FAQ

Do I have a case?

In order to determine 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 and does not create an 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.

How much are the attorney fees and costs?

We handle personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis. This means if the case is not successful you are not obligated to pay any attorney fees. We only get paid if we obtain a successful settlement or verdict on your behalf. Our fees are a percentage of the total we collect on your behalf.

Am I obligated if I call or e-mail to discuss my case?

All consultations are free. Fees are only charged if your case is accepted and a recovery of money damages is received. If after discussing your case you decide not to pursue it or to move forward with another Miami injury law firm there is no obligation on your part. Any information you disclose to us is protected by the attorney-client privilege and will not be shared with anyone without your permission.

What should I do if I just had an accident?

The first and most important action you should take is hiring an attorney.  If you are injured in the Miami area, we believe that we are the best personal injury law firm because of our extensive experience and history 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 deserve. 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.

Do I have to go to trial, or can the case be settled out of court?

You, 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 look for in selecting a lawyer to represent me?

Before hiring a Miami injury lawyer the client should learn about the law firm’s reputation. In addition, it is important to be represented by an injury attorney with a strong background including education, training and experience. Find out if the lawyer has handled cases similar to yours. Make sure you understand how you will be expected to pay the law firm’s fees and costs. Who will do the work on your case and what will be expected from you?