Personal Injury Lawyers Serving the People of Valrico

Valrico, FL is a suburb of Tampa and is located in Hillsborough County. It is considered one of the top places to live in Florida. Valrico exudes its own unique charm and character. Being known for its close-knit community and welcoming atmosphere. Valrico, Florida holds its own with a rich tapestry of local businesses, parks, and cultural attractions.

It’s tough to see good people face tough times. Unfortunately, accidents happen, and they happen a lot. When a serious accident strikes, it’s not just the pain and shock you endure. Medical bills pile up fast, even if you’re stuck in the hospital. Missing work means using up sick days, and there’s no guarantee you’ll have a job when you’re better.

Getting compensation from the person who hurt you should be straightforward. But dealing with insurance companies can be a hassle. They might try to dodge responsibility, especially when they think you’re too weak to fight back effectively.

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Do You Need a Valrico Personal Injury Attorney?

At Abrahamson & Uiterwyk, we take a no-nonsense approach when it comes to securing compensation for our injured clients. Our goal is simple: to promptly and assertively pursue full compensation for your physical and emotional losses. While many cases are settled amicably, if negotiations stall, we’re prepared to go to court to resolve matters.

With 100 years of collective experience and having served 20,000 personal injury clients, we’ve encountered and overcome every trick in the book from defendants and insurance companies. Unlike other firms, we solely focus on personal injury law. This specialization means our team of nearby experienced legal professionals can work together effectively to increase your chances of success, whether through settlement negotiations or in the courtroom.

We are so confident in our ability to win that we will work with you on a “No Win, No Fee” basis. You pay no fees or costs unless we recover money for you. Contact us to speak to a Valrico car accident lawyer today.

Call us 24/7 at 800-538-4878 to get your FREE case review.

Personal Injury Cases We Take in Valrico

Here is a sampling of some of the types of personal injury claims we handle for residents of Valrico, FL here at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk:

Car Accidents: In 2015, road accident deaths hit a 50-year high, with about 40,000 people losing their lives. Florida ranks fourth highest in the nation for traffic accident deaths per capita, with 50 times as many injuries occurring each year. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, speak to a nearby car accident attorney in Valrico today.

Drunk Driving Accidents: The worst thing about drunk driving car accidents is that they are 100% preventable. If a driver harms you while intoxicated, you deserve compensation. However, determining the exact amount can be complex. Additionally, in some situations, you may be able to seek damages from a bar or nightclub that served alcohol to the responsible driver. Our Valrico personal injury lawyers near you can help.

Bicycle Accidents: A bicycle isn’t just for kids; it’s one of the most vulnerable vehicles on the road, even more so than a motorcycle. Many drivers see bicyclists as less important, or they don’t see them at all. Sadly, an accident that might be minor between two cars can be really serious if it involves a car and a bicycle. If you or someone you loved has been injured in a bicycle accident, contact us for help. We understand the challenges you’re facing and are here to support you in seeking compensation.

Truck Accidents: Truck accidents are different from other crashes because they’re usually more serious and often involve commercial drivers. Victims can face long-term disabilities, and wrongful death claims are common. Fortunately, violations of trucking regulations can help prove negligence. If you’ve been in a truck accident, we can help you seek justice. Contact us today!

Brain Injuries: Brain injury cases stand out for two reasons: they’re often extremely serious, and you might not realize you have one right away after an accident or malpractice. Plus, these cases can be scientifically complex. If you’ve experienced a brain injury, contact us for help navigating your case.

Product Liability: If you’re hurt by a faulty product, like a malfunctioning airbag, getting a refund isn’t enough. In Florida, there are ways to seek proper compensation for these injuries under product liability law. These cases can be complex, especially with technical issues involved. Don’t hesitate to contact us for guidance if you’ve been injured by a defective product.

Birth Injuries: About one percent of all births result in injury to either the baby or the mother, and some are very serious. Because these injuries can have lifelong effects and require long-term medical care, it’s important to hold healthcare providers accountable for any negligence.

Construction Accidents: Construction work is very risky. While workers’ compensation helps with on-the-job injuries, some accidents aren’t covered. But all of them fall under Florida personal injury law. We can guide you through the process of resolving both types of claims in a manner that leaves you fully compensated for your injuries.

Pedestrian Accidents: Pedestrian accidents make up around 15 percent of injuries and deaths on Florida roads, and their numbers have been going up lately. These accidents are especially devastating because they’re often very serious, and children are often the ones hurt the most. If you’ve been injured, we’re here to help you get the compensation you deserve under Florida law. Contact a personal injury attorney in Valrico today.

