New Port Richey Personal Injury Lawyer

April 25, 2024 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman
  • Matthew A. Dolman, Attorney
    Were you injured in a crash in New Port Richey?
  • Were you struck by a vehicle while riding a motorcycle on Grand Boulevard and now you're facing catastrophic injuries?
  • Did you slip and fall on a wet floor at Southgate Shopping Center because someone ignored a spill?

No matter how your injury occurred, if someone else is at fault, you deserve a New Port Richey personal injury lawyer who will fight for your right to receive compensation from whoever was responsible. When you are looking for a New Port Richey law firm near you with the experience and resources necessary to tackle even the most complex personal injury claims, turn to the injury lawyers at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA.

Accident Victims Partner With Our New Port Richey Personal Injury Lawyers for Millions of Reasons

Why Should You Partner With a New Port Richey Injury Lawyer at Dolman Law Group

When you have suffered a serious injury and financial loss, you deserve a personal injury lawyer with the experience, dedication, and tenacity to fight for the compensation you deserve. At Dolman Law Group, our award-winning personal injury attorneys are proud of the successful outcomes we have achieved for our accident injury victims and their families.

Here are a few of the personal injury claims we have resolved for our clients:

  • $6.75 million jury verdict that included punitive damages in a personal injury lawsuit
  • $5 million for a car accident victim with extensive burn injuries
  • $3.85 million for a truck accident victim who suffered brain injuries
  • $3.2 million for another crash victim struck by a truck who suffered a brain injury
  • $1.75 million for our client who was in a car accident on I-275 and suffered a shoulder injury
  • $1.58 million for a client whose car accident caused a spinal cord injury

*This is just a small sample of our personal injury accident results at Dolman Law Group. We have successfully resolved over 230 cases for more than $500,000.00 each and 19 cases for over $1 million.

New Port Richey, Florida

While past success never guarantees future results, you can rest a bit easier knowing you have a team of highly experienced personal injury lawyers handling your case.

Our New Port Richey law firm is conveniently located at 5924 Main Street, just across the street from the New Port Richey Public Library and a couple of blocks from Orange Lake and Sims Park. We offer free consultations to better serve our injured clients and can meet you in your home, office, hospital room, or virtually if that works best for you.

For more information, call the New Port Richey personal injury lawyers at Dolman Law Group today at (727) 477-9660 or 833-55-Crash. Check out our client reviews from all of our office locations, especially our Clearwater office, which was our very first location.

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Our New Port Richey Personal Injury Attorneys Handle All Types of Accident Situations

What Types of Claims Do Our New Port Richey Personal Injury Attorneys Handle?

Accidents that cause personal injuries come in many different forms. We handle all kinds of accident scenarios in New Port Richey, including the following types of accidents:

If you don't see your specific type of accident on this list, give us a call. Chances are good that we can still help you, or we can suggest a different solution for your situation.

What are the Most Common New Port Richey Personal Injury Claims We Handle?

While people are injured every day in our area, certain types of accidents are more common. We can help resolve all of these familiar incidents and more.

Motor vehicle accidents

We handle a wide array of motor vehicle accidents, including:

  • Head-on collisions,
  • T-bone car wrecks,
  • Rear-end car accidents,
  • Drunk or drugged driving crashes,
  • Rideshare accidents (Uber or Lyft),
  • Distracted driving/texting and driving, and
  • Overly aggressive driving

In total, Dolman Law Group has successfully handled over 5,000 auto accident cases throughout Florida.

Truck accidents

The biggest mistake a truck collision injury victim can make is retaining a lawyer who lacks significant experience handling commercial vehicle accident or semi-truck accident claims. We have seen many "veteran" lawyers handling an 18-wheeler case in much the same manner as a typical car accident. They are doing a disservice to their clients.

Truckers and the companies who employ them are governed by Federal Statute, including hours of service (HOS) rules. HOS regulations govern the length of time a driver may operate a truck during a single stretch without a break, the required amount of time between shifts, and the number of hours a driver may operate a semi-truck during a single week.

