Death & Serious Injury (only)

Death & Serious Injury <em>(only)</em>

Michael D. Eriksen, the principal attorney, is one (1) of only three (3) active plaintiffs’ trial lawyers in the State of Florida (out of several thousand personal injury lawyers) who are Board Certified by the Florida Bar in both Civil Trial Law and Admiralty and Maritime Law; and he is highly respected by the defendants, insurance companies, and defense lawyers he regularly opposes.

Over the last thirty years, Mr. Eriksen has tried over 160 serious injury and death cases to juries (and has successfully settled hundreds more)

Over the last thirty years, Mr. Eriksen has tried over 160 serious injury and death cases to juries (and has successfully settled hundreds more) which have involved serious physical injuries leading to major surgery, traumatic brain injuries, rape and sexual assault, general negligence, and maritime law (in state and federal courts).

Unless a lawsuit for death or serious injury is settled beforehand, a jury (or, rarely, a judge) sets the amount of compensation due at a trial in a court.

Often, insurance companies and self-insured defendants wait to offer their “top dollar” settlement amount until just before (and sometimes during) the trial itself.

First they want to see that the plaintiff’s attorney is a technically-skilled trial lawyer who is willing to spend the time and money necessary to fully prepare a winning case for trial.

Doing so in every case, however, is physically and mathematically impossible for plaintiffs’ attorneys who take on more cases than they can handle, especially including a high volume of smaller injury cases.

Having the knowledge and skill necessary to win a major injury or death case for the plaintiff requires more than a law degree and a knack for advertising and self-promotion.

Therefore, the Eriksen Law Firm in West Palm Beach, Florida, follows a different approach and, at any given time, restricts itself to handling a few meritorious cases which involve only death or extremely serious, life-altering injuries.

Having the knowledge and skill necessary to win a major injury or death case for the plaintiff requires more than a law degree and a knack for advertising and self-promotion.

Instead, it comes only from years of experience handling actual cases and trials to conclusion which involve deaths and serious injuries, and becoming immersed in the latest technical and medical developments and literature in the process.

A rational way to evaluate and select a plaintiff’s attorney is to identify, contact, and ask lawyers who have opposed him or her (rather than relying on an advertisement or website).

Mr. Eriksen is happy to provide, as contact references, names of defense lawyers who have opposed him in cases and trials involving deaths and serious injuries.