Tampa Negligence Attorneys

Jack Bernstein and his Tampa negligence attorney team can represent you if you’re injured in a negligence accident. For more than three decades, Jack Bernstein has represented injury victims and been a voice for justice. When you’re hurt because of others’ actions, the Jack Bernstein, Injury Attorneys team is here to fight for you.

Negligence Attorneys FAQs

What Is a Negligence Claim?

A negligence claim is a legal action for compensation based on an injury. A victim brings the case to demand monetary compensation. The person or entity responsible for the accident pays the victim an amount based on the law. 

The purpose of a negligence lawsuit is to provide financial compensation to the victim and hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions. Of course, money alone cannot heal injuries. However, it can reimburse the victim for their losses, ease their suffering and provide justice.

What Are the Types of Negligence Claims?

There are several claims that involve negligence, including auto negligence lawsuits and hotel negligence lawsuits. Common types of negligence claims are:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck and commercial vehicle accidents
  • Motorcycle crashes
  • Bicycle and pedestrian injuries
  • Slip and falls; other dangerous conditions on a property
  • Falling objects; stuck between
  • Chemical spills
  • Burns, explosions and fires
  • Machine and construction accidents
  • Hotel accidents
  • Amusement park issues and malfunctions
  • Workplace injuries
  • Recreation injuries

What Are the Types of Negligence Claims?

In order to receive compensation for negligence, the victim must initiate their own lawsuit. A crime doesn’t have to occur for a victim to have a claim. Instead, the legal basis for a negligence claim is a civil wrong. 

Under Florida law, the person who causes an accident through negligence or carelessness legally bears the burden of the harm that results. Bringing a negligence claim is the way for victims to get the compensation they deserve. They may also receive a determination of fault by the responsible party.

How Do I Know if I Have a Legal Claim for Negligence?

To know if you have a legal claim for negligence, look at the elements that make up a claim. To have a legal claim, you must be able to prove all of the elements of negligence:

  1. Another party had a duty of care.
  2. The other party failed to act reasonably based on ordinary standards.
  3. An accident occurs. The accident is the natural consequence of the defendant’s carelessness.
  4. Harm results to the victim. Personal injuries or property damage is typically required.

You must also determine if any defenses apply to the case. A defense may change the case’s value, or it can impact your eligibility to bring a claim

Remember that a negligence claim can be based on an accident. Intentional harm is not required. In fact, negligence claims are just that – accidents. They often occur because someone acts with unreasonable carelessness. The victim only needs to show how the responsible party failed to act reasonably with care and caution.

What Compensation Could I Receive by Bringing a Negligence Claim?

Compensation that you can receive by bringing a negligence claim includes:

  • Emergency medical bills
  • Long-term medical treatment expenses
  • Prescription medication costs
  • Physical therapy/rehabilitation
  • Medical devices
  • Nursing and home care
  • Mental health care
  • Lost income/lost career path
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional anguish
  • Compensation for impact to lifestyle
  • Punitive damages

Individuals who are injured rightfully want to know the value of their case. The most basic explanation is that the value of a negligence case increases as the severity of the accident increases. Generally, a victim may claim medical bills, lost income, property damage and pain and suffering. What you receive depends on your actual losses.

Determining the exact value of a claim can be complex. Many factors play into the range of what a case may be worth. For a specific determination, we invite you to meet with our Tampa negligence lawsuit attorneys to get an evaluation based on your case’s unique circumstances. Even if you are partially at fault, you may be able to receive compensation.

How Can a Negligence Attorney Assist Me With a Claim?

A negligence attorney assists you with a claim by bringing the claim on your behalf and taking steps to maximize your compensation. Your lawyers know the law, and they know how to pursue your rights effectively.

Here are some of the ways your negligence attorney assists you with a claim:

  • Determining if you have a valid claim
  • Preserving the evidence on the scene
  • Proving all of the elements of the case
  • Maximizing compensation through evidence
  • Identifying and responding to challenges and legal issues
  • Speaking on your behalf in court
  • Motioning the court to build a legal strategy
  • Preparing evidence for trial, understanding court procedure and evidentiary rules
  • Research and evaluation of legal arguments
  • Settlement negotiations
  • Evaluating whether to accept a settlement
  • Drafting an effective judgment
  • Trial; presenting evidence and arguments
  • Collection of judgment or appeal, if needed

In addition to handling the claim’s logistics, your attorney is your counselor and guide throughout the case. We can give you unbiased information about the best course of action and assistance in making the process as efficient as possible. Ultimately, we represent your interests in working to reach a just result for your injuries and suffering. Our training and experience can be your guide through what can be a complicated process.

Why Choose the Jack Bernstein, Injury Attorneys Tampa Negligence Attorney Team?

Jack Bernstein has spent decades devoting his legal career to helping people. With a background in accounting and economics, Jack Bernstein has the technical knowledge to provide thorough and custom legal assistance for the maximum compensation in your case. For more than 37 years, he has pursued his passion for thousands of clients.

During that time, he has also built the Jack Bernstein, Injury Attorneys team. When you work with our team, you’re working with a group of trained, experienced, passionate professionals. We know the reasons that valid claims are denied and help clients every day to get the financial relief they deserve. We go the extra mile to ensure that our clients receive justice.

Tampa Negligence Attorney Free Consultation

Have you been hurt in an accident? Meet with our Tampa negligence attorneys for your free consultation. Let us give you a personalized evaluation and answer your questions regarding your legal claim. 

Also, ask about our clear, written fee agreements and how we can represent you with no fee unless you win. Contact us for your Tampa negligence attorneys free consultation today.

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Jack Bernstein Personal Injury Attorney

For more than 40 years, personal injury lawyer Jack G. Bernstein has protected the rights of individuals who have been injured in a variety of circumstances. Throughout his career, Bernstein has been a strategist thoroughly dedicated to the idea of protecting the rights of his clients. Mr. Bernstein is a member of the Florida State Bar Association, the Hillsborough Bar Association and the Clearwater Bar Association.

Mr. Bernstein has the experience and expertise to handle a wide range of injury cases. Among the types of plaintiffs Mr. Bernstein represents are individuals involved in car accidents caused by drunk drivers or other exhibiting negligence, medical complications resulting from carelessness caused by a physician or a medical facility, including brain injury, bicycle, motorcycle, moped and truck accidents, admiralty law and cruise ship accidents, accidental drownings, all types of wrongful death lawsuits, along with most injury, catastrophic occurrences and legal malpractice issues.

Our firm handles every type of personal injury and accident case, using negotiation and litigation tactics effectively. We handle cases throughout Tampa, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, FL. With a staff of approximately 40 people, including six lawyers and 34 support personnel, we have the legal resources to get the justice you deserve and the maximum recovery for your losses. Schedule your free consultation today; we are always here to help.

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