If you were in an accident or injured due to the negligence or carelessness of another party, it can be a stressful time for you and your family. You likely have a number of questions about your mounting medical bills, lost wages, and recovery time for your injuries. You might also ask yourself if you need to consult a personal injury attorney to seek compensation for your injuries.
In most cases, you may need an experienced personal injury lawyer to guide you through the maze of a personal injury claim. The Law Offices of Matthew J. Jowanna, P.A. can oversee the legal process and help you obtain any damages owed to you so you can focus on your recovery.
What is personal injury law?
Personal injury law allows an injured party to file a claim in civil court in order to receive damages for losses as a result of physical or mental injury caused by another person, business or other entity. Personal injury circumstances include, but are not limited to, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip & fall and negligent security. The personal injury system is designed to financially compensate the injured who has suffered harm as a result of another party’s neglectful or intentional conduct.
Do I need a lawyer?
Having an attorney well-versed in personal injury law is an advantage. Our lawyers know the Florida personal injury laws and how they may pertain to your case. We know in which county and court to file your case, where higher jury awards are offered and the likelihood of your case going to trial.
Acting on your behalf and best interests, our experienced attorneys will negotiate settlements with the insurance company and/or negligent party, navigate the pre-trial process, take your case to trial (if necessary) and fight for the compensation you deserve.
What does a personal injury lawyer do?
Our lawyers will make every effort to help you make the best decision for your legal and financial needs. We will listen to you, gather information, explain all your options and help you pursue your chosen course of action when representing your personal injury claim. This includes but is not limited to:
- Personally handling your case, listening to your concerns and answering your questions
- Documenting your financial losses from medical bills and lost wages
- Correct and timely filing of court documents, insurance claims, and other necessary paperwork
- Gathering pieces of evidence, including interviewing witnesses of the incident as well as expert witnesses to substantiate your claim
- Representation during negotiation with insurance companies and other negligent parties
- Reviewing prospective settlement offers and acting in your best interests
Our goal is to guide you through your options, take the burden of the legal process off you and help you receive the compensation you deserve.
The Law Offices of Matthew J. Jowanna, P.A. is a full-service, civil litigation, and trial law firm. Our practice areas include Personal Injury, Family Law, Divorce, Wills & Trusts, Estate Planning and Probate, as well as Insurance Coverage, Defense, and Disputes. We are centrally located in Wesley Chapel to provide legal services for the entire Tampa Bay region, however, we are able to serve the entire state of Florida. If you have a legal question or would like to schedule a consultation, fill out our contact form or call 813-929-7300.