5 Things to Know about Personal Injury Lawsuits

If you or a family member are injured or killed due to an accident, the event may result in a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages and obtain fair compensation for losses. It is helpful to understand what to expect from such legal action. Here are 5 important things to know about Personal Injury Lawsuits: 

  1. Find a good lawyer or law firm experienced in your type of case. Two things count most when you seek legal assistance: experience and a winning record for similar cases. Personal injury lawyers that have had experience winning cases like yours are the best bet for getting yet another win on record. Do not begin with a novice attorney, no matter how good their supervising attorney may be. Make personal inquiries or telephone calls to several lawyers, and compare rates and records of wins to find a winning lawyer or law firm experienced in your type of case.
  1. You should not have to do much after selecting your personal injury attorney. Once you have selected your personal injury attorney, you should not have to do much after your initial interview. Experienced lawyers take your information and work on it independently because they have the legal experience and training to do so. 
  1. Lawyers will usually work on contingency. Most personal injury lawyers accept personal injury cases on a contingency basis. This means you are not expected to pay anything until the case is won and you have received award or settlement payments. If the case is lost, you only owe small office fees. An attorney must work enough billable hours that are paid to keep their office running. They will need to work with many other non-contingency clients at the same time they are keeping tabs on your case. 
  1. Time to investigate and gather information may be lengthy. Doing a thorough investigation is essential and may be time-consuming. The time required to investigate and gather information may be lengthy, especially in view of the fact that the lawyer or law firm must also handle other paying cases while they are processing yours. It is not unusual for a personal injury lawsuit case to take many weeks, months or even several years before completion and payment for the case. Again, the legal process can take time. 
  1. Evidence is very important, as is documentation of bills, photos, and witnesses. Bring any evidence, information, or documentation you have regarding your accident and injuries. This includes bills, photos, witness contact information and your personal identification information. At the time of any accident, or very shortly thereafter, write down notes about the accident and only discuss the events with your personal injury lawyer. 

Hire Our Miami Car Accident Attorneys

Even though most injury victims are aware that they have a legal right to obtain compensation from the party responsible for your injury, they may be confused about how to begin the process. For some car accident injury victims, they must make a claim with either their own insurance company or the responsible party’s insurance company. For others, they may be considering the filing of a lawsuit. In either case, the help of a skilled car accident attorney can be a great asset to have on your side. The car accident attorneys at Suarez & Montero have the resources and experience to successfully accomplish your goal of receiving maximum compensation for your personal injury claim. Our firm believes that the top priority for our clients should be recovering from their injury to return to their normal everyday lives. That is why we offer our legal services with no money down and no fees unless we are successful in recovering compensation in your case. Our attorneys are ready to provide proven legal representation and stand ready to protect your rights. A consultation appointment takes less than an hour in most cases, and if you have unrecovered losses, it could wind up being one of the best investments of your time that you’ll ever make. We are available 24/7 to give you a free, no risk case consultation! 

We serve clients throughout Florida including those in the following areas: 

Miami-Dade: Aventura, Coral Gables, Doral, Fontainebleau, Hialeah, Homestead, Kendall, Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Lakes, North Miami, Tamiami, and Westchester. 

Broward: Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Pembroke Pines, and Weston; and Palm Beach County including Boca Raton, Lake Worth, and West Palm Beach

Jaime Suarez

An experienced legal personal injury defense professional in Miami, who is dedicated to helping accident victims with personal injury cases involving automobile accidents, brain and spinal cord injuries, slip and fall accidents, prescription errors, wrongful death, and accidents at work.