Burnetti, P.A.’s Tampa office is located in the heart of downtown Tampa and represents and serves clients who have been injured due to the recklessness or negligence of an individual, company, or entity. Burnetti, P.A.’s Tampa lawyers have helped clients recover compensation for their injuries and losses in central Florida for over twenty years.
What is a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Personal injuries can happen to anyone at anytime. A personal injury is an injury that is inflicted on a person’s physical body as opposed to damage to a reputation or piece of property. When a personal injury caused by the negligence or reckless action by a person, company, or other entity, the injury lawyers in our Tampa office may be able to file a lawsuit against the responsible party to help compensate you for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
What Can I Recover in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Depending on each individual case, a settlement or court verdict may award you damages to compensate you for your injuries and losses. There are two different types of damages in civil law, compensatory damages and punitive damages. Compensatory damages refer to the monetary amount awarded to compensate for a particular loss, detriment or injury. Punitive damages or exemplary damages are often awarded if compensatory damages are inadequate compensation. Punitive damages exceed the compensatory damages awarded to punish the defendant or at fault party.
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Can I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Injuries can happen in many different ways, however, in personal injury cases, there is a party or company that has shown negligence or recklessness that may be able to be held legally responsible for the harm caused.
Personal injuries can include:
Injuries from a car accident – The reckless or negligent actions by a motor vehicle driver in Tampa can cause lifelong injuries and complications. Burnetti, P.A.’s auto accident lawyers handle all kinds of car accident claims from soft tissue injuries to serious and life threatening injuries.
Injuries from a dangerous or defective drug – Many individuals rely on medications that are thought to be safe. Unfortunately, drug companies sometime release unsafe drugs that can cause patients additional and sometimes more serious health concerns.
Injuries from a defective product – Individuals who suffer an injury due to a defective or unsafe product may be able to hold the product’s manufacturer liable. Defective products can include car recalls or any other type of product defect that poses a risk to life or health.
Injuries from slip and falls/trip and falls – Public places, stores, and even private residences have a duty to make sure their property is maintained and the premises is safe for individuals. If an injury occurs due to a danger they allowed to exist, the store, public place or individual may be held liable for your injury.
Injuries from medical malpractice – Under the law, medical professionals have a duty to provide patients with reasonably competent care. Medical malpractice is a deviation from that standard of care and can include misdiagnosis, improper treatment, errors made in medical procedures, and other preventable medical mistakes.
Injuries from a dog bite – Animal owners also have a responsibility to protect individuals from their pets. If an individual suffers a dog bite or other injury, the owner could be held responsible for your injuries.
Injuries from work related accidents – Most employers are required under Florida law to provide workers’ compensation to employees who suffer an on-the-job injury. Tampa work comp attorneys can assist clients who have been injured due to employer negligence, third party neglect, or other workplace injuries.
Injuries from other negligent actions – Every individual has a duty and responsibility to conduct their behavior with a reasonable degree of care. If another individual is injured due to the individual’s failure, that individual may be held responsible for their actions in a civil suit.
Highly Respected and Proven Law Firm in Tampa, Florida
Burnetti, P.A. is a highly regarded law firm with a proven reputation of advocating and fighting for the rights of clients. Tampa attorneys focus in injury law and are qualified and knowledgeable of complex Florida personal injury law. While not all cases go to trial, Burnetti, P.A.’s attorneys have extensive trial experience and are ready and willing to litigate personal injury cases if necessary.
Lawyers at Burnetti, P.A. work on a contingency fee basis, which means that there is no upfront cost to hire a lawyer. If you have suffered an injury caused by negligence, contact our Tampa Office at 1-888-BURNETTI to see how our personal injury lawyers may be able to help you.