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Every year, nearly 1 in 10 people are hospitalized due to a serious injury. The question on the mind of the individuals and their families who are suffering from these injuries is often, “How will we recover?”
Douglas R. Beam P.A. is a personal injury law firm with over $100 Million Dollars in settlements and verdicts. In our 30 years of service to Melbourne, Florida, our personal injury lawyers have helped thousands of individuals find healing after a personal injury. Our success in personal injury law has led to the recognition of being placed on the Top 100 Trial Lawyers, a 10/10 Super Rating on Avvo and consistent placement on Super Lawyers.
Insurance companies know our law firm. For decades, the team at Douglas R. Beam has made a name for themselves through successfully representing the seriously injured, taking on the world’s largest insurance companies and recovering over $100 Million Dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients. Our team has a reputation for being experienced, well connected and successful. Douglas R. Beam P.A. has scored huge verdicts with our founder, Doug Beam, receiving multi-million dollar verdicts regularly and our managing attorney, Riley Beam, winning $28.5 Million dollars in his first jury trial. On average, our clients receive 3x more than what they were offered before we were hired.
Our reputation as one of the best law firms in Melbourne, Brevard County and Central Florida comes from the trust of our community. We’ve grown because of our results and how we treat our clients. If you’re looking for an experienced personal injury attorney, give us a call. It’s always free and always fast.
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After being viciously attacked, our client suffered brain injury. Working with him and his family, we were able to receive a verdict that adequately covered the damages suffered by the attack.
Every day, we are shocked to find how little insurance companies want to offer our clients. On average, we find that insurance undervalues injury claims by 2 to 100 times what we get for our client. It’s a broad spectrum, but it proves a point.
Most people don’t understand how badly insurance is setting them up for the future.
From a car accident to a brain injury people rarely understand how much an accident can change a life. Injuries can appear minor but quickly take on a life of their own, demanding enormous resources financially, emotionally and physically. To make matters worse, insurance is known for fighting personal injury lawsuits tooth and nail. When it is time for insurance companies to fulfill their duty, they are often more focused on revenue than helping the injured.
The top insurance companies made over $300,000,000,000 in 2019 by making sure they were paying out claims that were favorable to them. Great personal injury lawyers know the tricks of the insurance companies. At Douglas R. Beam P.A. our personal injury attorneys have brought in over $100,000,000 in settlements and verdicts and helped our clients, on average, receive 3x what they’re offered before our firm is hired.
From a bicycle accident to a bus accident, if you’ve suffered a serious injury you should speak with a Melbourne, Florida personal injury attorney. Do this as quickly as possible. Once your serious injury takes place, insurance is measuring your actions and working to make sure they pay you the least amount of money possible for your recovery. If you’re experiencing pain and suffering from an accident and are curious if your case is a good one, take this quiz or contact us for a free consultation!
When an injury takes place, it is almost always out of nowhere. Any type of injury can take a huge toll financially, physically, and emotionally. Whether it is a car accident, motorcycle accident, bicycle accident or any other type of injury, it is important you follow the same steps. There are things you can do that will help protect your legal rights and position you to recover. The following tips will get you on the track to a speedy recovery.
When a serious injury occurs, make sure that you and any other parties are taken care of. Tell first responders any symptoms that you are experiencing. Most people underestimate how bad their injuries are after accidents like auto accidents because of the post-injury adrenaline rush. Get an exam from your doctor and follow all doctors’ orders for treatment. You’ll heal more quickly and you cannot be blamed by insurance for not taking your doctor’s advice.
After a serious injury, ask someone to call 911 to get medical treatment. Ask any officers that may show up for a copy of a report. Your accident lawyer will use it to prepare a lawsuit.
Immediately after a serious injury, begin gathering evidence. Take pictures and videos of the scene and yourself. Make sure everything is documented. Your personal injury lawyer will examine this information to collect critical information about how your personal injury lawsuit should be tried.
Keep a tight rein on what you say to the other parties involved in the fall, to bystanders, and to insurance agents. Any admission of fault could leave you without a chance in your lawsuit.
Our law office has practiced injury law in the Central Florida area for decades. Our legal team has the experience and millions in results. Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer is the best way to assure you will be taken care of during your case.
These three characteristics are a must-have for a personal injury attorney:
Find a personal injury attorney who has a history of winning cases like yours. Whether your case involved a car accident, bus accident, bicycle accident, brain injury accident, truck accident or motorcycle accident, make sure your personal injury lawyer has tried this type of case. An experienced personal injury attorney will understand your accident, your injuries and what the accident caused in your life. Additionally, the right personal injury attorney will understand your medical needs and get you the compensation you deserve.
