Were you recently injured in a car accident in Tampa, Florida? Call Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers. You may be entitled to compensation to offset the costs of your medical treatment, lost earnings, and other crash-related damages. Our experienced Tampa car accident lawyers are here to help you fight to get every cent you deserve.
Since 1955, crash victims and grieving families in Tampa have turned to Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers for help after life-changing accidents. Collectively, our award-winning Florida trial attorneys have over 300 years of experience and a proven track record of success. We’ve recovered over $675 million for our clients, and we’re ready to fight to get you top results, too.
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How Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help After a Car Crash in Tampa, FL
There’s no doubt about it – a car accident is stressful. You might be dealing with debilitating injuries and depleting your savings to cover the costs of medical care, make up for a sudden loss of income, and make ends meet. The good news is that you may be entitled to compensation through an insurance claim or lawsuit.
The better news is that you don’t have to take on an intimidating insurance company on your own.
Our Tampa personal injury lawyers are here to level the playing field, force fair negotiations, and fight to get you the maximum settlement or jury award you deserve.
While we focus on the legal aspects of your crash, you’ll have the time and opportunity to rest and recover.
Trust us to:
- Thoroughly explain your legal rights and options
- Identify all insurance benefits available to you
- Carefully investigate your crash to determine causation and liability
- Analyze evidence obtained throughout the discovery process
- Interview witnesses and individuals with information about your crash
- Bring in expert witnesses to consult on your case
- Handle settlement negotiations with the insurance company and/or at-fault party
- Represent your best interests at trial if you’re not offered a fair settlement offer
When you choose Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers, there’s no added financial stress or pressure. Our car accident attorneys in Tampa, FL, work on a contingency fee basis. We only get paid if we win compensation for your car accident case, and our fee comes right out of your financial award.
Give us a call or reach out to our legal team online to get started. Your initial case evaluation is free.
Tampa, FL Car Accident Statistics – 2023 Update
As the third largest city in the State of Florida, it’s no surprise that Tampa has its fair share of traffic accidents. Between residents, students, workers, and tourists, Tampa’s roads are heavily traveled.
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Tampa and surrounding towns in Hillsborough County, FL, saw 28,354 car accidents in 2022.
That’s roughly 77 traffic accidents a day in and around Tampa.
About 44 percent of all Tampa car accidents result in at least one injury or death. In 2022, traffic accidents caused a total of 19,278 injuries and 228 fatalities.
Traffic accidents have remained steady through the first part of 2023. Between January and July, 14,130 Tampa-area motor vehicle accidents have been reported, averaging 75 a day. So far, in 2023, 6,210 accidents have caused injuries, while another 91 have been fatal.
How Much Is My Tampa Car Accident Case Worth?
There is no average settlement or payout in Tampa car accident cases. Ultimately, a variety of factors will affect how much money you might be able to recover in an insurance claim or lawsuit.
- What insurance benefits are available? What are the policy limits?
- What injuries did you suffer? Are they serious?
- Will you be permanently disabled?
- How has your earning capacity changed since the car accident?
- Will you be able to go back to work after you recover?
- How badly damaged was property in the wreck?
- Did your own negligence contribute to the collision?
The more your life changes because of a Tampa car accident, the more you can generally expect to recover in a related claim for damages.
Increase the odds of a meaningful payout by enlisting the help of an experienced and trusted personal injury attorney near you in Tampa. Call Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers to discuss your case today.
What Causes Most Tampa Car Accidents?
Negligence – or a failure to exercise reasonable care – is the primary cause of traffic accidents in Tampa, Florida.
Some of the top reasons that car accidents happen in Tampa, FL, include:
- Texting and driving
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Fatigued driving
- Unsafe lane changes
- Illegal turns
- Running red lights and stop signs
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Road rage
Sometimes factors outside of a driver’s control – like the weather, vehicle defects, road defects, or limited visibility – can also cause or contribute to collisions across Tampa.
What Types of Damages Can I Get After a Tampa Car Crash?
Insurance will be your primary source of compensation after a car accident in Tampa. Since Florida is a no-fault state, you’ll have to submit a claim to your insurance company for benefits. You can recover compensation from your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) benefits and other coverage added to your policy, like Property Damage Liability (PDL).
Personal Injury Protection will cover up to 80 percent of your medical bills and up to 60 percent of your lost wages – up to your policy limits.
If your injuries are classified as serious, as defined by Florida state law, you can reserve the right to seek additional damages from a liable third party (and/or their insurance company).
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Physical therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of quality of life
- Disfigurement and physical scarring
- Funeral expenses if a Tampa car accident is fatal
The insurance company – yours or a third party’s – will actively work to downplay the seriousness of your injuries and the costs associated with your car accident. Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers will be there to ensure that your damages are properly addressed and that you’re positioned to get the financial award you need and deserve.
Can Contributory Negligence Affect My Car Accident Settlement in Florida?
Yes. Florida operates under a system of modified comparative negligence with a 51 percent bar.
You cannot recover compensation from a third party if you’re more than half to blame for a Tampa crash.
You can recover a reduced award from a third party if you share 50 percent or less of the blame for a wreck.
Damages will be reduced proportionately to fault. The bigger your role in causing the accident, the less money you’ll be able to receive for your injuries.
Victim-blaming tactics are common in Tampa car accident cases. Negligent motorists and insurance companies won’t hesitate to point the finger at you and blame you for the wreck. If you do nothing, you could watch the value of your settlement decline or miss out on a financial award entirely.
Our car accident lawyers in Tampa will be there to protect you from these (often baseless) tactics. We will fight tirelessly to help you secure the maximum financial award to which you’re entitled under Florida state law.
How Long Will I Have To File a Florida Car Accident Lawsuit?
Two years in most cases.
Florida’s two-year statute of limitations applies to car accidents resulting in personal injury and wrongful death.
Don’t miss the deadline that applies to your case. Once the statute of limitations expires, you’ll lose the ability to bring a legal claim and demand compensation. There are exceptions in some instances, so reaching out to an experienced attorney to confirm the deadline for your case is best.
Common Tampa Car Accident Injuries
Whether you’re rear-ended at an intersection in Tampa, sideswiped by another vehicle, or involved in a rollover, you can potentially suffer severe, potentially life-changing injuries in a Tampa crash.
At Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers, we’ll be there to help you seek compensation for all of your car accident injuries, including:
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Neck injury
- Back injury
- Nerve damage
- Broken bones
- Eye injury
- Dental injury
- Soft tissue damage
- Knee injury
- Chest injury
- Degloving injury
- Catastrophic injury
- Wrongful death
Don’t hesitate to call our law office in Tampa for help after you’ve sought medical treatment. We can help you understand your rights and begin to build a strategy to maximize your recovery.
Schedule a Free Consultation With an Experienced Tampa Car Accident Lawyer
Don’t struggle with the consequences of a recent Tampa car accident on your own. Call Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers and discover how our Tampa car accident lawyers can help you make things right.
Our team has over 300 years of combined experience and results totaling more than $675 million for clients like you.
Put our experience and reputation as top trial attorneys in Tampa to work for you.
Contact our Tampa law office to schedule your free consultation now.