Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer
Dedicated to Making Sure You Get the Care and Compensation You Need and Deserve
At the Rinaldo Law Group, we focus our attention on helping people who have been injured because of another’s negligence or reckless misconduct. We know that the crash which caused your injury wasn’t your fault, and we believe justice and fairness mean that the responsible party should provide compensation to cover your medical care and lost income, and to make up for the pain, inconvenience and disruption to your life they have caused. Our experienced Tampa personal injury lawyers are dedicated to achieving that goal. Call our office for a free consultation if you have suffered from a car crash, slip and fall or any injury caused by the negligence of another.
We Help Tampa Injury Victims Make Their Case
Florida law recognizes the right of an injured party to recover compensation from the negligent party who caused their injury. That negligent party, however, may dispute your claim and allege that they weren’t negligent, that their negligence didn’t cause your injuries, or that your injuries are exaggerated or the result of some pre-existing condition. They may even claim that you were the negligent party, or that your own negligence contributed to the accident or made your injuries worse. If they can establish that you were even partly responsible, this reduces the amount of compensation they are liable to pay you under Florida negligence law.
It’s not just that negligent driver, doctor or business owner whom you are up against, either. The party that caused your injury will be represented by their insurance company, which is the one likely to have to pay any settlement or judgment. Insurance companies handle these claims every day and are experts in getting people to accept a low payment amount to settle the claim, or in fighting claims to deny liability. You need someone on your side who is just as experienced as the insurance company lawyers and claims adjustors. This is the level of service we provide at the Rinaldo Law Group. We stand up for your rights in any Tampa personal injury matter, including all of the following:
Car Accidents– Suffering a serious injury in a car accident allows you to step outside the limitations of your no-fault coverage and sue the negligent driver for the full extent of your damages. Our law firm handles all types of Tampa car accidents, including those caused by distracted driving, drunk driving, or if the driver who hit you was uninsured.
Truck Accidents – It is shocking there aren’t more semi-truck accidents on the road when you learn how often truck drivers and trucking companies ignore federal safety regulations regarding hours of service and basic truck maintenance. These failures are responsible for catastrophic injuries and wrongful death visited on the occupants of the much smaller and more vulnerable passenger vehicles in their path.
Motorcycle Accidents – Bikers enjoy the freedom of the open road, but this freedom comes at a cost, leaving them vulnerable to aggressive, reckless or distracted drivers who don’t pay attention to motorcycles on the road when changing lanes, or who misjudge a bike’s oncoming speed when making a left turn. Many people are quick to blame the motorcyclist, but we take the time to conduct a thorough investigation, and we stand up for the rights of injured motorcycle riders harmed by negligent drivers.
Bicycle Accidents – Cyclists are required to obey the rules of the road and traffic laws just like motor vehicles are, and they are entitled to respect and reasonable safety when sharing the road with cars and trucks. Whether subject to a collision or forced into a spill, bicycle riders face serious risk of catastrophic injury from negligent, reckless or aggressive drivers.
Pedestrian Accidents – Vehicles are required to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians in a crosswalk, but these days drivers are too distracted by their phones to notice pedestrians in their path. Speeding, drunk driving and distracted driving all take a toll on pedestrians hurt or killed on the streets of Tampa.
Premises Liability – Property owners have a duty to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe condition for customers, guests, or others lawfully on their property. This duty may include making periodic inspections of the premises and promptly fixing any hazards or warning the public of the danger. Providing adequate security to protect individuals from assault is another responsibility of the reasonable business or property owner.
Medical Malpractice – Doctors and other medical professionals must practice with the care and competence expected of members of their profession. Surgical errors and other medical negligence can make a serious condition even worse, or result in permanent disability or death in the worst cases. Doctors and hospitals can and should be held liable for their failures which harm us when we are at our most vulnerable.
Injuries to Children – Rinaldo Law Group has extensive experience representing minors and working with parents and children. There are unique factors to be considered when dealing with injuries to minors. Our attorneys are fully aware of these needs and are experienced in handling such sensitive cases.
Wrongful Burial/Cremation – Special laws apply to the mishandling of corpses by those entrusted with their care. The anguish suffered by bereaved family members due to this final indignity is hard to measure. We help families get through this experience by holding careless or negligent parties accountable, hopefully raising awareness and improving care for other families in the future.
Catastrophic Injury – Every personal injury negligence case is unique, and the injuries suffered vary greatly depending upon the circumstances. The most serious cases require special attention and focus; the facts are more complicated, the law is more complex, and additional care must be taken to ensure that a lifetime of additional expenses and challenges are taken into account. Our Tampa injury attorneys handle the most severe cases involving brain injury, spinal injury, burn injuries, fractures and more.
Wrongful Death – While no amount of money can replace a life wrongfully taken, the wrongful death of a loved one does impose very real costs on the surviving family members, in the form of medical bills, funeral and burial expenses, loss of income and support, and the pain that comes from the loss of spousal companionship or parental guidance. Justice requires that negligent actors be held accountable for the harm they have caused, and that a surviving spouse and children are not further burdened and made to pay for their loss.
Experienced and Dedicated Tampa Personal Injury Lawyers
If you or a loved one has been harmed by the negligence of another in the Tampa area, call the Rinaldo Law Group at 813-831-9999 for a free consultation with a dedicated, experienced and successful Tampa personal injury lawyer.