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Common Questions Asked

Why Do I Need An Attorney? 

Personal injury cases can be complicated. It is no secret that your case will require intense investigation, witness testimony, material evidence, medical evidence, the involvement of insurance companies and law enforcement agencies.

Avita M. Samaroo is an experienced attorney with the unique qualifications to uphold the law and see that justice is served. At Samaroo Law, we understand the intricacies and subtle nuances that need to be observed in order to get the compensation you deserve.

Sure you can represent yourself. However, only a professional attorney like Avita M. Samaroo and her legal team can help you properly navigate the complex legal system that stands as your barrier to receiving just compensation.

How Soon After I Am Injured Do I Have A File A Lawsuit? 

The Statute of Limitations is what you refer to as the time frame you have to file a lawsuit. These limitations are different in every state. As a qualified attorney, Avita M. Samaroo understands Florida Statute of Limitation Laws very well. Not understanding the time limitations on filing a lawsuit can prevent you from pursuing a claim. Florida allows you 4 years to file a lawsuit against the perpetrators of your personal injury

However, there are some 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, the time-frame for a wrongful death claim, and any claim against the government are different.

Florida Statute Section 95.11(4)(d) requires claims to be filed within two 2 years of the wrongful death. Another important exception involves claims against a Florida city, county or the overall state itself. Claims against the government are 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 blocked by Florida’s Statute of Limitations.

What Damages Am I Entitled To Recover?

This will depend on the extent of pain and suffering you have incurred as a result of your incident. During a claim for damages, there are two types of damages to consider: economic (special) and non-economic (general).

Economic damages – These types of damages refer to the economic impact of an injury, such as medical expenses, lost wages, physical injury that results in serious disability, and etc.

Non-economic damages – These forms of damages are related to your physical and emotional suffering. This includes the subjective costs of an accident like trauma, future pain and suffering from PTSD, long-term injuries, and etc.

Non-economic damages are more difficult to assign a value to, however at Samaroo Law, we will do our best to ensure you receive proper compensation for your suffering. In certain situations, the victim’s spouse or child may also be entitled to compensation for the loss of a family provider, and companion.

Punitive damages Punitive damages are another form of compensation that must be considered. The purpose of punitive damages is to punish a defendant for horrific behavior in order to set an example, and deter others from engaging in the same behavior.

Punitive damages are only awarded in some 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 that can permantly alter a persons life. If you have been raped or injured, the first thing you should do is seek immediate medical attention. After receiving a thorough medical examination, you should file a police report. Forensic scientist can often collect samples that incriminate the guilty party.

At Samaroo Law, we understand that you want to seek criminal charges against the assailant. However, you are also entitled to civil compensation. Achieving just compensation for the horrific offense that has been committed will be our top priority.

During this troubling time, Avita M. Samaroo and her legal team will compassionately evaluate your situation and prepare a rock solid personal injury case that will compensate you for your immense pain and suffering.

We have listed below a few organizations that can assist you in coping with what has occurred. Please take a moment to read through the list and select the organization you feel most comfortable talking to.

  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. It is no secret that your case will require intense investigation, witness testimony, material evidence, medical evidence, the involvement of insurance companies and law enforcement agencies.

Avita M. Samaroo is an experienced attorney with the unique qualifications to uphold the law and see that justice is served. At Samaroo Law, we understand the intricacies and subtle nuances that need to be observed in order to get the compensation you deserve.

Sure you can represent yourself. However, only a professional attorney like Avita M. Samaroo and her legal team can help you properly navigate the complex legal system that stands as your barrier to receiving just compensation.

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

The Statute of Limitations is what you refer to as the time frame you have to file a lawsuit. These limitations are different in every state. As a qualified attorney, Avita M. Samaroo understands Florida Statute of Limitation Laws very well. Not understanding the time limitations on filing a lawsuit can prevent you from pursuing a claim. Florida allows you 4 years to file a lawsuit against the perpetrators of your personal injury

However, there are some 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, the time-frame for a wrongful death claim, and any claim against the government are different.

Florida Statute Section 95.11(4)(d) requires claims to be filed within two 2 years of the wrongful death. Another important exception involves claims against a Florida city, county or the overall state itself. Claims against the government are 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 blocked by Florida’s Statute of Limitations.

What damages am I entitled to recover?

This will depend on the extent of pain and suffering you have incurred as a result of your incident. During a claim for damages, there are two types of damages to consider: economic (special) and non-economic (general).

Economic damages – These types of damages refer to the economic impact of an injury, such as medical expenses, lost wages, physical injury that results in serious disability, and etc.

Non-economic damages – These forms of damages are related to your physical and emotional suffering. This includes the subjective costs of an accident like trauma, future pain and suffering from PTSD, long-term injuries, and etc.

Non-economic damages are more difficult to assign a value to, however at Samaroo Law, we will do our best to ensure you receive proper compensation for your suffering. In certain situations, the victim’s spouse or child may also be entitled to compensation for the loss of a family provider, and companion.

Punitive damages Punitive damages are another form of compensation that must be considered. The purpose of punitive damages is to punish a defendant for horrific behavior in order to set an example, and deter others from engaging in the same behavior.

Punitive damages are only awarded in some 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 that can permantly alter a persons life. If you have been raped or injured, the first thing you should do is seek immediate medical attention. After receiving a thorough medical examination, you should file a police report. Forensic scientist can often collect samples that incriminate the guilty party.

At Samaroo Law, we understand that you want to seek criminal charges against the assailant. However, you are also entitled to civil compensation. Achieving just compensation for the horrific offense that has been committed will be our top priority.

During this troubling time, Avita M. Samaroo and her legal team will compassionately evaluate your situation and prepare a rock solid personal injury case that will compensate you for your immense pain and suffering.

We have listed below a few organizations that can assist you in coping with what has occurred. Please take a moment to read through the list and select the organization you feel most comfortable talking to.

 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 will provide you with effective and strong representation in all your legal matters. Our diverse, multilingual team can is prepared to assist you. We speak Portuguese, Spanish, Urdu and Hindi!

Call now at 407-250-1200 or 866-234-6367.

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