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Getting A Second Legal Opinion

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Mar 04, 2013 | 0 Comments

Florida trial lawyer, Guy S. DiMartino, DC, JD, talks about getting a second legal opinion in your personal injury case.

It happens all the time, a person retains and lawyer and then three or six months later the lawyer discharges the person. Should the client get a second opinion? Absolutely, lawyers will discharge cases for the following reasons:

  • The lawyer doesn't like some of the facts in the case
  • The lawyer doesn't like the client
  • The lawyer had a bad result with a similar fact pattern
  • Liability or proving fault is difficult

So, if you've been discharged by a lawyer, you should ask for a copy of your file and seek a second or third opinion.  Over the years, I have taken on cases that have been discharged by other firms for various reasons and they have worked out satisfactorily.  On the other hand, I'm sure that some of the folks that I have discharged in the past have retained other attorneys and their cases have worked out.

If you have any questions about a Florida personal injury matter and would like to get a second opinion, don't hesitate to give me a call on my cell phone at (352) 267-9168 or fill out the internet consultation form on the right.

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Guy DiMartino

I have loved helping people in need for almost three decades.  It has been my privilege to serve people as their pastor, chiropractor, and lawyer.  The current focus of my legal practice and life’s passion is helping the seriously injured receive complete compensation for their injuries. I am a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. What that really means is that I am no stranger to the courtroom.  I have successfully tried and handled serious cases in state and federal courts.  My backgrounds in both law and chiropractic medicine have given me a unique perspective, extensive knowledge, and wide experience to serve those I represent. For years as a chiropractic physician, I treated my patients to alleviate their pain and suffering. Now as their lawyer, I fight to bring them financial compensation for their pain and suffering. During my years of service, I have handled many traumatic injury cases ranging from the traumatic amputation of a limb to brain and spinal cord injury.  I consider it an honor to serve you and your family. When a person entrusts me and I accept to represent them, I don’t take that relationship and responsibility lightly. My approach is that we work as a team. We are partners and our goal is the best outcome for you and your family with the highest level of communication throughout. I am always available by phone or email to discuss my potential representation of your injury case. I handle cases throughout Florida. Education: National University of Health Sciences – BS (1984), DC (1986) Valparaiso University School of Law – JD, summa cum laude (1999) Bar Admissions: Florida (2000), Indiana (1999), Illinois (2000, expired); US District Courts of Appeals (11th Circuit, 7th Circuit); United States District Courts: Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; and District of Colorado. Certification:  Civil Trial, Florida Bar Guy DiMartino on Google+ – Circle Guy on Google+ Guy DiMartino on Google+

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