If you or someone you know has been seriously injured in a car accident, contact the Law Offices of .Rotstein & Shiffman today to schedule a free consultation. We will be honored to represent you.
The law offices of Rotstein & Shiffman is a leading personal injury law firm representing accident and injury victims throughout Central Florida. We strive to provide our clients with the best legal representation and are committed to helping injury victims and family members recover financially from serious accidents. Our attorneys have more than 30 years combined legal experience in defending the rights of motorists seriously injured or permanently hurt on Central Florida’s most dangerous roads and highways.
We realize the financial consequences of a car accident can be significant and that insurance companies aren’t always willing to offer compensation proportional to the full financial impact of an injury. Their job is to interpret policies to minimize the required payment, in some cases insurance providers simply refuse to pay. Rotstein & Shiffman can help you deal with your auto insurance company as well as handling your case against the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Even if you are not sure if you have a case, please consult with us immediately. We may be able to help you recover compensation for all the damages you have suffered including:
After a serious accident or injury, there are so many questions. Will I ever recover? Who will pay my medical bills? Will I lose my house or my car?
Our attorneys and staff understand the legal needs of those who have been devastated by injury and are well aware of the challenges and financial issues that confront victims and their families. The law offices of Rotstein & Shiffman is dedicated to providing the highest level of legal counsel to every client and will work hard to help you recover medical expenses, punitive damages, loss of income, pain and suffering and more.
Our law firm has successfully represented clients in a wide range of personal injury and insurance claims, including those involving:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
• Car Accidents
• Truck Accidents
• Truck Driver Error
• Motorcycle Accidents
• Defective Roadway Design and Construction
• Work Zone Accidents
Accidents & Injuries
• Brain Injuries
• Spinal Cord Injury
• DUI Injury Cases
• Slips and Falls
• Animal Attacks
• Burn Injuries
• Scarring & Disfigurement
• Catastrophic Injury
• Social Security Law
• Workers’ Compensation
• Long Term Disability
• Life Insurance Claims
Criminal Defense Law
“Every one in our society deserves a fair shot at justice in both civil and criminal matters. I do my best to give each and everyone of my clients the justice they deserve.”
I was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and raised in Florida's Volusia area. My entire legal career has been devoted to representing people injured due to the negligence of others. I have had extensive jury trial experience in both criminal court and civil court. Additionally, I have had thousands of administrative court hearings in both social security and worker’s compensation cases. I would be honored to put all my experience to work in getting you the justice you deserve.
BA, University of Florida, 1982
JD, University of Toledo, 1991
The Florida Bar Federal Court Middle District Court
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"To an insurance company you are only another number, another case. Don’t be another number with your attorney. With Rotstein and Shiffman YOU and YOUR INJURIES are always the focus, don’t be a statistic, be a PERSON. We would be honored to represent you."
I was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. In 1993, I moved to Florida and have lived here since with my wife and two children. I have been committed to helping injured people throughout Central Florida, since 1997. My primary areas of practice include personal injury, social security disability and worker’s compensation.
BA, York University , Toronto Ontario, Canada, 1992
JD, Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida, 199
Florida Bar Orange County Bar Association in the middle and southern districts of Florida Federal Courts Volusia County Bar Association
Original Member of Dunn-Blout Inns of Court, a group of lawyers and judges who must be “invited” to become a member.
Board member of Bet Sefer Heritage School in Ormond Beach
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There are many misconceptions regarding personal injury law and in this case, ignorance is not bliss. Far too often people pursue lawsuits that are frivolous in nature, while others fail to pursue justice, thinking they do not have a legal leg to stand on. In the latter instance, insurance companies will not educate you on your rights; in fact, they often rely on the general public’s lack of knowledge regarding civil litigation.
If you desire to be in the know regarding your rights, contact the law offices of Rotstein & Shiffman for a free case evaluation. You will never know if you have a viable case, if you don’t make the call.
In the end, what you don’t know can cost you thousands of dollars. Don’t take that chance. Contact the law offices of Rotstein & Shiffman.
How can I protect myself after a car accident? – Should I sign a statement?
1. Don’t Sign a Statement or Release Your Medical Records. Insurers may ask you to provide a statement in the hopes of using it against you later. If they can show that you acted negligently, they may deny your claim or reduce the amount they pay you. In other cases, insurers may ask you to release your medical records, hoping they will find something they can argue as a pre- existing condition, thus reducing your claim.
2. Don’t Accept an Insurance Payout for Your Car
Your car constitutes evidence. Consequently, an insurer may offer you a payout for your car, especially if it was totaled in your accident. If you accept the offer, the car effectively becomes the property of the insurer. As a result, they can demolish the car, destroying any evidence that could have been relevant for your trial.
3. Don’t Accept an Injury Settlement Without Consulting an Attorney
Insurers realize it often takes weeks - if not months - for the full impact of head, neck and back injuries to be known. If a claims adjuster can convince a car accident victim to settle soon after an accident, the payout offered may not cover the full extent of lost wages, additional medical complications, or the cost of physical therapy. In most cases, a settlement offer is made contingent upon relinquishing your rights to seek additional damages later. In this respect, the prospect of an immediate payout may be used to coax car accident victims into giving up their rights to sue an insurer later.
