The aftermath of an accident in which you have been injured can be an overwhelming
one, and with so much going on, it is understandable that one of the last
things on your mind is legal action. In addition to the physical pain
of your injury, other things on your mind may include the amount of time
you have spent away from your job during your recovery, as well as how
you are going to pay your mounting medical bills and living expenses.
As difficult as it may be to think of the legal aspect of your case, it
is extremely important to speak with an attorney as soon as you feel well
enough to do so. While you focus on your recovery, your attorney can pursue
maximum compensation to cover your losses.
But how do you know which attorney to choose? It is important that you
don’t just hire any lawyer – you want to hire someone with
an outstanding reputation, ample experience, and a history of results
handling similar cases. When interviewing potential
personal injury attorneys to represent you, consider this list of questions that you should ask:
How long have you been practicing personal injury? Perhaps one of the most important qualifications a good personal injury
attorney can have is experience. You should make sure that the attorney
you choose has handled your type of case in the past, and that they have
the specialized knowledge necessary to pursue maximum results. Inexperienced
attorneys often have less effective negotiation and trial skills, which
could result in a less favorable outcome.
Do you have any special licenses or certifications? It is of great benefit to you to choose someone who has additional licenses
and certifications that speak to their knowledge and skill as a legal
professional. At Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez, Attorneys at Law, Senior
Partner Nadine Diaz has been Board Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist
by the Florida Bar – a distinction held by less than one percent
of all lawyers in the state.
Have you won any awards or honors? Awards and accolades are a reliable way to tell whether a firm is worth
hiring. Our firm’s attorneys, for example, have earned membership
in the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®, proving
our ability to secure high value verdicts and settlements.
How much does it cost to begin my case? When you’re injured and facing piles of medical bills, the last
thing you should have to worry about is fronting costs to your attorney
to begin your case. Look for an attorney or firm that works on a contingency
fee basis. This means that there is no cost to begin your case, and fees
are only due if your attorney makes a recovery on your behalf.
If I am not happy with the settlement I have been offered, will you take
my case to trial? Look for an attorney with significant trial experience who is not afraid
to try cases in court in order to pursue the very best results possible
for their client. At Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez, Attorneys at Law, we
always strive for the legal option that will bring you the most money!
If you have been injured in the Tampa area, Darrigo, Diaz & Jimenez,
Attorneys at Law is ready to help you pursue full and fair compensation.
Case evaluations are provided free of charge, so do not hesitate to contact us to talk
to a Tampa personal injury attorney about your potential case.
Our office can be reached at (813) 774-3341.