Tampa Personal Injury Attorney
When you suffer an injury due to either the negligence or the misconduct of another party, you are entitled to be compensated for your damages. Damages in personal injury lawsuits include both economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages include:
- Medical expenses,
- Lost wages,
- Loss of employability,
- Any expense related to your injury.
Economic damages are quantifiable and it’s very easy to put a number to them. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, are much harder to quantify. These can include:
- Pain and suffering,
- Loss of enjoyment,
- Loss of consortium,
- Loss of society,
- Emotional trauma or anguish.
You are entitled to be compensated for any injury whether it is easy to quantify or not. The Tampa personal injury attorneys at Roman & Roman have successfully recovered millions of dollars for our clients.
Personal Injury Cases that We Can Help With
Roman & Roman represents Tampa clients in any of the following personal injury cases:
- Bicycle accidents,
- Car accidents,
- Catastrophic injuries,
- Dog bites,
- Drunk driving accidents,
- Nursing home abuse or negligence,
- Pedestrian accidents,
- Slip and fall accidents,
- Sports or recreation injuries,
- Truck accidents,
- Uninsured motorist accidents,
- Workplace injuries,
- Wrongful death lawsuits.
What to Do after You’ve Been Injured
If you’ve been injured, it’s important that you contact a medical professional immediately or as soon as is feasible for an evaluation. A doctor’s evaluation taken right after an injury occurred has the best chance of holding up in court or during litigation. If you don’t have a primary care doctor, the attorneys at Roman & Roman can recommend one to you.
Next, you must ensure that you follow through with any doctor recommended treatments. Insurance companies will deny claims when a patient fails to heed the advice of their doctor.
The Insurance Claims Process
In the majority of personal injury cases, you will be making a claim against a negligent party’s insurance policy. Insurance companies are generally not happy about paying large settlements against their client’s insurance. Any piece of information that they can use to deny or devalue your claim will be used just for that purpose.
In addition, insurance adjusters may try to talk to you immediately following an injury. Do not speak to them. Let your personal injury attorneys handle any conversations between you and the insurance adjuster.
Lastly, you must be very careful about the kind of information that you put on social media. If a close family member asks how you’re doing, your natural instinct will be to put them at ease by telling them you’re fine or doing better. Insurance companies who have access to that information will use it against you in order to devalue your claim.
Contact a Skilled Tampa Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been injured by the negligence or misconduct of another party, the Tampa personal injury attorneys at Roman & Roman can help. Give us a call at (813) 877-3234 or contact us online. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have free of charge.