Suffering an injury due to someone else’s negligence can leave you confused, struggling and upset. Not only do you have injuries to deal with, but medical costs add up as you struggle to bring in the income needed to pay your regular bills, much less the new ones accrued during your recovery. When you suffer injuries in a serious accident due to someone else’s negligence, you need an attorney who will fight to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact the Westchase personal injury attorneys at Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA Accident Injury Lawyers, and Sibley Dolman at 833-552-7274 (833-55-CRASH) as soon as possible.
Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA Accident Injury Lawyers: The Help We Offer Our Clients
When you work with Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA Accident Injury Lawyers, you get an experienced team of attorneys who have worked with many clients throughout Florida to help them get the compensation they deserve after accidents with serious injuries. Take a look at just a few our past case results:
- $3.2 million to the victim of a semi truck accident
- $1.75 million to a victim who ended up with shoulder surgery and a mild TBI
- $1.58 million for the victim of an auto accident
- $1 million to the victim of a rideshare accident
In many cases, our attorneys have negotiated with the insurance company to ensure that the victim receives more than the insurance company initially offered. Some insurance companies will send out low settlement offers immediately after the accident, trying to decrease their financial liability. Others may not realize the full extent of your injuries or the problems you face as a result. At Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA Accident Injury Lawyers, we offer many important services throughout the claims process, from filing your initial claim to, when needed, taking your case to court. While our past results cannot guarantee results after your accident, we offer the same determination and substantial experience to all of our clients.
Personal Injury Accidents: We Can Help!
Personal injury accidents come in many different forms. When the negligence of another party causes serious injuries, our team of attorneys can help you file your personal injury claim and seek compensation.
After an auto accident, most people assume that they can simply file a claim with the insurance company and be done with it. Most insurance companies offer compensation for personal injury in an auto accident as well as damage to your vehicle. Unfortunately, in many cases, insurance companies will not provide payment for your full medical bills or your pain and suffering after an auto accident. As a result, you may need to turn to an attorney to seek the full compensation you deserve for lost time at work, serious injuries, and lost earning potential when you cannot return to your job after your injuries. Auto accidents can include pedestrian accidents with vehicles, motorcycle accidents, and accidents with big trucks, all of which have their own unique considerations.
Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse
When you place an elderly loved one in the care of a nursing home or assisted living facility, you expect that facility to provide a high standard of care. Unfortunately, in the case of nursing home abuse and neglect, the nursing home might not provide the high standard of care you expect for your loved one—and that lack of care can leave your loved one seriously injured. Worse, the care providers in that nursing home may actively abuse your loved one, causing harm. In cases of nursing home and abuse, our team of dedicated attorneys can help you seek compensation that will help pay your loved one’s medical bills and transfer him to a better facility.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Businesses have a duty of care to provide a safe location for visitors to that business. You expect to walk across the floor safely, without encountering unexpected fall hazards. Sometimes, however, businesses may fail to provide the safe floors that you expect. Slippery cleaners, wet floors, or hazards left sitting out can all cause slip and fall accidents, as can stairs without appropriate rails. When the business’s negligence causes you to slip and fall, leaving you with injuries, you can turn to a personal injury attorney to help you seek compensation for your medical bills and your suffering after that accident.
Pet owners must safely control their animals, rather than allowing them to pose a danger to other individuals. When pet owners fail in that duty, those animals can cause serious damage to their victims: puncture wounds, deep tissue damage, and even broken bones, depending on the animal’s strength. Worse, victims may suffer trauma long after the accident. In Florida, when you suffer an animal bite, you can seek compensation from the animal’s owner for your medical expenses and your pain and suffering.
During childbirth, both mother and baby face an incredible amount of vulnerability. Ideally, that process will progress smoothly for both mother and child. When injuries occur to mom or baby during the birthing process, they can cause permanent damage: brain damage to the infant, scarring to the mother, and trauma that lasts for a lifetime. When failure to intervene when medically necessary or medically unnecessary interventions cause serious damage to mother or baby, you have the right to compensation—and our team of lawyers can help you get it.
Construction sites pose a substantial danger to both casual visitors and workers, especially when the construction company fails to follow appropriate safety precautions as outlined by OSHA regulation. When that lack of precaution causes serious injuries, you have the right to seek compensation for your medical expenses and your suffering.
Product Liability Accidents
When you purchase a product, you expect that the product will perform according to its specifications. When you use it according to its instructions, but it causes serious injury, you may need to go after the product manufacturer for the compensation you deserve. Many products can cause serious injury when poor construction or failure to adhere to safety regulations leads to accidents. Victims may suffer burns, broken bones, and serious cuts and lacerations as a result of defective products—and when you suffer those injuries, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries.
