Reclaim your Life with the Help of a Tampa Personal Injury Attorney
If you’ve suffered a serious injury, your entire life comes to a grinding halt. Beyond the physical pain and suffering you are now forced to endure, the stress of ever-rising medical bills and lost wages can completely take over your life. A significant amount of injuries are a result of the negligence or misconduct of another person or organization. These injuries usually include automobile, truck, or motorcycle accidents, slip and fall accidents, or commercial and construction accidents. Personal injury lawyers generally specialize in what is referred to as “tort law,” which pertains to legal matters that involve civil wrongdoings and damages (whether economic or not) caused to an individual, whether to their person, property, rights, or reputation.
The automobile industry has made large strides over the past few decades in terms of increasing vehicle safety to better protect drivers and passengers. The fatality rate per 100 million miles traveled by vehicle has fallen by roughly 80 percent over the past 50 years, dropping from approximately 5 deaths per 100 million miles traveled to just over 1 death per 100 million miles. The injury rate has similarly fallen, dropping 50 percent since 1988. However, over 2 million injuries and 30,000 deaths still occur each year as a result of automobile accidents. Due to the high rate of injuries that occur as a result of vehicular accidents, the chances of suffering injury due to the negligence of another driver is still quite significant.
Slip and Fall
If your injury was caused by a slip, trip, or fall while on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation if the property owner is proven to be at fault due to hazardous conditions that may have led to the injury. One of the most common causes of slip and fall accidents are wet floors, which can cause an individual to lose their footing and fall to the ground, potentially causing serious damage to the body. Because of this, many companies use signs to designate slippery areas while awaiting cleanup to avoid liability. If you suffered an injury due to a slip and fall accident, especially if the property owner can be proven to be negligent in any way, a Tampa personal injury attorney could help you earn compensation for your pain and suffering.
Despite constantly growing safety regulations, the construction industry is still one of the most dangerous industries for workers. In 2013, approximately 20 percent of worker deaths occurred within the construction industry. This roughly equates to one out of every five work-related deaths in 2013 alone. Over half of these construction accidents fall into four categories, which are referred to by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration as the “fatal four” of construction accidents. The “fatal four” are falls (36.5 percent of construction accidents), collision with an object (10.1 percent), electrocution (8.6 percent), and becoming caught in or between machinery. These statistics only include deaths; the injury rate within the construction industry is much greater with an injury rate of just over 3 percent. With such injuries occurring frequently, the representation Tampa personal injury attorney is more valuable than ever. Aggressive yet compassionate representation can help you pick up the pieces and improve your well-being.
Hopefully, you will never be in a position in which you need the legal services of a Tampa personal injury attorney, 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.