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PERSONAL INJURY & WRONGFUL DEATH

Providing strong legal guidance for accident and wrongful death victims.

If you or someone you love is injured due to someone else’s negligence, speak with our lawyers to discuss your legal options. Recovering from a personal injury is physically, emotionally and financially costly and you may be entitled to compensation for any permanent injuries, pain and suffering and lost income that you have sustained as a result of your accident.

Wrongful death as a result of a careless accident is tragic and heartbreaking. Although a financial recovery does not compensate for the pain or the loss of a family member, it can assist with expenses, both known and unforeseen, that you may otherwise not be prepared or equipped to handle. Our Tampa Bay area and Tallahassee personal injury lawyers are ready to help.

WE HANDLE ALL TYPES OF PERSONAL INJURY CASES

We handle all types of personal injury cases, including:

Auto accidents — When you are injured in an auto accident, you should speak with an attorney who knows how to deal with insurance companies before signing any documentation. Our firm offers years of experience, which has included defense work on behalf of insurance companies. This experience in defense work gives our firm a distinct advantage in handling cases on behalf of injured parties.

Wrongful death — An unexpected death due to someone else’s negligence, rage or recklessness can shatter your world forever. Our lawyers represent families of victims of wrongful death.

Truck crashes — If you have been injured in an accident with a commercial truck, you may be able to seek compensation not only from the truck driver and trucking company, but also from the loading company or truck manufacturer. Having a seasoned attorney to conduct research on your behalf and identify all responsible parties can make a difference in the outcome.

Motorcycle accidents — Motorcycle accidents often result in a higher number of serious injuries and fatalities. With no outer shell to protect the rider, they are more susceptible to receiving injuries from other vehicles and the road. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, call for a free initial consultation and case review.

Slip & fall — If you were injured on someone else's premises, you should seek immediate medical treatment, even if you do not feel immediate pain. Owners of commercial properties have a responsibility to keep their facility safe and free from any known hazards.

Brain & spinal cord injuries — A crash can result in permanent injuries to the brain or spinal cord. Damage to the neck, spine or brain is serious and will likely necessitate expensive, ongoing treatment. You are entitled to compensation if you are suffering from a catastrophic spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of someone else’s negligence.

Construction accidents — You may have suffered a construction-related accident, such as falling off a ladder, falls from a scaffolding malfunction, or electrocution. With an attorney’s guidance, we can determine the responsible party and seek the compensation for which you are entitled.

Aviation accidents — Private jets are more likely to crash than commercial flights. If you have been involved in a private plane crash, or a loved one has suffered a wrongful death due to an aviation accident, we can help.

UNDERSTANDING NO-FAULT INSURANCE IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA

In Florida, an insurance company is required to provide personal injury protection to the named insured, their in-house relations, any non-relatives operating the motor vehicle and any passengers for up to $10,000.00. If an insured motorist strikes your vehicle resulting in your bodily injury or wrongful death, you or your loved ones are entitled to medical benefit coverage of up to 80 percent, if a claim is filed within 14 days after the accident. You have four years from the date of the incident to seek additional compensation for negligence from the at-fault. If you decide to file suit, our civil trial lawyers will file a lawsuit on your behalf to recover damages for your mental, physical and financial trauma.

CALL OUR EXPERIENCED PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS FOR A FREE CASE EVALUATION TODAY

If you or someone you love has experienced a serious injury or wrongful death due to someone else’s negligence, call for a free initial in-office consultation or contact us online. Our firm handles personal injury cases, in addition to civil litigation and employment law disputes in Wesley Chapel, Tallahassee, Tampa Bay, and throughout Florida. Please review our Personal Injury FAQs to find answers to your legal questions. Attorney Serrano is fluent in Spanish and we personally handle your case from start to finish.