Being involved in a personal injury accident is confusing and disorienting to say the least. Obtaining medical care for your injuries must take first priority over anything else; but what about protecting your rights and providing for your needs? If you are the victim of someone else’s negligence or erratic behavior, you may be entitled to compensation.
Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law offers a free initial consultation with Florida residents who have been injured in an accident. However, in the middle of dealing with your injuries, law enforcement and other factors relating to the accident, you may be at a loss for what to say or ask when you meet with an attorney.
Here are some important questions you want answered immediately when you speak with an attorney. Even if you shop around and interview with several personal injury firms in and around Tampa, here is what you should ask your personal injury lawyer during your free consultation.
Are You Experienced with Personal Injury Cases in Florida?
As with many professions, some attorneys are generalists and some focus on a narrower area of law. Just as with your accident, if you have a spinal injury, you want a spinal specialist to handle your care and any procedures. With a personal injury accident, you want an experienced Tampa personal injury attorney who focuses on this particular area of law.
A dedicated personal injury lawyer will have the necessary skills and experience to handle cases of your type. Ask questions about previous cases and to see some proof of their track record in Florida personal injury cases. Ligori & Ligori Attorneys at Law have a long and distinguished track record of handling personal injury cases due to vehicle accidents, premises liability, product liability, crime and more.
Are You Willing to Go to Court in Pursuit of My Personal Injury Claim?
This is an important question to ask, and you should also demand to see proof of cases handled through the Florida courts. Some personal injury attorneys are more focused on negotiation and avoiding court when handling cases. While negotiating is a vital skill to possess for any personal injury attorney, and many cases can be settled out of court, you still want a litigator who is familiar with the ins and outs of arguing these cases before the court.
Attorneys who become known for settling out of court can effectively be bullied by large companies who know they won’t pursue a case to trial. Your case could be settled for far less than you deserve with a timid lawyer who is afraid of judges and courtrooms.
Ligori & Ligori personal injury attorneys are all well-versed and experienced in handling these cases before the Florida courts. We will argue your case vigorously in negotiations and before the courts if necessary, if that is what it takes for you to receive fair treatment. We are more than willing – we know how to argue and win.
How Much Will I Pay for Your Legal Services?
Do not avoid this question – it is absolutely relevant to your interests, so do not shy away from talking about money. Most Florida personal injury attorneys operate on a contingency fee basis. If they accept your case, you pay nothing up front, but their legal fees are covered as part of your compensation award. This can often be included in the negotiated amount either with the at-fault party or parties or by the award granted by the court.
This is why it is vital for you to retain legal representation with the attorneys who will have the best chance of obtaining the largest settlement possible. If they take a percentage of your compensation, for example, a large award still provides you with more than adequate financial resources to meet your medical needs and other expenses.
Talk about these and other questions when you sit down with a Tampa personal injury attorney from Ligori & Ligori for a confidential consultation. We can help you pursue a personal injury claim in Florida that can provide invaluable help to meet your needs after an accident. Call or message us online today to schedule your free consultation.
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