Selecting a Personal Injury Attorney in Tampa
Since you are reading this, you might be looking for a personal injury attorney in Tampa. You may have been injured by someone’s actions or lost a family member to wrongful death. Please read on to learn how to choose a personal injury attorney who best suits your needs.
Finding a Personal Injury Attorney in Tampa
Check out the attorney. Look at his/her education, training, and specializations. You wouldn’t go to a cardiac surgeon for knee problems, so choose an attorney who knows the laws affecting your case.
Call the Florida State Bar to make sure your attorney is in good standing. Check out the About Me page on the lawyer’s website. Ask friends, family and even other lawyers for recommendations. Take the time to meet them and feel good about their representation.
Remember that as you are interviewing the lawyer, we are interviewing you. Some things that we look for include:
- You bear too much of the fault for the accident
- You might not seem credible or your story changes too often
- Unrealistic expectations
- You are looking for the highest bidder (we can’t guarantee results!)
- The attorney may have too many obligations or feels the case is not winnable
Most personal attorneys offer a free consultation, so if you think you may have a case, please contact us. Each case is unique. I will give you my best opinion as to your case.
Paying for Representation
The initial consultation is generally free. Sometimes, attorney’s fees are included in a settlement. However, the lawyer may also bill you. Ask if the lawyer charges:
- A flat fee
- By the hour (find out if there is a limit to the billed amount)
- By the result
- Find out if there is a retainer (a down payment)
- Discuss payment options and any other expenses
What to Expect
Once you and your attorney agree to work together, you should keep in regular communication. If your attorney asks for paperwork, etc, please get it to them quickly. Your lawyer should keep in contact with you and let you know where your case is, within the legal system. Your lawyer will help you prepare for the deposition and trial, if necessary.
About Hoag Law Firm
Hopefully, you will never need the services of a Tampa personal injury lawyer. If you do, please give Hoag Law Firm a call or complete your online Free Case Evaluation. A free consultation can help you understand your rights. With honest advice and an experienced attorney at your side, you can recover the largest possible settlement. You’ll love getting back to living your life.