Frequently Asked Questions
At Vanguard Attorneys, our team of Tampa personal injury lawyers have 50 years of combined experience. We have created a list of some of the most commonly asked questions and answered them below to better assist our clients. We make every effort to help our clients become better informed.
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What types of Tampa personal injury cases does your law firm handle?
Vanguard Attorneys is committed to helping those who have been injured and our experienced legal team handles a wide variety of personal injury cases. Our practice areas include but are not limited to car accidents, truck accidents, catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, and motorcycle accidents.
How do I know if I have a valid personal injury case?
All personal injury cases are different and can occur for various reasons. However, in order for a claim to be considered valid, the damages caused must be a direct result of another party’s negligent act or wrongdoing. As Tampa personal injury lawyers , Vanguard Attorneys handles a wide range of personal injury cases that can be caused by various factors including, but not limited to, a negligent dog owner, distracted driver or negligent business owner. Please don’t hesitate to contact Vanguard Attorneys if you have any questions on the validity of your personal injury case. During you free initial consultation, we will help you determine if you injury merits legal action.
Should I try to settle with the other person’s insurance company?
Many times, the other party’s legal team or insurance company will attempt to offer you a settlement before you hire a personal injury attorney. They do this because they know that you probably aren’t aware of all of the legalities of your situation. Settling with you before you have an attorney will save the other party a lot of money and allow them to pay you less than what you deserve. Vanguard Attorneys strongly advises that you seek legal representation before ever speaking with the other party’s team. During our free initial consultation, we will assess all of the factors related to your case and determine what you are entitled to. A personal injury can completely alter your life, and we want to ensure that you receive the full compensation you deserve to get back on your feet.
How long will my personal injury case take to resolve?
No personal injury case is the same and the legal process varies for each client. Generally speaking, large, complex cases involving serious injuries can take more time. Your case may take longer than you had originally expected, but we work hard to provide a successful resolution for our clients as quickly and efficiently as possible. Vanguard Attorneys always works with your best interest in mind and our legal team will keep you updated each step of the way. As your personal injury law firm, we promise to work diligently on your case to help you move on with your life as quickly as possible.
How much is my personal injury claim worth?
This is perhaps the most common question we receive from clients with personal injury claims. There are many factors that are assessed when considering the overall value of a personal injury claim. If you have questions regarding an accident that you or a loved one has been in, contact us today to speak with attorney. Our team of experienced attorneys can help you determine the approximately value of your personal injury claim.
Do you have trial experience?
The phrase “trial attorneys” is used far too frequently among Tampa personal injury lawyers who try to lure clients in under false pretenses. Injured clients are often surprised to learn that many lawyers who make this claim actually have no trial experience at all. Although it is always our goal to settle a case before it goes to court, there are instances in which trial is necessary. If this occurs, our legal team has experience in the courtroom and we are fully prepared to successfully represent our clients before a jury. We know this always is a possibility and we understand the complexities that come along with trying a case. To ensure that our injured clients receive the best possible outcome, we prepare for trial the moment a client chooses our personal injury law firm.
How will I pay the legal fees?
An injury can lead to medical bills and unplanned time off of work. Dealing with these repercussions can be costly and many people have financial concerns when hiring a personal injury attorney. At Vanguard Attorneys, we work on a ‘no recovery no fee’ basis where your attorney will only get paid if you get a recovery. When handling a case with a contingent fees arrangement, we also advance money for court costs and litigation expenses which does not have to be repaid unless there is a recovery. Most clients prefer paying their personal injury lawyer under a contingent fee arrangement not only because it helps from a financial perspective, but also because they feel more confident knowing their attorney has an incentive to deliver the best possible recovery.
What is your policy on attorney caseloads?
Far too often, large personal injury firms try to take on more cases than they can handle. As a result, these firms fail to provide a personalized experience for those who need it most. Vanguard Attorneys works to provide our injured clients with quality legal representation. So, we keep our caseloads small to ensure each personal injury claim receives the proper attention from our legal team. The details involved in these claims mandate that we keep our caseloads small and provide our clients with individualized service. This approach not only brings our clients the best results, but it also allows them to focus on their recovery during this difficult time.