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How To Choose a Personal Injury Attorney

If you’ve suffered a life-changing injury, you may decide to work with a personal injury attorney to make sure you can pursue the financial recovery you need to pay for property damage, medical bills, lost income, and more. With unexpected medical emergencies a leading cause of personal bankruptcy in Florida and Colorado and with permanent, serious injuries sometimes costing millions of dollars in medical care alone, taking care of your financial position is crucial.


At Flaxman Law Group, we’ve put together this guide to help you choose a personal injury lawyer. It’s one of the most important decisions you may make in your claim, because your attorney’s experience and ability to advocate for you can make the difference between fair compensation and additional financial stress.

Education and Experience

Look for an attorney who graduated from a recognized law school and who has experience in cases similar to yours. For example, if you’ve been injured at a store, make sure your lawyer has experience with premises liability claims, especially against larger retailers.

When looking at an attorney’s experience, also look for both trial and negotiation experience. You want someone who is able to seek a settlement but is also willing to go to court, when appropriate, if that’s what’s needed to get you fair compensation.

When clients work with Flaxman Law Group, they’re working with a team that has over 50 years of combined experience. In addition, we’ve secured over $100 million in court wins and settlements. Attorney Charles Flaxman graduated in the top two percent of his law school class and is a member of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Steven Flaxman graduated from University of Miami School of Law and has trial experience. He is admitted to practice in both Florida and Colorado.

One thing that’s unique about Flaxman Law Group is that we have experience from both sides of the aisle. Charles Flaxman worked in the insurance industry before dedicating his life to the law and Steven Flaxman represented insurance companies at insurance defense firms before realizing he wanted to make an impact by helping those who have been injured. This experience has given the father-son attorney team a deep understanding of the methods insurance companies use to defeat claims. Our team uses this insight as we represent those who have been injured.


An attorney who located in your area is familiar with local laws and is easy to reach. You can stop by your attorney’s offices or your lawyer can come visit you if you’re too injured to travel.

Flaxman Law Group is located in both South Florida and Colorado, with conveniently located offices in Miami, Homestead, Hollywood, and Denver. Our phone lines at 866-352-9626 are always staffed, 24/7, too, to make it even easier to reach out when you need us.

Clients and Reputation

Good personal injury lawyers have a reputation in the courts for securing financial recovery. They also have clients who recommend them.

For example, at Flaxman Law Group we’re proud of the fact that many of our clients come to us through recommendations and word of mouth. We don’t rely on big billboards or TV ads because our clients tell their friends and family about their experience with us—and about the results we’ve secured for them.

The Intangibles

A good personal injury lawyer will have access to resources, such as investigators, who can uncover any evidence needed in your claim. He or she will be able to help arrange a rental car for you after an accident and make recommendations for a doctor or mechanic.

Even more importantly, your attorney should give you his or her attention and be transparent with you about your claim, its strengths, and how much it could be worth. Your lawyer should be able to honestly answer questions about legal costs and should make you feel comfortable.

This is a working relationship, and your attorney should be committed to building a great relationship with you and always acting in your best interests.

One thing that stands out about Flaxman Law Group, we believe, is that we pay attention to these intangibles. We’re a family-based boutique firm and that means we treat you like family: we treat you with genuine care and compassion but just like you would act to defend your family we act vigorously to defend your right to compensation and fairness.

At Flaxman Law Group, we also go out of our way to be available. Our clients have our attorneys’ personal cell phone numbers, so there’s always a line of communication open. We’re also always upfront about your potential claim and the options you might have. If you’ve been injured, you can always reach us to discuss your situation with our team. We’re here to help.

Client Reviews
Mr. Flaxman is highly skilled and very pleasant to work with. He communicated with me at every step in the process, and clearly presented information relating to my case. To anyone considering retaining his firm, I highly recommend him. Clara Barman
THE BEST. Honest, very knowledgeable, fast and easy. has helped me in numerous situations and has never failed me. Joe Gee
Charlie is a very skilled attorney that advocates hard for his clients. But the best part is he is an all around great guy. He cares about helping and doing what is right for people and his community. And he is not afraid to fight against those who do wrong or against threats to our world. He is fluent in Spanish as well. Do yourself a favor and call him. Andy
I had a lawyer on another case and I never spoke to the lawyer and I hated that I never knew what was going on in my case. Mr. Flaxman was in constant communication with me, explained everything to me, and his staff was really great too. My phone calls were always returned immediately. It was refreshing to be able to speak to my attorney personally. I would HIGHLY recommend Mr. Flaxman as an attorney to anyone who has been in an accident. Gloria
I found Mr. Flaxman to be an excellent attorney for my personal injury case. This is actually the second time I have used him and he really represented my interests. He explained everything thoroughly and he was very available for my questions. Carol
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