Boca Raton Personal Injury Attorney Answers Common Questions
If I hire your firm, does that mean my case is going to trial?
Not necessarily. The vast majority of personal injury claims are actually settled outside of court. However, if there is a large discrepancy between what the insurance company is offering and what Attorney Willis believes your case is worth, he will take your case to trial if necessary. Attorney John A. Willis is a successful trial lawyer who has tried numerous bench and jury trials throughout South Florida and is well qualified to litigate when it would benefit a case.
Will I be liable for attorney fees if I sign a contingent retainer agreement with your firm and later change my mind?
By notifying the firm within three days of signing the contingent retainer agreement, you won't be charged for attorney's fees.
Do you also represent insurance companies?
No, they do not. Willis Law, P.A. only represents injured victims and policyholders. This way they are able to avoid a conflict of interest.
Will you come to me if I am unable to come to your office for the initial consultation?
Absolutely. If the firm decides to accept your case and you are unable to travel to the firm, Attorney Willis will travel to your home or hospital room, or wherever else you are located to complete the initial paperwork to commence the attorney/client relationship.
Will my attorney be readily accessible by phone?
Most definitely. Attorney Willis understands how frustrating it is when you have questions and your attorney doesn't respond to your phone calls or emails in a timely fashion. If your attorney is not available and his paralegal isn't able to assist you, your attorney will return your call that same day or the following morning. If your attorney is unable to respond quickly because he is in court or on vacation, his assistant will call you and advise you.
Do you represent non-English speaking clients?
Yes, the staff speaks Spanish and Portuguese fluently and will be able to answer your questions in either language.
How much is my personal injury claim worth?
Every personal injury claim is different. However, the value of the claim will depend heavily on the extent of your injuries and the damages sustained. For instance, a claim for whiplash injuries in an auto accident will be much smaller than a wrongful death action where someone lost their life due to someone else's negligent behavior.
What is Florida's statute of limitations?
In Florida, you have four years to file a personal injury or product liability claim. However, you have just two years to file a wrongful death or medical malpractice claim, thus, it is critical to engage Willis Law, P.A. as soon as possible in order to file a claim for damages before the small window of opportunity is closed permanently.