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A personal injury lawyer is a legal professional who specializes in helping the injured and bereaved to get justice. We are the advocate who will stand by your side as you cope with the after-effects of an accident that never should have happened. We believe victims deserve compensation when their lives are changed through no fault of their own, and our dedicated team of Florida personal injury attorneys will fight to see that you get a fair settlement.
Our team of Florida personal injury lawyers will guide you through all the steps surrounding a lawsuit in your personal injury case, so you do not have to be concerned.
We will help you get ready to be a witness on your own behalf, advocate for you at a mediation or settlement conference, and present your case to a jury. Call us today for a free consultation.
Our legal professionals handle all types of injury cases in Florida so if you do not see your type of case listed, give us a call anyway. We may still be able to help. Some of the cases we handle include:
|Car Accidents||Slip and Fall||Nursing Home Abuse|
|Truck Accidents||Negligent Security||Medical Malpractice|
|Motorcycle Accidents||Dog Bites||Pharmacy Malpractice|
|Bicycle Accidents||Catastrophic Injury||Mass Torts|
|Pedestrian Accidents||Child Injuries||Wrongful Death|
Scott is a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer (an accomplishment achieved by less than 1% of Florida lawyers), and has tried cases of all kinds in both state and federal courts: medical malpractice, auto accidents, slip and falls, products liability, and nursing home abuse cases.
Our Florida personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee. This means you owe us nothing unless we get financial recovery for you. Once you hire us, we get right to work investigating your personal injury case. We will handle your injury case from beginning to end, even when it means going to trial.
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Willingness, resources, and the ability to go to trial on your behalf.
Skilled and experienced in personal injury law for more than 32 years.
‘AV’ rated by Martindale-Hubbell law directory for ability and ethics.
Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer by the Florida Bar.
Overwhelmingly satisfied personal injury clients willing to endorse our lawyers.
Our Florida personal injury lawyers work specifically with injured parties, working diligently to protect their rights and livelihood. Contact of our experienced Florida injury attorneys today for a free consultation, and get your case started, so you can get the recovery you deserve.
If you are looking for the best personal injury lawyer in Florida, no matter what city in Florida, there are certain attributes you should look for. Below is a list of attributes the law firm you hire should have:
Personal injury experience: It’s not good enough to hire a lawyer that practices many different types of law. Personal injury law has become so complicated and specialized that you need a lawyer that does nothing else.
Independent verification: Many lawyers claim they are the best. But that might just be marketing hype. To find out, see what independent rating systems are saying about the law firm you want to hire.
Endorsements from others: You should not hire a personal injury lawyer in Florida just because a former client or lawyers in the community are saying good things. But it definitely should be part of your decision on what lawyer to
Ability to go to trial: Personal injury cases in Florida rarely go to trial. In fact, upwards of 95% of all cases are settled before trial. But the insurance companies know which law firms know how to try your case and which law firms do not. If the attorney you hire does not have the ability to go to trial, you will not get full value for your case.
We understand that you are likely in pain and trying to heal from your injuries, which is why our team of committed legal professionals are here to take the burden off your shoulders and guide you through the complex process of filing a personal injury claim. Here are a few specific ways we can help.
In every personal injury case, we must prove that the four elements of negligence exist:
Our diligent attorneys must show that the at-fault party had a duty to conduct themselves—or maintain their property—with reasonable care. We must show that they breached that duty and that their breach of duty not only caused the accident but also injured you.
To prove these things, our proactive team of personal injury lawyers in Florida conduct a thorough investigation into the details of your case, gathering evidence like police reports, surveillance video or traffic camera footage, and medical records. We may also hire accident scene reconstruction experts to recreate the moments leading up to a collision in order to prove liability.
Our attorneys will gather receipts, medical bills, and employment records that display lost wages to show the full extent of your financial losses. We will use these as well as your medical records and statements from your physicians to calculate the value of your case, including the cost of your pain and suffering. This will help us determine what a fair settlement in your case would look like.
By investigating your case and calculating your total losses, our skilled attorneys can build a strong case seeking damages to the fullest extent of your injuries. We will negotiate with a third-party insurer or the at-fault party’s lawyer to reach a fair settlement. If one cannot be reached, we will not hesitate to take your case to trial and fight for your rights at court.
You may be wondering if you can afford to file a lawsuit. When you’re already struggling with medical bills and missing work, the last thing you have money for is a lawyer’s hourly rate. Our personal injury attorneys in Wesley Chapel understand this, and that’s why we work on a contingency fee basis. You will pay us a percentage of your settlement only when, and if, we win your case.
While there is no way our team can estimate the damages, you may recover without reviewing the details of your case, some common types of damages that victims have recovered in personal injury cases include:
The Florida statute of limitations generally requires plaintiffs to file lawsuits for damages caused by personal injury accidents within four years of their injury. If you lost your loved one due to another’s negligence, you generally have two years from the date of their death to pursue damages.
We want to help you in any way we can. To get started right away or have a Florida personal injury lawyer review your case, contact Distasio Law Firm today.
Our main office is in Tampa. Wesley Chapel and Largo offices are available by appointment only.