Good personal injury attorneys bet on themselves. The way they do that is through contingency fees. All that means is that you don’t pay any money up front. Standard contingency fees are 33.33% of whatever insurance rewards.
The majority of cases in great law firms settle. Why? Because insurance is terrified of going to court against great personal injury attorneys. Trials are expensive and time-consuming. Insurance companies fear personal injury attorneys that have the resources, experience and know how to beat them soundly in court.
In a perfect world, when a serious injury happens, we should be able to trust our insurance company to help us. Unfortunately, most insurance companies make their money by underpaying victims of serious injury. When a personal injury attorney represents a victim, the accident lawyer will know how to deal with insurance companies so that they fulfill their obligations. The personal injury lawyers at Douglas R. Beam P.A. can evaluate your serious injury during the initial consultation and map out a plan that details medical treatment, continuing medical care, receiving pay for missed work, and receiving other compensation you deserve as a result of the accident.
Before hiring a personal injury lawyer, we recommend asking the following questions.
The best way to determine how someone is at their job is to check with their previous clients. Ask them what their other clients have said about them and then check online reviews.
Great personal injury lawyers are respected by their peers.
Lawyers only refer their cases to the personal injury lawyers they know can handle it.
You want to make sure that your personal injury attorney is not afraid of going to trial. See when their last two court trials took place to affirm whether or not they are in court.
Having an experienced personal injury lawyer is critical, as cases can sometimes grow to be quite complex.
Different attorneys structure their contingent fees differently. Make sure you have an understanding of how they charge and when.
Personal injury lawsuits can, at times, cost upwards of $250,000 to try. Make sure that, when it comes time to show up, your personal injury lawyer will be there.
A good personal injury lawyer can be hard to find. Here are a few characteristics we have found are clear signs of a good personal injury lawyer.
Referring attorneys often get ⅓ of whatever the personal injury lawyer receives after a case. Whoever a referring attorney is sending their cases to is most likely very good at getting favorable verdicts.
Trials are expensive and are something that insurance companies hate. Insurance companies are often willing to settle with experienced personal injury lawyers.
Read the personal injury lawyers reviews on Yelp, Google and Avvo. Often you will find outliers of client experience from delighted clients to furious clients. See what their standard reviews are and how recent they have been completed.
Whether it's a car accident or a brain injury, you want to know that your personal injury attorney has tried your type of case and won. Ask them if they’ve tried your type of case and get a ballpark for what their largest verdicts or settlements were.
Yes. It is worth it to hire a personal injury lawyer.
In 2019, the top 5 insurance companies brought in roughly $300 Billion Dollars in revenue. This is roughly the GDP of Pakistan. They did this by focusing on revenue goals that were set by a number of factors, but mainly, how little money they pay out to those who are insured.
When individuals go against insurance alone, they are almost always getting underpaid in their claim. Insurance is built upon a maze of forms, deadlines and negotiations that are always to the advantage of the insurance company. Insurance isn’t a public good, it is a billion dollar industry.
Hire an attorney and hire them now.
In doing so, you are setting yourself up to get a fair shot at the future. Our Melbourne personal injury lawyers are highly experienced at evaluating cases, understanding medical care and creating legal strategies that bring our clients, on average, 3x what the big box firms provide.
While we have our opinions, you can check for yourself on whether or not this is a good fit for you. We’ve created a quiz that gives insight into what types of cases are most likely to be challenged by insurance. Take the quiz and you can see if your case is a good fit for an attorney.
Before hiring a personal injury attorney, you should know the following:
Once you hire a personal injury lawyer, you are about to start a journey. This journey will, likely, be new for you. It is imperative that you trust your personal injury attorney to do what is best for you and to guide you to the best outcome possible.
Find an attorney that has great results for your type of case. If they’ve done well for other people, they will likely do exceptional work for you.
Make sure you have a clear understanding of how the personal injury lawyer gets paid, when they get paid and what that means for your recovery.
Cases take anywhere from months to years. Ask your personal injury lawyer when they expect this case to be completed and prepare yourself for the expectations they’ve set.
Slips, trips and falls come out of nowhere. For over three decades, our firm has protected injury victims throughout Melbourne, Florida and Central Florida by winning compensation for their losses. The expertise that our personal injury attorneys possess and our record of successfully representing clients has allowed our firm to become a leading Brevard County personal injury law firm.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a slip and fall accident, contact our offices today for a free case review. Our team is available at all hours of the day and will act quickly to protect your rights. For an immediate consultation, call our phone number (321) 723-6591, email us at email@example.com or fill out the simple form below.