About Our Personal Injury Law Firm
"Colson Hicks Eidson is recognized as one of the top litigation firms in the country, handling local, national and international litigation for a wide range of clients." - Chambers USA
Experienced Team of Aggressive Personal Injury Attorneys
The personal injury law firm of Colson Hicks Eidson is one of the most experienced and revered firms in the country. Over the past 40 years, we have built upon a foundation of strong client relationships and successful case resolutions. Our personal injury lawyers have served as lead and co-counsel on a number of high-profile cases. As a result, we have also helped our clients recover more than one billion dollars in damages.
Specifically, our attorneys assist with a multitude of legal conflicts, including aviation law, class actions, pharmaceutical litigation, commercial litigation and white collar criminal defense. Our legal team develops creative strategies for winning multi-million-dollar verdicts and personal injury settlements for our clients. Regardless of the size or scope of your case, our personal injury lawyers have the dedication necessary to maximize your chances of obtaining a successful resolution.
Need a lawyer? We serve clients nationwide from our office in Florida.
Recognized Personal Injury Law Firm with High-Profile Litigation Experience
Currently, the firm serves on the plaintiff’s steering committee for litigation surrounding the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill, high-sulfur Chinese drywall linked to odor and metal corrosion in new home construction, and the nine-member personal injury/wrongful death leadership committee in the multidistrict litigation against Toyota Motor Corp over sudden unintended acceleration. We served as the court-appointed Receiver for the Mutual Benefits Corporation, formerly the nation’s largest viatical settlement company, and successfully recovered over $120 million for more than 30,000 investors.
Notable Achievements and Positions
Partners at the firm have had the distinction of holding the following distinguished positions:
- President of the 60,000-member American Association for Justice
- President of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers
- President of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
- President of the Dade County Bar Association
- President of the Miami-Dade Florida Association of Women Lawyers
- United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida
- Chairman of the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission
Charity and Community Involvement
Each lawyer at Colson Hicks Eidson is also active in civic involvement by supporting a number of community groups and charitable endeavors. Furthermore, our attorneys have assumed leadership roles in a variety of projects ranging from the funding and building of a 22,000 square foot recreational and educational center in Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood to interviewing and serving as trial counsel for the Cuban refugees detained at Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba.
Our partners have held notable positions and served on boards for educational and cultural institutions throughout the community, such as:
- State University System of Florida
- Florida State Board of Education
- University of Miami
- Miami-Dade College
- Miami City Ballet
- Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
- YMCA of Greater Miami
- Orange Bowl Committee
There Are Deadlines For Filing Personal Injury Claims
If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the negligent actions of another individual, business, or entity, you need to be aware that there is a limited amount of time for you to file a lawsuit. Each state sets its own personal injury statute of limitation. For example, in Florida, the personal injury statute of limitations is four years from the day an injury occurs in most situations. This means the victims have a four-year window within which to file a lawsuit against the alleged negligent party.
However, many other states around the country have statutes of limitation ranging from two to three years. It is vital that you understand your state’s respective deadlines for the filing of these types of claims. Failing to file a personal injury lawsuit against an alleged negligent party within the required amount of time can result in the victim being unable to recover the compensation they are entitled to.
What Types Of Compensation Could You Recover?
There are various types of compensation available to those who have sustained injuries caused by the careless or negligent actions of other individuals. In general, the attorneys at Colson Hicks Eidson work to recover both economic damages (sometimes referred to as special damages) and non-economic damages (sometimes referred to as general damages).
- Economic damages: This refers to the types of compensation that are calculated by adding up the hospital and other medicals bills and expenses, other costs incurred as a result of the injury, lost wages from time missed from work, and loss of future earning ability that has been caused by the injury.
- Non-economic damages: This refers to the types of compensation that are more immeasurable because they do not necessarily come with bills or receipts. This can include a victim’s pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, and similar types of harm.
The total amount of compensation available in these cases will vary depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding each particular situation. Our personal injury attorneys work closely with economic and medical experts to help properly calculate each clients’ total damages.
How Much Will A Personal Injury Lawyer Cost You?
In general, the attorneys at Colson Hicks Eidson take personal injury cases on what is referred to as a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients will not face any upfront or out-of-pocket costs for their case. When we take cases on a contingency fee basis, our clients will not pay any legal fees until after we obtain the compensation they deserve. This type of fee arrangement helps ensure that injury victims are able to stand up to well-funded insurance carriers and at-fault parties, regardless of their financial circumstances.
Free Attorney Advice for Personal Injuries Nationwide
Our legal knowledge, our decades of experience, and our presence in the community are among the top reasons clients choose us to represent them. However, it is our commitment to client service that sets Colson Hicks Eidson apart from any other litigation and personal injury law firm. To learn how we can help correct your injustice, contact our personal injury attorneys by phone or online contact form. We serve clients nationwide and offer attorney fees on a contingency fee basis for our personal injury clients.