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How to Hire a Florida Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

If you were injured in a Florida motorcycle accident that was someone else's fault, a lawyer may be able to help recover money to pay for property damage and medical bills.

If you know someone who recently was in a Florida motorcycle accident, you may want to see if the person would recommend his or her lawyer. If you don't know anyone who can recommend a lawyer, you have come to the right site. Attorneys.com has a service that will connect you with local Florida motorcycle accident lawyers.

If you're ready to begin your hunt for a motorcycle lawyer, you can start by completing the short form on this site or calling 1-877-913-7222. Once you have answered some basic questions, we will connect you with at least one Florida motorcycle accident lawyer in your area. The attorney will follow up with you within two business days, or you can follow up on your own.

Meeting with a Florida Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Once you have the name of at least one Florida motorcycle accident lawyer, you should set up an initial consultation. This meeting gives you a chance to learn more about the lawyer's qualifications. It also allows the attorney to learn more about your case. Florida Personal injury lawyers don't usually charge for these consultations, but you may want to ask first, so that you are not surprised if they do charge.

You will want to prepare for your meetings. Write down some notes on when the accident happened, what happened, and what injuries you suffered in connection with the accident.

You should also make a list of some questions you'll want to ask the attorney. Topics to discuss include:

  • His or her experience working on Florida motorcycle accident injury settlement cases, and what types of outcomes the cases have had
  • His or her assessment of your case, and how much of a settlement you could receive
  • How he or she charges for motorcycle accident cases and how much your case could cost

If you have any special requirements in a lawyer, such as one who speaks Spanish or one who represents Florida motorcycle accident victims with back injuries, this is when you should bring it up.

The purpose for these meetings is to help you with your decision on which Florida motorcycle accident lawyer you should hire. Taking notes during these meetings will help you remember the important points later. All meetings will be kept confidential, so feel free to speak your mind.

How Will Florida Motorcycle Accident Lawyers Charge You?

Florida motorcycle accident lawyers and other personal injury lawyers charge on either a contingency basis or an hourly rate. If the lawyer charges an hourly rate, you will pay for the time he or she spends working on your case, regardless of outcome. Charging on a contingency basis means that the lawyer will only get paid if you get a financial award; his or her fee will be calculated as a percentage of your award.

Selecting a Florida Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

Once you have completed your initial consultations, you're ready to hire a Florida motorcycle accident lawyer. If any lawyer rubbed you the wrong way, you can remove him or her from your consideration. If you are trying to narrow it down between a couple of lawyers, you may want to ask for references from their past clients to help with your decision.

When selecting an attorney, you'll want to consider the following criteria:

  • Has the skills and experience necessary to handle your case
  • Proposes a case strategy you agree with
  • Has reasonable fees
  • Puts you at ease with his or her judgment

Once you have found a lawyer who fulfills these criteria, you are ready to hire him or her and begin your motorcycle accident case.

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