Tallahassee Personal Injury Lawyers

May 22, 2023 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman

Have you ever been shopping in a Tallahassee mall and fallen because you slipped on the floor due to a wet spot? Or have you driven on Meridian Road only to be hit by another driver who was busy texting and driving? While some accidents only result in minor bumps and bruises, others can result in catastrophic injuries that forever change your life. This is when you need a personal injury lawyer in Tallahassee you can trust.

If another person negligently injured you in a Tallahassee accident, you do not have to face the consequences alone. When you partner with Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, you can take legal action to fight for the compensation and justice you deserve. One of our personal injury lawyers in Tallahassee will speak with you in person, virtually through our online contact form, or by phone at 850-790-5830. Our Tallahassee offices are conveniently located on Killarney Way near highways 10 and 319, and we have other locations throughout Florida, so it's easy to find an office near you.

Do You Need a Tenacious Personal Injury Lawyer in Tallahassee? Trust Dolman Law Group

Finding an experienced legal team ready to help you may be challenging after an accident where you suffered severe injuries. Fortunately, the legal team at Dolman Law Group is skilled, knowledgeable, and ready to offer the legal support you need.

Our tenacious team of legal professionals is known for getting results.

Since our founding, we have recovered more than 400 million dollars for our clients, including recent financial awards of:

  • $5 million for a car crash involving burn injuries
  • $6.7 million for a wrongful death case
  • $3.85 million for a semi-truck accident resulting in brain injuries

While we cannot promise these exact results in every case, when you work with us, we will provide the personalized attention you need while fighting for every last dollar you deserve.

Common Types of Personal Injury Accidents Our Tallahassee Injury Attorneys Handle

Although a personal injury claim could involve any accident caused by negligence, certain types of accidents occur more frequently in Tallahassee, including:

While these accidents occur frequently in Tallahassee, they are not the only accidents that can give rise to a personal injury claim. If you are unsure whether you have a viable case, reach out to Dolman Law Group. Our legal team can review your accident and explain the legal options you can pursue.

Common Injuries Resulting from Personal Injury Accidents in Tallahassee

Accidents can harm almost every part of the body. Although the severity of these injuries depends on the circumstances of the accident, common injuries in Tallahassee include:

Many of these injuries require life-long treatment and generate astronomical medical bills. Due to the high cost of medical treatment, working with an experienced lawyer to calculate losses and estimate future costs is crucial. Our team can consult with your doctor or hospital to clarify your needs now and in the future.

Where Do Tallahassee Personal Injury Accidents Commonly Occur?

Every year, individuals in Tallahassee negligently injure others. For instance, in just one year, 34 people were in fatal automobile accidents, drunk drivers caused three fatal car crashes, and seven pedestrians died.

While these accidents can occur anywhere, some intersections in Tallahassee that are more dangerous than others, including:

  • Monroe Street and Orange Avenue
  • Apalachee Parkway and Magnolia Drive
  • Tennessee Street and Monroe Street
  • Orange Avenue and Springhill Road
  • White Drive and Pensacola Street
  • Calhoun Street and Apalachee Parkway

Fortunately, our team of Tallahassee personal injury lawyers has the skills, resources, and local knowledge needed to take on your legal case and pursue the financial recovery you deserve.

What is the Statute of Limitations Controlling Tallahassee Personal Injury Accidents?

Tallahassee accident victims should be aware of the time limitations for filing personal injury accident lawsuits. The statute of limitations restricts the amount of time a person has to file a lawsuit in Florida. In Tallahassee, accident victims only have two years to file a lawsuit from the date someone negligently injured them. This limit might be even shorter, depending on the facts of the case. A judge will likely dismiss your case if the deadline passes before you file your lawsuit.

Because of the strict deadlines, it is a good idea to reach out to a skilled Tallahassee personal injury attorney, like those at Dolman Law Group, as soon as possible. Our team can verify how much time you have left to file your case, prepare all legal documents, and submit everything to the correct court before time expires.

What Financial Compensation Can Our Dedicated Personal Injury Attorneys in Tallahassee Pursue For You?

