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Brandon Personal Injury Lawyer - 601 W Swann Ave, Tampa, FL, 33606, United States

Have you been hurt in an accident in Brandon, FL? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. 

The Brandon personal injury lawyers at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers can help you stand up to insurance companies and hold negligent parties accountable. We have over 115 years of combined experience helping injury victims in Hillsborough county. We are known as “The Aggressive Attorneys” — we never back down from a fight.

Contact us at (813) 223-6200 to set up a free consultation to discuss your case. We work on contingency, which means we don’t charge attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.

How Winters & Yonker Can Help After an Accident in Brandon, FL

How Winters & Yonker Can Help After an Accident in Brandon, FL

If you have been seriously injured in an accident, you probably feel overwhelmed. These feelings are common, but you don’t have to experience them alone. 

Winters & Yonker, PA can help you get the money you need to support yourself and your family after an injury. We’ve recovered tens of millions of dollars for accident victims in Tampa Bay. We’ll handle all aspects of your legal case from beginning to end. 

When you hire our Brandon personal injury attorneys to handle your case, we will:

  • Investigate the cause of the accident 
  • Identify the people responsible for hurting you
  • Collect evidence to support your case 
  • Calculate your damages 
  • File insurance claims and negotiate for a fair settlement
  • Consult with expert witnesses when necessary
  • Keep open communication with your doctors to fully understand your injury and medical needs 
  • File a personal injury lawsuit when necessary
  • Keep track of court deadlines and administrative paperwork
  • Go to trial and argue on your behalf

Let us handle your personal injury case while you focus on healing. Contact us for a free consultation today.

How Common are Personal Injury Accidents in Brandon, Florida?

Unfortunately, personal injury accidents are common in Brandon, Florida. After all, Brandon sits on the outskirts of Tampa, the third-largest city in the state. 

One of the most common types of accidents in Brandon is car accidents. In fact, in 2021, there were 28,020 car accidents in Hillsborough County. This resulted in 18,692 injuries and 271 fatalities. We also see many other types of crashes in Hillsborough County. For example, there were 467 bicyclist accidents, 584 motorcyclist accidents, and 655 pedestrian accidents in 2021.

Since Brandon is only 11 miles from Tampa, it is home to many popular businesses and attractions. Every year, Brandon welcomes more residents and tourists, which increases the likelihood of accidents. For example, Brandon is home to the Hillsborough County fairgrounds, which hosts the annual Florida state fair. In 2022, a 7-year-old girl fell from a 40-foot gondola on the fairgrounds. This tragic accident is simply an example of the types of cases we see in Brandon.

With our experience handling personal injury cases, we aren’t surprised by the number of accidents that we see coming out of Brandon every year.

Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle in Brandon, FL

Not every personal injury case is the same. You need a lawyer that understands the specifics of your accident and has experience litigating that type of case.

We have spent the past two decades specializing in the following types of personal injury cases in Brandon, FL:

This list is not exhaustive, and we understand that many accidents are unique. If you’ve been hurt in another type of accident in Brandon, don’t hesitate to call us for a free consultation.

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What is The Value Of My Personal Injury Case?

It’s important to calculate the value of your personal injury case at the start of representation. That’s because most insurance companies will try to settle a case for much less than it’s worth.

By calculating your damages up front, we have a good starting point for rejecting unfair offers and negotiating.

In Florida, the money that you can recover falls into three different categories: economic damages, non-economic damages, and punitive damages

Economic Damages

Economic damages are the most common form of payment after an injury. These are monetary damages meant to reimburse you for costs associated with an accident and subsequent injury. Economic damages are pretty easy to calculate as long as you’ve kept track of your expenses. 

Common examples of economic damages include:

  • Emergency medical bills
  • Follow-up and specialist treatment
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Surgery costs
  • Prosthetics
  • Lost past and future wages 
  • Property damage
  • Transportation costs
  • Childcare costs
  • Necessary home renovations (such as removing stairs or widening doorways)
  • Out-of-pocket costs

Economic damages are unique to your specific case. Depending on your needs after an accident, you may have other costs that are not included on this list. 

