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How to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

If you have suffered a personal injury, such as a head injury, burn injury, fractured bone, scarring, spinal cord injury, or other injury caused by someone’s negligence, you may need a good Florida lawyer to represent you. Even if you do not want to go to court, a Florida attorney can investigate the circumstances leading up to your injury and can negotiate on your behalf with insurance companies and other parties involved. An attorney can ensure that you are not given a lowball settlement that does not cover the costs of your injury. Remember, insurance companies make a larger profit when they profit under-compensate injury victims, so you are not likely to get a good settlement without an attorney.

When hiring an attorney for your personal injury case, keep in mind that many attorneys work on a contingency basis. This means that they will charge you no money up front. In fact, their only fee is a percentage of your final settlement. This means that you will not be facing a huge debt with a personal injury attorney. You will pay if and when you win your case or settle out of court. Plus, since the attorney is getting a percentage of your settlement, he or she is highly motivated to ensure that you get the best settlement possible
When selecting a personal injury lawyer, look for an attorney who has a record of success with cases such as yours. For example, if you have been in a boating accident, look for a Florida attorney who has been able to get good settlements for injured parties in boating accidents. An attorney familiar with cases such as yours will have the knowledge needed to take care of your case well.

Secondly, you will want to find an attorney you trust. Set up a free, no-obligation appointment with a Florida attorney if you can and ask plenty of questions. Make sure that your attorney listens to you and seems to take your concerns seriously. Work with the lawyer who makes you feel comfortable. During your consultation, ask where your attorney is based. Look for a Florida lawyer in your area who is familiar with local juries, judges, and laws.

When you meet with a personal injury attorney, ask about his or her areas of specialization and about previous cases he or she handled that were similar to yours. Ask who will be working on your case, how long the case might take, and whether the attorney works on a on a contingent fee basis. Ask whether there are things you can do to improve your case and how often you will contacted with updates about the case. Ask whether the attorney has ever been disciplined by an ethics committee or has ever been suspended from the practice of law. Ask about the attorney’s education and continuing education experiences. All these answers will give you a general idea of the attorney you are about to hire.


If you need help, simply call 1- 800-535-2962 (1 800 5 FLAXMAN). Our Florida attorneys have experience with a wide range of personal injury cases, so we have the knowledge to really help you. Call for a free, no-obligation consultation so that we can answer your questions and offer you our expertise.