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Tampa Personal Injury

Tampa Personal Injury Attorneys

Advocating for Tampa's Injured Victims

Gunn Law Group is on a mission to protect and uphold the rights of as many people in our community as we can after they have been hurt in avoidable accidents. Our Tampa personal injury lawyers bring more than 75 years of combined legal experience to every case we take, as well as a true passion for doing what is right. The mighty lion on our logo symbolizes our tenacity, ferocity, and pride. See the differences our representation can make for you and your personal injury claim by arranging a free consultation today.

Fight for full compensation after an accident. Call our team at (813) 993-1448 now.

Tenacious Representation for Serious Injury Claims

Our team of Tampa personal injury attorneys can manage all sorts of personal injury claims and fight for every penny of compensation you deserve. Whether you have medical bills piling up, empty paychecks because you can’t get back to work, or both, we want to make certain you get paid for everything. We can even pursue damages related to your undue pain and suffering to give your claim the most value. It all starts with letting us know how we can help you.

Let us know if you need help filing a claim that involves:

What is Personal Injury?

Personal injury refers to any physical, mental, or emotional harm caused to an individual as a result of someone else's negligence or intentional actions. Personal injury law allows individuals who have suffered injuries to seek compensation for their losses, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

Here are several common types of legal theories for personal injury claims:

  • Negligence: Negligence is perhaps the most common theory in personal injury cases. It involves proving that the defendant owed a duty of care to the plaintiff, the defendant breached that duty, the breach caused the plaintiff's injuries, and the plaintiff suffered damages as a result.

  • Strict Liability: Strict liability holds a defendant responsible for harm caused by their actions regardless of fault or intent. This theory is often applied in cases involving defective products or inherently dangerous activities.

  • Intentional Torts: Intentional torts involve harm caused by deliberate actions of the defendant. Examples include assault, battery, false imprisonment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

  • Premises Liability: Premises liability holds property owners responsible for injuries that occur on their premises due to dangerous conditions. This can include slip and fall accidents, inadequate security leading to assaults, or injuries caused by unsafe conditions.

  • Product Liability: Product liability laws hold manufacturers, distributors, and sellers liable for injuries caused by defective products. This can include defects in design, manufacturing defects, or failure to provide adequate warnings or instructions.

  • Medical Malpractice: Medical malpractice occurs when healthcare professionals fail to provide a standard level of care, resulting in injury or harm to the patient. This can include surgical errors, misdiagnosis, medication errors, and other forms of medical negligence.

  • Wrongful Death: Wrongful death claims arise when a person dies due to the negligence or intentional actions of another party. Surviving family members may seek compensation for the loss of their loved one's financial support, companionship, and other damages.

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Case in Florida?

A statute of limitations is a legal rule that allows you to file a personal injury claim against a defendant that caused your accidents as long as the statute stands. When the statute expires, future claims will be thrown out by the court, except for extremely rare cases.

According to the Florida Statutes section 95.11(3)(a), Florida has a moderate statute of limitations for personal injury claims at four years, starting on the date of the accident or when your injuries were diagnosed or reasonably should have become noticeable. This means that you have four years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim or you will lose your right to do so along with your right to recover compensation.

As stated above, there are some rare circumstances in which the four-year time window can be changed. These exceptions are listed in Florida Statutes section 95.051 and include circumstances where:

  • The injured party is deemed legally incapacitated at the time of the accident
  • The alleged negligent party left the state of Florida before a lawsuit could be filed
  • The alleged negligent party intentionally concealed their identity to avoid a lawsuit

Additionally, if your injury claim is against a government entity or employee a formal notice must be sent within three years of the date of the accident and a lawsuit can only be filed after a 180-day investigation period. An attorney from our firm can help you navigate this complex area of personal injury law. Want to learn more about your rights and options? Contact a Tampa personal injury attorney from our firm today to discuss your case during a free consultation.

How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

A personal injury claim’s worth depends on many, many factors, so it can be difficult to predict its value upfront. What one claimant gets for a serious injury case could look much different than your settlement or award, even though the circumstances of the case seem similar.

Examples of factors that can change the value of a personal injury claim include:

  • Your age and overall health prior to the injury
  • Extent and permanency of your injuries
  • Your income and income capacity before you were injured
  • Your liability for your accident or injuries

How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?

When you work with Gunn Law Group in Tampa for your personal injury claim, you don’t need to stress about the cost of hiring legal help thanks to our contingency fees. Under a contingency fee agreement, we agree to work on your case and represent you at no initial cost.

We only get paid attorney fees if we end your case with a successful verdict, settlement, or award for you. Also, our fees are based on a percentage of your winnings – usually between 25% and 40% - so that you never have to pay more than what you can afford. Lastly, a court might order the defendant to pay our attorney fees as additional damage, meaning you effectively keep your full recovery.

