Waring Law: personal injury lawyer with offices in Boca Raton and Deerfield Beach serving South Florida accident injury victims.
As a young lawyer, I cut my teeth working for the largest insurance defense trial law firm in the State of Florida. However, after witnessing my Uncle die from mesothelioma, a deadly form of lung cancer, I switched sides and began representing personal injury victims in South Florida.
Since I made the switch, I have recovered millions of dollars for injury victims in Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties.
Looking back, 2019 was a big year for Waring Law. Here are a few highlights:
- Expertise.com named Waring Law one of the 20 Best Personal Injury Attorneys in Boca Raton
- VoyageMIA Magazine featured us as one of Miami's Most Inspiring Stories
- Topratedlocal.com chose Waring Law as a Top Rated Local Business in Florida in 2019
- The National Trial Lawyer included me as a Top 40 Under 40 Plaintiff's Personal Injury Lawyer in Florida for 2019
- The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys named me as one of the Top 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys in Boca Raton, Florida in 2019 for Exceptional Client Service
- Waring Law has earned 5-Star Ratings on Google, Yelp, Facebook, Thumbtack, AVVO, and Findlaw.
Enough about us.
Waring Law specializes in Florida personal injury law.
You have always heard that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Well, what if your actions spark a chain reaction that ends up injuring someone? The law has evolved over hundreds of years to make you responsible for paying for the harm you caused. That is what we call "damages" in a personal injury case.
My job as a personal injury lawyer is to hold people accountable for their negligent conduct when it ends up injuring someone. In other words, I work to recover damages for my clients. Since time travel doesn't exist - yet - the only way the law can make injury victims whole again is through money.
There are several ways that South Florida injury victims can recover money after an accident.
First, someone may agree to pay out of pocket for the injuries they caused to another. [This is rare]. Second, an injury victim can submit a claim through the at-fault person's insurance company and the insurance company is responsible for settling the claim and paying the damages. [This is the most common way injury victims recover cash damages]. Third, the injury victim can take the case to court, go to trial, and get a judgment against the at-fault party. [This is also rare in 2019 and beyond].
Why might it benefit you to have a South Florida personal injury lawyer if there is insurance that will pay for your damages?
First, even if you were injured in an accident, there might not be insurance coverage available.
For example, if you were injured in a car accident but the person that hit you didn't have insurance and you didn't have the add-on uninsured motorist coverage on your policy at the time of the accident [if you've never heard of it, you probably don't have it], there may not be any insurance coverage available to you. Many people are shocked to find out that their "full-coverage" auto insurance doesn't include UM/UIM benefits. Even if the person that caused the accident had insurance, they might not have any bodily injury coverage. As of 2019, Florida does not require drivers to have any bodily injury coverage.
Second, even if there is insurance coverage available to pay for your damages, the amount of insurance coverage is critical to the outcome of your case.
Since insurance companies are focused on saving money while also settling claims for their policyholders, they make offers based on the perceived risk of an excess verdict. Essentially, an insurance company wants to offer you just enough money to make you decide not to hire a lawyer and sue their policyholder. However, the bigger the policy, the bolder the insurance company is when they evaluate your case. For example, if there is only $10,000.00 in insurance coverage available to you after an accident, the insurance company would probably pay you that money quickly if the injury was very severe because the risk of you suing their policyholder and getting a large jury verdict against them is high. However, if you sustained soft-tissue injuries and there is $100,000.00 in insurance coverage, then the insurance company won't feel a lot of pressure to settle your claim.
I have provided a simple one-page form which is available on my website that people can use to find out how much coverage may be available on their case without hiring a lawyer.
Third, there may be additional insurance that you don't know about.
Even if you were injured by a driver who had no insurance and you don't have any uninsured motorist coverage on your policy, there may be other sources of insurance coverage such as through an employer or agency such as when you are involved in an Uber accident, Lyft accident, Doordash, Postmates, an accident while driving for Roadie, or even a rental car agency. If you were injured in an accident, you will want to turn over every stone to identify all of the insurance coverage available to you.
Fourth, in order to make a full financial recovery after an accident, you will have to establish and prove the severity of the injuries and the scope of medical treatment.
Before an insurance company will pay to settle your case, they will require extensive proof of your injuries including the medical treatment you required, the past and future medical expenses, wage loss, and loss of future earnings. Moreover, you will have to prove to the insurance company that your injuries were in fact caused by the accident. Finally, you will also need to prove the amount that you are entitled to in damages.
The insurance company won't simply take your word for it. Insurance companies have shareholders and they are required to make a profit. They only make a profit when they take in more money then they pay out. So the insurance companies have an incentive to not believe anything you say. You must bear the burden of proving the severity of your injuries and the amount of money you are entitled to.
Before hiring a personal injury lawyer, it is common for insurance companies to offer you bare minimal settlements after an accident.
Let an experienced South Florida personal injury law firm work out the details so you can focus on getting better.
Before I became a personal injury lawyer, I worked for the insurance companies at the largest law firm in Florida. That's where I learned how the insurance companies operate and how they value claims. That background gives my clients an advantage when it comes to getting the full value of their claims.
For example, insurance companies often try to delay claims to deter people from pursuing the compensation they deserve. Delay also slows down the momentum of recovery, allows evidence to expire or vanish, and leads to frustration and apathy. We believe that delay only adds insult to injury and we focus on fighting the delay caused by insurance companies by taking a proactive role in managing our cases.
At Waring Law, you have a personal injury attorney whose focus is on making something happen on your case sooner rather than later.
How is Waring Law different from other South Florida Personal Injury Law Firms?
- We offer free face-to face consultations at a convenient location near you.
- When you call us, you speak with me, Matthew Waring, from the get-go not a call center.
- Your case won't be assigned to an attorney who you have never talked to before.
- There are no fees or costs unless and until Waring Law settles or wins your case (whichever comes first).
- We never settle your case without your permission.
What happens when you call us or submit a contact form?
- We schedule a time for us to meet so you can share your story with me and explain how the accident has affected your life.
- At our meeting, I will explain how the personal injury claim process works and provide you with a step-by-step action plan thoughtfully designed for your case with you in mind.
- Let us handle all of the paperwork, the phone calls, and the strategy so you can focus on getting better and succeeding in life.
Call us today to get started.
With so many personal injury lawyers in South Florida, it can be difficult to feel confident about your choice. Whether you are looking for the best car accident attorney in Boca Raton or you are looking for a top personal injury lawyer in Fort Lauderdale, my guide titled 5 Tips to Hiring the Best Personal Injury Attorney for your Case may help point you in the right direction.
We have two office locations to better serve you.
Waring Law - Deerfield Beach Personal Injury Attorney - is headquartered at 1430 South, Federal Hwy Suite 303, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441 from which we serve Broward and Miami-Dade accident injury victims.
Waring Law - Boca Raton Personal Injury Attorney - is located at 370 Camino Gardens Blvd #331, Boca Raton, FL 33432.
Note: Some people mistakenly spell my name as Matthew Wearing or spell my firm as Wearing Law.