Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions
The Carrion Firm, PLLC makes every effort to ensure our clients are fully aware of the personal injury law process. Please use our Frequently Asked Questions section below as a guide to some of the most common questions received at our firm. Our team is available to help answer or clarify any questions you may have.
Personal injury refers to an area of the law that focuses on holding those parties whose negligence or intentional conduct causes physical or emotional injuries to another person responsible for their actions. The Carrion Firm, PLLC, limits its practice exclusively to personal injury law and pursuing claims for compensation for our clients injured as a result of:
- Bicycle accidents
- Bus and public transit accidents
- Car accidents
- Catastrophic injuries
- Construction accidents
- Dog bites –an attorney advocating for the rights of dog bite victims
- Motorcycle accidents
- Negligent security
- Premises liability
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Truck accidents
- Product liability – defective and dangerous products
- Uber & Lyft Accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Drowning accidents
- Wrongful death
More information is available about each type of personal injury claim handled by our firm by going to our practice area pages.
An injury caused by the negligent, reckless or intentional act of another party may entitle you to compensation under Florida and New York laws. Your damages, which represent the losses you incurred from being injured, include:
- Lost wages
- Lost or diminished future earning capacity
- Compensation for your pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
Depending upon the extent of your injuries, you may also be entitled to compensation for scarring and disfigurement, full or partial disability and other damages.
We take several factors into account when evaluating the accident and your injuries to decide whether you have a personal injury case and its potential value, including:
- The type and severity of your injuries.
- The extent of the medical care and treatment.
- The degree to which the injuries may cause lingering disability.
- The pain and suffering caused by the injuries.
- The degree to which your quality of life has been affected.
The personal injury team at the Florida and New York offices of The Carrion Firm, PLLC, believes you deserve a thorough and honest evaluation from an experienced personal injury attorney letting you know if you have a viable personal injury case and an estimate of its value.
The Carrion Firm, PLLC, offers its trusted legal services on a contingency fee basis. You benefit by not having to pay an upfront fee. When we accept a personal injury case, we give you a written contingency fee agreement promising to handle your case without receiving a legal fee until your claim for compensation results in a settlement or we take it to trial and win.
Our legal fee is a percentage of the amount of the settlement or award after deduction of the litigation expenses we advanced on your behalf. We comply with court rules in Florida and New York that control the percentage of the award or settlement that may be charged by personal injury attorneys in those states. We review the contingency fee agreement with you before you retain us to act as your attorney.
The only way for you to learn about Dennis Carrion, Esq. and the people at The Carrion Firm, PLLC, and for us to get to know you and the accident that left you injured and in need of help is during a conversation. We offer free initial consultations and case reviews either in person at our offices or at a location convenient to you, or we can speak with you on the phone.
Neither New York nor Florida prevents the partial fault of an injured party from recovering damages. Depending upon the facts and circumstances of the accident or occurrence that caused your injuries, the amount of compensation you recover may be reduced by the degree to which you were at fault. One of our attorneys will discuss all aspects of your case with you, including the effect of comparable fault, during a free initial consultation.
If you are injured in the course of your employment and applied for workers’ compensation benefits, you may have the right to sue third parties to recover damages. A consultation with a personal injury attorney at The Carrion Firm, PLLC, may provide options to pursue compensation in addition to benefits under workers’ compensation.
An injury caused by someone other than a coworker or your employer may give you the right to sue that party. For example, an injury caused by defective machinery at your place of employment may permit you to make a claim for damages against the manufacturer. Our knowledgeable and skilled attorneys can review the circumstances of your accident and injuries to identify third parties who may be liable.
Dennis Carrion, Esq. takes great pride in the fact that everyone at The Carrion Firm, PLLC, understands that we work for you. We make it a point to keep you up to date about the status of your case and make ourselves available to answer any questions you may have about it. If you have questions or concerns, a call to our office is all it takes to get answers.
Contrary to what claims adjusters and insurance investigators try to make you believe, they are not on your side. Low-ball offers and promises of quick settlements if you do not retain a lawyer are some of the tactics insurance claims adjusters use to trick you into settling for much less than your case may be worth.
The personal injury attorneys at The Carrion Firm, PLLC, work only for you. We’re on your side and committed to getting for you the maximum compensation possible whether through negotiations or by taking the case to trial. Our attorneys have the experience to take on claims adjusters and insurance company defense lawyers to get you the money you need and deserve.
Bring whatever accident reports, photographs and other documents pertaining to the accident or occurrence that you already have in your possession with you to the meeting with a lawyer from The Carrion Firm, PLLC. Don’t worry about trying to gather additional information or documents because we take care of all of that once we begin working on your case. We want you to focus on getting the medical care and rest you need to recover from your injuries while we take care of everything else about your claim for damages.
Contact The Carrion Firm, PLLC, as soon as possible after the accident or occurrence that caused you to be injured. New York and Florida have laws limiting the amount of time you have to make a claim for damages against the party responsible for causing you to be injured. It also helps for us to get started as soon as possible to identify and get statements from witness and gather evidence helpful to proving your case.