Why Am I Having Trouble Finding An Attorney For A Case Against Miami Dade County?

Attorney Daniel VillalobosAuthor: Attorney Daniel Villalobos

Finding an attorney to represent you for an injury that occurred as a result of the negligence of an employee of Miami Dade County, can be quite challenging. Under Florida Law, the rules are different for suing a state agency such as the county, or city, or governor, than they are for suing a private person or an insurance company. Florida Law caps an attorney’s fee at 25%. Normally an attorney’s fee is 33% if a case is settled pre-suit, and 40% if a lawsuit is filed and the case goes to trial. However, since the attorney’s fee is capped at 25%, most lawyers are not jumping up and down to take the case since suing a state agency requires a lot of work, staff, time, and money. Often times, lawyers will require serious/catastrophic bodily injury or death in order to take a case. Catastrophic injuries could be broken bones, injuries that require surgery, loss of limb, or serious disfigurement of one’s body. If a victim’s injuries are smaller in nature, that require simple physical therapy or a few chiropractic adjustments, most attorneys decide not to get involved.

Our firm does not label any case as being too small or too big. We treat all cases equally. If you are injured in any accident, whether it is a slip and fall, car accident, premises liability, or any other litigation against the city, call our firm for a free consultation.

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