Testimonials

What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

Kenton S.

“They are the best law offices in the Jacksonville area! When you get hurt Brett and Marianne fight! I will always use the Law Offices of Brett Hastings because they really do care. Their team has brought me hope to getting my life back on track after my car accident. Thank you all! Marianne has such a big heart, she was a blessing through it all.”

Tracey U.

“Brett Hastings and Marianne Holmes, as well as their staff, are consummate professionals. They made a difficult situation easier and were always on top of the situation. I believe in them because they play fairly and I was satisfied with my settlement. They kept me involved in decision making as well. I will refer people to them whenever possible.”

Patricia B.

“I would not hesitate to refer anyone I know with a problem or just for advice in order for them to help resolve any legal business. I am very happy with the service I have received from Maryanne and also Brett Hastings. I just want you to know how much I appreciate every thing you are doing and have completed for me.”

Nicky S.

“I am thankful that Brett Hastings from the Law Offices of Brett Hastings represented me. His case manager Marianne and Brett both were always just a phone call away. If they didn’t have the answer right there, they would definitely figure it out within a timely manner. The Law Offices of Brett Hastings helped me through the whole process beginning to end, and I was fully informed the whole time. I appreciate all the help and hard work. Thank you!”

Shawna B.

“When entering into this lawsuit, I was initially very hesitant and overwhelmed. Once my hesitations subsided, I knew I was doing the right thing. Throughout the entire process, I was treated with respect and dignity. Everyone at the Law Offices of Brett Hastings was very professional. If I had a question or concern, it was answered promptly. All in all, I could not recommend a better place to help through this very intense process. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication.”

Heather S.

“I am writing this as a note of appreciation for the outstanding service I received from the Law Offices of Brett Hastings team. Not only is the team incredibly knowledgeable about personal injury law, they are attentive, professional, and compassionate. It was a pleasure working with those who treated me not as another case, but rather as a person they were assisting through a difficult time. I cannot thank Brett, Marianne, and the whole the Law Offices of Brett Hastings team enough for all of their hard work and dedication to my case.”

Marvin N.

“I am very happy with the results from the Law Offices of Brett Hastings. They did everything they could to help me, and they went above and beyond. I would highly recommend them to all my family members and friends. Thanks for all you did!”

Christopher S.

“Thanks to the Law Offices of Brett Hastings & Attorney Hastings & his Staff for there hard work in taking on a corporate giant in today’s world and stood up for me and my rights and we WON!! He made sure I was rewarded with what was due to me and always puts me first ahead of his firm. Thank you All so much for the closure, and finally a law firm that does what they say.”

Zonchez P.

“The best law firm in Jax. The staff were very helpful: you’re able to speak to to someone every call, if not you get a call back swiftly. Marianne was amazing, very patient with me, and slowed everything down that seemed too fast for me. Five star rating! I wouldn’t advise you to go anywhere else other than Brett Hastings.”

Eric L.

“I recommend Brett Hastings’ law firm to all of my friends. I had a great experience and his staff kept me well informed every step of the way.”

Leny F.

“I am so grateful for the work that Brett Hastings and his office put towards making our case a success. It was truly a pleasure to meet his staff and I always felt that my case was treated with the utmost respect and attention. I always felt that they treated me first as a person, and secondly, that they were empathetic to the difficult events I had experienced. Finally watching my case reach a resolution was the first step in getting closure for my family and I. After a series of dark clouds in our life, Brett’s success with our case was the first ray of light we had seen in a very long time. My family and I are eternally grateful for him and his incredible team.”

Andrew C.

“Brett and his team have assisted my wife and I on 3 separate occasions. The first was a father serious accident with a commercial vehicle. Eventually (3 years later), there was a there was a serious surgical procedure and without the help of the Law Offices of Brett Hastings, I’m not sure the positive outcome would have been the same. Great people, giving great advice and guidance along the way. More importantly their positive attitude helps make a frustrating process bearable.”

