When you suffer an injury in Brandon because of another person’s negligence, that person can and should be held responsible. Florida tort law entitles you to seek recovery of your medical expenses, lost wages from missed time at work, pain and suffering, and a host of other damages resulting from your injury.
Personal injury lawyer Scott Distasio of Distasio Law Firm has been practicing law for over 30 years. He began his career representing defendants in injury cases, so he knows how the other side operates. He is passionate about getting compensation for his clients and will negotiate with insurance companies and in courtrooms to get you the compensation you need and deserve.
Call Distasio Law Firm today for a free case review and consultation: (813) 259-0022.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Brandon, call (813) 259-0022
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Accept
Personal injury law includes situations in which a person has suffered injury to their body, rather than to property, reputation, etc. This branch of law encompasses a great deal of practice areas, including, but not limited to:
- Car accidents
- Boating accidents
- Truck accidents
- Uber/Lyft accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
- Pharmacy malpractice
- Slips and falls
- Dog bites
- Defective products
- Defective medical devices
- Defective drugs
Distasio Law Firm handles all types of injury cases. We are here to represent you in your fight for the compensation that you justly deserve.
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Building Your Case with Evidence
A personal injury case is made of several parts. Most are based on the quality of evidence your Brandon personal injury lawyer is able to use to validate the arguments and claims of your case.
This is why Distasio Law Firm takes great care in the fundamental effort of gathering evidence. We know the evidence we present to insurers, lawyers, and juries can make or break your case, so we leave nothing to chance, and we investigate your accident ourselves.
As parts of our investigation of your personal injury, we will:
- Survey the scene of your accident
- Record statements from witnesses
- Take photos/videos and procure photos/videos from other sources
- Obtain a copy of the official accident report from the police or facility manager
- Collect all medical records pertaining to your accident/incident
- Work with experts in various fields for their professional opinions on causation and damages
- Get copies of your wage statements from your employer as a basis for proof of lost income
The evidence we gather will help to support the arguments we make in establishing a case of negligence.
Satisfying the Requirements for a Personal Injury Claim
After conducting a thorough investigation of your accident or incident, we will have identified a defendant—a person, party, or parties whose negligence caused your injury. Furthermore, we will have a complete package of evidence that supports this claim.
Knowing this party is to blame is one thing, but having the legal backing to make them compensate you for your damages is quite another.
Under tort law, the plaintiff in a personal injury case (you) must establish four essential criteria, as follows:
- Duty of Care: The defendant owed you a responsibility to behave in a way that would keep you from harm or injury.
- Breach of Duty: The defendant violated their duty of care.
- Causation: As a result of the defendant’s violation of duty, the accident or incident in question occurred.
- Damages: The accident or incident caused you to suffer physical, economic, and emotional damages.
Our Brandon personal injury lawyers will apply the knowledge we have harnessed from our time handling personal injury cases toward a single-minded goal—to get you the maximum compensation for your damages, which may include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages and benefits
- Pain and suffering, and other intangible losses
Call Distasio Law Firm today so we can review your case and discuss your legal options in a free legal consultation: (813) 259-0022.
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Tips for a Successful Personal Injury Claim
Many factors can affect the outcome of your case—many of them lie frustratingly outside your control. But at least two things you can control, and they can have a profound impact on how you emerge from your legal action.
See a Doctor
You need to see a physician in order to receive medical treatment. The timing for this medical visit is important, not only for the medical sake of preventing complications from your injury but also for the legal purpose of connecting your injury to the accident/incident and defendant.
Do Not Talk to the Insurance Company
You may be surprised to receive a pleasant call from the defendant’s insurer, expressing sympathy, and offering you a check for your troubles. As comforting as the call may be, remind yourself that whatever the insurance company is offering you is a low-ball settlement. The insurance company is in business, after all, and it is in the best interest of its bottom line to pay you as little as possible. We recommend that you direct all calls to our team.
Know That the Clock Is Ticking
Florida law enforces a statute of limitations that restricts the amount of time you have in which to take legal action on a personal injury claim. Generally, you have four years to handle the matter.
By hiring a Brandon personal injury lawyer to handle your case, you can rest assured that everything that is happening in the allotted amount of time to get you a resolution on your case. Also, the sooner you begin the legal process, the more time you give your lawyer to gather evidence—which, over time, tends to disappear, along with witnesses’ accurate recollection of the events that caused your injury.
A Brandon Personal Injury Lawyer With a Personal Touch
We at Distasio Law Firm are eager to talk to you about your case. We work on a contingency basis, so you pay nothing unless and until you win a settlement or award via a jury verdict.
We are passionate about serving the injured people of Brandon, and everything we do on your case will benefit from our personal touch.
Call Distasio Law Firm today at (813) 259-0022 for a free, no-obligation case review and consultation.