PERSONAL INJURY

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TAMPA PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY


A Tampa personal injury lawyer at the firm offers a unique and experienced legal background which can benefit you in your quest for justice following such a situation. Our attorneys have former experience as insurance defense lawyers, which give them a deep insight into how insurance companies develop their cases against claims. This works to your advantage when making your claim or going to trial in a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. We encourage you to consult with an attorney at the firm to discuss your legal options and to get the aggressive and skilled legal representation needed to achieve the best results.

Car and truck accidents are the leading cause of personal injury claims and lawsuits throughout Florida and the nation. An injury claim may be filed on your behalf if you have been hurt in an accident due to the negligent actions or inactions of another. Negligence may be based on drunk or drug-impaired driving, distracted driving (driving while texting or using a cell phone or other electronic device), disobeying traffic laws, and other poor driving behavior. Click here to read more about car and truck accidents.

Have you been injured in a traffic accident in Tampa or the surrounding counties?

Accidents involving cars and trucks are a common occurrence in the Tampa area as well as around the state and nation. Every day, thousands of individuals are injured or killed in such accidents, often as the result of a negligent driver. Auto accident negligence can be manifested in many ways, from drunk driving to speeding to driver distraction or inattention. When this happens, victims can be injured in various degrees, from cuts, bruises, and whiplash to serious and catastrophic injuries, such as broken bones, burns, loss of limbs, internal injuries, brain, neck, back, and spinal cord damage. Such injuries can be short term or last a lifetime, with victims needing extensive medical or personal assistance just to function.

If you or a loved one has been injured through negligence in a car accident or truck accident in Tampa or in the surrounding Florida counties, you should discuss your case with a Tampa personal injury attorney at Byrd & Gonzalez as soon as you possibly can. Our firm has a proven track record in handling claims and lawsuits of this nature throughout the area. Because of our legal background in insurance defense, we understand how insurance companies operate, how they defend against claims, and how to counter their defenses.

Car and Truck Accident Cases in Florida

Your best defense in an injury claim based on a traffic accident is to enlist the legal services of an attorney who is experienced in handling such claims. Insurance companies have their own legal staffs dedicated to helping them preserve their bottom line by paying out as little as possible in injury claims. You need a knowledgeable and aggressive attorney in your corner fighting on your behalf to obtain a fair settlement for the damages you have incurred. Such damages include all of your past and future medical expenses, loss of wages or earning capacity, pain, suffering, and more. Furthermore, in the event that the insurance company is not willing to provide a fair settlement, our firm can take your case to court in civil litigation. With a Board-Certified Civil Trial Lawyer on hand, we have the legal abilities needed and will work diligently and fight hard to achieve a successful verdict.

Medical malpractice refers to injuries or deaths caused by the negligence of a medical professional, such as a doctor, nurse, therapist, pharmacist, chiropractor, dentist, emergency technician, or others as well as clinics and hospitals. Medical errors and deviations from standard medical practice which result in physical harm or death to a patient may result in a claim for damages. Read more about medical malpractice.

Medical professionals generally enjoy respect and a high regard from their patien ts and the public. When this regard is betrayed through negligence, however, it can result in serious consequences because of the nature of the work involved. No one expects to receive nonstandard or poor care from a doctor, nurse, or other medical practitioner. Placing your health and often your life in their hands should not result in such a betrayal through medical error, negligence, or a deviation from what is considered standard care. When such an incident occurs, it can result in a claim for compensation for damages.

Medical malpractice can occur at the hands of a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, lab or hospital technician, emergency medical technician, anesthesiologist, surgeon, dentist, therapist, chiropractor, or other specialist as well as clinics or hospitals. Negligence of this kind may be in the form of wrong diagnosis, failure to diagnose, delayed diagnosis, surgical errors, medication errors, birth injuries, hospital infections, cosmetic or plastic surgery errors, anesthesia errors, and more. If you or a loved one has been harmed through these or any other types of medical error, consulting with a qualified attorney is imperative. At Byrd & Gonzalez, a Tampa personal injury attorney can provide the assertive and diligent legal assistance you need. One of our accomplished lawyers will personally handle your case, starting with a free case consultation about your situation.

Medical Malpractice Claims and Lawsuits

Medical malpractice cases can be very technical, based on the expert testimony of other medical experts and professionals. Our firm has the legal skills and resources to represent you in such a claim or lawsuit. We have a long and successful legal history in personal injury cases of all kinds and will take an aggressive and thorough approach in preparing your case. You may be entitled to medical expenses, predicted future medical expenses, loss of income, pain, suffering, and more, based on the facts of your case. In pursuing your medical malpractice claim, you may obtain the justice you deserve as well as help to prevent future negligence on the part of a medical practitioner, clinic, or hospital.

