Florida Personal Injury Lawyers
With over five decades of combined legal experience, Holliday Karatinos Law Firm provides seasoned legal representation to victims of accidents and negligence. Our North Tampa personal injury attorneys are trial lawyers who have aggressively negotiated and litigated on behalf of our clients’ rights to fair compensation for their injuries. We have an in-depth understanding of Florida injury law, and significant courtroom experience. At Holliday Karatinos Law Firm, our clients get the personalized attention of a small firm with the financial ability to take any case, no matter the size. If you were injured in an accident, call us today to see how we can help you recover the damages you deserve.
Significant Experience in Personal Injury Cases
At Holliday Karatinos Law Firm, we represent clients in a vast range of personal injury matters. We have helped countless clients who have been involved in serious car, truck, and other traffic accidents. Our lawyers have also aggressively represented clients in a number of premises liability matters, including those involving tree accident injuries. With our help, our clients have been able to recover compensation for their property damage and physical injuries, which can be serious and catastrophic in some cases.
Pursuing a Claim Based on Negligence in Florida
Many Florida personal injury claims are based on the legal theory of negligence. Negligence is generally defined as the failure to use reasonable care under the circumstances. A defendant whose conduct does not meet this standard can be held liable if this failure caused someone else’s injuries.
An injured victim must prove all of the elements of negligence to hold a defendant liable for damages under this theory. These elements are:
- Duty – The defendant had a legal duty to conform to a certain standard of conduct for the protection of others (including the plaintiff);
- Breach – The defendant breached that duty;
- Causation – The plaintiff’s injuries were caused by defendant’s breach; and
- Damages – The plaintiff incurred damages for the injuries.
You may be able to recover damages even if you were partially at fault for the accident. Florida has adopted the doctrine of comparative negligence. This means that you may recover damages to the extent that you were not at fault for your injuries. Recoverable damages can include compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, among others.
Personal injury claims in Florida generally have a four year statute of limitations, though certain types of claims, such as wrongful death and medical malpractice, are subject to a two year deadline. A potential plaintiff must file such claims within the applicable time frame, otherwise he or she will lose the right to pursue legal action.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motorists in Florida have a duty to exercise care when they drive. This includes a duty to exercise reasonable care to avoid collisions. A car or truck driver who fails to exercise this duty can be held liable for any injuries caused by their actions. Our lawyers have significant experience representing clients who have been injured by negligent drivers in car accidents, including motorcyclists and bicyclists. If a truck causes a crash, other parties, such as the truck driver’s employer, may also be held accountable. Our attorneys are familiar with the complex nature of motor vehicle accidents, and are prepared to investigate your case and assert your rights.
Premises Liability Cases
At Holliday Karatinos Law Firm, our lawyers have substantial experience in premises liability cases. Florida property owners have a legal obligation to keep their premises in reasonably safe condition for those lawfully on their property, and to warn of any dangerous or defective conditions. Generally, property owners do not owe this duty to trespassers, though there are some exceptions, particularly for children. Our lawyers can assess your case and discuss what legal recourse you may have if you were injured on someone else’s property.
Florida Trial Attorneys for Your Personal Injury Case
The Spring Hill personal injury lawyers at Holliday Karatinos Law Firm provide accident victims with the aggressive representation they need to obtain compensation for their injuries. We are seasoned litigators who understand the nuances and intricacies of personal injury law, and we are not afraid to stand up for our clients’ rights. Further, we not only practice law in Florida, but our attorneys teach the law to other practitioners in the field. Whether we are negotiating a settlement or advocating for you in civil court, you can count on our collective 50 years of experience to pursue the best possible outcome for your case. We serve clients in a number of Florida counties, including Pasco, Hernando, and Citrus. Call our office today at (866) 597-0009 or complete our online form for a free initial consultation.