What Is Breach of Duty?

Breach of duty occurs when a person’s actions or conduct do not meet a reasonable standard of care. Individuals are expected to act with reasonable care so as to avoid causing injury to another person.

What is considered a breach of duty? Below are some common examples of breached duty:

  • An individual texting while driving
  • An individual speeding
  • A landlord failing to treat a bed bug problem
  • A store owner failing to take care of slippery floors
  • A property owner failing to repair a broken step

When an individual fails to adhere to the duty of care, they can be proven negligent in an injury case. However, breach of duty is only one of the four elements used to determine negligence in a personal injury case. The other three factors are as follows: (1) an individual was owed the duty of care, (2) the breach of duty caused the individual harm, and (3) the individual suffered damages.

Explore your legal options today. Schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled Tampa personal injury lawyers.

Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you have been injured, you should really think about hiring a personal injury attorney in Tampa right away. It is not advisable to go without counsel after an accident even if know that you were not responsible for any injuries. Even if you “did nothing wrong” an experienced accident lawyer knows how to put together a solid case for you to ensure that you are protected and not taken advantage of. If you were injured due to another party’s negligence, a personal injury lawyer knows how to look at your evidence and maximize the damages that you can be compensated for.

We’ll Protect You From Insurance Bad Faith Tactics

Remember that insurance companies have a lot of money and they are backed by plenty of legal resources. Insurance companies, even your own, are only interested protecting themselves -- they may try to save the company money even if it is means working against your favor. To ensure that you are on an even playing field, work with a Tampa injury lawyer from Gunn Law Group. We can save you a lot of time and research in the long run.

Focus On Healing. We’ll Take Care of the Rest.

If you were involved in an accident and suffer injuries, you may not have time to research the law or review the evidence like going over statements to the police, medical charts, and communicating with insurance adjusters. You should be spending this time healing, not working or stressing out over your case. Let a Tampa personal injury lawyer from our firm handle it for you!

We’ll Work With Experts to Build Your Case

Our Tampa personal injury attorneys are backed by years of experience. Throughout those years we’ve developed relationships with investigators and experts who can help build your case if necessary. Expert testimony may be needed to better explain reports, charts, graphs, video reconstruction, and other types of evidence before or during trial. In some cases, having an expert on your side is all it takes to encourage a fair settlement from the other party before going to trial.

Greater Chance of a Higher Settlement

It is not necessary to have an attorney to negotiate a settlement, however, choosing to work with a Tampa personal injury lawyer will most likely increase your chances of receiving a higher settlement. Do not settle for less than what your case is worth -- our team of injury attorneys can take a look at your case and can tell you exactly what your case is worth and what damages you may be compensated. We also understand the personal injury process and will already have an idea of how your case will play out after the initial consultation is completed.

Solid, Experienced Representation If You Go To Trial

You may represent yourself if your matter ends up going to trial, however the odds that you will get a good result are slim. A Tampa personal injury attorney from our firm can fight for you aggressively. We have the knowledge and skills of the most effective tactics for presenting a case, speaking with witnesses and experts, and when it comes to talking to a jury. At Gunn Law Group, our Tampa personal injury lawyers are ready to help.

Call a Tampa Injury Attorney at (813) 993-1448

Our accident attorneys are backed by decades of shared legal experience and we have a thorough knowledge of cases involving catastrophic injuries, nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, defective products, wrongful death, and specifically fighting against insurance companies that are using bad faith tactics to undervalue personal injury claims. If you or a loved one were injured in an accident due to another person’s negligence, do not hesitate to speak with our Tampa, Florida personal injury lawyers right away.

Seriously injured? Contact the Gunn Law Group via online form or call (813) 993-1448. Get a free initial consultation with a personal injury attorney in Tampa, FL today.

Contact Our Law Firm Right Away

The sooner we can get to work on your personal injury claim, the better. Insurance defense teams are relying on you not taking action or waiting too long to get evidence of liability. By turning to our Tampa personal injury attorneys now, you can get your case progressing in the right direction before too much time passes. When we are your chosen legal representatives, you get our undivided attention.

  • “I would recommend the Gunn law group to anyone that needs a lawyer.”

    - Diesel A.
  • “You will get stellar representation, with attention to detail. The attorneys truly understand the intricacies of personal injury and bad faith litigation.”

    - David W.

Why We Are Different

Gunn Law Group, P.A.
  • Dedicated to Protecting Your Rights
  • A Proven Record of Results
  • Award-Winning & Accomplished Trial Attorneys
  • Aggressive Representation
  • Over 75 Years of Combined Experience