Selecting the right personal injury attorney can be one of the most important decisions you will have to make. After suffering a personal injury, you are likely weighed down with stress about what will happen next.
Who will pay your medical bills? How will you pay your personal bills? When will your life return to normal? The Tampa personal injury lawyers at Winters & Yonker are here to help you through this difficult time.
If you have suffered a personal injury fill out our contact form or call us today to speak with one of our experienced injury attorneys. We will aggressively defend your rights and pursue maximum compensation for your damages.
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During these times as we navigate through the COVID-19 global health crisis, we are here for you and remain honored to assist you.
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Our experience has taught us the value of forming a close working relationship with our clients. When you work with us, you can be assured that you are working with an experienced & dedicated local injury attorney. Tampa residents have trusted us for 20+ years to protect their rights and interests in personal injury cases. Know that you are protected with a relentless and aggressive Florida law team.
Personal injuries make up a range of accident injuries. You may be involved in a car wreck, workplace accident, slip and fall accident, amusement park accident, product accident or even a swimming pool accident that injures you. When your injuries are the fault of another, you need legal assistance from a skillful personal injury attorney to get you the compensation you deserve.
Our attorneys can determine if your injuries were a result of negligence by another person or company. We can get you a settlement for your medical bills and lost wages. We will win your case and help you recover after your personal injury accident.
Thousands of people are hurt in Tampa car accidents every year. Depending on the type of accident, you could suffer some pretty serious injuries. Some of the most common types of car accidents are:
If you are hurt in a car accident, you’ll need to file a claim against the other driver’s insurance company. If they refuse to pay your claim, our auto accident attorneys will appeal your claim. We will try to settle your claim with the insurance adjuster, but if that doesn’t work, we have no choice but to file a claim against the driver.
There are more motorcycles on the road in Florida than any other state. This is because of the amazing weather and open roads. Motorcycles have to share the road with a lot of other cars and trucks. This can make for a very dangerous situation.
Motorcycle accidents usually cause serious injuries since there’s nothing standing between the rider and the road other than a plastic helmet. You will likely need surgery and physical therapy.
In Florida, you have limited time from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit. You really don’t want to wait this long. Contact our personal injury lawyers in Tampa right away so you can protect your rights.
In Florida, a lot of people love to take walks. It’s warm out and the views are amazing. Knowing this, Florida has plenty of crosswalks so their pedestrians can safely navigate the streets of Tampa.
Even with crosswalks, pedestrians are struck by vehicles all the time. Drivers are careless and don’t always pay enough attention to what’s going on around them. Some drivers even look at pedestrians as nothing more than an inconvenience.
Pedestrians involved in these accidents normally suffer serious injuries. A Tampa pedestrian injury attorney will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
A lot of us don’t know what we ever did before we had Uber. You can click a button on your phone and an Uber driver is at your doorstep in minutes. It’s cheap and convenient, but it can also be dangerous.
Your Uber driver is just as likely to get into an accident as you are. The vast majority of Uber drivers work other jobs and contract with Uber to make extra money. They are not professional drivers employed by a company in the same manner as a taxi service. As careful as they are, they’re only human.
Thankfully, Uber and its drivers carry auto insurance. If you get injured in an Uber accident, you need to file a claim against both policies. If the driver’s policy doesn’t cover all your injuries, the company’s policy is there, but you may need the representation of an expert attorney to get the compensation you deserve.
Trucks on the road are a sign that the economy is moving. They help to get products and goods from one part of the country to another. These trucks can cause a dangerous accident based on their large loads that can create a deadly impact on you and your vehicle. When injured during a truck accident, it may be the fault of a truck driver.
There are a variety of reasons that truck drivers cause accidents from fatigue, speeding, failure to stop, or even distracted driving. A truck accident lawyer can take your case against a truck driver and fight a large trucking corporation for compensation.
Aside from car accidents, slip and falls may be the most common type of personal injury case. Most slip and falls take place on commercial properties. This can be at a store that has wet floors or maybe you’re in a hotel or restaurant that just mopped but didn’t properly alert patrons.
No matter where they take place, slip and fall defendants usually have insurance to cover your injuries. A personal injury attorney can help you file your claim. They can negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance adjuster while you focus on getting better.
Wrongful death accidents are never easy. Losing a loved unexpectedly in an accident that was not their fault is devasting. Workplace accidents, car accidents, product accidents or other types of accidents can result in the death of your loved one. You do have rights as a family member to collect compensation on their behalf.
A wrongful death lawyer can take your case and negotiate a fair settlement that financially helps you to recover from the loss of your loved one. They will fight to win your case and help you move forward after an accident has taken the life of your family member.
In order to have a personal injury case, our attorneys will have to prove all four of the following factors:
In order to do this, it’s important that you do a couple of things. First, you always want to call the police after any sort of accident. The police will review the scene and create a police report. An attorney will need this report down the road.
The second thing you want to do is seek medical treatment immediately following your accident. You need to make sure you’re okay. But you also need medical documentation to prove your injuries.
After your initial consultation, we will be able to determine if you have a case and help you proceed with filing a claim.
Many Florida personal injury attorneys use a contingency-based fee to make their costs fair and affordable. But what does contingency-based payment mean? A contingency fee arrangement means that you don’t pay anything upfront. Lawyers that use this fee arrangement only get paid after you receive your settlement.
This means that regardless of your financial situation, you have access to the legal help that you need. But, the contingency fee agreement does come with a few requirements. First, you and the attorney must sign a written agreement outlining the expectations and payment. Second, the attorney must follow all of the Florida rules for professional conduct.
If you were part of an accident or suffered an injury because of someone else’s carelessness, you probably need an attorney. Filing a lawsuit for a personal injury requires a special skill set and experience in navigating the complex court systems. Don’t file a personal injury lawsuit without a specialized attorney.
Hiring a lawyer will allow you to focus on your physical recovery, while they seek maximum compensation for your damages. Hiring an attorney is shown to increase your settlement by 200+% with little to no effort for the victim. For more information on why you should hire an attorney, read more here.
Personal injury claims can range between a few thousand dollars to millions, depending on the circumstances of the case. Because your case is unique from any other, there is no way to know exactly how much you should expect in return. That’s why our lawyers are willing to provide a free assessment. During that assessment, we will learn more about your case and give you a rough estimation of the value of your claim.
Within Florida, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim depends on the case. Florida is one of the more generous states. However, that doesn’t mean that you should wait to file your case. Acting quickly can have a substantial impact on your case and the potential for compensation.
Unfortunately, it is not easy to put a specific time frame on any personal injury case. Some resolve quickly, taking just a few weeks while others can take months or even years. The time frame depends largely on the damages and extent of the injury. Another aspect that can impact the time frame on a personal injury case is how easy it is to determine liability and how many parties are involved.
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