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Personal Injury Lawyers In Tampa And Sarasota
Recovering after a serious accident and injury is a difficult process, and many people end up with less compensation than they deserve from negligent parties. There is too much at stake in your injury claim to not have an aggressive law firm on your side that will fight for your complete justice and recovery. Look no further than the verdict-verified and courtroom-ready injury attorneys at Matthews Injury Law.GET YOUR FREE CONSULTATION
Every personal injury claim is different, and our team of injury lawyers knows how to develop a strategy for the best possible results in each individual case. We identify all sources of compensation from all liable parties and will not stop until you receive the settlement or award you deserve.
Insurance companies will not volunteer to pay you everything you deserve. Sometimes, it is necessary to take your case to court to ensure you receive justice, and you want the right attorney representing you. Our team fights for the full range of damages our clients are entitled to, including:
- » Medical Bills
- » Lost Wages
- » Future Medical Expenses
- » Future Lost Earning Ability
- » Out-of-Pocket Expenses
- » Pain and Suffering
- » Mental Trauma
- » Permanent Disability
- » Permanent Disfigurement
- » Punitive Damages
- » Wrongful Death
- » Survivor Damages
When another party caused your injuries, they should be held responsible for covering all of your losses. We take on negligent drivers, corporations, and insurance companies, both in and out of court. If someone acted in an egregious or intentional manner that led to your injuries, we will not hesitate to fight for punitive damages in front of the jury.
If you want a law firm that will not back down and will relentlessly see your case through to the best possible results, you want Matthews Injury Law.
Some types of accident and injury claims are tougher than others, and our Tampa and Sarasota injury lawyers do not shy away from the toughest cases. Some common claims we handle include:
Catastrophic truck accidents can result in widespread damage and life-altering injuries and losses. We take on trucking companies and their insurers to fight for the rights of injured victims and their families.
Accidents involving cyclists, walkers, and runners can lead to devastating results. Despite the multiple campaigns to generate public awareness around the issue, bicycle and pedestrian accidents continue.
Distracted driving, speeding, and other carelessness leads to catastrophic - yet completely preventable - injuries to pedestrians.
About three million people suffer injuries in traffic crashes each year, and many of them have their lives disrupted or permanently changed.
When you trust a doctor to help your condition, and serious medical errors result in preventable injuries or complications, that medical professional should be held fully accountable.
Florida law sets out rights for those who lost a close family member in a tragic accident. We fight for every dollar such grieving families deserve.
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Tampa & Sarasota Personal Injury Attorneys FAQs
Do I have a personal injury case?
You must prove the following elements of negligence for a personal injury case to exist:
- The party that injured you had a legal duty of care to you.
- The at-fault party violated that duty of care.
- You incurred damages as a result of that violation of care.
- The damages you suffered occurred due to the at-fault party’s negligent actions.
For instance, let’s say you were riding your bike on the roadway, and another driver was texting while driving. The distracted driver drifts into the bike lane and crashes into you. If you get injured because of the driver’s negligence, you have a strong case for personal injury. The negligent driver had a duty to drive safely, but since they were distracted, they violated their duty, and you got hurt because of that violation.
The same principle would apply if the driver sped through a stop sign or red light and hit you as you were crossing an intersection. Essentially, if you suffered a personal injury in the accident because the driver failed to follow the traffic laws, they can be held liable for the damages you incurred.
Do I Really Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Most likely, yes. What many people don’t understand is that, sometimes, even a minor fender bender could result in severe injuries, and when the liable party’s insurance provider doesn’t want to compensate the injured person fairly, the whole situation can turn into a legal nightmare.
The legal process is time-consuming, confusing, and overwhelming for the average person. Organizing and filing documents, submitting the proper requirements, and communicating with the liable party’s insurer, claims adjusters, and lawyers can be intimidating. Insurers may trick you into settling your claim for the lowest amount possible or deny your claim just because they know that you don’t know any better.
With a Florida personal injury lawyer on your side, you won’t have to worry about the legal aspects of your case. All you must do is recover from your injuries. Likewise, studies have found that injured victims who have legal representation received more compensation when compared to those who were not represented by a lawyer. At the very least, consider discussing your case with a Florida personal injury in a free consultation to learn about your legal options.
What if the person that injured me is claiming I was at fault for the accident?
The vast majority of personal injury claims involve the typical he-said, she-said situation because the fault for the accident is unclear or being disputed. Proving fault and liability for an accident is rarely straightforward, and this is where the skills and experience of a Florida personal injury lawyer come in.
The Tampa and Sarasota personal injury lawyers at Matthew Injury Law will evaluate your case from every angle because, in some cases, there may be multiple liable parties in an accident, or the injured party may be partially at-fault for the accident. In this situation, keep in mind that injured parties are still entitled to seek damages, even if they had a hand in causing the accident.
But to secure proper compensation, working with a lawyer that can investigate the case and establish fault and liability for your losses is recommended.
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Marc Matthews has successfully recovered a great settlement for me from a horrible car accident. His expertise in mediation and preparing me for trial was outstanding.
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Marc embodies the true meanings of integrity, professionalism and detail in his work. Having never had to experience this before, I am so fortunate that I chose Marc and the amazing team that he assembled. Efficient, direct, strong and unwavering in the fight for justice. Thank you from every ounce of my heart.
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Whether you are undergoing treatment for a serious accident or injury, or you are grieving the preventable loss of a loved one, you want Matthews Injury Law standing up for you. Our proven results speak for themselves, so please contact us online or call 813-530-1000 or 941-877-5800 for a free case evaluation.