Tampa, Florida

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I have a valid case? [+]

For a case to have merit there must have been damages suffered through a negligent or wrongful act. These injuries come about in many different circumstances, including in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and dog bite cases as well as accidents in the workplace. To determine whether you have a case requires a full evaluation your specific circumstances, the degree of injury, and the type of incident that took place. At Givens Givens Sparks we offer a free case evaluation to assist you and answer your questions about your case and potential legal action.

How long do personal injury cases take to resolve? [+]

The resolutions of these cases vary. In cases of catastrophic injury, such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury or others, as the settlement sought will be extremely high value, it can take longer than those in which the injured victim will recover within a predicted length of time. We always press for a fast resolution, but the recovery of compensation sought must be sufficient and reflect the damages that our client has suffered. If we need to go to court we will do so for our client.

Isn't a personal injury lawyer expensive? [+]

Personal injury cases are taken on a contingency basis; if we don't win, you don't pay. In addition, we advance all of the costs necessary to pay for a medical expert evaluation and to fully investigate and gather evidence to support your claim. This allows you to have high quality legal representation without an initial outlay of funds. When the case settles, we take a reasonable percentage of the settlement. We are happy to further discuss our terms with you at our initial consultation.

What if I have been offered a settlement? [+]

When a victim of negligence is offered a settlement without legal counsel to review the case it is likely you are being offered an amount far lower than you could have gotten with support from our firm. It is advised that you do not sign paperwork or answer questions from insurance adjusters or provide medical records until you speak with us.

How long will my case take? [+]

While we certainly never want to prolong the claims process, our firm is committed to pursuing your case until we believe you are being offered a fair settlement or verdict. That being said, we will take your case to court if necessary, which could make the process longer, but it is never our first recourse. We always try to work with the opposition to negotiate a settlement outside of court first, which can limit not only the time it takes to secure a settlement, but court fees as well.

Will my case go to court? [+]

Typically, only highly contentious cases are litigated (go to court). We prefer to negotiate a settlement outside of court so we can have more control over the outcome. If your case goes to court, the outcome is ultimately in the judge's hands. Every case is different though, so talk to an attorney directly to discuss the likelihood of your case going to court.

How much money can I recover? [+]

The amount of money we choose to pursue for our clients is based on a number of factors, including the severity of your injuries, the nature of your accident, and the extent of the wrongdoing. Our goal is typically to recover enough money so that you do not have to pay out of pocket for accident-related expenses. Contact our firm to discuss the details of your case and gather a more accurate estimate.

Is retaining an attorney really necessary? [+]

You are not required by law to retain an attorney after an accident, but it undoubtedly helps. The claims process can get incredibly sticky, and it is easy for individuals to get taken advantage of if they are unfamiliar with the legal system.

Contact Our Firm

With over 135 years of combined professional experience, the Givens Givens Sparks team of trial lawyers is dedicated to the advocacy and protection of their clients and their families. Contact our legal team today to learn more about what we can do for you or your family during this tumultuous time in your life.

Fill out our free case evaluation form and get back on the road towards recovery. We will not charge you a dime unless we receive financial restitution on your behalf.

The process of filing a claim or lawsuit can be complex, and insurance companies often deny certain types of valid claims or offer a low settlement in the hopes that you will accept it. Fortunately, our firm never relents until you receive a fair settlement or verdict. How do you know what amount is fair?

Givens Givens Sparks
Stann Givens, Best Lawyers in America

That is where our team of lawyers can help. There are many types of damages that are possible in any injury case, and evaluating your case before moving forward is a key factor in the amount of the settlement you will receive. We are well versed in all aspects of personal injury law and know how to present your case in a way that brings about the optimum results.

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