What to Look for in a Personal Injury Attorney – Miami
Your choice in a Miami personal injury lawyer can make a big difference in the amount of compensation you receive for your injuries, how your case is managed, and how your case is finally resolved. It is important that you obtain an experienced personal injury attorney who understands Florida law, understands the insurance companies and their strategies, and who has resources to fight for your rights successfully.
When choosing an attorney to represent your interests, you must search for an attorney that is the “right fit” for you and your case. Many personal injury cases takes months to several years to resolve. You will be working with your attorney, so it is important that you trust your lawyer and get along with your lawyer. Just alone in Florida, the Florida Bar reports that there are approximately 93,895 barred attorneys as of January 2013. There are many of attorneys to choose from – Do not sell yourself short.
What Do I Look for In a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Not every attorney is a personal injury lawyer. It is important that you ask the attorney that you are about to hire what type of law they specialize in. I always like to compare it to medicine: You wouldn’t want a cardiologist checking out a problem with your bones. Similarly, you wouldn’t want a family lawyer handling your personal injury case.
These are the factors you should consider when picking your lawyer:
- How many years has the lawyer been practicing?
- Has the attorney ever been disciplined by the Floria Bar?
- Does the attorney have a list of past results?
- Does the attorney have a list of the past type of cases that he or she has handled successfully?
- Will the lawyer take your case to trial?
- What is your lawyer’s policy on communicating and speaking to clients?
The attorneys at Jeffrey R. Davis, P.A., a Miami Personal Injury law firm, specialize in personal injury cases such as workplace violence, wrongful death, car accidents, slip and falls, and negligent security. We pride ourselves in communicating with our clients and putting our clients first. Jeffrey R. Davis has been practicing personal injury law for over 25 years. Olga Porven, a former insurance defense attorney, has the insight into what the insurance companies strategies are in defending personal injury cases.
If you or a loved on have been injured as a result of the negligence of another, contact us for a free consultation or call us at 305-704-7415.