Can you tell us a little about common types of personal injury cases?
Each year there are very high numbers of personal injury cases filed in Tampa and Florida as a whole. Most of these cases are based upon negligence which has caused unintentional injuries. Common types of personal injury cases include:
- Dog bites.
- Injuries to children.
- Slip and fall injuries.
- Workers compensation.
- Medical malpractice.
- Car accident injuries.
There are many other types of personal injury cases filed in Tampa, such as assault and battery or injuries suffered after surgery.
How is a personal injury case resolved?
The majority of personal injury cases are made right, or remedied, through a damages award. This is intended to help compensate for losses which begin to accumulate after an accident. Losses may include:
- Medical expenses.
- Hospital bills from the immediate aftermath.
- Ongoing costs of medications for pain.
- Therapy and rehabilitation expenses.
- Loss of income.
- Potential loss of future income.
In addition to financial compensation, it is possible that the defendant will face alternative consequences. In an accident involving the reckless operation of an automobile, the license will often be suspended for the vehicle operator.
If a defective product is involved, the court may require the manufacturer to correct defects in a product that has been deemed particularly dangerous.
If I was injured, how can they defend against personal injury cases?
Defenses in a personal injury case will depend on facts surrounding the case as well as the type of injury that was experienced.
Am I going to need a lawyer for my personal injury case?
Personal injury cases require more legal knowledge than the average person possesses. The process of obtaining damages is complex and can take considerable time. At Hunter Law we deal with the defendant’s attorney, the insurance claims adjusters and the bill collectors to allow you time to concentrate on charting your course to a healthy life.