What to do if You’re Injured While Visiting Tampa BayTrusted Content
Legally reviewed by:Erik Abrahamson, J.D. October 18, 2019
With its beautiful weather, beaches, museums, and amusement parks, Tampa Bay is a great place for tourists. Tourism is on the rise in Tampa Bay. However, sometimes your vacation doesn’t go as planned. Maybe you were involved in a car accident or had a serious fall. You may have had an accident in your rental car or a slip and fall accident at your hotel. Just because you’re not from Tampa Bay doesn’t mean you don’t have the right to seek compensation for your injuries.
Seek Medical Attention
If you’ve been injured in an accident, the most important thing you can do is seek medical attention, even if you’re not sure of the extent of your injuries. Your injuries should be promptly diagnosed and documented. You shouldn’t take chances and wait until your vacation is over. See a doctor in Tampa Bay as soon as possible. There are urgent care clinics and emergency rooms throughout the area that are available to give you the attention you need. You can then follow up later with a physician at home.
Find a Local Attorney
Any lawsuit you file to seek compensation will likely have to be filed in Florida and proceed under Florida law. This is why it is important to find a local attorney as soon as you can. Look for an attorney with extensive experience handling accident cases. At Abrahamson & Uiterwyk, we have over 30 years of experience representing accident victims, and we have helped more than 20,000 clients get the compensation they deserve.
Just because you file a claim in Tampa Bay doesn’t mean you have to remain here while your claim is pending or that you’re going to have to frequently return to Florida. Most things in your case can be handled remotely via email or phone calls with your attorney’s office.
You can focus on healing from your injuries at home and let the attorneys at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk handle the rest. Contact us online or call us at 800-538-4878 to set up your free consultation today.