Choosing a Personal Injury Attorney
Watch this video to learn what to look for when choosing a personal injury attorney in Florida. Call our office to schedule a free consultation.
How do I choose the right attorney for my personal injury claim?
I spoke with somebody who was seriously injured in an accident and they asked, “How do I know who the best personal injury attorney is for me?” The first thing that I explained to them is that you need to make sure the attorney you’re hiring only handles personal injury cases. You don’t want a general practitioner who handles everything from real estate to bankruptcy, to wills and trusts, because they just don’t have the experience and the expertise to help in a serious injury case.
The other thing that can be done is looking to see if you’re hiring a board certified civil trial attorney. A board certified civil trial attorney in Florida is a specialist in civil trial law, and that’s less than 1% of the attorneys in the state of Florida. Our attorneys are board certified civil trial attorneys, and that means that we go to trial and we’ve been reviewed by other attorneys and judges about our expertise in this field.
You want an attorney who goes to trial because insurance companies and defense lawyers all know who goes to trial regularly and who does not go to trial. Because we go to trial regularly, they look at our clients and our cases with a different eye and tend to make better settlement offers and end up with a lot of cases that don’t go to trial because we’re able to push the case hard enough and get settlement offers that our clients find to be acceptable.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in an accident and have questions about choosing a personal injury attorney?
Contact our experienced St. Petersburg personal injury attorneys at Salter, Healy, Bassett & Rivera today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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