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How To Hire The Best Lawyer Now

How to Hire the Best Lawyer NowIf you’ve been injured in an accident, hiring the best lawyer can make the difference between getting full compensation...or getting nothing.

But how do you know who are the best lawyers?

1. They’ve achieved proven results for their clients.
2. They’re considered experts by other lawyers.
3. They receive great testimonials from previous clients.

The lawyers at GetMeJustice have these qualities, which they can put to work for you.

1. Proven Results

Every year, the attorneys at GetMeJustice get millions of dollars in compensation for their clients' injuries. They’ve been winning big cases for over 20 years.
Attorney M. David Shapiro is one of an elite group of lawyers called the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a national organization of all-star attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Less than 1% of U.S. lawyers can qualify for the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Attorney Bernard F. Walsh of GetMeJustice won one of the largest settlements the 3rd largest settlement for a motorcycle accident in the State of Florida.
GetMeJustice has gotten results for past clients, and they want to do the same for you.

2. Considered Experts by Other Lawyers

Other lawyers know who the best ones... read article

Attorney M David Shapiro

3 Top Causes Of Slip And Fall Injuries

3 Top Causes of Slip And Fall InjuriesSlip and fall injuries can be devastating, with some injuries requiring prolonged medical care, surgery, high medical costs, lost work wages, and even disability. Slip and fall injury accidents are some of the most common personal injury accidents experienced outside of automobile, and if they are caused by another party’s negligence, you could be eligible for compensation. There is a vast variety of reasons one could find themselves in a slip and fall accident, but it pays to be aware of some of the most common slip and fall injury scenarios. The 3 top causes of slip and fall injuries are:

1. Weather conditions

In times of rain, sleet, snow, or other types of inclement weather, slip and fall accidents go up steeply. While snow may not be one of the top causes here in Florida, it can be incredibly dangerous in other parts of the United States. Here in Florida, rain and slippery pavement are of a bigger concern, and if you should slip and fall on someone else’s property due to their negligence in these circumstances, you could be awarded compensation. Poor... read article

Attorney Bernard F Walsh

Signs And Symptoms That You May Have Suffered A Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Signs And Symptoms That You May Have Suffered A Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Brain injuries are some of the most devastating and tricky injuries out there, and the ease in which one can find themselves in a traumatic brain injury situation is startling. Traumatic brain injuries are typically graded into 3 levels, mild, moderate, and severe, with severe brain injuries possibly causing lifelong effects that affect your quality of life for the long-term. Because traumatic brain injuries are so difficult to accurately diagnose, you may believe you’ve experienced a moderate brain injury initially, but find out later your injury is far more severe than your doctors once believed it to be. Whether by a slip and fall, a motorcycle accident, an automobile accident, or any type of accident, if you’ve experienced a traumatic brain injury of any kind due to another party’s negligence, it’s important to seek out medical attention and he assistance of a personal injury lawyer right away.
Severe And Moderate Traumatic Brian Injuries
A moderate traumatic brain injury is categorized as resulting in a loss of consciousness for any period of time between 20 minutes and 6 hours,... read article

Attorney Stephen Fernandez

5 Steps To Take Before Calling Your Auto Accident Lawyer

5 Steps To Take Before Calling Your Auto Accident Lawyer If you’ve been in an accident, and you know that getting in touch with your auto accident lawyer is the smart way to ensure you get the compensation you deserve and your rights are protected, what are those immediate steps you take before giving your lawyer a call? We want to break down what you should do before calling your auto accident lawyer, if possible, and how these steps can help you to prepare yourself for a possible case. The 5 steps to take before calling your auto accident lawyer are:
1. Get witness information if you can
If you or a passenger are able to get witness information right away at the scene of the accident, do so. If injuries are too severe and this is a step that is unable to be taken at that time, that’s okay, but the sooner the better in terms of witness statements. Auto accidents are stressful and trying times, and you’ll want their stories while the event is still fresh in their minds and they’re able to recount as much as possible. The... read article

Attorney David L Goldman

What The Most Common Slip And Fall Injuries Can Cost You

What The Most Common Slip And Fall Injuries Can Cost YouSlip and fall injuries are relatively common, and come along with common injuries, but that’s not to say that these common injuries don’t cause their own sets of damages. Even the most common slip and fall accident injuries can wind up really costing you in the long-run, which is why it’s always important to seek the assistance of a personal injury lawyer if you ever find yourself facing these damages.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
From the very young, to the very old, traumatic brain injuries are some of the most common slip and fall accident injuries there are. Now, with 3 varying levels of traumatic brain injury severities, a person may “luck out” and have a very mild TBI from a slip and fall that requires only a bit of time and a bit of rest, but those in the moderate to severe category can have lasting effects and come with the need for prolonged medical care. According to a study performed by the CDC, 40% of all moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries experienced in the United States are the result... read article

Attorney M David Shapiro

Shocking Things That Insurance Adjusters Do With Your Claim

Shocking Things that Insurance Adjusters Do with Your Claim

Tactic 1: Insurance adjusters will try to "Kill You with Kindness."
Claire was dining out with some friends on a warm Saturday night, when suddenly, after biting into a delicious Cubano, she started choking. Claire began coughing violently and felt like she had been stabbed in the throat. Claire immediately left the restaurant and went to Urgent Care, where they took an x-ray of her throat. The x-ray showed a foreign object half-way down Claire's throat and she was instructed to go to the Emergency Room. At the Emergency Room, Claire was admitted and had throat surgery the next morning. During the surgery, they found a metal wire lodged in the back of her throat, of the shape and kind that came from a grill brush. As a result of her throat surgery, Claire incurred approximately $10,000 in medical bills, as well as $250 lost wages because she missed two days of work.

