Frequently Asked Questions
I have been injured by someone in an accident. Do I need an attorney?
If you have been injured in an accident and have suffered personal injuries, the insurance company may in fact contact you soon after the occurrence. They may even try to get you to settle your claim for far less than it is worth for the medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life you have sustained as a result of the accident. At the Law Offices of Adelman & Adelman, P.A., you will have access to your attorneys throughout the handling of your claim. This includes assistance with filling out forms, filing the initial claim with your insurance company, and discussing the claim with the at fault party’s insurance company from the beginning. We will do everything possible to preserve your claim by conducting a thorough investigation, including obtaining photographs of the damaged vehicles, your injuries, and the accident scene as well as obtaining statements from eyewitnesses to ensure that you have everything necessary to successfully make your claim. Call Adelman & Adelman, P.A. today for your free consultation.
How much will it cost to hire Adelman & Adelman and to prosecute my claim?
The personal injury attorneys at Adelman & Adelman, P.A. work strictly on a contingency fee basis. That means that you will pay the firm nothing unless we are successful in containing a settlement or damage award for you. You will never be asked to pay any money out of your pocket for the prosecution of your claim. Adelman & Adelman, P.A., personal injury attorneys, will front all of the expenses necessary to pursue your claim. We do this to make sure that you obtain the highest settlement or verdict result possible.
What if I can’t meet you at your office?
At Adelman & Adelman, P.A., we make home and hospital visits, upon request. We know that this has been a difficult time for you, and we want to make your experience as smooth and convenient as possible. Let us know if you cannot come to our office, and we will be happy to meet you at your home, a hospital, or anywhere else that is convenient for you.
How much money is my case worth?
Without reviewing your medical history and medical treatment for your accident, it is unfair to give an evaluation of your case. You need to treat with a qualified physician and do your best to try to recover from your injuries as much as possible. Depending on the amount of insurance coverage that is available through your own policy as well as the negligent party, a case can take as little as a couple of weeks or as long as a couple of years. It depends on a number of factors, including: whether you have lost wage claims in the past and future, the type of injuries you’ve sustained, future medical expenses, loss of enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering. You have the power to determine whether or not you wish to settle your case. If the insurance company does not offer you a fair settlement amount, we will place the case in litigation and have a jury decide what amount you are entitled to. The Law Offices of Adelman & Adelman, P.A. will aggressively and compassionately represent you to ensure that you receive the justice you deserve under the law. Contact Adelman & Adelman, P.A., Personal Injury Lawyers, and we will be happy to provide a free case evaluation for you.
Will I have to go to court?
The majority of claims do settle out of court, even if a lawsuit needs to be filed on your behalf. However, insurance companies are not always fair with their evaluations of your claim, and if there is an argument with regards to who is responsible for causing the accident, or if the insurance company argues that the injuries were pre-existing, cases can go to trial. If your case does go to trial, rest assured that the law offices of Adelman & Adelman, P.A. will be in your corner and fight for your rights.
How long do I have to file a claim?
In most personal injury claims, the Florida law allows you four (4) years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit for your claim. But there are certain types of injury claims that are less than four (4) years, such as Medical Malpractice. If you were injured in an accident, whether it is a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, or other type of injury claim, you need to be aware that the Statute of Limitations is ticking on your claim. If your case has not been filed as a lawsuit, and you are approaching the Statute of Limitations deadline, you are in danger of waiving all rights to recovery for the personal injuries you have suffered as a result of another person’s negligence. At the Law Offices of Adelman & Adelman, P.A., we will make sure that you are not in danger of having your personal injury case barred as a result of a Statute of Limitations issue.
If I need to file a lawsuit on my claim, what will Adelman & Adelman do for me during this process?
Everything. We will help you fill out under oath questions known as interrogatories, help you with document requests, prepare you for depositions, attend your deposition with you, take the depositions of anyone responsible for causing your personal injuries, take the depositions of any key eyewitnesses that are necessary for the prosecution of your claim, take your doctors’ depositions, obtain photographs of the damaged vehicles, the accident scene, and injuries you have suffered, and help you in countless other ways as we proceed towards settling your case or obtaining a fair and just verdict from a jury. Adelman & Adelman, P.A. takes tremendous pride in making personal attention to clients our number one priority. We will guide you every step of the way during your personal injury claim, and will always be available to answer all of your questions whether it be through meetings, phone calls, or email. We know your claim is important and we put all of our efforts into pursuing justice for you. Call Adelman & Adelman, P.A. today for a free consultation.