Have you ever noticed how prevalent personal injury advertising is in the state of Florida? Ask yourself; have you really ever seen billboard advertising for a corporate attorney, television advertising for an estate planning attorney, or a radio ad for an environmental lawyer. I’m not suggesting that those ads do not exist, but clearly, there is no area of law that sees as much advertising as the personal injury field in Florida. So why is that? Let me explain.
The Florida Bar allows a referring attorney to receive a minimum of 25% of the total attorneys’ fee (and sometimes more) just for simply referring your case to an attorney that truly practices in the field. The referring attorney does not have to have any experience or knowledge of the injury field in order to be paid a referral fee. As a result, competition is fierce in this area not just because of the return on investment for the lawyer, but also because unskilled lawyers can land injury cases and refer them to lawyers that know what they are doing. The next time you are in the market for an injury or wrongful death attorney, make sure to research that attorney to know that you are actually hiring an attorney experienced in the field, or you might just find yourself being referred to another attorney that you did not choose.
Please call me for answers to any questions you may have with no obligations. I am available for you 24/7; Just call 833-VASTOLA, that’s 833-827-8652. That number is forwarded to my cell phone so you have direct access to me. We have staffed offices in Palm Beach Gardens and Stuart, and we represent clients throughout the State of Florida. Visit our website at VastolaLegal.com to find out more about my firm. I’m attorney Jeff Vastola and I am here for you.