Sokoloff & Weinstein

Personal Injury Law Firm with Offices in Royal Palm Beach & Vero Beach, FL

Sokoloff & Weinstein, P.A., Attorneys at Law, was founded and incorporated in 1993 by Elliot J. Sokoloff, Esq. and Seth T. Weinstein, Esq. Sokoloff & Weinstein, P.A., Attorneys At Law originated in Royal Palm Beach, Florida, a village in the Western Communities of Palm Beach County. Sokoloff & Weinstein, P.A. has an additional presence in Vero Beach.

The practice, focused upon Personal Injury law, was established for the purpose of serving the people and businesses of Palm Beach, Broward, Dade, Martin, St. Lucie, and Indian River Counties.

We handle Personal Injury and Wrongful Death cases, Mesothelioma and Asbestos-related cases, Products Liability, Wills, Trusts, Estates, Probate, Business Law, Real Estate, Professional Collections and Civil Litigation matters limited to probate and personal injury.

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Frequently Asked Questions Relating to Personal Injury Cases

There are many frequently asked questions relating to personal injury claims and how you should conduct yourself with your personal injury lawyers, the courts, your insurance company and your friends and family. Below are summarized some of the more important things you should consider in these matters.

This is only a brief summary of what is necessary – as your legal counsel we will guide you through these and all other matters related to your case.

Please note that this FAQ section is NOT legal advice but instead is being offered for informational and/or educational purposes only.

Do not talk to anyone about your accident except one of the lawyers or investigators in our office. You should always require identification so that you are sure who you are talking to. Do not even talk to your own insurance company or any lawyers hired by your own insurance company without notifying us so that we may be present if we desire. We will generally want these statements taken in our office. Please do not talk to your friends, family or co-workers about your case. You never know who they know or might speak with.

You should return to each of your doctors as often as necessary and should always tell them about all of your complaints. If you see any additional doctors, be sure we are advised immediately of their names and addresses. View more about the importance of visiting your doctor in matters of personal injury.

Please keep a daily or weekly record of your complaints and progress. This can be very helpful when, a year later, you will be called upon to relate upon to relate your pain and difficulties.

Please keep an accurate record of all days lost from work as a result of your injuries.

Obtain and keep duplicate copies of all medical, hospital and drug bills. You should periodically send these bills to us for our files. Also keep records of any other expense you may have in connection with your accident, such as the hiring of extra help. All of your bills should be paid by check or you should obtain and keep receipt. You should keep a list of your medical bills and the costs incurred in going to your doctor.

Do not have your automobile repaired until you are sure that we have obtained pictures of it. After pictures are taken by this office, have your collision insurance carrier repair your car.

If you are arrested in connection with this accident, call one of the lawyers in the office and we will see that someone represents or advises you. In the event of a coroner’s inquest or other type of hearing, be sure to notify this office so that we will be able to represent you in connection with this inquest.

Furnish to us immediately the correct name, addresses and telephone numbers of any and all witnesses you may learn of.

If your injury requires a cast, brace, or traction, or other appliance, save it. When the case is set for trial, you should bring these items with you.

Send us the negatives and prints of any photographs pertaining to your case which you or any of your friends have taken. If you are required to be in the hospital and are receiving any type of treatment like traction or physical therapy, please notify our office.

Have your own auto insurance carrier pay as many hospital and doctor bills under the medical payment provisions of your policy as possible. You should also have your hospitalization insurance, such as Blue Cross & Blue Shield, pay as much on your bills as possible. You should not expect doctors and hospitals to wait until your case is tried or settled to receive payment. You should, therefore, pay any balance as soon as possible.

We will probably not contact you until we have something definite to report. We will be contacting you for depositions, answers to interrogatories, and then, when your case goes to trial, which may be in excess of one year from the time that suit is filed.

