As an Orlando personal injury and auto accident attorney, I believe it is very important that new clients have proper expectations about the range of possible outcomes in their cases. Unfortunately, billboards touting high dollar value verdicts have done nothing to help consumers understand what really happens, and what they should fairly expect, following an auto or other accident involving insurance coverage or a corporate defendant.
Typically when you hire a personal injury attorney to represent you, he or she will require that you sign a “Retainer Agreement.” This is the contract between you and them, which lays out the terms of your agreement. Typically this contract will cover such things as the percentage of recovery that you will have to pay for attorneys fees (from the proceeds of your personal injury settlement or verdict), how expenses will be handled, and your responsibilities, such as keeping ...
As a Florida personal injury attorney, one of the most frustrating parts of my job, in addition to the fact that no amount of money will take away my clients’ pain, is that communicating the extent of their pain and suffering is challenging, either during mediation or trial.
As an Orlando personal injury attorney,the biggest question most of my clients want to know is how they obtain the highest possible personal injury settlement or verdict. Actions you take, or fail to take, can have a tremendous impact on your ultimate financial recovery after an accident or injury.
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As a Florida personal injury attorney, I know many people across the country were outraged when the jury awarded Ms. Liebeck 2.9 million dollars in the McDonald’s Hot Coffee case. To understand the good reasons for the verdict, one must understand the types of damages available in personal injury cases, including ...
This is BIG news for the plaintiffs’ personal injury and medical malpractice bar in Florida. Many Florida plaintiffs’ personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys have been waiting on the edge of their seat for this Florida Supreme Court decision (Estate of McCall v. U.S.).
Economic Versus Non-Economic Damages In Florida Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice Cases
As an Orlando personal injury attorney, I am often drawn into debates about so-called “frivolous” lawsuits. During Part I of this article, I shared my opinion regarding whether filed lawsuits are often frivolous. Now I want to discuss some little known facts about thousands of cases that never reach the courthouse doors because they are negotiated and settled pre-suit.
As an Orlando personal injury attorney, I sometimes encounter those who wonder whether personal injury attorneys file so-called “frivolous” lawsuits on a regular basis. Someone posed that question to me recently online, so I want to give my answer.
Now Taking An Oath That I Have Never Pursued A Frivolous Lawsuit
Last week, I stumbled upon a very enlightening law review article about the inner-workings of some of the largest personal injury law firms in the country, past and present, written by Nora Engstrom, a Stanford Law School professor. Ms. Engstrom performed a rare in-depth investigation of what she labeled personal injury law firm ...