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Experienced, Aggresive Representation for Florida Injury Victims

Have you been injured in an accident? Do you struggle with financial burdens because of property damage? At the Law Offices of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, our lawyers understand that your situation and your difficulties are unique, and you deserve to have a legal team who takes a personalized approach to your case to help you reach a positive result.

Our Clearwater personal injury lawyers seek to protect our clients’ rights and ease their financial burdens.

Filing a successful personal injury case is not as easy as it may seem. In any personal injury case, a variety of factors come into play. In some situations, even determining who to name as a defendant in your injury case can be difficult.

We Handle Many Types of Personal Injury Cases

If you or someone you know has been injured in some way due to the acts of another, contact our personal injury team. The following is a list of practice areas that our law firm commonly handles. If your case does not fit into these categories, please feel free to contact our office to determine if our firm can help you.

If you have been injured by someone else, it is in your best interest to hire a competent lawyer to handle all aspects of your case – from evidence gathering to legal wrangling.

Proving Negligence in Your Clearwater Personal Injury Case

Whether the injuries you suffered were caused by a negligent medical professional, hazardous work condition, or careless driver, you may be able to hold the negligent party responsible. To successfully recover maximum compensation, you will have to prove that another party was negligent, or reckless, in their actions. To establish negligence, you must collect as much evidence about the accident as possible and effectively present your case.

An action must meet four criteria in order to be considered legally negligent. These criteria are:

  • Individual A owed individual B a duty of care
  • Individual A failed to uphold this duty
  • As a result of individual A’s failure, individual B suffered an injury
  • The injury individual B suffered was a foreseeable consequence of individual A’s action

When all four criteria are met, an individual has proven that negligence occurred. When negligence is proven, the individual may be entitled to financial compensation from the individual or entity that committed the negligent action in question.

When people suffer a personal injury, they likely deserve to file a claim and receive some damages. When people file a personal injury claim with their insurance company, the insurance company follows certain steps to determine how much the claim is worth.

Our Clearwater injury attorneys can help you decide on the right course of action, whether pursuing a personal injury claim in or out of court. We know how to craft a winning claim. We will pursue the best possible outcome for your case.

Transferred Intent

One of the major criteria for determining fault in a personal injury case is whether it was an intentional act or a failure to act that resulted in the injury in question. However, there are instances in which an innocent person is harmed because of intentional actions that are directed at another party.

This is called transferred intent and it occurs whenever a defendant harms a third party unintentionally while attempting to harm someone else. In these instances, the harmed third party may be able to pursue compensation from the party responsible for his or her injury.

Transferred intent can happen in many different ways. The following are examples where someone may be a victim of this type of negligence:

  • If someone gets into a fight with another party and accidentally strikes an un-involved person
  • Someone shoots a gun and hits an innocent person by mistake

Speaking with Insurance Companies

While most people seem to know to call a lawyer before they speak to law enforcement, many forget is that they also need to call a lawyer before speaking to an insurance adjuster or providing a recorded statement.

Many victims in a personal injury incident have already given a recorded statement to an insurance company before hiring an attorney. They thought they were required to provide this statement immediately. Many adjusters call and coerce victims into providing a recorded statement, which they only plan to use against them later in the case. Recorded statements are just one of many ways adjusters take advantage of these victims who do not know any better. They believe that they are just telling their side of the story and months later are surprised when these statements are used against them.

Statue of Limitations in Clearwater

The amount of time you have to file your personal injury claim depends on the statute of limitations of state you live in as well as the type of lawsuit you pursue. In the state of Florida, the statute of limitations gives the following restrictions for how long a person has to file a claim:

  • Personal injury cases – within four years of the accident
  • Wrongful death – within two years of your loved one’s death
  • Defective products – within four years of the date of the injury
  • Medical malpractice – within two years of the action that caused the injury or when the injury was discovered

How Our Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help

Personal injury cases can be very detailed and complicated, which makes it difficult for people to handle these cases on their own without assistance from a legal representative. If you have suffered a serious injury because of someone else’s negligent actions, you need to take legal action to pursue financial compensation. Additionally, although you can file a lawsuit on your own, you need an attorney to help you with every part of your case.

Many people believe they only need an attorney if their case goes to court. This is not true. In fact, a personal injury attorney can help you through every step of your claim, which can benefit you in the following ways:

  • Ensure that you file your claim before the statute of limitations expires
  • Make sure you file all documents on time
  • Fight for the appropriate amount of compensation you need
  • Save you time by working on your case while you focus on recovery

A dedicated legal team can stand up for your rights following a personal injury accident, allowing you to fight for the financial compensation you deserve.

Contact Us Today For Your Legal Needs

At the Law Offices of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos, we offer the perfect blend of experienced representation and youthful energy. Our Clearwater personal injury lawyers offer the latest in litigation strategies and extensive knowledge of Florida’s personal injury law.

Because we work on a contingency fee basis, we do not collect attorney fees unless we recover financial compensation for you. This allows you to focus on your other needs while our skilled legal team focuses on helping you get the compensation you deserve.

Our impressive track record reflects our ability to secure fair results for our clients. Don’t hesitate to discover what we may be able to do for you. Take advantage of a free consultation to learn your legal options and contact the Law Offices of Tragos, Sartes & Tragos today!

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