While our world is much safer than it has ever been in the past, horrific accidents are still a common part of life. In fact, one in five Americans visit the emergency room every year, according to Live Science. We like to believe that serious injuries only happen to other people, but the truth is that nearly all of us will eventually be involved in an auto collision, and virtually all of us slip and fall from time to time. When that time comes, it is imperative that you reach out to an experienced Tampa personal injury attorney, because the financial damages that you suffer may equal your physical injuries. The cost of medical care is rising every year, most employers have no obligation to hold your job for you while you are recovering at home or in a hospital bed, and social welfare programs such as Social Security Disability are lacking significant funding. If you were in any type of traffic collision, slip and fall, or other premises injury, the lawyers of Palmer | Lopez are here to help.
Did Another Person’s Negligence Cause Your Injury?
Personal injury cases often include certain questions, such as who caused your injuries, and what insurance policy does that party have. The negligent party who causes your injuries, and their insurance company, will undoubtedly argue that you were at fault, that your injuries are exaggerated, or that your pain and suffering or other damages are less than what you claim they are. This is why an attorney is always necessary, so that you do not get bullied or ignored by the negligent party and their insurance provider.
We Handle All Types of Personal Injury Incidents
The most common ways in which Americans and Tampa residents are injured include the following:
● Auto Accidents—Traffic collisions kill close to 40,000 Americans every year. These victims are made up of drivers, passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and other road users.
● Motorcycle Accidents—Motorcyclists are at a great disadvantage out on the roads, given that they are not encased in a metal roll cage, have no seatbelts, and of course are not protected by front and side airbags. Driver distraction is a leading cause of motorcycle crashes.
● Truck Accidents—Large trucks make up just a small percentage of total traffic on U.S. roadways, yet they are involved in a disproportionate number of crashes. Many of these crashes leave the occupants of passenger vehicles in critical condition.
● Slip and Fall Accidents—Sometimes you cannot laugh off a slip and fall. Falls are one of the leading causes of hospitalization, causing broken limbs, fractured hips, torn ligaments, sprains, strains, contusions, and lacerations.
Contact a Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer Today
The cost of an ER visit rose by 40 percent in just four years, coming in at an average of about $2,000, according to CNN. If you are seriously injured, your hospital bills will be much higher than this. Factor in your pain and suffering damages, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and more, and your case could be worth a lot more than you think. Whether you are unsure who is at fault, if your injuries are significant enough to pursue financial compensation, or if you have any other questions, we urge you to call our Tampa law offices today. Call the Tampa personal injury attorneys of Palmer | Lopez today at 813-967-8505 to set up a free consultation.