Why it’s important to hire a board certified injury lawyer in Port St. Lucie, Ft. Pierce, Vero Beach or Okeechobee

Personal Injury Posted on Jun 15, 2020

Very few personal injury lawyers in Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, Vero Beach and Okeechobee can claim board certification

Florida Bar Board CertifiedNot all injury attorneys in Florida are trained equally. Less than 7% of attorneys in the State of Florida are board-certified, and even fewer attorneys in Port St. Lucie, Ft. Pierce, Vero Beach, or Okeechobee can claim this distinction. At the Law Firm of Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd, Attorney Steve Hoskins and Attorney Gerald Lefebvre are Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyers by the Florida Supreme Court. What sets these attorneys apart from the others?

Advanced level of skill

Successfully navigating a complex and serious personal injury claim law requires a high degree of specialized capabilities. The Florida Bar board certification process involves a rigorous day-long exam, strict continuing legal education requirements, a comprehensive peer review from fellow practitioners, and at least a five-year focus on the particular area of certification.

While the written exam ensures mastery of personal injury and civil trial law and legal ethics, the 50 hours of continuing legal education guarantees the lawyer remains up-to-date on the latest trends, guidelines, and changes in the law. It should be noted that not every attorney can meet these standards, which is why board-certified lawyers stand out from the rest.

Recognized expertise

The Supreme Court of Florida recognizes the importance of board certification by listing it as one of the factors in determining the amount of reasonable compensation to be awarded to professionals in personal injury cases. Having an attorney that can claim board certification will let the insurance companies and opposing counsel know that they are dealing with a well-trained advocate – exactly the type of specialist you want on your side.

Respected reputation within the legal community

When an attorney is board-certified in civil trial law, this signifies to others that the lawyer has substantial legal experience and has been subjected to extensive peer review. Board certification requires attorneys to be evaluated by fellow attorneys and judges in not only trial practice, but character, ethics, and professionalism. If you hire a board-certified civil trial lawyer, you can be confident that your counsel is well-respected within the legal community and will treat you with the highest level of professionalism.

Proven track-record taking cases to trial

To receive board certification in civil trial law, an attorney must have handled at least 15 contested civil cases, including cases before juries, as lead counsel. Of all the criteria for board certification, this qualification is perhaps the most important to injury victims and their families.

If you are seriously injured in a car crash, slip and fall, or any other accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you likely will need compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages, or even loss of life. Oftentimes, an insurance company will be responsible for paying your settlement. However, insurance companies, especially those that are national corporations, have legal teams on standby, ready to fight your claim. What many people do not realize is that insurance companies are out to protect their bottom line: they will try to offer you less money than what you deserve.

Injured victims and their families need an attorney and law firm who is able to take their case to trial to fight for the settlement amount that they deserve.

For Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, Vero Beach, Okeechobee residents

Personal injury attorneys with a commitment to legal excellence

At the Law Firm of Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd, two of our personal injury lawyers are board-certified by the Florida Bar.

Steve Hoskins – Senior partner Steve Hoskins is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Florida Bar and has over 40 years of personal injury law experience. He has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the nation, and he received the Florida Justice Association’s Bronze Eagle award for his commitment to upholding the civil justice system and protecting the rights of Florida citizens. To date, Attorney Steve Hoskins has obtained over $500 million in settlements and verdicts for his clients in Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, Vero Beach, and Okeechobee.

Gerald Lefebvre – Serving as “of counsel” to Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd, Gerald Lefebvre is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and by the Florida Bar. He has been recognized as a Florida “Super Lawyer®” annually for more than 10 years, and he is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Attorney Gerald Lefebvre was inducted into the inaugural Daily Business Review’s Verdicts Hall of Fame for his $44 million dollar verdict in a defective product case in Stuart, Florida.

Why settle for anything less?

Contact our board-certified personal injury lawyers today

When hiring a personal injury lawyer, you deserve a specialist who has committed to meeting the most stringent standards in the field. Why settle for anything less?

When you hire a personal injury lawyer who is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Florida Bar, you hire an expert and true specialist. At the Law Firm of Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd, we will provide a level of personal injury representation that has been recognized with awards and accolades that can be used to your advantage. Our board-certified personal injury lawyers have the ability to provide the comprehensive support you need for your personal injury lawsuit. At the Law Firm of Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd, we understand that each client is unique and that each case should be given individual attention.

Contact us today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation and case evaluation. We represent Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, Vero Beach, and Okeechobee residents and their families who have been seriously injured or killed in car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, boating accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and slip and fall accidents.

We have four convenient office locations in Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, Vero Beach, Okeechobee, and Sebastian. However, if you can’t come to us, we can come to you or you can meet with us and hire us with your smartphone or computer through our remote services. We are here when you need us.

Call us now at 866-930-6435.

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