Brandon Stein Law: A Million Dollar Case Needs a Million Dollar Injury

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By: Brandon Stein

If you or someone you know was injured in a slip and fall or car accident, contact our Fort Lauderdale lawyers today.

As a Fort Myers personal injury lawyer, clients injured in car accidents or slip and falls frequently expect to become millionaires and retire off of their case.  Unfortunately, the only way to become a millionaire off of a personal injury case in Florida is when the injury is devastating and severe.  Of no fault of the injured client, they frequently come to see a personal injury lawyer to see how much they can recover from a settlement.  This is not a problem, but can escalate into a problem if the lawyer does not handle the situation properly.

For Naples personal injury lawyers that help those injured from car accidents or slip and falls, managing a client’s expectations for settlement begins before even signing up the case.  It is extremely important to give a prospective client an education on how the personal injury litigation process works.  While some people unfortunately continue to find themselves entrenched within the civil litigation system, most injured clients do not have the slightest idea of how a personal injury case works.

Being a North Miami Beach personal injury lawyer, I typically start off a new relationship with a client by telling them that: “Your case IS what it IS.”  It is vital that a South Florida lawyer’s new client understands that the nature of their settlement will largely depend upon the extent of the injury sustained from the car accident or slip and fall. Million dollar cases have million dollar injuries.  And as I briefly touched upon earlier, a million dollar injury is one that is devastating and debilitating in nature.

While clients typically want their case to become a million dollar case, what they often fail to recognize is that to have a million dollar case a severe injury must come along with it.  But don’t get me wrong, this is never the client’s fault for having these lofty expectations — it is the Florida personal injury attorney’s fault for not properly educating the client on the process and the way it works.


Brandon Stein Law: The First Thing to do When Injured in a Car Accident or Slip and Fall

Brandon Stein

By: Brandon Stein

If you or someone you know was injured in a car accident or slip and fall, contact our Fort Lauderdale personal injury lawyers today.

Being a North Miami personal injury lawyer that helps those injured from car accidents and slip and falls, I am constantly asked by clients: what is the first step in my case?  While some South Florida personal injury lawyers proceed and advise clients based upon what is best for the case, that is not my philosophy.  Without fail, every single client hears the same line from me at the beginning of their case. Ultimately, the most important thing with their personal injury lawsuit is that they receive medical treatment and feel better.  Everything else will fall into place after that.

In North Miami Beach, whether the injury was caused by a car accident or slip and fall, the first thing needed to be done even before going to see a lawyer is to treat with a doctor or hospital.  The biggest pitfall in a case is a gap in treatment.  Here in South Florida, I have litigated cases that are slam-dunks with respect to liability, but once damages are addressed, a significant length of time without treatment for the injury can be crippling for a slip and fall or car accident case.

Basically, a Florida car accident lawyer or slip and fall lawyer has two main jobs when representing an injured client: (1) Stay on top of the client and constantly keep the lines of communication open to ensure that the injuries claimed from the accident are being treated; and (2) Litigate the case as quickly and efficiently as possible so to keep the client happy and eventually achieve a successful outcome.

Nevertheless, when litigating a case, a Fort Lauderdale injury lawyer can always make up for lost time.  However, as far as client treatment is concerned, every single day that goes by that the client does not see a doctor is ammunition for the lawyer of the defendant to challenge the validity of the personal injury claim.