Work With Experienced Tort Claims Lawyers In Tampa!
Have you ever been hurt by someone who wasn’t being careful or wasn’t paying attention? Or maybe you’ve been hurt by someone acting in a completely unsafe way. If you or your children are hurt in this way, you have the right to file a tort claim, with the help of a Tampa personal injury attorney, whether the action causing the damage was intended or not.
So if you are walking down the side of the road and someone shoots a gun off into the air and the bullet hits you, you can file a tort claim against the shooter. That’s because, even if that person didn’t intend to hurt you, they fired a gun in a way that was foreseeable someone could be hurt. They were negligent about their actions. A personal injury attorney in Tampa, Florida would be able to help you with this case.
This type of case would be considered a civil trial. That means that the defendant does not go to jail (though in cases like firing a gun at someone, there could also be a criminal trial) but may be ordered to pay you financial damages. That money is used to pay you back for medical bills, lost wages, and possibly pain and suffering if you suffered problems as a result of what the defendant did. Your Tampa, Florida personal injury attorney will help you compile all the information about your injury (your injuries may be mental or physical) and will help determine the appropriate amount of money damages that you will seek to recover.
Even if a government entity or employee causes your personal injury, you may be able to recover for your damages. The United States government allows victims to sue the government in certain situations. The authority for these cases comes from the Federal Tort Claims Act.
Cases against the U.S. government are commenced by giving written notice of your injury to the appropriate agency. This notice must meet certain requirements, and you must file it within two years of your injury. If the government denies your claim, you have six months from its denial to bring your case in court.
If you’ve suffered a personal injury and believe you may have a claim under the Federal Tort Claims Act, the Tampa personal injury attorneys of Wagner McLaughlin can advocate for you and help you pursue your case to the fullest extent of the law.