Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer
Were you injured in an accident?
Focus on your recovery, and let us handle the rest.
Let’s face it, no one plans to hire a personal injury lawyer. In fact, most people hope they never have to. But if you or a loved one are involved in an accident in the Tampa area which was caused by someone else’s negligence or carelessness, it’s time to talk to someone who can help protect the legal rights of you and your family.
Tampa is a major city with over 350,000 residents and growing each year. With so many people, it’s no wonder that serious accidents are a daily occurrence in the Bay area. Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye and, in some cases, mere seconds can dramatically alter the course of someone’s entire life. Even a relatively minor injury can lead to costly medical bills coupled with lost wages from time off work during recovery. Catastrophic injuries can lead to a lifetime of medical care, therapy, and an inability to work to support oneself and one’s family.
Our Tampa personal injury attorneys help accident victims and their families get the financial compensation they need for the fullest recovery possible.
Common Types of Injury Cases
Personal injury accidents fall under civil law and typically involve a careless act or negligent omission of responsibility that leads to physical harm. These injuries are generally preventable accidents that could have been avoided had all parties involved acted appropriately and responsibly.
Because a personal injury accident is due to negligence or recklessness, those whose carelessness caused or contributed to the accident—and thus the injury—may be held liable for associated damages.
Our Tampa personal injury attorneys handle the many types of accidents or negligence cases:
When a person is injured because of someone’s personal or professional negligence, having attorney representation can facilitate getting an appropriate settlement or judgement. Your injury lawyer in Tampa can handle the insurance companies while you focus on your physical and emotional recovery following the accident.
Compensation & Settlements
Each case is unique, and it would be unethical for us to guarantee results. However, there are certain types of damages for which financial compensation is frequently awarded in a personal injury lawsuit. A settlement or judgement may include compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses and hospital bills
- Continuing medical needs
- Physical therapy or occupational therapy
- Lost wages, lost income, or loss of earning potential
- Loss of benefits
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses
In order for a plaintiff to win compensation, they must prove that:
- The defendant had a duty to the plaintiff
- The defendant breached (failed to fulfill) that duty
- The failure to fulfill that duty was the cause of plaintiff’s injuries
Forget about the legal jargon though.
Simply put, you should look into filing a personal injury lawsuit if you or a loved one get hurt because of someone else’s negligence (even if you were partly at fault). Our attorneys will figure out the rest.
To find out what compensation may be available to you following your accident, consult our Tampa personal injury attorneys. We have experience representing individuals who have been injured through negligence.
Time Limits for Filing an Injury Lawsuit
Each state’s “statute of limitations” sets a deadline for filing a personal injury claim. In Florida, injury victims can file a lawsuit up to four years after the date of the accident—no later.
That said, it’s never too soon to contact a personal injury law firm. The passage of time can erode evidence and memories of the event. Witnesses may move away and important documents can disappear. For these reasons and more, the sooner you seek legal counsel after an accident, the better your odds of securing a favorable outcome.
What To Do After an Accident in Tampa
Immediately after an accident, get necessary medical treatment. You must look after your health and safety first and foremost. If possible, document everything you can about the accident: take photos, get witness statements and contact information, as well as insurance information.
Don’t give any statements that could later jeopardize your case if it becomes necessary to pursue legal action. Don’t speak to insurance adjusters, give them any statements, or accept any settlement offers.
Instead, contact us so we can review your case and represent you in seeking the compensation you deserve.
Tampa Personal Injury Attorneys With 50+ Years of Experience
At the Law Offices of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, we offer the perfect blend of experienced representation and youthful energy. Our Tampa attorneys offer the latest in litigation strategies and extensive knowledge of Florida’s personal injury law.
If you have been injured by someone else, it’s in your best interest to hire a competent lawyer to handle all aspects of your case – from evidence gathering to legal wrangling. Please feel free to contact our office to determine if our firm can help you.
Tragos Write Your Own Law Scholarship
The way a law is written can have implications that echo throughout the entire legal system. We at the Law Offices of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos offer the Tragos Write Your Own Law Scholarship in order to engage students in the legal process. To view past winners, please visit our scholarship winner’s page. For more information about the current scholarship opportunity and how to apply, click here.