Be sure and keep us advised of any changes in your address or telephone number. Please do not come in expecting to see one of the attorneys without an appointment, because the attorneys have hearings, depositions, and trials to attend. Making an appointment will insure that the attorney will be available to speak with you.

Personal injury claims and lawsuits can take a long time—Many times in excess of one (1) year. We too would like to resolve your case as quickly as possible, however, we will not do so before the appropriate time. If the insurance company knows you are too anxious to settle, the price will go down.

Claims for insurance benefits, whether medical insurance, or no fault through your own insurance company, should not filed without our prior review. We are happy to review your medical insurance claim forms, your personal injury protection forms (PIP), and any other forms. We will make no additional charge for reviewing these forms, and we will assist you in every way with regard to submitting these forms. Our purpose in reviewing these forms is to make sure there is no damaging statement made on the form which may unknowingly affect your claim.

After a claim is filed, and many times merely as a matter of course after an insurance company becomes aware of an incident leading to a potential claim/case, should they feel that the damages warrant it or that the liability or injuries are questionable, the insurance carrier or other party may actually hire an investigator regarding your claim/case to use any information learned against you. This means that you may be followed without your knowledge, filmed and/or recorded, your claims history will be investigated, back-ground checks may be performed, credit checks may be done, etc. EVEN WITHOUT YOUR KNOWLEDGE THAT IT IS HAPPENING! For these reasons, it is imperative that if you have various limitations prescribed by a treating physician that you follow them. Similarly, if you engage in activity that would otherwise be construed as contrary to the injuries claimed, such may be used against you and damage the value and even the viability of your claim/case.

That means everything. Even if you think it may be unimportant, tell your lawyer. If you hurt your back ten (10) years ago, tell your lawyer now. If you were convicted of a crime many years ago and have been a model citizen since that time, tell your lawyer. It is better that your lawyer hear these things from you, so that he can prepare your case. We do not want to be surprised by the Defendants in Court.

Our two offices, in Royal Palm Beach and Vero Beach, offer our clients the option to meet with us in person from Indian River to Palm Beach Counties. Mr. Sokoloff  is our Royal Palm Beach local representative, and Mr. Weinstein handles our Vero Beach office.

See What Our Clients Say About Us

  • Elliot was a pure delight to work with. I had an unfortunate accident and he was able to guide us through the legal process with as little headache as possible. His communication was constant and he kept us in the loop every step of the way. He also went above and beyond to meet me to finalize paperwork due to my limited ability to travel due to health concerns.

    Kate Anna Barsoum Avatar Kate Anna Barsoum
  • Elliot and team were extremely helpful in guiding us down the right path for estate planning and making sure our plans for set up for where we are at today and in the future, marking out along the way where we might need to make pro-active changes in the future as our kids get older. In addition, he was able to expedite the process and get us squared away in a compressed time frame due to our schedule. This was our second experience with this company, and we will continue to use their services in the future. Thanks Elliot.

    Tim Lloyd Avatar Tim Lloyd
  • Elliot was efficient and thorough with explanations on our estate documents. We needed a rush on the process and he accomplished our request happily. We had a great experience. We will continue to use Elliot for our future needs.

    Vicki Lloyd Avatar Vicki Lloyd
  • My wife and I have used the services of Sokoloff and Weinstein for over 25 years and we would not use any other law firm. They have handled our wills, business work, and home purchase agreements. Everything has always gone smooth. The best aspect is the time they take to explain everything. We are not instructed to initial or sign anything until we fully understand what is going on. We are very happy with their service and highly recommend them to you.

    Brian Ter Horst Avatar Brian Ter Horst
  • I highly recommend Sokoloff and Weinstein. We visited for estate planning, including a will, health directives, power of attorney, etc. Everything was handled professionally and in a timely manner. All of our questions were answered so that we could understand. It's a good feeling to know that, when the time comes, we have done everything possible to make a difficult time easier for our children.

    Marvin Shock Avatar Marvin Shock

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