Recovering from Injury with a Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer
If you have recently suffered an injury, whether due to a car accident, construction accident, or other incident deemed to be no fault of your own, the representation provided by a Tampa personal injury lawyer is often invaluable. A car accident, slip and fall, or other serious injury can severely affect your life beyond immediate pain and suffering. Medical bills, lost wages, and other negative repercussions of a serious injury can disrupt your life. Some attorneys may also act as a construction injury lawyer and handle construction injury cases as well as other cases related to construction litigation. No matter the type of injury, you should seek legal counsel and representation immediately to ensure that all legal options remain open.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
There are a few types of cases typically handled by a Tampa personal injury lawyer. Perhaps the most common are injuries related to automobile or motorcycle accidents. The bottom line of an auto insurance company is to save money, so these companies are looking for any avenue available to avoid paying your claim. With professional representation by an experienced personal injury lawyer, you will be much more likely to receive the full compensation that you need to get your life back in order.
Slip & fall accidents are also quite common and involve injuries that occur as a result of lost balance due to uneven flooring, broken stairs, or other common aspects of worn-down buildings. Slip & fall injury cases can be tied to premises injury cases due to the common element of property owner responsibility. A premises injury is defined as any harm that occurs to a person as a result of the unsafe nature of property belonging to another. In either of these cases, determination of liability is crucial to a successful case. You may be eligible to file a slip & fall and/or premises injury claim if you are able to prove that:
- the property owner (or an employee of the property owner) was responsible for the dangerous condition that led to the injury,
- the property owner possessed prior knowledge of the hazard but failed to acknowledge or react to the hazard, or
- there was no fault on behalf of the injured in terms of the cause of the injury (for example, you could be considered at fault if a wet floor was posted by the property owner but was not acknowledged).
When Do I Need a Construction Injury Lawyer?
A construction injury attorney can assist you in seeking compensation for an injury sustained while working on a construction site. Many of the injuries handled by a construction injury lawyer include electrocutions, “caught-in-or-between” accidents, and falls, which accounted for over a third of all worker fatalities that occurred in the 2013 calendar year. Commercial and construction litigation can often be complex and time-consuming, which often leads to the company facing litigation to avoid spending time in court by instead seeking options for early resolution, such as informal settlements or arbitration. However, in the event that the company chooses to litigate, we are fully prepared to provide the aggressive and relentless representation needed to earn you the compensation to which you rightfully deserve.
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.