If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle wreck in Tampa due to someone else’s negligence, you might not know what to do next. This is why it is imperative to consult a car accident lawyer for legal advice on how to proceed. An experienced personal injury lawyer working on your case will gather critical evidence, determine who was at fault in causing your injuries and damage, obtain the details on any available insurance available to compensate you, negotiate with insurance carriers, professionally determine the nature and extent of your injuries and damages that can be recovered, and fight for full and fair compensation for you.

Areas We Serve

Although we’re based in Tampa, our reputation for succeeding in complex cases leads us to practice statewide, serving cities including:

  • Clearwater
  • St. Petersburg
  • Ft. Lauderdale
  • Bradenton
  • Key West
  • Brandon
  • Orlando
  • Sarasota
  • Boca Raton
  • Lakeland
  • Naples
  • Fort Myers
  • Cape Coral
  • Miami
  • West Palm Beach
  • Jacksonville


Filing a personal injury lawsuit after a crash in Tampa requires a few elements. You must prove that the other driver is at fault for the accident, as well as provide evidence of your damages and injuries.

Proving Negligence

If you plan on pursuing a claim against another driver after an accident, your Tampa car crash attorney can help you prove your claim. Doing so requires you to prove by the greater weight of the evidence that the other driver was negligent, and that their negligence directly led to the crash and your subsequent injuries. Negligence is the failure to use reasonable care, which is the care that any reasonable individual would use under similar circumstances.

Examples of negligent or reckless driving behaviors include, but are not limited to:

  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence
  • Failing to yield
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Distracted driving
  • Following too closely
  • Making an illegal turn

Calculating Economic Damages

In addition to proving the other driver was negligent, you must also prove that their negligence caused your damages. Damages in Florida personal injury cases are not limited to current losses – they also include your future losses as well.

Your attorney can evaluate and determine the full extent of your damages in order to obtain maximum compensation for your claim. Examples of damages you may be compensated for after a car accident in Florida include:

  • Medical bills and treatment costs, including ambulance rides
  • Lost wages
  • Home health care services
  • Property damage
  • Cost of future medical care
  • Loss of earning capacity


A lawsuit can also help you recover non-economic damages like disfigurement, pain and suffering, loss of the enjoyment of life, and mental anguish. However, you must have a permanent injury to recover non-economic losses. In Florida, a permanent injury includes:

  1. Significant and permanent loss of an important bodily function
  2. Permanent injury within a reasonable degree of medical probability, other than scarring or disfigurement
  3. Significant and permanent scarring or disfigurement
  4. Death

Gathering Evidence

In order to prove the extent of your injuries and the other driver’s negligence, your lawyers will gather crucial evidence, such as:

  • Traffic camera footage
  • Witness statements
  • Photos and videos of the scene
  • Expert testimony, including accident reconstructionists, medical experts, and human factors experts
  • Medical bills
  • Lost earnings


Contact Our Florida Civil Litigation Lawyers Today

The process of recovering compensation after a car accident in Tampa can feel overwhelming, especially if you’re dealing with injuries and other losses. Your priority after a crash should be recovering – let us handle the rest.

At WMW, our experienced Tampa car accident attorneys will stay by your side, helping you move past your accident as efficiently as possible. Our understanding of Florida personal injury laws and our advocacy on your behalf can help the court determine fault and maximize your recovery.

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