We also handle the following types of cases:

If your injury doesn’t fit into those categories mentioned above, don’t worry. We’re equipped to handle almost any kind of personal injury claim.

Recent Car Accident Settlement Example

$310,000/Auto Accident/Valrico, FL/2023

Our client is a mother of five children and is involved in a myriad of volunteer and philanthropy work in the Central Florida area. She was proceeding down a road in Valrico, Florida when the defendant, who was stopped at a stop sign, pulled right in front of her, violating her right of way and causing a “T-bone” collision to the side of our client’s vehicle.

As a result of the crash, our client suffered a significant injury to her neck. An MRI scan was performed, which revealed a large, herniated disc. Later, our client’s surgeon ordered an updated MRI, which showed that the herniated disc was deteriorating. The surgeon believed our client needed a cervical discectomy with fusion to repair the damage.

Our client initially hired a large law firm shortly after the accident. Her case lingered in that office for five months, with virtually nothing being done to move her case forward. She fired that office and hired our firm to assist her. We quickly discovered that the defendant who caused the accident had only a limited insurance policy of $10.000.00. Fortunately, however, our client had protected herself by purchasing a policy which provided uninsured motorist insurance in the amount of $300,000.00. We filed a lawsuit against the at-fault party and our client’s insurance company. The defendant’s insurance company paid its $10,000.00 limits shortly after the suit was filed. We then prepared a comprehensive demand to our client’s insurer, giving them a limited time to pay their policy limits. The conditional demand was accepted, and the case settled for a total of $310,000.00.

This case demonstrates the importance of having uninsured motorist coverage. It is critical to purchase uninsured motorist insurance, since many drivers in Florida have either no bodily injury coverage or only a small amount, such as the defendant in this case. Uninsured motorist coverage applies in both situations and pays your damages which are caused by the uninsured driver. Without this coverage, you may be left with little or no compensation when you are hurt by an uninsured or underinsured driver.

Personal Injury FAQs

Yes. Instead of a personal injury lawsuit, it would be appropriate to file a claim under the Florida Wrongful Death Act. The plaintiff must be the personal representative of the victim’s probate estate. Normally, this will be the person named as executor in the victim’s last will and testament. If the victim did not leave a will, a court will appoint a personal representative, which is usually a close relative.

Proceeds of a wrongful death lawsuit can be substantial. They are divided among the victim’s estate and close relatives. Potential damages include intangible losses by surviving relatives, such as loss of care and companionship.

Probably. In Florida, a minor (under 18) cannot file a lawsuit any more than he or she can enter into a binding contract. Normally, a parent would be qualified to file a lawsuit on behalf of his or her minor child. If the parent is unavailable, however, the court might appoint a third party (perhaps an attorney) to file the lawsuit on behalf of the child. You may also settle a claim out of court on behalf of your child; however, you will need the court’s approval for any settlement with a gross value of $20,000 or more.

This question is impossible to answer with any precision without knowing more about the particular facts of your case. Although cases typically take a year or two to resolve, individual results vary greatly. The case is likely to take longer if a lawsuit is filed. Since it is difficult to calculate your medical expenses until you have reached “maximum medical improvement” (i.e., the point at which you aren’t going to improve any more than you already have), if your injuries are serious, resolution of your case may be delayed while you recover.

A letter of protection is a document guaranteeing that if you win compensation in a lawsuit judgment or private settlement, your healthcare provider will be paid out of that compensation before you even see the money. A letter of protection is designed to prevent your healthcare provider from instituting collection activity (suing you over your unpaid medical bills, for example) until you resolve your claim.

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer Near You

At Abrahamson & Uiterwyk, we treasure our A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau rating system and our “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, a national law firm rating system. Ultimately, however, it is client satisfaction – not professional recognition – that satisfies us most. We have secured literally hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients in our firm’s 30 years of practice.

If you’ve been injured and need to speak to a personal injury attorney, contact Abrahamson & Uiterwyk online or call 800-538-4878 to schedule a cost-free, obligation-free evaluation of your claim. While in most cases we can conduct an initial evaluation of your case over the telephone, we can also come to meet you in Valrico if necessary. If you live or work in Valrico and you believe that you might have a valid personal injury claim, contact us 24/7 to schedule an appointment.

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