Personal injury lawyers in the Tampa Bay area handle claims against those who caused an injury to another person through negligence, accidents, or wrongful acts. A personal injury can be physical, mental, or both. 

Personal injury claims fall under the category of tort law. A tort is an act (or failure to act) that causes harm to another person. Even if the wrongdoer didn’t intend to harm the other person, they can still be held responsible in court. 

Continue reading to learn about some of the primary types of cases that personal injury lawyers handle. 

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents often lead to personal injury claims for victims. These incidents don’t only involve carstruck accidents, motorcycle accidents, boat accidents, bicycle accidents, and bus accidents can also cause serious harm requiring compensation. 

Personal injury lawyers can’t take a one-size-fits-all approach to vehicle accident cases, however. Each type of case is different and can require different legal theories or approaches. 

Some require expert analysis and testimony, while other claims can be more straightforward. Hiring a personal injury attorney with experience handling your type of case is critical. You will need expert guidance from a lawyer who has won cases just like yours. 

Premises Liability

Premises liability is a type of case that holds property owners responsible when an injury happens on their property. This includes slip and fall cases, exposure to harmful chemicals, swimming pool accidents, and other unfortunate occurrences. 

To be held liable, the property owner must have failed to exercise a duty of care to those entering the property. If an injury is caused by a condition that could have predictably led to an incident, the victim will need to consider their legal options. 

Moving forward with a personal injury well-versed in premises liability can lead to greater success and a higher financial recovery. 

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect 

Sadly, a rising cause of personal injury claims is nursing home neglect and abuse. About 1 out of 6 residents age 60 and older report being abused in nursing home care, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). 

Addressing this problem if it happens to a loved one is difficult but can be made easier with a personal injury attorney experienced in this area of the law. 

Medical Malpractice

Doctors, nurses, and hospital staff always owe a duty of care to their patients. When they fail to do this, they can be held liable for injuries, illness, or other medical issues caused by their negligence. 

Pursuing a medical malpractice claim in court is not easy, as the plaintiff must face medical providers, insurance companies, and their lawyers to fight for fair compensation. In these circumstances, you’ll need to put your trust in someone who has strong experience with medical malpractice claims in Florida. 

Pedestrian Accidents 

You don’t have to be in a vehicle to get involved in an accident, unfortunately. Pedestrian accidents are on the rise, with Florida seeing some of the highest rates of pedestrian fatalities in the nation. 

Proving fault and holding the wrongdoer responsible in a pedestrian accident case isn’t always simple. For example, distracted driving causes many of these accidents, but proving what the driver was doing at the moment of impact takes careful review and sometimes expert analysis.

Wrongful Death 

Losing a loved one in a tragic accident is devastating to those left behind. In some situations, however, the death can be connected to another person’s negligence. That person or entity can then be held financially responsible. A spouse, parent, child, or estate of the deceased family member can step in and file a wrongful death claim in these difficult situations. 

Consult With an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer

The case types above are only a sample of the many different personal injury claims a lawyer can pursue for you. At Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers, we take your injuries seriously and will work hard to fight for the compensation you need and deserve. 

One thing that every personal injury case has in common is the need to act quickly and build your case as soon as you can. Reach out for a free consultation to learn about your legal options.

For more information, please contact the legal team of Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers for a free initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer. We have four convenient locations in Florida: Clearwater, New Port Richey, and Tampa.

We serve throughout Pinellas County, Hillsborough County, Pasco County, and its surrounding areas:

Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers – Clearwater Office
1811 N. Belcher Road, Suite I-1
Clearwater, FL 33765
(727) 787-2500

Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers – Congress Ave Office
2360 Congress Avenue
Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 591-5610

Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers – Tampa Office
6601 Memorial Hwy Suite 202
Tampa, FL 33615
(813) 686-7588

Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers – New Port Richey Office
2515 Seven Springs Blvd.
New Port Richey, FL, 34655
(727) 815-8442