There are lots of personal injury attorneys in Florida. That’s no secret. But, what is a secret to many accident victims is that there are huge differences in the quality of representation that you can expect to receive, depending on your choice of attorney.
So, how do you choose the best attorney for your case? We recommend asking the following questions when you sit down for your free initial consultation:
1. This Consultation is Free, Right?
First, your personal injury attorney should offer free initial consultations. The initial consultation should be your opportunity to get to know the lawyer in a no-pressure environment, and to find out if you may have a viable claim for financial compensation. If you are asked to pay a retainer fee, or if you can’t get out of the attorney’s office without feeling pressured to let him or her take your case, these are both signs that there are better options available.
2. Do You Limit Your Practice to Personal Injury Law?
Many lawyers handle all types of legal matters – from personal injury claims to contracts to wills, trusts, and estates. When seeking compensation for a life-changing injury, it is generally in your best interests to choose an attorney who focuses solely on helping accident victims win maximum compensation for their injuries and losses. Personal injury cases can be extremely complex, and it takes decades of focused experience to become truly proficient in helping clients win the compensation that they deserve.
3. Do You Have Experienced Support?
Some personal injury law firms consist of an attorney in an office with a computer and a phone. Literally. Online, it is easy to make a law firm look much larger and more-established than it really is. To make sure that your case will be handled promptly and receive the attention it deserves, you should make sure that the firm you choose has an experienced team of case managers, paralegals, and other professional members who are committed to helping you achieve justice for your injury.
4. Can I Talk to Some of Your Past Clients?
While past results don’t guarantee future success, you will typically want an attorney who has an established track record of securing favorable settlements and verdicts. One of the best ways to measure the “success” of a case is to speak with the client. Ask for testimonials and referrals, and make sure that the attorney’s past clients would not hesitate to use him or her again.
5. Do You Take Cases to Trial?
Finally, you want to make sure that the attorney whom you choose is willing to take your case to trial. While most personal injury claims settle, in some cases, it is necessary to go to court. When seeking legal representation for your injury, you want to be sure that your chosen attorney will not pressure you to take a low-ball settlement in order to avoid going to trial.
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At Brian D. Guralnick Injury Lawyers, we have been helping accident victims Demand More® for their losses since 1993. We have four convenient locations, and our entire legal team is devoted to providing our clients with the VIP treatment that they deserve.
If you would like more information our firm, I invite you to call me, Brian D. Guralnick, personally at (561) 202-6673 for a free, no-obligation consultation. Or, you can send your information online and we will get back to you as soon as possible.