Have you or a loved one been injured in an accident in Palm Harbor, FL?
Contact Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers for immediate legal assistance.
You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and suffering, and our Palm Harbor personal injury lawyers will help you fight to maximize your recovery. Our law firm is represented by not one, but two, Board Certified civil trial specialists.
Collectively, we have more than 50 years of experience and have recovered more than $100 million in settlements and verdicts.
When you call us for help, the full force and weight of our law firm will be behind you.
How Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After an Accident in Palm Harbor, Florida
After an accident, you deserve time to focus on getting better. However, you also deserve to be compensated by those who caused you to get hurt in the first place. It’s tough to focus on your recovery if you’re also fighting for insurance benefits or attempting to litigate an injury claim in court.
Fortunately, you don’t have to take on the aftermath of your accident on your own. Hiring an experienced Palm Harbor personal injury lawyer can set you up for successful physical, emotional, and financial recoveries.
Since 1996, Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers has been advocating on behalf of injury victims in Largo, FL. Our attorneys are known for being compassionate and caring attorneys who are able to secure the best results for our clients. We’re tough negotiators and even fiercer litigators. Insurance companies take notice when we’re involved in a case. Adjusters know that we have no patience for games or charades, which means a more straightforward path to a full and fair financial recovery for injury victims like you.
When you hire our experienced legal team to represent you, we will:
- Handle all aspects of your legal claim from start to finish, while offering legal advice and keeping you fully informed along the way
- Coordinate an exhaustive investigation into the circumstances of your accident
- Work closely with leading accident and injury experts as we analyze, build, and value your claim
- Limit the effectiveness of adjuster tactics, such as applying pressure to accept a lowball offer or attempting to blame you for getting hurt
- Help you make the hard decisions, like whether it’s in your best interest to accept a settlement deal or if it’s better to have our Board Certified litigators try your case before a jury
Our goal is to help you get back on your feet and rebuild your life. Let us put 65+ years of experience and our expertise as Board Certified litigators to work for you. Give us a call and schedule your free consultation today.
We’re Board Certified in Civil Trial Law – And That Matters
Medical bills, lost wages, the sizable impact pain and suffering has on your life. All of these can be compensated through a personal injury claim. So, there’s a lot at stake. The attorney and law firm you choose to represent your interests are critical. That’s why you should look no further than Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers.
In addition to being AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Mark Roman and Morgan Gaynor are Board Certified in Civil Trial law by the Florida Bar Association. This is something less than 2 percent of attorneys in the state of Florida can say.
Simply put – this means our attorneys can honestly say they are experts and specialists in personal injury law.
We know Florida injury law inside and out. We know the rules and procedures that will affect your case. We know the adversaries you’ll likely be up against, and, better yet, we know how to win when we take them head-on.
When you have Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers in your corner, you’ll put yourself on another level. You won’t just level the playing field – you can tip the scales of justice in your favor.
Contact our law offices in Clearwater, Tampa or New Port Richey, FL to learn more about how our Palm Harbor personal injury attorneys can help you navigate your personal injury case. Our team is standing by to take your call 24/7/365.
How Common Are Accidents in Palm Harbor, FL?
Palm Harbor is best known for beaches and golf. It’s home to roughly 68,000 people, but that doesn’t truly reflect the city’s population. Thousands more pour into the town to visit every year to dine, soak up the sun, and hit the links.
For that reason, it’s not surprising that Palm Harbor has fairly busy roads. Traffic can be problematic, and that inevitably leads to auto accidents.
And, keep in mind, motor vehicle accidents aren’t the only cause of injury and death in Palm Harbor. Every year, residents, workers, and tourists in Palm Harbor get hurt for a multitude of reasons.
Palm Harbor Personal Injury Practice Areas
Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers is proud to represent clients in all personal injury matters in Palm Harbor, FL. Contact our law firm for assistance if you or a loved one have been injured as a result of:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Uber and Lyft accidents
- Mass transit accidents
- Boating accidents
- Construction accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Defective products
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Slip and fall accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Other premises liability matters
- And more
No case is too big, too complex, or too challenging for our accomplished legal team. Since 1996, we’ve taken on some of the toughest injury cases in Florida and won big for our clients. Give our law office a call to find out how we can help you in your time of need, too.
