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  • Auto Accidents & Personal Injury

    If you or a loved one has been hurt in a car or truck accident, we can help. Every year millions of people are injured at the hands of others, resulting in all kinds of losses. At Payas, Payas & Payas, LLP, we take your case personally.

     

    Injuries are very scary, and you may have tons of questions such as:

    How severe are your injuries?

    Will you be able to work again?

    When will you be able to go back to work?

    Will you need long-term care?

    Who is going to pay for your medical bills and take care of all the paperwork?

     

     

    Our personal injury lawyers can get you answers and help you get the compensation to move on with your life.

    Car Accidents

    We take on the insurance companies to ensure you get everything you’re entitled to for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other covered expenses.

    Truck Accidents

    Semi-truck accidents can be difficult and often cause serious physical and emotional damage, we understand and are here to help YOU.

    Motorcycle Accidents

    We keep the emphasis on the driver of the vehicle whose negligence caused the accident and on the severity of your injuries.

  • Auto accidents probably account for more deaths that occur outside than any other outdoor situation, and they cause billions of dollars in losses each year. In cases of severe injury or death, or when intoxication was involved, the person at fault is typically prosecuted by the state. Basic car accidents that produce injuries tend to result in personal injury lawsuits.

     

    At Payas, Payas & Payas, LLP in Orlando, Florida, our auto accident attorneys fight on your behalf. We strive to secure the compensation you deserve.

    What to do if you’re in an auto accident

    If you are in a car accident involving personal injury and/or property damages, you should take the following steps immediately:

    • Write everything down. Chart everything about the accident as soon as possible. Include where and when it happened and contact information for everyone involved, including witnesses, police officers and insurance company representatives you’ve spoken with. The more detail you can document, the stronger your case will be.
    • If you plan to file a lawsuit, speak with a lawyer before you talk to anyone connected to an insurance company. Inform everyone involved of your intentions.
    • Gather as much evidence as possible — pictures of the scene of the accident, your car, other cars that were involved, clothes you were wearing at the time of the accident and damaged personal belongings.

    The information you document will be a great help to the auto accident attorney.

    What if I’m partly to blame?

    Even if you were partially to blame for the accident, you may still be eligible for some compensation, so don’t rule out seeking a personal injury lawyer to find out about your situation. We will sit down with you to discuss your case and determine the best course of action. We may be able to secure an award that includes damages for:

    • Past, current and future estimated medical expenses
    • Time lost from work, including time spent going to medical appointments or therapy
    • Any property that was damaged
    • The cost of hiring someone to do household chores when you couldn’t do them
    • Permanent disfigurement or disability
    • Your emotional distress, including anxiety, depression and interference with your family relationships
    • Any other costs that are a direct result of your injury

    Serious Injuries

    Sadly, there are some accidents from which a person never fully recovers. When injuries are so severe that they permanently alter the course and quality of a person’s life, the need for just compensation is even greater. For more than 35 years, Payas, Payas & Payas, LLP has fought for seriously injured parties and their families to obtain the full compensation necessary for a life-time of care. We provide highly personalized services and work closely with you during your difficult time. We fight for you as if we were fighting for a member of our own family.

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    Experience Helps To Maximize Your Compensation

    There are significant financial needs that attach when a person is permanently injured. Medical treatment and rehabilitative care are now lifetime expenditures. The injured party may never be able to work again, so income loss must be calculated well into the future. The party’s home will probably need to be remodeled to accommodate physical limitations. Finally, there is a lifetime of pain and suffering to compensate. Your attorney’s task is to come up with a mathematical formula that takes all these factors into consideration, plus cost of living increases and other variables, and calculate an amount that is sufficient to meet your needs. An experienced accident attorney has handled similar injuries, knows the floor and the ceiling for such a claim, and can support the amounts requested with detailed documentation.

    Strategies for Recovery Beyond Insurance Limits

    In many cases of traumatic injury, the party thought to be at fault cannot possibly meet the injured party’s financial needs. For example, a driver who makes a modest income may only carry the statutory minimum of car insurance. If that driver causes a three-car pile-up and one of the passengers is paralyzed, that minimal coverage would amount to a small drop in a very large bucket. A plaintiff could go after the driver’s assets, but there’s probably not much to attach. In such a case, you can win full compensation only by proving someone else was also at fault.

     

    Payas, Payas & Payas, LLP is determined to see our seriously injured clients compensated. We thoroughly research your accident to determine if there were any other contributing factors. In car accidents and motorcycle accidents, our attorneys consult accident reconstruction experts and civil engineers to see if highway design, lighting or the timing of traffic signals played a role. Did the design of any of the cars cause the accident or exacerbate the damage? We do everything possible to ensure a full and fair award of compensation.

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  • Medical Malpractice

    Medical professional errors can result in serious and long-term complications. It’s our job to prove their responsibility.

