"My settlement was for $1.26 million. The accident changed my life, and Tom made sure that my injuries were identified, and my interests protected."
"Tom's excellent negotiation skills at the near day long mediation brought us a $650,000 settlement."
"Their dedication and proactive strategy was vital in the successful resolution of my situation. Honesty and fairness are the cornerstones of this firm's core values."
At Stathopoulos Law Group, the attorneys in our Tampa, Florida offices understand the difficulties that can arise after a car accident. We have witnessed the injuries and damage that can result from a crash, and understand the struggle some victims may face in trying to recover compensation for their losses. In Florida, there are specific rules and regulations that can complicate insurance claims and the recovery of additional damages, such as pain and suffering, in cases of severe injury or death. To help ensure you receive full compensation for your losses, it is important to contact a Clearwater attorney who is well-versed in Florida-specific laws regarding auto accident claims.
What We Can Do
If you have suffered a serious injury, we may be able to help you collect compensation beyond that which is provided through insurance claims. Because each accident is different, the extent of injuries suffered will vary between cases. In many cases, the costs for treatment of the injuries sustained will not be covered by PIP insurance and will require additional litigation or negotiations. Some injuries that we may attempt to collect compensation for include::
- Brain damage
- A significant head injury
- Permanent scarring or disfigurement
- Broken bones
- Back Injury
The insurance company or negligent party from which you are attempting to collect compensation will work to categorize your injury as temporary, rather than permanent. Your attorney can collect and organize evidence on your behalf to rebut the defendant's claim(s).
If you are seeking additional damages, your attorney will approach the negligent party’s insurance company in an attempt to recover compensation to cover your remaining costs. Your claim will be submitted for approval to the insurance company, which will have conducted an investigation of its own. The strength and success of your claim will likely hinge on the ability of your attorney to collect, analyze, and present evidence. The opposing insurance company will want to minimize their payout; providing your attorney with as much information as possible can help strengthen your claim. If your attorney and the insurance company cannot agree on a settlement, the case may proceed to trial.
Types of Accident Cases Our Tarpon Springs Attorneys Handle
Stathopoulos Law Group handles a variety of personal injury cases resulting from car accidents, including those stemming from:
- Drunk Driving or Driving Under the Influence;
- Reckless driving;
- Rear-end collisions;
- Side-impact collisions;
- Sideswipe collisions;
- Head-on collisions; and
- Multiple party accidents.
If you have been in an automobile accident in Florida, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. There is a limited window in which to file an insurance claim and/or bring a claim against another party. To learn how our Clearwater car accident attorneys may be able to help you, please fill out our no cost case review form today.