Personal Injury Lawyer In Tampa, FL
Suffering a personal injury may leave you wondering who will cover your medical bills and how you will manage daily tasks. Dealing with new medical complications from your injury may make you question if and when you will be able to return to work.
But you may be able to recover some of your losses in a personal injury from the party that is responsible. A personal injury lawyer in Tampa, FL, from Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers may be able to help.
Call us today at 813-879-3719.
How We Can Assist You With Your Personal Injury Case
Because every personal injury case is different, it is important that we learn the specific details of yours. During the complimentary consultation, we will gather more information about your injuries, the accident that led to them, and we will discuss the next best legal steps to take. The complimentary consultation is also an important process that allows you to get some answers to your questions.
Retrieve Important Documents
In order to prove fault and damages in a personal injury case, we will need to collect evidence. This often comes in the form of supporting documents. In your case, we may assist you by collecting these items to establish fault and the extent of your damages:
- Medical records
- Police report
- Witness statements
- Expert witnesses reports
- Income documents
Suffering a personal injury can be costly when you factor in medical bills, time off work, and all of the other costs like childcare, household assistance, and transportation. We will assist you in calculating an appropriate amount to cover your personal injury costs.
This will help us prepare for any potential settlement offers. We are also fully prepared to turn down any settlement offer that does not appropriately cover your costs.
Represent You In Your Time of Need
Our attorneys can help you navigate Florida’s personal injury laws. We will handle all communication with other lawyers, insurance companies, and legal staff while you focus on the most important thing: your health.
Florida’s Personal Injury Laws
Understanding personal injury laws as they pertain to Florida is important. The laws will dictate the steps that we need to take in order to recover compensation.
By demonstrating that the four elements of personal injury are present, we can establish that another party was at fault for your injuries. From here, we can seek compensation for your costs.
Every personal injury case in Florida must include the following four elements:
Duty of Care
We must demonstrate that the defendant had a legal sense of duty of care for your safety.
Breach of Duty
After establishing there was a legal duty of care, we must also identify that the defendant breached that duty. This may be in the form of intentional harm or through a negligent activity.
We must also provide evidence that the breach of duty caused the personal injury.
Actual damages must have occurred as a result of the breach of duty. The actual damages are the costs that we will work to recoup including medical costs and property damages.
Sometimes you may be partly to blame in your personal injury case. Even if you were partly at fault for your accident, you can still recover compensation. But it is important to consider Florida’s comparative negligence laws. While you can still seek compensation for an accident that you are partially to blame for, your owed compensation amount will be reduced by the percent that you are at fault.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
Personal injuries are present in many situations. These are just a few examples of personal injury cases we handle:
Florida’s Personal Injury Statute of Limitations
Statute of limitations is the set period of time in which you can bring a lawsuit to court. As a general rule, all personal injury lawsuits in the state of Florida must be filed within four years from the date of the accident. Some situations, however, can extend the statute of limitations. However, it is important to note that these situations are rare.
In order to prevent exceeding Florida’s personal injury statute of limitations and having your lawsuit dismissed, it is important to gather evidence in your case as soon as possible.
Recoverable Personal Injury Damages
In personal injury cases, it is possible to recover some of the damages you lost. The damages you may be eligible to recover will depend on the facts of your case. But some expenses that may be recovered include:
- Emergency medical costs
- Future medical needs
- Household renovations to accommodate a new injury
- Childcare costs
- Property damage repairs
- Diminished earning capacity
- Loss of wages
- Medical insurance deductibles
- Household assistance
- Loss of consortium
Call Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers Today at 813-879-3719
Whether you slipped and fell on a local store’s unmaintained floors or you suffered an injury due to a manufacturer that failed to provide sufficient warning labels or you were in a car accident, you may be eligible for compensation.
If someone else caused your injuries and left you with expensive medical bills, the inability to work, and a loss of enjoyment of your daily activities, it is only right that they cover the costs incurred. A personal injury lawyer in Tampa, FL, from Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers may be able to help.
Call us at 813-879-3719.