Only by hiring a lawyer can you make sure you understand and appreciate your legal rights. Each lawyer at Bryan W. Crews & Associates has over 29 years of trial experience and insurance companies are aware of this experience. We always strive to achieve maximum compensation for our clients. Without an attorney you will not receive fair compensation for your injury or loss.
We understand that injury victims cannot pay an attorney hourly or face the high costs of a lawsuit. All personal injury consultations are free. We handle our personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that no attorney fees or expenses are paid unless we get an settlement on your case or a verdict in a jury trial. In the unlikely event that we do not get compensation, you will not owe us any fees or expenses.
Once you become our client, there are many things that occur immediately. We notify the adverse party and/or insurance companies of our representation. We begin obtaining all the documents necessary to present your claim to the insurance company or adverse party. We will typically obtain accident reports, medical records, photographs of accident site, photographs of injuries, income tax returns, photographs of family members, information about the adverse parties insurance coverage and/or assets.
After obtaining all the necessary information and after your medical condition has stabilized, we typically do a demand to the insurance company or adverse party demanding a settlement on your behalf. The last thing we want to do is resolve a case while our client is still healing or does not have a clear understanding of their future medical condition. Our fear is to let a client settle a case and then find out shortly thereafter that they need future surgery or other significant medical needs. If your case does not settle “presuit,” then the next step is a lawsuit.
Only by retaining a personal injury trial lawyer can you make sure you understand and appreciate your legal rights. Each attorney at Bryan W. Crews & Associates has over 29 years of trial experience and knows how insurance companies operate. We always strive to achieve the maximum compensation for our clients. The insurance companies may settle for much less and you will not be fairly compensated for your injury or loss.
Insurance companies are large corporations that are profit driven like any other company. Do you honestly believe that the insurance adjuster is representing your interests? They are paid to represent the interests of the insurance company that employee them. Insurance adjusters are experienced in negotiations and their goal is to pay you the least amount for your injury and that amount will not be what your case is really worth.
Most insurance companies contact you immediately after an accident because they are trying to settle your case for as little as possible. Some insurance companies will even write to their own policy holders asking them not to get an attorney. The reason they do this is because they know that a settlement with an unrepresented injured person will be lower than that of a person represented by an attorney. Always remember that the insurance adjusters are very experienced, they work for the insurance company and they do not have your best interests at heart. Contact an attorney for a consultation.
In Florida, there are multiple time limitations to filing a lawsuit in the correct court of law or it will be forever barred. Therefore, you should contact a personal injury attorney immediately to determine what time deadlines apply to your case. Since we offer a free consultation, do not let the passage of time prohibit you from bringing your claim or lawsuit.
Many of our cases settle without the necessity of having to file a lawsuit. Because of our strong reputation as a personal injury trial firm we are often able to successfully obtain a fair settlement for our clients out-of-court. Some cases are settled after a lawsuit is filed, but before trial. However, if the pre-suit settlement offer or the in-suit settlement offer is unacceptable we will take the case to a jury trial to obtain justice for you.
Typically, auto accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, or other negligence actions take three months to two years, after we begin representing you. Naturally, medical malpractice, product liability, multiple-party cases or complex cases usually take longer depending on the circumstances. One of our greatest concerns is that our client’s case is settled in a timely manner, but not before their medical condition has stabilized, future medical needs and other needs are known and evaluated. We often settle cases quickly, but our goal is to obtain the most money we can for you by settlement, litigation or trial, if necessary.
We are always willing to visit a prospective client in the hospital, at their home or place of business. Please call and we will set your appointment. You can also fill out the intake forms and send them electronically. We are now available via facetime, skype, zoom etc.