A personal injury lawyer is a type of lawyer who specializes in personal injury law. These lawyers take on many roles, with the ultimate goal of helping you build a robust case that will hold all responsible parties accountable for their actions.

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When you work with a personal injury lawyer, you can expect to have a highly skilled legal representative who will help you navigate the complexities of your personal injury.

If you’ve been injured because of someone else’s negligence, the team at Jack Bernstein, Injury Attorneys, is here to help. Our attorneys will fight for your rights to help you recover the compensation you deserve. 

Whether your injury resulted from a workplace accident, a slip-and-fall, a car accident, or any other type of personal injury, our attorneys can help you understand your legal options.

Contact our team today to schedule a free consultation on your case.

A good personal injury lawyer listens to you

A personal injury lawyer will take the time to assess your claim and determine whether there’s enough evidence and information to pursue a case. At Jack Bernstein, Injury Attorneys, our team offers initial free case consultations to listen and learn about your case. 

As any good lawyer does, our attorneys will take the time to learn about your injury,  how it happened, and how it has impacted your life. In doing so, our attorneys will work with you to explore your available legal options and determine the best course of action moving forward.

During this initial consultation, our lawyers will also take the time to answer all your questions and clarify any concerns you have. If we do take on your case, we’ll continue to provide that open channel of communication so you feel confident in the legal process every step of the way.

We will investigate your claim

When we take on your case, it’s our mission to ensure your rights are represented and protected to the fullest extent of the law. Our attorneys work alongside experienced paralegals and dedicated investigators who will look through every aspect of your case. In doing so, our team will gather and synthesize all evidence collected so that it helps present your claim in a manner that proves the defendants’ actions are what caused your injury.

Additionally, our team will investigate all aspects of your case to determine if there are any additional liable parties that you may not be aware of. For example, personal injury cases involving semi-truck accidents often involve several defendants that may not be immediately clear. Just because the driver of the semi-truck may have been the one who caused the accident, that doesn’t automatically absolve other parties. 

Typically, defendants can include the truck driver’s employer, the training school that provided training to the driver, a third party that serviced the semi-truck, and any other parties that may have played a role in the negligence that led to an injury.

An attorney communicates with the insurance company on your behalf

Depending on the type of personal injury you sustain, you may have to dispute benefits eligibility with the insurance company involved. Unfortunately, insurance companies will try to minimize liability, often resulting in less compensation than you’re entitled to following an accident.

Additionally, insurance companies have strict deadlines for policyholders wanting to file a claim or claim benefits. When you work with an experienced personal injury attorney, you’ll have the benefit of working with a legal representative who knows how to handle communication with the insurance company. They will notify you of any important deadlines, ask the right questions of the insurance companies, and stand up for your rights if the insurance company does not recognize or respect them. 

A personal injury lawyer will bring in expert witnesses when necessary

Depending on the type of personal injury you suffer and the circumstances of your case, you may benefit from the testimony of an expert witness. A personal injury lawyer will often turn to the expertise of a medical professional, law enforcement official, or any other subject matter expert. 

By consulting these experts and documenting their testimony, your case can be bolstered with the support it needs to help prove your claims. An experienced personal injury lawyer will be able to determine when and which expert witnesses would be best to bring into your case. 

In the event your case goes to trial, these expert witnesses can testify on your behalf in a court of law to help paint a clear image of your injuries, and the negligence liable parties engaged in. 

They negotiate a settlement on your behalf

An overwhelming majority of personal injury lawsuits are resolved through a settlement. Whether it’s a settlement with the insurance company or any other negligent party, anywhere from 90% to 95% of personal injury cases are resolved this way.

If your case enters into settlement negotiations, an experienced personal injury attorney will be well-equipped with expert negotiating skills to handle the insurance company on your behalf. 

Insurance companies are in the business of making money, and often, after an accident, they’re committed to losing as little money as possible through a settlement. Unfortunately, this usually means they offer lowball settlements to victims who may be entitled to more.

At Jack Bernstein, Injury Attorneys, our experienced attorneys know how to push back against lowball settlements and will work tirelessly to recover the compensation you’re entitled to.

How much does a personal injury lawyer cost?

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Many victims of a personal injury might feel intimidated or overwhelmed about seeking legal support because of financial reasons. At Jack Bernstein, Injury Attorneys, we understand this and are committed to offering legal guidance, no matter your financial standing. 

Our initial free case consultations are designed to help you understand whether you have a strong enough claim to pursue. If we do take on your case, our team works on a contingency basis, meaning we won’t collect a fee until we win your case. 

This freedom from the financial stress of taking legal action allows you to focus on protecting your rights and recovering from your injury. 

Learn more about how our attorneys can represent you by calling to schedule your free case consultation.


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Jack Bernstein Personal Injury Attorney

For more than 40 years, personal injury lawyer Jack G. Bernstein has protected the rights of individuals who have been injured in a variety of circumstances. Throughout his career, Bernstein has been a strategist thoroughly dedicated to the idea of protecting the rights of his clients. Mr. Bernstein is a member of the Florida State Bar Association, the Hillsborough Bar Association and the Clearwater Bar Association.

Mr. Bernstein has the experience and expertise to handle a wide range of injury cases. Among the types of plaintiffs Mr. Bernstein represents are individuals involved in car accidents caused by drunk drivers or other exhibiting negligence, medical complications resulting from carelessness caused by a physician or a medical facility, including brain injury, bicycle, motorcycle, moped and truck accidents, admiralty law and cruise ship accidents, accidental drownings, all types of wrongful death lawsuits, along with most injury, catastrophic occurrences and legal malpractice issues.

Our firm handles every type of personal injury and accident case, using negotiation and litigation tactics effectively. We handle cases throughout Tampa, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, FL. With a staff of approximately 40 people, including six lawyers and 34 support personnel, we have the legal resources to get the justice you deserve and the maximum recovery for your losses. Schedule your free consultation today; we are always here to help.

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