5 of The Most Common Injuries in Personal Injury Cases
Any time you receive an injury due to someone else’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. At Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we frequently see several common injuries:
1. Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury can change a victim’s entire life. Thanks to those injuries, many victims struggle with confusion and disorientation. Victims may find themselves with short-term memory loss or with gaping holes in long-term memory. Following traumatic brain injury, victims may lose the ability to regulate emotion, suffering serious mood swings or increasing agitation. Even victims of mild traumatic brain injury may live with symptoms for the rest of their lives.
2. Spinal Cord Damage
Spinal cord injuries cause a lack of mobility and movement in the victim. In complete spinal cord injuries, when the victim severs the spinal cord completely, victims may suffer paralysis and complete lack of feeling below the site of the injury. Incomplete spinal cord injuries, on the other hand, may leave the victim with partial feeling and movement. Those limitations, however, can still severely restrict an individual’s activities. Many individuals with spinal cord injuries live with chronic pain and lack of function below the site of the injury.
In many accidents, including product liability accidents and auto accidents, amputation may occur at the scene of the accident. Other times, the accident causes so much damage to the limb that doctors amputate to save a patient’s life. Following amputation, many victims must learn how to perform normal, everyday functions all over again. A victim with a leg amputation may have to relearn how to walk, while a victim who loses an arm may need to learn how to perform tasks once taken for granted very differently.
4. Broken Bones
Broken bones can cause serious trauma for the victim, including pain that lingers long after the accident. Some victims of broken bones still feel pain in the site of the injury years after the initial accident. Broken bones can also prevent victims from taking care of the activities of daily life, from performing job responsibilities to taking care of self care tasks.
5. Soft Tissue Damage
In many cases, sprains and strains cause greater pain and suffering for the victim than broken bones. Some victims of torn ligaments and tendons lose full functionality in the affected limb. Others may suffer ongoing pain, especially if they require surgical intervention. Soft tissue damage can linger long-term, making it difficult for victims to return to work or school.
After an Accident: The Compensation You Deserve
No matter what type of injury you suffer, following an accident, you deserve compensation for your injuries. How much you receive will depend on who caused your accident, the severity of your injury, and the insurance policy that covers the responsible party. Most victims, however, choose to file for similar areas of compensation:
Medical expenses add up fast after an accident. You may need ambulance transport, emergency room services, and long-term hospitalization, depending on the extent of your injuries. Medical expenses may also include durable medical equipment, from crutches to wheelchairs, and any alterations you must make to your home to allow you to live there in spite of your injuries: widened doorways and a ramp for wheelchair users, for example.
Pain and Suffering
Many insurance companies base the compensation you receive for pain and suffering on the cost of your medical expenses. In some cases, however, an attorney can work with you to increase the amount you receive for pain and suffering. In some cases, you may have increased pain and suffering from your accident. An attorney can work with you to better define how that pain and suffering influences your life and what compensation you deserve as a result.
When you suffer serious injuries, you often cannot return to work immediately. Your immediate injuries may keep you in the hospital, where you cannot take on daily work tasks. Even once you leave the hospital, your injuries may prevent you from taking on your former job responsibilities. A warehouse worker, for example, might not return to work until a broken leg has fully healed. Even after you return to work, you may go back on a limited schedule or have to miss work for therapy and appointments with your doctor. Those lost wages can cause extreme financial hardship, especially if your workplace does not offer adequate sick time for your recovery. Fortunately, you can seek compensation for wages lost due to your injury.
Lost Earning Potential
After many injuries, even serious injuries, you can often return to work eventually. Some injuries, however, prevent you from ever returning to work in your former capacity: spinal cord damage, for example, can prevent a construction worker from ever returning to a job site, while traumatic brain injury could prevent an accountant from doing his job. When your injuries prevent you from returning to work in your previous capacity, you can seek compensation for your lost earning potential. This compensation helps provide for you while you seek a new career field, including the cost of seeking a new degree or certification so that you can acquire that position.
Do You Need a Westchase Personal Injury Lawyer?
When you have serious injuries from an accident due to another party’s negligence, you may need an attorney on your side. An experienced personal injury attorney can often increase the compensation you receive as well as negotiating with the insurance company on your behalf, making it easier for you to focus on your recovery. Do you need a personal injury attorney in Westchase, Florida? With offices across both Florida coasts, you can easily contact Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA Accident Injury Attorneys and Sibley Dolman at 833-552-7274 (833-55-CRASH) to schedule your free consultation. In fact, if you live in Westchase, our Tampa office is just minutes away from you. Sibley Dolman Gipe Accident Injury Lawyers, PA 13513 Prestige Pl. Suite 102 Tampa, FL 33635 Phone: (813) 303-0916