Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers located in Tampa, FL

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Have you been injured in an accident in West Tampa, FL? Do you find yourself facing medical bills and lost income due to your injuries? Our West Tampa Personal Injury Lawyers at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers can help you hold the at-fault party responsible for your losses.

Our legal team has decades of experience in personal injury law. We’ve recovered millions for Florida accident victims. We would be proud to use our experience and resources to help you get the money you deserve for your injuries. 

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with our West Tampa personal injury attorneys at (813) 223-6200. We’re here for you after your accident.

How Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After an Accident in West Tampa, FL

How Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After an Accident in West Tampa, FL

Winters and Yonker, P.A. has been serving injury victims and families in Tampa for decades. We’ve become known as “The Aggressive Attorneys” — we never back down in our fight to get maximum compensation for our clients. 

We’ve recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for clients who needed it most. When you hire us, the insurance company will take notice. They’ll know they can’t push you around or get away with low ball settlement offers. They’ll know they have to respect your rights or face us in court. 

When you get our Tampa personal injury lawyers on your side, we will:

  • Carefully explain your rights and options
  • Investigate your accident, gather evidence, and identify all liable parties
  • Track your damages and calculate their value
  • Work with leading Florida experts to strengthen your case (when necessary)
  • Take the lead for all communications and negotiations with the other side
  • Protect your rights in court

Contact our West Tampa, Florida law firm today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced legal professional. Our Tampa personal injury attorneys are standing by to help you.

How Common are Personal Injury Accidents in West Tampa, Florida?

Tampa is Florida’s third-largest city by population. It’s no surprise it has a fair number of personal injury accidents each year.

Preliminary data shows that Hillsborough County experienced over 28,000 motor vehicle accidents in 2022. These crashes resulted in 19,276 injuries — and 212 fatalities. The county has a notoriously high rate of pedestrian and bicycle accidents. There were 476 bike crashes and 654 pedestrian collisions in 2022. There were also 600 motorcycle crashes.

As of February 2023, the county has experienced 2,141 motor vehicle accidents. These accidents have caused 1,500 injuries and 11 deaths so far. Over 450 of these crashes have involved hit and runs. 

Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle in West Tampa, FL

As we mentioned, Winters & Yonkers, P.A. is known as “The Aggressive Attorneys.” We developed this reputation thanks to our aggressive representation in multiple types of personal injury cases. 

We strive to handle all types of injury matters in Tampa Bay, including cases involving: 

If you’ve been injured in one of these accidents or another incident not listed, our West Tampa injury lawyers have the experience you want on your side. Contact our personal injury law firm today for a free case consultation to get the representation you deserve. 

What Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

The value of your personal injury case is highly specific to you. Your accident and injuries are unique; your damages are unique. Therefore, we can’t tell you exactly what your case is worth without knowing the facts.

Several factors will likely influence your case’s worth:

  • The severity of your injuries and cost of your medical bills
  • Whether you’ve lost wages or experienced a diminished earning capacity
  • The pain and suffering you’ve endured
  • Available insurance coverages
  • Whether you share fault for your accident
  • The strength of your evidence

Our lawyers can help you get a sense of what your case may be worth during a free consultation. Contact us today to learn more.

What Damages Are Available After an Accident in West Tampa, Florida?

If you were injured in West Tampa, the at-fault party may be liable for your damages. You will typically have two types of damages for which you can seek compensation: economic damages and non-economic damages.

Economic damages are financial in nature and will cover your:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Physical therapy 
  • Rehabilitation 
  • Property damage

Non-economic damages cover non-monetary losses related to an accident, including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress and anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Loss of consortium

Rare cases might offer a third type of compensation known as punitive damages. Punitive damages punish the at-fault party for gross negligence or intentional misconduct. For example, drunk driving cases might qualify for punitive damages.

Contact us today for a free case review to learn more about what damages you can expect to recover in your case.

What Happens if I’m Blamed for an Accident in Florida?

You can recover compensation if you’re being blamed for an accident — so long as you are not 100% at fault. Florida has modified comparative negligence laws. If you share fault for your injuries, your compensation will be reduced to account for your share of the blame. If you share too much fault (more than 50%), you will lose your right to seek damages.

For example, suppose you are in a car accident and suffer $50,000 in damages. Suppose the court determines you are 10% at fault for the accident. You will recover $45,000 of your damages (90%). 

Insurance companies like to use this rule to minimize the compensation they owe victims. You should take accusations of comparative fault with a grain of salt. Our personal injury lawyers in West Tampa can protect you from unfair allegations that you caused your accident.

What Is Negligence and How Does it Relate to My Injury Case?

Negligence and personal injury are almost synonymous. Most injury cases are based on negligence. Someone is negligent when they fail to exercise reasonable care and injure another person.

However, an injury victim must be able to show four things to prove the at-fault party was negligent:

  • The at-fault party owed them a duty of care.
  • The party breached the duty.
  • That breach caused the accident. 
  • The accident resulted in damages.

Your West Tampa personal injury lawyer will use many different types of evidence to help you prove your case. 

For example, they may utilize: 

  • Accident reports
  • Citations
  • Video footage
  • Photographs
  • Medical records
  • Cell phone records
  • Employment and business records
  • Witness testimony
  • Expert testimony

At Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, we have decades of experience helping clients win their negligence cases. Get in touch with us today to discuss your case.

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Florida?

All personal injury cases have a deadline known as the statute of limitations. In Florida, you’ll typically have two years to file your injury case, starting from the date of your accident. You may have more or less time depending on the facts.

If you fail to file your claim before the deadline, you will be barred from recovering compensation for your injuries. That’s why it’s important to act fast after your accident. Contact Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers today to get started on your personal injury claim.

What Does it Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer in West Tampa, FL?

You do not have to pay anything upfront to secure representation from an experienced personal injury attorney in West Tampa. Most injury attorneys work on contingency. That means their fee is contingent upon the result in your case.

If your attorney doesn’t recover any compensation for you, you will owe no attorney fees. If your lawyer is successful, they will take a percentage of your settlement or verdict as payment. This percentage usually ranges from 33% to 40%, depending on the case.

Moreover, most injury attorneys offer free consultations to help you understand your legal options after an accident. Call us or submit an online contact form to schedule your free initial consultation.

Schedule a Free Consultation with a West Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer

Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers is ready to fight for you after your accident. We want to stand up for your rights and ensure you get the compensation you need to move forward. Let us help you pursue justice in your case.

Contact our law office today to schedule your free case consultation with a West Tampa personal injury lawyer. We’re ready to put decades of experience behind your case.

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
Myrtle Graham
Myrtle Graham
I was searching for a local car accident lawyer near me after I was rear-ended by someone earlier this month. I was being pushed around by the at-fault driver's insurance company and needed some legal help.I found Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers through Google Maps and decided to get a free consult. I called the Tampa office of this firm and talked to them about my options. I briefly told them of my situation and was connected to Bill shortly after. He was extremely informative and was very professional. By the end of the same day he had me meet with a private investigator and referred me to a chiropractor nearby. Great customer service, and I look forward to how well my settlement will turn out. I know I am in good hands!
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