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Common Questions Asked

Why do I need an attorney? 

Personal injury cases can be complicated. Among other things, they require investigation; procuring witness statement; preserving evidence; communicating with medical providers, experts, insurance companies and law enforcement; and negotiating with insurance companies.

An experienced attorney will protect your rights throughout the entire process. At Samaroo Law, we understand the nuances of the relevant law and we will be able to help you navigate a complex legal system in order to maximize the value of your injury claim.

How soon after I am injured do I have a file a lawsuit? 

Laws called Statute of Limitations” limit the timeframe to file lawsuits. Statute of Limitations vary from state to state and depend on the type of case you are pursuing. It is extremely important to know how long you have to file your claim under the applicable statute of limitations. If you wait too long, you may be barred from pursuing your claim. Generally personal injury victims in Florida have four (4) years to file a negligence suit under the provisions of Florida Statute Section 95.11(3)(a). Most motor vehicle accidents fall under this statute.

However, there are a some important exceptions to this general rule. These exceptions include wrongful death claims and claims against the government. If a person dies as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident, their surviving family members may be able to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, time is of the essence with regard to wrongful death claims. Florida Statute Section 95.11(4)(d) generally requires claims to be filed within two (2) years of the death. Another important exception, involves claims against a Florida city, county or the state itself. Claims against the government are generally limited by a three (3) year Statute of Limitations.

 At Samaroo Law we can help you determine the applicable statute of limitations in order to ensure that your claim does not get barred by Florida’s Statute of Limitations.

What damages am I entitled to recover?

This will depend largely on the type of case and damages that you have been affected by. In a claim for damages after an accident, there are usually two types of damages to consider: economic (or “special”) and non-economic (or “general”).

Economic damages – Refer to the more concrete costs of an injury, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and loss of future earning capacity.

Non-economic damages – Are the more abstract, subjective costs of an accident, including past and future pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life.

Non-economic damages are more difficult to assign a value to than economic damages. In certain situations, the victim’s spouse or child may also be entitled to recover for loss of consortium or companionship.

Punitive damages are another type of damages. They are awarded to punish a defendant for egregious behavior in order to deter others from acting in the same manner. Punitive damages are seldomly awarded but may be warranted in certain cases – For example punitive damages may be awarded in cases involving defendant’s that were driving under the influence.

What do you do if you’ve been sexually assaulted or raped? 

Sexual assault and harassment are serious crimes. If you have been raped or injured, you should seek immediate medical attention. It is also important to report the crime to the police right away so that they can collect the evidence that they need to pursue the assailant criminally.

While the criminal justice system plays an important role with regard to punishing the assailant, you may also be entitled to civil compensation. At Samaroo Law, we will compassionately evaluate you claim to help you determine if you a viable claim against the assailant or a third party that failed to protect you.

 If someone has forced you to have sex or perform sexual acts, the person likely faces criminal charges.

  Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: 1-800-669-4000

 National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-4673

 National Organization for Victim Assistance: 800-879-6682

National Association of Working Women: 1-800-522-0925

Equal Rights Advocates: 415-621-0505

National Center for Victims of Crime: 1-800-FYI-CALL

National Street Harassment Hotline: 855-897-5910

Why do I need an attorney? 

Personal injury cases can be complicated. Among other things, they require investigation; procuring witness statement; preserving evidence; communicating with medical providers, experts, insurance companies and law enforcement; and negotiating with insurance companies.

An experienced attorney will protect your rights throughout the entire process. At Samaroo Law, we understand the nuances of the relevant law and we will be able to help you navigate a complex legal system in order to maximize the value of your injury claim.

How soon after I am injured do I have a file a lawsuit? 

Laws called Statute of Limitations” limit the timeframe to file lawsuits. Statute of Limitations vary from state to state and depend on the type of case you are pursuing. It is extremely important to know how long you have to file your claim under the applicable statute of limitations. If you wait too long, you may be barred from pursuing your claim. Generally personal injury victims in Florida have four (4) years to file a negligence suit under the provisions of Florida Statute Section 95.11(3)(a). Most motor vehicle accidents fall under this statute.

However, there are a some important exceptions to this general rule. These exceptions include wrongful death claims and claims against the government. If a person dies as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident, their surviving family members may be able to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. However, time is of the essence with regard to wrongful death claims. Florida Statute Section 95.11(4)(d) generally requires claims to be filed within two (2) years of the death. Another important exception, involves claims against a Florida city, county or the state itself. Claims against the government are generally limited by a three (3) year Statute of Limitations.

At Samaroo Law we can help you determine the applicable statute of limitations in order to ensure that you claim does not get barred by Florida’s Statute of Limitations.

What damages am I entitled to recover?

This will depend largely on the type of case and damages that you have been affected by. In a claim for damages after an accident, there are usually two types of damages to consider: economic (or “special”) and non-economic (or “general”).

Economic damages – Refer to the more concrete costs of an injury, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and loss of future earning capacity.

Non-economic damages – Are the more abstract, subjective costs of an accident, including past and future pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life.

In certain situations, the victim’s spouse or child may also be entitled to recover for loss of consortium or companionship. Non-economic damages are more difficult to assign a value to than economic damages.

Punitive damages are another type of damages. They are awarded to punish a defendant for egregious behavior in order to deter others from acting in the same manner. Punitive damages are seldomly awarded but may be warranted in certain cases – For example punitive damages may be awarded in cases involving defendant’s that were driving under the influence.

What do you do if you’ve been sexually assaulted or raped? 

Sexual assault and harassment are serious crimes. If you have been raped or injured, you should seek immediate medical attention. It is also important to report the crime to the police right away so that they can collect the evidence that they need to pursue the assailant criminally.

While the criminal justice system plays an important role with regard to punishing the assailant, you may also be entitled to civil compensation. At Samaroo Law, we will compassionately evaluate you claim to help you determine if you a viable claim against the assailant or a third party that failed to protect you.

If someone has forced you to have sex or perform sexual acts, the person likely faces criminal charges.

 Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: 1-800-669-4000

National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-4673

National Organization for Victim Assistance: 800-879-6682

National Association of Working Women: 1-800-522-0925

Equal Rights Advocates: 415-621-0505

National Center for Victims of Crime: 1-800-FYI-CALL

National Street Harassment Hotline: 855-897-5910

Our team’s experience and dedication will assist you in preparing a strong case. We can provide you with effective and strong representation with regard to your immigration case. Our diverse, multilingual team can is prepared to assist you. We speak Portuguese, Spanish, Urdu and Hindi!

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