- Will Randall Spivey be the one handling my case?
Yes, Randall Spivey will personally handle your case.
- Is Randall Spivey board certified by the Florida Bar?
Yes, Randall Spivey is a board certified civil trial attorney, a distinction achieved by only 1% of Florida attorneys.
- How does a contingency fee agreement work?
Our fee is based on a percentage of the total recovery that we obtain for you. You do not owe us any attorney's fees or costs unless we recover money for you. There are no upfront costs, and we advance all costs on your behalf throughout the litigation.
- What do I do after an accident?
Seek medical help immediately and report your injuries. Call your insurance company to report the accident but do not give them a recorded statement without first calling the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.
- Why is it important to call the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. immediately after my accident?
It is important that we immediately start gathering the evidence to build the best case for you, and this includes taking statements of witnesses, carefully analyzing information on the crash report, obtaining insurance information to find all sources of monetary recovery, taking photographs and preserving evidence before it is destroyed, dealing with the insurance companies involved, making decisions on which insurance applies, finding all available sources of compensation for you, making decisions on how to maximize your recovery for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and loss of the enjoyment of life due to the accident.
- Will my case settle or go to trial?
The overwhelming majority of cases eventually settle without the need for a trial, and having an experienced board certified civil trial attorney on your case can help you accomplish that goal.
- If my case goes to trial, will Randall Spivey be the one representing me in front of the jury?
Yes. Randall Spivey will represent you throughout the case and also in court in front of the jury. You may be surprised to learn that with some other law firms, the attorney that you see or hear on television is not the one that actually handles your case, and he or she may not be board certified by the Florida Bar. At Spivey Law Firm, Randall Spivey will personally handle your case in court.
- If I need to see a doctor but I have no money and no health insurance, who will help me?
The Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. frequently helps its clients locate the names of specialists in the community that will represent accidents victims on a "letter of protection," which means that the doctor will not require payment until the case settles. Please also keep in mind that all standard motor vehicle policies in Florida provide $10,000 of PIP coverage towards your medical bills and lost wages. Some automobile insurance policies also provide additional coverages.
- What sources of insurance coverage may apply to my case?
There are several potential sources of insurance available to provide coverage in accident cases, which is why it is very important to consult the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. immediately to discuss your rights. Those sources of available insurance include bodily injury liability coverage, uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, umbrella/excess coverage, personal injury protection coverage, medical payments coverage, and other sources of insurance coverage.
- What if the other driver has limited insurance coverage, is that all that I can collect?
This is a very important question that should be answered by immediately scheduling an appointment with Randall Spivey. In some instances, insurance companies in Florida act in "bad faith" by not settling a claim when they could have and should have done so had they acted fairly and honestly toward their insured. When an insurance company acts in "bad faith," this can give rise to additional damages which exceed the insurance policy limits.
- What results has Randall Spivey achieved for his clients?
Randall Spivey has obtained over $140,000,000 in settlements and verdicts for his clients. Randall Spivey is proud to supply you with samples of his numerous jury verdicts and settlements obtained for his clients. Please ask, and he will give you free copies to review.
- When selecting a lawyer, what considerations are important?
There are several important considerations in hiring an attorney. These include experience, focus, and personal attention. You have the right to ask if the attorney that will be representing you is board certified in civil trial law by the Florida Bar. You also have the right to know the experience of the attorney that will be handling your case. Ask for written qualifications and results obtained by that attorney. Ask who will be handling your case, and who will be representing you in court if your case needs to go before a jury. You may be surprised to learn that the face you see on television, or the voice that you hear on the radio, may not actually be the one that handles your case or represents you in front of a jury if your case needs to go to trial. You have a right to know who will be handling your case if a trial is necessary, and the experience, skill, and qualifications of that attorney. You also have the right to know if that attorney is board certified. You have the right to know the number of cases that the firm handles. You may be surprised to learn that some of the firms that you see on the television handle thousands of cases at one time. Do not be afraid to ask questions and demand answers, your case is extremely important to you and you have the right to have trust and confidence in the law firm that represents you.
- If I see a law firm advertising on television, radio, or some other source, does that mean that he or she is a specialist?
No. Randall Spivey is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. Only 1% of Florida lawyers have achieved this distinction. While all lawyers are allowed to advertise, only certified attorneys are allowed to identify themselves as "Florida Bar board certified" or as a "specialist." Certification is the highest level of recognition by the Florida Bar of competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida.
- If an attorney is licensed to practice law in Florida, does that mean they are board certified?
No. Board certification is the highest level of recognition by the Florida Bar of competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida.
- When I hire the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. to represent me in my case, will I get to meet with and speak to Randall Spivey through the litigation?
Yes, Randall Spivey will personally handle your case from start to finish, including trial if necessary.