Brooksville Personal Injury Attorneys

James Holliday personal injury attorney
James Wayne Holliday Personal Injury Attorney, Holliday Karatinos Law Firm

A serious accident in Brooksville, FL, can leave you injured, struggling, and wondering how you'll get by. Personal injuries can permanently upend our lives, and they can take away important resources like income that we need to function from day to day. 

When someone else's negligence causes a personal injury that leaves you with medical bills, pain, and emotional suffering, you have the right to pursue compensation through a personal injury claim. It's unfortunate, but it happens every day. 

When it does happen, how will you be able to get the compensation you need? When insurance doesn't apply or the insurance company won't offer a fair settlement, filing a personal injury lawsuit may be your best option for fair compensation. 

Navigating the personal injury claims process is complex and challenging. Without experienced legal representation and assistance from an experienced Brooksville personal injury lawyer, you may lose out on the compensation you need now as well as in the future--or you could lost your right to seek compensation altogether.

If you suffered injuries or lost a loved one due to someone else's negligence or intentional misconduct in Brooksville, you owe it to yourself to explore all your legal options. To learn more, contact our Brooksville personal injury attorneys today for a free case review. Our Brooksville office is conveniently located in the H&K Building on Cortez Boulevard, which is accessible from Wiscon Road. We never charge for consultations, and we only get paid if you do.

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Holliday Karatinos Is Prepared to Take on Your Brooksville Personal Injury Case

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If you or someone you love has suffered a personal injury in Brooksville, the personal injury lawyers of Holliday Karatinos Law Firm, PLLC, can offer the guidance, skill, and knowledge that comes from more than 50 years of combined legal experience.

We are a small Florida personal injury law firm, which allows us to give close attention to every one of our clients. At the same time, we have the resources to take on the most challenging cases. Since 2006, we have recovered more than $95 million on behalf of our clients. We can put that experience to work for you today.

Our legal team understands the complexities of personal injury compensation in Brooksville. We take a comprehensive approach, considering not just the immediate aftermath but the long-term effects of your injury. Our goal? To ensure that the compensation you receive truly reflects the pain, suffering, and financial burden you've experienced.

It's worth noting that every case is unique, and while past successes can't guarantee future results, they do demonstrate our dedication and commitment. To truly understand the potential value of your claim and to explore the avenues of compensation available to you, schedule a free consultation with our Brooksville personal injury lawyers.

Our Brooksville Personal Injury Practice Areas

Our attorneys – Jim Holliday and Ted Karatinos – have years of experience with fighting for the rights of injury victims and their families. Their background allows our lawn firm to handle a wide range of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including:

  • Brooksville car accidents – If you have been hurt because of someone else’s distracted driving, drunk driving, or just plain careless driving, you deserve top-notch service and aggressive legal representation. You should never accept a settlement from the insurance company until you meet with a Brooksville car accident lawyer first.
  • Brooksville truck accidents – Tractor-trailer accidents are not the same as car accidents. These cases require prompt investigation, and they may involve taking on numerous defendants. Additionally, a Brooksville truck accident lawyer should have a strong understanding of the state and federal regulations that govern the trucking industry.
  • Brooksville motorcycle accidents – Too many collisions between motorcyclists and vehicle drivers occur because of drivers' failure to safely share the road. We know the common driver errors that lead to these crashes, and we aggressively protect the rights of injured motorcycle riders and passengers. A Brooksville motorcycle accident lawyer from our firm can help ensure you receive the full compensation you need.
  • Brooksville pedestrian and bicyclist accidents – Without the protection of an enclosed vehicle, pedestrians and bicyclists are often the victims of fatal and tragic crashes. Many drivers just don’t see them and have no respect for them on the road. A Brooksville bicycle accident lawyer or pedestrian accident attorney from Holliday Karatinos Law Firm, PLLC will purse full and fair compensation for bicyclists and pedestrians who suffered harm from careless drivers.
  • Brooksville premises liability – Our firm fights for compensation for those who are injured on other people’s property due to negligent maintenance, poorly constructed or repaired property features and other hidden dangers. We also work with those who have been harmed due to a property owner's failure to provide adequate security against foreseeable risks of harm such as robbery or assault. Speak with a Florida premises liability lawyer at our firm as soon as possible for advice and guidance about your case.
  • Brooksville defective products – If you are injured due to a defective product (including vehicles, vehicle parts, medications, toys, tools, or even medical devices or implants), we can help you. We have the resources to take on manufacturers of defective and dangerous products.

Our attorneys will launch an immediate investigation of your case. We will leverage the evidence that we collect and analyze to seek a settlement of your claim or to pursue justice on your behalf in the courtroom. Every case is unique. We know that every client’s goals will be different. It is important to us that your wishes take priority throughout the process.

    Brooksville injury attorneys James Holliday and Theodore Karatinos

Our Law Office in Brooksville, Florida

You can visit our personal injury law firm in Brooksville at 15316 Cortez Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34613. Or, contact us online or by phone for a free consultation with a qualified Brooksville personal injury attorney.

Compensation in Florida Personal Injury Cases

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At Holliday Karatinos Law Firm, PLLC, we believe that victims of negligence should not have to shoulder the burdens of an accident alone. This is where compensation plays a pivotal role, helping you prepare for the future and giving you the resources you need to take care of yourself and your family in the present.  

