Statistics allow us to know a lot about our world, and they can help us make decisions about our lives. For example, did you know that according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) life expectancy for smokers is at least 10 years shorter than for nonsmokers. Quitting smoking before the age of 40 reduces the risk of dying from smoking-related disease by about 90%. We hope we just convinced some people to quit!
You should also take care of your heart because the number one cause of death in Florida is heart disease. Eat right, exercise, and you’ll make those who love you happy by lowering your risk of heart issues.
After heart disease, cancer is the number two killer of Floridians, but most people have no idea what ranks number three. It’s unintentional injuries, and that includes traffic accidents (car, truck, motorcycle, and pedestrian) as well as industrial accidents, slips and falls, and a large number of other mishaps that injure and kill thousands of people in Florida every year. Obviously you can reduce your risks for accidents by taking reasonable safety precautions, but the truth is that anyone can be the victim of someone else’s negligence and be hurt, sometimes severely.
What do You Do When You’re Injured in Florida?
Fortunately our United States Constitution, specifically the 7th Amendment, permits citizens to seek restitution in a court of law. The first thing most people do when they are seeking justice is hire an attorney, and there are many to choose from. What do you do, where do you go, or who you going to call?
Here are some tips we suggest for everyone so they can make the best choice:
In most personal injury cases, time is of the essence, which means you’ll want to move fast. The reason for expediency is that most injury cases involve witnesses, and people’s memories are clearest immediately after an incident. It’s also important to preserve evidence in the form of photographs by other means as appropriate. Therefore, as quickly as possible make a list of three to five attorneys and set appointments with each. You’ll want to ask each attorney what kind of results to expect and you’ll want to ask about qualifications. How many injury cases have they handled? How long have they been dealing with accidents similar to yours?
It’s also important to ask what kind of results your potential attorney has achieved for other clients. What kind of statements are available online from previous clients? Will your attorney have the time to speak to you if you pick up the phone and call?
Clarify Attorney Fees. Most injury attorneys offer a free consultation, but it’s important to be crystal clear about what you may be charged for right from the start.
As with any decision, your gut feeling will play a role in your decision, but try to balance feelings and facts and then make a decision.
Fort Lauderdale Injury Attorneys – Lazarus and Lazarus
If we meet to discuss your case we want you to know that everything we discuss is completely confidential. In Florida, the attorney-client privilege is governed by Section 90.502 of the Florida Statutes. We will clearly explain what the options are for your specific situation, and we’ll tell you what to expect.
To reach our law office you should call (954) 356-0006 7 days a week. We place the highest priority on responding to calls for help so if we don’t answer, we will respond to your message immediately. If you choose another attorney we will wish you the best possible outcome.