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Why Experience Matters When Hiring a Florida Personal Injury Lawyer

04/16/2021
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Unfortunately, personal injuries are the result of many different types of accidents, some of the most common of which include: 

What Do Personal Attorneys Do?

Your injuries may not have even been properly diagnosed when you start receiving phone calls, demands for payment, and bills from medical personnel, emergency services such as ambulances, insurance companies, law enforcement, and others. At the very time when you should be focusing on the healing process and your recovery, you may be overwhelmed and under intense pressure worrying about how you are going to pay for all of this.

If you or a loved one has been injured, let the Florida personal injury lawyers at Searcy Denney help. We’ll guide you through the intimidating insurance and legal claims processes, stand beside you as your advocate, and help protect you from harassing phone calls.

Why Experience Matters

Experience is the best teacher. When it comes to the area of personal injury law, experience counts at least as much as knowledge of the law, and it could be argued that more knowledge of the law comes directly from experience rather than from any particular legal treatise. Specifically, experience helps personal injury law attorneys in the following ways:

Preparation

Experienced personal injury attorneys understand that various tasks have to be attended to immediately, such as understanding the facts of the case, gathering evidence before it goes stale, developing the theory of the case, listing specific potential witnesses, drafting initial paperwork for filing, and contacting insurance companies and opposing counsel.

Relationships

Although court proceedings are shown on TV as knock-down, drag-out battles of wits, surprise witnesses and documents, in most cases, the attorneys and judges often know each other casually and all understand that drawn-out, contentious proceedings almost always benefit no one. Your best bet for a favorable and inexpensive outcome rests upon cooperation between the parties involved, and such cooperation is most possible when the parties are familiar with each other.

Furthermore, when your attorney is familiar with opposing counsel and the judge, there are certain predispositions that can be taken advantage of, such as “this judge hates discovery disputes” or “this attorney likes to settle quickly.”

Negotiations

Skilled negotiators are like artists; they understand the potential parameters of a settlement and how to use sympathy, factual arguments, settlement history, and small concessions to their advantage. Experienced personal injury attorneys know how to use a settlement offer as leverage, and when it is time to reject a final offer and go to trial.

When to Be Aggressive and When to Concede

Rarely does any attorney win every single point they argue. Experienced attorneys know when to concede a point and when to stick to their guns.

Let Our Florida Personal Injury Lawyers Use Their Experience to Help You With Your Case

The Florida personal injury lawyers at Searcy Denney have over 40 years of legal experience handling personal injury cases just like yours and will use every bit of that experience in your favor. We offer a free consultation and work on a contingency fee basis. Contact us if we can help.

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