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3 reasons why you need a personal injury attorney!

In one of our recent articles called “Personal injury law and negligence explained” we define personal injury as “an injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property”. The personal injury that our personal injury attorney in Broward County deals with is more specific than that. Our attorney defends people who have suffered physical or mental harm as a result of an action of some entity, e.g. company, or an individual.

Furthermore, personal injury lawyers mostly work with cases where the doctrine of negligence takes place. This means that the plaintiff (defendant, or injured person) must prove that a reasonably prudent defendant could have avoided the accident if she/he had acted differently in the particular situation. And as you can imagine, this is difficult to do!

Proving that a person normally would have acted differently takes a lot of time, effort, expertise in the field and intense knowledge of the legal requirements. Being able to prove negligence requires many steps that the unspecialised plaintiff might not even be aware of.

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Therefore, to make your compensation claim run more smoothly with more ease and better results, you must be supported by a personal injury lawyer. Below we share with you a list of 3 reasons why reaching out to a personal injury attorney will be beneficial for you.

1. Florida law favors accident victims

There are two ways in which Florida negligence law is plaintiff-friendly, in regards to car accidents.

  • Florida uses “comparative fault” in negligence cases. This means that the plaintiff who is partially at fault can still get compensation - not as much as if they weren’t at fault at all. This is an improvement on the previous method!  
  • Florida law applies the “joint and several liability”, meaning that in the cases where more than one person was at fault they share the compensation. Therefore, the plaintiff is more likely to receive the full amount of recovery.

In order to fully exercise your rights and ensure the state laws are properly executed, reach out to our Broward County personal injury attorney. He will guide you through the process and take away the stress associated with the legalities of your car accident.

2. Our personal injury attorney in Broward County works on a “no-win no-fee” basis

At our practice we value our clients and are confident in our expertise. We pride ourselves in how successful we are, therefore we operate on a no-win no-fee basis. This means that we will not ask you to pay unless you get paid. We care about our clients and their situation, we provide our service to take the stress away, rather than add to it. To add to it, we are also affordably priced! Our initial consultation is ALWAYS 100% FREE, so you can find out what you we offer you without worrying about your finances.

3. Better chance of securing full and fair compensation

It is incredibly difficult to defend yourself in court without the support of an experienced professional. Experience is key because not only does the plaintiff (the injured person) needs to know the law, but also how and when to exercise it! If you are filing a suit against an intrinsically powerful entity, like a government agency, it would be almost impossible to reach success without a lawyer. Our Broward County personal injury attorney has the required attitude and commitment to get you the results that you deserve.


About our attorney near you!

Rafael Gonzalez, Esq. is our extremely experienced, passionate and professional Broward County personal injury attorney. His services are not limited to the ones that have been offered in the past. If you, or you loved ones, have recently been involved in a personal injury accident, contact us to find out what we can offer for your specific case. Our attorney is committed to “guide you through the legal maze, inform you of your rights, and help”.

Here at Ask My Attorneys, we have experienced aggressively fighting for our clients that have been involved in all kinds of traffic accidents, including:

If you still have any unanswered questions, there are 5 ways in which you can get in touch with us:

  1. Go to our website to do your own research
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  4. Call us on 9549615100
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Meet Atty. Rafael Gonzalez

Attorney Rafael A. Gonzalez received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law. 

While at the University of Miami, Mr. Gonzalez earned a judicial clerk position with the Honorable Judge Shelley Kravitz of the County Court House for Miami Dade County and took part in one of the largest product liability litigation cases in the United States. The case, Engle v Liggett, was against tobacco companies and resulted in a 145 billion dollar award to the plaintiffs. 

Mr. Gonzalez earned his stripes working with firms in Downtown Miami and Hialeah, Florida as a civil attorney. In 2010, Mr. Gonzalez joined forces with other civil litigators as a partner in the law firm of Freeman, Mallard, Sharp and Gonzalez specializing in motor vehicle accidents.

Read more about him here.
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