Personal Injury Law
When you suffer from an injury caused by another person, you’re often left to take care of the medical bill amongst other issues including lost wages, recoup expenses, physical pain and post trauma.
Many victims aren’t aware of their rights when it comes to the accountability of the negligent business or individual and can miss out on hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars that they deserve to recover over a lifetime.
If your life has changed in any way due to the negligence of a person or business, The Mitra Firm attorneys will make it a top priority to recover the compensation that you deserve.
Types of Personal Injury Cases:
- Motor Vehicle
- Wrongful Death
- Brain and Spinal Cord Injury
- Slip and Fall / Premises Liability
- Birth Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Negligent Security
- Dog/Animal Bites
“How long after an accident do I have to file for a personal injury lawsuit?” Know Your Statutes of Limitations
Don’t wait to contact a personal injury attorney. If you wait too long, you may no longer be able to file for a personal injury lawsuit and recover any funds from lost wages, medical bills and damage.
Laws called “statutes of limitations” restrict the amount of time that you can file a lawsuit. In some states, you only have one or two years after the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. In Florida, you have exactly four years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury suit.
“What does a lawyer offer?” What We Do For You
The Mitra Firm attorneys will advocate on your behalf to receive the fair compensation you deserve for your injury.
In order to measure the amount of compensation needed and to build a strong case, we will conduct a fact-finding session that may include the following:
- Review documents, photos / videos of injuries and from the scene
- Communicate with medical experts
- Request and review documentation such as police reports and witness testimony
- Investigate the scene where the accident happened
Once we have the documentation we need and our case is built, we will go head-to-head with the defendant’s legal team to ensure you get the most compensation possible for the injury that you have suffered. Almost all cases will go to settlement, but for the small percentage that goes to court, we fight to win.
“What is a personal injury settlement?” Receive the Amount You Deserve
A personal injury settlement happens when your attorney and any opposing counsel reach an agreement on the amount of damages that will be paid to cover your lost wages, medical bills, recoup damages and other expenses. The amount of the settlement will be based upon factors such as the severity of injury, type of accident, additional bills, and employment status.
Patience is key when fighting for a fair settlement. Typically, your opposing counsel will make an offer that is lower than you and your attorney will be willing to accept. As your attorney, we will insist on an amount that is fair and suitable for your situation. Once we come to a fair settlement with the opposing counsel, it can take up to six weeks to receive the funds agreed upon.
Over 90% of personal injury lawsuits settle. Very rarely will an insurance company fight to the point where the case is taken to court. However, if the case is taken to court, we will fully advocate on your behalf and push until we receive the necessary settlement for recovery.
“How much does a personal injury attorney cost?” No Fee Unless We Win
At The Mitra Firm, we do not charge initial consultation fees, upfront fees or by hourly rates. We operate only on contingency – we only get paid if we win settlement on your personal injury suit.
There are no fees unless we win your case. We believe that all victims of injury should have the access to knowledgeable attorneys without the inflated fees of legal consultation.
“What is the process?” Personal Injury Lawsuit Involvement
You will want to consider filing a personal injury lawsuit once you’ve consulted a medical professional that can assess your damage. Whether you are sure you want to file a suit or not, you’ll want to be knowledgeable of these general steps to help your case go smoothly:
- Contact Us for Consultation: Our initial consultations are free. You can share any details of the accident and/or injury and we will answer any questions that you may have about the lawsuit process including what we can do on your behalf.
- Collecting Info to Build a Case: After agreeing that you’ll be filing a suit, our legal team will begin to investigate all aspects of your case including your injury, factors that may have caused your injury, your employment history and wages, evidence, the effects on living circumstances and any other information that will help to defend your claim.
- Negotiating a Settlement: We will start by sending a demand letter to your insurance company and any other party, explaining your case. At this stage is when we often receive an initial offer, which is typically denied because of its “low-ball” number. We will then send negotiations demanding higher compensation. Once we reach an agreement, you will then receive your settlement payment within a specified timeline.
- Lawsuit is Filed: In rare cases, the opposing party will completely reject a reasonable settlement negotiation. This is when we prepare to file a lawsuit to obtain the compensation needed through court.
- Discovery: During this stage, both our team and the opposing team will share documents and evidence upon request. We will request every piece of documentation possessed by the opposing party that will help us to stand by your case.
- Trial: If the case still can’t be settled, it must go before the judge and jury. When in trial, we will fight strongly for your case and include any witnesses needed to win. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, and The Mitra Firm reputation holds strong in court.
“In the meantime, what should I do?” The Do’s and Don’ts
- Please continue to see your doctor or physician for the injury. We will need records of a thorough diagnosis during your recovery.
- Do not admit any fault for your injury.
- Please document with date and incurring costs of any hardships that you experience because of your injury.
- Please give your assigned attorney a copy of any documentation that may help your case such as insurance documents, photos, videos, and police report.