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Sokoloff & Weinstein Personal Injury Law Firm

Royal Palm Beach Personal Injury Lawyers

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.

TALK TO NO ONE2020-07-15T07:00:02+00:00

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.

YOUR DOCTOR2020-07-15T07:27:50+00:00

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.

RECORDS-OF-COMPLAINTS2020-07-15T06:51:45+00:00

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.

WAGE AND EARNING LOSS2020-07-15T07:10:44+00:00

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

MEDICAL BILLS2020-07-15T06:32:50+00:00

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.

CAR REPAIR2020-07-15T06:15:11+00:00

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.

TRAFFIC OFFENSES2020-07-15T07:07:32+00:00

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.

WITNESSES2020-07-15T07:13:54+00:00

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

SAVE YOUR CAST2020-07-15T06:56:07+00:00

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.

PHOTOGRAPHS2020-07-15T06:44:43+00:00

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.

HOSPITAL AND DOCTOR BILLS2020-07-15T06:28:22+00:00

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.

QUESTIONS2020-07-15T06:48:50+00:00

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.

YOUR ADDRESS2020-07-15T07:23:35+00:00

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.

BE PATIENT2020-07-15T06:09:48+00:00

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.

NEVER FILE CLAIMS WITHOUT OUR APPROVAL2020-07-15T06:41:01+00:00

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.

YOU MAY BE FOLLOWED/INVESTIGATED2020-07-15T07:17:12+00:00

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.

TELL YOUR LAWYER EVERYTHING2020-07-15T07:04:54+00:00

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.

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  • review rating 5  Seth Weinstein, Esq. was very friendly, professional, and meticulous in guiding us through the estate planning process. His attention to detail in preparing wills, power of attorney documents, etc. was second to none. He offers a wonderful blend of personal professional service that immediately makes you feel like you're in good hands.

    thumb Renae Tesauro
  • review rating 5  I had the pleasure working with Seth on my living will, power of attorney, and the review of all key documents involved in my planning. He was very personable, knowledgeable, professional, and gave me his full attention. His attention to detail, going over every clause of each document was second to none. I would strongly recommend this firm. The attorneys are very knowledgeable, and their work ethic and ability to provide client service is refreshing. Thank you.

    thumb Scott Goldhagen
  • review rating 5  Sokoloff was very knowledgeable profesional and take time to explain every detail. Process was very smooth. He provide great recommendations. Keep appointments on time. I will definitely be using him again if need it.

    thumb Yeysy Trujillo
  • review rating 5  My husband and I had the pleasure of meeting Elliott Sokoloff 18 years ago when he prepared ours wills for us. We had no idea how involved the process would be. He was so helpful in explaining all the documents including not only our wills, but the power of attorney and living wills as well. I called him a couple of weeks ago to meet and update our wills. He remembered us from 18 years ago! It is so comforting to know that we have such a compassionate attorney working for us. He took his time answering all of our questions and explaining how some of the laws have changed regarding the process. We just completed the new wills and if you are looking for an outstanding attorney that you can call friend, then please give Elliott a call.

    thumb janet froyen
  • review rating 5  Contacted Seth Weinstein about preparing documents for our family. He was excellent in working around our crazy schedules. Service was completed rather quickly from start to finish. The Vero Beach office is easily accessible with no traffic and plenty of parking. Would highly recommend Sokoloff & Weinstein.

    thumb Judy Shelley

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