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When Hiring a Maritime Attorney

What Victims Injured Or Harmed At Sea Should Know When Hiring A Maritime Personal Injury Attorney

Today many attorneys are utilizing various marketing techniques to attract clients, including the use of social media like Twitter and Facebook, as well as writing blogs. While information conveyed through social media methods does have value, the selection of the lawyer who is going to handle your case is a major decision that will have an impact on you for the rest of your life.

If you have suffered a serious injury, and are seeking compensation for your injuries, including fair and adequate compensation for your lost wages, disability, inability to lead your normal and usual life, as well as the mental anguish, pain and suffering, you want the right attorney for your case so that you can feel you have the best chance of receiving just and adequate compensation.

Who Is My Attorney?

When you are hiring an attorney to handle your case, we believe the number one question you should ask is if the attorney will be handling your case from the beginning until its conclusion. Many attorneys are known to work mainly on obtaining clients but do not actually perform the legal work on your file until its conclusion. You should find out if the lawyer is good at advertising and attracting clients, but does not actually work on your case, including going to trial if needed.

If the law firm has several attorneys in the firm, you should find out whether your case will be handled by one of the lesser experienced attorneys in the office, not the attorney you initially contacted to consider hiring.

At RIVKIND & MARGULIES, P.A, a maritime law firm based in Miami, Florida, our leading partners each has over thirty years of experience. Your case will not be handled by an associate or referred out to another attorney.

What Experience Does My Attorney Have?

Of course, the legal experience and background of the lawyer you are thinking of hiring is very important, and you are entitled to question the attorney about his background and qualifications. Ask the attorney about his experience in trial and verdicts that he personally obtained as the lead trial attorney, as well as his rating with Martindale Hubbell.

The lead attorneys at Rivkind and Margulies, P.A., have obtained numerous million dollar  verdicts and settlements, with membership in the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Rivkind and Margulies, P.A., was in fact the Winner of the Verdicts Hall of Fame Award in 2015 for the admiralty case Dolcin v. Royal Caribbean Cruises, LTD, with a verdict of 6.3 million dollars.

In addition, Rivkind and Margulies, P.A., is an A/V rated firm with Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest rating a law firm can receive based on reviews by their peers.

Personally Meet Your Lawyer

Not only should you talk directly with the attorney who will handle your case from beginning to the end, you should make sure you know which attorney that will be. You should see if you can personally meet with the attorney who would be handling your case from beginning to end, and determine whether the attorney is right for you. Not only should you consider the qualifications of the attorney, such as the attorney’s background, experience, education, and other such factors, but you should see if this is the type of attorney that you want to have represent you in a case that may result in going to trial.

Litigation can be very emotional, and involves fighting against all of the obstacles the company will put in the way of your journey to fair and just compensation. By meeting your attorney personally, you can tell if he is an attorney that shows concern and compassion, as well as the commitment to take your case and pursue it with the necessary passion it deserves. That is the only way you can be very comfortable with your decision about who will represent you in such an important matter.

Although based in Miami, Florida, we work with clients worldwide. If you are unable to personally visit with us here at Rivkind & Margulies, P.A. there are other methods that can be utilized for you to have a personal interview with us. We have successfully used video conferencing through Skype so that we can personally meet with out of town clients until we are able to actually meet in person. We may also be able to arrange an in person visit at a place of convenience for you.

Contact our law firm today for a free consultation or call us at (877)-348-1333.

Our maritime law firm is dedicated to serving as safety advocates for those injured or harmed at sea.

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Mr. Rivkind and his team are outstanding and clearly some of the best in the field of maritime law, based on our experience. I appreciate their office for being approachable, extremely professional and pushing relentlessly for the success of my case. Can't thank them enough. Highly recommended!
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This is the best maritime law firm in my opinion. If you want the best lawyer working on your case, this is the place. This firm is a good professional team with outstanding leadership and talented professionals. Once your case has been settled, you'll likely still continue to hear from Mr. Rivkind. His genuine warmth and kindness makes it near impossible not to become his friend. Thank you Brett for changing my family's life and mine. Willy Dolcin
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Mr. Rivkind is highly talented and a very good lawyer. I believe Mr. Rivkind is absolutely the best maritime attorney in the United States. He fought for my rights, and never gave up. He is truly an example to all. The words don't exist to express my gratitude for having him represent me in the battle of my life. Mr. Rivkind you are eternally loved by your client. Virginia Walton
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I was a former client of Mr. Rivkind, and I can honestly say that he had a tremendous impact on my life, a very positive one! Mr. Rivkind has exceptionally broad knowledge and experience with maritime law, and he's a great guy who is dedicated to helping people. Always focused, determined, and dedicated to achieving the best results for his clients. Vonda Lewis
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