How Do I Know If I Have a Personal Injury Case?
Personal injury claims arise when one person (the plaintiff) suffers an injury through little-to-no fault of their own. Rather, the actions of a third person (the defendant) create circumstances that put the plaintiff in harm’s way.
Most personal injury cases are based on negligence. Negligence means that the defendant owed you a duty of care, but breached it in some way. As a direct and proximate result, you have suffered injuries.
However, not all personal injury cases involve negligence. Sometimes a case arises, even in situations where a defendant exercises extreme care and caution. This can occur when the law states that a defendant can be strictly liable for injuries that happen on their watch. Most often, strict liability involves product liability and premises liability matters.
The best way to know if you have a personal injury case is by taking advantage of a free consultation with one of our Palm Harbor personal injury lawyers. When you sit down with our team, we’ll carefully review the circumstances of your case. We’ll listen closely to your side of the story – and ask questions, too. At the close of the consultation, we’ll provide you with a candid assessment of your legal options, including whether or not you have a case and how strong it might be.
What is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
Every case is different. Accident scenarios and victims are never exactly the same. So, it’s hard to say what your case is worth without considering the following:
- The type of injuries you’ve sustained, and how serious they are
- How much medical care and treatment you’ll require- now and in the future
- How your injury affects your ability to work and provide for yourself and your family
- If personal property was damaged in your accident, and to what degree
- How the trauma of the accident and your resulting injuries affect your ability to participate in and enjoy your life
These are just a few things that can influence the value of a personal injury claim. Generally, the more serious the resulting injuries and the more debilitating the suffering, the more a case is worth.
Rest assured that Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers will enlist the aid of accident and injury experts as we navigate the valuation process. Medical professionals, psychologists, forensic specialists, rehabilitative specialists, and other professionals can offer invaluable insight into the extent and degree of your injuries and suffering. The better we can appreciate your injuries and the toll an accident takes on your life, the better prepared we can be to advocate for maximum compensation on your behalf.
Damages Available to Palm Harbor, FL Injury Victims
In Florida, accident victims are generally able to seek compensation for both economic and non-economic damages. In limited cases, punitive (or exemplary) damages can also be awarded.
What Are Economic Damages?
Economic damages are awarded to compensate a victim for the verifiable financial costs of an accident. This can include awards for both current out-of-pock costs and projected future expenses and/or losses.
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages and income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Funeral and burial expenses
Recovering economic damages should make you financially whole.
What Are Non-Economic Damages?
Non-economic damages are awarded to compensate a victim for consequences of an accident that aren’t easily valued in terms of money. These consequences don’t necessarily come with a price tag or generate an invoice. Rather, these damages are awarded for fallout that is very personal and subjective.
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress, including PTSD and depression
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of limb, disfigurement, scarring
The value of non-economic awards is almost always contested. Insurance companies will want to downplay your struggles and, in turn, minimize your payout. Our lawyers will be prepared to back up our demands for non-economic damages with evidence and the support of respected experts.
What Are Punitive Damages?
Punitive damages – which are also known as exemplary damages – are separate and distinct from other awards. These are reserved for the sole purpose of punishing the defendant for their conduct. In fact, punitive damages can only be awarded when there is clear and convincing evidence of intentional misconduct or gross negligence.
In Florida, punitive damages are subject to a statutory cap. Awards cannot exceed $500,000 or three times the amount of related compensatory (economic and non-economic) damages, whichever is greater.
How Sharing Fault Can Affect Your Palm Harbor Injury Case
Florida operates under a modified comparative fault system. This means that liability for an accident is divided up and shared by everyone who contributes. You can recover compensation from your insurance company or other parties as long as your share of fault doesn’t exceed 50%.
However, sharing 50% or less fault will directly affect your monetary award. Damages will be reduced in proportion to your share of the blame. If you’re allocated 30 percent fault, your take-home award will be reduced by 30 percent. If you’re allocated 51 percent or more fault, you cannot take home anything.
