Having a Personal Injury at Tampa: The Do’s and Don’ts

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Did you know, every day at least 10 people gets personally injured in Tampa? Most of these cases are caused by negligence. This negligence can be yours or someone else’s. Now if you are a victim and you solely believe that only you are responsible for the accident then you better be cautious pal. But if someone else is involved in this then you have all the rights to charge him or her for your injury. But before you do something you have to gain some idea about personal injury.

Personal Injury At Tampa

The personal injury law at Tampa, Florida is a bit complex for almost everybody to understand. I studied law and I still found it complex first time I read it. So let me demonstrate an imaginary injury case which is relevant to 90% personal injury cases.


  1. Introduction: June works at a department store as a cashier. Marry is another worker in the same store, who works as a janitor.
  2. Negligence: One day Marry was cleaning the store. She took some boxes from the shelves and put them in the floor. But after the cleaning she forgot to put them back and went to clean the floor.
  3. Injury: In her lunch break June was going to office room while texting something. She didn’t notice the boxes and tripped on them. As a result she hurt her left elbow and head.
  4. Charge: After the injury June had to take medical care which cost her lot of money. Even more, she couldn’t work for a month. So she decided that Marry is the responsible one and she should be charged. So June hires a personal Injury Attorney. Her attorney files a case and charges Marry for the injury.
  5. Negotiation: After filing the case a settlement negotiation is arranged. And June claims medical expenses and damage penalties from Marry.
  6. Result: Now, a negotiation can go in different ways:
  • Result 1: So Marry agrees in the settlement and pays for Junes damages.
  • Result 2: Marry charges June for texting and walking and hold her responsible too. And it is declared that both are equally guilty. So Marry pays June half of her claims. Suppose the claim was $500. But for June being partially guilty, Marry had to pay her half the amount which is $250.
  • Result 3: Marry charges June being fully guilty and refuses to pay anything. So the attorney submits the case for a trial in the court. The jury settles who is guilty and ends the case.

If the case still stays unsettled then Marry or June or both can ask for an appeal. An appeal can settle the case or it may just end up in re-trials. But almost 80% cases of personal injury in Tampa are settled by the negotiations. Because it’s the most hassle free way for both parties.

So if you face a personal injury then hire a personal injury attorney fast. A proper settlement can benefit both parties. So even if you are the victim, always make reasonable claims by discussing with your attorney.

Benjamin Franklin once said that, “If you give up liberty for temporary safety, then you deserve none of them”. So always make legal approach in injury cases and hold your position. Make you stand, and never give up your rights.


Author: Stephen Zee

  1. Buford

    September 15, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    However, a series of recent decisions throughout Pennsylvania high courts may have begun a fresh conversation about grief damages in wrongful death actions and a change in the status quo.

  2. Owen

    September 16, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    In a negligence case, they must prove those two things but must also show that it was due to negligence on the part of the company that created it.

  3. Josue

    September 16, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Tutelage damages entitle a child or children to be compensated for the monetary value of the deceased parents care for their family and the education of their children that they would have provided their children had they still been alive.

  4. Ethann

    September 16, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    Typically, herniated disks come with age—resulting from years of wear and tear. A slip and fall, however, can cause a disc to rupture or slip out of place.

  5. Albert

    September 16, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Personal injury law encompasses a number of causes of action besides negligence. Many of these fall under the umbrella of intentional torts. As the name suggests, in these situations the defendant acts purposefully to harm the plaintiff. Examples include assault, battery, false imprisonment, trespass, theft, and infliction of emotional distress.

  6. Dusty

    September 17, 2015 at 5:14 am

    “I think what happened was . . .” or “I’m not sure . . .”: Refuse any invitation to guess or estimate as to the facts of the case. Unless you are certain what your speed was before the crash or what color the traffic light was, simply reply that you do not know the answer. Prefacing your comments with “I guess” or “I think” does not prevent the insurance adjuster from using these statements against you.

  7. Damion

    September 18, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Despite popular slogans and advertisements, insurance companies will routinely attempt to settle a claim for as little money as possible. After all, it is the way they make money.


      September 21, 2015 at 5:45 pm

      Well the chance of such is very low, but if it still does then file a lawsuit against your insurance provider.

  8. Nathan

    September 18, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    The owner of the vehicle driven by the liable party may also share liability for the accident under the theory of negligent entrustment. This legal theory follows a similar pattern as a negligence claim and is based on the idea that the owner knew or reasonably should have known that the person to whom he or she entrusted the vehicle was unlicensed, reckless or incompetent.

  9. Matt

    September 18, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Remember, some injuries, especially soft tissue injuries or brain injuries, do not show symptoms for days, weeks, or even months following the injury. A doctor will do a thorough evaluation to diagnose your injury and provide the proper treatment and may be able to identify injuries that you or your loved one is not even aware is going to be a problem yet.

