Will my consultation with you be free?
Yes. We offer all potential clients an initial free consultation. Contact us at (305)661-2008 or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you available on the weekends or on weeknights?
Yes. Please feel free to call us to schedule an evening or weekend appointment. If necessary we will come to the comfort of your home, hospital, nursing home or other location for disabled and injured people, or at another mutually convenient location.
Who will pay for my lost wages and medical bills?
This varies from case to case. If you are in a motor vehicle accident, your private medical insurance or the PIP (personal injury protection) coverage on the vehicle in which you were in at the time of the accident will either pay your medical bills, and perhaps wage loss to some extent up front, or before settlement of your entire claim. If you do not have medical insurance or PIP, either personally or through work, the insurance covering the vehicle that you were in at the time of the injury will cover the payment of your medical bills and wage loss. Any other money owed will be paid out of your final recovery when your case is settled.
How long do I have to pursue my case?
There are statutes of limitations that govern in the state of Florida to determine how much time the injured victim or his estate has to file a lawsuit. If you do not file a lawsuit in time, the statute of limitations may prevent any recovery or settlement of your potential claim. These statutes of limitations vary depending on what type of case you may have. You should consult the Miami personal injury lawyers at Friedland | Carmona immediately to determine by when your case must be filed or settled. Otherwise, if you do not protect your claim against these varying time requirements, you may be prevented from bringing forth your lawsuit.
Can someone come out to my home, see me in the hospital, or meet me at another location to talk about my case?
Absolutely. We are more than happy to meet you at a mutually convenient time, place and location to discuss your case and your questions at no charge. Please contact us at (305) 661-2008 or by e-mail to email@example.com to schedule a free consultation.
How much will an attorney charge me?
Most of our legal services are provided on a contingency basis. This means you will not be charged any fee unless we recover money for you through a jury verdict or settlement. Our fee is based on an agreed upon percentage of the amount we collect for you. More details will be provided to you at your initial client conference.
How do I choose the right attorney?
Be sure the attorney you hire practices only personal injury law. Our Miami personal injury lawyers are devoted to helping injured people, and ONLY handle personal injury law cases. We believe the cases we have won, both in trial and at settlement, demonstrate that our firm works aggressively for its clients to obtain the compensation that they deserve.
How long will it take for my case to be settled?
All cases are different. Settlements vary depending upon the facts and which insurance company is involved.
Should I handle my own case?
Many people naturally prefer not to hire an attorney unless one is really necessary. While this is a commendable stance to take, it is not always in your best interest. Insurance companies are not looking out for your best interest. They are big corporations with a lot of resources who are concerned with paying you as little as possible in order to maximize their profits. The Miami personal injury lawyers at Friedland | Carmona can help you evaluate whether you are being treated fairly. A good personal injury lawyer will assist to maximize the amount of your recovery. Hiring an attorney who has the skill, knowledge, and experience, both in trials and settlements, will help you protect your interests and insure the recovery which you deserve.