Make sure your lawyer is intimately familiar with the laws and regulations that govern commercial truck operators. Our goal is to immediately begin investigating the wreck and secure black box data while inspecting the truck before repairs. Black box data paints a clear picture of how the truck was being operated at the time of the collision. As of date, our law firm has handled over 500 trucking accident claims and lawsuits.

Motorcycle accidents

Experience dictates that insurance carriers often apply an unfair bias against bikers. Further, motorcycle accident cases tend to be more difficult as personal injury protection (PIP coverage) does not apply to motorcyclists.

As a result, until a case is resolved, a motorcyclist is basically without insurance. They must retain a personal injury attorney with the requisite skill to resolve their motorcycle accidents for enough money to cover any medical bills incurred during the case, let alone compensation for other losses.

Our team can investigate the accident scene immediately, obtain witness statements, and secure any existing evidence. We routinely retain the best experts to help us build solid motorcycle accident claims and lawsuits.

Slips, trips, and falls

A majority of our premises liability/slip and fall accident claims are against negligent land owners (or owners of the premises) who knew about a potential hazard or danger but failed to fix the issue before someone is injured as a result. Some of our cases focus on property owners not following building codes, which can be evidence of negligence. We also handle negligent security cases against property/premises owners who fail to provide security to protect others from a known danger, for example, failing to have adequate lighting at an apartment complex or not having the proper security personnel at a premise known to be frequented by criminals and criminal activity.

Neck and back injuries

We have experience handling a wide variety of neck and back issues (the most common injuries following a car wreck). We have successfully litigated claims where our client underwent anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF), posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF), disc decompression, corpectomy, laminectomy, kyphoplasty, foraminotomy, an implant of a spine stimulator, radio-frequency ablation (rhizotomy), and epidural steroidal injection among other medical procedures.

Wrongful death

Our compassionate team has handled over three hundred wrongful death claims and lawsuits. Following the death of a loved one, hiring a wrongful death attorney may not be the biggest priority. However, time is of the essence as evidence can be lost, witnesses forget pertinent facts, and there is also a statute of limitations to meet. We have handled wrongful death lawsuits stemming from car accidents, motorcycle or truck accidents, birth injuries, and construction site accidents.

Traumatic brain injuries

Our firm has an extensive history of handling traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) cases. We work hand-in-hand with leading experts, including prominent Neurologists, Neuropsychologists, and Radiologists, to illustrate objective medical documentation of our client's injuries and how it has impacted their quality of life.

Drunk driving accidents

These cases often overlap with car accidents. Unfortunately, we have represented victims who were seriously injured due to the gross negligence of an intoxicated or stoned driver. Driving a vehicle (or motorcycle) while inebriated displays a wanton and willful disregard for the safety of fellow motorists and pedestrians.

Medical malpractice

Some personal injury claims stem from errors and negligent mistakes made by medical providers. Examples of medical malpractice can include:

  • Spinal cord injuries caused by a surgeon during back surgery,
  • Pharmacists providing the wrong medication
  • Doctors who misdiagnose a condition
  • Physicians who fail to diagnose a life-changing condition and
  • Healthcare providers who violate their legal obligation to their patients

If you have suffered physical injuries or a loved one died as a result of medical malpractice, you might have the right to pursue compensation for your losses or bring a wrongful death claim on your behalf.

When it comes to finding an attorney to handle your personal injury claim, you deserve a compassionate and experienced injury attorney by your side every step of the way. Although it is true that every licensed attorney graduated law school, not all personal injury lawyers have spent years gathering the resources, expert witnesses, and experience necessary to resolve your unique personal injury case successfully.

Our New Port Richey Office Location

Dolman Law Group's New Port Richey law office is located at 5924 Main St., New Port Richey, FL 34652

Drop by our office during business hours to speak with an attorney at no cost, or call us at (727) 477-9660 to set up an appointment. We can also visit you at your home or hospital room or conduct a virtual conference if you can't physically make it to our office.

