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Car Accident

Car Accident Lawyers in Tampa

Helping Car Accident Victims in Tampa, St. Petersburg & Clearwater

The attorneys at The Yerrid Law Firm, P.A. have years of experience handling claims for people seriously injured in automobile accidents in Florida and across the United States. There are over 200,000 car accidents in Florida annually, and over 21,000 of those occur in Hillsborough County. With over 16 million drivers on our Florida roads, even if you are driving with caution and following all traffic laws, you may still be injured through the negligence of another driver. Our firm is dedicated to helping our clients protect their rights and obtain the compensation needed after medical bills and lost time from work, as well as any non-economic but still devastating damages, including pain and suffering.

Contact us now at (888) 214-1442 to further discuss your case with our devoted car accident attorneys.

What to Do Immediately Following a Car Accident

The most important thing to do if you have been involved in a car accident is to seek medical attention for any injuries you may have suffered. It is critical to remember that even if you feel fine at first, and do not have any external wounds, many other injuries are hidden or may not immediately be noticeable due to the shock of the incident. It is important to record how you feel physically and mentally not only immediately after the accident, but in the hours and even days following, as the full brunt of whiplash and other internal injuries reveal themselves.

Once you have sought medical aid, the next step is to carefully record all the evidence from the scene. In addition to taking photos of any injuries, photographs of all vehicles involved should be taken, and your car should be stored for expert examination. Not only should you get the name, contact details, and insurance information of the other driver, but seek the names and contact information of any witnesses who can help testify about the facts of the event. A police report will also provide another critical piece of evidence in your favor.

Types of Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

There are many kinds of injuries that can be covered with compensation following a car accident, ranging from moderately serious to extremely severe. It is important to record all kinds of pain related to any kind of injury since an accumulation of minor injuries can still lead to extensive suffering, as well as an inability to work.

Just some of the various injuries car accident victims suffer include:

  • Broken backs, necks, vertebrae, or other spine-related injuries
  • Brain damage and memory loss
  • Wounds to the head
  • Internal injuries
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Damage to critical organs, such as the heart, liver, lungs, etc.
  • Damage inflicted on the chest
  • Difficulty in breathing properly
  • Broken bones and limbs
  • Losing limbs, arms, hands, or other parts of the body
  • Internal bleeding and bruising
  • Deep cuts and wounds
  • Fractured or sprained limbs, ankles, feet, hands, collarbones, and wrists
  • Severed fingers and toes

Understanding Florida's No-Fault Insurance System

Florida is one of only a few states that has a no-fault car insurance system. This means that regardless of who caused the accident, each driver's own insurance company is responsible for covering their medical expenses and lost wages, up to a certain limit. However, there are exceptions to this rule, such as if the accident resulted in serious injuries or permanent disability.

Our Tampa car accident lawyers are well-versed in Florida's complex no-fault insurance laws and can help you navigate the process of filing a claim. We can also assist with any disputes that may arise with your insurance company, as well as pursue legal action against the at-fault driver if necessary.

At The Yerrid Law Firm, P.A., we understand the stress and uncertainty that comes with being involved in a car accident. That's why we're dedicated to providing compassionate and effective legal representation to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.

How Can a Car Accident Lawyer Help After a Tampa Crash?

A car accident attorney can help individuals who were injured in a car accident by providing knowledgeable legal counsel. They will assist you in seeking compensation for your injuries, losses, and any related damages. Tampa car accident lawyers can represent clients through all stages of the legal process from the initial investigation to settlement negotiation or trial.

They have the expertise to properly evaluate the case and understand how to use evidence such as police reports, witness statements, medical records, and crash reconstruction reports to build a strong claim. Additionally, a car accident attorney in Tampa can negotiate with insurance companies on behalf of their clients to ensure that they receive an appropriate settlement amount that takes into account both economic and non-economic losses. By taking advantage of these services, victims of car accidents can be assured that they will receive fair representation and compensation.

Rely on Our Devoted Team

The attorneys at The Yerrid Law Firm, P.A. have over 130 combined years of experience. In order to preserve a car accident claim, it is important to reach out to powerful advocates to discuss your unique situation. To ask our attorneys a question or find out more about your case, please contact us.

Call us today at (888) 214-1442 so that our determined car accident lawyers can answer your queries about your right to compensation.

Real People, Real Stories

  • A pitbull in the courtroom

    “Mr. Yerrid is an AV-rated "Superlawyer" with phenomenal trial skills in all types of serious injury and wrongful death matters. Although a pitbull in the courtroom, Mr. Yerrid is compassionate with his clients.”

    - Robert G.
  • Highly recommend

    “David is an extremely talented and effective trial attorney. I highly recommend him.”

    - Daniel M.
  • Anyone who hires him is in good hands

    “I have known Jeff for many years and have co-counseled personal injury cases with him. He is knowledgeable and tireless. Anyone who hires him is in good hands.”

    - Julian S.

Settlements & Verdicts

  • $330,000,000 Car Crash/Defective Product

    A drunk driver ran a stop sign and crashed into the side of the van killing a 13-year-old due to a seat belt product defect.

  • $216,800,000 Medical Malpractice

    Failure to diagnose cerebellar stroke patient presenting to an emergency department and unlicensed practice of medicine causing incomplete quadriplegic.

  • $64,500,000 Workplace Accident/Premises Liability - Contractor

    Worker installing prefabricated modular building suffered crushed pelvis and internal injuries due to contractor failure to prepare construction site.

  • $30,700,000 Insurance Bad Faith

    The insurer failed to timely settle an uninsured motorist claim that resulted in jury verdict of $30,700,000.

  • $15,252,742 Auto Accident

    Vehicle operated by defendant was traveling at a high rate of speed while under the influence, struck a curb, and traveled into the lanes of Plaintiff. Plaintiff suffered severe bodily injuries.

  • $15,000,000 Auto-Trucking Crash/Wrongful Death

    Husband and father of four killed when a locomotive frame came off the transport trailer and crashed into his vehicle resulting in immediate death.

  • $13,100,000 Auto-Trucking Crash/Wrongful Death

    Husband and father of four killed when a locomotive frame came off the transport trailer and crashed into his vehicle resulting in immediate death.

  • $8,000,000 Civil Engineering Malpractice

    Civil engineer failed to identify wetlands on plans causing construction to cease.