At The Pompano Beach law firm of Long, Jean & Wechsler, P.A., our attorneys and staff are the primary resources for our clients. However, many of the common questions and concerns that clients and potential clients have can be answered through the resources we provide on our page.
The following information and links are for the reader’s personal edification. If you are an accident victim, contact our Pompano Beach law office for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. If you’ve been arrested or are under investigation for a criminal offense, call today for immediate and effective representation.
The LJW blog discusses important legal concepts for Florida personal injury and criminal law cases, the different types of cases we handle, current events, changes in laws, and more. If you’re interested in learning about legal topics that can impact your case, our blog is a good place to start. We frequently update the blog with new articles on topics of interest to attorneys, clients, and potential clients.
As attorneys with combined decades of experience, we are familiar with the questions our clients have about their cases. The Frequently Asked Question page is where you will find the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about personal injury and criminal law.
It’s important to note that every case is different, so a general answer to a question may not be sufficient. Our staff is available to discuss your legal matters 24 hours per day, seven days per week, 365 days per year.
If you’ve been injured in an accident due to the negligence of another party, you may have many questions about your claim. How much compensation will you recover? Does your case qualify to make a personal injury claim? Do you have to file a lawsuit? Civil Lawsuits 101 will take you through the litigation process so you will know what to expect during the recovery process.
Florida has unique laws with regard to personal injury compensation. Damages are divided into two categories: compensatory damages and non-compensatory damages. There are no caps on compensatory damages, which are further divided into the sub-categories of economic damages and non-economic damages.
Non-compensatory damages, or punitive damages, are only awarded in cases where the defendant showed wanton or wilful behavior that resulted in injury. Non-compensatory damages are capped at $500,000 or three times the total amount of compensatory damages, whichever is higher.
The Personal Injury Compensation page is where you will find information about what goes into damage calculations.
This page covers essential legal concepts that affect liability claims in Florida. Here you can learn about the elements of liability, comparative fault, the statute of limitations, and more.
Most people who have been involved in an accident or are facing criminal charges recognize the importance of legal representation, but they don’t actually know what to look for. This page not only discusses why you should hire an attorney for different legal issues but what you should look for in a law firm and an attorney. What is contingency fee representation? How are attorney fees set? Why do you need an attorney for your case? You’ll find the answers to these questions and more on this resource page.
The Importance of Being a Knowledgeable Client
If you hire Long, Jean & Wechsler, P.A., you will have the knowledge and experience of our reputable attorneys as well as the resources of an established Broward County law firm. However, we still believe that it’s important for our clients and potential clients to learn about certain aspects of their cases. Here’s why:
Make an Informed Decision About Representation
Whether you’ve been involved in an accident or you’ve been arrested for a crime, you probably don’t have extensive knowledge about the areas of the law that affect your case. Understanding the laws that affect your case gives you the ability to ask better questions when you’re interviewing attorneys.
Preparing for Meetings
Your appointments with your attorney are an invaluable resource. By understanding what’s happening with your case, you can make more effective use of your time and get the answers to questions you have.
Understanding Your Legal Rights
It is the responsibility of your attorney to protect your legal rights. By understanding what these rights are, you can determine whether or not your lawyer is doing an effective job protecting you.
Managing Your Expectations
Both personal injury and criminal defense cases can take time to work their way through the legal system. Naturally, clients are apprehensive about the progress of their cases. By understanding the different factors that can affect the timeline of the case and what each phase of the legal process entails, clients can remain confident that their attorneys are performing the necessary work for a successful outcome.
When to Contact an Attorney
While online resources can be a useful tool, your situation may require immediate representation.
Personal Injury Cases
Your first priority is getting medical attention for your injuries. You don’t necessarily need to hire an attorney within hours of your accident, but the earlier you can get a personal injury lawyer involved in your case, the better. Understand that if you accept an insurance settlement and sign a waiver, you will not be able to pursue further damages. The injury lawyers at Long, Jean & Wechsler, P.A. offer free consultations for personal injury clients. Call now to discuss your accident injuries.
You should contact a criminal defense attorney at your first opportunity. Any delays could lead to mistakes that can negatively impact our case. If you have been arrested or approached by law enforcement, ask to speak to your attorney before answering questions.
An attorney from Long, Jean & Wechsler, P.A. can provide you with crucial guidance throughout the criminal legal process. Call today for immediate representation.