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Getting Ready To Visit A Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal Injury LawyerWhen you are injured, plenty of different things will come up in your mind. Florida residents suffer from millions of injuries each year, and in instances where you have been injured through no fault of your own it is important to take steps to make sure you get whatever kind of compensation you may be owed. A personal injury lawyer is your ally during this time, and will help you get the restitution you deserve.

There are a few different things you'll need to do when preparing to visit a personal injury lawyer, and it's important that you have a general idea of what to expect. For starters, focus on making sure that your recovery is progressing properly before you do anything else. But once you have ensured that you're recovering, you'll need to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. While Florida has a statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits that is four years, you shouldn't wait for years before seeking help. Doing so could hinder or even completely ruin your chances of getting a settlement.

The first thing you'll want to do is make sure that you select a good injury lawyer. A few things to look for include:

  • Solid history of getting settlements for clients
  • Good level of experience
  • Fast, accurate, and friendly service whether on the phone or in person
  • Honest and well-designed website
  • No up-front costs or fees for a consultation or even representation

These simple things can help you determine whether or not you're using an attorney that is right for you. Also be sure to go with your gut feelings a bit. You should feel like you have an ally on your side, not someone who feels like it's a hassle to handle your case.

Once you've settled on the injury lawyer you want to trust with your case, the next step is simply to gather up the information and evidence you may have. A few different things can help a lawyer with your case, so be sure to gather what you have. Here are some of the items worth bringing with you.

Any official reports are a must, and if an accident occurs it's unlikely that there won't' be several reports detailing what happened during the accident. Sources for these documents will vary, and potential documents you may need to bring include:

  • Insurance reports
  • Private reports, such as those from a business or property that the injury occurred at
  • Police reports, especially those from auto accidents

You'll also need to bring along any medical information. This includes receipts and copies of medical records that can help to highlight the injuries you sustained and the costs of the treatment and medication. Medical information to bring with you includes:

  • Hospital files
  • Medical records
  • Insurance records
  • Doctor reports
  • A list of prescription medication including those you took prior to the accident

  • Receipts or bills that detail the costs of your medical expenses

Finally, you'll want to gather any personal accounts. Your own will be important, as well those of any witnesses. It's best to get these in writing as soon as possible. As time passes, people's memories are much less reliable.

When the time comes to visit a personal injury lawyer, be sure you spend the time to find one that works for you. We have locations throughout Florida including offices in Tampa, Venice, Sarasota, Bradenton, and elsewhere. And with more than 100 years' experience, our legal team is more than qualified to help through any type of personal injury case. We regularly take cases all the way to trial, and aren't afraid to stand up to insurance companies. Don't hesitate to contact us for a free consultation today.

Attorney David L Goldman

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