West Palm Beach Personal Injury Attorney
Personal injury matters are a prime area of focus for the attorneys at Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. in West Palm Beach. With a Board-Certified Specialist in Civil Trial Law, and attorneys with medical backgrounds from a Registered Nurse to a Board-Certified Neurosurgeon, our firm is well-equipped to handle your Florida personal injury or wrongful death case and seek maximum compensation for the damages done due to another’s negligence or misconduct.
Why You Need an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Representing You
If you have been injured because of the negligent or wrongful conduct of another, such as in an auto accident, sexual assault or due to a doctor’s medical malpractice, you are in most cases entitled to be compensated for your injuries by the negligent party. Actually obtaining all of the compensation that is due to you, however, is not an easy matter. The goal of the negligent party’s insurance company is to pay as little as possible to settle the claim, or to avoid paying anything at all if they can. If you are unrepresented by an attorney, the insurance company may offer you a settlement, but the amount will never reflect what your case is actually worth. They are counting on the fact that the average person doesn’t know what his or her case is worth and will accept their check without questioning it first or seeking legal advice. Later, when you find that your expenses far exceed the money you received, there is nothing you can do.
By hiring an experienced personal injury attorney at the outset, you ensure that the insurance company will deal with you fairly from the start. Most often, the insurance company would rather settle for an appropriate amount rather than risk a jury trial against an experienced litigator with a record of results.
If a trial does become necessary, having skilled and effective legal representation is more important than ever. As the plaintiff in a personal injury action, the burden is on you to prove all of the facts of the case, including the other party’s fault and the extent of your own injuries. The insurance company lawyers, meanwhile, will claim that you were actually to blame for your injuries. Any amount of blame they can have allocated to you will reduce the amount they have to pay, and if they can convince the jury that you are more than 50% at fault, then they will not have to pay one penny, and you can be shut out from ever collecting compensation for your injuries. An experienced trial lawyer will work to make sure this does not happen.
The insurance company may also claim that your injuries are not very serious or that they were caused by some other reason. This is where having attorneys with medical expertise is particularly useful. Our medically-trained legal staff will have a full understanding of the medical issues in your case and conduct a thorough cross-examination of any defense attempts to diminish the extent of your injuries or deflect their responsibility in causing them.
Contacting an Experienced West Palm Beach Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligent, reckless or intentional misconduct of another, contact Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. for a free consultation with an experienced West Palm Beach personal injury attorney. Your call is confidential, and you are under no obligation to utilize our services. If we do accept your case, we will not charge a fee unless and until we recover for you.