Let’s be honest - there are literally thousands of attorneys in South Florida. For the consumer, this is good and bad news. The good news is that there are plenty to choose from, however, the bad news is that it makes it a challenge to filter out the ‘good’ from the ‘bad’. Whether you are looking for a Plantation personal injury attorney, or a different type of attorney for a different area, the advice below is relevant for all areas of law in Florida.
Ultimately, you want an attorney who is going to give you good advice and get you a good outcome. No attorney can guarantee they will win your case - or get you the outcome you want - however, some attorneys are more likely to succeed than others. The factors that determine this are usually experience, education, work ethic, and time. Attorneys who have experience and education in the area of law in question are more likely to understand the law and subsequently provide more sound legal counsel. However, education and experience alone are not enough - attorneys also need to take the time to work hard on your case. As the saying goes, you reap what you sow, and the same is true in the world of law.
There are many tools available which can help you to find a good attorney. We have listed them below:
The Florida Bar is a very reliable place to find attorneys. The site only lists attorneys who are qualified and certified to practice in Florida. Even if you find a lawyer on another site, it’s a good idea to check they are listed here too! View The Florida Bar “Find a Lawyer” Search Tool.
If you are a member of any legal insurance policies or organization, such as ARAG, is likely that you are eligible for free (or discounted) legal services through the attorneys attached to this policy. As with any insurance, the purpose of it is to pay smaller fees now to protect yourself against the chance of larger fees later on. The type of insurance is specifically for covering attorney fees. For example, attorney Rafael Gonzalez is an approved ARAG attorney in Plantation.
There are several online directories which are run by private companies at a profit. Despite positioning their clients (attorneys who pay them) at the top of their listings, they can still be a useful tool to find and compare lawyers. Such sites include:
Unless the lawyer is fresh out of law school, it is likely that several other people have used his/her services before. These people often post their feedback / reviews online. Be sure to check them out, as they may offer valuable insight into the type of service you are likely to receive. You may also find some “offline” feedback in terms of word-of-mouth. Of course, some individuals may have a one off experience, however if two or more people say similar things, then there could be some truth in their feedback.
One way to ensure that your attorney is confident of his/her own abilities if if he/she is offering a “no win, no fee” arrangement. In other words, if the attorney does not win your case, then he/she will not get paid. This is a great risk management strategy from the consumer’s perspective, because it ensures that you do not risk paying expensive legal services with nothing to show for it.
The lawyers at AskMyAttorneys.com specialize in representing people involved in accidents. There are many different types of accident. We have the following types of accident attorneys:
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"Mr. Gonzalez is a highly effective personal injury who gets results and practices with diligence, professionalism and integrity. He is swift to get results, fights for you and never backs down from a difficult case to obtain a great result. Always responsive to questions and very thorough handling of the case. I would highly recommend his firm to anyone looking for representation."
"I would highly recommend Rafael Gonzalez as a personal injury attorney. He demonstrates Professionalism, was very knowledge, and was responsive to all my concerns. He answered all my questions in a timely manner with compassion and wisdom. He is a great negotiator and always has his client’s best interest at heart. I would highly recommend him as a personal injury attorney. Thank you, Rafael Gonzalez!"
I had an awesome experience with this law firm. Rafael Gonzalez and his team are great all the time take the phone. Answer questions, always ready to help you. Being in an accident is already so stressful, they would help you with everything you need: guide you with your doctors visits, give you an advise all the time. I strongly recommend them for ALL your situations. Love them!!!!
Very professional and attentive team. Attorney Gonzalez was always willing to answer my questions and concerns and most of all always looking out for my best interest. Very satisfied.
My process was very long but it was worth the wait. Mr. Gonzalez and his team are very professional and a great to work with. I received updates as to my case frequently and I appreciate all the updates. Thank you very much for handling my case.
Attorney Rafael Gonzalez and his paralegal gave good customer service, very friendly, respectful and nice.
I was referred to Attorney Ralph Gonzalez to take care of injuries sustained from a car accident where I was rear ended. Not only did they make sure I got the care I needed, but were extremely professional and thorough in communication to explain the processes, follow ups, and expectations. Just closed the case after some time with a bigger settlement than expected, and I couldn't be happier with the treatment/services received from this office. Will 100% recommend to everyone. Thank you!
I am very pleased with the service and I received from this law firm. I am thankful to have Mr. R. Gonzalez as my attorney. I would recommend calling this office to represent you.
Mr. Rafael is always professional and gives realistic expectations of everything.