From the breweries and wineries to ballooning and pigeon shooting, Land O’ Lakes is a fantastic community to live in. However, with so much to do, there is always the potential for injury. Whether you are hit by a driver who spent too much time at the brewery or you are in a hot air balloon accident, your life can be turned upside down in an instant.
At Hancock Injury Attorneys, we take your injury seriously. We are passionate about our community, and even more so about protecting the citizens who live here. If you are injured, you should be fairly represented to ensure that your path to recovery doesn’t include unnecessary twists and turns.
Types of Accidents
At Hancock Injury Attorneys, we help victims who have suffered a wide variety of accidents. Some common personal injury accident types include:
- Dog Bites
- Third-Party Work Accidents
- Slip and Falls
- All Premises Liability
- Defective Products
- Poorly Designed Product
- Wrongful Death
- Bicycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Injuries
Types of Injuries
No two injuries, accidents or cases are the same. The type of injury you sustained will guide the strategy for your personal injury case.
Some of the common injuries our clients have suffered include:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Blunt Force Trauma
- Broken Arms/Legs
- Fractured Collarbone
- Displaced Ribs
- Nerve Damage
- Severe Burns
- Severe Road Rash
- Organ Damage
- Compound Fractures
Types of Damages
Florida law allows the victim of an accident to seek compensation for all injuries and financial losses that came from an injury because of someone’s negligence. The damages include all economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are those with an easily determinable cost like lost time from work and medical bills:
- Medical Bills
- Lost Wages
- Future Loss of Income
- Property Damage
Non-economic damages are those losses that don’t have a set amount of money associated with the loss and are more difficult to calculate:
- Pain and Suffering
- Mental Anguish/PTSD
- Permanent Disfigurement
- Loss of Companionship/Consortium
- Loss of Quality of Life
- Permanent Disability
Whatever your injury is, how it happened and what your losses are, at Hancock Injury Attorneys, we know how to get compensation for those who have been injured by someone else.
Land O’Lakes Personal Injury FAQs
I think I might be partly to blame for the accident, can I still get compensation?
In Florida, each driver is required to have Personal Injury Protections that will pay the victim of a car accident up to $10,000 in bodily injury regardless of who was at fault. If there are injuries and losses above that amount, then Florida’s system of comparative fault will assign negligence by each party based on their percentage of fault. Then each person pays for the injuries based on that percentage.
Do I need an attorney for a wrongful death claim?
If you live in Land O’ Lakes and you’ve lost a family member because of someone else’s negligence, then you can make a wrongful death claim against that person. Florida law requires that a personal representative of the family file any lawsuit if it comes to that. This person doesn’t have to be an attorney, however, most of these cases settle and never get to the point of filing a lawsuit.
At Hancock Injury Attorneys, we know what it takes to get a wrongful death settlement, and if the insurance company won’t settle, then we are experienced in getting justice for our clients.
If I fall in a store, do I have to go to court to get compensation?
A fall can be a terrible thing and cause someone serious injury. A good attorney will make every effort to settle the case as quickly as possible and to get an amount that is fair and just for the victim. Sometimes slip and fall cases can be tough to prove, but at Hancock Injury Attorneys, we know the law and we know how to get a good settlement or award from the court if the store doesn’t settle.
Contact a Land O’Lakes 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 Land O’ Lakes and surrounding communities since 1996.