Frequently Asked

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.

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If you or a family member experiences an injury that you believe was caused by someone else’s negligence, it’s in your best interest to speak to a personal injury attorney. Although it’s not a requirement, an experienced attorney will be able to help you assess your case, gather necessary documentation, handle assets checks, reduce medical bills and much more. It’s especially helpful to have a lawyer to speak with the other driver’s insurance company. The reason for this is that insurance adjusters typically try to convince victims to settle their case for less money than it’s worth by offering a seemingly high price upfront. Without legal representation, you may be missing out on thousands of dollars you’ll have to pay out of pocket for medical expenses, lost wages, etc. in the future. 

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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, so it’s best to consult with a lawyer first to determine your next steps. Schedule a free consultation with us today.

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Yes. At the initial consultation, an attorney from The Law Firm of Cohen and Cohen will meet in person with you to discuss your case. From there, a lawyer and a legal assistant will be involved in the handling of your claim throughout the process, every step of the way.

Here’s more information about how personal injury cases work and what you can expect when yours begins.

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In the event that your injury prevents you from coming to our headquarters located in Hollywood, Florida, an attorney or investigator from our team will happily meet you at your home, at the hospital where you’re being treated or whatever location is best for you.

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Yes. Our law firm is staffed in such a way that a team member can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If appropriate, this employee will contact a firm attorney at any time, day or night. At The Law Firm of Cohen and Cohen, we are ready, willing and able to discuss a claim with you or provide free legal advice whenever it’s most convenient for you. Contact us at 800-33-COHEN now for more information.

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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. Our team is skilled at negotiating settlements without having to file a lawsuit. In the event that the negligent party’s insurance company is not willing to negotiate fairly, we will then proceed with filing a lawsuit if you wish to do so.

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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. To determine this amount, we examine all of the conditions surrounding your case that we believe the insurance company must pay for. These conditions include how the accident happened, what injuries you suffered or are still suffering, what future medical problems may result from the injury, the amount of medical expenses and lost income you’ve experienced, as well as future medical costs and future loss of income. We study every detail so we can get you the full amount you deserve.

Learn more about how to determine if you have a personal injury case now.

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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 to hire us after the consultation. Additionally, should you choose us to represent your case, we will never charge a fee unless we obtain a recovery for you. Our fee is only applied as 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. Our team is confident in obtaining recoveries that suit your individual case, so if a recovery is not made, you pay nothing.

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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.

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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.

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When speaking to any insurance adjuster, remember who that person works for: an insurance company. Insurance companies have one goal: to settle cases for the least amount of money possible. If an adjuster tells you that you don’t need a lawyer, keep in mind that they will likely try to make you an offer that seems fair at first, but will definitely fall far short of the total amount of money that could be recovered for you through a lawyer. With The Law Firm of Cohen & Cohen, there’s no consultation fee or obligation to hire our firm after consulting, so it’s in your best interest to contact our team to see what your best next steps are before accepting any offer made to you by an insurance company.

Learn more about why you should never accept an insurance adjuster’s first settlement offer until consulting an attorney first.

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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’s only when a person’s negligent behavior or wrongful acts cause injury that their own insurance premiums increase.

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