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Get Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Florida Personal Injury Cases

GavelIf you’ve been considering filing a personal injury case in Florida then you likely have a lot of questions. Feel free to call Gilbert and Smallman for your free case evaluation and find out what your options are. Otherwise, read on to get answers to some of our most commonly asked questions.

What exactly is a personal injury case, legally speaking?

When it comes to the law, personal injury refers to any type of injury that a person experiences that’s the result of another party acting recklessly or carelessly. Keep in mind that this doesn’t just refer to physical injuries – it also covers emotional injuries as well.

What does it mean to take a case on a contingency basis?

At Gilbert and Smallman, we’re proud to take cases on a contingency basis, which means that you don’t have to pay your attorney until the case is over. The way it works is simple: Before we begin, you agree to pay us a certain portion of the winnings. If we don’t win your case, then you don’t owe anything.

Can’t I just work directly with the insurance company?

You sure can – but you may end up with a settlement far lower than what you’d get if you worked with an experienced Florida personal injury attorney. Remember that no matter how nice the insurance company may seem, they have one goal and one goal only: To make money. They are not there to get you the best deal possible – they’re there to get you to accept the smallest deal possible.

Do personal injury cases have a statute of limitations?

Yes, they do. Every type of claim has different statutes of limitations but most of them begin when you learned you were injured – not when the injury took place. This means that even if you didn’t discover damage to your property until ten years after an incident took place, you may still be able to hold the other party responsible.

The best way to know what your specific options are and to get help is to contact Gilbert and Smallman. We offer a free case evaluation, during which we can cover the basics of your type of case and let you know what your options are. You can also ask us your burning questions. Remember that because we take cases on contingency, there is zero cost upfront to you and there is no risk. Reach out to us today!

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