Injured in Florida and Unable to Afford a Lawyer? Think Again
If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence or wrongful act in Florida then according to state law you may be entitled to collect compensation from the party who caused your injuries by filing a personal injury lawsuit. The amount of compensation that an injured individual can recover in a successful personal injury case depends on the nature and severity of their injuries, but can legally include compensation for both “compensatory damages” (aka damages awarded to make the injured person whole again) as well as “punitive damages” (aka damages intended to punish the wrongdoer and deter others from engaging in similar conduct).
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, before a personal injury plaintiff can collect compensation for their injuries they will likely need to engage in lengthy negotiations with the named defendant(s) and their representatives, and potentially even take their case to court. Unfortunately some injured individuals in Florida are deterred from initiating such a potentially lengthy legal battle because they mistakenly believe that they are unable to afford a lawyer. Thankfully, anyone can afford to hire a personal injury lawyer who agrees to take their case under a contingency fee arrangement.
What is a Contingency Fee Arrangement?
Here at the Mander Law Group our personal injury attorneys work on what is known as “contingency”, which means that we don’t get paid unless our clients do. Under a contingency fee arrangement clients who are otherwise unable to afford an attorney can retain our legal services by agreeing to pay our firm a percentage of the compensation they receive upon accepting a settlement offer or being awarded damages in court. In other words, if our clients do not recover compensation in connection with their personal injury case then we do not get paid.
Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer?
While an injured personal injury plaintiff is not legally required to retain a lawyer to represent their interests, hiring an experienced lawyer to fight for the compensation that you are legally entitled to is almost always in your best interests. Benefits commonly associated with hiring a personal injury attorney include having someone on your side who:
- Has experience evaluating how much personal injury claims are worth,
- Understands the legal processes involved in negotiating and litigating your claim,
- Is familiar with the law and knows how to present the facts of your case in the most favorable light possible in accordance with those laws,
- Can take on the attorneys that have more than likely been hired by the defendant(s) named in your case, and
- Is highly motivated to help you recover as much as possible as their paycheck is directly linked to the amount of compensation that you receive.
Contact a Local Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If you or your loved one has been injured in Florida due to someone else’s negligence or wrongful act contact the experienced personal injury lawyers of the Mander Law Group today. One of our Dade City attorneys would be happy to evaluate your case and discuss your legal options with you during a free initial consultation and then, if you choose to retain our legal services, represent you on a contingency basis. To schedule your free consultation call us today at (800) 557-0411.