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New Port Richey Accident Statistics

New Port Richey Accident Statistics

The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) maintains reports of traffic accidents that caused injuries or fatalities throughout Florida. New Port Richey is located in Pasco County, and the FLHSMV reported the following accident statistics for the New Port Richey area in one recent year:

  • 7,728 total traffic accidents, resulting in 7,498 injuries and 106 fatalities
  • 262 motorcycle crashes with 13 fatalities
  • 200 pedestrian accidents with 29 fatalities
  • 191 total bicycle accidents with 9 fatalities

The area also reported 1,783 hit-and-run accidents, resulting in 738 injuries and 11 fatalities.

What Types of Personal Injuries Do People Suffer in New Port Richey?

Types of Personal Injuries People Suffer in New Port Richey

People can suffer a wide range of personal injuries in various situations in New Port Richey. These injuries can result from accidents, negligence, intentional acts, and other circumstances. Here are some common types of personal injuries that individuals may experience:

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs):

  • Concussions: Mild traumatic brain injuries caused by impact to the head.
  • Contusions: Brain bruises resulting from head trauma.
  • Penetrating Injuries: Objects penetrating the skull and damaging brain tissue.
  • Diffuse Axonal Injuries: Brain damage due to rotational forces, often seen in car accidents.

Spinal Cord Injuries:

  • Paralysis: Partial or complete loss of sensation and function below the injury site.
  • Quadriplegia: Paralysis affecting all four limbs and the torso.
  • Paraplegia: Paralysis affecting the lower body and legs.

Broken Bones and Fractures:

  • Common in accidents like falls, sports injuries, and car crashes.

Soft Tissue Injuries:

  • Strains: Muscle or tendon injuries from overexertion.
  • Sprains: Ligament injuries from stretching or tearing.


  • First-Degree Burns: Superficial burns affecting the outer layer of skin.
  • Second-Degree Burns: Affecting deeper layers of skin and causing blisters.
  • Third-Degree Burns: Most severe, damaging all layers of skin and potentially underlying tissues.


  • Loss of a limb due to accidents, medical conditions, or surgical procedures.

Internal Organ Injuries:

  • Can result from blunt force trauma, accidents, or medical procedures.

Neck and Back Injuries:

  • Whiplash: Neck injuries due to rapid back-and-forth movement, often seen in car accidents.
  • Herniated Discs: Ruptured spinal discs causing pain and nerve compression.

Joint Injuries:

  • Common in sports and vehicle and fall accidents. Can lead to conditions like dislocations and torn ligaments.

Cuts and Lacerations:

  • Resulting from accidents, falls, and sharp objects.

Eye and Ear Injuries:

  • Trauma, foreign objects, and exposure to harmful substances can cause injuries to these senses.

Soft Tissue Injuries:

  • Contusions (bruises), sprains, and strains can occur due to impact or overexertion.

Electrocution and Electric Shock Injuries:

  • Resulting from contact with electrical currents.

Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSIs):

  • These are injuries due to repetitive movements often associated with workplace activities.

Psychological and Emotional Injuries:

  • Emotional distress, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can result from traumatic events.

These are just a few examples of the types of personal injuries people can suffer. If you've sustained an injury due to someone else's negligence or intentional actions in New Port Richey, it's important to seek medical attention, first and foremost. You also need to consult with a personal injury attorney to understand your rights and options for seeking compensation.

What Should I Do After Suffering Injuries in a New Port Richey Accident?

What Should I Do After Suffering Injuries in a New Port Richey Accident

If you've been injured in an accident, taking appropriate steps can help ensure your safety, protect your health, and preserve your legal rights. Here's a general guideline of what you should do after an accident that has injured you:

