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Frequently Asked Questions

Personal Injury FAQs | Cohen and Cohen Law | Hollywood, FL

When you become the victim of an accident that has resulted in a personal injury, it’s common to have questions about how you can get quick and fair compensation. Let the experience South Florida personal injury attorneys at Cohen & Cohen Law address some of your inquiries right off the bat with our helpful list of frequently asked questions.

How Do I Know If I Need an Attorney?

If you or a family member experiences an injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence, a personal injury attorney can help you bring a case against them. You could do this yourself; however, a professional will be able to accurately assess your case, gather the necessary documents, perform asset checks, reduce the medical bills you’re required to pay, and much more.

Having a personal injury lawyer handle your case is especially helpful when talking to the other party’s insurance company. Insurance adjusters usually try to convince victims to settle their case for less money than it’s worth by offering a seemingly high settlement amount upfront. An experienced lawyer will see that for what it is and get you the larger amount that you deserve. Don’t allow your personal injury to be followed by medical expenses, lost wages, or other items for which you could have been compensated.

I Was Injured but I May Have Been Partially at Fault. Can I Still File a Lawsuit?

Yes! Florida’s comparative negligence rules state that even if you were partly at fault, you may still have a case. The facts are very important here, so consult with a personal injury attorney like those at Cohen & Cohen to determine the best steps.

In many lawsuits, there are multiple defendants responsible for an injury or accident, and we make sure to thoroughly investigate any avenue that may be available for your case. Schedule a free consultation with us today.

Schedule a free consultation with us today.

Will I Actually Meet with a Lawyer?

Yes! During your initial consultation with Cohen & Cohen, you will meet in person with an attorney to discuss the details of your personal injury suit. Once you hire us, your personal attorney and legal assistant will handle every step of your claim until it is complete. While a personal injury suit can take months to complete, we’ll keep you and your family updated during every step of the process.

If you have more questions about how personal injury cases work and what you can expect during the process, click here.

What If I’m Not Able to Come to Your Office?

If your injury prevents you from coming to our offices in Hollywood, Florida, but you are still local to South Florida, an attorney or investigator will be happy to come to your home, the hospital where you’re being treated, or any other location that best suits you. Keeping you or a loved one healthy and with peace of mind during this process is one of our highest priorities.

Are You Available 24/7?

Yes! The Law Firm of Cohen & Cohen has staff members available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you reach us outside of standard office hours, our employee will contact one of the firm’s attorneys who will get back to you at any time—day or night.

This service is even offered to people who haven’t hired us yet! Contact us at 800-33-COHEN for free legal advice at your convenience.

Will I Have to Go to Court?

Not necessarily. If the insurance company representing the negligent citizen is willing to offer you a fair settlement, then a lawsuit (and court) isn’t necessary. Our South Florida attorneys are experienced at negotiating fair settlements without the need for lawsuits.

However, if the other party’s insurance will not negotiate or offer you what you deserve, we can help you move forward with a lawsuit—making it as painless as possible for you.

Find out more about the court process in personal injury cases.

How Much Money Can I Win in My Case?

Your case is worth what you and your lawyers decide it is worth! If it goes to trial, the judge and jury will determine the final amount that you should be compensated, which is also affected by your skilled lawyers and how they present your case.

The attorneys at Cohen & Cohen will examine all the conditions surrounding your case that you should be compensated for, such as how the accident happened, what injuries you suffer or are still suffering, current and future medical problems and expenses that might result from the accident, current lost wages and possible future lost wages that you might experience, etc.

Every detail will be studied so that you can get everything you deserve.

If you’re still wondering if you have grounds for a personal injury case in South Florida, click here.

How Much Will Cohen & Cohen Charge Me?

Your initial consultation with Cohen & Cohen Law is always free. During this meeting, we will answer all your questions with no pressure to hire us.

We are so confident that we can win your case that we offer this guarantee: “If we don’t win you any money, we won’t send you a bill!”

Our fees are simply a percentage of what we recover for you. All costs for investigators, experts, document filing, and other expenses are fully fronted.

Find out how much your personal injury case might be worth.

Who Can Bring an Action for Damages in a Personal Injury Case?

Any competent adult who is over the age of 18 and has been personally injured can bring about a lawsuit in their own name.

A minor who has been injured (or an incompetent adult) can have a suit brought forward by their parents or a court-appointed guardian.

If an Attorney Thinks I Don’t Have a Case, Should I Get a Second Opinion?

Absolutely! Every lawyer sees potential in different cases. Some lawyers might not be familiar with your particular type of personal injury case. If a lawyer rejects your case, it is always a good idea to get a second opinion.

At Cohen & Cohen, we are skilled at recovering settlements and going to trial for the full gamut of personal injury cases in Florida, from auto and trucking accidents to medical malpractice and even wrongful death.

An Insurance Adjuster Wants to Settle and Says I Don’t Need a Lawyer. Should I Get One?

The insurance adjuster is out to serve one party: the insurance company. Their goal is to settle for the least amount of money possible. If an adjuster tells you that you don’t need a personal injury lawyer, remember that what they offer you will almost always be far less than what could be recovered if you used an attorney from Cohen & Cohen.

Your lawyer’s goal is to get you the most amount of money possible. We offer you a free consultation and legal advice, so it’s in your best interest to simply contact our team and see what next steps could be best before you accept any insurance company’s initial offer.

Will My Insurance Rates Go Up if I Pursue a Claim or Obtain a Recovery?

Not necessarily. When an injured person pursues a claim against another person, the negligent party’s insurance premiums will go up, not the victim’s. However, if you are partly at fault for the injury, your own insurance premium may increase.

However, the amount your insurance goes up will almost always be far less than what Cohen & Cohen will recover for your settlement.

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