If another person’s careless actions caused you to suffer serious injuries, Florida law allows you to hold that person or party financially responsible for your damages.
At Goldman Wetzel, our legal team of personal injury lawyers in Tampa can help you collect the compensation you deserve. Let us go to work for you, protecting your legal rights and navigating the claims process for you. Call us today at 727-828-3900 to schedule a free case evaluation.
When Can I File a Tampa Personal Injury Claim?
Anytime someone acts negligently and causes you to suffer injury, you can file a personal injury claim. Some of the injury cases we handle include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Tractor-trailer accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Boat accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Slip and fall injuries
- Construction site accidents
- Dog bite incidents
- Defective product and strict liability claims
- Medical malpractice
- Birth injuries
- Swimming pool and diving accidents
Some of our clients suffer severe injuries that prevent them from returning to work or even living independently. Many need ongoing or future care. For those who can recover enough to return to work, it is often only after months of therapy and rehabilitation. These families need compensation to help them cover the cost of treatment, lost wages, and other losses, and we fight to ensure they receive the full payout they deserve.
What Can I Expect During the Tampa Personal Injury Claims Process?
All personal injury cases hinge on negligence and liability. To win compensation for you, our legal team must collect evidence and build a strong case to show the at-fault party caused your accident and the resulting injuries.
There are four elements of negligence we must establish to prove liability. We must present proof:
- The at-fault party had an obligation to act or not act in a certain way to keep others safe.
- The other party failed to uphold this obligation, acting in a careless, reckless, or irresponsible way
- This failure caused an accident. You suffered injuries
- You have bills and financial losses associated with this accident
We go to work collecting all available evidence to prove the cause of your accident and the damages you suffered. In addition to eyewitness testimony and other proof of negligence, we also need to document your losses by collecting your medical records, medical bills, paystubs, and other items. And because our attorneys work together on every case, we have twice the manpower to gather necessary evidence.
Once we have the evidence we need to support your case, we submit your personal injury claim and begin settlement negotiations with the liable party’s insurance company. Usually, we can reach a fair settlement, and there is no need to file a civil suit in court. If the other party refuses a fair payout, however, we can pursue litigation and ask the court to grant you the award you deserve based on the value of your financial and emotional losses.
How Much Is My Tampa Personal Injury Claim Worth?
We cannot tell you how much your personal injury claim might be worth until we conduct a full investigation of your accident-related expenses and losses. These vary based on the type and severity of your injuries, your future prognosis, how your injuries occurred, and a number of other factors.
However, some of the most common types of damages we recover for clients include:
- Medical care costs
- Lost wages
- Other related expenses
- Property damage
- Ongoing care costs
- Future loss of income
- Pain and suffering and other emotional damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- The legal value of permanent injuries
We often enlist the help of medical specialists and other experts to help us understand the full value of your claim. This may include doctors, accident reconstruction specialists, safety experts, and vocational experts, among others. These witnesses help bolster your case and often allow us to recover more compensation than we could without them. They play an especially important role in cases where the victim requires ongoing care or support.
Why Should I Choose Goldman Wetzel as My Tampa Personal Injury Legal Team?
At Goldman Wetzel, we work every case as a team. This allows us to work more efficiently and more effectively, applying the knowledge of two seasoned lawyers to every claim we file. We thoroughly investigate every accident, and quickly collect all necessary evidence to prove your case.
We care about you and your family, so we focus on your physical recovery as well as your financial matters. We have the resources to connect you with the treatment you need to best recover from your injuries while providing compassionate and caring legal counsel.
Our attorneys protect your right to future legal action at all times, and ensure that the insurance company does not take advantage of you. Often, insurers attempt to trick personal injury accident victims into a low settlement or avoid paying claims entirely. We refuse to allow them to take advantage of our clients. We fight for the full value of your case, even if it means taking it in front of a judge or jury.
How Can I Discuss My Case with a Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer for Free?
Our personal injury attorneys offer complimentary consultations and evaluations. During this meeting, we can help you understand your legal options for compensation and answer any questions you may have about your case. Call Goldman Wetzel today at 727-828-3900 to schedule a time to discuss your situation. You pay nothing unless we collect compensation for you, so you have nothing to lose.