Seminole Personal Injury Attorney
Getting hurt because of another party’s negligence and being forced to bear the burden and cost of that injury on your own is unjust. At Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff, our personal injury trial attorneys are dedicated to helping accident victims get the care and compensation they need and deserve while holding responsible parties accountable for their actions. We want to be your voice. We want to hear your story so we can tell it to the insurers, judges and juries in a way that compels them to make the right decision on your behalf. While you focus on getting your health, job and life back, we focus on getting justice, accountability and compensation for you. Contact our experienced Seminole personal injury attorney today.
Proving Your Negligence Claim Inside and Outside of the Courthouse
Negligence is the failure to act reasonably with due care for the safety of others. Even the best drivers can’t always escape getting hit by a drunk or distracted driver. Even the most attentive shoppers can’t always avoid a slip or trip on an unseen and unexpected hazard. Personal injury law – the law of negligence – allows you to recover compensation for the harm another’s negligence has caused you, including medical bills, lost wages or income, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss in quality of life, and more. To be successful on your claim, you may have to prove all of the following elements of a negligence claim:
- The other party owed a duty to you to act with reasonable regard for your safety
- They did something to violate that duty
- Their breach of duty caused you to suffer an injury
- An amount of money damages can compensate you for the harm you’ve endured
At Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff, we are trial attorneys with experience in the courtroom as criminal prosecutors and insurance defense attorneys. If we cannot settle your case with the insurance company outside of court, our lawyers are no strangers to the courthouse and are ready to take your case to trial if necessary to prove the other party’s liability before a judge and jury. Call our law firm for help with any injury claim in Seminole or Pinellas County, including:
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Premises Liability
- Truck Accidents
- Wrongful Death
- Bicycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Boat Accidents
- Uber & Lyft Accidents
- Distracted Driver Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Hit and Run Accidents
- Commercial Truck Accidents
- Jackknife Truck Accidents
- Rollover Truck Accidents
- Slip & Fall Accidents
- Dog & Animal Bites
Proving the other party’s negligence and liability to you requires knowledge of the law and legal procedure, plus experience resolving claims inside and outside of court. Accident victims who negotiate settlements with the insurance company on their own don’t get as good a result as people who are represented by an attorney. Insurance adjusters are expertly trained professionals who deal with insurance claims every day and have an arsenal of weapons to use against unrepresented individuals or inexperienced attorneys. We know how to build a case that proves the other party’s liability. We also know how much your case is worth, and we know when to settle and when to go to court.
In addition to proving your injury claim, we have the knowledge and skills necessary to fight back against insurance company tactics such as the following:
Alleging Comparative Fault – Insurance companies love to twist the facts around and say the accident victim is the one to blame for the accident through their own negligence. For every percentage of fault they can pin on you, that’s one less percent of your damages they have to pay. At Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff, we deal in facts. We take the time to investigate the accident, apply the facts to the applicable law, and build a case that proves the other party was at fault. We aren’t here to compromise or settle your case for anything less than you are owed.
Disputing the Injury – Insurance companies are likely to downplay or dispute your injury, saying it isn’t as bad as you say, it couldn’t have happened in the accident, or it was due to a pre-existing condition. They even hire their own company doctors to examine you and give some opinion about your injury, even though those doctors have never treated you and never will. Our years of experience as insurance defense and plaintiff’s lawyers means we know how to document your injury and prove your injury to the satisfaction of the insurance company or a judge and jury if need be.
Contact Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff Today
For knowledgeable, skilled and zealous representation in personal injury claims in Pinellas County, you can count on the lawyers at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff to be your fearless and tireless advocates. Call our experienced Seminole personal injury attorney today.