Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers in West Tampa
What happens if you’re injured in an accident, such as a car crash or or a slip-and-fall, and it wasn’t your fault? Without warning, you’re stuck with having to deal with potentially serious injuries, unplanned-for medical services, and sometimes challenging insurance company processes.
That’s all stressful enough, but it gets worse when the insurance company won’t pay out. You trusted them to be there for you financially during a time of need — in fact, that’s why you pay your premiums — and now you’re facing an insult to your injuries. This is where we can help. We can assist you in navigating the complex process of getting justice, and, if the insurance company won’t budge, we’re prepared to fight for you at trial. We fight for the people, not the powerful all over Florida, including West Tampa.
Bustling West Tampa
West Tampa is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Tampa, a foundational part of the city’s rich heritage and culture. Close to some of the most important areas of the city like Raymond James Stadium, Tampa International Airport, Hillsborough Community College, and the fashionable Hyde Park and SoHo areas, West Tampa is home to a large residential district and restaurants that draw visitors from the entire Bay Area.
It’s also our home. We’re here to serve the residents of West Tampa with talented English- and Spanish-speaking attorneys.
Why Choose Our Firm?
West Tampa, like many communities, requires a personal touch. We are here to help you investigate, process, and litigate your claim, with the goal of helping you to receive the compensation and justice you deserve. We even offer Spanish-language services.
Our attorneys are proud to offer our clients services on a contingency-fee basis, meaning you only pay a fee if our attorneys successfully win your case — with the fee a percentage of the recovery. Until then, you don’t have to deal with costly hourly fees, and you still get the vast resources we have at our disposal.
How a Personal Injury Case Works
Are you unsure of how a personal injury lawsuit works? All lawsuits are unique, but there is a basic step-by-step process to the way a lawsuit unfolds.
If you pursue a personal injury lawsuit, you can expect the following:
Evaluating Your Claim: Personal injury suits usually don’t result from a crime, but that doesn’t mean you should let the scene go without investigation. Our team of attorneys has the knowledge and insight to gather initial information from police reports, witnesses, and more to determine the viability of your claim.
Drafting a Complaint: Your attorney will begin the legal process by drafting a document known as a complaint, which is then filed in court. This document alleges what the defendant has done wrong to you, the plaintiff, and establishes a corrective course of action, such as paying a certain amount of damages.
Pretrial: After the complaint is filed in court, your attorney will collect information to help bolster your case. Obtaining medical records, interviewing witnesses, and meeting with opposition in court take place. During this time, a settlement might be offered. But Morgan & Morgan will always fight, and if you and your attorney believe the settlement is inadequate, we’ll take the case to trial.
Trial: At trial, your attorneys will attempt to establish that the defendant is responsible for the injuries or other damages you incurred to a judge or jury. They will use the evidence discovered in the investigation and pretrial phases, combined with further sworn testimony, to attempt to sway the deciding parties to understand and sympathize with your side.
The Verdict: Both sides present their case to the judge or jury, then a verdict is reached. If our attorneys prevail in winning your case, the judge will order the defendant to pay you a specific amount of money as compensation for your losses.
A trial can be a long and arduous procedure, and results aren’t guaranteed, but Morgan & Morgan only collects payment for a successful verdict.
What Types of Cases Do Our West Tampa Attorneys Handle?
We accept personal injury lawsuits representing the victims of accidents, abuse, and neglect. Our firm also has the resources to handle a wide variety of other cases, including:
How Can a Morgan & Morgan Attorney Help Me?
Our West Tampa attorneys have significant experience fighting in the courtroom for you. They understand the complex nature of personal injury cases.
We fight to get our clients the compensation they need and deserve in order to recover from their losses, and we will not settle simply because it’s convenient. Our attorneys handle the difficult negotiations, allowing our clients to focus on their recovery, not their case.
In Florida, the statute of limitations for a personal injury case is limited to four years, making time a critical aspect of the process.
An experienced attorney can evaluate your situation and determine what your options are. We’re equipped to help you throughout the Tampa area.
Contact us today for a free, no-risk case evaluation.