- Personal Injury & Homeowners Insurance Lawyers in West Palm Beach, FL
You get involved in a fender bender while out running errands, or your basement floods, requiring extensive repairs.
While these situations may seem to be completely unrelated, in actuality, they have a lot in common: in both instances, you’re going to be back and forth on the phone or by e-mail with the other party‘s insurance adjusters, and amid the stress of all the paperwork, deadlines, and legal rigmarole, you may be tempted to accept an offer of compensation that is less than what you deserve. At times like these, a personal injury lawyer or homeowners insurance lawyer can be your best friend. Learn more about them and why you absolutely should have one!
What does a personal injury lawyer do?
In a nutshell, personal injury lawyers advocate for people who have been injured, either physically or psychologically, by the malice or negligence of another party. By obtaining as much information as possible about the events that transpired, gathering medical bills and other paperwork, and in some cases, reconstructing the accident, these legal professionals help the injured party receive just compensation for their pain and suffering.
Personal injury lawyers are civil litigators who represent clients from all walks of life in a wide array of situations, such as:
- Auto accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Wrongful death
- Product defect
- Slip and fall
- Workplace accidents
- Dog bites
- Premises liability
Basically, if you’ve been hurt in any way, and what happened was not your fault, the very first call you make should be to a reputable personal injury lawyer.
How long does a personal injury settlement take?
If you’re expecting a quick resolution to your personal injury case, that’s not likely to happen, especially if a potential monetary settlement involves a 5- or 6-figure sum. While minor personal injury matters can be wrapped up in as little as two months, the statistical average is approximately one year. In some situations, plaintiffs have waited anywhere from 3 years or even decades to get their money! One thing is certain: having an experienced personal injury lawyer in your corner will bolster your chances of a quicker, more substantial settlement to your case.
When should I hire a lawyer for a homeowners insurance claim?
If it feels like your homeowners insurance company is giving you the short end of the stick on your claim, they probably are. That’s as good a reason as any to hire a homeowners insurance lawyer. It’s best to be proactive, no matter how insignificant the insurance claim might seem, and contact a homeowners insurance lawyer before calling anyone else.
Do I need a homeowners insurance lawyer?
You buy homeowners insurance to protect your biggest investment, your house. That means the insurance company should automatically be on your side if you have to make a claim, right? Wrong! If someone breaks into your property and takes your most valuable belongings, or if your ceiling gets damaged from a burst pipe, your homeowners insurance is going to try and settle the matter for the lowest price possible. So to answer the question, do you need a homeowners insurance lawyer? Yes!
Let Silver, Bass & Brams provide you with the dedicated legal representation you deserve in matters of personal injury or unfair denials of your homeowners insurance claim. Call us for a consultation in West Palm Beach, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, or Panama City, FL