  • Prioritize Safety: If you're in danger, move to a safe location if possible. Check yourself and others for injuries and call 911 if medical assistance is needed.
  • Seek Medical Attention: Even if you think your injuries are minor, it's important to seek medical attention promptly. Some injuries may not show symptoms immediately. Follow your doctor's advice for treatment and recovery.
  • Notify Authorities: If the accident involves a motor vehicle, call the police and report the accident. An official accident report can be important for insurance claims and legal proceedings. Also, Florida law requires you to report an accident involving injuries or death or property damage exceeding $500 to authorities.
  • Document the Scene: If it's safe to do so, take photos or videos of the accident scene, including any damage, road conditions, and relevant signs or landmarks. Document injuries, if visible.
  • Exchange Information: If the accident involves other parties, exchange contact information, insurance details, and driver's license information.
  • Obtain Witness Information: If there are witnesses to the accident, obtain their contact information. Their statements may be helpful later on.
  • Notify Your Insurance Company: Contact your insurance company to report the accident and injuries. Provide accurate and detailed information about the incident.
  • Preserve Evidence: Keep copies of medical records, accident reports, photographs, and any other relevant documents.
  • Avoid Admitting Fault: Be cautious about discussing the accident with others, including insurance companies. Avoid admitting fault or apologizing, as this could be used against you.
  • Limit Communication: Be careful when discussing the accident on social media or with others. Insurance companies might use your statements against you.
  • Follow Medical Instructions: Adhere to your doctor's advice for treatment, medications, and follow-up appointments.
  • Consult an Attorney: If the accident was caused by someone else's negligence, consult a personal injury attorney as soon as you are able. They can help protect your legal rights, assess the potential for compensation, and guide you through the process. A skilled injury lawyer will also ensure you don't miss filing deadlines or the Statute of Limitations.

The specific steps you need to take might vary depending on the type of accident and your location. Regardless, your top priority after receiving treatment for your injuries is to speak with a personal injury attorney for advice tailored to your specific situation.

How Do I Know If I Have a New Port Richey Personal Injury Claim?

How Do You Know If You Have a New Port Richey Personal Injury Claim

To recover for your injury-related losses, you must sufficiently prove that another party acted negligently and that you incurred damages. This involves much more than simply establishing who thinks the other side is wrong. Instead, you must present detailed evidence to support your claim. Our dedicated injury lawyers know how to gather important evidence and build a strong case to help you receive the compensation you need to recover from your injuries.

Specifically, your evidence must show the following legal elements:

  1. The negligent party owed you a duty of care. For instance, drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner. Likewise, property owners have a duty to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition for the safety of their visitors and guests.
  2. The party breached that duty and caused your injuries. When someone breaches their duty of care, they do something (or fail to do something) that caused or could have prevented the injury. For example, a person who was texting and driving breached their duty to drive safely and cautiously because if they had not texted, there would have been no motor vehicle accident. Similarly, a property owner who allowed a dangerous condition to exist (for example, a leaking pipe that created a puddle in the main walkway) breached their duty to keep their property safe. If the owner had repaired the pipe, there would have been no puddle and, thus, no slip-and-fall.
  3. You suffered losses as a result. Finally, you must prove that you incurred losses as a result of the accident. It is not enough that someone had a duty of care, breached that duty of care, and an accident occurred; you must also prove that damages and losses resulted from that accident. Your losses may include medical bills, lost wages and future earning capacity, lost benefits, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, physical pain and suffering, and more.

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Each one of these elements presents specific legal principles and standards. A seemingly simple matter can quickly become complicated, so you always want an injury attorney handling your case who fully understands the law and how it applies to your individual case.

Also, there are often multiple theories of negligence or multiple parties at fault, and no insurance company or defendant is going to offer up this information. Retaining an attorney who can recognize these theories can greatly increase your compensation, ensuring that every loss is fully recovered.

New Port Richey Personal Injury Cases Require Extensive Resources

New Port Richey Personal injury case

To prove negligence against another individual, a manufacturer, or a property owner, you must present evidence to the court. Gathering relevant evidence of negligence can be a challenging task and, in many situations, can require a significant amount of time, energy, and resources. We invest in the retention of experts to illustrate the value of each claim. Fortunately for injured victims in the New Port Richey area, the injury attorneys at the Dolman Law Group have the necessary resources to conduct a thorough investigation. While we gather the necessary evidence to win your case, you can focus on your physical and mental recovery.

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Some examples of evidence that may be used in a New Port Richey personal injury case are:

  • Witness statements
  • Police reports
  • Video Footage
  • Cell phone records
  • Vehicle maintenance records
  • Photographs
  • Expert analysis of the accident scene
  • Medical records
  • Expert testimony about the severity of injuries
  • Testimony from economic experts

As you can imagine, many injured victims do not know how to gather these types of evidence or retain expert witnesses. This is why hiring a qualified personal injury lawyer is key. At Dolman Law Group, we have spent years creating a network of experts who are standing by to help with your personal injury claim. Employing these resources, along with gathering the right evidence early, gives you the best chance of receiving the greatest possible recovery in your case.

