DISCLAIMER: These questions and answers are for reference only and information presented in this Frequently Asked Questions section does not constitute legal advice.
What type of cases does Sutton Law Group, P.A., handle?
We handle a wide variety of cases, including personal injury; criminal law; commercial litigation; medical malpractice; product liability; automobile, motorcycle and truck accidents; and wrongful death as well as other areas that impact our clients' lives.
What kind of legal experience do your attorneys have?
The attorneys at Sutton Law Group, P.A., have almost 50 years of legal experience, fighting for our clients not just in the Miami area but throughout Florida and across the Southeast.
We need a law firm that speaks Spanish. Is your firm bilingual?
Sutton Law Group, P.A., deals every day with members of the Hispanic community. In fact, Associate Attorney Michelle Urbistondo is fluent in Spanish so you will always be able to effectively communicate with your lawyer.
How much will it cost for you to determine if I have a claim?
At Sutton Law Group, P.A., your initial consultation is free. You tell us what happened and we evaluate your case. Thereafter, for personal injury, product liability and medical malpractice cases, we work on a contingent fee basis. This means that if we accept your case, we only get paid for our services if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds. For criminal defense, family law, and commercial litigation cases, we charge reasonable, competitive, hourly rates.
You can call us to set up an appointment at 800-576-1891 or you can complete our online Do You Have a Claim form.
Does your firm have much experience in personal injury claims?
Personal Injury is one of our firm's specialties. Our lead attorney John R. Sutton has handled personal injury cases for dozens of years, fighting for the rights of those who have been injured in all types of accidents. Our clients know they can trust Sutton and the other associates in our firm to do what's right.
Can you help me with a malpractice claim?
The attorneys at Sutton Law Group, P.A., have decades of experience successfully defending our clients' rights in both medical and civil malpractice. We have the experience you need to negotiate claims and win cases. However, do not delay in reaching out to our team. The state of Florida has a strict 2 year statute of limitations period, which means that a medical malpractice claim must be brought within 2 years of the injury in order to recover.
What information do I need when I meet with Sutton Law Group, P.A., for the first time?
Bring all the documents that may be relevant to your case. For instance, if you have been injured or a family member has died as a result of an accident or malpractice, you will want to bring with you information such as:
- Photographs of the accident, property damage and/or injuries
- Medical reports
- Doctor and hospital bills
- Copies of insurance policies
- Eyewitness accounts if available
When do I need a lawyer?
If you have been injured in an accident or a medical procedure, if you have been arrested, are being sued or are contemplating a lawsuit, we urge you to contact a lawyer immediately.
How soon after an accident or injury should I contact a lawyer?
In matters involving personal injury, you need to act promptly so that evidence can be preserved, the accident investigated, and lawsuits filed prior to statute of limitations deadlines.
What is a statute of limitation?
A statute of limitation is the time period that you have to take action after you or a family member has been wronged, injured or if the family member has died. Once that time period expires, you lose the right to file a lawsuit for damages or grievance, unless a legal exception applies. For personal injury cases, a party in Florida must file the suit within 4 years from the date the accident occurred. For medical malpractice incidents, there is a 2 year window in which parties can file, typically commencing the time the injury is discovered.
If I've been hurt in an accident and think I may have a claim, what should I do first?
You can begin the process by taking a few simple steps:
- Write down as much information as you can about the accident, your injuries and any losses you may incur.
- Take note of phone calls, save emails, and keep records of any correspondence or exchanges regarding your accident.
- Take photographs and collect evidence of the accident and your injuries.
- Identify and/or locate anyone who may have witnessed your accident.
- Contact a personal injury attorney for advice and evaluation of your possible claim.