Personal Injury Attorney in Tampa
If you have suffered a personal injury following an accident that was the fault of another person or group of persons, you may be entitled to damages to compensate for your circumstances. Abercrombie P.A. is available to serve your Florida personal injury lawsuit — begin your free consultation now to learn how we can work with you to build a case. You do not need to suffer through your injuries without financial compensation, and our experience with personal injury law will be a great benefit to getting you the amount that you deserve. No matter the circumstances of your injuries, speak with our team not to discuss your accident and the impact that it has had on your life, and learn how we will fight for what you deserve.
Read more below about some common personal injuries, as well as some standard things we will consider when determining a fair and just amount that we will seek in settlement for you.
Common Personal Injuries
There are any number of personal injuries that you can sustain due to someone else’s negligence or malice, but below are some common personal injury lawsuits in Florida that Abercrombie P.A. is experienced in.
Slip and Fall
A slip and fall injury is legally known as a “premise liability” negligence tort, which states that if a person is injured on another property, the obligation is on the injured party to prove that the property owner or manager had knowledge of the hazard, and should have reasonably been expected to remedy it before the injury. This could be something as simple as putting a “wet floor” sign over a spill before someone fell and broke a bone. We will work with you to gather all evidence that the slip and fall was an issue of negligence, so that we can pursue damages for your injuries.
Car accidents are very common in Florida, but a personal injury lawsuit for a car accident goes beyond a standard insurance claim. Instead of filing a claim for repair or replacement costs done to your personal property, a personal injury claim refers to actual injuries you sustained as a result of another driver’s negligence. This could include them driving under the influence, distracted driving such as texting, or reckless driving like speeding. It is strongly recommended that you hire legal counsel before making contact with an insurance company. Remember: an insurance company’s primary goal is to give out as little money as possible, NOT to fairly compensate you.
Driving or riding on a motorcycle can be dangerous, and it is usually because of the other drivers on the road. In addition to the somewhat greater risk that a motorcycle can pose for getting into an accident, there are oftentimes greater injuries involved with a motorcycle than a car. This could be the case even for a low-speed crash that would be a minor fender bender between two cars. Regardless of the extent of your injuries or the circumstances of your crash, we will work with you to identify all possibilities for damages and work to recover you the amount you are owed.
This is only a small list of examples of personal injuries that may entitle you to damages, so if you do not see your situation listed, do not assume that you are not eligible for a lawsuit. Contact our team today for a free initial consultation to understand the specifics of your injuries and the possible solutions.
How Much Money Can I Get For My Injuries?
The amount that you can reasonable pursue for a settlement is entirely dependent on your injuries, the impact of your accident on your life, as well as the financial ability of the defendant to make payments on the settlement amount. Below are a few things that we factor into the amount we will request; however, this is only a small portion of the things that go into a complete amount of damages we will work towards getting for you.
Your medical bills are a fundamental part of the amount we will build into your settlement claim. In addition to all past medical expenses, we will work to estimate any future medical costs you will incur, and include those estimations in this amount as well.
Like your medical bills, we will account for all of your missed work and calculate the amount you have not earned as a result of your injuries to include as a base part of your claim. In addition, we will consider any future possibilities that you will be unable to work, or work to your full capacity. If you are unable to return to your job, we will additionally factor in long-term impact of a disability.
Pain and Suffering
There are many non-economic factors that we will work into your settlement amount, including pain and suffering. This is a more-complicated number to tabulate than the purely-economic factors such as reimbursement for medical bills, but still very real and very important. There are many other non-economic factors that we will also consider, such as a diminished quality of life, humiliation or fear, or loss of companionship following your injuries.
Contact Abercrombie P.A. Today
If you believe that you have legal grounds for a personal injury lawsuit, contact Abercrombie P.A. immediately for a free initial consultation. We will use this time to discuss your injuries, the events that led to your accident, the impact it has had on your life, and identify possible avenues for financial damages.