Three Lawyers to Avoid in Your Personal Injury Case

If you suffered serious injuries in a preventable accident, then you are making the right decision by working with a personal injury lawyer. Pursuant to Florida’s Tort Reform Law of 2023, the deadline for filing most personal injury lawsuits is two years. That means that there is no time to lose in choosing a lawyer to represent you in your personal injury claim. 

It does not hurt to visit more than one lawyer before you make a decision, especially if the lawyers offer free initial consultations. These are some red flags to look for at initial consultations. If you see any of these inauspicious signs, you should continue your search for the right Miami personal injury lawyer.

The Door Lawyer

The door lawyer is the legal profession’s equivalent of a jack of all trades and a master of none. Door law firms are so-called because they eagerly agree to take on the case of any prospective client who walks through the door. They tend to be small law firms, and some of them are even solo practices. It makes sense to practice door law if you are the only law firm in a rural town, and most of your clients need help with simple matters such as amending a will or executing a quitclaim deed to transfer ownership of a real estate property to a family member.

Despite what you might think from seeing personal injury law firms’ advertisements on TV, getting an adequate settlement does not have to be a big fight. Sometimes, all you need is a lawyer who knows about the dishonest games that insurance companies play with injured claimants and does not fall for them. In a big city like Miami, though, you can and should choose a law firm that only takes personal injury cases. Your lawyer can focus better on your case if he or she is not also working on child custody cases, probate cases, and DUI defense on the same workday.

The Star Lawyer

Star lawyers pride themselves on getting huge punitive damages awards from mega-corporations that engaged in extraordinary negligence that caused death or catastrophic injury to plaintiffs. You are probably not one of those plaintiffs, so if you hire a star law firm, you will probably never meet Stella Superstar, Esq. herself, unless she drops in for a photo opportunity. Instead, you will be playing A-list celebrity prices to have paralegals work on your case when a less photogenic lawyer could do the job just as well for less money.

The Armchair Lawyer

The worst person to give you legal advice is someone who is not a lawyer, and the second worst is someone who graduated from law school but with whom you do not have a formal attorney-client relationship. The advice these people give you is no better than the advice you get from Google, Esq. and its chatbots. It is a wiser financial choice to hire a lawyer to represent you.

Contact Gerson & Schwartz About Personal Injury Cases

A premises liability lawyer can provide effective and affordable legal representation in your personal injury case. Contact Gerson & Schwartz in Miami, Florida, to discuss your case.

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