Accidents happen all of the time in Spring Hill and surrounding areas in Hernando County. Most of these accidents are not random events. Instead, they are the results of careless and reckless acts by individuals and companies – even government agencies. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury in one of these accidents, you owe it to yourself to get experienced legal help as soon as possible.
The Spring Hill personal injury lawyers of Holliday Karatinos Law Firm, PLLC, can provide the timely, professional and compassionate legal assistance that you deserve. We are a small law firm that gives close attention to every client we serve. At the same time, we have the resources to take on the most complex cases. Since 2006, our Florida personal injury lawyers have recovered more than $95 million on behalf of our clients.
If you would like to learn more about your legal rights and options after an accident in Spring Hill, contact us today and receive a free consultation about your case. We can meet with you at our nearby offices in Brooksville, Lutz or Inverness or at any other location which is convenient for you.
Our Spring Hill Practice Areas
Attorneys Jim Holliday and Ted Karatinos bring more than 50 years of combined legal experience to the clients we serve in Spring Hill. They have received many awards and distinctions for their high-quality representation, including membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® and listing among the Best Attorneys of America.
Their diverse experience allows our law firm to work with accident and injury victims in a broad variety of cases, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Premises liability (including slip and falls)
- Defective products.
The background of our attorneys also allows them to understand the broad array of medical and legal issues that different types of physical and emotional injuries present. We work with clients who have suffered harm such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury (SCI), internal injury, burns, fractures, soft tissue damage and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We can review the specific facts and circumstances of your case today. Call or reach us online for a free consultation.
Our Approach to Handling Spring Hill Personal Injury Claims
No matter what your case involves, you can count on Holliday Karatinos Law Firm to make your recovery our personal commitment. We will:
- Thoroughly investigate your case to determine why your injury happened and who should be held responsible for it.
- Examine all of your medical records and consult with experts to determine the nature and extent of your injuries and their effects on your life, including the impact on your ability to work.
- Carefully calculate your damages and demand a full and fair settlement from the party (or parties) who hurt you (and their insurance companies).
- Aggressively litigate your case, including fighting for you in court if your case goes to trial.
- Help you to handle the many other stresses and burdens that arise after an injury, from dealing with property damage claims to communicating with medical bill collectors.
Communication is a hallmark of the service we provide to our clients. We will always be available to answer your questions and talk about your case. You won’t be left in the dark. We will update you at every stage, consult with you about key decisions and make your goals our top priority.
Types of Damages in a Spring Hill Personal Injury Claim
The amount that you may recover in damages in a Spring Hill personal injury case will depend on several factors. The extent of your injuries and losses and available insurance coverage are two key ones. Typically, the damages that we seek for our clients at Holliday Karatinos Law Firm include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost income and loss of future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Punitive damages (in exceptional cases).
If your loved one died due to someone else’s negligence, we would seek different types of damages such as compensation for the loss of your loved one’s financial support and services. Every case is different. So, to discuss the unique facts and circumstances in your case, you should contact us for a free and confidential review.
Spring Hill Court Information
We prepare every case for the courtroom, but that does not mean that every case we handle goes to trial. In fact, we resolve many cases for our clients through settlements. Our hard work and preparation of a case gives us leverage as we deal with insurance companies. When an insurance company realizes that a jury will likely find liability and damages in a client’s favor, the reality is that the insurer will be more likely to reach a settlement.
If a case goes to trial in the Spring Hill area, it would likely go through the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court at the Hernando County Courthouse. The court is located at 20 North Main Street in downtown Brooksville. If the case is appealed, the next level would be the Fifth District Court of Appeals in Daytona Beach. This is the state court system.
Some cases go through the federal court system such as those which involve parties from different states or lawsuits against federal agencies. The trial court for those cases in the Spring Hill area is the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida in Tampa.
Statute of Limitations for Spring Hill Personal Injury Lawsuits
In most cases, we will need to file a lawsuit on behalf of our clients – even in cases that eventually end with a settlement. For this reason, it is important for you to know the statutes of limitations for Spring Hill personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits. These laws limit the time period that you have to file a claim in court.
Under Florida law, you generally must file a personal injury lawsuit within four years from the date of the injury. You must file a wrongful death claim within two years from the date of a loved one’s death. In some cases, exceptions apply that can lengthen or actually shorten the amount of time in which you must take legal action.
Unfortunately, if you miss a deadline, you can be barred from recovering any compensation. So, you should speak with a personal injury attorney at Holliday Karatinos Law Firm as early as you can after an accident.
Get Help from Our Spring Hill Personal Injury Lawyers Today
At Holliday Karatinos Law Firm, we won’t charge you for a consultation. We also won’t ask for any costs or legal fees unless we secure compensation for you. You truly have nothing to lose. To learn more, contact us today.