As we all go about our daily activities, we have an expectation that other people will not go out of their way to cause us harm. In fact, in certain situations, we all have a duty to protect the safety of those around us. When we drive a car, for example, we are required to do so in a manner that does not endanger the lives of others. By the same token, property owners have a duty to keep their premises free of hazards that could cause an injury to a guest or visitor.
When these duties are breached, it is considered negligence, and an injured person can hold the negligent party responsible for the losses they suffer as a result. At Williams Law, P.A., we represent victims of these kinds of accidents to help them get the compensation they deserve for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
What Is a Personal Injury Claim?
You might not consider yourself to be a litigious person. In fact, many people think they would never sue someone after a car accident or slip and fall. However, the reality is that most personal injury claims only involve an insurance company, and it might be the only way to get the money you need to recover as fully as possible after an accident that you did not cause. At Williams Law, P.A., we have helped clients with:
Motor vehicle accidents
When you are seriously injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle crash that was determined to be the fault of another driver, you can file a claim with their insurance company for compensation. Drivers in Florida are required to carry liability insurance for just such a purpose, but they often do not carry enough insurance to fully cover your losses. This is where an attorney can fight to get you the compensation you deserve. If you are injured or a loved one is killed in a crash with a commercial semi-truck, an attorney can help you file a claim against their liability policy. Trucking companies are required to carry a minimum of $300,000 and a maximum of $5 million, so these claims can be significant.
Slip and falls
Wet floors, torn rugs, unsecured electrical cords, broken handrails, uneven steps, and other maintenance issues can cause visitors to stores, restaurants, movie theaters, and amusement parks to fall and suffer a serious injury. While it might be embarrassing to fall in a public place, it’s important to take a moment to determine the cause of your fall. If it was not your own clumsiness that tripped you up, you should talk to our team in Tampa about a possible slip and fall liability claim.
Other premises liability claims
Falls aren’t the only accident that can happen when a property owner is negligent. Inadequate building security could lead to an assault. An unsecured swimming pool could lead to a child’s drowning. An unrestrained dog could lead to a vicious attack. The owner of the property where one of these incidents occurred should be held accountable.
It’s important to remember that these parties carry liability insurance for just this reason. Most personal injury claims involve negotiations with an insurance company, not an actual lawsuit in court. With a lawyer by your side who has 25 years of experience dealing with insurance companies, you can rest assured that your interests will be represented assertively and skillfully.
Have You Been Injured Due To The Negligence Of Others? Williams Law, P.A. Is Here To Help.
If you or a loved one have been physically injured due to someone else's neglect you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Tampa, Florida law office directly at 800.451.6786 to schedule your free consultation. We help Florida residents just like you who have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, or other accident resulting in an injury. Remember, we work on a contingent basis, meaning you don't pay us anything until we win your case.