Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer
You may be entitled to financial compensation if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident. At Little Law, P.A., we help victims of personal injury and wrongful death obtain the justice and compensation they deserve. Our Tampa personal injury attorney has the knowledge and experience to effectively represent you in negotiations at the settlement table or in litigation in court.
We are dedicated to providing you with the personalized attention you deserve. Our attorney strives to build lasting, long-term relationships with our clients. We can work closely with you to develop a legal strategy tailored to your case. Our team can answer your questions and give you the support you need at this difficult time.
Our Personal Injury Services
Personal injury claims arise when you have been injured in an accident due to another person or entity's negligence, recklessness, or intentional malice. The claims process for a personal injury case generally involves filing a claim with the liable party's insurance company, negotiating a settlement, and potentially filing a lawsuit if a fair settlement cannot be reached.
Strict time limits apply for filing a personal injury claim in Florida, known as the statute of limitations. In most cases, this limit is two years from the date of the injury, but it can vary depending on the circumstances of the case.
Our firm handles claims arising from various circumstances, such as:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites
Types of Damages
In Florida, two types of damages may be available in personal injury claims: compensatory and punitive. Compensatory damages are intended to compensate you for the losses and expenses related to the injury.
These can include past and predicted future medical expenses associated with the injury, such as hospital bills, doctor's visits, diagnostic tests, medication, and physical therapy; lost wages or reduced earning capacity due to inability to work; property damage, such as to your car or motorcycle; pain and suffering; emotional distress; and loss of enjoyment of life if you have lost the ability to engage in activities you once enjoyed prior to the accident.
On the other hand, punitive damages are intended to punish the defendant for their wrongdoing and deter similar behavior in the future. Punitive damages are only awarded in cases where the defendant's behavior was particularly egregious or reckless.
Florida does not impose caps on compensatory damages. However, punitive damages are generally limited to three times the amount of compensatory damages or up to $500,000, whichever is greater.
Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer
Having an attorney is necessary in personal injury cases for many reasons. Our attorney can help you navigate the legal system, gather evidence to support your case, negotiate with insurance company representatives, and advocate for your rights and best interests. Attorney Little has extensive knowledge of the law and can provide you with sound legal advice and guidance throughout the claims process.
Her representation is critical when dealing with insurance companies. These entities often try to limit payouts on claims by disputing liability, downplaying the extent of your injuries, or pressuring you into lowball settlements. Low settlements generally do not adequately value what you have lost and suffered or the financial resources you may need in the future to address the full extent of your injuries.
Attorney Little can help level the playing field by tenaciously advocating for your best interests instead of those of insurers in negotiations or court.
Request a free personal injury consultation with our Tampa personal injury attorney at (813) 640-4931 today.