• Q: What are the fees associated with hiring The Biondo Law Firm, P.A.?

    A: Our firm works on a contingency basis which means that you do not owe The Biondo Law Firm, P.A. anything unless we recover a verdict or settlement for you or your family. If a verdict or settlement is reached, our firm will charge a percentage of that verdict or settlement and recover any costs associated with your case.

    The contigency fees charged by personal injury lawyers are regulated by rules set forth by the Florida Bar and the terms of our agreement will be laid out clearly in our representation agreement.

  • Q: If another lawyer refers me to The Biondo Law Firm, P.A., are there additional fees?

    A: No. Any referral or particpation fees will be paid out of the gross contingency fee, you will pay no additional money. Referral/Participation arrangements are regulated by rules set forth by the Florida Bar and the terms of any referral/participant arangement will be laid out clearly in our representation agreement.

  • Q: What is the firm’s main objective if it represents me or my family?

    A: We want to make sure that you are compensated fairly for your injuries under the law. Our firm is proud that many of our cases come from satisfied former clients and fellow attorneys throughout the country who have repeatedly referred us business over the years.

  • Q: Who will be working on my case at The Biondo Law Firm, P.A.?

    A; Several people will be directly assigned to your case: an attorney, a paralegal and a legal secretary. The paralegal and secretary assist the attorney in gathering evidence, facts and other information about your case. At The Biondo Law Firm, P.A. we all work as a team to ensure the best results for our clients.

  • Q: Who do I contact at The Biondo Law Firm, P.A. if I have a question about my case?

    A: Any professional working on your case will be happy to answer any questions you may have. It is sometimes necessary for our attorneys to be out of the office attending depositions, court hearings and various other case-related matters. If you leave a message with the firm, we take pride in ensuring that your call will be returned within 48 hours unless told otherwise.

  • Q: How long will it take The Biondo Law Firm, P.A. to handle my case?

    A: The amount of time depends on many factors and varies widely. Personal injury cases can take several months to several years. The average personal injury case takes about twelve (12) to eighteen (18) months to resolve. However, certain cases can take considerably longer than eighteen (18) months. The main factor in determining how long your case will take is your body’s healing process.

    In order to achieve a favorable settlement, it is sometimes necessary to postpone your case until your doctors are able to accurately predict what problems or costs you may incur in the future as a result of your injuries. We don’t want to settle your case too quickly and then find out that you condition is much worse than we originally thought. In addition, courts may be backlogged which can cause delays.

  • Q: How much is my case worth?

    A: Every personal injury case is different and there are a number of factors in assessing the value of a potential claim.

    First, we must determine whether the defendants’ negligence caused your injury. If we can not prove liability or fault against a party, then no compensation can be recovered.

    We also must determine the damages that you suffered as a result of the injury. Damages can include: (A) Past medical expenses and any medical care that you might need in the future, (B) Past lost wages and diminished earning capacity, (C) Pain and suffering, and (D) The loss of your spouse’s services, comfort and companionship.

  • Q: Who decides to settle my case?

    A: You are the only person who can decide to settle your case. Throughout the process, our firm will do our best to help you understand the elements of your case and offer advice as to whether we believe a settlement offer is fair or whether you should proceed to trial.
    However, at the end of the day, you — the client — make the final decision.

    Please understand that a settlement guarantees some compensation for your injuries and eliminates the uncertainty of trial. We can not guarantee what will happen if your case goes to trial. There are many variables that come with going to trial and having a jury decide your case. However, if we are unable to obtain a settlement that you are satisfied with, we have the experience and financial resources necessary to take your case to trial.

  • Q: What if I do not want to accept the insurance company’s offer?

    A: If we can not reach an acceptable settlement with the insurance company or defendant, The Biondo Law Firm, P.A. will file a lawsuit on your behalf. Your case will ultimately go to trial if it is not resolved by way of settlement during the litigation process.

    Just because your case does not settle before a lawsuit is filed, it does not mean that your case will definitely go to trial. Cases can settle at any time up until, during or even after a trial.

  • Q: Do I have to go to trial?

    A: A small percentage of cases actually go to trial. Most civil cases settle prior to trial. However, our firm is experienced in trying lawsuits and will prepare your case as thoroughly as possible in the event that it does go to trial.

  • Q: What can I do to help The Biondo Law Firm, P.A.?

    A: The most important thing you can do is to keep your attorney completely informed. You should openly discuss all aspects of your case and your personal background, both good and bad. Virtually every case has some negative element. Most negative aspects of a case can be successfully handled by your attorney, as long as your are honest.

    Please keep us advised as to any changes of address, marital status, occupation, new doctors or physical therapists, or additional accidents or injuries.