Frequently Asked Questions

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Winter Park, Florida 32789
How do I know I have a Personal Injury case?
If you or a loved one is the injured or killed as a result of the actions of another person or corporation, you have the right to investigate the cause of the injury, seek compensation for damages, and invoke the rights granted to you by the State of Florida. After a review of your situation, your lawyer can determine the merits of your case.
Do I need an attorney to handle my Personal Injury claim?
The person(s) at fault for the accident will most likely be covered by an insurance company. The goal of that insurance company is to pay you as little as possible. You need the assistance of a qualified Personal Injury attorney to ensure that your receive fair compensation for your injuries.
When should I hire a Personal Injury attorney?
You should retain a Personal Injury attorney as soon as it is practical after you have received initial treatment for your injuries. The attorney will arrange for an investigator to take pictures of the accident scene, take statements from witnesses and preserve any physical evidence.
What types of damages would I be entitled to receive in a Personal Injury claim?
Lost income; medical expenses; child care expenses; personal property damage; compensation for pain and suffering; punitive damages . . . these could all be recovered in a Personal Injury claim.
Can I get compensation if an accident might have been partly my fault?
Even if you might have partly caused an accident yourself, you can still receive compensation from anyone else who was careless and partly caused the accident. The amount of another person’s responsibility is determined by comparing his or her carelessness with your own. This rule is called “comparative negligence.”
How long do I have to make a claim for Personal Injuries?
Under Florida’s statute of limitations, you have four years for negligence actions and two years for wrongful death and medical malpractice actions.
How long will it take to settle my case?
There is no certain answer. A wide range of factors can affect the resolution of your case, however, uncomplicated cases usually settle with in six to eight months.
How much does it cost to hire a Personal Injury attorney?
All matters are handled on a contingency fee basis. There is no fee unless there is a recovery. If you are injured, your lawyer will look at all potential issues that an affect you and your family. When a personal injury occurs, the following questions arise: 

1. How can I make up for the loss of income?
Loss of earnings are immediately payable under no-fault insurance in auto accident cases. Additional losses can be sought against the party that caused the accident.
2. Who will pay the medical bills?
In Florida, your no-fault insurance pays 80% of your medical expenses. Additional expenses can be sought against the party that caused the accident.
3. How can I be compensated for pain and suffering?
Insurance companies do not freely pay claims for pain and suffering, hence a lawyer is particularly helpful in making a claim for these type of intangible damages.
4. What are my legal rights?
Your rights vary depending on the circumstance, however, you have the right to have an attorney represent you. Your attorney’s responsibility is advocate your rights and your best interest.

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