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PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS
Serving Accident Victims in Sarasota and throughout Southwestern Florida
Farrow & Pulice, P.A. has focused exclusively on personal injury since we opened our doors in 1997. Our attorneys have over 60 years of combined experience protecting the rights of injury victims injured in a wide variety of accidents, including slip and fall accidents, premises liability cases, dog attacks and boating accidents. We’re familiar with common insurance company tactics and how to obtain the compensation you need – and deserve.
Why Hire Farrow & Pulice?
Despite the stringent controls set by the Florida statutes and the Florida Bar Association, the quality of personal injury lawyers varies dramatically throughout the industry, so it benefits you to know what to look for when deciding to pursue litigation. First, make sure your lawyer has experience and the backing of an established law firm. Both can help you achieve a favorable outcome in your case.
We understand you may have more questions than answers after you’ve been injured. That’s why it’s important to evaluate the level of customer service the firm consistently provides. Questions you need to ask yourself include:
- Are my attorneys able to provide me with an accurate appraisal of my case?
- Are my attorneys able to explain the details of my case in a manner that I can understand?
- Are my attorneys able to answer my calls promptly, keep me informed on a regular basis and accommodate my needs?
The answer is “yes” to all of these questions when you retain Farrow & Pulice. Case results matter here. We put people first. We take the time to listen to our clients. Our client reviews reflect our commitment to each of our clients.
What to Expect When You Hire Us
When you come to us after an accident, we’ll listen to your story. We want to know what happened to you and how it has affected your life. Are you in pain? What is your medical prognosis? Are you still able to work or do the things you love? The answers to some of those questions might be “I’m not sure yet,” and that’s okay; it’s the start of an ongoing conversation about how your life has changed and how we can help you rebuild.
If you choose to move forward, we’ll do two things right away. First, we’ll contact the insurance company for the at-fault party (or parties) and let them know you are now represented by our firm. From that point forward, you don’t have to talk to them directly. We will handle all correspondence and day-to-day negotiations with the insurance company on your behalf. This allows us to protect your rights – we know the tactics insurance companies use to undermine injured people, and we know how to respond.
Second, we will launch a full investigation into your injury to find out who was responsible and hold them accountable. We interview witnesses, review any formal reports (police, property owner, etc.), collect physical evidence, and cross-reference information to get to the bottom of what happened. Often, we retain experts to help us build a stronger case on your behalf. Our goal is always to get you maximum compensation for the full cost of your injuries, including both past and future expenses.
Usually, the insurance company is willing to offer a fair settlement once they see the case we’ve built, but if not, we are always ready to take them to trial. This can be a long process, especially if the insurance company decides to be difficult, and we’re in it with you every step of the way. Give us a call or contact us online to schedule your free consultation with a Sarasota personal injury lawyer.
Personal Injury FAQs
- When should I speak to an attorney?
- What is my case worth?
- What damages will be included in my case?
- What is a contingency fee?
- How long will my case take?
When should I speak to an attorney?
Seek legal advice as soon as you can after the incident. While we may still be able to help you if your injury is not recent, we are subject to Florida’s statute of limitations, the legal time limit for filing a lawsuit.
If the other parties or their attorneys offer a settlement or request that you sign a release, speak to an attorney first. Seeking to settle a claim for less than the case is worth is a common defense tactic. You want to be sure that you know the full extent of your injuries and any potential problems you may face in the future before signing a release.
What is my case worth?
Case values can vary substantially depending on a number of factors, including the amount of medical bills incurred, lost wages, the extent of your current injuries, potential future problems, liability you may have for the accident and the other party’s ability to pay. Our attorneys review your case to determine its potential value and the likelihood of a lawsuit being successful at your free, no-risk initial consultation.
What damages will be included in my case?
Damages typically include medical expenses, loss of wages, pain and suffering, trauma, and damage to your property. We are often also able to recover the costs associated with the lawsuit, including our fee, from the opposing party.
What is a contingency fee?
With a contingency fee, we only get paid if your lawsuit is successful. Once the court has found in your favor or we have reached a settlement, our fee comes out of your award. In most cases, it is one-third of your award. In some cases, such as highly intricate cases or those in which fees are governed by state law, your fee may be more or less.
How long will my case take?
The length of the legal process depends on the complexity of your case. If you are still recovering from your injuries or there is the potential for future medical problems, our lawyers prefer to have a handle on these vital issues before concluding your case. This information prevents the possibility of problems cropping up after you have signed the release and waived your right to future compensation.
Top legal advice from our experienced attorneys
Our law offices in Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, Englewood, Lakewood Ranch and Port Charlotte are centrally located to major hospitals for your convenience. Our attorneys offer flexible office hours, including on weekends, and can conduct appointments in your home or hospital room if you are unable to travel. We handle cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t pay us until we win your case.
Serious accidents require serious legal representation. Discover the difference our experienced attorneys can make. Call Farrow & Pulice, P.A. at 866-408-1220 or contact our firm online to schedule your free initial consultation.