Accidents can strike when we least expect them, turning everyday moments into challenging battles for justice and fair compensation. Navigating the aftermath of an injury isn’t just about physical recovery; it’s also about ensuring your rights are protected and that you’re compensated for your losses. This is where Rivas Law Group steps in.
As a leading Bradenton personal injury lawyer, Tania Rivas has dedicated her career to standing by the side of accident victims, advocating for their rights and securing the compensation they rightfully deserve. Our commitment to excellence and personalized service has made us a trusted ally for countless individuals seeking justice. We’ve recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our clients injured in a wide range of Bradenton personal injury accidents.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle
When you become injured in an accident that occurred because of the negligence of another person, a business entity, or government agency, Florida state law gives you the right to seek compensation for the losses stemming from your accident-related injuries. The key to collecting this compensation is hiring an experienced Bradenton personal injury lawyer to represent your interests.
For over 20 years, Rivas Law Group has successfully represented clients in a wide range of personal injury claims. Some of the claims we handle include:
- Car Accidents: Our representation extends to victims of various Bradenton car accidents, including rear-end collisions, head-on collisions, sideswipe accidents, distracted driving accidents, DUI accidents, hit-and-run incidents, and rideshare accidents.
- Truck Accidents: Accidents involving big trucks can result in serious injuries due to their size and weight. We have the expertise to navigate the complex regulations and multiple parties involved in truck accident claims.
- Motorcycle Accidents: Motorcyclists face unique dangers on the road. We understand the serious nature of motorcycle accident injuries and fight for the rights and recovery of riders.
- Slip and Fall Accidents: We handle cases arising from injuries due to unsafe property conditions, such as slippery floors, uneven surfaces, or poor lighting, which are particularly hazardous for older adults.
- Premises Liability: When a property owner’s negligence leads to injury, we fight for the injured party, covering incidents from slip and falls to dog bites and inadequate security.
- Product Liability: We hold manufacturers accountable for injuries or fatalities caused by defective or dangerous products.
- Wrongful Death: We provide compassionate legal support to families seeking justice for loved ones lost due to negligent acts, helping them secure rightful compensation.
The Personal Injury Claims Process
It’s important to consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible after your accident. You can start by scheduling a free consultation with Bradenton personal injury lawyer Tania Rivas. Tania will listen to your story, answer any legal questions you may have, and provide professional advice on the best way to proceed with your case.
The sooner Tania gets to work on your case, the better. She’ll start by thoroughly investigating your accident to recover the evidence you’ll need to support your claim. This includes police reports, accident scene photos, eyewitness accounts, expert testimony, and more. The more evidence you have to support your claim, the better your chances of obtaining the maximum compensation for your injuries.
Using this evidence, Tania will aggressively negotiate on your behalf with the negligent party’s insurance company. If they refuse to agree to a satisfactory settlement, Tania has the experience and skill needed to argue your case in court. In the majority of cases, however, the insurance company will choose to settle rather than go to court.
Depending on the circumstances in your case, you may be able to collect compensation for:
- Current and anticipated medical expenses (including physical therapy, additional surgeries, medications, and long-term medical care)
- Loss of income, loss of employment, or loss or earning potential
- Property damage
- Permanent disability
- Emotional distress and mental anguish
- Chronic pain
- Disability accommodations
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Determining the costs of some damages, such as medical expenses or loss of income, is relatively straightforward. Other types of damages, like pain and suffering, are more difficult to assign an accurate dollar amount to. Your lawyer can provide recommendations based on what others in similar cases have received.
Why Choose Rivas Law Group?
There are many reasons to choose Bradenton personal injury attorney Tania Rivas to represent your case:
- Our Years of Experience: Rivas Law Group has been protecting the rights of Central Florida residents for almost twenty years.
- Track Record of Success: We have an impressive record when it comes to recovering compensation for our clients. Some of our victories include a $1,400,000 settlement for a client who suffered spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries after being rear-ended by a dump truck; an $850,000 settlement for a couple injured in a car crash involving five vehicles; and an $800,000 settlement for the family of a pedestrian struck and killed by an automobile.
- Personalized Service: At Rivas Law Group, we focus on providing our clients with personalized and compassionate legal services. Our team members speak both English and Spanish, allowing us to serve clients who may not speak English as a first language. We’ll handle all aspects of your personal injury claim, so you can focus on recovering. We’re always available to answer any questions you have, or provide updates on your case.
- No Fee Unless We Win: Bradenton personal injury lawyer Tania Rivas handles all personal injury cases on a contingency basis. This means there are no retainers or other upfront charges if Tania decides to represent your case. She collects her fee as a percentage of your final settlement. This means you don’t pay unless Tania wins your case.
Frequently Asked Questions About Bradenton Personal Injury Claims
How do I know if I have a valid personal injury claim?
During your initial consultation, Tania will review the circumstances in your case, to determine if you have a valid personal injury claim. Some of the factors she considers include:
– Your liability and negligence for the accident.
– The other party’s duty of care.
– The amount of damages you suffered in the accident.
– How long ago did your accident take place?
– Is there enough evidence to support your claim?
How long do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit in Florida?
In Florida, you only have two years from the date of your accident or the date you became aware of your accident injuries in which to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you wait longer than that, the courts may refuse to hear your case.
What if I’m partially at fault for the accident?
Florida is a now a modified comparative liability state. This means the amount of compensation you’ll be able to collect for your damages will be reduced by the amount of fault you share for the accident. For instance, if your total damages are $100,000 and it’s determined that you shared 20 percent of the blame for the accident, you’ll only be able to collect $80,000 for damages. However, if it’s determined that your share of fault is 51 percent or more, you cannot recover any of your damages.
How long will my personal injury case take?
There are many factors that can affect how long a personal injury claim takes to be resolved. On average, it takes about six to nine months to settle an injury claim. Some cases are settled faster, while others may last for over a year. Litigation is the most lengthy process but can be necessary in instances where the insurance company’s initial valuation of the claim is too low. No two cases are the same. As an attorney experienced in litigation and trial work, Tania will steer you in the right direction.
Don’t Face Your Injuries Alone — Contact Rivas Law Group Today!
Accident victims who hire personal injury lawyers overwhelmingly experience better outcomes to their case than those who don’t. If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, don’t wait to take action. Contact Bradenton personal injury lawyer Tania Rivas and Rivas Law Group today for a free consultation. Let us fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.