Types of Compensation Available

When you're injured due to someone else's negligence in Brooksville, you may be entitled to a range of compensatory damages. These are designed to bring you as close as possible to the position you would have been in if the accident hadn't occurred.

Economic Damages: These tangible losses can be easily quantified. They encompass:

  • Medical bills (past and future)
  • Lost wages or salary
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Property damage
  • Future earning capacity if the injury has permanently affected your ability to work.

Non-Economic Damages: While they don't have a direct monetary value, these damages are no less real. They address:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress and trauma
  • Loss of enjoyment in life due to physical limitations or ongoing pain
  • Loss of companionship, particularly in wrongful death cases.

What Happens if Your Personal Injury Case Goes to Trial?

We resolve most of our clients' cases through settlements. Our hard work and preparation make a difference when we meet with insurance companies. However, in some cases, the insurance company may refuse to accept liability or make a reasonable settlement offer, and a trial may be necessary.

typical courtroom for trial of personal injury cases

Typically, claims must be litigated in state court. For instance, if you were hurt in an auto accident, our law firm likely would pursue a lawsuit in the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court at the Hernando County Courthouse, which is located at 20 North Main Street in downtown Brooksville. If your case is appealed for any reason, it would go up to the next level, which is the appellate court. In our region, your case would be heard by the Fifth District Court of Appeals.

Some cases end up in federal court. This does not mean the case is more important or has a higher value. Many multi-million-dollar cases are resolved in Circuit Court. However, federal courts have exclusive jurisdiction to hear certain types of cases, such as those which involve lawsuits against a federal agency or plaintiffs and defendants from different states. The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida serves our region.

What Should You Do After an Auto Accident?

If you suffer injuries in an accident of any kind in Brooksville, you should take these steps to protect your health and legal rights:

  • Get emergency medical attention. If you are involved in a car accident, you must get medical care within 14 days to preserve your no-fault claim under your personal injury protection (PIP) insurance policy. It also just makes good sense to get care right away after an accident. A timely diagnosis will document your injuries and prevent the insurance company from claiming that your injuries are not related to your accident.
  • Report the crash to your insurance carrier. Under your auto insurance contract, you likely will have to report the collision to your insurance carrier to protect your right to compensation. For workplace injuries or accidents like slips and falls, you need to report your injury to the property owner or a manager of the facility. Make sure to get a copy of your written report.
  • Keep all your evidence. Gather and store all medical bills, accident-related receipts, notes, numbers, names, photos and videos, and other relevant information. You will probably need it at some point.
  • Order a copy of your crash report. Always get a copy of any official report that is generated. For car crash reports, you can request them online through the Florida Highway Patrol or go directly to the local law enforcement agency that responded to your crash, such as the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. If you were hurt at a store or other commercial building, you should check on whether an incident report was filed.
  • Don’t talk to insurance companies without your lawyer. You should never speak to the insurance company without talking to your lawyer first. Specifically, you should not give a recorded statement or accept a settlement offer without input from your attorney.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have to file a personal injury claim in Brooksville?

statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida

In Florida, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims based on negligence is two years from the date of the accident or injury. However, it's important to note that there are exceptions and nuances based on the specific circumstances of the injury. For example, if the injury claim is against a city or county, you may have a shorter time frame. It's always advisable to consult a skilled Brooksville personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to ensure you don't miss any important deadlines.

If I'm partially at fault for my injury, can I still file a claim?

If I'm partially at fault for my injury, can I still file a claim

Florida operates under a "pure comparative negligence" rule. This means that if you're found to be partially at fault for your injury, your compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault. Therefore, even if you believe you were partially at fault, you can still pursue a claim, but your compensation may be adjusted based on your degree of responsibility. Your lawyer will do everything possible to maximize your claim and make sure you are compensated fully for the negligence of the person who harmed you. 

Can I file a claim on behalf of a loved one who has been injured or has passed away?

Can I file a claim on behalf of a loved one who has been injured or has passed away

Yes, in Florida, if a loved one is incapacitated due to an injury or has tragically passed away, certain family members or representatives might have the right to file a claim or lawsuit on their behalf. In the case of a severe injury, a legal guardian or power of attorney may have the ability to pursue a claim. In the unfortunate event of a wrongful death, Florida's Wrongful Death Act allows specific close family members (such as spouses, children, or parents) or the estate's representative to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for their loss. The specifics of who can file and what damages they can seek depend on the circumstances, so it's crucial to consult with an attorney familiar with Florida's laws regarding this matter. 

Our Personal Injury Attorneys Are Here to Help You

The personal injury attorneys at Holliday Karatinos Law Firm, PLLC, are here to help you and your family obtain the justice and compensation you deserve for the pain and suffering another party's negligence caused. You can rely on us to negotiate tenaciously to help you get a fair settlement offer from the insurance company or fight zealously for your rights and interests in court.

Contact us today to request your free consultation and learn more about how we can help you. We never charge a fee for a consultation, and we only get paid if we recover money for our clients. So, you truly have nothing to lose.

Neighborhoods We Serve

Southern Hills Plantation / Cedar Falls (34601), North Weeki Wachee (34614), Pine Island (34607), Hill N Dale (34602), Royal Highlands (34614), Wiscon (34601), High Point (34613), Ludlow Heights (34601), Lake Lindsey (34601), North Brooksville (34601), Brookridge (34613), South Brooksville (34601, 34604)


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