Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Attorney
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do if I have been injured in a car accident?
Firstly, you and any other injured party must receive the proper medical care. It would be very wise to speak with an attorney as soon as possible in order to ensure that you take the proper steps following your car accident. It can be helpful to take pictures of your injuries, the damage to your vehicles, any tire marks on the road or other evidence. Get the names and addresses of any witnesses if possible. Make sure you keep good records of all medical bills paid and other expenses related to your accident.
What types of injury cases does your firm handle?
The Law Offices of Spingarn & Associates has successfully handled cases involving the following:
How do I know if I have a case?
If you believe that your accident or injury was caused by negligence on the part of another person or persons, you should speak with an attorney immediately. A qualified personal injury attorney can help you take the steps to file a lawsuit if you qualify.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is when a medical professional or health care provider acts in a way that violates standards of medical practice in the country resulting in injury or death to the patient involved. An easy example of gross medical malpractice would be if you had a surgery scheduled to remove your inflamed appendix and the doctor removed a different organ.
What is a catastrophic injury?
An injury that is so devastating that the individual is not expected to fully recover is generally referred to as catastrophic. Examples of catastrophic injuries include paralysis, dismemberment, severe head injuries and spinal cord injuries.
What if I can’t afford an attorney?
You will never have to pay any attorney’s fees until you receive your settlement. You deserve competent and qualified legal help regardless of your financial situation.
Do I really need a lawyer?
You can always try to fight an insurance company on your own to obtain the compensation that you need for your injuries. However, it is important to note the fact that injured individuals represented by an attorney receive a settlement three times greater than those who attempt it without legal representation.
How long should I wait after my accident to discuss my options with an attorney?
You should speak with a competent personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident. If you are asked to give a statement to your insurance company or the other person’s insurance company, it is very important to consult with an attorney first. A legal professional deals with these types of things on a daily basis and is very familiar with what needs to happen to help ensure that you receive equitable treatment.
If you have any questions regarding your personal injury case in southern Florida, contact a Fort Lauderdale Personal Injury Lawyer at the Law Offices of Spingarn & Associates, P.A. as soon as possible.