How do I choose a lawyer?
There are a number of factors which should influence your decision to choose an attorney. The first consideration should depend on the type of accident that gave rise to your injuries. For example, our attorneys at Munch and Munch, P.A. handle not only land-based injury claims, but also specialize in maritime injury claims. So, if your case is one that occurred on the water (cruise ship slip and fall, boating accident, injury while working as a seaman, etc.) it will be critical to your case to hire an attorney with experience handling maritime cases. The law is different depending on the type of accident in most situations, and you need an attorney who is experienced in the particular type of law which will govern your case.
Additionally, when choosing an attorney you should also consider the attorney’s past trial experience and willingness to go to trial. Many companies will offer lower settlements if they feel the client’s attorney will not bring the case to trial. Our lead attorney, Jacob Munch, is a Florida board certified civil trial lawyer, and has over 30 years of experience in bringing cases to trial. When meeting with a potential attorney for your claim, he or she should discuss their qualifications and trial experience, as well as offer advice and counsel on how he or she would begin to handle your case with the information provided thus far.
Finally, it is imperative that you choose an attorney that makes you feel comfortable discussing your legal issue(s) and confident that he or she will protect your legal rights. Some law firms advertise using one or a few of their lawyers, with whom you will never see or speak to if you hire their firm. It is important to your injury claim that your lawyer is available to you to answer your questions and work together as a team to resolve your claim. As a boutique-style law firm, at Munch and Munch, P.A. you will meet our lawyers and get to know our staff quite well throughout the legal process. Call 813-254-1557 or email us to set up a free consultation, meet our staff, and see for yourself the level of comfort and assurance you feel during a confidential discussion of your potential claim.