Largo Florida Personal Injury Lawyers

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Personal injury lawyers in Largo Florida

Attorneys Trevena & James streamline personal injury claims for  Largo Florida accident victims.

When a person is injured because of another’s careless acts, they may seek financial compensation from the party(ies), or entity(ies) they believe to be at fault for their accident.  They can request personal injury legal action with the assistance of an injury attorney in Largo Florida.  Formal claims are made against those who have been identified as parties to the legal action, or their insurance company, toward a financial settlement to cover resultant accident expenses and related harms.  When an accident leads to negative life-altering consequences near Largo Florida, Trevena, Pontrello and Associates can work with insurance claims adjusters, or initiate formal legal action utilizing expert resources to build a case by:

  • Sending investigators to the accident scene
  • Reviewing police reports, witness testimony and medical records
  • Hiring appropriate financial personnel to make valuations of loss
  • Researching supporting case law
  • Supporting victim’s rights against aggressive insurance companies
  • Drafting and filing complicated insurance and legal documents

Accidents leading to fiscal recovery.

Traffic accidents are commonly noted in personal injury litigation, but there are other types of accidents that result in the need for damage compensation for accident victims, including injuries from falls, fires, falling debris, electrical hazards, swimming pools, defective products, or faulty construction and repairs. A Largo Florida accident lawyer can inform a claimant of deviations from Florida’s filing timelines for personal injury claims specific to the focused action named in the claim.

Products liability.

A claim for products liability focuses on a persons,’ or entities’ liability for damages caused by the manufacture, construction, design, formulation, installation, preparation, or assembly of a product. 

Premise’s liability.

When an individual is hurt on someone else’s property, they may take legal action when injury was caused due to poor conditions on the property, including improper maintenance, upkeep, or from interactions with occupants on the premises. Homeowners’ insurance may cover these types of injuries in many cases.

 Medical malpractice. 

Medical malpractice occurs when an individual is injured while under the care of a medical professionals. Florida has a $500,000 cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice lawsuits against practitioners (the cap jumps to $1 million if the malpractice caused death or a vegetative state). The non-economic damages cap is $750,000 in lawsuits against non-practitioner defendants. A number of exceptions are noted in the statute, so it is best to check with legal counsel, because each case is unique.

Workers’ compensation.

Personal injury attorneys in Largo FL can work within the framework provided by the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation outlining steps to be taken in these cases for individuals who are injured at work, or contract job-related illnesses, necessitating a workers’ compensation claim for monetary awards.

Wrongful death.

Family members, or legal representatives must file a wrongful death claim within Florida’s state-specified timelines from the date of death caused by the negligent, reckless, or deliberate act of another.  Wrongful death attorneys can seek damages in these lawsuits that may include:

  • Medical bills and burial expenses
  • Compensation for lost wages
  • Compensation for the pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages that are intended to punish the person who caused the death.

Legal action after an accident in Largo Florida.

Personal injury lawyers in Largo Florida fight for a client’s rights, saving time and reducing stress, allowing victims time to recover from physical and emotional injury.  It is best to seek consultation about “contingency fees” when money is a concern related to moving forward with personal injury litigation.

Loss valuation.

Experienced injury lawyers at Trevena & James will take the time to explain common procedure for loss valuations to victims.  They will identify damages that may be recoverable in an accident case, based on the necessity of compensation to address negative impacts to a person’s pre-accident livelihood.

  • Compensatory damages. Compensatory damages include 1) Economic damages for present and future lost wages, medical bills, future medical care, household expenses and 2) Non-economic damages for pain and suffering and loss of consortium, or companionship.
  • Punitive damages. In the State of Florida, when it can be proven that a defendant deliberately, with reckless disregard acted in a manner to cause harm to another individual, punitive damages may be awarded in discrete situations.

Statute of limitations.

Florida law states that a person has four years to file a personal injury lawsuit for damages from the date of the injury, or knowledge of the injury.  Experienced  accident attorneys  in Largo can explain deviations from that timeline on a case-by-case basis

Hire a lawyer in Largo Florida.

An accident victim in Florida can take steps to minimize anxiety by hiring competent Largo Florida accident attorneys at Trevena, Pontrello and Associates who can objectively speak on a victim’s behalf in a courtroom, or effectively communicate with an insurance company’s legal team, yielding a swift and fair monetary settlement.

Trevena, Pontrello and Associates

801 W Bay Drive Suite 509

Largo, FL 33770

Phone:  (727) 581-5813 and (727) 403-3731