Tampa Personal Injury Attorney
As a personal injury law firm, Moore Law limits its practice to helping injury victims recover compensation from the party responsible for causing their injuries. Responsible parties may include, for example, a negligent car or truck driver, the owner of a grocery store or shopping center, a product manufacturer, or a school district charged with the care and supervision of children. With 25 years of experience, Tampa personal injury attorney Eric Moore leads his team in providing close personal attention to clients while taking on the largest insurance companies, corporations or government entities and holding them accountable for the harm they have caused through their negligence. Count on Moore Law for aggressive and diligent representation in your Tampa personal injury matter. Our firm is ready to hear your Tampa injury claim, including:
- Car Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Catastrophic Injury
- Dog & Animal Bites
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Product Liability
- School Injury
- Slip & Fall
- Truck Accidents
- Uber & Lyft Accidents
- Wrongful Death
What Is Personal Injury?
Personal injury law recognizes that when people get hurt because of the negligence or misconduct of others, the person (or business) who caused the injury is responsible to compensate the injured party for the harm done to them. The proper way to hold a negligent party accountable under the law is through an award of money damages. Money damages should be used to compensate as much as possible for every aspect of the injury. This includes:
- Medical expenses, including hospital bills, doctor visits, physical therapy, medications, health aides, and any other medical costs that have been incurred or can be expected to be incurred in the future because of the accident
- Lost wages or income for the time the victim was out of work due to receiving medical care and rehabilitation. If the injury left the victim unable to work or only able to work at a diminished capacity or pay rate, the defendant should be liable for these losses as well.
- Pain and suffering, emotional distress, mental anguish, or the loss in quality of life brought about by the accident. The psychological trauma of scarring or disfigurement can also be compensated. Spouses might bring a claim for loss of consortium if they can no longer be intimate because of the injury.
How Can Moore Law Help Me With My Tampa Injury Claim?
The burden falls on the personal injury victim (the plaintiff) to prove that the other party (the defendant) is responsible for the harm done. The plaintiff must be ready to prove every element of a negligence case by a preponderance of the evidence, meaning a judge or jury finds the evidence weighs more heavily in favor of the plaintiff than the defendant. The elements of a personal injury claim which must be proven are duty, breach, causation and damages.
The first element of a personal injury negligence case is that the defendant owed some duty to the plaintiff. Motor vehicle drivers owe a duty to other drivers on the road, as well as pedestrians and bicyclists, to drive with care and attention and a reasonable amount of skill. Property owners owe a duty to keep their premises safely maintained for customers, delivery persons or others lawfully on their property. Dog owners have a duty to keep their animals from attacking people. Schools have a special duty to the children in their care.
The duty of care must have been broken or breached in some way. This is what is known as negligence. Failing to drive safely, pay attention, maintain the premises, keep a dog on a leash, or supervise children on the playground are all examples where a duty has been breached.
The defendant’s breach of duty (negligence) must be the cause of the plaintiff’s injury. This sounds simple enough, but causation is actually a complex legal term. The person’s negligence must be both the “cause in fact” and the “legal cause” of the damage. Sometimes, other actions or events intervene or supersede the defendant’s negligence. If complicated causation issues exist in your case, an experienced personal injury lawyer will be needed to analyze the issue develop a strategy to prove your case.
Damages can include property damage to your car or your belongings inside the vehicle, as well as any personal injury. In most cases, courts will not recognize emotional or psychological injuries without an accompanying physical injury as well. All the damages discussed above can be recovered in a successful personal injury case. You must be able to prove these injuries exist and resulted from the accident.
Moore Law starts preparing your case from the outset so we have the facts and are ready to prove your case in court. Armed with the evidence and strong legal arguments, we are in a position to negotiate a full settlement from the other party or their insurance company. If we can’t get a fair deal, we’ll be prepared to go to court and take your case to a jury. We don’t stop fighting until we’ve done all we can to get you the best result and the most compensation that you need and deserve after being harmed by another’s negligent act.
Call Moore Law for Legal Help With a Tampa Personal Injury Claim
For help with a personal injury claim in Tampa, call Moore Law at 813-510-5400 for a free case evaluation. There is no fee unless our Tampa personal injury attorneys are successful in recovering compensation for you.