Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorney’s Most Asked Questions
What To Do First
Back to Work?
Hurt My Credit?
My Case Value?
Are You Looking for a Personal Injury Attorney in Jacksonville, FL?
Jeffrey D. Soud and The Soud Law Firm would like to help you win your Personal Injury Lawsuit. If you have been injured and seeking compensation from those responsible due to negligence, you are going to need the right Personal Injury Lawyer on your side to fight your legal battles while you spend your time recovering and going through therapy. All attorneys are not created equal, therefore it is important to make sure that your lawyer specializes and has experience with all types of Florida Personal Injury cases. With over two decades of experience, Jeffrey Soud has developed a passion for helping his client’s that have been wrongfully injured. He also gets recognized by stubborn insurance companies as a serious adversary that will not accept ridiculously low pre-trial settlement offers from them. They know that he is always prepared to go to trial if necessary and always fights for what is right.
If you have recently been in a car, truck or motorcycle accident, make sure that your auto accident attorney has experience in those particular types of personal injury cases and has a winning record. The Soud Law Firm works with other professionals that can help build a compelling case if it is necessary to take yours to trial. If your personal injury lawyer does not have a network of professionals to aid in investigations, collect the right kind of evidence and recreate events to display to a jury then he or she may not have the experience or resources to win higher compensation lawsuits.
A very important characteristic The Soud Law Firm excels in is client personal service and the commitment to keep their client’s best interest first. This gets overlooked in the beginning when choosing the right Florida personal injury attorney to work your case. Some lawsuits may take a year or two to reach a resolution. You don’t want to find out months later that your lawyer is always accessible or only relays messages through office staff when there hasn’t been any changes or updates in the case. This can be very frustrating for the client. Jeffrey D. Soud will make himself available personally to discuss your case throughout the duration of the waiting period.
What Should I do immediately after an accident?
Immediately after an injury, you should seek medical care. Assuming you have stabilized the injured, the next priority should be documenting your case and gathering evidence. Hiring a Jacksonville Personal Injury Lawyer at this time to help build your case is imperative.
There is a variety of evidence that you can collect at the scene. The problem is, and it’s understandable that at the time of an accident the adrenaline is flowing and it’s not really the most natural thing to do to think that you should begin interviewing witnesses.
At the very least take scene photographs with your camera phone. Ask people for their name and information or their business cards. Be sure to call a friend who may be able to come to the scene and help you gather such evidence. Identifying witnesses don’t rely necessarily on a police report or the investigating officer. Take aggressive action whenever you can even if it is after the fact to go back to the scene and gather whatever evidence you can. If you are undecided about who you want to represent you, at least follow those steps and present as much evidence as you can to your retained auto accident attorney.
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Can Hiring the Right Personal Injury Lawyer increase my case value?
Most definitely it can. There are many variables that are considered when determining your case value. However the insurance companies have teams of attorneys that are always at work against you. Hiring the right Jacksonville Personal Injury Attorney will for sure make a difference when we’re battling over your compensation.
Also called Florida No Fault Insurance, Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Insurance covers you – regardless of fault (i.e. whether or not you cause the crash) – up to the limits of your policy. Your PIP will also cover your child, members of your household, certain passengers who lack PIP Insurance as long as they do not own a vehicle. People riding in your vehicle who carry PIP will receive coverage under their own PIP for their injuries, and certain licensed drivers who drive your vehicle with your permission. PIP also covers your child if he or she suffers an injury while riding on a school bus. PIP coverage protects you while in someone else s vehicle, as a pedestrian, or bicyclist if you suffer an injury in a crash involving a motor vehicle. The Florida Motor Vehicle No-Fault Law, requires all owner/registrants of a motor vehicle with four wheels or more to carry a minimum of $10,000 of Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and $10,000 of property damage liability (PDL) if you own a motor vehicle in Florida. Florida law requires you to maintain PIP/PDL insurance continuously throughout the licensing and registration period.