I’m often asked this question by auto injury patients here in Florida. With a practice that covers the entire state of Florida, I’ve had the previlege of interacting with some of the best Florida Car Accident attorneys in the state of Florida.
To find the best Florida car accident attorney near you, consider the following steps:
Ask for Recommendations: Seek recommendations from friends, family, or colleagues who may have had positive experiences with personal injury attorneys in Florida. Speak to your injury physician, they often have a list of preferred local Florida car accident attorneys. Speak to other non-injury attorneys, although they may not practice personal injury law, a general practice attorney may know a colleague in your part of the state that he/she can recommend.
Online Reviews: Look for online reviews on platforms like Google, Yelp, or Avvo. Reviews can provide insights into the experiences of other clients with specific attorneys. Keep in mind however that online reviews can be negatively impacted by one disgruntled reviewer, so research the reviews and the reviewers.
Bar Association: Contact the Florida Bar Association or local bar associations for a list of qualified and reputable attorneys in your area. The Florida Bar Associate typically post disciplinary action and complaints filed by clients.
Legal Directories: Utilize legal directories such as Martindale-Hubbell or FindLaw to find attorneys specializing in personal injury law in Florida.
Initial Consultations: Many attorneys offer free initial consultations. Take advantage of these opportunities to meet with potential attorneys, discuss your case, and gauge their expertise and approach. This may be the most important step in finding a Florida car accident attorney. Does this attorney seem sincere, willing to listen to you, or is his/she rushed and short with your time. What is the attorney’s policy of communication with you about your case and will he/she be following up with you to keep you updated on his/her work with the resposible auto insurer. Your car accident attorney will be busy behind the scenes doing the best they can to secure the funds necessary to pay for your medical treatments and to find a fair final settlement, so just because you don’t hear from them often doesn’t mean they aren’t working hard on your legal case. On the other hand if you have questions and you make several attempts to get answers to your questions without a response from your attorney, it may be time to move onto another attorney. Remember it’s you money and your body and you have the final say in what medical physicians and attorneys work for you. This lack of communication is what I’ve seen throughout the state of Florida is the number one reason, injured clients fire their Florida car accident attorneys. If the attorney can not return your calls, (remember they are working your case so mulitple phones are hindering their work), they should have a case manager working with you who may be more available to answer your questions. Finally, you might need to get your injury medical physician to intervene. I do this often for my patients; speak to the attorney about my patients concerns and try to resolve issues before the relationship falls apart.
Credentials and Experience: Consider the attorney’s credentials, experience in handling car accident cases, and their success rate.
Remember to choose an attorney who specializes in personal injury or car accident cases and has a good reputation for representing clients effectively. It’s also important to feel comfortable working with the attorney you choose. If you’d like recommendations for the Best Florida car accident attorneys near me, give me a call at 866-402-4250 and if I don’t have a Florida car accident near you, I’ll do my research and find one for you.