Tampa Personal Injury Attorneys
Fighting for Personal Injury Victims in Hillsborough County
If you have been injured by the negligent actions of another person or organization, you likely have a personal injury case. The term “personal injury” applies to people who are injured in vehicular accidents, including car and truck crashes. It can also apply to situations involving wrongful death, negligent security, slips and falls, and dog bites.
In these situations, our Tampa personal injury lawyers at Harris & Riviere can help you pursue legal action, seek justice, and recover damages. We are a boutique firm, meaning you will have direct access to our attorneys throughout our handling of your case. Having worked in the area for many years, we know the local judges and will leverage our over 75 years of combined experience to fight for the best possible outcome. Our team understands you are going through a difficult time and is committed to relieving your stress and hardship. Your recovery is important to us, and we can also assist you with Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and other disability benefit programs.
You pay nothing unless we win, so call (813) 669-2080 or contact us online. We offer free initial consultations.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle
If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, you do not have unlimited time to take legal action. In Florida, you generally have four years from the date of the accident to bring a personal injury claim against a negligent party. If an accident results in death, you only have two years from the date of the victim’s passing to file a wrongful death claim. You will not be able to recover any compensation if you miss the deadline, so do not wait to discuss your case with our legal professionals.
Our Tampa personal injury attorneys are prepared to litigate claims involving:
Recovering Damages in Your Florida Case
In any scenario where the actions of someone else result in damage to you or your property, you can seek recovery from the negligent party. The injuries you suffer do not necessarily have to be physical. You can also suffer emotional trauma or damage to your reputation.
In many cases, however, we seek financial recovery for physical injuries sustained by our clients. This includes the value of medical bills, future medical treatment, and physical pain and suffering, among other damages. If your injuries caused you to miss work or leave you unable to do your job, we will also work to recover the economic damages you have suffered.
When you hire Harris & Riviere, our first move will be to put together a team of experts to determine liability. This may involve hiring accident reconstruction experts, doctors, and/or engineers to establish whose actions led to your injuries. There may be more than one at-fault party, which could expand the insurance coverage available to you.
Once liability has been determined, we will bring in another set of experts to calculate the value of your damages. These experts may include accountants, tax professionals, vocational experts, and rehabilitation experts. They will help us put a “dollar amount” on your case.
Next, we will send a demand to the insurance carriers. If an acceptable financial settlement can be reached, the case will not proceed to a jury trial. Note that many cases are settled out-of-court. If a fair settlement cannot be reached informally, we will explore court-ordered mediation, private mediation, or arbitration.
How the case gets resolved is often up to the client. While we find many clients want to avoid the lengthy wait and risks that come with a jury trial, our Tampa personal injury lawyers are always ready to go to court.
Have questions about recovering damages? Call (813) 669-2080 or contact us online to discuss your concerns and case with our team.
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You Only Pay When We Win
Our contingency fee structure can help give you confidence in our representation; you only pay when we recover for you.
Results That Speak for Themselves
Our attorneys have decades of experience winning for our clients; we are deeply committed to every case.
We Only Represent the Injured
At Harris & Riviere, we are committed to helping you get the justice you deserve, and we fight to win.
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