If a person negligently caused you to suffer an injury, you are entitled to see compensation from that person for your losses. A Riverview personal injury lawyer can establish the liability of the at-fault party, calculate your damages, and negotiate to have you compensated accordingly.
Distasio Law Firm has been representing people like you who have suffered injuries in the Riverview area. Attorney Scott Distasio has personally worked for 27 years to protect victim’s rights in these matters.
Call Distasio Law Firm for a consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys who can review your case and explain your legal options for recovering damages from your personal injury.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Accept
Some of the most common types of cases your dedicated Riverview personal injury attorney from Distasio Law Firm handle involve:
- Car accidents
- Scooter accidents
- Boating accidents
- Uber/Lyft accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and fall
- Inadequate security
- Nursing home abuse or neglect
- Dog bites (as governed by statute 767.04)
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products
- Pharmacy malpractice
- Defective medical devices
- Workplace accidents
- Defective drugs
- Traumatic brain injuries
Distasio Law firm accepts every type of personal injury case, including but not limited to, the types listed above. We will negotiate with insurance companies and/or fight in a court of law to see that the party whose negligence caused your injury also pays for the expenses and losses that resulted from your injury.
Sometimes, the negligence of another person or party causes the death of a loved one. If this happened to you, please know that you have the right to pursue a wrongful death action against the negligent party (as defined in statute XLV.768.16).
Distasio Law Firm will handle your case with compassion and dignity. When it comes to the negotiating table and the courtroom, however, we will fight for your right to receive compensation.
Gathering Evidence to Support Your Case
A personal injury case is only as strong as its foundation, which is composed of evidence. When you hire Distasio Law Firm to handle your case, your proactive personal injury lawyer in Riverview will begin by conducting a deep-dive investigation into the circumstances and events that led to your injury.
- Visit the scene of your accident to gather evidence
- Interview witnesses and record their statements
- Procure and take photos
- Seek out any videos, such as those from nearby surveillance cameras
- Get a copy of the police or facility accident report
- Gather medical records related to your injury from the accident
- Coordinate with experts in various fields who can support your claim
- Obtain a copy of the official accident report from the police or facility manager
- Collect wage statements from your employer
We will then use the evidence we gather in this private investigation to develop our case for liability as well as to document the damages you are entitled to recover.
In order to establish that the at-fault party in your personal injury case is liable for your damages, law requires that you, as the plaintiff, must prove the following four basic elements:
- Duty of Care: The defendant was responsible for behaving in a way that would keep you from suffering injury.
- Breach of Duty: The defendant failed to fulfill their duty of care.
- Causation: The defendant’s failure to meet their duty of care caused the accident in question.
- Damages: As a result of the accident, you suffered physical, emotional, and economic damages.
Our investigation will leave us fully prepared to satisfy all four legal requirements, which enables us to move on to determining your damages and establishing the value of your case.
Types of Recoverable Damages in a Personal Injury Case
The compensation you receive from the liable party in your case goes far beyond the total of your medical bills to date. Scott Distasio’s decades of work in personal injury law has given him a deep knowledge of where to look for damages resulting from an injury.
Some of the evidence to support your claim for damages will come from the firm’s investigation of your case. Other supporting evidence will come from professional opinions we get from respected experts in the fields of medicine, economics, life-care planning, and occupational therapy.
We will combine all our findings to present a compelling argument for the recovery of every type of damage that pertains to your case. Every case is different, but you could recover:
- Surgeons’ fees
- Doctors’ fees
- Prescription medicine
- Physical therapy/rehab
- Replacement services
- Lost wages
- Lost benefits
- Diminished potential earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Diminished enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
Call today so one of our skilled injury lawyers in Riverview can review your case and discuss your legal options in a free legal consultation.
Be Aware That Florida Law Limits Your Time to Act
Florida’s statute of limitations (VIII.95.11) gives you a restricted amount of time following your accident in which you can take legal action on a personal injury. The state gives you around two years from the date of your accident. Two years may seem like an eon away, but you would be surprised how that time can slip away from you.
By hiring a personal injury law firm now to handle your Riverview injury case, you reduce your chances of missing important deadlines like this, and you also help your lawyer build a better case by enabling them to access more evidence, including witnesses who still recall the details of your accident (those memories will fade over time).
Hire a Riverview Personal Injury Attorney With a Personal Touch
Distasio Law Firm can handle your personal injury case with the “Distasio personal touch.” This service means you will be treated like a person, not a case. A Riverview personal injury lawyer from our firm will keep you informed on the progress of your case, and will listen to needs, questions, and concerns. Moreover, since we work on a contingency fee agreement, you pay us no legal fees unless and until we win your case.
Call Distasio Law Firm today for a free, no-obligation legal consultation.