If another person's intentional, negligent, or reckless actions hurt you, you may be entitled to financial damages. In Florida, many accident victims seek:

Economic Damages

These damages refer to the measurable losses that occur after an accident. They include:

  • Past and current medical bills related to hospital and nursing care, doctor visits, assistive medical devices, prescription medications, emergency services such as ambulance rides, and other medical treatments
  • Future medical care
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Costs related to domestic replacement services
  • Personal property damage, including replacement costs or repair expenses
  • Other out-of-pocket expenses

Non-Economic Damages

These damages refer to subjective losses that result from an accident. Due to the nature of these losses, they are more challenging to prove or value in dollars.

These losses include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of reputation
  • Inconvenience
  • Scarring, disfigurement, or loss of a limb
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment and quality of life
  • Loss of companionship

Punitive Damages

In addition, negligence victims may sometimes seek punitive damages. Unlike the other damages that compensate the victim for their losses, courts award punitive damages to penalize the wrongful party for their actions and deter others from committing similar acts. To receive punitive damages, the victim must present clear and convincing evidence to show that the wrongful party was guilty of gross negligence or intentional misconduct.

As you can imagine, obtaining damages following a Tallahassee personal injury accident is no easy feat and requires detailed evidence showing fault and the extent of your harm. The personal injury lawyers at Dolman Law Group can determine which damages apply to your claim. Then, they can start building a strong legal case to pursue compensation.

Protect Your Rights Following a Personal Injury Accident

After an accident, you may not want to talk to witnesses or gather evidence. However, taking these steps, if possible, can help keep you safe and protect your legal rights. While a personal injury lawyer at Dolman Law Group can also gather evidence as soon as possible on your behalf, you need to take the first two steps right away.

Call the Authorities

If someone injures you in an accident, call 911 to alert the authorities and ask for immediate medical attention. After the medics and police arrive and investigate your accident, the police will write down their findings in a police report, which your lawyer can use in your legal case if you decide to pursue legal action.

Visit a Doctor Immediately

Even if medics do not take you to the emergency room after your accident, you should still see a doctor right away. Medical professionals can ensure you do not have a hidden injury, such as a brain injury, spinal cord damage, or internal bleeding.

Once you see a doctor, they can also provide a medical report that explains the severity of your injuries and the direct connection between the accident and your trauma. This evidence is crucial to a personal injury claim.

Gather Evidence

If you can safely do so after an accident, try to gather evidence from the scene.

You can take photos and videos of:

  • The vehicles involved and their placement on the road
  • The damage to these vehicles
  • The weather conditions at the time of the accident
  • Hazardous conditions that contributed to the accident
  • Visible injuries
  • Traffic signals and signs
  • The condition of the area that caused a premises injury
  • What caused you to fall if you were injured in a slip and fall accident
  • Other important details that relate to your injuries

However, if you cannot collect this evidence because of your injuries, do not worry. Once you retain an experienced personal injury lawyer, they can gather evidence for you.

Collect Witness Information

If other people saw the accident, try to get their names and phone numbers. These individuals can often provide valuable evidence regarding what happened and testimony that substantiates your claim.

Provide All Information to Our Tallahassee Personal Injury Lawyers

Once you receive the medical treatment you require, make sure you share the evidence you gathered with your lawyer. Give them photos of the accident, the police and medical report, and bills related to the accident. Your lawyer will use this evidence to prepare legal arguments proving fault and damages in your case.

Let Us Deal With the Insurance Company

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Matthew Dolman, Tallahassee Personal Injury Lawyer

Although you may be gathering evidence, you should avoid talking with the insurance company without speaking to your lawyer first. You may think you can rely on the insurance company to pay you the money you need after an accident, but this is not how insurance companies work.

Insurance companies want to make a profit; they will do everything they can to blame you for the accident or whatever it takes to reduce the amount of money you can receive.

Your lawyer will help you understand what to expect from the insurance company and warn you about the deceitful practices they may attempt. Your lawyer can also communicate with the insurance company on your behalf, ensuring you do not accidentally say something to hurt your case.

Contact a Tallahassee Personal Injury Lawyer at Dolman Law Group Today

You don't need to face aggressive insurance adjusters or opposing counsel alone. A Tallahassee personal injury lawyer at Dolman Law Group can guide you through the complicated personal injury claim process or trial litigation and help recover the maximum compensation you deserve. Contact us online or at 850-790-5830 for a free case evaluation.

Find out how our legal professionals can help you seek the money you need and the justice you deserve. With offices across Florida, our tenacious legal team is prepared to fight for the compensation you deserve.

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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 represented over 11,000 injury victims and has served as lead counsel in over 1000 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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