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Lakeland Personal Injury Lawyer
Millions Recovered for Past Injury Victims
Did someone else's negligence cause you injury in Lakeland, Florida? If so, that person or entity should be held responsible for the negligence that occurred. Serious injuries can lead to expensive medical costs, financial losses from the inability to work, emotional trauma, physical pain and suffering and more.
You can seek financial compensation for these damages with the help of a knowledgeable Lakeland personal injury attorney. At Smith & Stallworth, Attorneys at Law, our lawyers have over three decades of combined experience practicing personal injury law in the state of Florida. In addition to extensive experience, our attorneys also offer their clients compassionate and personalized service.
Unlike many other law firms out there, we know how important it is to be there for the client. When clients call our firm, they actually get to speak directly to a lawyer rather than someone from an answering service. We are available for calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We listen to our clients' concerns, and we offer solutions that are specifically tailored to their needs. Furthermore, we are ready to put in the hard work that is needed to help those we represent increase their chances of reaching successful settlements or verdicts.
About Lakeland, Florida
Located in Polk County, the city of Lakeland, Florida is situated along Interstate 4 between Tampa and Orlando. Lakeland is a key city in the Lakeland-Winter Haven metropolitan statistical area. This city, which has a 2012 estimated population of 99,999, is made up of about 100 neighborhoods. If you have suffered from a wrongful injury in or around Lakeland, our legal team can help you file a personal injury claim or lawsuit and fight for rightful compensation!
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?
According to Florida law you have four years to file a personal injury claim before the statute of limitations ends. If the statute of limitations ends before you file your personal injury claim you will lose you right to do so, effectively losing your right to recover compensation. There are some exceptions that can change this four-year time period so it’s important to speak to an attorney about your case as soon as you can.
Damages and Your Personal Injury Claim
While the specific amount of compensation you will be able to recover will depend on the specifics of your case the types of damages an injury victim can pursue generally remain the same. These types of damages are:
- Economic damages
- Non-economic damages
- Punitive damages
Economic damages compensates for financial losses injury victims suffer, like medical expenses or missed wages. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, compensates for more abstract, non-financial suffering. This includes pain and suffering and mental anguish. Punitive damages differ from the first two in that their main purpose is to punish the negligent party instead of compensating the injury victim. Punitive damages are not awarded as often as economic and non-economic damages.
Should I Hire an Attorney for My Personal Injury Case?
Unlike insurance companies, the legal team at Smith & Stallworth, Attorneys at Law are true advocates on your side, committed to working for your best interest every step of the way. Our legal team will fight for the maximum amount of compensation you deserve. Insurance companies, on the other hand, are business’ at heart and are not interested or looking out for your best interest. Instead, they are focused on what will save them the most amount of money. Learn more about how our firm can help you today. Initial consultations are free!
Cases We Handle
Regardless of the type of accident or injury you have been harmed by, we advise you to bring us your personal injury matter for a free case evaluation. Our firm assists individuals who have been harmed in all types of accidents including:
- Car Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Defective Products
- Dog Bites / Dog Attacks
- Employment Discrimination
- Jet Ski Accident
- Medical Malpractice
- Motorcycle Accidents
- NFL Concussion Settlement
- NFL Head Injuries
- Nursing Home Negligence
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Premises Liability Accidents
- Social Security Disability
- Swimming Pool/Drowning Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Workers' Compensation
- Wrongful Death
Contact us to learn more about our many different personal injury service areas!
Lakeland Office:500 S. Florida Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33801
We understand that each client and every case is unique. We work with you to efficiently and effectively develop the proper course of action for your particular case. Over the years, we have become a trusted resource for individuals, families and businesses throughout Tampa.
Courtney Smith, Esq.PartnerAs a founding member of Smith & Stallworth, Attorneys at Law, Attorney Smith has transformed his practice into a litigation firm, concentrating his personal injury work on Wrongful Death and Catastrophic injury cases, and he skillfully handles criminal law matters.
Mark Stallworth is a founding Partner of Smith & Stallworth, Attorneys at Law, where he practices litigation of both civil and criminal matters. Prior to founding Smith & Stallworth, Attorneys at Law, Attorney Stallworth practiced personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, and nursing home litigation at a major, nationally recognized, law firm based in Tampa, Florida.