Callejo Law was founded by Ms. Karen H. Callejo, who has over 25 years of experience advocating for the rights of the injured. As a former Insurance Defense attorney, she has an advantage in negotiating settlements for clients; she knows exactly how insurance companies and adjusters operate and evaluate their claims. In addition, as a skilled trial lawyer, she will not hesitate to take a case to trial if a favorable settlement can’t be reached.
Callejo Law will advocate on your behalf to maximize your claim involving:
Personal injury claims come in all shapes and sizes in Florida, from automobile accidents to slips and falls to defective products to unsafe conditions on someone else’s property. Still, the same basic elements, in some form or another, have to be established:
In Florida, a successful plaintiff in a personal injury claim may be entitled to three types of damages: (1) economic damages, (2) non-economic damages, and (3) punitive damages.
The economic damages you’ve suffered impact you directly; in other words, they take money right out of your pocket:
Non-economic damages are those damages that have a direct impact on the victim in some non-economic way and may include:
In addition to actual damages, punitive damages may be awarded under certain circumstances. Punitive damages serve to punish defendants who have acted in a particularly willful and harmful way and to discourage future similar actions.
In Florida, punitive damages are awarded at the court’s discretion and are generally limited to three times the amount of compensatory damages, or up to $500,000, whichever is greater. Various exceptions may apply.
A “court’s discretion” is an opportunity for attorneys to do some serious lawyering and convince the judge to rule in their client’s favor. Therefore, it is essential to have an experienced trial lawyer, like the Florida personal injury attorneys from Callejo Law, on your side to make sure that all punitive damages you are entitled to will be recovered.
Contact us today for your free consultation with an experienced Florida personal injury attorney from Callejo Law. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that you can pursue your claims 100% risk-free.
The quality of service provided by Callejo Law is reflected in their Google Reviews: a perfect 5.0 on Google Reviews. In addition, we offer same-day returns of phone calls and emails, bilingual representation, and 24/7/365 availability.
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