Tampa Injury Lawyer
Personal injury law deals with holding people and businesses accountable when their negligence creates an unsafe condition or causes an accident that injures another person. Even when the law is on your side, getting a full and fair amount of compensation out of an insurance company can be a difficult job. To get full value for your claim, it is essential to work with an experienced Tampa injury lawyer.
How Scriven Law Helps With Personal Injury Claims in Tampa
It is a well-known fact in the legal community that people who try to settle an injury claim without a lawyer get far less, on average, than people who use an attorney. This is because insurance companies are experts in valuing claims and negotiating settlements so they pay out as little as possible. The insurance companies know the value of your claim, but you don’t, which puts you at a distinct disadvantage in settlement talks. You may have never had to deal with a personal injury claim in your life, but insurance company lawyers and claims adjusters do it every day. You need someone on your side with the knowledge, skills and experience to match the insurer’s representatives on the other side.
The outcome of any trial is uncertain and unpredictable, so most civil cases settle before they go to court. This is especially true for personal injury claims. Insurance companies know that juries are likely to be sympathetic to their peers in the community who get hit by a drunk driver or slip and fall because the store owner failed to clean up a spill. When insurers see they are up against an experienced trial lawyer, they are more likely to settle the claim for its full value rather than risk a trial and a high-dollar jury verdict.
As a former prosecutor and criminal defense attorney, Bryant Scriven has amassed far more trial experience than most lawyers who only practice personal injury law. Bryant brings his trial skills and reputation to bear in litigating and settling personal injury claims for people who have been hurt through no fault of their own. Even if you are legitimately partly to blame for causing the accident, you can still recover from the other party for their portion of fault. Scriven Law, P.A., can help you recover the full measure of damages after a Tampa personal injury, including:
- Past and future medical expenses, including hospital bills, doctor bills, physical therapy, medications and rehabilitation
- Lost wages for the time you missed from work after the accident, including if you are temporarily or totally disabled from working because of your injuries
- Pain and suffering, emotional distress
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss in quality of life/enjoyment of life
What Types of Personal Injury Cases Does Your Firm Handle?
Call Scriven Law, P.A., for help with any personal injury in Tampa. Some of the main types of cases our firm accepts are:
Auto Accidents – We help victims of all manner of motor vehicle accidents, including car, truck and motorcycle accidents, bus accidents, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, rideshare accidents, e-scooters and more. Florida’s no-fault insurance law limits access to courts in all but the most serious car crashes. We can evaluate your case and advise you on the proper steps to take to secure maximum compensation for the harm done to you.
Slip and Fall – Property owners have a duty to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition for the safety of their customers and guests. This duty includes keeping an eye out for spills, obstructions, malfunctions and other hazards, and fixing them promptly or putting up a warning before anyone gets hurt. Premises liability cases can be difficult to prove, but our experienced team knows how to investigate a slip and fall or trip and fall accident, determine fault, and prove that the property owner knew or should have known about the danger yet failed to remedy it in a reasonable amount of time.
Workplace Accidents – On construction sites and elsewhere, employers are required to maintain a safe working environment and provide their employees with the equipment they need to stay safe on the job. In most cases, injured workers are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits without having to prove negligence on the part of the employer or a co-worker. When a third-party is responsible for creating the hazard or causing the accident, the injured worker might have a third-party negligence claim as well. We can help you understand your rights and options and pursue the best path for a full physical and financial recovery.
Catastrophic Injuries – A catastrophic injury is a serious injury that can result in permanent, irreversible physical and mental damage. Unlike other injuries, which heal with time, catastrophic injuries can become progressively worse. We make sure catastrophic injury victims get the full amount of compensation needed to deal with a lifetime of challenges and medical complications. Our office is prepared to help people living with neck injuries, head injuries, burn injuries, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, birth injuries, and more.
Wrongful Death – The most painful and tragic event occurs when another’s negligence or wrongful act ends in the death of a loved one. We help bereaved family members pursue claims under Florida’s wrongful death law to hold responsible parties accountable for the damage they caused and to provide real financial relief for families left saddled with medical bills, funeral and burial costs, the loss of a wage earner or caretaker, as well as the mental pain and suffering felt by a spouse, parent or child who loses a close family member.
Call Scriven Law for Help After a Tampa Personal Injury
If you were hurt in an accident at work, on the road or in public, or if you lost a loved one due to the negligence of another in Tampa, call Scriven Law, P.A., for a free consultation. If we take your case, we’ll advance all necessary costs and only charge a fee after we are successful in recovering compensation on your behalf.