Tampa Personal Injury Attorneys

Have you been injured in a car accident in Tampa, FL? If you were hurt due to someone else’s negligence, you may have the right to pursue compensation to cover the costs of your medical care, make up for lost wages, and ease your pain and suffering.

The experienced Tampa personal injury attorneys with Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers are here to help you fight to maximize your monetary settlement or award while you focus on your recovery.

Since 1996, our personal injury law firm has been an ally to accident victims just like you, having recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and awards.

When you hire Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers, you’ll have five decades of combined experience and the expertise of a Board Certified specialist in your corner. We’ll put the full force of our firm, resources, and skills behind you as we fight to get the results and justice you deserve, too.

You probably have a lot on your mind. Fortunately, we extend a free consultation to all prospective clients. Reach out to our law offices in Tampa, Florida, today to arrange a time to discuss your legal options by calling (813) 686-7588. We’re always standing by to help  – 24, 7, 365.

Why Should I Hire Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers To Handle My Tampa Injury Case?

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The attorney you choose to represent your interests can have a profound impact on how your injury case in TampaFlorida, is ultimately resolved. It can be the difference between a mediocre settlement and a life-changing jury award.

At our law firm, our founding attorney Mark Roman is Board Certified in civil litigation by the Florida Bar. Board Certification matters. Only those attorneys who have a superior working knowledge of Florida personal injury law and who have repeatedly demonstrated an ability to win in the courtroom receive this prestigious designation. 

Mark Roman is among the less than 2% of attorneys in the Sunshine State who can note themselves as experts and specialists in this field of law.

This helps to set us apart – and it’s what you need when you’re going up against huge corporations, strategic insurance companies, hospitals, employers, and other adversaries with deep pockets.

Some of our most notable awards and achievements include:

  • AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell
  • AVVO Rating 10
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum®
  • Tampa Bay’s Top Trial Lawyers
  • Top 50 US Verdicts – State of Florida
  • BBB A+ Rating
  • Lawyers of Distinction

We’re well-known and respected in the legal community and are held in high regard by the adversaries you’ll face. With us in your corner, you can rest assured that you’ll have the best opportunity to walk away with a full compensatory award.

Why Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Why Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

Even after our fee is taken out, you’ll likely come out ahead in terms of your recovery by hiring a personal injury attorney. Having legal representation can elevate your case in many different ways, including:

  • Investigating your accident to gather evidence and identify liable parties
  • Calculate the value of your damages
  • Work with experts to establish the cause of your accident and prove every loss you’ve incurred
  • Handle all negotiations with the insurance company so they don’t try to lowball you
  • Take your case to court to maximize the value of your claim (if necessary).

Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you protect your rights so you won’t lose out on compensation due to mistakes you make during the claims process. Reach out to our attorneys to schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss how we can help.

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Personal Injury FAQs

Do I Have a Personal Injury Claim?

Not all injuries and accidents result in a personal injury case. Likewise, not all will justify the time and expense to pursue an injury claim. You can gauge whether you have an injury case by asking the following:

  • Were you seriously injured?
  • Was someone else responsible?
  • Do you have expenses after the accident, such as medical bills or lost wages?
  • Do you have non-economic losses like pain and suffering or emotional distress?

If you answered yes to these questions, you likely have a claim. The best way to make sure you have a case is to consult an experienced attorney. Roman Austin would be proud to examine your case and explain your rights and options.

How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Tampa Personal Injury Attorney?

Most Florida personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. That means they charge nothing upfront. They will only charge you for the representation if they recover compensation for you through a settlement or verdict. If they fail to recover compensation for you, you won’t pay them any money.

Most personal injury attorneys in Tampa also offer no-charge consultations to prospective clients. Therefore, with the contingency fee system, the risks in hiring legal help for your case are minimal.

How Much Money Can I Get for My Tampa Personal Injury Case?

It depends. The value of your case depends on many different factors. Those factors are unique to you, and no other previous case provides a perfect example of what you can get. The money you can get for your injury claim will depend on the following:

  • The extent of your medical costs
  • The amount of work you’ve had to miss
  • Whether you’ve endured pain and suffering
  • Available insurance coverages
  • Whether you shared fault for the accident
  • The strength of your evidence

The quickest way to get an idea of the value of your claim is to consult us. Our legal team can record and calculate all your damages, bringing in experts when necessary. We would be happy to help you figure out your case’s worth.

