Personal Injury and Car Accident Cases
It is important for many reasons to hire a personal injury attorney to represent you in a personal injury case. Personal injury cases are often very complex, and these cases cannot be handled without competent counsel. Additionally, personal injury cases are almost always taken on a contingency basis. This means that the client does not pay any upfront fees to the attorney. The attorney obtains a percentage of the settlement as his or her fee for handling the case. Most importantly, victims represented by a personal injury attorney are likely to receive higher settlements than people who do not have an attorney. Insurance companies make lowball offers to people who do not have an attorney.
Criminal Defense & DUI Cases
Some criminal defendants will try to navigate through the criminal justice system alone without the assistance of a lawyer. This is a big mistake. There are no good reasons for entering a plea to a criminal charge without a lawyer. From my experience, people tend to do this at Arraignment on misdemeanor charges because they “want to get his over with.” This type of thinking is shortsighted. Criminal convictions are forever and come with numerous consequences. Additionally, an unrepresented or “pro se” defendant cannot effectively defend themselves. Only a criminal defense lawyer will be able to effectively defend you. You may have a defense to your criminal case. It is foolish to not obtain legal assistance when you are facing potential jail or prison time.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident or arrested for a crime, contact the Personal Injury and Criminal Defense law firm of Bottari & Doyle, P.A. at 561-588-2781 for a free consultation.