Why Choose Us?

Reasons To Go With Us Over The Competition

Choosing an attorney is a big decision for you and for your case.  The decision that you make today can make a big difference in the future for you and your family.  Here are some reasons to go with us over our competition.

We Focus On Personal Injury And Medical Malpractice Cases

These cases are all we do.  I have spent my entire private practice career doing personal injury and medical malpractice cases in Polk County.  I do not defend lawsuits and I do not represent insurance companies.  Instead, I bring lawsuits on behalf of others who have been injured or suffered a loss.  There are so many attorneys today who advertise that they do personal injury.

The reality is that they just want you to call them first so they can refer you to someone who does.  They get a fee for doing that even though they do absolutely no work on the case.  When you go directly to a law firm that actually does personal injury and medical malpractice cases, rather than just advertising for them, your attorney (not someone who sent you to your attorney) gets the full legal fee from your case and has the maximum incentive possible to do their absolute best.

The truth is that these cases take a lot of time and investment.  I fund every one of my cases with my own money and I risk losing it if I don’t win your case.

I wouldn’t be real if I didn’t mention something very few attorneys will acknowledge, let alone write candidly about it.  Anyone who has criminal or family law on their sign does not have a business model that works for personal injury cases.  Those firms all operate on a monthly income basis and are not equipped to shell out $10,000 or more in a month to pay for case costs.

We operate on an annual income basis and can withstand the fight with multi-billion dollar insurance companies.  That is just the nature of the beast.  If you want your case to be taken seriously, you should have an attorney who devotes 100% of their professional time to cases like yours.

Hiring Us Is A Partnership For Your Case

A personal injury client is not a typical customer who buys a product.  Instead, as personal injury client you choose a lawyer to team up in order to recover something that has been taken away from you.  When you hire us, you gain a partner to help you take on the people responsible for your injury, regardless of whether it is an insurance company, a hospital, a retailer, or product manufacturer.

Partnerships are built on mutual respect and an appreciation for what the other contributes to the overall effort.  As the client, you suffered the injury and the case is ultimately yours to make all of the final calls, however, you didn’t hire an attorney to ignore their advice.  Likewise, your attorney brings to the table the funding for your case and has the legal training and experience to tell you how to make the most of your case.

The relationship between attorney and client is not viewed as a partnership at every law firm.  Some firms see your case as their property.  It should be viewed as a partnership to reach a goal.

We Have The Years Of Experience Needed To Do Personal Injury And Medical Malpractice

It takes several years of experience to know what you’re doing with a personal injury or medical malpractice case.  You cannot go to a few seminars and be qualified to take on these cases.  It also takes a financially solid law firm to fund a battle against the insurance companies.

If your law firm can’t afford to buy your records and hire experts on your case, then you can’t fight the insurance companies.  It takes many years for an attorney to build up a big enough practice to do these types of cases the right way.  As mentioned above, I have spent my entire career in private practice working on injury and malpractice cases.  I developed a local client base and I purchased my own office across the street from Lakeland Regional Medical Center on Lakeland Hills Boulevard.

No one else in town has a location where you can see all of the doctors that you will need for your case in a matter of a few city blocks.

We Are Local And We Actually Live Here Too

I grew up in Lakeland and it is my hometown.  I left only to go the United States Air Force Academy and to go to law school at the University of Florida.  I am happy living here and I want to make it a better place for everyone.  Further, our staff lives here as well.

There are more and more law firms from the larger cities advertising in the Lakeland market for your business everyday.  They want the money from your case but they don’t live here, they don’t spend here, and they don’t care about what happens to this community.  Dollars spent in your community stay in your community.  I buy everything I need from this community and I used all local contractors to renovate my office.

On the other hand, the profits from those large firms with all of the TV ads go to guys who don’t live here, don’t work here, and don’t positively contribute to our community.  Those law firms assign attorneys to work in their offices and the only thing that keeps them there is the paycheck.  You should ask yourself, is that the kind of attorney you want working for you?

Lawyer Advertising And The Truth

Finally, we hope that the information provided on this website actually helps you.  I have put a great number of hours toward providing information that is actually helpful to personal injury clients and actually answers the questions rather than just leading to a pitch to “call us” (all the internet guys say you need a “call-to-action”).

If you visit the websites of other law firms, you should be asking yourself as you read their content whether they are truly interested in helping you (but while still making a living) or whether making a living (if you want to call it that) comes first.

When choosing someone to represent you and your family, do you want someone who has the most rehearsed TV commercials or do you just want someone who is going to sit down and have an honest conversation with you?  Here is an in-depth discussion of what TV advertising has done to personal injury.

If You Want An Attorney For Your Personal Injury Or Medical Malpractice, Sit Down With Us

Visit us today for your free case review.  We are conveniently located on Lakeland Hills Boulevard near Lakeland Regional Medical Center.  We serve clients with personal injury and medical malpractice cases in Polk County including Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, and Haines City, Florida.

December 28, 2016