Insurance companies love to use this rule to their advantage. Expect to be blamed for the accident that’s caused your injuries. We will stand up and defend you vigorously, working to disprove the allegations or minimize your role. The less fault you share, the more money you can potentially walk away with when your case is resolved.
Accidents in Palm Harbor, FL Can Cause Debilitating, Catastrophic Injuries
Whether you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident or slipped and fell on a golf course, the results can be devastating. At Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers, we represent clients who have suffered severe and debilitating injuries in accidents in Palm Harbor, Florida.
Call us for help if, as a result of an accident, you’ve suffered:
- Chest injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Neck and back injury
- Knee and leg injury
- Eye injury
- Other catastrophic injuries.
Our law firm also represents family members in wrongful death matters after fatal accidents in Palm Harbor. If you’ve lost a loved one in a tragic and avoidable accident, give our compassionate team a call. We’ll help you get through this difficult time as best we can.
Act Now – You’ll Have a Limited Time to Assert Your Rights
There are a lot of different statutes that will ultimately affect your personal injury case. One is a statute of limitations, which effectively restricts the amount of time in which you can file a civil lawsuit and demand compensation.
In Florida, most personal injury lawsuits are subject to a two-year statute of limitations. This time frame used to be four years, but Florida’s personal injury laws were revised on March 24, 2023. If your Palm Harbor accident occurred after that date, you must take legal action within two years.
Don’t let your right to file a lawsuit disappear because of a procedural technicality. Two years might seem like a lot of time, but it can fly by before you know it. And, getting a head-start on your claim can be really important and set you up to secure a full financial award. The longer you wait to get started, the more likely it is that evidence will disappear or become unreliable.
You Don’t Pay Unless We Win
The costs of an unexpected accident can be overwhelming. Hiring an attorney in Palm Harbor to help you pursue compensation that’s rightfully yours shouldn’t add to your stress. That’s why Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers represents clients on a contingency basis.
No win, no fee – that’s our guarantee.
Here’s how it works. You hire our law firm to handle your personal injury case on your behalf. That includes requests for insurance benefits (from your provider or a third party insurer), claims for workers’ compensation benefits, and civil injury lawsuits. We assume the risk in the pursuit of compensation, which including fronting the costs necessary to investigate, build, and litigate your claim.
We recover a pre-agreed-upon percentage of your net award when we negotiate a settlement or win a verdict in your favor at trial. It’s that simple.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Palm Harbor Personal Injury Lawyers
Were you recently injured in an accident in Palm Harbor, Florida? Don’t let those responsible for your injuries walk away without consequence. Call Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers and enlist the help of our Palm Harbor personal injury lawyers. With more than 75 years of experience and $100 Million (and counting) recovered, we know what it takes to win. We’ll work tirelessly to help you secure a full and fair compensatory award for the harm you’ve suffered.
We offer a free case evaluation, so there’s absolutely no obligation or risk in discussing your legal options with our team. Give us a call to get started today.
Areas We Serve in Palm Harbor
Ozona, Crystal Beach, Westlake Village, Fox Chase, Cobbs Landing,Highland Lakes, Carrington Patio, Cinnamon Hills, Lake St. George, Indian Trails,Beacon Groves,Wedgewood Of Palm Harbor, Baywood Village, Landmark Oaks, Crystal Bay Travel Park, Village Of Woodland Hills, Cloverplace, The Oaks At Countryside, Patty Ann Acres, Eniswood, Seaside Sanctuary, Hidden Meadow, Point Seaside, Gleneagles, Lake Valencia, The Enclave At Gleneagles, Franklin Square, Harbor Hills Of Palm Harbor, Dove Hollow, Courtyards, Manning Oaks, Cove Springs, Hammocks Of Palm Harbor, Curlew, Sage Oaks, Cypress Pointe, Cinnamon Hills, Countryside Palms, Ozona Trail, Harbor Lakes, Rustic Oaks, Countrybrook, Sutton Place, Hidden Lakes, Wexford Leas, Carrington Patio, Alderman Ridge, The Courtyards, Countryside Imperial, Oak Trail, Glenbrook Estates, Hamlet At Bentley Park.