Because every case and situation is unique, you cannot simply compare your accident, injury, or settlement to anyone else’s. For example, a champion basketball player who loses several toes or fingers may lose a lifetime of income as compared to a worker with the same amputations but who works in phone sales, even if they both sustained the exact same injury. Because circumstances play such a role in the fairness or reasonableness of any settlement that you receive, it is important that you have someone who has successfully obtained settlements for many individuals in a variety of circumstances with your type of injury review your case and any settlements that may have been offered to help you determine if the insurance company has undervalued your claim.
There is no lawyer who can guarantee a “win” prior to taking your case. Any lawyer who promises such a thing is not being honest with you and you would definitely not want to work with someone whose ethics are so questionable. I can, however, guarantee that if I take your case, I will work tirelessly to ensure that, together, we have the best possible opportunity to obtain whatever compensation to which you may be entitled, and I will aggressively defend and uphold your rights throughout the entire process.
As noted above, my peers have recognized my commitment to excellence and my high ethical standards. Consequently, in my 30+ years of practice, I have never been sued for malpractice, reprimanded by any associations or governing bodies, nor had my license revoked or suspended in any way.
First of all, your initial consultation costs nothing. If we agree to work together, I will never receive any fees or payment, regardless of the hours that I put in on your case, until a monetary recovery is made whether through a settlement, judgment, or verdict. Once you do obtain compensation, I normally charge a percentage of that amount as my fee.
The short answer to that question is communication. I make it a priority to maintain frequent communication with all of my clients, returning their phone calls, answering any questions, and keeping them informed of developments in their cases. Behind my commitment to communicating fully with each client is a principle of respect. I respect each client as an individual with fundamental rights. That is why I keep my law firm free from biases based on any kind of prejudice whether that be nation of origin, religion, ethnicity or race, gender, or sexual orientation.
I believe that every individual client and every case is unique, and as such, I strive to provide the attention to detail and personal care that each client deserves and that each case will require to make a difference.
My colleagues have actually recognized my commitment to courtroom excellence and integrity in the practice of law with the highest Martindale-Hubbell AV rating. In addition, I am one of only a handful of lawyers to have the decades of personal injury experience to receive that AV rating, have membership in the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), and also be Florida Bar Board Certified in Civil Trial for more than 25 years of my practice. All of that simply means that I am committed to providing the best personal injury representation available.