Brooksville, Florida’s Nature Coast, is one of the most charming areas in the Tampa area. Some of our favorite trails are hidden in Withlacoochee State Forest. But even the most scenic and peaceful areas give way to accidents. Whether a bicyclist gets injured by a distracted driver or an off-leash dog attacks a hiker, the best days can end in disaster.
An injury that is caused by the carelessness of someone else can be devastating. At Hancock Injury Attorneys, we’ve seen it all. We’ve been there for many Brooksville residents as they have struggled to make their doctor’s appointments while keeping up with their financial obligations. That is why we are dedicated to fighting for the rights of citizens in our community.
Different Types of Personal Injury Claims
Unfortunately, there are many ways the good people of Brooksville can get injured. Our community is made of hard-working citizens who are always on the go. However, there are opportunities for accidents whenever you leave home. Some of the more common causes of injury are:
- Dog Bites
- Third-Party Work Accidents
- Slip and Falls
- Retail Store Accidents
- Defective Products
- Poorly Designed Products
- Wrongful Death
- Bicycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Injuries
Regardless of the injury cause, we handle each case with the same passion and desire to get the justice they deserve.
What Injuries Do You Have?
Just as every accident has a unique set of circumstances, the resulting injuries can be similarly diverse.
Some of the common types of injuries our clients suffer from are:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Blunt Force Trauma
- Broken Arms/Legs
- Fractured Collarbone
- Displaced Ribs
- Nerve Damage
- Severe Burns
- Severe Road Rash
- Organ Damage
- Compound Fractures
Brooksville Personal Injury Attorney FAQ
Should I talk to the other driver’s Insurance agent?
The best thing to do after an accident is to talk to an attorney who knows the law and has experience getting clients compensation for their injuries. The insurance agent for the other driver may be nice and seem like he or she is helping you, but they have a job to do and that is to pay you as little—or none at all—money as possible. Get someone on your side to start getting the compensation you deserve under the law.
Will my Insurance go up if the accident wasn’t my fault?
Under Florida law, the insurance company isn’t supposed to up your rates unless the drover was “substantially at fault.” (Florida Statute §626.9541). So don’t take the word of the other driver’s insurance company about who was at fault, you need to talk to an attorney about your accident if you were injured because of someone else’s negligence.
What if I was injured by a hit and run driver?
If you were injured and the other driver flees, then you need to see an attorney right away. Under Florida law, your bodily injuries up to $10,000 are covered through your state-required personal injury protection insurance policy. If the damages are greater than that, then come see us at Hancock Injury Attorneys so we can look at alternative compensation sources to pay you for your injuries.
What to Do if You are Injured in Brooksville
After an accident, the next steps can be confusing. Depending on what type of accident you are in, different parties will want information from you and ask you a barrage of questions about the cause of the accident and whether you are hurt. It can be tricky to figure out which entities have your best interest at heart.
The first thing is to focus on your immediate medical needs to make sure you have the best chance of recovery. After that, you should talk to an attorney.
Contact a Brooksville Personal Injury Lawyer
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.
Everyone at Hancock Injury Attorneys, from our receptionist and paralegals to our attorneys, is committed to providing our clients with exceptional legal representation and client service.
Hancock Injury Attorneys has been representing clients in Brooksville and surrounding communities since 1996.