How Much Time Do I Have To File a Lawsuit in Florida?

The statute of limitations sets a deadline to file a Florida personal injury lawsuit against another party. For most negligence-based cases, you have two years from the injury date to take legal action. A court will likely dismiss your case if you fail to file your lawsuit within the applicable time frame.

There may be exceptions to the general two-year deadline, meaning you could have less (or more) time to act. Therefore, it’s crucial to speak with a qualified attorney to protect your right to compensation.

Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Car Accidents

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There are roughly 79 car accidents daily in Tampa and across Hillsborough County, FL. Following these accidents, insurance companies routinely make it difficult to secure benefits.

Having our car accident attorneys stand beside you as you fight these huge corporations can level the playing field and even tip the odds of a win in your favor.

Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can change your life. Some people struggle with long-term consequences for the rest of their lives. Even if your injury is only temporary, you shouldn’t underestimate the costs.

If your injury was caused due to someone else’s negligence, you deserve to be compensated for medical bills, your loss of income, and suffering. Reach out to our brain injury attorneys in Tampa, FL, for help today.

Bicycle Accidents

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Often, distracted, drunk, and aggressive drivers cause devastating bike accidents, and the insurance company may do anything it can to reduce its liability for your claim.

When that’s the case, our bicycle accident attorneys in Tampa, FL, will help you hold them fully responsible for the injuries and suffering they’ve inflicted.

Wrongful Death

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Under Florida law, family members can potentially be compensated for the economic losses and emotional suffering they go through when a loved one dies unexpectedly.

Our Tampa, FL, wrongful death attorneys will take care of all aspects of your case and fight to maximize your compensation.

Slip & Fall Accidents

If you get hurt on someone else’s property, you could potentially be entitled to compensation. It’s important to report the accident and speak with a premises liability attorney immediately. The owner might try to fix whatever caused you to get hurt – erasing critical evidence in the process. Our slip & fall attorneys in Tampa, FL, can coordinate a prompt investigation into your accident and begin to build a strong injury claim proving fault on your behalf right away.

Motorcycle Accidents

motorcycle accident

When a motorcyclist is involved in an auto accident in Tampa, it’s common for them to suffer severe and life-threatening injuries, such as amputations, debilitating burns, and damage to the spinal cord.

These injuries can leave a rider with permanent disabilities and medical bills that, over a lifetime, can easily exceed seven figures.

If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle crash and another motorist is to blame, they must be held accountable. Our motorcycle accident attorneys in Tampa, FL, have the resources and skill needed to help you secure an award that reflects your present and future costs.

Truck Accidents

Truck accident

When a large truck is involved in a motor vehicle accident, the fallout can be catastrophic – especially for occupants of smaller vehicles. You may have multiple legal options, including filing a claim against the insurance provider for the trucking corporation itself.

Our Tampa truck accident attorneys are prepared to help you hold the negligent truck driver and their trucking company accountable if you or a loved one get hurt.

Uber & Lyft Accidents

Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft make it easy to get around. However, easy isn’t always safe. Rideshare drivers tend to be distracted, which puts passengers and others on the road at risk.

And, for Uber & Lyft accident victims, securing compensation and getting the at-fault party to pay can be tough. Fortunately, our Lyft accident attorneys know how to cut through the red tape and navigate the complexities that these types of car accident cases tend to pose.

Pedestrian Accidents

Accidents between cars and a pedestrian often result in severe injuries for the pedestrian. If you were hurt due to a negligent driver, contact our pedestrian accident attorneys to discuss your case.

And More

Roman Austin is proud to offer premier legal representation in cases involving medical malpractice, pedestrian accidents, boat accidents, product liability matters, nursing home abuse and neglect, workplace accidents and claims for workers’ compensation benefits, and more. To discuss your legal rights and options after an accident in Tampa, Florida, reach out to our attorneys for a no-charge case assessment.

Common Injuries in Personal Injury Lawsuits

Tampa personal injury lawsuits arise out of various accidents and injuries. Common injuries include the following:  

Seek medical assistance immediately if you are injured in an accident. Delaying or refusing treatment can negatively impact your injuries and a subsequent claim. 

