Clearwater Personal Injury Attorney
Being injured in a car crash or any other unexpected incident can cause more than just pain; it can be financially upsetting as well. You may have missed some work or perhaps were unable to return to work. In the meantime, all of your bills still need to be paid. On top of the loss of income, you may have medical expenses that are mounting up. A trip to the Emergency room, alone, can run into the thousands of dollars. If you need ongoing treatment, the bills can get outrageous. You could literally be faced with a decision whether you should pay your mortgage or get medical care…all because someone else was careless. Most people don’t want to get involved with lawyers or with making an insurance claim, but sometimes there is no other choice. Contact our experienced Clearwater personal injury attorneys today.
Hire a Clearwater Personal Injury Attorney With Experience
Attorney Mike Walker knows what to do to help you get back on your feet. He has been helping clients’ with their personal injury cases for 28 years. Attorney Mike Walker at Mike Walker Law is Board Certified in Civil Trial by both the Florida Bar and The National Board of trial Advocates, a distinction held by a small percentage of lawyers. Hiring an attorney with Trial experience is important. Insurance companies know who the skilled and experienced attorneys are. Insurance Companies know who the Board Certified attorneys are. While only a small number of cases actually go all the way to trial, knowing that your lawyer is experienced and capable of trying your case will result in a better offer and a better recovery.
Mike Walker Law handles all types of injury cases, including the following:
- Personal Injury
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- DUI Accidents
- Uninsured Drivers
- Bicycle & Pedestrian Accidents
- Boat Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Plane & Train Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Serious Injuries
- Head & Brain Injuries
- Neck, Back & Spine Injuries
- Jaw Injuries & TMJ
- Wrongful Death
- Insurance Bad Faith
- Federal Tort Claims
Why Hire a Board Certified Attorney?
We have all heard the old adage that “You Get What You pay For”. This truism holds up pretty well when the topic concerns most consumer goods like cars, shoes, sofas, etc. But what does “You get what you pay for” mean when hiring an attorney on a contingency fee basis for your personal injury case? Under a contingency fee, you are not charged a legal fee from the attorney unless and until we obtain a recovery for you, such as a negotiated settlement or jury verdict. The amount of the fee is a fixed percentage of the amount of the recovery. So if all personal injury lawyers are basically using the same fee structure, does this mean you can expect the same results no matter whom you use for your attorney? Of course you know the answer is “no.” But how do you know whether the attorney you hire has the knowledge, skills and ability to get you the best results? One way to know is by hiring an attorney who is Board-Certified in Civil Trial Law.
What is Board Certification?
Board Certification means the attorney has been tested and evaluated for competence and experience in a particular specialty area, such as trial law. In addition, Board-Certified lawyers meet the board’s criteria for character, ethics and professionalism in the practice of law. Board Certification is a quick way for you to know the attorney before you has submitted to a rigorous examination by peers and a governing board who have taken a close look at the lawyer’s abilities and professionalism and determined the lawyer is worthy of special distinction.
A Clearwater Attorney with Florida and National Board Certification
Integrity. Experience. Expertise. These are the characteristics vouched for by certification from the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education. Board Certification is the Florida Bar’s “Legal Expert” status and reflects attainment of the highest level of competency and experience evaluated by the Bar. Only Board-Certified attorneys are allowed to use the term “specialist” or “expert” when referring to their legal credentials. Michael Walker is certified as a Civil Trial specialist by the Florida Bar.
Only 6% of Florida attorneys are Board-Certified by the Florida Bar, and the number who are certified in the Civil Trial practice area is much less than that (Florida recognizes 24 different specialty areas). In addition to Florida Board Certification, Michael Walker is also certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA). Only a handful of attorneys in Florida have obtained NBTA Board Certification. Out of 93,000 attorneys in Florida, only about 207, or one-fifth of one percent, are Board-Certified by NBTA.
Choose a Board-Certified Attorney for Your Clearwater Personal Injury Claim
Board Certification is an effective tool in quickly assessing a lawyer’s ability to help you with your case. Michael Walker has been Board-Certified by the Florida Bar since 1996, including recertification in 2001, 2006 and 2011. He has been Board-Certified by NBTA since 1998, including recertification in 2003, 2008 and 2013. In addition to Board Certification, he has over 25 years of experience helping thousands of personal injury clients receive the compensation they needed after being injured due to the negligence or misconduct of another. If you need advice and representation in a Clearwater personal injury matter, contact Mike Walker Law at 727-797-2020 for a free consultation with an expert in the field.
We Are Here For You
Mike Walker chose to practice law because he wanted to help people. When you speak with Mike Walker or any of his team of personal injury professionals, you get the feeling that they care….because they do. Mike Walker and his staff understand that you have brought to them a significant problem that you are relying on them to not only resolve but also to communicate to you and on your behalf in a professional and respectful manner. Mike Walker takes pride in not only the result he gets for his clients, but also in the way his clients are treated. Clients often tell him that he “doesn’t seem like a lawyer”. While he has successfully represented thousands of clients over the years, has tried over 100 injury case and is recognized by his peers for his legal ability and ethical standards, he makes great effort to relate to his clients like a regular person and not like a lawyer. Contact our professional Clearwater personal injury attorney.
For a free consultation, call 727 797-2020. Weekend or evening appointments are available as are home and hospital visits. Let Mike Walker Law help you get the justice that you deserve.