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Qualities to Look for in a Personal Injury Attorney

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A personal injury attorney helps to protect your rights and interests when accidents and injuries occur. As you recover, you will find yourself dealing with insurance companies and individuals whose reckless actions may have caused your accident to occur. In these situations, you need someone to stand by your side and to act as a strong legal advocate on your behalf.

Why You Need a Personal Injury Attorney

If your accident was seemingly minor or your injuries less than severe, you may be tempted to bypass getting a personal injury attorney in favor of accepting an immediate settlement check. Unfortunately, this could end up costing you significant amounts of money in the long run.

Insurance companies are no different than any other business, and one of the ways they make money is by keeping costs down. They may attempt to deny your claim outright, or offer an immediate settlement for far less than what your claim is worth. In this situation, it is important to be aware of both your current costs, as well as future expenses you could incur. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this includes medical expenses, the cost of future diagnostic testing and treatment, lost wages, and future losses in earnings and benefits due to lingering impairments. For even a minor accident, this could easily add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Qualities You Need in a Personal Injury Attorney

At the Law Firm of William E. Raikes III, we generally handle personal injury cases on a contingency basis. This means that you pay nothing unless we get money for you. Our fees can even be included as part of your claim, in addition to any other compensation you are entitled to. Cost should not be your only consideration, though, when seeking legal guidance. Qualities to look for in a personal attorney include:

Experience

Mr. Raikes has been representing clients in Florida for over 35 years, and he has extensive experience in handling all types of accident and injury claims.

Knowledge

His years of practice mean that he has a thorough knowledge of local, state, and federal laws as they apply to personal injury cases. He is also familiar with the major insurance companies and the tactics they use in handling claims.

Reputation

Mr. Raikes is a well respected member of the legal community. He also has established, professional relationships with judges and courthouse staff within the Florida Court system. 

Results Driven 

See for yourself the experiences of past clients on our testimonials page. You can trust us to assist you in getting the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to in your claim.

Contact Us Today for Help

All of above qualities mean that while you focus on your recovery, you can rest easy knowing your case is in good hands. When personal injuries impact you or a loved one, reach out and contact the Law Firm of William E. Raikes III. Call or contact us online and request a free consultation with us today.

The Law Office of William E. Raikes III is located in Fort Pierce, FL and serves clients in and around the communities of Fort Pierce, Port Saint Lucie and Vero Beach.

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