How Much Is My New Port Richey Personal Injury Claim Worth?

How Much Is My New Port Richey Personal Injury Claim Worth

Recovering from an injury caused by someone else's negligence can take its toll on accident victims and their families. It is physically, emotionally, and financially taxing. Just the medical costs of treating your injury can be extremely expensive, and that doesn’t include the many other costs involved. For example, many accident victims must take time off work to recover, which means lost wages and benefits. With catastrophic injuries, some patients need physical therapy, modifications to their homes, and special accommodations, which lead to extensive future medical expenses.

In addition to these financial costs, as an injured party, you may experience stress, emotional distress, and mental strain.

You deserve to be compensated for all costs associated with your injury that someone else caused. While it's impossible to tell exactly how much compensation you will receive, you can trust the attorneys at Dolman Law Group to carefully evaluate your claim and calculate the compensation you need to cover the total costs of your injuries and losses.

That said, several factors can influence the amount of compensation you might receive in a personal injury case. Each case is unique, and the following factors can impact the compensation you're awarded or the settlement you negotiate:

  1. Severity of Injuries: The extent and severity of your injuries play a significant role. More severe injuries that lead to long-lasting or permanent impairments generally result in higher compensation.
  2. Medical Expenses: The total cost of your medical treatment, including hospital bills, surgeries, medications, therapy, and ongoing care, can impact your compensation.
  3. Lost Wages and Income: If your injuries prevent you from working, you can seek compensation for lost wages and future earning potential.
  4. Pain and Suffering: This includes physical pain, emotional distress, anxiety, and other forms of suffering caused by the accident and your injuries.
  5. Property Damage: If your personal property was damaged in the accident (e.g., a car in a car accident), you can seek compensation for repair or replacement costs.
  6. Disability and Impairment: Compensation might be higher if your injuries result in long-term disability or significant impairment that affects your quality of life.
  7. Impact on Daily Life: The extent to which your injuries affect your ability to perform daily tasks, enjoy hobbies, and maintain relationships can influence compensation.
  8. Negligence and Liability: The level of fault attributed to the other party affects compensation. In cases of shared fault, your compensation might be reduced based on your degree of negligence.
  9. Available Insurance Coverage: Compensation is often limited by the at-fault party's insurance policy limits. If they have minimal coverage, it could impact the potential payout.
  10. Pre-Existing Conditions: If you had pre-existing medical conditions, they might affect the compensation calculation, as the responsible party might argue that some of your injuries were not solely caused by the accident.
  11. Duration of Recovery: The time it takes for you to recover and the impact of your injuries on your future health and well-being can influence compensation.
  12. Legal and Court Costs: The costs associated with pursuing legal action, including attorney fees, court fees, and expert witness fees, might impact the final compensation amount.
  13. Jurisdiction: Compensation levels can vary depending on the laws and legal standards in your jurisdiction.
  14. Negotiation and Legal Strategy: Your personal injury attorney's negotiation skills and experience in preparing and presenting your case can impact the compensation you receive.

Speak with an experienced personal injury attorney from Dolman Law Group who can assess the specific details of your case and help you understand the potential compensation you may be entitled to. We can negotiate on your behalf and ensure you receive fair compensation that adequately addresses your damages and losses.

Injured Victims Who Work With an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer Recover More Money

A study by The Insurance Research Council found those who hire legal representation, on average, recover many times more in insurance payouts than those who fight these big companies on their own. These massive national insurance carriers have entire teams of lawyers, experts, and analysts in charge of increasing their profits while resolving your personal injury claim.

Adjusters are trained in insurance company tactics that focus on offering and paying as little as possible for each personal injury matter. In the end, an insurance company is just a business trying to improve its bottom line. As a result, insurers often take advantage of injury victims who try to recover compensation for their personal injury claims on their own.

When you hire a personal injury attorney, you arm yourself with the same tools and resources that the insurance companies have, greatly increasing your chances of recovering what you deserve. Because our office works on a contingency fee basis, we do not get paid unless we recover money for you. It is a win-win that is sure to increase your chances of maximum recovery.

