Who Pays for a Car Accident Compensation in Tampa?

If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a car accident in Tampa due to someone else’s negligence, you could hold that person liable for your injuries and other losses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) names vehicle collisions as one of the top three causes of unintentional deaths in the U.S., killing approximately 30,000 people and injuring more than 2 million people each year.

A personal injury case may be a viable option if you were injured in a vehicle accident. A Tampa car accident lawyer from Distasio Law Firm can help you explore your legal options and seek compensation from the responsible party via an insurance claim or lawsuit.

What Are My Recoverable Damages From an Automobile Accident?

To estimate how much compensation to pursue after a car accident, you need to know what your damages are and how much they are worth. You can get financial recovery for both economic and non-economic damages.

Economic Damages

Economic or monetary damages include anything you have paid or will have to pay in the future, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Expenses for damage to property
  • Loss of wages
  • Loss of income
  • Inability to earn as much as before
  • Miscellaneous expenses (such as childcare or domestic services you can no longer perform as a direct result of the accident)
Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages involve emotional health or quality of life affected due to your accident-related injuries, including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Physical impairment
  • Loss of companionship

The amount of compensation you will get depends on the losses you have incurred and many other factors. Distasio Law Firm can help you calculate your losses and come up with an estimated amount that you should ask for in your claim.

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Case for a Car Accident in Tampa?

The mandatory filing date for a personal injury case differs, depending on the type of case you are filing. In general, the Florida Statutes § 95.11(3)(a) allow state residents up to 4 years from the motor vehicle accident date to file a personal injury suit. If you miss the filing deadline, you could lose your right to seek compensation. Our Tampa car accident attorney will ensure all paperwork is filed on time in the proper court.

Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d) outlines the statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death action. You must file within two years of your family member’s passing. A death certificate is often used to provide the legal date on which the window period begins.

How Can a Law Firm Help My Case?

There are several essential steps Distasio Law Firm will implement when we review your personal injury, wrongful death, or property damage case, related to an automobile accident, including:

  • Determining the case deadline, particularly if we have a copy of the official crash report that includes the date of the accident.
  • Preparing the documents related to your case and notify the liable party on your behalf about your intention to sue.
  • Giving you a chance to tell us how the accident occurred and what you lost as a result of your injury or property damage.

As a client of Distasio Law Firm, you’re more than just a case number. Our goal is to pursue compensation that reflects the accident’s impact on your life. We won’t accept the first offer if it doesn’t fit your needs.

What Is the Average Settlement Amount of a Motor Vehicle Accident?

It’s difficult to provide an average settlement number without knowing the details of your case. Although the average settlement for an automobile accident in Florida is around $15,000, this number can vary depending on the extent of your damages and the actions of the at-fault driver.

Distasio Law Firm’s Motor Vehicle Injury Lawsuit Results

Our firm has obtained millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our past clients, including:

  • $1,490,000 for a bicyclist injured by a car
  • $1,000,000 for a car driver hit by a truck
  • $480,000 for a rear-end collision
  • $225,000 for a T-bone accident

Here are some testimonials from past clients we have worked with:

Kwayla Hawkins, Tampa

“Thank you so much for a job well done. It’s been great working with the Distasio team. Very professional and helpful.”

Maria Walloga, Valrico

“Scott Distasio is a highly competent, diligent, exceptional Attorney. His firm employs only the best paralegals and staff and gives your case the respect and attention it deserves. I’m so glad I didn’t give my case to the “billboard lawyers”. Scott’s firm came to me by personal recommendation by someone like me. I hope to return the favor the same way. Thank you Distasio Law Firm.”

Evelyn Santos

“Distasio Law Firm has been very professional in their representation. They have been understanding and compassionate and with great integrity fought for me and represented me. It has been a positive and easy process from beginning to end. I can’t ask for a better group to represent me while I was going through physical and emotional trauma. You can’t ask for a better team of individuals that care so much about their clients and get the job done. Thanks so much for all the hard work and support. You are truly all angels.”

Contact Distasio Law Firm

We provide a free consultation that includes a general idea of how much compensation your claim may be worth and what to expect. We’ll look over your case during your free consultation and let you know what legal options you have for recovering the damages you’ve suffered.

If you or a loved one was hurt in a car accident in Tampa that was someone else’s fault, we will seek the compensation you need to move forward. We’ll outline how we expect the case to progress along with any expected costs and fees. Contact Distasio Law Firm today for a free consultation at (813) 259-0022. Someone is available to answer your call 24 hours/7 days a week.


Our main office is here in Downtown Tampa, Florida in the Channelside neighborhood. Office in Wesley Chapel and Largo are available by appointment only.

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