Once released from the hospital, Claire contacted the insurance company and set up her claim. As part of her conversation with the insurance adjuster, he kindly offered to reimburse her lost wages immediately.... read article

Attorney Stephen Fernandez

Why You Will Never Get Full Value For Your Personal Injury Claim Without A Lawyer

Insurance companies have a long history of boosting their profits by delaying and denying valid personal injury claims. This trend started in early 1990's when the consulting firm of McKinsey and Company informed Allstate that it could save millions of dollars by paying less than full value on personal injury claims if Allstate would follow McKinsey's recommendations.

PWhy You Will Never Get Full Value for Your Personal Injury Claim Without a Lawyer

To support their recommendations, McKinsey showed Allstate one study where injured victims recovered two to five times more money when they were represented by an attorney, verses those claimants who did not hire a lawyer. Another McKinsey study concluded that policyholders who were represented by an attorney for uninsured motorist claims recovered 90% more than those policyholders without an attorney.
McKinsey's Number 1 Recommendation to Insurance Companies to Reduce their Claim Payments was: "Keep Attorney Out."

The "Keep Attorney Out" strategy benefits the insurance companies because the injured victims often do not know what kind of insurance coverage they have, or do not realize that an accident is covered, or do not understand what damages they can claim. It other words, it is easier... read article

Attorney David L Goldman

Here's A Quick Way To Settle Your Personal Injury Claim Now

Here's a Quick Way to Settle Your Personal Injury Claim NowIt can take anywhere from several months to several years to settle your personal injury claim. The two biggest delays are a dispute over liability (who caused the accident) and the severity of your injuries.

If the insurance company accepted 100% liability, then your biggest delay to a quick settlement is the length of your medical treatment. The longer you receive medical treatment, the longer it will take to settle your case. This is because you must settle your whole personal injury claim all at once. You cannot settle it one piece at a time.

Once you are released from medical treatment, or your medical condition has stabilized to the point where your doctor can predict your future medical needs, then will need to collect all of your medical records and bills to submit them to the insurance company.

You should review your medical records and bills first, and then delete anything that is not related to the auto accident. The insurance company doesn't need to know any information that is not related to the auto accident because they are not going to pay for... read article

Attorney M David Shapiro

Florida’s Distracted Driving Laws

Florida’s Distracted Driving Laws Since the popularity of smartphones has risen in recent years, and technology has continued to advance at a rapid pace, distracted driving has become more of a problem. Distracted driving directly related to cell phone or smartphone use will cause around 1.6 million crashes in the United States in any given year, with 330,000 of these accidents causing injuries or fatalities, causing many states within the US to enact distracted driving laws that lessen the temptation to use the phone while driving. Because each state differs on their particular distracted driving laws, it’s important to research the laws in any particular state before getting behind the wheel while traveling to that area.

Florida’s distracted driving laws aren’t quite as strict as the laws in some other states, 14 of which have banned any handheld phone use of any kind while behind the wheel, but they do exist to reprimand drivers who insist on driving while distracted behind the wheel. While using a handheld mobile device to talk on the phone is not banned in Florida, drivers can face fines and penalties for texting while driving, and this... read article

Attorney Michael J Babboni

The Characteristics Of A Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

The Characteristics Of A Mild Traumatic Brain InjuryTraumatic brain injuries, like those experienced in car or slip and fall accidents, come in 3 levels of severity: mild, moderate, and severe. Severe traumatic brain injuries are those likely to cause lifelong disability and a lessened quality of life for sufferers, moderate traumatic brain injuries require a long road but a likelihood of recovery, and those of the mild variety are actually the trickiest. Mild traumatic brain injuries are often looked over, especially with mild in the title, but they’re no laughing matter and shouldn’t be taken lightly.
If you’ve ever been in an accident where you’ve hit your head and been left feeling a little dizzy, a bit fatigued, or somewhat “out of it”, even if you never lost consciousness at all, you’ve most likely been the recipient of a mild traumatic brain injury. These symptoms have been caused by your brain being jostled around a bit, and while the injury isn’t severe, no injury to the epicenter of your body should be taken lightly. In these instances, the cerebrospinal fluid surrounding the brain is enough to protect from lasting damage,... read article

Attorney Bernard F Walsh

Get Help For Accident Injuries

Personal injury lawyer M. David Shapiro Hire Experience More Than 10,000 Accident Cases Settled For Our Clients
Why Choose Our Firm?
  • Millions Of Dollars Recovered
  • For Our Clients Every Year
  • Over 100 Years Injury Law Experience
  • The Resources and Experience To Take A Case To Trial
  • Over 10,000 Accident Cases Settled
  • A Highly Trained Team Of Legal And Technical Professionals

"Bernard exceeded my expectations. He successfully represented me when I had been devastatingly injured. This attorney, along with his excellent staff, diligently, skillfully, and successfully represented me, and continues to do so."

Client, Bradenton

"I endorse Attorney Michael Babboni. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."

Attorney, St. Petersurg

"The level of attentiveness, thoroughness, effort and care has been the same as if my case were a multi-million dollar case. David Shapiro’s professionalism and diligence is to be commended."

Client, Sarasota

"Excellent experience with this firm. Attorney Goldman was very active and involved with my case and the results were better than I expected."

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