Motorcycle accidents can have devastating consequences for those unlucky enough to be involved in one. Because of the lack of body protection, motorcyclists can sustain serious and even catastrophic injuries when striking another vehicle, the road, or other objects. Motorcycles are a popular form of transportation in Florida, increasing the risk for such accidents. Click here to read more about motorcycle accidents.

Fighting for Motorcycle Injury Victims in Claims and Lawsuits

Being injured in a motorcycle accident can be a frightening and life-altering experience. Motorcyclists have a much higher rate of serious injury and death when involved in such an accident than do drivers or passengers in cars or trucks. Because a motorcyclist has little protection other than a helmet, when he or she is struck by another vehicle or hits the road or another object, the impact can lead to a wide range of injuries. These include road scrapes, cuts, bruises, soft tissue injury, torn ligaments, tendons, and muscles as well as multiple fractures, head injuries, internal injuries, and spinal cord injuries. Following a motorcycle accident, you may require short or long-term hospitalization, rehabilitative treatment, further surgeries, and more. Those who suffer catastrophic injuries may face permanent disability, requiring medical and personal assistance.

Having a tough, dedicated Tampa personal injury attorney in your corner following such an event can make all the difference in your future. Ensuring that your medical expenses and loss of income is covered is imperative. You may also be entitled to non-economic damages, such as those for pain, suffering, emotional trauma, and more. That is where the law firm of Byrd & Gonzalez excels. Our attorneys, with a background in insurance defense, understand all of the legal factors involved, how insurance companies use various tactics to delay, deny , or make unfair or deficient offers on a valid claim. Our legal team has 55 years of combined legal experience which can be used to fight on your behalf for a settlement that is fair or take your claim to court. With a Board-Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and former Senior Trial Attorney for a large insurance company on hand, we know how to prepare cases and have the courtroom abilities to prevail.

Motorcycle Accidents in Florida

Motorcycles are a popular form of transportation in the state of Florida. Motorcycle registrations have risen across the state and the nation in the past few decades. With this increase in motorcycle usage comes the higher risk for an accident. Unfortunately, many motorists fail to see motorcyclists, consider them road hazards or irritations, and don’t accord them the courtesy and space they deserve. If you should find yourself injured due to misconduct or negligence of another, we encourage you to contact us for a free consultation about your case.

Otherwise known as premises liability cases, slip and fall accidents are those which occur on the property of another due to negligent maintenance or other hazards. When you slip and fall or trip and fall due to dangerous or derelict conditions which the property owner has failed to repair, you may have grounds for an injury claim against him or her. Discussing your case with an experienced attorney should be your first priority. Read more about slip and fall accidents.

Representing Injury Victims in Tampa and the Surrounding Areas

Property owners, managers, and occupiers have a responsibility to provide a reasonably safe environment for those who enter their premises as visitors, patrons, customers, or invitees. When dangerous or unsafe conditions exist on their premises which lead to accidents in which visitors are injured, the property owner may be held liable for damages in an injury claim or lawsuit. These cases fall under premises liability and apply to both private and public premises, such as retail outlets, office buildings, movie theaters, and other places where the public congregate, both inside and outside the premises.

If you or a loved one has been injured on another’s premises due to negligent maintenance or dangerous conditions in Tampa or the surrounding areas, you may have grounds for such a claim or lawsuit. To protect your legal rights and ascertain your options, you should consult with a qualified attorney. At Byrd & Gonzalez, you can discuss your case with a Tampa personal injury attorney who has years of experience in handling claims and civil litigation based on negligence. One of our skilled lawyers will personally handle your case from start to finish, working with diligence and a hard-hitting approach to ensure that you recover the compensation you deserve in the wake of such injuries. Our attorneys are experienced trial lawyers who can make a difference in what you recover.

Slip and Fall Accident Cases in Florida

A slip and fall or trip and fall accident can result from a wide range of safety hazards on a property. If the property owner knows about these hazards and fails to remedy them in a timely fashion, it may be considered negligence. Such hazards can include poor lighting in hallways or staircases, broken or uneven floor tiles, unsafe balconies or stairs, or wet, slippery floors. Falls due to such hazards can result in any number of injuries, from sprains and bruises to broken bones and head injuries.

Ensuring that you are thoroughly represented in such a case may be one of the most important tasks you undertake. Our firm has a proven track record in effective legal representation for such cases.


 
 

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If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in any type of accident or injury, including a pedestrian accident, bus or train accident, through nursing home abuse or neglect, in a criminal attack where negligent security was at fault, or in any other scenario, talk to an accomplished attorney at our firm. Let us use our extensive skills, experience, and legal ability to help you obtain the financial compensation you deserve.
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