Personal Injury Attorney Represents You
A personal injury attorney specializes in helping people injured because of someone else’s negligence. That someone can be another person, a business or corporation, or occasionally a governmental agency. A personal injury attorney represents the injured person in a civil trial. The negligent party can also be tried in a criminal trial. The defendant does not need to be found criminally guilty to be civilly liable.
Types of Cases
If you have been injured physically or psychologically by someone else’s actions, you may have a case. These can include:
- Slip and fall injuries
- Vehicle (watercraft, cars, bicycles, motorcycles, etc.) injuries
- Pedestrian accidents
- Premises liability injuries including dog bites and drownings
- Workplace injuries
- Catastrophic injuries
- Product injuries
- Wrongful death including suicide from bullying
Brian Hoag also specializes in:
- Debt collection harassment
- Insurance (including sink holes) claims
Having a Case
Florida courts portion out responsibility and award damages based on fault. If you aren’t sure about fault, talk to a personal injury lawyer like Brian Hoag. He will look over all the facts and give you his considered opinion.
The courts also look at how severe the injuries and how much the injury has cost you. Brian Hoag will build a case based on medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. If the case involves a death, he will include funeral costs and loss of companionship, if appropriate.
Brian Hoag knows how to deal with insurance companies. Remember that an insurance company’s priority is their shareholders. Speak with a personal injury attorney before signing any releases. Your future may depend on this!
Trials and Settlements
Depending on your case, you may have a formal lawsuit that involves a trial. You may also have an informal settlement that involves negotiation among the defendant, plaintiff, the lawyers and the insurance companies. There is no trial, but there is a financial agreement. Occasionally, you may have mediation and arbitration. This is a form of dispute resolution common when dealing with businesses and corporations. You probably agreed to mediation when you signed credit card agreements.
Talk to a personal injury attorney if you have been injured because of someone else’s actions. You have enough to deal with. Medical treatments, pain, and lost wages are enough to deal with. Let a professional deal with the insurance companies and the court system.
About Hoag Law Firm
Hopefully, you will never need the services of a Tampa personal injury lawyer. If 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. You’ll love getting back to living your life.