Should I provide a statement to an insurance company without legal help?

The attorneys at the Law Office of Talbott & Lampert, P.A. believe that you should NEVER make any sort of statement to an insurance company before you consult an attorney. Often, the insurance company will contact you soon after the accident to ask you questions about the accident and your injuries. While you may think…

How much does it cost to hire a personal injury lawyer?

The cost of hiring a Personal Injury attorney can vary between cases and firms. Many Personal Injury attorneys charge different amounts based on location and the firms’ history. However, many lawyers, like the Law Office of Talbott & Lampert, P.A., charge on a contingency fee basis. What this means is that there are no fees…

Do I Need to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Short answer – yes! Longer answer – It is always a good idea to work with an attorney if you were injured in an accident. Generally, plaintiffs who hire personal injury lawyers to represent them have a higher likelihood of settlement, receive higher amounts and are more satisfied (on average) than plaintiffs who attempt to…

How Do I Know if I Have a Personal Injury Case?

Simply being injured in an accident does not mean that you have a personal injury case. The experienced personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of Talbott & Lampert, P.A. are able to tell you whether or not you have a claim. However, generally, you must be able to prove three things to establish a…

What should I do immediately after a car accident?

The very first thing you should do after you are involved in a car accident is to contact law enforcement. Regardless of how you feel, or what the other parties suggest, we firmly believe that it is helpful to get an accident report and to have law enforcement investigate the accident.  Second, seek medical attention…

Do you take cases on a contingency fee basis?

Yes. If we represent you in your personal injury case, we do not charge any fee upfront. You only pay us if we obtain a settlement or verdict for you. Our fee is a percentage of the amount you receive, so you don’t have to worry about being able to afford quality legal representation when…

Are dog owners liable whenever their dog bites a person?

Florida law imposes strict liability on dog owners. This means the owners are liable whenever their dog bites another, regardless of whether the owner was being careful or negligent with the dog and whether the owner had any reason to believe the dog might be dangerous. The only exception is when the owner had a…

How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit?

In most cases, the statute of limitations requires that you file your lawsuit within two years of the date of the injury, or else you can be prohibited from recovering from the negligent party. However, this deadline may be longer or shorter depending upon a variety of factors, such as the type of negligence (medical…