Choosing a Car Accident Attorney
Watch this video to learn what to look for when choosing a car accident attorney in Florida. Call our office to schedule a free consultation.
How do I choose the best attorney for my car accident claim?
I spoke with somebody who was badly hurt in a car accident. This person was in the hospital and needed to get surgery because of the injuries. The first question they had was, “How do I hire the best personal injury attorney?” Certainly, the most important thing to consider when hiring a personal injury attorney is if this person handles car accident cases and exclusively focuses on personal injury cases. There are a lot of attorneys out there willing to handle a car accident case, but they don’t do it often. They don’t have the expertise or experience, and don’t understand the process so they’re not going to be able to recover as much as you’re entitled to if you have a serious injury claim.
One way to check objectively if somebody is qualified to handle these types of cases is if they are board certified in civil trial law with the Florida Bar. That’s a process that’s not easy for attorneys to complete and requires judges and other attorneys to agree that this attorney is a specialist in civil trial law; it’s less than 1% of the attorneys in the state.
Hire a personal injury attorney or a car accident attorney who goes to trial and is willing to take a case all the way to trial when the insurance companies aren’t fair. When you hire an attorney who is a trial lawyer, and actually tries cases, the insurance companies know them, and the offers that they make are going to be better because they know that they can’t lowball somebody with this attorney because this attorney is going to take them all the way to trial.
If you look at those things and you find a board-certified civil trial lawyer that only handles car accident cases and personal injury cases, that’s going to give you a leg up.
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