Injured in a Collision, Fall or Other Accident? Talk to a Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer for Free Today
Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA is a Florida personal injury law firm that represents individuals who have been injured in all types of accidents. If you have suffered serious injuries in a vehicle collision, slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accident, construction site accident, product-related accident, or as a result of medical malpractice, we can help, and we encourage you to speak with a Tampa personal injury lawyer right away.
When you get injured in an accident, acting quickly can be very important for protecting your legal rights. As a result, you should see a doctor promptly, and you should contact a Tampa personal injury attorney as soon as possible. You can speak with someone in our Tampa office 24/7, and we can get to work on your case right away.
How Tourism and Local Attractions Contribute to a High Accident Rate in Tampa
As Florida’s third-largest city, Tampa has its fair share of traffic and construction. These factors alone contribute to a high rate of accidents both on and off the roads. But, as a tourist destination and as the home of several well-known professional and college sports teams, Tampa routinely sees an influx of out-of-town traffic as well.
Unfortunately, this means that Tampa has one of the highest accident rates, not only in Florida but in the entire country. While this predominantly contributes to the city’s high number of vehicle collisions, it also contributes to the number of slips, falls, assaults and other incidents.
As a result, if you have been injured in Tampa, you are not alone. You also are not alone in seeking help. We hear from Tampa residents and visitors every day who need help recovering their accident-related losses. With decades of experience and billions of dollars recovered, we know what it takes to win, and we can use the insights gained from thousands of prior cases to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Do You Have a Personal Injury Claim?
If you’ve been injured in an accident in Tampa, do you have a personal injury claim? While it would be nice if the answer were obvious, the reality is that this is not a question you can answer on your own. You will need to hire a Tampa personal injury law firm to assess your legal rights for you, and it will be important for you to do so right away before any critical evidence disappears.
Our firm represents Tampa residents and visitors in all types of personal injury claims. As a result, no matter how you got injured, if someone else is responsible, we can help. Additionally, we handle all personal injury claims on a contingency-fee basis, which means that you pay nothing at all unless you win.
Each Tampa personal injury attorney at our firm routinely handles personal injury claims involving:
- Car Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Watercraft and Boating Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Product-Related Accidents
- Dangerous Drugs
- Unsafe Medical Devices
- Medical Malpractice
- Premises Liability
- Aviation Accidents
- Golf Cart Accidents
- Railroad Accidents
Whether you were injured in an auto accident and need to seek insurance coverage outside of personal injury protection (PIP), or you have a claim against a contractor, product manufacturer or hospital, we can do what is necessary to help you recover. We are more than happy to help regardless of your personal circumstances; and, during your free initial consultation, we will provide honest and straightforward advice so that you can make informed decisions about protecting your legal rights.
Why Should You Hire a Tampa Personal Injury Attorney?
Why should you hire an injury attorney? The easiest way to answer this question is by examining the alternatives. If you don’t hire an attorney, you will need to either (i) try to recover from your injuries without seeking financial compensation or (ii) attempt to handle your personal injury claim on your own. Neither of these alternatives is ideal, and, at best, you can realistically only hope to collect a fraction of the total compensation you deserve.
Here are five more reasons why you should hire a personal injury attorney if you’ve been injured in an accident in Tampa:
1. You Will Need Evidence To Seek Just Compensation
To pursue your claim (or claims), you will need evidence of liability. Collecting this evidence requires a thorough investigation conducted by forensics experts and overseen by attorneys who know how to make sure the evidence remains admissible in court.
2. You Will Need to Calculate Your Current and Future Losses Accurately
To collect the compensation you deserve, you first need to calculate the amount you are entitled to recover. In most cases, this includes compensation not only for your direct financial losses (i.e., medical bills and lost wages) but your non-financial losses (i.e., pain and suffering) as well.
3. The Insurance Companies Won’t Make it Easy
Despite what they say in their advertisements, the insurance companies don’t make it easy to recover your losses after an accident. To level the playing field and overcome their defense tactics, you will need an experienced Tampa personal injury attorney.
4. You Will Need Legal Advice Along the Way
As your case moves forward, you will need to make smart decisions, and this means that you will need sound legal advice. If you unknowingly make mistakes, you could jeopardize your financial recovery.
5. If You Don’t Receive a Fair Settlement Offer, You Will Need to Go to Court in Hillsborough County
If you don’t receive a fair settlement offer, you will need to go to court. To ensure that you are not pressured into accepting a low-dollar settlement, you will need a lawyer on your side who is prepared to go to trial on your behalf if necessary.
Speak with a Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer for Free
Do you have questions you would like to discuss with a Tampa personal injury lawyer? If so, we encourage you to contact us 24/7. To speak with an experienced lawyer at Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA in confidence, call 813-491-8896 or request a free consultation online now.
Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley PA
1234 5th Avenue E. Suite A
Tampa, Florida 33605