Non-Economic Damages

It’s hard to put a dollar figure on your case because the impact of an injury can go far beyond medical bills and expenses. For many people, an injury is traumatizing and leaves a lasting mental and emotional impact. You can recover money for this type of pain, even though it is harder to calculate.

Non-economic damages in Florida include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium 
  • Permanent disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Mental anguish
  • PTSD
  • Inconvenience

Your life may also be affected in other ways you haven’t yet realized. It’s painful but important to be open and candid with your attorney so that they can get you the most for your suffering.

Punitive Damages

The purpose of punitive damages is different from economic and non-economic damages. Punitive damages are meant to punish a negligent person, rather than to compensate you for your injuries. 

Under Florida law, you can only ask the court to award punitive damages if the defendant was grossly negligent or engaged in intentional misconduct. This is a higher standard than economic and non-economic damages; you must prove this with clear and convincing evidence

What Happens If I Am Blamed For An Accident In Florida?

The best way to protect yourself from being blamed for an accident in Florida is to hire a lawyer. Our goal is to protect our clients from any blame after an accident. However, sometimes the court will find that you were partially responsible. That doesn’t mean that your case is over. 

Florida is a modified comparative fault state. That means that you can still recover money for your injuries even if you were partially responsible for the accident. However, if you were mostly at fault (51% or more), you will not be able to recover any compensation. If you were under 51% at fault, the court will reduce the award by your percentage of fault.

For example, if you are awarded $100,000 but are 25% responsible for the accident, then you will receive $75,000. Your total award was reduced by 25%.

What Is Negligence? 

Negligence is the foundation of personal injury lawsuits in Brandon. Negligence is when a person fails to use reasonable care and injures someone else. 

Negligence is tricky because it is hard to define “reasonable care.” The courts define reasonable care as the level of care that an ordinary, reasonable person would use under the same circumstance. 

Elements Of Negligence 

To prove negligence and win your case, you will need to provide evidence of four different elements. 

  • The defendant owed you a duty of reasonable care
  • The defendant breached that duty of care
  • As a result, the defendant caused the accident that hurt you
  • You suffered damages 

If you cannot prove each of these elements, then you cannot win the case. 

Burden Of Proof In Negligence Cases

You must prove each of these elements by a preponderance of the evidence. This is a legal standard called the burden of proof. The burden of proof is the level at which you need to convince the judge or jury that you are correct.

A preponderance of the evidence is the lowest burden of proof. It means you must prove it was more likely than not, or a 51% chance, that the defendant was negligent. 

In a trial, the plaintiff puts on evidence first to meet the burden of proof. Afterward, the defendant has an opportunity to put on evidence.

How Long Do I Have To File A Personal Injury Lawsuit In Florida?

The amount of time that you have to file a personal injury lawsuit in Florida is called the statute of limitations. Florida law used to give victims four years to file the lawsuit from the date of the accident. Wrongful death cases had a two-year deadline. As of 3/24/23, a new Florida law has cut the four-year statute of limitations in half.

Injury victims who got into an accident on 3/24/23 or after will now only have two years to file a personal injury case.

This doesn’t mean that you should wait until the last minute. You’ll want to file as soon as possible so that you have access to the best evidence. Plus, you’ll get the money you need sooner rather than later.

What Does It Cost To Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer In Brandon?

Many people don’t seek out legal help because they are worried they can’t afford it. In Brandon, that’s rarely the case because most personal injury lawyers charge a contingency fee.

A contingency fee is a special arrangement where the lawyer only gets paid if they win the case. Before representation, the attorney and the client agree on a percentage that the lawyer will take from the final settlement or award. Usually, this is between 20% – 40%, depending on the complexity of the case. 

Contingency fees are a great way for people to access justice in their injury cases when they otherwise could not afford to hire a lawyer.