  10. Daren

    September 19, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    Tutelage damages, also known as guidance damages, cover the amount of money that the child lost and will lose because they will not be able to benefit from the deceased parent’s would be guidance, advice, training, education, emotional support, moral upbringing and teaching.

  11. Jenny Stone

    September 20, 2015 at 3:30 am

    The vast majority of personal injury attorneys will not charge you for their services, but will take a portion from any monies you receive should you get a settlement or a positive outcome at trial. This is known as a contingency fee, where the attorney getting paid depends on (or is “contingent upon”) you getting paid. In fact, most personal injury attorneys will also pay for doctors visits and other expenses as your case progresses but before you have received compensation from the person who caused your injuries. If your attorney charges an hourly fee for a personal injury case, it could become very expensive for you very quickly, and at a time when medical bills are probably also mounting.

  12. Luigi

    September 20, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Ultimately, have realistic expectations about what your case is truly worth. Most states have laws that allow accident victims to receive compensation for medical costs, lost income, and reasonable costs for your pain and suffering during recovery. The size of the final settlement can be affected by the seriousness of the injuries, permanent disfigurement, length of treatment, physical impairments, and insurance limits. For that reason, settlement amounts vary widely on a case-by-case basis. As you finish your medical treatment and negotiations begin with the insurance company, your attorney will have a better idea what your case is worth and will discuss possibilities with you at that time.

  13. Joan

    September 20, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    Motor vehicle accidents in Texas and other jurisdictions may be caused by a variety of reasons, including driver impairment, inattention, speeding or distracted driving. The plaintiff has the burden of establishing the legal elements in order to recover compensation for the accident.

  14. Tracey

    September 21, 2015 at 9:47 am

    So, the question arises: Do you have a valid personal injury case following an incident where you have been injured due to gun violence? The answer is that it can be quite challenging to overcome issues that arise in personal injury cases involving gun violence.

  15. Cooper

    September 21, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Accidents rarely come with any forewarning, leaving most victims unprepared and unsure of how to proceed. When you or someone you know is injured, you will have a lot of uncertainty and need to make a lot of decisions very quickly. You should always seek immediate medical attention for any injuries and also seek the assistance of qualified, experienced legal representation. But, how do you know who the best attorney is for your case?

  16. Nicholass

    September 22, 2015 at 11:16 am

    In such cases, a personal injury lawyer may face challenges in respect to establishing who is responsible. This can be a complicated process. Aside from holding the person responsible, gun violence may also raise the issue of insurance coverage.

  17. Robart K.

    September 22, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Another common tort involves injuries caused by defective products. Liability in these cases can be imposed based on a theory that the manufacturer acted negligently by designing and selling an unsafe product. Or, if certain elements are met, plaintiffs hurt by a defective product may be able to sue under a strict liability theory. Either way, product liability cases have the potential to become large class action lawsuits, involving many plaintiffs and enormous money judgments.

  18. Benedic

    September 22, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    A surviving spouse or parent of the victim of a wrongful death can also successfully seek damages for their loss of companionship and affection.

  19. Lucio

    September 23, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    On the other hand, serious damage may occur to an individual’s internal organs such as their heart, lungs or kidneys. In addition, shattered bones could leave an individual with chronic pain or lifelong disabilities.

  20. Forrest

    September 23, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    In some cases, more than one party may be liable for the accident. They may be responsible for paying damages that are equal to their proportionate share in the liability of the accident.

  21. J. Peter

    September 23, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Once negligence has been established in a personal injury case, the defendant must pay the plaintiff for all injuries caused by the defendant’s actions. Certain types of damages are easy to calculate, such as property damage and medical bills. For other types, such as emotional distress and loss of earning capacity, expert testimony may be required. Punitive damages, meant to punish and deter particularly egregious conduct, may also be available.

  22. Matthew

    September 24, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    As medical bills and time out of work pile up, it is often important to get a feeling for how long it will take before you are compensated for your injuries. It is also important to know how long your life may be disrupted by attendance at legal proceedings, investigative doctor visits, etc. There are a number of factors that will affect the duration of a trial, so no attorney will be able to give you an exact time frame, but they should be able to give you a general estimate based on how long cases similar to yours have taken in the past.

  23. Gervin

    September 25, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    The most difficult part of suddenly losing a loved one is the grief, pain, trauma and suffering it causes the surviving family members. Unfortunately, the Wrongful Death Act and Pennsylvania case law have historically restricted family members from seeking damages for grief and bereavement in wrongful death actions.

  24. Engelo

    September 28, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Well I guess if i have a personal injury then i will surely this resources 😉 :)

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