So, what is your personal injury case worth? Let us fight the insurance company for the best possible outcome while you focus on recovering from your personal injuries. For a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving New Port Richey, call 833-552-7274

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in New Port Richey?

Florida recently amended its tort reform policy, which includes the deadlines for filing an injury lawsuit in civil court. You now only have two years from the date of your injury to file a claim. If you do not have your attorney filed within the statute of limitations, you risk losing all rights you have to pursue compensation.

Additionally, some insurance companies have shorter deadlines for reporting a claim, which can be as little as 15 or 30 days from the date of the accident. Claims against government entities also have very short deadlines and a lot of red tape you must cut through to file a claim.

A New Port Richey personal injury attorney from Dolman Law Group can tell you when you must file your claim and assist you with the process.

How Much Does it Cost to Hire a New Port Richey Personal Injury Attorney?

Like most other personal injury lawyers, the attorneys at Dolman Law Group work on a contingency fee basis. We don't charge any fees upfront to represent you, and we only accept a fee if we recover compensation for you.

Since we also offer free consultations, you have nothing to risk and everything to gain by giving us a call.

How Long Will My New Port Richey Personal Injury Case Take to Resolve?

How Long Will My New Port Richey Personal Injury Case Take to Resolve

The duration of a personal injury case in New Port Richey, Florida, can vary widely based on several factors. While it's challenging to provide an exact timeframe, here are some key factors that can influence how long your personal injury case might take to reach a resolution:

  • Severity of Injuries: Cases involving more severe injuries often take longer to resolve due to the complexity of medical treatment, recovery, and assessing the long-term impact of the injuries.
  • Medical Treatment: It's advisable to wait until you have a clear understanding of your medical condition, prognosis, and potential future medical needs before pursuing a settlement. This might mean waiting until you've completed medical treatment or have reached maximum medical improvement.
  • Liability Disputes: If there's a dispute over who is at fault for the accident, the case might take longer to resolve as evidence is gathered and liability is established.
  • Insurance Companies: Negotiations with insurance companies can extend the timeline, especially if there's disagreement about the settlement amount or liability.
  • Negotiations vs. Trial: Many personal injury cases are settled out of court through negotiations, which can lead to a quicker resolution. If the case goes to trial, it can significantly lengthen the process due to court schedules and trial preparation.
  • Legal Process: If your case goes to court, the legal process can take time, including discovery, pre-trial motions, and the trial itself.
  • Case Complexity: More complex cases, such as those involving multiple parties, extensive damages, or legal intricacies, can take longer to resolve.
  • Jurisdiction: The local court system's caseload and scheduling can influence how long it takes for your case to proceed through the legal process.
  • Settlement Negotiations: The willingness of both parties to negotiate in good faith and reach a fair settlement can impact the timeline. Lengthy negotiations can delay resolution.

Given these variables, a personal injury case in New Port Richey can take several months to a few years to reach a resolution. Your attorney will be able to provide you with a better estimate based on the specific details of your case. Keep in mind that while a timely resolution is desirable, it's also important to prioritize a fair and just outcome that adequately compensates you for your injuries and losses.

If I'm Partially At Fault, Can I Still Recover Compensation?

If I'm Partially At Fault, Can I Still Recover Compensation

Most likely. When Florida amended its tort policy in March 2023, it also changed the rule courts use to determine damages in a personal injury case. Now, the state follows a modified comparative fault rule. This means you cannot recover compensation if you are found to be more than 50% at fault for causing your injuries. Also, the amount of damages you receive will be reduced based on your percentage of fault. As an example, say the court finds the defendant 65% responsible for causing your injuries but determines you bear 35% responsibility, you would only be able to recover 65% of total damages.

Our New Port Richey injury attorneys at Dolman Law Group will investigate your case thoroughly and work to collect the necessary evidence to prove the other party is 100% liable for your injuries, if possible. We will also advocate for you and push back against the insurance company if they try to blame you for the accident. In short, we are committed to helping you get the full amount of compensation you deserve.

What's the Personal Injury Claims Process in New Port Richey?

