Being injured can cause physical, emotional, and even financial stress. There may be relief available to the victim if the injury was caused by another negligent party. Whether the injury happened due to a motor vehicle collision, at work, due to a defective product or even at your own home parties with liability may be responsible for the victim’s damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
If you were injured by someone else’s negligence, call us as soon as possible. You can reach us at (866) 364-9529 or contact us online.
Types of Personal Injury Claims
Injuries caused by a negligent person or business may give rise to a personal injury claim. Lawyers who handle these claims frequently help clients with a broad range of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including:
Determine Who Was at Fault
Parties with liability for a personal injury claim vary by the circumstances of the case. Florida is a no-fault insurance state that requires those who drive a motor vehicle to carry a Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance policy. When an injury is caused by a motor vehicle collision, the victim must first file a claim with their own insurance carrier (or in the case of an uninsured or underinsured motorist, they may file a claim under the other party’s carrier). A victim may only file a lawsuit after medical expenses and lost wages have exceeded the PIP limits.
When a personal injury victim files a lawsuit, its not uncommon for multiple parties may be listed as defendants. Depending on the cause of the injury, common defendants may include:
- Other Drivers
- Friends or Acquaintances
- Certain Employees
Personal Injury Damages
Damages for personal injury claims may be economic or non-economic, and depend on the severity of the injury and the resulting real and projected losses.
Florida courts rarely award punitive damages, and do so only in extreme cases of gross negligence and intentional harm, while the more commonly awarded compensatory damages are for actual costs and losses. The most common compensatory damages in personal injury cases include
- medical costs
- lost wages
- pain and suffering
When You Choose Holliday Karatinos Law Firm
At Holliday Karatinos Law Firm, PLLC, we never charge a fee for a consultation, and we get paid only if we can recover money for our clients. We want to put our experience and resources to work for you today. Contact us to schedule your free consultation and find out more about how we can help you to pursue the compensation that you are due.
The Holliday Karatinos Law Firm, PLLC has focused its practice exclusively on personal injury matters, helping injured people in North Tampa and Pasco County, Florida. We have offices located in Lutz, Brooksville, and Inverness and we are dedicated to the communities we serve.
Our attorneys have more than five decades of combined legal experience. We prepare our cases thoroughly and work with the best experts, so the other side is more likely to offer a fair settlement in compensation for your injuries. We can negotiate skillfully on your behalf, and we are not afraid to go to trial if it is in your best interests.
Attorney James Wayne Holliday has been named as a “Best Attorney” Lifetime Charter Member in Florida, a distinction granted to less than one percent of the lawyers in the country. Attorney Ted Karatinos has been awarded lifetime membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum®. Our smart, respected, and trusted lawyers are the reason our firm won the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents Litigator Award for 2014.
Inverness Office Location
111 West Main Street
Inverness, FL 34450