When you drive in Tampa, you are likely to see debris on the side of the road. Often this is either a result of people intentionally throwing rubbish from their vehicle, something coming loose on a damaged vehicle or items falling from trucks. When this happens at high speeds, it can lead to devastating car accidents and serious injuries. If you were not at fault for the accident, then you deserve to be compensated for any injuries that resulted.
Contact The Law Place on 941-444-4444 for a free consultation with an auto accident lawyer. They will offer you some free legal advice so that you can make an informed decision as to what your next steps might be. We have over 75 years of combined experience dealing with personal injury in Tampa and Florida, and we will review your case as a team to ensure that you can benefit from our combined knowledge. According to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FHSMV), Florida has some of the worse road traffic accident statistics in the country, and we are dedicated to making the roads a safer place by holding those who are reckless responsible for their actions.
Who Is Responsible for My Claim in Tampa?
Depending on the aspects of your individual car accident case, multiple companies or people could be responsible. For example, loose debris may have been caused by a defective car part, overloaded truck, or reckless littering. A truck company, car manufacturer, mechanic or an individual driver could all hold responsibility. Determining fault is key to a successful claim and proper compensation. Your personal injury lawyer at The Law Place will have the experience and knowledge necessary to investigate your case and determine who was at fault.
The liability may be shared across different parties, you yourself may share some of the blame if, for example, you were speeding at the time of the accident. However, Florida runs under comparative negligence laws, which means that as long as you are determined to be less than 50% at fault, you can still claim for some compensation, although it will be reduced by the amount that you are determined to be at fault.
If you are unsure who was at fault or whether you need a lawyer, then phone The Law Place for a free case evaluation. We will do our best to put your concerns to rest so that you can make an informed decision.
In Tampa, FL, it is common for a car accident to be caused by loose objects falling from large trucks. Trucks often carry heavy loads, sometimes heavier than they legally should, which makes it difficult to ensure that everything is secured properly. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has set regulations for trucking companies, and if they fail to follow guidelines, and this leads to a car accident, then they can be held liable for your damages. If a trucking company has been negligent, then it is essential that you have a personal injury lawyer on your side to help fight your case. Trucking companies have experienced lawyers on their side who will work hard to devalue or dismiss your injury claim. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you have representation on your side as well.
Overloading trucks should not be profitable for trucking companies. By holding them responsible, you are encouraging them to take more care in the future.
Other times a car accident could be caused by defective vehicle parts that become loose and end up on the road. Common examples include tires and fenders. In this situation, the driver may be at fault for failing to properly maintain their vehicle. Other times the manufacturer is at fault or a mechanic. If the manufacturer is to blame, then an attorney will help you to file a product liability lawsuit. If the driver is at fault, then your claim will be against their insurance company.
Government and Private Road Guardians
In Tampa, a governmental or private entity could be responsible for the upkeep of the road. If your car accident was caused by debris that should have been cleared away, then your accident claim could be based on their negligence.
Compensation for Loose Debris Accidents
If you were in a car accident because of loose debris, then a personal injury lawyer will help you to claim compensation for your losses. The types of damages we will help you to fight for are:
- Medical Expenses – Medical bills for any treatment needed for injuries caused by the accident, including past, present, and future expenses. This could also include getting to and from your appointments.
- Lost Wages – If you missed time at work because of the car accident, then you should claim for your lost wages and any future earning potential.
- Property damage – If your vehicle was damaged in the car accident, we would help you to claim for your expenses, including car repair or replacement of your vehicle. You could also claim for any objects that were damaged in the accident, such as your phone.
- Pain and suffering – If you have suffered any emotional trauma, then you should be compensated for this. You should also be compensated if you are now unable to participate in activities that you once enjoyed because of your injuries.
- Loss of a loved one – If you have suffered the loss of a loved one in a car accident, then we will help you to claim compensation for funeral expenses and loss of consortium (loss of income to a family household).
What Will a Law Firm Do for Me in Tampa?
According to research, more then 90% of personal injury cases that have the support of a lawyer resulting in a settlement, and that settlement is, on average, 60% more than cases without representation.
After calling The Law Place, we will do a free case evaluation. We do not need you to understand all of the aspects of your auto accident case at this stage, that’s what we’re here for. An accident lawyer will be able to advise you on your best course of action. If you wish to continue, we will arrange an in-depth case review, after which you still have no obligation to continue. That way, you can decide how you wish to proceed with your personal injury claim once you have all the information you need.
In your free consultation, we will explain what an accident lawyer can do to help you, such as speaking to insurance companies, trucking companies, gathering evidence, and valuing your claim. We will also explain our fees, so you know exactly where you stand.
We work on a contingency basis, so if your Tampa personal injury claim is unsuccessful, you will not pay anything.
If you decide to continue with representation from The Law Place, we will take over the investigation of your injury claim. That way, you can focus on your recovery; this is especially important if you have any serious injuries.
Most car accidents in Florida result in a settlement, which means that you will receive a settlement without the need to go to court. However, we will not settle for anything less than what you deserve, and when large trucking companies or manufacturing companies are involved, there could be a lot of people looking to devalue your claim. If your auto accident case does go to court, we will have already gathered the evidence necessary and will be ready to fight for the justice you deserve.
Speak to The Law Place Today in Florida Today!
If you have been in an accident that was caused by loose objects on the road, then it is essential that you receive the compensation you deserve. Not only will this make your life a little easier, but you will also be helping us to make Florida’s roads a safer place to drive. By holding companies responsible for their actions, we encourage them to take more care in the future.
At The Law Place, we work as a team so that you can benefit from our combined knowledge. We are not afraid to fight against large manufacturing or insurance companies and will do everything we can to secure your fair compensation. Contact us today on 941-444-4444 to arrange a free consultation.