Your medical bills, medical records, and photos of visible injuries can be used as evidence to strengthen the validity of your claim. 

How to Prove a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Most personal injury claims revolve around negligence. Negligence means that a person failed to act reasonably and injured another person.In order to have a successful negligence claim, you must prove four elements:

  • Duty – You must show that the defendant owed you a duty of care. Duties typically arise from the law or from a special relationship between the parties.
  • Breach of Duty – You must prove that the defendant breached their duty. You will do this by showing they failed to act like a reasonable person in the circumstances leading up to your accident or injury.
  • Causation – You will have to establish that the defendant’s breach caused your accident. You must prove that your injuries wouldn’t have happened had it not been for the defendant’s conduct. You will also have to show your injuries were foreseeable.
  • Damages – You must show you suffered damages related to your injury.

You must prove each element to win your case. If you fail to prove just one, you won’t be able to obtain any compensation. This highlights the importance of having a skilled attorney on your side. Reach out to our legal team for help proving negligence and getting justice in your case.

What If I’m Partly At Fault For My Accident?

Florida is a modified comparative negligence state. This means that you can recover compensation even if you were partially to blame for your personal injury. You can still recover damages if you are less than 51% at fault for your injuries. However, your compensation will be reduced in proportion to your amount of fault. 

You will be barred from recovering compensation if you are more than 50% at fault for your injuries. A skilled Tampa personal injury attorney can help you combat allegations that you contributed to your injuries. 

What To Do After an Unexpected Injury

What to Do After an Unexpected Injury

Accidents are unexpected and can drastically affect your daily life. Understanding what to do after an accident occurs can help make this challenging time more manageable. 

Take the following steps after an accident: 

  • Get medical attention 
  • Dial 911 and obtain an accident report 
  • Exchange insurance details and contact information 
  • Take photos and videos of the accident scene and injuries 
  • Gather statements from witnesses 
  • Notify the insurance provider of the accident
  • Consult our Tampa personal injury lawyers

You should never admit fault while at the accident scene or when speaking to an insurance adjuster. Do not agree to provide a recorded statement for the insurance company, as your words can be used against you to deny your claim. 

You can avoid making crucial missteps after an unexpected injury by contacting our law firm immediately. 

What Neighborhoods in Tampa Does Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers Serve?

We serve all neighborhoods in and around Tampa, including:

  • Bay Crest Park (33615)
  • Brandon (33508, 33509, 33510, 33511)
  • Rocky Creek (33615)
  • Rocky Point (33607, 33615)
  • South Nebraska (33602, 33605)
  • Town ‘N’ Country (33607, 33615, 33634)
  • University Square (33612)
  • Ybor City (33675)
  • Downtown (33602)
  • University Of Tampa (33606)
  • South Tampa (33606)
  • Hyde Park (33606)
  • Tampa Palms (33559, 33592, 33613, 33617, 33637, and 33647)
  • MacDill Air Force Base (33621)
  • Davis Islands (33606)
  • Seminole Heights (33604)
  • Bayshore Beautiful (33611 and 33629)
  • Palma Ceia (33629)
  • Tampa Heights (33602)
  • Lowry Park Central (33604)
  • West Tampa (33607)
  • North Tampa (33612)
  • K-Bar Ranch (33647)

Contact a Tampa Personal Injury Attorney at Roman Austin Today

Contact Our Tampa Personal Injury Attorneys Ready to Help You

You didn’t plan on getting into an accident. Someone else was careless, and now you’re struggling with a painful injury and faced with a financial catastrophe. Don’t let those responsible for your injuries off the hook.

Get in touch with our experienced personal injury attorneys so that we can demand the compensation you rightfully deserve.

We’ll conduct an investigation, deal with insurance companies, and fight to secure a full and fair compensation award on your behalf. When it comes time to make the tough choices – like whether to accept a settlement offer or take your case to a jury – we’ll be there to guide you every step of the way.

To learn more, please reach out to our law office in Tampa, Florida, to speak with a member of our compassionate legal team. We’ll gladly arrange a consultation at no cost, at a time that’s convenient for you.