Accident and Injury Lawyer




Notice of Representation


As soon as you hire an attorney, he will mail a notice of representation to the person responsible for your injury and their insurance company. From then on, the defendant and his insurance company is prohibited from contacting you directly and you won’t need to respond to or send any correspondence. We will handle all of the paperwork.


Reviewing Medical Treatment, Costs and Damages


Your attorney will likely have you sign a number of authorizations when you first retain his services, including medical record, wage verification and income tax authorizations. Your attorney needs these items so he can collect evidence from third parties and evaluate medical bills, any lost wage information, and property damage, if any, related to the claim.


Evaluation of the Claim



Once your lawyer collected and reviewed all available records, he can begin to more accurately assess the value of your case and can begin negotiating a settlement. If everyone finds the offer satisfactory, the case settles, although cases rarely settle at this early stage. In most circumstances your lawyer will have to file a lawsuit before the insurance company is willing to talk serious about a reasonable settlement.


Michael E. Seelie, PA has represented people in Jacksonville, Florida and the surrounding communities of Orange Park, St. Augustine, Green Cove Springs, Callahan, Palatka, Fernandina Beach, Gainesville, and Lake City in accident cases since 1978.