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Our firm has represented over 15,000 injured as a result of someone else’s negligence.
25+ Years Experience
For over 25 years our firm has been protecting the rights of injured victims throughout Florida.
Our firm is focused only on injury cases including auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and falls, and all serious injuries.
Experienced Injury Law Team
Our injury law team consists of 10 attorneys and 40 legal staff experienced in protecting the rights of injured victims.
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We represent injured victims, not insurance companies. We push insurance companies to settle legitimate claims quickly and fairly through “prompt and aggressive representation” of our clients.
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Our law firm is proud of its “AV” rating, the highest possible rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a national law firm rating system. The “A” signifies that the firm’s legal ability is “very high to preeminent.” The “V” denotes that our firm observes “very high” ethical standards.
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Unfortunately, several car accidents happen each and every day in Florida and around the country. In fact, according to the National Safety Council, 2015 saw the greatest increase in motor vehicle deaths in the last 50 years, totaling approximately 40,000. Another 4.4 million people suffered serious injuries as a result of motor vehicle accidents. Florida alone saw an 18 percent rise in traffic fatalities.
These staggering numbers indicate that car accidents continue to happen in huge numbers despite the technological advances in vehicle safety. Some of the many causes of car accidents include the following:
- Unsafe road conditions (wet, icy, etc.)
- Driver fatigue
- Driver inexperience
- Distracted driving
When car accidents happen due to someone else’s negligence and you are injured, you may be entitled to recover compensation. This compensation can include payment of your medical expenses, lost wages, and much more.
In order to preserve your legal rights after a car accident, it is always advisable to consult with a reputable, experienced car accident attorney. Deadlines must be adhered to and evidence must be gathered. An experienced Tampa car accident attorney can evaluate your case, identify the strengths and weaknesses, and determine which damages you may be entitled to recover. Contact us today to get started.
When discussing personal injury law, the phrase “truck accidents” refers to motor vehicle accidents where one or more of the involved vehicles is a commercial truck. Commercial trucks include many different types of vehicles, including delivery vans, certain pickup trucks used in business, tanker trucks, freight trucks, and eighteen-wheeler tractor trailers. Commercial trucks also include special-purpose trucks, such as cement trucks.
Commercial truck accidents are oftentimes much more devastating than accidents between two typical passenger vehicles. One of the primary reasons for this is due to the sheer size and weight of commercial trucks. A fully loaded tractor trailer can weigh upwards of 25 times more than a passenger car. If the two come into contact during an accident, it is not difficult to imagine the amount of damage that could be inflicted upon the much smaller car and its occupants.
If you or a loved one were involved in a commercial truck accident, you may be entitled to recover significant compensation for the injuries suffered. The responsible parties may include the driver, the driver’s employer, the manufacturer of the truck, among others. The truck accident attorneys at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk are experienced in bringing truck accident claims for our clients. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with a truck accident attorney to discuss your case.
If you were injured in a motorcycle accident in the greater Tampa Bay area, an experienced motorcycle accident attorney from Abrahamson & Uiterwyk can help you with every aspect of your case. Our skilled attorneys have significant experience fighting for those injured in motorcycle accidents due to the negligence of someone else. Our motorcycle attorneys and legal team are dedicated, compassionate, and committed to advocating tirelessly on behalf of our clients.
Unfortunately, many motorcycle accidents occur because other drivers fail to pay attention to their surroundings. Moreover, injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents are often very serious due to the rider’s exposure to the elements and external forces. Protective headgear and clothing may only go so far in protecting a rider from concrete or another vehicle. Many riders involved in motorcycle accidents suffer short- and long-term disabilities, and many more die from their injuries.
If you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident, it is important that you have someone on your side fighting on your behalf so that you have the best chance to recover what you deserve. Contact Abrahamson & Uiterwyk today to schedule a free consultation with a motorcycle attorney to discuss your case.
FAQ #1 – How will a personal injury attorney help my case?
How will a personal injury attorney help my case?
Personal injury lawyers can help your case in a number of ways. Some services that experienced personal injury attorneys provide for their clients include the following:
- Ensure that deadlines and timelines are met;
- Identify, locate, and analyze all relevant evidence;
- Interview witnesses;
- Request, collect, and analyze medical records;
- Correspond directly with insurance companies, healthcare providers, defense counsel, and the court;
- File discovery requests and conduct depositions;
- Hire experts;
- Negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf;
- Take your case to trial, if necessary.
But, not all injury law firms are created equally. When you hire an attorney to represent you in your personal injury case, it is so important that you hire someone whom you can trust. You also must feel completely confident that he or she will fight on your behalf to obtain the maximum possible recovery that you deserve. And, remember, you never just hire a single person – you hire a legal team. Ensure that your legal team pledges to respond to your questions and concerns in a timely manner, and that they are efficient and experienced.