Schedule A Free Consultation With A Brandon Personal Injury Lawyer

There’s a lot that goes into a personal injury case. The Brandon personal injury lawyers at Winters & Yonker, PA, can help guide you through it. Don’t waste time wondering what could be; take action now. Contact us for a free consultation to learn more about your legal rights and options after an accident.

Find out more about our office location. We serve all cities in the Tampa Bay Area, including:

  • Brandon
  • West Tampa
  • Wesley Chapel
  • Town ‘n’ Country
  • Egypt Lake-Leto
  • Del Rio
  • East Lake-Orient Park

Local Resources in Brandon, FL

Auto Repair Shops

  • Auto Clinic Of Brandon – 901 W Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL 33511
  • Velocity Automotive Service – 314 E Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL 33511
  • Auto Works of Brandon – 211 N Kings Ave, Brandon, FL 33510
  • Clarke Automotive Systems – 131 Central Dr, Brandon, FL 33510

Emergency Rooms

  • AdventHealth Brandon ER – 305 E Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL 33511
  • TGH Brandon ER – 10740 Palm River Rd Ste 310, Tampa, FL 33619
  • HCA Florida Brandon Hospital Emergency Room – 119 Oakfield Dr Ground Floor, Brandon, FL 33511

Physical Therapists

  • Select Physical Therapy – Brandon – Regency – 2410 W Brandon Blvd, Brandon, FL 33511
  • Valor Physical Therapy – 417 Lithia Pinecrest Rd, Brandon, FL 33511
  • Back To Work Physical Therapy – Brandon – 799 W Lumsden Rd, Brandon, FL 33511
  • Optimal Performance & Physical Therapies, Brandon – 1076 E Brandon Blvd #106, Brandon, FL 33511


  • Essential ChiroCare – 1111 Oakfield Dr #101, Brandon, FL 33511
  • Brandon Family Chiropractic – 134 N Moon Ave, Brandon, FL 33510
  • Brandon Chiropractic Associates – 409 W Bloomingdale Ave, Brandon, FL 33511

*Disclaimer – we do not endorse these companies or profit from having them listed on our website.