What's the Personal Injury Claims Process in New Port Richey

To obtain compensation for the injuries someone else caused in New Port Richey, you must first get medical treatment for your injuries and follow your doctor's treatment plan to the letter. Your next step as soon as you are able is to contact a personal injury attorney for help.

Your lawyer will likely submit a claim to the insurance company and include a total dollar figure the insurer can pay to settle your claim and avoid litigation. The insurance company will probably respond with a much lower settlement offer, and your attorney may negotiate with them to get them to pay more.

Once your lawyer reaches a favorable settlement, all parties will sign a settlement agreement, and the insurance company will initiate the steps to cut you a check and send it to your attorney. Your lawyer will then forward the money to you after deducting expenses, fees, and costs.

If the insurance company denies your valid claim unjustly, refuses to settle, or violates the terms of the settlement agreement, your attorney may advise taking your case to trial.

The trial process can be long and stressful, but it may be the only recourse you have. Your lawyer will request and gather evidence and information through discovery with opposing counsel. The court may also require you to engage in pre-trial mediation with the other party to try and resolve any disputes.

If your case makes it to trial, your attorney will present a compelling case on your behalf and call expert witnesses and eyewitnesses to corroborate your claim. The judge or jury hearing your case will then deliberate and consider all evidence to render a verdict. If the court rules in your favor, the judge will determine how much compensation you may receive. Either side may appeal the verdict if they believe judicial errors or procedural mistakes affected the outcome.

Contact the New Port Richey Personal Injury Lawyers at Dolman Law Group Today

Personal Injury Attorney, Matt Dolman
New Port Richey Personal Injury Attorney, Matt Dolman

Since 2009, the Dolman Law Group has been representing the legal rights of accident victims injured in preventable acts of negligence in and around the New Port Richey area. Unlike many other personal injury law firms, we provide individualized representation to each client. Many of the large advertising "settlement mill" firms focus on quantity over quality. We are a personal injury firm focused on quality representation rather than the number of clients.

For us, reputation and word-of-mouth are everything. We also differ from many of these firms in that we are prepared to take each case to trial if it's in the best interest of our client. Insurance companies know which firms will settle easily and which ones will make good on their promise to take them to court if need be. This significantly increases our (and your) negotiating power. Our legal team has 120-plus years of combined experience, so you know you will receive the highest level of representation possible.

If you have any other questions about your New Port Richey injury or want to schedule a free consultation, call our office at (727) 477-9660 or 833-55-CRASH, fill out our online contact form, or live chat with us from any of our webpages. We look forward to hearing from you.

Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA - New Port Richey Office
5924 Main St
New Port Richey, FL 34652
(727) 477-9660

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Emergency Room in New Port Richey

If you or a loved one suffered serious injuries in New Port Richey due to someone else's negligence, get immediate medical care from the following emergency room serving the city:

Emergency Room Near New Port Richey

  • Medical Center of Trinity: 9330 State Road 54, Trinity, FL 34655
  • Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point: 14000 Fivay Road, Hudson, FL 34667

Urgent Care Centers in New Port Richey

  • AFC Urgent Care New Port Richey: 5349 Grand Blvd, New Port Richey, FL 34652
  • BayCare Urgent Care (New Port Richey): 4821 US Hwy 19, New Port Richey, FL 34652
  • Doctor's Urgent Care: 7279 FL-54, New Port Richey, FL 34653
  • MedExpress Urgent Care: 8849 State Road 52, Hudson, FL 34667 (near New Port Richey)
  • Lifetime Family Urgent Care: 4136 Rowan Road, New Port Richey, FL 34653

*Disclaimer – Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA does not endorse this hospital or profit from having them listed on our website.

New Port Richey Courthouses

Other Courthouses Near New Port Richey

Neighborhoods We Serve in New Port Richey

  • 34652, New Port Richey
  • 34653, New Port Richey
  • 34654, New Port Richey
  • 34655, New Port Richey
  • 34668, Port Richey
  • 34690, Holiday
  • 34691, Holiday
  • 33556, Odessa
  • 34667, Hudson
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    Matthew Dolman

    Personal Injury Lawyer

    This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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