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During attorney Mike Hancock’s first eight years of practice, he defended many insurance companies such as Allstate, State Farm and The Travelers, along with several Fortune 500 companies, in personal injury cases. This is where he learned the insurance companies’ tricks-of-the-trade and secrets to the inner workings of how they defend and evaluate negligence cases.

In over 22 years of practice as a Tampa injury attorney, Claire Hancock has assisted Tampa residents in complex litigation cases involving wrongful death, defective products, and numerous auto accidents and slip-and-fall injury cases.

"Settlement or Trial, we treat each case with the attention you won't receive from a large 'churn and burn' firm"

Why Consider our Law Firm to Represent You?

#1 - Speedy Results

Our personal injury law firm prides itself on results for you that happen quickly. We start on our clients’ cases immediately because we know that seriously injured people who are losing time from work and incurring medical bills do not need an overburdened lawyer who lets their case sit. At Hancock Law Firm, we do just the opposite. The speed and diligence with which we begin to work on your case will be apparent from your first phone call to our office.

#2 - No Fee Promise

It costs you nothing to speak with our experienced Tampa personal injury attorneys at Hancock Law Firm about your case either by email, telephone, text message or in our office. We represent you on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay our attorney’s fees only when we recover damages for you.

#3 - Experience

Mike Hancock has excelled in personal injury litigation for over 25 years. After several years handling claims for the insurance industry, Mr. Hancock founded Hancock Law Firm in 1996 with a clear understanding of the insurance industry and how to obtain the best results for his clients. 

#4 - Going The Extra Mile

We know every client on a first-name basis - and our clients know us. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We will answer your questions, make recommendations and provide you with a free, confidential evaluation of your injury claim, all without obligation to use our legal services.

$800,000

Nursing Home Negligence

Bed Sores Leading to Sepsis

$1,000,000

Construction Site Accident

Traumatic Brain Injury and Multiple Orthopedic Injuries

$1,100,000

Motorcycle Accident

Below the Knee Amputation

$1,000,000

Medical Malpractice

Negligence of Hospital MRI Technician Causing Brain Injury to Child

$950,000

Motorcycle Accident

Traumatic Brain Injury and Multiple Orthopedic Injuries

$650,000

Nursing Home Negligence

Wrongful Death, Bed Sores, Malnutrition, Renal Failure

Practice Areas

We handle many types of personal injury cases in Tampa, FL

Car Accidents


Studies show that insurance companies pay almost triple when an accident victim is represented by an attorney. In auto accident cases, we help our clients take on the insurance companies and win maximum compensation for their losses. While settlement is often the best option, if the insurance company will not make you a reasonable offer we will not hesitate to take your case to trial.

In addition to the insurance companies, there may be other parties that are responsible for your losses as well. As part of every case, we thoroughly examine the facts in order to identify all possible sources of financial compensation. If the at-fault driver was on the clock, drinking and driving, or driving a defective vehicle, these are just a few examples of scenarios where we may be able to file claims against multiple parties on your behalf.

If you have been injured in an auto accident, you should not talk to the insurance companies. The adjusters will try to convince you to accept less than you are owed, and they will try to get you to make statements that will hurt your case. We will handle this on your behalf and ensure that you receive the full compensation you deserve. Read more about damages in Florida auto accidents.

Motorcycle Accidents


One of the benefits of living in Florida is that you get to ride your motorcycle year-round. Unfortunately, since drivers get used to seeing motorcycles on the roads, they often get complacent about motorcycle safety. As a rider, you know where the blind spots are, and you know that maintaining a buffer is the best way to avoid accidents. However, some “cage” drivers still have a tendency to put motorcyclists in dangerous situations. When they do, the results can be devastating.

We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for riders injured in motorcycle accidents. This includes:

  • $1.1 million for a rider who had to have a leg amputated below the knee
  • $950,000 for a rider who suffered a traumatic brain injury and multiple broken bones

As in auto accident cases, we focus on helping injured motorcycle riders hold all of the responsible parties accountable and obtain maximum compensation for their losses. This includes compensation for your medical bills from the accident, anticipated future medical expenses, missed time from work, future loss of earning capacity, property damage, pain and suffering, and other damages. We can help you seek coverage through your own “no-fault” personal injury protection (PIP) policy as well. Learn more about our experience representing victims of motorcycle accidents.

Slip and Fall Injuries


If you have slipped, tripped, or fallen on business premises or someone else’s property, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our attorneys have more than 25 years of experience in representing clients in these and other types of premises liability cases. We have successfully recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients in cases against hotels, grocery stores, retailers, restaurants, gas stations, medical facilities, apartment complexes, and private property owners.

The Florida laws that apply in slip-and-fall cases favor injured plaintiffs. For example, if you slipped on a spill in a grocery store, you do not need to prove that the store manager knew about the spill and still failed to clean it up. Rather, all you need to show is that someone should have known about the spill, or that it was reasonably foreseeable that such a spill would occur. Even if you were partially at fault for your injuries, you can still recover compensation based on the establishment’s percentage of liability.

If you have suffered a slip-and-fall injury, we encourage you to get in touch with us. We will thoroughly evaluate your case and help you understand if you may have a claim for financial compensation.

Learn more about how we help slip-and-fall victims in Tampa, FL.

Dig Bite Injuries


Florida statutes are favorable to dog bite victims. While some states have a “first bite” rule that essentially allows dog owners a free attack before they can be held liable for a victim’s injuries, in Florida, dog owners are on the hook for the first attack. This means that you can recover financial damages for dog bite injuries even if the dog has never bitten before or ever displayed signs of vicious behavior.

We handle all types of dog bite cases, including:

  • Leashed and unleashed dogs
  • Claims against landlords
  • Claims against veterinary clinics and third-party caretakers
  • Attacks against adults and children
  • Attacks against pets

We can also help you pursue compensation if you suffered injuries when a dog knocked you down or if you fell while being chased by a dog. Dog attack victims often suffer serious injuries that permanently alter their appearance and physical abilities. These are serious cases that require serious legal representation. You may be entitled to substantial damages for medical expenses, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life. You can count on our attorneys to diligently fight to win maximum compensation for your losses. Continue reading about our representation for dog attack injury claims.

Wrongful Death


Losing a loved one can feel like too much to bear. While we cannot bring your loved one back or help you overcome the tragedy of your loved one’s death, we can make sure that the financial burden of your loss is no greater than absolutely necessary.

If you have lost a spouse, parent, or child due to someone else’s reckless or careless conduct, you are entitled to hold that person financially responsible for all of the losses you suffer as a result of your loved one’s death. This includes not just medical bills and funeral expenses, but a broad range of direct and indirect forms of financial and emotional harm. In egregious cases, we can also pursue punitive damages from the responsible party. If more than one person or business is to blame, we can make sure that each and every one of them faces the consequences of their actions.

In addition to auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, slips and falls, and dog attacks, we represent clients in all other types of cases involving wrongful death. From construction accidents to boat crashes, if you have lost a loved one, we are here to help you seek justice for your loss. After we have the necessary information, you can rely on us to handle your case so that you can remain focused on honoring your loved one’s passing. Read more about our services for victims of wrongful death.

"I’ve tried cases against Michael Hancock and would not hesitate to have him represent me, a close family member, or a friend injured in a personal injury matter. Michael aggressively represents his clients, while at the same time, maintaining a good, professional rapport with opposing attorneys, judges, and insurance adjusters. His abilities in fostering and maintaining these important relationships allow him to maximize the recovery for his clients.”

C.S., Esquire of Tampa, Florida, Insurance Defense Law Firm

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