    To prove medical malpractice, you must show that a medical professional has done something incorrectly or has failed to do something necessary. Then you must prove that the action or lack of action has caused you damage or further harm. If you think you have a medical malpractice case, you can file a lawsuit against a doctor, a hospital, or other medical facility or staff.

     

    With the team of Payas, Payas & Payas, LLP at your side, you can be sure you are getting the best legal help possible. Our skilled Orlando medical malpractice attorneys fight the hospitals, the insurance companies and any other opponent who stands between you and a much-deserved financial settlement.

    Our personal injury law firm has filed lawsuits for various types of medical malpractice, including:

      • Delayed diagnosis of cancer
      • Failure to diagnose
      • Misdiagnosis
      • Surgical errors
      • Pharmacy errors
      • Birth injuries
      • Dental malpractice

      Pharmacy errors are also considered medical malpractice. If your pharmacist gives you the wrong medication or the wrong strength of medication or even the wrong dosing instructions, consult an Orlando injury attorney to see if you have a claim.

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      Our intensive research and preparations include reviewing all medical documents, conducting interviews and bringing in medical experts. Our case covers all possibilities to help ensure a successful outcome for you and your family.

      It may seem like a lot to handle and it is, but you are not alone. We are with you every step of the way to advise you through the process. When you become a client of Payas, Payas & Payas, LLP, you become a member of our family.

    • Over 35 Years Serving Families in the Orlando Area

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    • Wrongful Death

      Justice For Loved Ones Tragically Taken

      If a member of your family has died suddenly and you believe someone is to blame, our wrongful death attorneys at Payas, Payas & Payas, LLP can help. We understand the pain you’re going through; we’ve been helping families in central Florida with personal injury and wrongful death cases for more than 35 years. We provide highly personal and sensitive legal counsel, along with aggressive representation of your case. We take your loss as though it happened to our own family. We understand that no amount of money can ever replace a beloved family member, but we do everything in our power to ensure you are properly compensated.

      Our experienced attorneys capably manage wrongful death cases related to:
      • Animal attacks
      • Amusement park accidents
      • Auto accidents
      • Aviation accidents
      • Boat accidents
      • Dram shop (liquor service) liability
      • Drowning
      • Firearms accidents
      • Mass transit accidents
      • Motorcycle accidents
      • Medical malpractice
      • Premises liability
      • Products liability
      • Resort liability
      • Trucking accidents
    • Workers' Compensation

      Dedicated Workers’ Compensation Lawyers in Orlando

      If you have been injured while on-site at work or while performing a work-related duty off-site, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. In Orlando, employers must carry workers’ compensation insurance, which gives benefits to employees in the event of a work injury. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance, which means that the benefits are provided to injured employees regardless of who was at fault. If you would like to file for workers’ compensation, call Payas, Payas & Payas for help. We only accept payment after we win your case.

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      Guiding You Through the Workers’ Comp Process:

      Filing a workers’ compensation claim is complicated and involves extensive paperwork. Many claims are denied because they are filed incorrectly or incompletely. It is important that you have an attorney with you to make sure your claims are filed in an accurate and prompt manner.

      We can also assist with workers’ compensation appeals if your claim has been denied. Regardless of your immigration status, our experienced team of Orlando workers’ compensation lawyers is ready to serve you.

       

      Our attorneys can handle cases that involve a variety of work-related claims, including:

       

      Paraplegic cases

      Electrocution and burn injuries

      Machine malfunctions

      Police officer injuries

      Toxic exposure

      Worker death claims

      Construction accidents

      Stress-related injuries

      Brain injury

      Firefighter injuries

      Vehicle accidents at work

    • Real Estate

      Let Our Family Serve Your Family

      When You Decide To Buy

      If you are purchasing property, there are several things to consider. Always consult with a real estate lawyer before buying property. Our Orlando real estate attorneys deal in residential and commercial properties and assist you every step of the way. There are significant differences between purchasing commercial vs. residential real estate. Knowing what is expected of you and what to expect from the seller is important to ensure a profitable outcome.

       

      Whether you are renting or buying residential or commercial real estate, it is important to have an Orlando attorney who can explain the agreements, the mortgages and everything else that goes into real estate transactions. You can feel safe knowing that the attorneys of Payas, Payas & Payas are there for you during the entire process — because to us you’re not just a client, you’re family.

      Your Rights As a Renter

      As a renter in the Orlando area, you have certain rights. If you believe those rights are being violated, there are steps you can take to get justice. At Payas, Payas & Payas, LLP, we can help. If you think your landlord is doing something illegal, let our experienced Florida real estate attorneys assist you in getting your landlord to take responsibility.

       

      What if you are faced with eviction or, if you own your residence, foreclosure? Being forced out of your home can be frightening. If you think you are facing eviction or foreclosure, come see us. We can guide you through the process and help resolve the problem.

       

      Before renting a house or apartment, it’s a good idea to have a real estate attorney look over the lease to ensure that it is fair and reasonable. This also helps ensure you have a clear understanding of both your responsibilities and your landlord’s.

