Why You Should Refer To Us
Referrals From Other Lawyers
We pay referral fees to lawyers as permitted by the Florida Bar for the referral of all types of personal injury cases (except medical malpractice). If you have already done work on the case, we can ascertain the percentage of work performed, your willingness to participate further, and consider whether an increased fee over the standard referral fee is called for. We would rather get these cases early than late, so that we can work them up completely and properly, preserve all evidence, and invest the proper amount of time and money in them to achieve the maximum result.
Advantages Of Referring Your Case To Our Firm
- We have the experience, knowledge and resources required to handle large damage and complex litigation cases.
- We focus on doing extensive work up and discovery, so that we are able to maximize the value of each case.
- Our reputation and willingness to go to trial also allows us to maximize the value of each case.
Our reputation amongst insurance companies and defense firms who know us is that we will litigate our large dollar value cases to the hilt, and get the maximum and fair recovery for the people whom we represent. This is quite different from the great majority of lawyers who take personal injury cases but don't go to trial. The insurance companies usually know that, and as a result, there's no fear factor from these lawyers who are not trial lawyers. There has to be the fear factor for the insurance companies to pay top dollar, and the insurance carriers’ biggest fear is a jury of our peers. If they know that we're going to take that case to the hilt, or if they're concerned about that, they'll pay more.
We are generally holding out until the very last minute to settle these cases, and if the case needs to go to trial because we feel that our client is not getting a fair "shake," then we do it.
Our policy when we receive referrals from attorneys is to strictly follow the ethical guidelines, which requires the referring attorney to sign the contract and for the attorney’s role to be specified in the contract. We make sure we do that so that everyone is protected
What we do is we have a form contract that we use for referral attorneys. In compliance with Florida Bar Rules, your name will be on our contract. When the case settles, your name will be on the closing statement, and your portion of the referral fee will be stated on the closing statement. All of us, including the clients, will be required to sign the contract and the closing statement. This way, there can never be any kind of issue concerning the referral fee or ethical issues pertaining to the referral fee.
We do everything by the book.