Anthony David
Anthony David
Winters & Yonker are an extremely knowledgeable car accident attorneys in Tampa. Marc represented me injured in a car crash when I was coming off I-4. He is clearly the best in the field! The entire team at his firm is AMAZING!!!They helped through my whole process always keeping me up to date. They referenced me to the best doctors to assist in my recovery. I always felt comfortable with every part of it specially now in the pandemic time. The stuff is very friendly and always available for you. I specifically like to thank PRE-LITIGATION department. They were passionate, dedicated and professional. Marc worked very hard on my case and did fantastic job!!! I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. The results are outstanding. I highly recommend Marc and his entire Firm. You guys are AWESOME! Thank You to everyone at this firm!
Karla Rogers
Karla Rogers
Best lawyer ever! I had an accident gave them a call and like three months later, case Settled and full payout... Excellent service!
Lenette Montalvo
Lenette Montalvo
Christopher from Winter and Yonker was amazing. Very nice person to talk to, listen to what I had to say, and even gave his opinion when needed. From start to finish I felt very important and I was impressed by this law firm every one i spoke to made me feel safe and comfortableto. My accident has done a lot of damage to me, and knowing I had an attorney from Winters and Yonker on my side made me feel great. My compensation for my accident is amazing and it will help me in my life. Thank you very much I will definitely recommend this law firm.
coleman vera
coleman vera
I went to Winter & Yonker Law Firm for my Tampa car accident case I was involved in. My case manager throughout the process and she took care of me from start to finish. The process was very seamless, I received the medical treatment that I needed immediately and at the very end, concluded with a very rewarding settlement. I've worked with a few law firms from prior accidents and none can compare to the service OR expertise I received from Mr. Yonker.👉 If you're seeking help for an injury related case, I would definitely recommend working with him and their amazing legal staff at Winter & Yonker Firm in Tampa. I will always use this firm for all my Personal Injury Claims! If you are l@@king for an Attorney to give you Top Notch legal help and the MOST money for your Pain & Suffering then take it from me I'm a paralegal and this firm continues to OUTSHINE them all!
Meredith Wilson
Meredith Wilson
This was my first personal injury experience. I wanted to choose a law office I could trust. A friend of mine recommended the law offices of Winters & Yonker, Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa. Through the entire process Attorney Marc Yonkers was helpful and communication was stellar. I never felt out the loop. I felt confident throughout entire process. Which this month (Sept. 2023) they were able to settle my accident case successfully and to my 100% satisfaction. I cannot recommend Winters & Yonker and or Marc any higher. In short they are firm, fair, aggressive, responsive, super smart and know the numerous ins and outs of Personal Injury cases (which can be quite complicated). Upon hiring them you get a law firm that will leave you confident that your case will be handled expertly and with your interests front and center.
Geneva Ramirez
Geneva Ramirez
Winters and Yonkers has been a legend of the Tampa Bay personal injury Attorney community for a long time. I was in a car accident recently with my husband, we suffered back and neck pains after two days and thought to get someone’s help. I found Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers through a google search and called them right up. The same day Mr. Winters contacted both of us, listened, and was compassionate to our situation. He helped us through the entire process including getting me seen by a Doctor so we could heal our injuries correctly, and we got our medical bills reduced! Bill Winters, my case manager, and the entire staff were very knowledgeable and exceptional at their work. We would like to express my sincere gratitude to them and recommend them without any hesitation to anybody who needs help, don't try and fight the at fault's insurance on your own. If you're injured and need someone to protect your rights you won't find a better Attorney than Bill Winters at Winters & Yonkers!-Geneva, Tampa FL#personalinjurylawyer #caraccidentlawyer #tampainjuryattorney
Shelley Torres
Shelley Torres
Bum Boi
Bum Boi
My wife and I are work in Mediation and Arbitration but know nothing about personal injury cases. When a young delivery Truck driver who was distracted by his phone hit us at full speed and rear-ended us as we were stopped in traffic on Wesley chapel. We knew we needed to hire the best lawyers with PI experience and expertise in the Tampa legal community that we could.From our first phone call with Bill Winters and then all the way through Trial preparation then Trial, we never felt any bad about our case because we knew Bill and the entire staff at Winters and Yonker would take care of us.Their dedication, innovation, motivation, reliability, unparalleled intellect, and exceptional skill as trial lawyers make them extraordinary individuals. My experience working with them was nothing short of exceptional. Experiencing a car accident is an ordeal that encompasses fear, trauma, and frustration. It's a life-changing event in anyone's life. There was no amount of money that could ever make me alright, because I would give any amount of cash to not have to go through the nightmare that the car accident was and continues to be.It took almost 2 years from the time of the car crash to go to trial, but ultimately the jury verdict that Bill Winters got for my family was worth fighting for. There were so many times over the course of the three years that we actively realized how amazing it was that we felt no anxiety or concerns or worries about our case, because Bill is truly outstanding!If you or anyone you know gets hurt in a car accident, call Winters and Yonkers RIGHT AWAY! And then rest assured that you, your family, or friends are being cared for by the ABSOLUTE BEST legal team in Tampa Bay. Thank you, Winters & Yonker!
