Frequently Asked Questions
Personal injury cases in Florida can vary in length from just a few weeks to many years. A thorough analysis of your injuries, as well as available sources of recovery needs to be made before your matter is resolved.
In Florida, personal injury cases are typically handled by attorneys on a contingency basis. That generally means that you do not pay anything until the attorney obtains money for you. A percentage is deducted from your monetary award, along with any costs incurred in the processing of your case.
Although Court is always a possibility that you have to be prepared for, the reality is that most personal injury cases are resolved without the need of going to Court. If there is an insurance company involved, and they agree to pay an acceptable amount before filing a lawsuit in Court, your case may be resolved without the need of going to Court.
The need for a personal injury attorney typically escalates with the severity of your injury. As medical bills rise and the amount of interaction with an insurance company increases, you may not have the time or understanding of the process that is necessary to obtain the appropriate amount of damages for your claim. Although you do not have to have an attorney, it is advisable to have an attorney evaluate your claim when you face questions that you can not answer.
Yes. It is in your best interest for you to keep in contact with your attorney regarding the status of your case. Any changes in your medical treatment and your contact information should immediately be reported to your attorney. Your personal injury attorney should be available to talk with you regarding the status of your case.