Tampa Personal Injury Attorneys
If you have been injured by the negligent actions of another person, and
have sustained some type of injury to your body, you have a personal injury
case. The term "personal injury" includes people involved in
car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle, bicycle and pedestrian
injuries. It also applies to wrongful death cases, negligent security,
slip and fall and dog bites.
Anytime the actions of another cause damage to you or your property, you
can seek a recovery from the other party. The injuries you suffer need
not be physical. You can suffer emotional trauma or damage to your reputation.
Recovering Damages in Your Case
In most cases we are seeking a financial recovery for physical injuries
suffered by our client. This would include the value of the medical bills,
future medical treatment, pain, suffering, scarring and for loss of consortium
for a spouse, if the client is married. If the injuries cause you to lose
time from work or result in the loss of a job or earning capacity, we
will try to recover the economic damages you have suffered.
The attorneys at Harris & Riviere will first put together a team of
experts to determine liability for your injuries. This may involve hiring
accident reconstruction experts, doctors or engineers to determine whose
actions led to your injury. We will try to determine if there is more
than one at fault party, in order to maximize the insurance coverage available
to you. Once liability is established, another set of experts is brought
in to determine the value of your damages. These experts may include accountants,
tax professionals, vocational experts and rehabilitation experts. They
will help us try to put a dollar value on your case.
Once the liability and damages are established, a demand is sent to the
insurance carriers. If an acceptable financial settlement can be reached,
the case does not proceed to jury trial. If a settlement cannot be reached
informally, the parties may seek court ordered mediation, private mediation,
or in some cases, arbitration. How the case gets resolved is up to the
client. We find many clients want to avoid the lengthy wait and risks
involved with a jury trial.
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With over 60 years of combined experience, the board certified attorneys
at the Tampa law firm of Harris & Riviere are available to answer
your questions anytime. Call us at
email, or fill out our free
case evaluation form. All consultations are free and all cases are taken on contingence. No
recovery, no fee.