Have you been injured in an accident in Orlando that occurred due to the negligence of a person or business?
The first thing to do after you’ve been injured is to seek medical attention. Even if you think you’re alright, it’s a good idea to get a medical examination following the accident — symptoms of brain and spinal injuries may not show themselves immediately following an accident.
When you are able, the next thing to do is speak with an Orlando personal injury attorney. Please don’t make the mistake of discussing your accident with others or posting about it on social media. And whatever you do, don’t accept an insurance company settlement until you’ve spoken to an attorney.
Even though this is not a criminal case, what you say and do immediately following your accident can be used against you and could end up costing you big.
You Have a Right to Seek Compensation for Your Injuries
The law gives you the right to seek compensation for any economic and emotional losses you have suffered as a result of injuries caused by negligence, including pain and suffering, medical bills and lost income. However, obtaining this compensation can be a difficult undertaking, since the insurance companies go to great lengths to avoid taking full responsibility for their insureds’ negligent actions.
Orlando personal injury attorney Tania Rivas and Rivas Law Group are here to protect your rights after you’ve been injured.
Tania Rivas is well-known and respected by both her clients and her opponents. Tania’s deep Christian faith compels her to protect those who can’t protect themselves and see that justice is served. Her clients know they can depend on her many years of experience, dedication and vast legal knowledge to obtain the compensation they deserve for their damages. Her opponents respect her for her tenacity, legal prowess and aggressive negotiating tactics when it comes to protecting her clients’ rights.
Tania has obtained impressive results for her clients in a wide range of personal litigation cases, including:
- Car Accidents
- Big Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- DWI and DUI Accidents
- Hit & Run Accidents
- Property Damages Disputes
- Brain Injuries
- Spinal Injuries
- Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Birth Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Defective and Dangerous Products
- Negligent Security
- Premises and Property Liability
- Workplace Accidents
- Construction Site Accidents
- Dog Bites and other animal attacks
- Boating Accidents
Personal Injury FAQs
In Florida, personal injury lawyers are required by law to explain their fees up front when taking a case. They can operate on contingency, retainer, or hourly. Contingency means your lawyer will receive a percentage of the amount recovered once an agreement has been reached. Retainer means that you pay an up front cost to the lawyer, which they draw from as they work on your case. Hourly means that you pay for the total number of hours the attorney works on your case.
In most cases, your attorney will recommend you begin by filing a personal injury claim with the negligent party’s insurance company. Your attorney will investigate and help you decide what amount would fairly compensate you for your injuries. The insurance company almost always declines the first offer, but negotiations between your lawyer and the insurance company will occur at this point. If an agreement can’t be reached, it may be necessary to file a lawsuit in court.
To receive compensation for a personal injury, you will need to prove that you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. The opposing party, in turn, is trying to gather evidence to contest your claim. Posting information about the injury or the situation in general can be very helpful in the case against you. Even innocent posts, such as you with friends in a social setting, can be used as evidence that you aren’t as injured as you claim. In general, it is a good idea to refrain from posting while your case is ongoing.
Speak with Orlando Personal Injury Attorney Tania Rivas
It’s understandable that you have a lot of concerns following your accident. How are you going to pay for your hospital bills if you can’t work? Will you ever be able to work again? And if not, how will you be able to support yourself and your loved ones?
You may be considering legal representation — but how can you afford to pay an attorney’s fees in addition to your medical expenses? Well that’s easy. Tania Rivas and Rivas Law Group work on a contingency basis. That means we collect our fee as a percentage of your settlement. Should we accept your case, there will be no upfront costs, no hourly attorney fees and you don’t owe us a thing until after we’ve won your case.
We urge you to reach out to Orlando personal injury attorney Tania Rivas and Rivas Law Group and schedule a free, no obligation consultation as soon as possible. We are fluent in both English and Spanish. Weekend and evening appointments are available; if you are unable to make it into our office we would be happy to meet with you at home or in your hospital room.
Don’t delay taking action to protect your rights after an accident — the sooner we’re on the job, the stronger the case we can build, and the better your chances for obtaining the maximum compensation for your injuries.