shot to properly identify the area. This demonstrative evidence will support your case and may be very helpful to accident reconstruction or other experts that we may hire on your behalf.
  • Preserve all evidence. If you are injured by a defective product, such as a tool, tire, or anything else, you must preserve same so that you can establish who manufactured the product, that it was defective, was being used for its intended purposes, and caused you damages.

Call 1-800-514-6690 or contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation and evaluation of your rights and the compensation you are entitled to.

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