So often in litigation, time is of the essence. You need to quickly document your injury or losses, file a report and find the correct representation for the case at hand. However, finding the right attorney for the job can be more complex than it seems. As we discussed in a previous blog, when seeking medical treatment you would never go to a dentist for a broken arm. Why choose an attorney that does not specialize in your type of case?
If you are wondering how to choose the right attorney for your needs, it is vital to first understand your case, as even many “general practice” attorneys have more experience or success in one case type or another. We break down the most common case types to enable you to start your search with confidence.
Common Case Types and Attorney Specialties
- Personal Injury: This is actually a broader term describing injuries caused by the negligence of a person, group, government agency or other entity. Auto accidents, dog bites, industrial accidents and more are covered under this umbrella.
- Auto Accident: Any accident caused by reckless drivers, including those distracted by cell phones or under the influence, that causes physical and/or property damage.
- Product Liability: Though we may assume that products sold on store shelves are safe for use, many are injured every year due to defective toys, tools and many other widely sold products. These cases hold distributors, manufacturers and retailers responsible for injuries, depending on the specific circumstances.
- Premises Liability: If an injury occurs at someone’s home or business and negligence can be established on the part of either of those parties, you may be able to hold the premises liable for your injuries.
- Workers Compensation: On-the-job injuries can be devastating, especially if your employer refuses to honor your entitlements or report the accident to the insurance company. If you are injured at your place of employment and feel that you are not being fairly reimbursed, a workers compensation case is an appropriate course of action to seek an appropriate settlement.
Now that you have a brief understanding of the most common case types, you can begin your attorney search with a good idea of specialties to value. Wieland, Hilado & DeLattre is proud to have experience in all of the above categories, with Glen Wieland and Alfred Hilado both Board Certified in Workers Compensation by the Florida Bar Association, AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, named a Best Law Firm by U.S. News & Reports and members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. You deserve the representation of an attorney that is knowledgeable and experienced for your specific case. Contact us today to see what we can do to win you the reimbursement your need.