Clearwater Personal Injury Lawyer
Board Certified Florida Personal Injury Attorney Focused On Your Recovery
Board certified personal injury attorney Jim Magazine, former managing partner of Lucas & Magazine, understands how drastically a severe injury can change your life. Faced with emotional stress and trauma, physical pain and suffering, and the financial burdens like medical bills and lost wages that jeopardize your financial future, dealing with the aftermath of such an accident can quickly become overwhelming. You Don’t Have to Face These Challenges Alone. Let The Magazine & Light Law Group Accident and Injury Lawyers guide you on your path to recovery.
When you hire Jim Magazine, your personal injury lawyer with our boutique law firm to handle your case, you will receive first-class, personalized legal services that you won’t find at many of the larger injury law firms. You’ll have one-on-one, direct contact with your personal injury lawyer who will keep you up-to-date as your case progresses. To ensure you have the resources and legal representation you need during this difficult time, our Florida law firm offers free consultations and no upfront attorney fees. Let the personal injury lawyers at The Magazine & Light Law Group Accident and Injury Lawyers focus on your emotional, physical, and financial recovery, so you can concentrate on getting better.
With Over 30 years of Personal Injury Experience
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Why Hire a Personal Injury Attorney at The Magazine & Light Law Group?
If you suffered a serious injury that was caused by the negligence or malicious acts of another party, you may be asking yourself whether you should hire a personal injury lawyer to handle your claim.
You are not legally obligated to hire an attorney to file your personal injury claim, negotiate with insurers, or even battle it out in court. Hiring a personal injury lawyer at The Magazine & Light Law Group, however, can significantly improve your chances of achieving a successful outcome.
We stand up to the insurance companies
Insurance companies and large corporations typically have teams of experienced lawyers on their payroll who are hired to defend injury claims just like yours. These lawyers will stop at nothing to minimize your injuries, point the blame on someone else, and even deny your claim. Our personal injury attorneys stand up to powerful insurance companies and large corporations that seek to deny injured victims fair compensation, making sure they pay for the harm they have caused.
We hold all negligent parties accountable
Multiple defendants may be able to be held liable for your injuries under various legal theories. An experienced personal injury attorney will investigate your accident and evaluate the factors that may have contributed to your injuries. Identifying all parties who may be liable for your losses enables our legal team to expand the path to recovery, maximizing your settlement. Studies reveal that victims who hire a personal injury lawyer to represent them recover nearly three times the compensation recovered by victims who handle their own claims.
Experience and reputation on your side
As a Martindale Hubbell AV Rated attorney, and a Board Certified Florida Civil Trial Lawyer with over 30 years of experience Jim Magazine has earned a reputation for successfully handling difficult injury cases. He is frequently called upon by his peers to litigate injury claims because of his courtroom experience. Jim is also a National Board of Trial Advocacy Civil Trial Lawyer. He handles personal injury automobile accidents, premises cases, wrongful death, and insurance bad faith claims throughout Florida. Fighting to protect the rights of injured victims in Florida since 1990, our law firm has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients.
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Jim Magazine is truly incredible. He made a difficult situation extremely pleasant. Jim is very knowledgeable and committed to helping his clients. His generosity and support left a lasting impression. From the beginning, he gave us options, was extremely concerned, and wanted to help my husband feel better from his injury. He worked hard and did everything he could to show his support for our situation.
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Personal injury lawyer Jim Magazine provides first-class legal representation in the
following practice areas. He is a:
Truck Accident Lawyer
Wrongful Death Attorney
Personal Injury Lawyer
FAQs About Accident and Injury Cases
People who file a personal injury claim should consult with their personal injury lawyer before accepting an offer from the insurance company. In most cases, insurance representatives will go to great lengths to minimize payouts on personal injury claims. This includes denying fault, downplaying the victim’s losses, and even pointing fingers at the injury victim.
Many personal injury lawyers in Florida accept accident cases on a contingency fee basis. With this type of arrangement, the law firm shoulders the financial burdens that accompany claims negotiations, investigations, and even representing you in court. You don’t pay attorney fees up front. Your attorney will subtract his or her fees and costs from your settlement or injury award when you win your case. If you don’t win, you don’t have to pay.
While there are no caps on economic and non-economic damages that can be recovered in personal injury cases in the state, Florida imposes soft caps on punitive damages. Designed to punish the wrongdoer for egregious acts, punitive damages are limited to three times the amount of compensatory damages, or $500,000, whichever is higher. There are exceptions to the rule, however. If the defendant intentionally committed the acts for the purpose of financial gain, punitive damages can be as much as four times the amount of compensatory damages, or $2 million dollars, whichever is higher.
In most cases, there is a strict deadline that applies to filing a personal injury lawsuit in Florida. While there are exceptions, victims of car accidents, slip and falls, and other types of personal injuries caused by negligence have just four years from the date of the incident to file a lawsuit. If you wait until after the deadline has passed to take legal action, you will most likely be barred from recovering compensation for your losses.