The highly rated transportation accident attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett have decades of cumulative experience obtaining the rightful compensation for injured victims and their families. Our in-depth knowledge of tort law and vast resources can help you get the desired results. If you or someone you love was injured in a transportation accident, call the skilled and experienced transportation accident attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett in Tampa for a free consultation. We are ready to get started on a winning case for you today!

Transportation Accidents in Tampa

Whether you use private or rely on public transportation, there is always a risk of accidents. Many people get injured in Florida daily when using public or personal transit, such as from collisions. Fortunately, you can seek compensation for your injury and damages if you were injured because of another person's negligence.

The personal injury attorneys at the law firm of Carlson Meissner & Hayslett assist victims injured in transportation accidents. You can count on us to pursue proper legal action against the responsible parties for your injury. These are a few common types of transportation accidents in Tampa:

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Florida Follows a No-Fault System

Florida is a no-fault state, so you must first submit an injury claim with your insurance company. The details of the process are different depending on the type of accident you have. For instance, if you were involved in a car accident, you must file a claim with your auto insurance company.

However, if the cost of damages exceeds the policy, you may also be able to pursue compensation by filing a claim against the at-fault driver’s car insurance company. In a public transportation accident, such as a bus accident, you should be able to file a lawsuit against the bus driver, the bus company, and the municipality.

It’s vital to understand that bringing a claim against a government entity in Florida is not without its challenges. For starters, the statute of limitations is shorter when filing a lawsuit against a government entity than filing a standard injury claim against a private insurance carrier.

Economic and Non-economic Damages in Tampa Transportation Accidents

Victims of transportation accidents can recover damages for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Ongoing general damages

In some cases, punitive damages may be available if the at-fault party is found to be willfully or grossly negligent, such as when:

  • The at-fault driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • The transportation company disregards mandatory safety procedures and standards

Here are the types of damages you might recover in a transportation accident in Florida:

  • Emergency medical care
  • Current and future medical bills
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Lost wages
  • Career changes
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disfigurement or humiliation
  • Emotional anguish
  • Punitive or exemplary damages (in exceptional cases)

The skilled Tampa transportation accident attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett know how to prove the negligence of all the liable parties and can ensure you get fully compensated for your injuries and losses. We have investigators on our legal team to gather the necessary evidence for proving each element of the injury claim. We also get expert testimonials to corroborate the value of your losses and the compensation you deserve.

What to Do in a Tampa Transportation Accident?

If you or someone you love suffered an injury in a transportation accident, you might be entitled to financial compensation from the negligent or at-fault party. To do so:

  • Document everything at the accident site by taking photos and making videos
  • Keep records of your medical visits; time missed from work, and any communication you receive from the insurance company
  • Collect anything else that could serve as evidence to support your claim

Filing a claim for transportation accidents is rarely straightforward, especially in severe accidents where several people suffered devastating or debilitating injuries.

If you or someone you love was injured in a transport accident, consult a knowledgeable personal injury attorney with a solid record of results. The reliable accident attorneys at Carlson Meissner & Hayslett will handle everything on your behalf while working hard to win compensation for your case. This is in addition to the following:

  • Evaluating your claim
  • Providing informed guidance
  • Calculating the value of your claim
  • Negotiating directly with the insurance companies
  • Preparing the necessary legal documents
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At Carlson Meissner & Hayslett, we understand the importance of preparing a strong case after conducting thorough research to ensure you and your family obtain the compensation and justice you deserve. Our experienced and capable personal injury attorneys will diligently pursue the claim through expert testimony, witnesses, accident reconstruction efforts, and medical evidence and hold the negligent parties accountable.

To schedule your free consultation, contact us today.

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