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Were you recently injured in an accident in Tarpon Springs, FL? You may be entitled to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and your personal suffering. An experienced Tarpon Springs personal injury lawyer at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers can help you fight to recover full compensation for your injuries.

Our lawyers have over 119 years of experience serving Tarpon Springs accident victims. Our dedication has helped countless clients recover the money they need and deserve after an accident.

If you or a loved one were injured, contact our law offices at (813) 223-6200 in Tarpon Springs, Florida, to learn more about your legal right to compensation today.

How Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help if You Were Injured in an Accident in Tarpon Springs

How Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help if You Were Injured in an Accident in Tarpon Springs

An injury can impact your life in so many ways. While you’re suffering from physical pain and emotional trauma, you shouldn’t have to worry about financial stress. Fortunately, you can hold the person who caused your injury financially accountable.

Most of the time, that means filing a claim with an insurance company. That alone can add more stress to your life. You deserve an experienced Tarpon Springs personal injury attorney who can make things easier.

When you hire a personal injury lawyer at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, we can:

  • Conduct an investigation into your accident and injury
  • Gather and evaluate all evidence to establish your case
  • Hire experts who can strengthen your case
  • Determine how much your personal injury case is worth
  • Protect you when the insurance company tries to blame you for causing your own injuries
  • Negotiate with the insurance companies for the full compensation you deserve

Laws are designed to protect accident victims. That doesn’t mean recovering fair compensation will be easy. To learn more about how our Tarpon Springs personal injury attorneys can help, call for a free initial consultation today.

How Common Are Accidents in Tarpon Springs?

Accidents happen every day. Millions of people across the U.S. seek medical care for unintentional injuries each year. Most of those injuries occur because someone was careless.

In 2022, 390,700 car accidents were reported to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV). Those accidents included 9,120 motorcycle accidents, and 9,962 involved pedestrians. Unfortunately, 3,194 auto accidents were fatal. At least 248,724 people were injured. 

In Pinellas County alone, 9,184 people were injured in car accidents in 2022. Another 115 people lost their lives in fatal crashes.

How Much Is My Tarpon Springs Personal Injury Case Worth?

All personal injury cases are different. Before our lawyers estimate the value of your specific case, we must assess the facts.

When we’re calculating your case value, our lawyers will consider:

  • The nature of your injuries
  • Your prognosis for making a full recovery
  • The type of medical care you will need and how much it will cost
  • Whether you will lose income because you can’t work during recovery
  • Whether you will be able to earn the same amount once you recover
  • The emotional trauma and pain you have suffered
  • Whether your own actions played any role in causing the accident

The highest settlements and verdicts tend to be awarded in cases involving severe injuries. Regardless of the facts, our lawyers in Tarpon Springs will fight to recover the maximum compensation available in your case. Just give us a call to learn more about how we can help.

What Types of Damages Are Available to Accident Victims in Florida?

Accident victims can seek compensatory damages for two types of damages: economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages are designed to make victims “whole” again from a financial standpoint. You can pursue compensation for any expenses associated with the accident and injury.

Common examples include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning potential
  • Physical therapy
  • Rehabilitation 
  • Property damage

Non-economic damages compensate victims for more personal and subjective losses, such as:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Physical disfigurement and scarring
  • Anxiety, depression, and PTSD
  • Loss of consortium

In rare cases, punitive damages may also be available. These damages are only awarded in cases where the defendant’s actions are intentional or shocking enough to deserve punishment.

Can I Recover Damages If I’m Being Blamed for Causing an Accident in Florida?

Multiple parties can share the blame for the same accident. In Florida, each party can also be held financially responsible for their own share of the damages.

Under Florida’s modified comparative fault laws, each party is assigned a percentage of fault. As an injured person, you can recover partial compensation if you were partly — and not mostly — to blame. However, your compensation will be reduced in proportion to your own percentage of fault. 

A Tarpon Springs Personal Injury Attorney Can Fight To Recover Compensation for All of Your Injuries

Accidents can cause a wide range of injuries, depending on the circumstances.

Our lawyers often represent clients who have suffered:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Nerve damage
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Concussions
  • Back injuries
  • Organ damage
  • Burns
  • Amputations
  • Paralysis
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Wrongful death of a loved one

If you or a loved one were injured, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Tarpon Springs personal injury attorneys. We offer a free case review so that you can get the legal advice you deserve.

Our Lawyers Handle All Types of Personal Injury Claims in Tarpon Springs, Florida 

At Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, our lawyers have decades of experience between us. That experience has given us the knowledge to handle virtually any type of personal injury claim.

We often represent clients in cases involving:

  • Car accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Uber or Lyft accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Accidents in schools and daycare centers
  • Sports accidents
  • Cruise ship accidents
  • Dog bites 
  • Dangerous premises
  • Defective products
  • Medical malpractice
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect
  • Assault and violence 

We know that the time after an accident can be overwhelming. Still, it’s important to seek legal representation quickly. Evidence can disappear over time–and the statute of limitations in your case is already ticking. Give us a call today to learn more about your legal options for recovering compensation under Florida personal injury laws.

How Do I Prove Negligence to Recover Damages in a Florida Personal Injury Case? 

Most personal injury cases are based on negligence. People who are negligent don’t mean to cause anyone harm. Still, they can be held financially responsible for the damage they have caused.

To recover damages, you must prove that the at-fault party failed to exercise the level of caution that a reasonable person would use under the circumstances.

You’ll have to prove four specific elements to prove negligence, including:

  • The responsible party owed you a duty of care (the scope of this duty can vary from case to case)
  • They breached the duty of care by some act or omission
  • The breach was the direct and proximate cause of your injury
  • You sustained harm, or damages

Negligence is the most common legal theory in personal injury cases, but it isn’t the only one. Some cases involve strict liability laws. For example, manufacturers of defective products can be held liable without proof of negligence when people are hurt by those products. Similarly, dog owners are strictly liable for injuries when their dogs bite.

Regardless of the facts, you’ll need evidence to prove your case. 

That evidence might include:

  • Accident reports
  • Police reports
  • Video surveillance footage
  • Eyewitness statements
  • Photos of the accident scene
  • Maintenance records and reports
  • Results of drug and alcohol testing
  • Opinions of accident reconstruction specialists

Do you need help gathering evidence to support your claim? Call our legal team for a free case evaluation today.

How Long Do I Have To File a Personal Injury Lawsuit After an Accident in Florida?

Every state limits the amount of time you have to sue for damages after an accident and injury. In Florida, the statute of limitations is two years in most cases. If you don’t file a personal injury lawsuit within two years of sustaining the injury, you lose your right to pursue compensation.

Different deadlines may apply depending on when and how you were injured. The identity of the defendant can also impact the amount of time you have to sue. If a government agency was responsible, you must provide notice of your injury within a matter of months. When workers’ compensation is involved, you must offer notice within only 30 days of the accident.

Contact a Tarpon Springs Personal Injury Lawyer for a Free Consultation

Any type of injury can turn your life upside down. Our lawyers at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers are here to help you get back on your feet. Call or contact our law firm today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Tarpon Springs personal injury lawyer.

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
Always available
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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