General FAQs


Do I have a case?

Call us today or fill out a contact form on this website to find out. A short consultation, at no cost to you, is all that is needed to determine if you should hire an attorney.

How can I afford an attorney?

At the Injured Brevard we handle all cases on a contingency fee basis. That means, you do not pay any money to us, and you do not owe any money to us, until we make a recovery for you.

How do I pay for the expenses and costs of my case?

Derrick Connell will advance the expenses and costs to pursue your case. We will be reimbursed at the conclusion of your case from a portion of the money we recover for you.

Should I speak with the insurance company?

Never. Insurance companies are not looking out for your best interests. Before giving a statement or signing papers, contact Derrick Connell to discover your legal rights. Many times information given to an insurance company will be used to unfairly minimize your claim. If you have already spoken to an insurance representative, contact us immediately before dealing with the insurance company further.

Will I have to go to court?

Many personal injury claims are settled before a lawsuit is even filed. In a small number of cases, a lawsuit is necessary to push the insurance company to act fairly. After getting legal advice from one of our experienced civil trial attorneys, you will make the ultimate decision about whether to file a lawsuit in your case. In those cases where a lawsuit is filed, most cases settle before a trial.

When can I bring a claim?

All personal injury cases have a deadline called the “statute of limitation.” If your case is not settled or brought to court within the statute of limitations, you lose your right to fight your claim. You should seek legal counsel as soon as possible to determine the statute of limitations and to allow maximum time to fight your claim.