When you become victim of an accident that has caused you a personal injury, it's common to have a lot of questions that need answering—and quick. Let our experienced injury attorneys at Cohen & Cohen help address some of your inquiries right off the bat with our helpful list of frequently asked questions.
If you or a family member experiences an injury, you can benefit from speaking to a Florida injury lawyer at The Law Firm of Cohen and Cohen, P.A. today. Often the insurance company for the person who caused the injury will try to settle with you before you have an opportunity to retain an attorney. The reason for this is that the insurance company knows it can probably settle the case for less money if you do not have a lawyer. We will investigate your case and obtain the necessary witness statements, documents, photographs and other materials to protect your rights.
At our law firm:
There is no charge for your first visit or telephone call. All your questions will be answered and there is no obligation.
We never charge a fee unless we obtain a recovery for you. Our fee is a percentage of your recovery.
We will advance all costs for investigators, experts, filing fees and other expenses associated with obtaining the maximum recovery possible.
If a recovery is not made, you pay nothing.
Yes. At the initial consultation, an attorney from The Law Firm of Cohen and Cohen, P.A. will meet in person with you. Throughout the remainder of our representation of you, a lawyer and a legal assistant will be involved in the handling of your claim.
In the event your injury prevents you from traveling to our office in Hollywood, Florida, an attorney or investigator from The Law Firm of Cohen and Cohen, P.A. will meet with you at your house, the hospital or any meeting place you designate.
Yes. Our law firm is staffed in such a way that a Law Firm of Cohen and Cohen, P.A. employee can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If appropriate, this employee can contact a firm attorney seven days a week at any time. We are ready, willing and able to discuss a claim with you or provide free legal advice 24/7.
No. If the insurance company for the person who caused the injury is willing to volunteer a fair settlement, you do not have to bring a lawsuit in order to obtain a recovery. We are skilled at negotiating settlements without filing a lawsuit. In the event the insurance company is not willing to negotiate fairly, we will then proceed with filing a lawsuit if you so desire.
A competent adult, who is over the age of 18 and injured, must bring the lawsuit in their name. A minor or an incompetent adult must have suit brought by either their parents or a court-appointed guardian.
Your case is worth either what we tell the insurance company it is worth or the amount of an award granted by a judge and jury. We examine all of the conditions surrounding your case in order to arrive at a figure that we believe the insurance company must pay for your injuries. These conditions include how the accident happened, what injuries you suffered, future medical problems, the amount of medical expenses and lost income, as well as future medical costs and future loss of income. We study every detail so that we can get you the money you deserve for your injuries.
Yes. Different lawyers will see a potential case differently. Some lawyers may not be familiar with the type of case you have. If a lawyer rejects your case, it is always a good idea to seek a second opinion.
Yes. Under Florida’s comparative negligence rules, you may still have a case even though you were partly at fault in causing an accident. These cases are very fact-specific, and you should consult with a lawyer.
Remember whom the adjuster works for: an insurance company. They have one goal: to settle your case for the least amount of money possible. What may seem like a fair offer to you could fall far short of any amount of money settled through a lawyer. It is a good idea to consult with an attorney at The Law Firm of Cohen and Cohen, P.A. will before accepting any offer made to you by an insurance company.
No. Based on the information insurance agents and insurance carriers provide us, simply because an injured person pursues a claim does not mean that his/her insurance premium will be increased. It is when a person's negligent or wrongful acts cause injury that his/her own insurance premiums are increased.