Jonathan Drake is an Experienced Lawyer in Tampa
Drake Law is a family run firm that fights on behalf of people who have been seriously injured in accidents. Jonathan also takes on DUI and drug charges, contract disputes, and home insurance claims.
Prior to opening Drake Law, Jonathan was a managing partner at a civil litigation firm, where he took on the big insurance companies and won more than $5 million dollars in damages for his clients.
Jonathan Drake personally handles each case from start to finish, ensuring that each client gets the attention, communication, and justice they deserve.
We’ll work closely with you to understand your situation, explain what you need to know to protect your interests, and devise a winning legal strategy. Hablamos español!
I highly recommend Drake Law if you are seeking counsel. Very knowledgeable, responsive and truly invested in the work. I am someone who appreciates being kept up to date and having a voice. It’s so important to have an attorney that will be 100% straight with you. That was definitely my experience and I am grateful for the services provided.
I am very grateful for the help I received and I would highly recommend Jonathan Drake at Drake Law. He responded to me in a timely manner, was very efficient and got the job done right! Definitely great customer service and professionalism. I greatly appreciated that he explained everything in detail which made the process a good learning experience. I wouldn’t hesitate to refer him to all my friends and family .
Without hesitation I recommend Jon. My recent experience with the legal system was disturbingly eye-opening so it’s safe to say that although I don’t trust the system, I DO trust Jon to defend and protect me and my interests. He is accessible, provides excellent communication about your case and, most importantly, gets positive results.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The informational below is for educational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. Schedule a free consultation to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem.
- Take photos of your injuries, any damage caused during the accident, and the scene of the accident from multiple angles
- Visit a doctor if you haven’t already. If you have visited a doctor, follow their care plan and attend all follow-up appointments
- Write down a narrative of what happened while it’s still fresh in your mind
- Make a list of witnesses and their contact information if you know it
- Follow any additional instructions from your attorney
Never make any sort of statement to an insurance company before you consult an attorney. Above all, never sign anything, or accept an initial settlement offer without legal counsel. Your attorney has the ability and experience to negotiate settlements that are often times much higher than what someone without representation receives. The insurance company normally requires that you sign a release giving up many important rights in order to settle a claim. You need to be sure you understand what those rights are and if your claim is even ripe for settlement. Let a personal injury lawyer help you deal with the insurers.
Plaintiffs with personal injury claims have the right to compensation that makes them “whole” again. That means compensation for economic losses as well as non-economic damages. Economic damages can include medical expenses, lost income, and property damage resulting from negligence. Non-economic damages usually means pain and suffering. Different courts use different systems to calculate how much a plaintiff can receive in non-economic compensation.
Florida limits “punitive” damages in personal injury lawsuits to $500,000. The attorney you consult should provide you with a realistic valuation of your claim, both in settlement and at trial.
Some people may believe they can handle their own personal injury claims without legal assistance. For the average person with no legal experience, this is rarely advisable, especially when he or she is recovering from an injury. Hiring an attorney generally leads to a better level of representation than the plaintiff could manage on their own. It also increases the plaintiff’s chances of winning and the amount he or she wins.
Personal injury lawsuits may seem straightforward at first. But a lawsuit can quickly escalate into a complicated legal battle with many moving parts. Find an experienced team like Drake Law, P.A., that understands the many ways an injury can affect a person’s life and the damages involved. You need a law firm that strives to provide personalized, comprehensive representation every step of the way. If you are in Tampa and need a personal injury attorney, contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
Insurance policies and insurance laws can be complex and confusing. Many exceptions to the law exist, which insurance companies can take advantage of to keep you from getting full compensation for your claim. Insurance companies could also misapply policy language, thus keeping you from getting your claim paid properly, if at all. Unfortunately, insurance companies do reserve the right to deny, delay or devalue your rights to compensation, but only on the grounds that you may not have followed through completely on your contractual agreement. There are many ways a claim can be processed that results in an unexpected and undesirable outcome. If an insurance company grossly acts against your best interests, you could pursue litigation on the grounds of bad faith. An attorney will be able to identify the specifics about your claim and advise what other options are available to achieve your goals.
If there is not sufficient evidence against you to proceed to trial, it is possible to have criminal charges against you dismissed before your case goes to court by contacting the prosecutor and presenting evidence on your behalf or filing a Motion to Dismiss or other similar motion with the court. Tampa criminal defense attorney Drake has argued more than 100 motions to dismiss around the state of Florida.
If you were injured due to the negligence or carelessness of another, Drake Law P.A. will work on a contingency basis. That means all permissible costs are covered by the firm during the representation, and then normally only recovered once a settlement is reached. The fees for the attorney are recovered as a percentage of the client’s overall recovery. In other words, we don’t get paid unless you get paid. The Drake Law P.A. contingency contract is based on the approved contract published on the Florida Bar’s website. Each client is also advised of their rights under a contingency contract and given the required statement of client’s rights published by The Florida Bar.
With regard to immigration and criminal cases, our rates are affordable. Feel free to inquire about a payment plan.
Fighting on Behalf of the People of Florida
Jonathan Drake is licensed to practice law in the state of Florida. He has fought zealously on behalf of his clients for nearly a decade. He has prevailed in cases filed in numerous counties in Florida, including Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Hernando, Citrus, Sumter, De Soto, and many others.
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