Personal Injury Law – 10 GENERAL FAQs
We wanted to take this time and space to go through some our the most commonly asked questions. Please feel free to call or email us with any additional questions or comments!!!
How do I know if I have a personal injury case?
The legal term “personal injury” falls within the scope of tort law and it refers to an injury to an individual’s body or mind as opposed to their property or possessions. Personal injury cases result from incidents of negligence, in which someone has, through their negligent and/or reckless actions, caused another to suffer an injury.
In a personal injury case, the injured individual (the plaintiff) will seek to recover damages in the form of financial compensation from the individual (the defendant), who caused the injury. It is important to remember that whether your injuries were caused by the acts of a single individual acting alone or by a company or agency, acting through an employee/agent, you still may have a personal injury case.
To know whether or not you have a legitimate personal injury case, contact one of our personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Aronberg, Aronberg & Green to schedule a free consultation by calling 561-266-9191.
Why do I need a personal injury lawyer to represent me if I have insurance?
If you have established that you do indeed have a legitimate personal injury case, retaining the services of a competent, experienced and professional personal injury lawyer, such as one of ours at Aronberg, Aronberg & Green, is crucial to success. Representing yourself in a personal injury case is very risky; insurance companies and their attorneys know just how to coerce you into accepting far less than you deserve in exchange for agreeing to sign a release.
Experienced personal injury lawyers know this type of law, and how to handle the insurance companies, very well. Despite being lawyers themselves, other attorneys even hire specialized personal injury lawyers, like ours, to handle their personal injury matters. Retaining a lawyer such as one of ours can significantly increase the amount of money you are able to recover.
What types of cases does Aronberg, Aronberg & Green handle?
Our personal injury lawyers at Aronberg, Aronberg & Green focus all of our efforts on helping individuals recover damages after they have been wronged. Almost all of our cases involve people who have sustained injuries due to the negligent or reckless actions of others. At our family-operated law firm, we have combined decades of experience in personal injury law, having represented people injured in auto accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice cases, hit & runs, nursing home neglect incidents, etc.
What sets Aronberg, Aronberg & Green apart from other law firms?
We know you have many options when it comes to personal injury law firms, especially in the South Florida region. Nevertheless, we are confident that our unique qualities make us the most well equipped to handle your personal injury case. Since we first opened our doors as a family-operated law firm in 1999, we have purposefully remained small.
While other lawyers have viewed firm expansion as the key measure of success, we have remained focused on client satisfaction and personal care. To us, you’re not a client number in a computer – you’re a person who we are dedicating to providing with special attention and expert legal representation. Our team of trained attorneys and experienced paralegals at Aronberg, Aronberg & Green are incredibly accessible; we will be guiding you through the entire process.
If personal attention, competent legal representation, and a history of success are qualities you’re looking for in a law firm, look no further.
How much money do I need to pay to hire a personal injury lawyer at Aronberg, Aronberg & Green?
At the Law Offices of Aronberg, Aronberg & Green, we charge our clients $0 upfront. That’s right – it will cost you nothing to retain our legal services and, should we fail to recover money for you, regardless of how hard and how long we work on your case, you still won’t owe us a dime. If we do recover money for you, as would have been agreed-upon previously, our law firm will take as payment an industry-standard percentage of the total amount of money recovered for you.
How can I meet with a personal injury lawyer at Aronberg, Aronberg & Green?
By calling our law firm at 561-266-9191, you can schedule a free consultation at no cost or obligation to you. If it is convenient for you, we welcome you to come to our central office in Delray Beach, Florida, right off I-95 on the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Congress Avenue. If you are unable to come to our offices, one of our lawyers or paralegals at Aronberg, Aronberg & Green will come to you – at your home or in the hospital, or anywhere else you might need to see us.
How much money can I recover by pursuing a personal injury case?
Without analyzing the specifics facts of your case, there is no way to tell how much money you might be able to recover in damages from your specific case. That said, we can tell you that our personal injury lawyers at Aronberg, Aronberg & Green passionately represent our clients and seek to recover substantial compensation for them in order to cover medical bills, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life and lost wages (and, in the event of a wrongful death, funeral costs and loss of companionship).
How long will my personal injury case take?
Because each case is unique, there is no way for us to know how long your personal injury case might take. Some cases take mere weeks to be resolved, while others take months and some take years. Everything depends on the complexities of the case, the amount of money at stake, and whether or not the opposing party is willing to be reasonable. While we strive to resolve every case as quickly as possible, our personal injury lawyers at Aronberg, Aronberg & Green know that rushing things is not the best legal approach.
Can’t I deal with the personal injury case later, after I’ve fully healed?
You might be thinking, “what’s the rush?” As our personal injury lawyers know, the law maintains that after a certain amount of time, you can no longer pursue a claim for a personal injury. The statute of limitations in Florida holds that, for negligence cases, you must file a legal claim within four years following the date of the incident, meaning we need to get started on your case well before that deadline. Ideally, you should meet with and retain an experienced personal injury lawyer at Aronberg, Aronberg & Green as soon as possible after your accident so that we can get to work right away.
Because your primary responsibility is focusing on your recovery, our personal injury lawyers want you to know that our attorneys will be “running the show,” so to speak; we will handle all of the details and submissions, leaving you to focus on getting back on your feet.
Will my case go to trial? Will I need to testify?
In the law, a common answer to most complicated questions is: “it depends.” Although the vast majority of our cases never go to trial, there is no way for us to know from the get-go whether or not your case will need to go to trial, as that largely depends on whether the opposing side is acting in good faith and is willing to compromise. If our personal injury lawyers come to believe that the only way to obtain the compensation you deserve is by actually taking a case to trial, doing so might be a necessity. Should you need to testify in court, you will be briefed, coached and well prepared by our experienced team of trial attorneys at Aronberg, Aronberg & Green.