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Personal Injury Overview

Overview of Personal Injury Law

Help From Smith & Stallworth, Attorneys at Law

Personal injury is an area of law that deals with any injuries, physical and psychological, that are caused by the conduct of another person and the resulting damage that is caused. Most of these injuries are caused by negligence, which can be defined as carelessness or the failure to act with proper caution or provide proper care under the circumstances. The two other grounds for personal injury claims in Florida are intentional wrongdoing and strict liability.

When you or a loved one have been involved in an accident, it is worth exploring all of your options and holding responsible parties accountable for lost earnings, medical expenses, emotional trauma, pain and suffering and possibly much more.

When you have been injured, you need a tireless advocate on your side. Let Smith & Stallworth, Attorneys at Law, be there for you. Schedule your free case consultation with our legal team today!

Do I have a personal injury case?

When a person sustains any injury that has been caused because of another person or entity's conduct, this may give the victim grounds to file a lawsuit against the responsible party. This lawsuit would enable the victim to seek and potentially recover financial compensation for his or her injuries, both economic and non-economic in nature. Working with a Tampa personal injury lawyer can be extremely valuable at this time, since liability and negligence may fall on more shoulders than you may recognize.

After suffering harm, the first step anyone should take is getting the immediate medical attention they need. Once you have taken care to protect your safety, you can help improve your chances of success in your claim by:

  • Collecting evidence that can indicate negligence and fault
  • Keep a paper train indicating any medical attention you needed and lost work
  • Contact witnesses that can help prove fault
  • Working with an attorney as soon as possible after the event

Each of these steps will be invaluable in determining the type of settlement you may receive to financially compensate for the accident and any future issues that may arise. The worth of your claim will differ depending on the case, so it is best to have your case evaluated by an experienced Tampa personal injury lawyer at Smith & Stallworth, Attorneys at Law.

Working With a Personal Injury Attorney in Tampa, FL

Have you suffered a personal injury? Now is the time to talk to an attorney about your legal options. With a competent Tampa personal injury attorney to answer your questions and address your unique needs and concerns, you have the opportunity to get the information you need to make the right choices about your case.

Smith & Stallworth, Attorneys at Law provide aggressive legal representation combined with compassionate client service to offer people in all walks of life with the legal help they need in the wake of a personal injury. We take on all types of accident and injury claims throughout all of Tampa and the surrounding areas, including those that involve car accidents, drunk driver accidents, medical malpractice, dog bites, slip and fall injuries, injuries caused by defective products, and much more.

For free personal injury case consultation, contact a lawyer at our Tampa offices today.

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