The attorneys and legal team at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk have years of experience successfully bringing personal injury claims for their clients. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case!
FAQ #2 – If my spouse was injured due to someone else’s fault, am I entitled to bring my own lawsuit?
If my spouse was injured due to someone else’s fault, am I entitled to bring my own lawsuit?
In many cases, spouses and family members of individuals injured due to someone’s negligence may have legal claims that are separate from those of their loved ones. The most common claim brought by spouses or other family members against the defendant(s) in a personal injury case is known as a loss of consortium claim. Loss of consortium claims are meant to provide some compensation for the family members of injured plaintiffs because it is never just the patient who endures the terrible aftermath of a defendant’s negligence.
So, what is loss of consortium exactly? The theory is as follows: Due to the defendant’s wrongful actions, the person who was physically injured cannot provide his or her loved ones with the same companionship that existed prior to the commission of the negligent acts. Specifically, oftentimes an injured plaintiff cannot provide the same level of comfort, sexual relations, social companionship, affection, and love. As a result of those losses, a spouse or family member potentially have a claim against the negligent defendant(s) for damages.
The attorneys at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk have significant experience pursuing loss of consortium claims for many clients. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation to discuss your case.
FAQ #3 – What exactly are compensatory damages?
I have heard that I may be able to recover “compensatory damages” as a result of the injuries I suffered due to someone else’s negligence. What exactly are compensatory damages?
In the world of personal injury lawsuits, injured individuals may sue defendants in order to recover what is known as damages. Damages typically fall into two main categories: Punitive and compensatory.
Punitive damages are awarded to injured individuals not for the harm suffered, but rather to punish the defendants for their actions. The theory is that by awarding punitive damages to injured plaintiffs, the court will deter the defendant and others from ever letting such an incident happen again. As set forth by the law, punitive damages are not available in all cases.
Compensatory damages, alternatively, are intended to financially compensate individuals injured as a result of someone else’s wrongful acts. Types of compensatory damages include the following:
- Payment of medical bills;
- Lost wages (now and in the future);
- Loss of earning capacity;
- Emotional distress; and
- Reimbursement for property damage.
The attorneys at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk have significant experience in pursuing compensatory damages for many clients. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation to discuss your case.
FAQ #4 – How much is my personal injury case worth?
How much is my personal injury claim worth?
This question is a difficult one for personal injury attorneys to answer without knowing all of the facts and circumstances of a particular case. And, if an attorney does offer a concrete valuation of your case after just one meeting, you should be very wary. The truth is that many different factors can determine the “worth” of your case – essentially, the amount of financial compensation that you deserve as a result of the injuries you suffered due to someone else’s wrongful acts. Here is a list of some points to consider regarding the valuation of your potential personal injury case:
- The severity of the injuries that you suffered, and any resulting medical records;
- Whether liability is clear or whether there are some questions regarding fault;
- The degree to which you were at fault, if any;
- The cost of medical expenses that you have incurred, both now and those anticipated in the future;
- The value of your lost wages – past and future;
- The loss of your earning capacity;
- Your life expectancy;
- The value of any property damage;
- The “value” of your pain and suffering;
- The “status” of the defendant(s) (e.g., Was he or she performing work duties at the time? Was he or she drunk?);
- Your history of litigation, if any; and
- So much more.
As you can see, some of these items are much easier to assign a value to than others. For example, the value of someone’s pain and suffering is not concrete by any means and is subjective in nature. Additionally, in many cases, experts must be hired to estimate potential values.
The attorneys at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk have significant experience in evaluating cases and determining potential settlement amounts for many clients. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation to discuss your case.
FAQ #5 – Can I bring a legal claim against a store owner?
I injured myself when I slipped on a wet spot in the store and fell. Can I bring a legal claim against the store owner?
Property owners have a duty to keep their property “reasonably safe and free from dangerous conditions.” This means that store owners have a duty to their customers to keep the floors in a condition that is free from obstacles and other unsafe conditions. In many cases, wet floors present hazardous conditions to store patrons; and, store owners should take steps necessary to prevent slippery conditions from existing on the property.
During rainy conditions, for example, many people track water and mud into a store’s entranceway. And, since it is reasonably foreseeable that when it rains, the floors may become wet, store owners should take proactive measures to dry the floors and/or place clearly marked “wet floor” signs around the wet areas. If they fail to do this and you are injured as a result, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against the property owner. Even if caution signs are placed in and around the slippery areas, you may still have a potential claim for damages.
The personal injury attorneys at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk have significant experience in pursuing slip and fall and other premises liability lawsuits and dedicated to pursuing compensation for our clients. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation to discuss your case.