    • Wills & Testaments

      Assisting Individuals and Families Throughout Florida
       

      Everyone should have a will. A will is a legal document that allows you to decide how your assets should be divided after your death. If you have underage children, you can decide who gets custody of them should you die before they reach adulthood.

       

      It is a good idea to have a lawyer draw up a will for you, detailing everything how you want it so there will be no confusion once you are gone. The experienced Florida wills and testaments lawyers at Payas, Payas & Payas in Orlando can help.

      Compassionate Support For Your Estate Planning Needs
       
      No one wants to think about their own death and deciding how to divide your assets can be upsetting and complicated. At Payas, Payas & Payas, LLP, we understand the emotional toll drawing up a will can have, so we make the process as painless as possible. We are prepared to:

      We represent you in the following:

      • Help you identify your assets
      • Explain the legal ramifications of your decisions
      • Determine what type of will you need
      • Create a will that is legal and binding

      You can make changes to your will at any time, for any reason, including:

       

      • Divorce
      • The birth or adoption of a child
      • The death of one of your beneficiaries

      For simple changes, we can create a codicil, which is an amendment to your existing will. For major changes, you can create an entirely new will that will supersede the old one. Whatever you decide, we will be there to help guide you through the process.

       

      Over time life can get complicated If you own property, have children, or are in a same sex marriage. Your will must be written to your situation and to satisfy Florida laws. Some items to consider:

       

      Proper listing of the parties, personal representatives, and beneficiaries

      Directive for burial and/or cremation

      Homestead vs non homesteaded property

      Health care surrogate

      Durable Power of Attorney

      When it’s not your will

       

      Writing your own will is not the only reason you might need an attorney for a will. What if you think a family member’s will is questionable? You can hire an attorney to “contest the will” if you think the will is flawed. Disputes over wills are very common. When you hire us, we do everything in our power to determine the validity of the document and get you the outcome you were hoping for.

    • Criminal Defense and DUI

      If you’ve been arrested or are under investigation, you need a lawyer from Payas, Payas & Payas. Our Orlando criminal defense attorneys have decades of experience and have been serving the Central Florida community for more than 35 years. When you’re in trouble, we can help you determine the severity of the situation and get the best possible outcome available to you.

      Defending You Against a Variety of Florida Criminal Charges

      Being arrested in Orlando raises questions and stirs up emotions. We do our best to help alleviate your fears and treat you with care and respect. Our skilled criminal defense lawyers handle a wide array of felony and misdemeanor charges, including:

       
      • Battery and domestic violence
      • Drug crimes
      • DUI
      • Federal crimes
      • Immigration
      • Juvenile crimes
      • Murder
      • Probation violations
      • Serious traffic offenses
      • Sex crimes
      • Theft or burglary
      • Weapons offenses

      Know Your Rights When Under Arrest in Florida

      If you are arrested on any criminal charge, it’s important to have a full and complete understanding of your rights. As a general rule, an arrested person should:

      • Invoke the right to remain silent
      • Invoke the right to have an attorney present
      • Remain silent until you’ve met with your attorney and received reliable advice

       

      Fourth Amendment

      Right to be free from unlawful search and seizure

       

      In order to search your person, car, residence or office, the police must have a warrant signed by a judge. The police may have sufficient reason to believe you’ve committed a crime, but that doesn’t permit them unrestrained access to your personal belongings. The Constitution places a check on police power by requiring them to present their suspicions to a judge or magistrate, who then concludes whether their suspicion is based on reasonable facts. Police who search private areas and seize evidence without first obtaining a warrant are barred from using that evidence at trial. The only exception is an emergency where seeking a warrant would create a delay during which a crime could be committed or evidence could be destroyed.

       

      Fifth Amendment

      Right not to incriminate yourself

       

      Your “right to remain silent” comes from the Fifth Amendment, which forbids police from compelling a person to be a witness against himself. Over the years, courts have presented many opinions defining compulsion, and these decisions have limited police tactics for eliciting confessions. Gone is the old “third degree.” Police are barred from using sleep deprivation, bright lights, beatings with rubber hoses and phone books, and even persistent questioning.

      Fifth and Sixth Amendment

      Rights to due process

       

      Due process is a broad term dealing with lawful police procedures and fair trials. For an arrested person, the most important immediate rights are the right to an attorney and the right to be charged or released. It is vitally important that you invoke your right to an attorney immediately upon arrest. This is the best way to ensure that you retain your Fifth Amendment right to be free of compulsion. Once you request an attorney, the police must discontinue questioning until the attorney arrives. Also, demanding an attorney helps ensure that the authorities either charge or release you within the statutory period, rather than trying to “sweat you out” in confinement. If the prosecutor charges you, your criminal defense lawyer should be present to request bail. While you do not have an absolute right to bail, if the court sets bail, it must be reasonable.

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