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How to find the best personal injury attorney in Tampa

Best personal injury attorney in Tampa

If you have been hurt in an auto accident in Tampa, you may consider hiring the best personal injury attorney in Tampa to represent your bodily injury claim. Click this link to read our blog: http://www.essentialintegrativemedicine.com/blog/post/how-to-find-the-best-personal-injury-attorney-in-tampa

During the past 16 years of practice of treating patients injured in automobile accidents in Tampa, I am often asked:

1.) Do I need a personal injury attorney?

2.) Who is the best personal injury attorney in Tampa?

3.) Should I call a legal referral service like Ask Gary or 411 Pain?

4.) Should I represent myself without an auto accident attorney?

5.) Can a personal injury lawyer help me get a settlement for my injuries?

6.) Can a personal injury attorney tell me how much my case is worth in a settlement?

7.) I don't have the money. How do I pay a personal injury lawyer?

8.) Will an auto accident attorney help me get my car fixed?

Do I need a personal injury attorney?

The decision to retain an attorney is a very important one. You should take careful consideration if and who you choose to represent you for the injuries you have sustained. This guide should in no way supersede your own research on whether you should hire a personal injury lawyer and who you should retain.

First, you do not need an attorney to get treatment for your injuries. In the state of Florida, you are required to carry Personal Injury Protection (PIP) with a minimum of $10,000 of coverage. This is mandatory for all drivers. Because Florida is considered a "No Fault" state, your own personal Personal Injury Protection insurance will cover medical bills, regardless of fault. So therefore, you do not need an attorney to seek care. Many of our patients have sought care in our clinics without a personal injury lawyer.

However if the injuries are significant and permanent which may require future medical care, then some patients may seek to retain an auto accident lawyer to achieve a settlement. Here are the some of the questions you should get answered before you hire a personal injury attorney:

1.) Are my injuries related to the accident?

2.) Are my injuries considered permanent?

3.) Have I missed work and pay due to my injuries?

4.) Will I have future loss wages due to my injuries?

5.) Will I have future medical bills because of my injuries and how will they be?

These questions could and should be answered by an experienced and qualified health care provider. Therefore, who you choose to treat and manage your injuries may be the most critical part in your auto injury claim. You should always choose the best doctor or clinic that has experience in treating auto accident injuries and understand how to properly manage and document your injuries.

Who is the best personal injury attorney in Tampa?


If you have been injured in an automobile accident in Tampa and need a good personal injury attorney, you're in luck. There are many very good, ethical and qualified attorneys in the Tampa Bay area. I can honestly say that our clinics have worked well with almost all attorneys in Tampa and our patients were satisfied with their medical care and legal representation. In choosing the best personal injury attorney in Tampa, here are some considerations:

1.) Do they have experience in achieving fair settlements in and out of the courtroom?

2.) Are they responsive to your concerns and questions?

3.) Do they have the supportive staff and resources to properly represent your case?

4.) Will they communicate with your doctors regarding medical records and bills?

Should I represent myself without an auto accident attorney?

If you have been significantly hurt with permanent injuries, incurred large medical bills and have future disabilities, I would not advise anyone to represent themselves in an auto injury claim. Let's face it. The insurance companies are not in the business to pay the maximum amounts on your claim. They are there to protect their insured, their liabilities and pay as little as possible. Furthermore, they have the resources to hire very good attorneys to defend against your claim.

Can a personal injury lawyer help me get a settlement for my auto injuries?

A very good attorney can help you get a good and fair settlement for your injuries. This settlement may also include previous loss wages, future loss wages and future medical bills.

Can a personal injury attorney tell me how much my case is worth in a settlement?

There are many factors that come into consideration when negotiating your settlement. Again, this may include the severity and permanency of your injuries, your past loss wages, your future loss wages, your future medical bills, etc. Your attorney should have a good idea of the range of settlement once your injuries have been identified and the impact that it makes on your life.

I don't have the money. How do I pay for a personal injury attorney?

Most personal injury attorneys in Tampa will work upon a contingency. Meaning they get paid contingent upon settlement of your case. Most attorneys will not require payment upfront for their services.

Will an attorney help me get my car fixed?

Some auto accident attorneys will help you with your property damage claim. They may also help you with a car rental while you're vehicle is being repaired.

I hope you have found this information useful. As stated earlier, the decision to hire an attorney is an important decision and shouldn't be taken lightly.

Essential Integrative Medicine provides comprehensive care for auto injuries in Tampa that include medical care, chiropractic care and physical therapy. We would be happy to assist you in your recovery and answer any questions you have during this very difficult time.

Please feel free to call our office at 813-253-0711.