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Can You Afford to Hire an Attorney After an Accident? The Law Firm of Lazarus and Lazarus

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South Florida Accident and Personal Injury Attorneys

Have you ever signed a contract and later regretted it? Maybe you bought a car and agreed to a payment that was too high? Or you signed up for a monthly service that committed you to a long-term commitment?

Accident Injury AttorneysHere’s Some Good News: Almost all personal injury and accident cases that involve an attorney are initiated on a contingency basis. This means it is an arrangement between a plaintiff and a lawyer, stating that the lawyer will represent the plaintiff without money to pay up front. In these situations, the plaintiff pays the lawyer only if the lawyer wins the case.

In many other circumstances involving, for example, criminal law, family law (divorce), and contract law (real estate) an individual must pay an up-front fee to an attorney for services.

Florida Bar Association rules prohibit any fee agreements that can result in an illegal, prohibited, or clearly excessive fees or costs. Whether a fee is excessive is a matter of “reasonableness” under Florida Bar rules. An unreasonable fee is one where the fee constitutes a “clear overreaching or an unconscionable demand by the attorney.” A fee is also unreasonable if it is based on fraud or intentional misrepresentation.  Florida Bar rules set out factors for reasonableness that mirror rules set for by the American Bar Association.

We are here first and foremost to help people who have been injured in an auto, truck, or motorcycle accident. We also work for people who have been hurt in other accidents caused by someone’s neglect or negligence. Our areas of experience include:

  • Construction Accidents
  • Inadequate or Negligent Security
  • Aviation and Train Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Defective Products
  • Medical Malpractice

Our consultations are free and it is unlikely you will be charged any upfront fees at all if we represent you.

The Law Firm of Lazarus and Lazarus has been helping people who are injured in accidents since 1992. We are committed to helping our clients recover from any and all damage done by medical errors.

We are available 7 days a week by calling (954) 356-0006

Gary and Arleen Lazarus

(954) 356-0006

Is Your Insurance Company Really Your Friend? Lazarus Law Firm – Weston Personal Injury Attorneys

Weston Personal Injury Attorneys

Do you know what companies match to these slogans?

  1. Just do it.
  2. What’s in Your Wallet?
  3. Finger Lickin’ Good.
  4. Breakfast of Champions.
  5. You’re in Good Hands.

The answers are below, but most people know the answers right away. Slogans are a big part of branding and they are designed to get a response in consumers, sometimes an emotional one. Insurance companies want people to feel safe and protected when they pay their premiums every month and it works. State Farm Insurance says they are “Like a Good Neighbor” and everyone likes to have a good neighbor looking out for them.

All big corporations offer products and services that hopefully benefit the consumer who buys them but their primary goal is to make a profit which means they need to take in more money than they pay out. Insurance companies differ from others in that they only pay out benefits after a loss by their customer so they are very meticulous about trying to minimize money going out. That’s not to say they cheat people, but if they can offer a low settlement to the victim of an auto accident, for example, and the person accepts it….that’s a good day for them.

Insurance companies have employees called claim adjusters who review circumstances of a claim and determine what benefits their company should pay. They often ask a victim to sign a settlement agreement which may or may not be the best outcome available. Insurance companies and their adjusters are not “bad” but they will usually put their financial interests first, and that’s not good for a person who has just been injured in a car accident.

Is There a Solution?

Working with a personal injury attorney means you’ll have someone working for you who wants to see you obtain the best financial out come possible. Experienced attorneys have dealt with insurance companies for years and they know when  it’s time to settle and when it’s time to negotiate for more.

The Law Firm of Lazarus and Lazarus has represented victims of other’s negligence and won substantial outcomes since 1992. A free consultation is available by calling 954-356-0006.

The Answers are:

  1. Nike
  2. Capital One
  3. Kentucky Fried Chicken
  4. Wheaties
  5. Allstate Insurance

Weston Personal Injury Attorneys

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