Getting Help from a Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer
After suffering serious injury from an accident, the last thing you want to deal with is a complicated legal case. Odds are that your main concern is simply recovering from your injury so that your life can return to normal. Injury law, as typically handled by a Tampa personal injury lawyer or construction injury lawyer, can often be a complicated and stressful process without a professional representative who possesses vast knowledge of and experience in matters related to injury law. Without a knowledgeable representative, you might be left with the proper compensation that you need to help pay off any medical bills and make up for lost wages. Whether your injury falls under personal injury litigation or commercial and construction litigation, an experienced injury attorney can help you get your life back on track.
What Constitutes “Personal Injury?”
Personal injury is an umbrella term for many forms of accidents or occurrences that lead to serious injury or death. These occurrences include car accidents, semi-truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, premises accidents (which may include slip & fall accidents), instances of wrongful death, and commercial & construction accidents. Most of these are generally handled very similarly (with the largest exception being commercial & construction litigation). Automobile, semi-truck, and motorcycle accidents involve determination of fault and/or negligence to determine if the injured (or survivors of the deceased, if applicable) are entitled to any compensation due to the actions of another. Premises accidents occur when you are injured on property that belongs to another, who is personally responsible for maintaining a safe environment for everyone who visits the property; for example, an injury sustained on a roller coaster ride at an amusement park would be an example of a premises injury. This sect of injury law is more complicated than initially presumed due to a variety of factors.
For instance, premises cases may be initially determined to be viable based on whether the injured party was a legal or illegal visitor to the property. If found to be an illegal visitor, legal tradition would previously declare legal protection inapplicable due to the injured’s trespasser status; however, a 1968 California Supreme Court case, Rowland v. Christian, set a precedent that declared designations of presence such as “invitee,” “licensee,” or “trespasser” irrelevant to legal proceedings, which has influenced various other premises injury rulings across the United States. As another example of premises liability law’s complexity, recent “third party premises liability” cases have involved situations in which someone is injured — while on the property of another person – due to the wrongful act of a third party. Although the property owner did not directly contribute to the injury, third party premises liability cases seek to hold property owners accountable for acts that occur on their property, even if he or she was not directly responsible or involved in the act.
When Do I Need a Construction Injury Lawyer?
Unlike a Tampa personal injury lawyer, a construction injury attorney often provides defensive representation. Business disputes are often complicated, which only adds to the innate intensity of legal cases. It is often in the best interest of a business to seek early resolution through mediation, informal settlements, or arbitration. This not only potentially minimizes required payout as a result of the case, but also minimizes the time spent in litigation. However, if full litigation of the case is necessary, an experienced and knowledgeable construction injury lawyer is fully prepared to provide you with the aggressive representation necessary to handle your case. Construction litigation attorneys manage cases related to construction lien interpretations and foreclosures, construction defects, and contract litigation in order to seek the compensation you need to cover losses incurred.
Hopefully, you will never be in a position in which you need the legal services of a Tampa personal injury lawyer or construction injury lawyer, but in the event that you do, please give Hoag Law Firm a call or complete your online Free Case Evaluation. A free consultation can help you understand your rights. With honest advice and an experienced attorney at your side, you can recover the largest possible settlement and get back to living your life.