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Personal Injury Attorneys in The Villages
Serving Clients in Lake, Citrus, Marion & Sumter Counties
After suffering an injury in an accident, you have been left to pick up the pieces. By no fault of your own, you are now paying the price for someone else’s mistake. At Ayres, Cluster, & Collins, P.A., commonly referred to as “Ayres Cluster Law Firm,” we are experienced lawyers who are willing to pursue justice for injury victims in Florida when a negligent, reckless, or careless person or business entity causes severe injuries to you or a loved one. Since our firm opened its doors in 1950, we have built a reputation for delivering personalized service and getting results for our clients.
Our personal injury lawyers in The Villages have over 100 years of combined experience to apply to your case. We maintain a compassionate yet aggressive approach and will work hard to achieve your objectives without losing sight of the impact our service has on you, your family, and your future.
No matter the cause of your injury – whether you were involved in a golf cart accident, car accident, motorcycle accident, boating accident, or a slip-and-fall accident – you can rest assured that Ayres Cluster Law Firm will be there for you when it matters most. In your time of need, we will travel to you (whether you are at home or in the hospital) as our experienced injury and wrongful death attorneys, located in The Villages, routinely make hospital calls, house calls, or can meet at any location in Florida that fulfills your needs.
The quality of the law firm and your legal counsel will make all the difference in the outcome of your case. Be sure to put a trusted advocate on your side by calling Ayres Cluster Law Firm. Our attorneys are determined to help you recover every last penny you deserve under the law.
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How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
According to the Florida Statutes section 95.11(3)(a) injury victims have four years to file a claim before the statute of limitations ends. This means you have four years from the date of your injury to file a claim or you may lose your right to pursue compensation. Florida does recognize some exceptions to this rule such as in cases where the defendant intentionally tried to conceal themselves or the claimant was under a form of legal disability. An attorney from our firm can let you know if you qualify for an extension to the statute of limitations.
Damages Available in a Personal Injury Case
There are three types of damages available in a personal injury claim:
Economic damages, as the name suggests compensates for financial losses associated with suffering an injury such as medical expenses and missed days at work. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, compensate for abstract losses such as pain and suffering and mental anguish. The last type of damages, punitive, differs from the first two in that their main purpose is the punish the negligent party rather than compensate the injured party. As such they are not often awarded.
What Can I Expect During the Initial Consultation?
Generally, we will initially speak with you over the telephone to learn a little about your case and to see if we are the right lawyers for your case. If it looks like we might be able to help you, we will usually schedule an in-office visit. In some situations, we will come visit you.
During the meeting, we will look at any documents you have that relate to your case. These include accident reports, medical records, pictures, and anything else you may have collected. We will talk with you about the litigation process and how we may be able to help. If it becomes clear that your case is one where we can help and you decide that you would like us to be your attorneys, we will enter into a retainer agreement that governs our services and your role in the case.
After the initial meeting, we will schedule a further meeting to take down detailed information that we need to assist you in your case. This information includes names of doctors and witnesses, work history, educational background, and general information that helps us understand what makes you and your situation unique.
Attorney Willard Ayres, deceased, served in the United States Navy and Attorney Edwin C. Cluster served in the United States Army.
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Dedicated to Giving Back
At Ayres Cluster Law Firm, we believe in the old saying, “it takes a village.” Our firm has earned a reputation in The Villages for our philanthropic efforts and financial support for charitable organizations that give back to our local communities. Our attorneys are proud to be personally involved in supporting local education and various other civic and charitable activities. We take a hands-on approach to our community outreach efforts and are always looking for new ways to give back to the people of Lake, Citrus, Marion and Sumter counties. We encourage you to learn more about the organizations we have had the privilege of supporting.