Whether you’ve been injured in a workplace accident, trucking collision, slip and fall incident, or any other situation, one of the first questions that’s worth asking is about your potential claim:
If you’ve been injured, do you have a claim to seek compensation?
Most injuries cost more than the average person anticipates. For this reason, if your injuries were caused by a willful act or someone’s negligence, you will want to explore your options. Seeking financial recovery can mean more of your medical expenses, lost income, and other losses are covered.
Florida law allows you to pursue a claim against any liable party who caused your injuries through negligence or an intentional act. For most people, the simplest way to pursue such a claim or even to determine whether they have a claim, is to work with the right personal injury attorney.
What Does an Attorney Do?
A personal injury attorney is often the first point of contact for those who have been injured. An experienced attorney can:
- Help you determine whether you have a claim and how much that claim could be worth
- Help you understand any relevant insurance you have
- Investigate the cause of the accident and secure testimony, documents, and evidence in the case
- Find the liable parties in the case
- Take care of the details of filing your claim
- Negotiate with insurance companies and the other parties in the case
- Seek a settlement or take your case before a court, if appropriate
- Keep you updated about your case
- Pay attention to statues of limitation and deadlines to make sure you don’t miss the chance to seek compensation
It can be very difficult for the average person without a law degree to do all of this, especially if they’re also recovering from a serious medical condition. Attorneys have the experience and resources to effectively handle all these tasks and more.
How Can You Find the Right Lawyer for Your Personal Injury Claim?
Not all personal injury attorneys are the same. The right attorney is someone you may be working with for months. To find the right one, you may search the Internet or ask friends for recommendations. However you look, here is what you want in an attorney:
- Experience. Personal injury cases vary. A truck accident claim may require an attorney to work with an accident reconstruction expert and to have experience with insurance companies. A medical malpractice claim, on the other hand, will require a network of medical experts. Always look for an attorney who has successfully worked on cases similar to yours.
- Trial experience. Look for an attorney who has experience with both settlements and court cases. You want someone who is willing to take your case before the courts if that’s the way to get compensation.
- Not aggressive. You want an effective attorney, not an abrasive one. In fact, one of the things clients appreciate about Flaxman Law Group is that our legal team cares about our clients and shows it by taking care of small details such as getting a rental for our clients who have been in a car accident. Kindness, not aggression, are what can help relieve your distress if you’ve been injured.
- Not in a rush. A good attorney is busy and in demand, but they also take on reasonable numbers of clients, so they’re available. A good attorney should be willing to discuss your case and answer your questions. They should return your calls.
- Excellent communication skills. Personal injury claims can involve complex legal concepts. You’ll want an attorney who explains everything you need to know clearly and makes you feel comfortable around him or her.
If you’ve been injured and are looking for a personal injury attorney, call Flaxman Law Group at 866-352-9626 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation. Our legal team has more than 60 years of experience and our principal, Charles Flaxman, spent more than 10 years in the insurance industry before dedicating his life to the law. He understands the law from both sides of the aisle and he and his team have already recovered over $100 million for injured people across South Florida.