Tampa Personal Injury Lawyers

Helping Accident Victims Throughout Florida.

Have you been injured in an accident? Was someone else to blame? You may have the right to seek compensation. Now is the time to discuss your options in seeking and recovering monetary damages for your injuries with a Tampa personal injury attorney. At Smith & Stallworth, Attorneys at Law we believe in acting as advocates for accident and injury victims' rights.

Florida personal injury law may offer you the opportunity to seek financial compensation from the person or entity responsible for your injuries - meaning you can seek justice and get the money you need for medical bills, lost wages, and much more. This can have a significantly positive impact on your ability to rebuild and move on with your life! Trust our personal injury lawyer in Tampa, FL with your injury case!

Fighting for Your Justice

Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Our attorneys have over three decades of combined legal experience representing accident and injury victims in Florida. We aren't afraid to fight for our clients' rights and will utilize our knowledge and resources to seek an out of court settlement or, if necessary, a civil court judgment in our clients' favor.

Our Tampa injury attorneys' professionalism, training, experience, and years of hard work have made us a powerful presence in Tampa's legal community. We offer a free consultation with a Tampa personal injury lawyer to discuss your personal injury matter and will be happy to answer your questions and address your concerns in this regard.

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Real Advice From Seasoned Attorneys

  • How Much Is Your Case Worth?

    Attorney Courtney Smith explains the issues involved in determining the value of your injury case.

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    Courtney Smith speaks about his experience and background.

  • Auto Accident Injuries

    Attorney Courtney Smith speaks about the importance of hiring an attorney if you've been involved in an auto accident.

A Track Record of Success
Why Smith & Stallworth?

  • Over Three Decades of Combined Legal Experience
  • We've Handled Hundreds of Personal Injury Cases
  • We'll Meet You at The Scene Of Your Accident
  • We Treat Each & Every Case With Attention & Respect

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Through Every Step Of Your Case

  • Mark and Courtney are a class act.

    “What can I say? Mark and Courtney are a class act. I felt as if I had a family member on my legal team. I have referred several people who would agree. Thanks for the advice and for the flawless service.”

  • Amazing service and fair pricing.

    “Amazing service and fair pricing. I was hot from behind by a careless driver. I called Smith and Stallworth and they took care of all my needs. If you need quality service, call them!”

    Donald Williams

  • Smith & Stallworth are the best at what they do

    “Smith & Stallworth are the best at what they do. If you don't use them for your services you have to have lost your mind. Cause these guys don't play they mean business.”

    LeJay

Why Should I Hire a Personal Injury Attorney?

Being injured is a serious matter that should be taken care of properly. One of the worst things after an injury is not knowing how long you will suffer for. A seemingly minor injury can turn into something serious or even lead to additional medical complications down the road. You cannot be sure of what the future holds, and when that injury is the fault of another person, they should be held accountable for their actions.

We offer a free consultation to discuss your case and do not accept a penny of your money unless we win your case. That means that speaking with our firm is of no cost to you, and there is no risk when we accept your case. You have nothing to lose!

Don’t Let the Statute of Limitations Run Out!

According to the Florida Statutes Annotated section 95.11(3) the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Florida is four years. This means you have four years from the date of your injury to file a claim or you may lose your right to pursue compensation. Florida does recognize some exceptions to this four-year law, taking into account the injury victim’s age and the date of discovery. An attorney from our firm will be able to let you know whether or not you qualify for an extension to the statute of limitations.

What Damages Can You Recover in a Personal Injury Case?

There are three types of damages injury victims can pursue in a personal injury case, economic damages, non-economic damages, and punitive damages. Economic and non-economic damages are both “compensatory damages,” this means that the main purpose of these damages is to compensate the injured party for a specific loss.

Economic damages compensate for financial losses such as medical expenses and missed days at work, while non-economic damages compensate for more abstract losses such as pain and suffering and mental anguish. The last type of damages, punitive, differs from compensatory damages in that their main purpose is to punish the negligent party for their actions. As such these types of damages are not often awarded.

How To Calculate Pain and Suffering for Your Compensation

After you are involved in an accident, it is easy to prove the expenses of your damages by simply providing hospital and repair statements. It’s often much more difficult to prove the amount of pain and suffering that you experienced as a result of your accident. Our Tampa injury attorneys at Smith & Stallworth, Attorneys at Law can help you through this process if you have questions about how to calculate damages after an injury. To help you get started, there are a few ways that you can calculate your damages and see things through the lens of an insurance company.

Pain and suffering represents the emotional distress or anguish that an individual suffers from after they are involved in an accident due to the negligence of another. Pain and suffering may refer to physical pain, depression, anxiety, memory loss, physical limitations, and many more.

Insurance companies use two basic methods for calculating pain and suffering:

  • Per Diem- This method assigns a dollar value for one day (usually the amount of a party’s wages) and then multiplies it by the number of days that the injured party was affected by the injury.
  • Multiple- This method is more common and is made by creating a total of the injured party’s economic damages and then applying a multiple from one to five.

Regardless of the method that is used, seeking compensation can be a strenuous and complicated process. Our Tampa personal injury attorneys have the experience you need to seek financial compensation with peace of mind. Contact us today to discuss your case in more detail!

Pay Nothing Unless We Recover Compensation

Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means that we give you the opportunity to work with an aggressive, experienced Tampa injury attorney without paying any upfront fees. In fact, you won't pay a dime unless we successfully recover a settlement or judgment on your behalf.

Our personal injury lawyers in Tampa, FL believe strongly that you have suffered enough. If you come to work with us, we won't treat you as just another case, but will instead work tirelessly to ensure that we are offering you personalized solutions that are best suited for your individual situation. You won't be treated as if you are being run through a legal machine, but instead will be given the attention that you deserve as a unique client.