Lutz Personal Injury Lawyer
Most personal injury victims feel trapped in a downward spiral of physical, emotional, and financial pain and suffering. The busy ER doctor said you were fine, but you feel worse every day. Since you are unable to work, unpaid bills start piling up. Frequently, all this pain is so overwhelming that it’s impossible to think about anything else. Given all these things, it’s little wonder that many accident victims see no way out.
The hard-working Lutz personal injury lawyers at the Rinaldo Law Group reverse this downward spiral. We start by connecting victims with well-qualified doctors who charge nothing upfront for their services. We also help you take care of vehicle replacement and other immediate needs. Then, we get down to business. We build a strong, evidence-based claim which ensures maximum compensation for your serious injuries.
Kinds of Personal Injuries
Very few things turn life upside down more quickly, or more completely, than a sudden and unexpected personal injury. Negligent drivers usually come out of nowhere, and many fall victims slip and fall in the grocery store or other location where they go almost every week. Some of the most common kinds of personal injuries are:
- Car Crashes: Driver errors cause over 90 percent of the vehicle collisions in Florida. That error could be driver impairment, such as excessive fatigue, or an operational error, like speeding. Today’s vehicles are bigger, faster, and heavier than ever before, so the injuries these crashes cause are equally serious.
- Falls: Either a fall from a height or a slip and fall could cause catastrophic injuries. A fall from as little as four stories above ground is usually fatal. Slip and fall injuries are especially severe for people with pre-existing conditions. In most cases, property owners have a duty to keep premises safe.
- Truck Crashes: Florida has some of the busiest ports in the country. Many of the storage crates which come off cargo ships go directly onto large trucks. Some of the serious injuries these wrecks cause include catastrophic burns and crushed bones. These injuries are normally permanent, at least to an extent.
- Dog Bites: The animal attack law in the Sunshine State is rather complex. These victims usually have multiple legal options. Victims need these options. Dog bite wounds are often gruesome.
To obtain compensation for these injuries, most victim/plaintiffs must prove negligence, or a lack of care, by a preponderance of the evidence, or more likely than not.
Your Claim for Damages
If liability is relatively clear, the insurance company has a legal duty to promptly settle most claims. However, there is usually some uncertainty in this area. Common insurance company defenses include assumption of the risk and comparative fault.
Assumption of the risk usually hinges on a warning sign. But a sign alone doesn’t immunize property owners. Comparative fault shifts blame for an injury from the tortfeasor (negligent actor) to the victim. Since Florida is a pure comparative fault state, even if you were mostly responsible for the injury, you are typically entitled to compensation.
This compensation usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering.
Most claims disputes involve either liability for damages or the extent of damages. Regardless of the underlying issues, our Lutz personal injury attorneys are usually able to settle these claims out of court.
Contact a Dedicated Hillsborough County Personal Injury Lawyer
If you were seriously injured because of someone else’s negligence, the insurance company’s lawyers are determined to reduce or deny compensation. So, you need an experienced Lutz personal injury attorney from the Rinaldo Law Group on your side. Call us today for a free consultation.