1) QUALITY OF CASES, NOT QUANTITY OF CASES
When hiring a Pensacola personal injury lawyer you are starting a personal business relationship. This relationship sometimes will span years in length and you must be able to communicate with him or her directly.
You must also be able to reach him/her when you have questions without unreasonable delay. Zarzaur Law does not take a “volume” of cases but selects those cases where the firm can take a substantial personal business interest in the client and the case. Many larger firms are in the “volume” business and are pushing clients through like a factory. That will never be the case at Zarzaur Law. Joe only handles those cases that have serious personal injuries and he turns away those cases that do not involve such injuries. This keeps the firm focused on a select quality of injury and death cases.
Many larger firms are in the “volume” business and are pushing clients through like a factory. That will never be the case at Zarzaur Law.
2) THE LAWYER’S REPUTATION MATTERS, GET THE MOST FOR THE SAME FEE
Your case may be as valuable as the reputation of the personal injury lawyer handling your case. Many bigger law firms will get you into their firm by acting as if a senior lawyer in the firm will be handling your case. However, once you sign their contract you and your case are shuffled down to a lower level lawyer who does not have substantial (or any) trial experience. This may affect the value of your case and may prevent your case from being prosecuted as aggressively as necessary. Interview your personal injury lawyer first. Ask them “How many million dollar plus verdicts they have achieved themselves for clients?” Ask them if they will be handling your cases alone or with others less senior lawyers? Ask them if they are Board Certified in Civil Trial law? If you do not like the answers, then move on to another lawyer. Ask them if they are AV-rated by Martindale Hubell. Being AV rated is the highest rating provided by an independent source in our Country. So, is your lawyer AV rated and Board Certified in Civil Trial and do they have many jury verdicts over a million dollars? If so, hire them. If not, you might want to consider interviewing Mr. Joe Zarzaur. If you are paying the same FEE should you not get the most for your money?
3) IN THIS BUSINESS, THE JURY TRIAL EXPERIENCE OF YOUR PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER MATTERS.
Trial Experience with big jury verdicts matters to the insurance company on the other side of the case and it should matter to you. If the lawyer handling your case himself/herself has the substantial trial experience it will matter and affect the value of your case. If, however, the lawyer handling your case does not have substantial jury trial experience with big verdicts, it will also affect your case. Many larger firms will attract you with senior lawyer’s credentials and then once you sign with them, your case will be handled by a lower level lawyer without experience with jury trials and verdicts. At Zarzaur Law, we only take quality cases that Joe Zarzaur can be the primary personal injury lawyer. Mr. Zarzaur is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and has record jury verdicts in both Escambia and Santa Rosa County in injury cases. He obtained a 9.3 million dollar verdict from an Escambia County jury and has a 2.5 million dollar verdict from a Santa Rosa County jury. These were both injury cases that did not involve death. Only about 1 percent of Florida lawyers are Board Certified and there are only 13 lawyers between Pensacola and Panama City who have the same Board Certifications that Mr. Zarzaur has earned. Do not show up to a gunfight with a knife.
At Zarzaur Law, we only take quality cases for which Joe Zarzaur can be the primary personal injury lawyer.
4) YOU AND YOUR CASE WILL HAVE PRIORITY AT ZARZAUR LAW
Better to be a Big Fish in a small pond than a Little Fish in a big pond. Zarzaur Law prides itself on the motto, “Quality cases over quantity.” The firm turns away cases in which it feels the injuries do not justify the firm’s resources and time. The firm’s clients are treated like “VIPs”- you will have Mr. Zarzaur’s personal cell phone and, more importantly, will feel comfortable calling him on it even after hours. He and his firm take special steps to ensure that all of their clients have easy access to Mr. Zarzaur and get special attention every step of the way.