Frequently Asked Questions
CORAL SPRINGS ACCIDENT AND INJURY LAWYER READY TO HELP YOU
- Why do we need a lawyer in an accident case?
- Can I get a fair deal just dealing with the insurance company directly?
- How will I know whether my case will go to court or settle?
- How do I know what doctors I should be going to?
- Will you help us with our property damage?
- My car is damaged and needs to be repaired. Am I entitled to a rental?
- I have pain traveling down my arm and down my leg. What is causing that?
- I am in excruciating pain. Non-invasive treatment has not helped me. What do you suggest?
- I hate taking prescription medications, particularly pain medications, yet I am in pain. Do you have any suggestions there?
- Will this cost me any money to obtain your services?
- I am unhappy with my lawyer. My attorney does not return my phone calls. What can I do?
- How long is this going to take?
- Is it wise for me to use my social networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc) while my case is being handled?
Why do we need a lawyer in an accident case?
There are so many issues that arise in an accident and injury case that persons that do not have the experience that we do (30 years) will simply not know how to handle. We take away the stress and uncertainty of trying to handle a case by yourself without the assistance of experienced attorneys.
Can I get a fair deal just dealing with the insurance company directly?
It is very unlikely that an insurance company will deal with you fairly. You can expect that you will be low balled and you will not know what your case is worth nor how far an insurance company is willing to go.
How will I know whether my case will go to court or settle?
If you have a small case, it’s reasonably likely that your case should be settled out of court. However, if your case is large, we’ve found that in order to get “full value,” you will need to litigate that case (take them to court and put pressure on them). The only way to really do so is to have an experienced attorney whom the insurance company respects. Let them know that if they don’t give a reasonable settlement offer, that there is a jury of your peers waiting in the courthouse.
How do I know what doctors I should be going to?
We help guide you depending upon what your injuries are. Some of the people whom we represent prefer chiropractors, and we always make sure that we get an M.D. (medical doctor) involved. So we may send you to an orthopedic physician, a neurologist or even if your condition is very bad, potentially even a neurosurgeon.
Will you help us with our property damage?
Your case manager has experience with property damage and is here to guide and assist you.
My car is damaged and needs to be repaired. Am I entitled to a rental?
If you do not have coverage on your own insurance policy, the at-fault insurance company is liable under the law to pay for the cost of you to rent a comparable vehicle for a reasonable length of time in order for you to get the vehicle repaired.
I have pain traveling down my arm and down my leg. What is causing that?
You may have sustained an injury to your disc in your neck or back. If it continues, most likely, any physician that we send you to will request that you undergo an MRI scan. This is a non-invasive test which unless you have any kind of metal in your body, essentially has no side effects at all.
I am in excruciating pain. Non-invasive treatment has not helped me. What do you suggest?
We can send you out to physicians who specialize in pain to try different alternative treatments to help you.
I hate taking prescription medications, particularly pain medications, yet I am in pain. Do you have any suggestions there?
We can recommend chiropractic and potentially acupuncture, neither of whom usually recommend prescription meds. If you have a fear of pain medications, we have chiropractors and acupuncturists who can treat you in a much more holistic fashion. Feel free to call us and ask us for a referral to one of the providers whom we recommend.
Will this cost me any money to obtain your services?
We do not charge any money up front. We actually front all costs and the fees come out of the settlement at the end of the case. We charge pretty much what everybody else does in the community, one third if the case settles out of court, and 40 percent if a lawsuit has to be filed. However, the highest percentage of our cases do not require the filing of a lawsuit.
I am unhappy with my lawyer. My attorney does not return my phone calls. What can I do?
If you are unsatisfied with the representation you’re getting from your lawyer, you can always switch. It will not cost you any extra to make that change. We pride ourselves on trying to be right on top of everything and will be very responsive to all inquiries and questions and issues that come up in your pace.
How long is this going to take?
We understand that car accidents can be an inconvenience but each case is handled differently and we work diligently to get the most favorable outcome for your case in a timely manner.
Is it wise for me to use my social networks (Facebook, Twitter, etc) while my case is being handled?
Please keep in mind that anything you put on these websites can be discoverable in the course of your lawsuit if a lawsuit is filed. You should always exercise caution with the content that you post on these sites.