Glenda Litimco
Glenda Litimco
Winters & Yonker law firm did excellent work with my injury case. Luckily, I was referred to Winters & Yonker from a good friend after I was injured in a car accident. I did some initial research about injury lawyers near me, but the reviews for this office really stood out to me in Tampa. I decided to call and after a single phone conversation, the choice was easy to make! Not only was everyone extremely professional, they made the entire process smooth and clear. I was at ease with each step of the way because they were always there to answer my questions and keep me informed of what was happening. All expectations were met and my settlement was exceeded. I got much more than I thought was even possible from the insurance company. I highly recommend the Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, and their team in Tampa to anyone in need of help after a car, truck, or motorcycle accident. You'll be in good hands!
Dandrea Ikner
Dandrea Ikner
This is the best lawyer in town
Nicky Warner
Nicky Warner
Max was amazing! He kept me updated throughout the whole process and was extremely easy to talk with. He also explained everything so I can completely understand it. It was an amazing experience. Thank you, Max!
Erika Smith
Erika Smith
I had a great experience with them! They truly care about you!! Thank you so much🤗
Jonathan Clem
Jonathan Clem
I was injured in a car crash here in town. Since it was essentially a "he said she said" accident case the opposing insurance claimed it was a 50/50 fault. Even though it clearly could not have been my fault. However, Bill worked diligently to get me everything I was needed to get my life back. He worked to get me access to all the doctors I needed and medical treamtment for my neck and back. Plus, a large settlement amount. Bill even took the time to calm me down when I saw the initial amount and cost for seeing my medical bills piling up! He even managed to get them to reduce their bills significantly! Plus, I received as much as possible. Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa provided a great legal service. They were strait forward and honest about the approach, and communicated every aspect of the process. The firm took care of everything. I would 100% without a doubt recommend him if I knew someone that need a personal injury attorney. Given the circumstances of our introduction I hope I never have to, BUT Bill Winters will definitely be my first call if I'm ever injured again!
marie silvers
marie silvers
They are the Best! They care about you as a person!
jorden reagan
jorden reagan
Everyone on their staff is amazing! Chris and Sara won my case and helped me out with an accident that occurred a few months back. They made the entire process so easy! They called with case updates but not too often where it was constant phone calls. It was just enough to know what was going on the whole time without being bombarded. Thankful for Tayler on their staff who helped inform me on why Winters and Yonker was the best choice to go with!
Kimberly Rushton
Kimberly Rushton
Yes, I would highly recommend winners in Yonkers. I worked with Trevor and Trevor was the best. I recommend anyone that ever needs a lawyer to go to them. They are the best.
Pat Pawelkop
Pat Pawelkop
Highly recommend. Bill Winters and his staff took time to answer my questions, and handled my case in a timely and professional manner. I almost didn't contact a lawyer over my "small" injury case because I feared it would be so difficult and stressful. But he got me the settlement that my insurance company owed me, and I would never have been able to do that on my own. And with less stress that I anticipated. I'm glad I called them.
Amysway Barton
Amysway Barton
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Certified Soul
Certified Soul
Winters and Yonker is who you want to go to when you get in a car accident because they will take care of you and won’t let you get low balled on your settlement. I got in a car accident where my back and shoulder was injured and I was referred to a attorney named Trevor. I appreciate Trevor for handling my case and keeping me informed with all the information I needed.
Sean S
Sean S
One of the best law firms in Tampa. My family was involved in a serious car accident. We went to that other personal injury firm with the two M's they were trying to make us settle the case quickly and they we're not listening to us with the arrogant attitude that they were the experts and we were just ignorant. We promptly fired them and then hired Winters & yonker. Our settlement was 5 times higher than what the MM wanted to settle for.I would like to thank Winters and Yonkers entire staff for a wonderful experience. They were all very knowledgeable and walked us through the whole process. We really felt like they cared, unlike the other firm.
Linda Robinson
Linda Robinson
I’m giving Winters & Yonker a shout out. My mother fell in Winn Dixie afew months ago. Her first choice wasMorgan & Morgan; however, after theinterview with them they decided not to take the case. My perception was that it was not a big enough case for them. I knew that she deserved to be compensated for her injuries, and I had mad faith in Winters & Yonker from using them in the past. They not only took the case but settled it in record time. Thanks Winters and Yonker, and I like to send a special thank you to Christopher Smith, who was never to busy when I needed answers. I would recommend your law firm to anyone. I found you to be ethical, professional, and respectful to my family, but most of all you will fight for the little guy. Much love and respect. God bless you all and your families👏👏👏👏
Reuben Rodriques
Reuben Rodriques
Other said it couldn't be done called your law firm and immediately you got on it impressive shocking furthermore you showed integrity did what you had to do though you didn't have to do it and I was shockingly pleased thank you you surprised me had I to choose any other law firm I would not hesitate to call you or share my experience with my friends thank you once again from me and my family amen
Hameed Owens
Hameed Owens
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