4. Avoid Talking to Insurers Without Involving Your Attorney
An insurance claims adjuster may call you on the pretext of gathering necessary information in relation to your accident. In some cases, the call may be recorded for “quality assurance and training purposes.” Unfortunately, the insurer may be interested in getting you to say something they can later use against you at trial.
If an insurance agent calls you, it’s best to refer them to your attorney or inform them that you will not make any statements until you’ve had an opportunity to consult with your attorney.
Contact Car Accident Lawyers at The Law Offices of Rotstein & Shiffman Today
Regardless of whether you’ve been injured or have lost a family member in a car accident, our personal injury attorneys have the knowledge and experience needed to help you. To schedule a free consultation and discuss your case, contact The Law Offices of Rotstein & Shiffman today.
• What is a statute of limitations?
• What does the term “no fault” mean?
• Why should I carry Uninsured Motorist Protection?
• I fell at a place of business, and I have no health Insurance, who will pay my bills?
• I received a letter from my health insurance stating they are seeking subrogation.
What does that mean?
• What does contingency fee mean?
• How do I know what doctors to go to?
• My car is too damaged to drive, what do I do?
• I was in an accident over one week ago. I was feeling fine, but now I’m in pain. Is it
too late to go to the doctor?
• I live out of state, but I was injured in Florida. Can I do anything about it?
• Can I reach one of the attorneys on the weekend?
• I was injured in North Florida, but your office is in Central Florida, can you help me?
For example, the statute of limitations in most personal injury actions in Florida is 4 years. That means if you do not file a lawsuit against the responsible party within 4 years, you will be forever barred from collecting compensation. The statute of limitations in a medical malpractice case is 2 years. If you have any type of lawsuit you wish to file, you must contact an attorney immediately to determine what the appropriate statute of limitations is for your case.
No fault insurance is also known as personal injury protection (PIP). Every person who owns a car in the State of Florida is required to carry PIP insurance. It is called no fault because your own PIP will pay a percentage of your lost wages and medical bills regardless of who was at fault for the accident. Every PIP insurance policy must contain at least $10,000.00 in coverage. Therefore, if you are involved in an automobile collision in Florida, you may be entitled to $10,000.00 in PIP benefits immediately.
Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist (UM) coverage is not required by the State of Florida, but it is an important part of anyone’s auto insurance policy. If you are involved in an auto accident, and the responsible party did not have insurance to cover your injuries, your uninsured motorist policy will pay for your injuries, even though the accident was not your fault. If the responsible party had some insurance, but not enough, the underinsured motorist provision of your UM policy will pay you above and beyond what the responsible person’s insurance carrier paid.
Many business and property owners carry medpay insurance. Medpay will pay your bills up to the maximum amount if you are injured on their premises. Many times, though, the medpay insurance is not sufficient to pay all of your bills. The Law Offices of Rotstein & Shiffman are representing you, we will make sure that you get the medical treatment you need. We will sign an agreement with your doctors to pay them from your settlement with your consent. Our primary concern is your health and we will do everything possible to make sure you receive the medical attention you need.
If your health insurance carrier pays for your medical treatment, they have the right of subrogation. This means that they have the right to be reimbursed for the money that they spent on your medical bills. However, Florida Statutes 768.76 states that the health insurance company must take the same percentage off their lien that the injured party had to pay in attorneys’ fees. So, if the attorneys’ fees were 33 1/3%, then the health insurance company must take at least 33 1/3% off of their lien. The Rotstein & Shiffman will negotiate on your behalf to ensure that the health insurance company takes as little as possible.
A contingency fee arrangement is one in which the law firm receives payment based on a percentage of your recovery. Historically, attorneys charge by the hour and the clients pay the costs. However, an attorney may invest hundreds of hours and many thousands of dollars in costs. The attorneys fees and costs would be out of reach for most people who are injured, especially if they are not working due to the injury. The Florida Bar allows attorneys to work on a percentage basis so that anyone can afford to hire a lawyer for a personal injury case. Some law firms still make clients pay the costs of the lawsuit even if they do not recover money. Rotstein & Shiffman never charge costs or fees to a client if they do not receive compensation.
The Rotstein & Shiffman Law Firm will assist you in selecting the doctors that are right for you. Over the years, we have learned which doctors treat certain injuries effectively. We have also noted their credibility for in-court testimony. You are always free to go to the doctor of your choosing however, we will assist you in your selection.
We will assist you in having your vehicle repaired and in obtaining a rental car. The responsible party’s insurance company will pay for this. In the event that the responsible party does not have insurance, we will contact your insurance company to verify that you have required coverage.
Absolutely not, this is a common situation. Once you do feel the pain, it is important to see a doctor right away.
No matter where you live, if you are injured in Florida, you have the right to seek compensation. You may treat with your doctors wherever it is you live, and Rotstein & Shiffman will pursue your case in Florida for you.
Although our office is located in Central Florida, our attorneys handle cases throughout the State of Florida. Our attorneys are admitted by to practice throughout the State of Florida by the Florida Supreme Court and in the Middle and Southern District Federal Courts.