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Clearwater’s white sand beaches are attracting more visitors and new residents each year. It’s a great place to live, but personal injury accidents can happen anywhere, including Clearwater.

When they do, victims and their families are left dealing with the consequences like serious physical injuries, psychological impacts, inability to work, and heavy financial cost of recovery. While it is impossible to undo the accident, if you have been injured in a car, pedestrian, or other accident, you may be able to recover compensation from those at fault. Compensation may include reimbursement for past and future financial costs as well as remuneration for the pain and suffering you have endured.

For over 15 years, our personal injury attorneys have been fighting on behalf of injured clients. We take this trust seriously, and we deliver. While there are no guaranteed outcomes in law, our personal injury case results include:

  • $16.2 million in a brain injury slip and fall case
  • $ 13.5 million jury verdict in a brain injury auto accident case
  • $10 million settlement in a wrongful death case
  • $ 7.5 million jury verdict in a slip and fall case

Injured in an accident? Get a real trial lawyer. Get Gomez.

Looking for a personal injury lawyer in Clearwater, Florida? Contact us for a free case evaluation.

What Is a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

A personal injury lawsuit is a term that refers to any civil lawsuit against a wrongdoer for compensation for personal injuries that a victim suffered. Personal injuries include physical as well as mental injuries. Examples include:

In a personal injury lawsuit, the victim is the person who was injured. The wrongdoer is the person that did something they had a duty not to do or failed to do something they had a duty to do.

Example: A car accident occurs at Roosevelt Blvd and 49th Street because Person A ran a red light and t-boned Person B causing Person B to suffer from broken bones, a punctured lung, a severe concussion, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In this hypothetical scenario, Person A, the victim, could pursue a personal injury case for negligence against Person B, the wrongdoer.

Common Types of Clearwater Personal Injury Cases

Common personal injury cases in Clearwater, Florida, include:

  • Car accidents
  • Rideshare accidents
  • Dog bites
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Watersport accidents
  • Beach cruiser accidents
  • Road bicycle accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Pedestrian accidents

Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?

Not every accident can be the basis of a personal injury case, to have a case, someone must have been in the wrong in some way. The most common legal basis of personal injury cases is negligence. A party is negligent if they fail to live up to a duty they owe to others.

Everyone owes everyone the duty to act as a reasonably prudent person would under the circumstances. Additionally, the law imposes specific duties, like driving laws, in some situations. A person can fail to live up to a duty through their acts or through omissions (failing to do something).

If you have been injured in an accident and believe it is someone else’s fault, you may have a personal injury case. The best way to evaluate whether you may have a case is to schedule a free case evaluation by a reputable personal injury law firm like ours, Gomez Trial Attorneys.

Clearwater Personal Injury Attorney – FAQs

If you or someone you love are considering a lawsuit for personal injuries suffered in Clearwater, you likely have questions about working with a Clearwater personal injury lawyer. The following are answers to the most frequently asked questions about hiring a personal injury lawyer in Clearwater, Florida.

Why Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

A few of the many reasons to hire a personal injury lawyer:

  • Obtain Higher Compensation. Multiple studies and surveys have demonstrated that personal injury victims recover more money when they use an attorney. Money is the only way to compensate you for your past, current, and future harms as a result of the accident, so it matters. For example, if you have lifelong injuries as a result, your personal injury settlement or jury verdict must be high enough to cover the future costs of medical care and equipment.
  • Case Management. Once hired, a personal injury attorney will step in and fight on your behalf. In addition to handling negotiations, they’ll also prepare all required court documents, take depositions, and argue your position at hearings. This takes all of that work (and more) off your plate so you can focus on getting back to your life.
  • Legal Expertise. Personal injury victims are often surprised how complex, confusing, and time-consuming our legal process is. Litigating a personal injury lawsuit can take several months, in the best scenarios, to multiple years to complete. During the process, many documents need to be exchanged with other parties — documents that need to be prepared and filed with the court — and evidence needs to be gathered, analyzed, and presented. Making mistakes during the process can be costly. Personal injury attorneys apply their legal expertise to ensure all procedures are followed and that you have the best chance of winning your case possible.

How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Charge?

At Gomez Trial Attorneys, we offer a FREE case evaluation because we believe that you should be able to learn about your options without incurring an expense. You have enough financial obligations following a personal injury accident. Contact us at 833-GET-GOMEZ or here to schedule yours.

You have no obligation to hire use after the case evaluation, but if you do, we will take your case on a contingency fee basis. A contingency fee is the standard billing approach in personal injury cases. We charge no legal fees upfront and only recover if we obtain a financial settlement or court judgment on your behalf. At that time, we will take a percentage of the recovery as our legal fees. If we don’t obtain compensation on your behalf, you do not owe attorneys’ fees.

We will never encourage you to settle for less than you deserve under the facts of your case. Unlike some firms, we are not afraid to go to trial on your behalf if we need to, and we have the experience needed to effectively try your case.

When Should I Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer?

As soon as possible. We cannot emphasize enough that if you have been injured in an accident, you should contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Even if you are unsure if you want to pursue a lawsuit, you should at least learn about your options.

It is not uncommon for people to try to reach a settlement on their own initially, but we strongly advise against it. Insurance companies are known for using pressure and deceptive tactics to try to get you to settle your claim for less than its worth. One of those tactics is to make early, quick, low-ball settlement offers in hopes that you haven’t hired an attorney who can evaluate the offer and instead accept it. If you’ve already begun negotiations, it is not too late, but contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to avoid a costly mistake.

What Should I Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer?

As a starting point, ask any questions that you have been wondering, or Googling. A good Clearwater personal injury lawyer, or law firm, will be happy to answer your questions and should not brush over them or make you feel silly for asking them.

Some other questions you may want to ask include:

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John Gomez & Liz Zwibel, Clearwater Injury Accident Lawyers

  • What do you think my case’s strengths and weaknesses are?
  • How long do you estimate my case will take?
  • How and how often will we communicate during my case?
  • Who will be my point of contact if I have questions?
  • What attorney or attorneys will work on my case?
  • Will your law firm work on my case, or will you refer it to another law firm?
  • What kind of case results have you/your law firm had in personal injury cases?
  • Can you tell me about your/your law firm’s experience working on cases like mine?
  • If needed, will you take my case to trial?
  • Do you/your law firm have experience trying cases?
  • Do you/your firm regularly take personal injury cases, or do you focus on other areas of the law?
  • What is your familiarity with local insurance companies, other attorneys, and judges?
  • What are your legal fees?
  • What costs, if any, of bringing the lawsuit will I be responsible for?
  • Can I review your legal services agreement?

Need a Personal Injury Lawyer in Clearwater? Get Gomez.

If you were injured in a personal injury case, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other harm suffered. You deserve an Orange County personal injury lawyer that cares and is experienced at obtaining compensation for people in your position.

Gomez Trial Attorneys are here for you. Contact an experienced Clearwater personal injury attorney or call (619) 237-3490 to discuss your options for moving forward.

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