Throughout the state of Florida, people are injured every single day. No matter where you are, the unfortunate reality is that there is always the risk of an injury occurring, and if you’ve been injured in an accident due to no fault of your own, our Hillsborough County personal injury lawyer is here to help you in the pursuit of the compensation you deserve and need to heal. We represent accident victims throughout Hillsborough County and its surrounding areas, including Lutz, Pasco County, Lake Magdalene, Greater Northdale, Westchase, Land O’ Lakes, Wesley Chapel, Tampa Bay, and Keystone. Contact Merricks Law Group to learn more about how our firm can guide you through every step of the legal process ahead.
Why Hire a Hillsborough County Personal Injury Lawyer?
Our Hillsborough County personal injury lawyer, Attorney Howard Merricks has dedicated over 30 years of his life to helping accident victims attain the compensation and the justice they deserve, and he is ready to put his years of experience to work for you.
Our Legal Services
Our Tampa personal injury lawyer is committed to providing legal assistance to accident victims throughout the state of Florida who’ve been harmed in a wide array of accidents. Our firm understands how these injuries can affect someone for the remainder of their life, which is why we are here to handle the following cases:
- Auto Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Medical Malpractice
- Product Liability
- Work Injuries
- Slip and Fall Accidents
- Property Damage
- Wrongful Death
Hillsborough County Auto Accident Lawyer
There are few things more frightening than sustaining an injury in an auto accident. Unfortunately, the state of Florida sees thousands of auto accidents every single year, and if you are someone who has been injured in an auto accident, you must not delay in filing your personal injury claim. Our firm handles several types of auto accidents, including the following:
- Boat/Jet Ski Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Uber/Lyft Accidents
Hillsborough County Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer
If you have recently sustained an injury in a slip and fall accident, then you know all too well that accidents are not strictly limited to those that occur on the road. Unfortunately, slip and fall accidents can impact a person just as significantly as any other type of accident, and when someone is injured in a slip and fall accident due to no fault of their own, Merricks Law Group is here to help fight for the compensation they deserve. Some of the slip and fall accident cases that our firm handles are as follows:
- Airport Accidents
- Parking Lot Accidents
- Restaurant Accidents
- Sidewalk Accidents
- Stairway Accidents
- Supermarket Accidents
Fulfilling the Burden of Proof After an Accident
If you’ve been injured in an accident, it is critical that you retain the services of a knowledgeable Hillsborough County personal injury lawyer who can work to gather and present all the evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim. Some of the most valuable types of evidence are pictures of the accident or the unsafe conditions that caused the accident, surveillance footage of the accident as it happened, medical documents regarding the origin and extent of your injuries, a copy of the police report filed at the scene of the accident, witness statements verifying your claim, and more. As long as we can prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence, we should recover the compensation you require to heal.
Economic Damages vs. Non-economic Damages
When someone wins a personal injury claim, they may recover compensation for two types of damages: economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages deal with the financial cost of an injury, including lost wages, surgeries, rehabilitation, and more. Non-economic damages deal with non-monetary damages incurred as a result of an accident, including emotional distress, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, the loss of enjoyment of life, loss of companionship, physical impairment, and more.
Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims in Florida
Every state has a statute of limitations in place when it comes to personal injury claims. The statute of limitations is the amount of time that someone has to take legal action after being injured. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Florida is, generally, four years, you must not wait any longer than four years from the date of your accident to file your lawsuit. You should also understand that for certain types of claims, such as wrongful death claims, or those involving injuries sustained on property owned by a municipality, the statute of limitations is far shorter than four years, which is why if you or someone you know has been harmed in an accident, it is critical that you speak with an attorney as soon as you can.
Contact Our Hillsborough County Personal Injury Lawyer
We understand that the physical, financial, and emotional burdens that individuals incur as a result of an accident can follow them for years, or even for the rest of their lives, which is why our firm is dedicated to easing those burdens as much as possible by helping accident victims obtain their rightful compensation. If you’ve been injured in Tampa or Hillsborough County, you can depend on us to fight, tooth-and-nail, on your behalf. Contact Merricks Law Group to schedule your free initial consultation with our firm.