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Things to Consider When Choosing a Personal Injury Lawyer

When choosing a personal injury attorney, you are putting your trust in someone to represent you and look out for your best interests. Not all Florida injury attorneys practice solely personal injury, nor do they all have the same qualifications and experience. Next time you find yourself needing a lawyer, keep the following points in mind:

Convenience

A law firm should make it as easy as possible for clients to hire representation, especially when your case involves a serious injury. That’s why we will come to your home or hospital to have you sign any necessary documents and answer your questions. We want to ensure your focus is on getting better, so we do our best to help put you at ease and make hiring a lawyer as convenient as possible.

Trial Experience

Trial experience does matter when handling personal injury cases. In fact, our lead trial attorney Eric Roslansky is a Board Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Law. Fewer than 7% of eligible FL Bar lawyers are Board Certified in a specialty area. Insurance companies know which firms are ready and willing to take a case to trial and which are not. They’re aware that if they don’t offer a fair settlement, we aren’t afraid to litigate a case. Our attorneys are known in the courtroom, and our case results speak for themselves.

Practice Areas

While it can be tempting to choose an attorney who is a “Jack of all trades,” it may also mean they are a “master of none.” Choosing someone who handles many types of cases may not be your best option. Consider selecting a firm who handles only personal injury cases. This means their focus, day in and day out, is handling cases similar to yours and representing only injured persons.

Fee Structure

Generally speaking, personal injury lawyers in Florida work on a contingency-fee bases. This means clients pay no upfront costs, and we do not send bills to you in the mail. In fact, there are no costs or fees to you unless we win. Once we make a financial recovery on your behalf, our fee is a portion of that amount.

Credentials

Don’t be afraid to ask about experience, awards, Board Certifications, results and other credentials. A good attorney should not be afraid to explain why he or she is qualified to handle your case. Additionally, your lawyer should have positive reviews from happy clients available (with their permission) for you to read. Read what our clients have to say about us.

Choosing a personal injury attorney to represent you is not a decision to be taken lightly, and we are here to help ease any concerns or hesitations. When you call The Ruth Law Team to speak to a lawyer, your call is 100% free. We are happy to answer any questions you have about hiring an attorney for your injury case and to help guide you on what to do next. For more information, contact us directly at 888-783-8378.