Suffering a severe and unexpected injury can have drastic impacts on a person’s life and family. In many cases, these injuries will be the result of another person’s actions. For the victims of injuries, the fact that someone else caused their harm can add to the frustration. And of course, not only do injuries cause pain and suffering, but they also lead to many expenses ranging from medical bills to lost income at work.
Car Accidents in Tampa, Florida
Car accidents are one of the most common types of personal injury claims. Negligent drivers cause these collisions in a number of ways, including speeding, distracted driving, and drunk driving. Not only are automobiles dangerous when they are involved in collisions with one another, but also crashes often injure cyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians who are using the roadways or near the road. Some of the most severe crashes that occur involve large commercial trucks. Large trucks create a number of risks for everyone on the road. For instance, these vehicles are difficult to drive, take a long time to come to a stop, are higher than other vehicles creating underride crash risks, and the drivers operating trucks are often on the road for extended periods, meaning that fatigue can create serious dangers. Unfortunately, even as car crashes have declined nationally overall, in Florida, crash-related deaths increased last year, and large truck-related fatalities also rose.
If you were injured in a car accident and have questions about whether you have a claim against another driver, contact a Tampa, Florida car accident attorney at the Durham Law Group for a free consultation.
Medical Malpractice Claims
Another common area in which individuals suffer personal injuries as a result of negligence is medical malpractice. Medical malpractice claims take place when a medical practitioner makes a mistake that leads to severe injuries on the part of a patient. Doctors must meet a reasonable standard of care for medical professionals in their area of expertise. Common mistakes made by doctors include misdiagnosis, incorrect treatments, surgical errors, and birth injuries. The damage caused by negligent medical professionals can lead to lifelong impact and even fatal results. If you suffered an injury because of a negligent doctor, surgeon, or another medical professional, contact a Tampa, Florida personal injury law attorney to discuss your legal options.
Product Liability Claims
Products in the United States should meet a certain level of safety. Of course, there are plenty of products that come with some inevitable risks. It would be nearly impossible to have a functioning chainsaw that did not also present any risks of harm to those who used it. With that said, sometimes products have defects as a result of their design, errors that occurred during the manufacturing process, or because they were marketed in such a way that they failed to warn users of potential risks. Some product liability issues involve automobiles, medication, or children’s toys. Sadly, defective products injure millions of people every year. If you were injured as a result of a defective product, you might be able to recover compensation from the manufacturer or seller of that product. Manufacturers may argue that the product was not used correctly or that it was altered after being purchased. However, as long as you use the product in a foreseeable way, you might have a claim against the manufacturer. Contact a Tampa, Florida personal injury attorney to discuss your case.
Tampa Dog Bite Claims
Dogs are one of the most popular pets in America, and the majority of people in the United States have a pet in their household. Although companion animals can be a wonderful addition to a family, they also come with some risk factors. Millions of people are bit by dogs every year. Many of these injuries are minor, but some are severe as a result of aggressive attacks or infections. If you were bitten by a dog, the owner of that dog might be liable to you for your injuries.
Call the Personal Injury Attorneys at Durham Law Group Today
At the Durham Law Group, our compassionate attorneys know how important it is for the victims of severe injuries to recover damages from the individuals responsible for causing that harm. Call us today at 813-333-6250 to discuss your claim with an experienced Tampa personal injury attorney.844-4-FLAHURT