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  • All results of cases handled by the lawyer/firm are not provided and not all clients have given testimonials.
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$1,250,000

Business Tort

Fraud

Details

$900,000

Private Nuisance Action

Property

Details

$495,000

Auto

Herniated Disc

Details

$450,000

Trucking

Herniated Disk

Details

$380,000

Auto

Brain Injury

Details

$300,000

Premises

Fractured Ankle and Wrist

Details

$285,000

Bicycle Crash

Significant Scarring

Details

$280,000

Premises

Brian Injury

Details

$275,000

Auto

Herniated Disc

Details

$250,000

Auto

Herniated Lumbar Disc

Details

$250,000

Auto

Fetal Demise

Details

$227,000

Auto Accident

Herniated Disk

Details

$225,000

Dog Bite

Bite to Face

Details

$180,000

Premises

Fractured Eye Socket

Details

$160,000

Auto

Fetal Demise

Details

$120,000

Trucking Crash

Herniated Disk

Details

$120,000

Auto Crash

Fractured Rib

Details

$100,000

Auto Crash

Shoulder Surgery

Details

$100,000

Auto Crash

Shoulder Surgery

Details

$100,000

Auto Crash

Shoulder Surgery

Details

$100,000

Auto Crash

Fractured Jaw

Details

$100,000

Auto Crash

Shoulder Surgery

Details

$45,000

Defamation

Invasion of Privacy

Details

CONFIDENTIAL

Wrongful Death – Dram Shop

Fatality

Details

Your Case Value

How is the Value of Your Injury or Liability Lawsuit Calculated?

One of the first questions people ask a Jacksonville personal injury lawyer when they are considering filing a lawsuit over their automobile accident injury or other injury case is, “How much is my case worth?”

Unfortunately, no Florida lawyer can answer that question without spending hours, or even weeks, digging into your case to uncover all its components. A myriad of considerations go into calculating the value of an injury case, everything from your long-term medical costs to what kind of insurance the defendant has. Most of these factors cannot be found out until you retain a lawyer and he subpoena’s the needed information.

Sometimes an initial estimate is possible, but it is likely to be thousands, tens of thousands or even several hundred thousand dollars off. Not even a highly experienced and qualified Jacksonville personal injury lawyer like Brett Hastings can place a definite value on your case before being retained and doing his homework. Stay far away from any Florida lawyer who tells you otherwise.

Elements of Your Case that Jacksonville Personal Injury Lawyer Brett Hastings will Figure into Your Case Value

If you are considering filing a lawsuit for an automobile accident injury or other sort of injury, it’s good to know what goes into calculating the case’s value. However, every case is unique, and each of these influences case value differently for every client.

• Did someone else cause the accident/injury? How liable are they?
• Did you contribute to the accident/injury in some way?
• Was there a police report? How good is it? Does it name someone else at fault for the accident/injury?
• Are there witness statements? How credible are the witnesses?
• Do all your doctors’ reports state that your injury is permanent and/or caused by the accident in question?
• How serious is your injury?
• Will there be permanent or long-term scarring or disfigurement? Where are they and how visible are they?
• Is your injury permanent? How will it affect the rest of your life?
• What kind of treatment is/was required?
• How often and how long did you receive treatment? Will it continue?
• How much is treatment costing you? How long will medical bills continue?
• Are you unable to work and losing income? How long will this last?
• Will you be able to return to your job/career? Will you be able to work at all?
• Is someone else in your household working or working more to make up you’re your lost income?
• Do you have insurance covering this sort of accident/injury?
• Do the parties at fault have insurance? How much? What kind?
• How are your age, race, gender and social status likely to affect judge or jury opinion?
• How will you appear in court?
• How well will you testify? Will you appear credible?
• How will the defendant appear in court?
• How well will the defendant testify? Will they appear credible?
• Are you willing to wait-possibly years-for a trial in order to win the most possible?
• Are you in a hurry for a quick settlement or unwilling to go to trial?

Once your Jacksonville personal injury lawyer takes these and other considerations into account and establishes a value for your case, then a potential settlement figure is reached by deducting estimated trial expenses. The inconvenience of trial and the risk of losing the trial are also figured in. Legal fees charged by your Jacksonville personal injury lawyer are generally not factored in as they are a percentage of your settlement or verdict.

Important
Do not settle with defendant or insurance company without involving a lawyer. While they are likely to offer a seemingly large settlement, you’ll find that it’s a fraction of what your injuries are really worth. Settling out of court before the injury victim hires a Florida lawyer is one way insurance companies minimize their costs.

Elements of Your Case that Jacksonville Personal Injury Lawyer Brett Hastings will Figure into Your Case Value

You can talk about your injury and potential lawsuit with Florida lawyer Brett Hastings for free-there’s no cost or obligation. While Mr. Hastings won’t be able to tell you the exact value of your case, he can give you a ballpark figure to help you decide whether to pursue the lawsuit. Schedule a free consultation with a Jacksonville personal injury lawyer on our Free Consults page.
Or Call Jacksonville personal injury lawyer Brett Hastings today at 904-247-4400.
Our Free E-books and Practice Areas sections have additional information about injury compensation you can review.

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Jacksonville, Florida 32202

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St. Augustine, Florida 32084

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