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Personal Injury FAQ

Answers from a Coral Gables Injury Lawyer

The Mesa Law Firm recognizes that there is a lot of inaccurate and confusing information out there when it comes to personal injury and wrongful death claims. For this reason our website has been specifically designed to be a source of information for you. We are happy to answer some of your most important questions here.

Please call us to discuss the specific facts of your personal injury case as each personal injury case is different. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you.

How much is my injury case worth?

It is very difficult to determine the exact worth of a case due to the fact that so many factors are involved. After an accident, you may be able to seek compensation, including, but not limited to, recovery for past and future medical bills, past and future pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life, loss of wages, and diminishment of future earning capacity. Though you will not be able to get an exact estimate for these things, a personal injury lawyer can assist you in evaluating the value range of your personal injury case.

Do I really need an injury lawyer?

If you have been injured in an accident, having a personal injury attorney on your side is vital if you hope to gain maximum compensation. This is especially true if you are going up against the big insurance companies. Your opponent will most likely have legal counsel and representation on their side, so make sure that you acquire the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer who will work diligently to recover the highest possible amount for your injury case.

Should I see a doctor?

You should always see a doctor after being in an accident, even if you feel that your injuries are not serious. If your body is in shock, you may not be able to notice the extent of your bodily damage until much later. Even after the shock wears off, some injuries may not surface until days, weeks, or even months after your accident, at which point it is much more difficult to get the compensation you deserve. A doctor could help diagnose the full extent of your injuries, prescribe and oversee the medical treatment necessary for your improvement and provide you with documentation that could be used as a valuable means of attaining the compensation you deserve.

Can I afford a personal injury attorney?

Some attorneys charge hourly rates or flat-rate fees that are not affordable for some. However, any firm that charges a contingency fee remains affordable because they only charge a percentage of the final amount recovered for the case, and if the case is lost, no fee or costs are required at all. Mesa Law Firm proudly provides legal representation under contingency fee arrangements. Call us today to learn more.

What can your firm do for me?

If you have been in an accident of any kind and have suffered an injury, Mesa Law Firm is prepared to provide you with helpful advice, step-by-step guidance, and aggressive representation in your case. We believe that you should never feel lost or confused during your legal process, which is why we seek to treat each client like our only client, and keep them informed and educated about the status of their case. Anyone who suffers injury because of someone else's recklessness or negligence deserves compensation, and we will give our all to help you fight for the highest compensation possible. To speak with us in person, call our offices and schedule a case evaluation today.

How much is my car accident case worth?

The answer to this complex question will depend on many factors and is impossible to answer without first conducting a thorough investigation of your accident. Some of the factors that our team will consider and that will play a role in your injury claim include the following:

  • Did someone else's negligence cause your accident and result in the injury or property damage that you have suffered?
  • Have you been seriously injured and forced to miss work?
  • Was there a serious defect with your car that caused an accident?

If any of these elements are present in your car accident, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills in addition to compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, reduced earning capacity in the future, and possibly future rehabilitation costs as well. It is important to contact Mesa Law Firm as soon after your accident as possible so that we can preserve the evidence and testimonies needed to dictate your case. From there, we will be able to give you a more accurate idea of how much compensation you can expect to recover through an injury claim.

What types of damages can I recover by filing a wrongful death claim?

It can be difficult to think about taking legal action after you have lost one of your loved ones unexpectedly. Wrongful death cases are some of the most tragic experiences in life, and our firm is here to provide you with the compassionate representation and legal guidance that you need. One of the reasons why you should consider filing a wrongful death claim against the party responsible for your injuries is so that you can recover expenses immediately associated with the death. These expenses can include funeral and medical costs, loss of the victim's income, loss of benefits, mental anguish, pain and suffering, and more. While filing a claim will not bring back your loved one, it will allow you to seek justice and may ease the financial impact of your loss.

How long does it take to resolve a premises liability case?

Premises liability cases arise when you are injured on another person or party's property because they have failed to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe manner. Common types of premises liability claims include slip and fall accidents, dog bite cases, and swimming pool accidents. If you have filed a claim for compensation, you can expect your case to take an average of one year to resolve. This length of time may vary depending on the complexity of the issues involved, and our Croal Gables premises liability attorney can give you a better idea of how long it will take when you call for a free consultation.

Get Help from a Personal Injury Attorney in Coral Gables

Without compensation, you may end up having to pay for your injuries out of your own pocket. Medical care can be extremely expensive after an accident, so don't let this happen to you. At the Mesa Law Firm, our Miami injury attorney can counsel you and fight to protect your interests in its search for justice on your behalf. With a decade of experience, and our founding attorney, Joseph A. "Tony" Mesa, III, being recognized as a Rising Starby Super Lawyers®, an "Up and Comer" and "Legal Elite" by Florida Trend's Florida Legal Elite™, and receiving a "Superb" rating (10 out of 10) by Avvo®, our firm can help. Call today to speak with us and get started on the road to the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

Contact a Coral Gables personal injury lawyer from our firm for qualified representation in your personal injury case.

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