Riverview Personal Injury Lawyers
Nothing brings life to a halt quite like a bad injury. On top of dealing with the expenses and pain resulting from a serious injury, there’s the added stress of figuring out what your ability to work will look like months or years down the line. Your future financial and physical well-being is often directly related to the severity of your injury and how well you’re able to recover from your financial losses. When working your way through this difficult time, it’s important to fight for your right to a fair recovery from all responsible parties.
It’s also important to remember that you don’t have to deal with this alone. If you’re in the Riverview area and are dealing with the injuries, property damage, lost wages from missed work, and mental anguish that often goes hand-in-hand with an accident, the Hillsborough personal injury law firm of Darrigo & Diaz want to help you navigate to a future in which you’re financially stable and physically able. We’ve dealt with the full array of accident cases, from car accidents to truck accidents, to slip and falls, to any kind of accident-related injury you can imagine. At the very least, we’d like to offer a bit of peace for those who are currently dealing with all the stresses that come with an accident.
Darrigo & Diaz have been helping the injured victims of Riverview for 20 years and want to help you too. We have a strong history of winning cases for people in situations very similar to your own, and we will aggressively pursue an outcome that adequately addresses your needs now and in the future. We offer free consultations to go over the details of your injury case and can take your call or message 24/7. Feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience by phone at (813) 774-3341 or when you contact us online.
Representing Personal Injury Victims in Riverview After Their Accident
Darrigo & Diaz can handle any case where an injury has been caused by someone’s negligence, wrongdoing, or intentional acts. Past case types in our successful track record include:
- Car accidents • Catastrophic injury • Truck accidents
- Slip and fall accidents • Wrongful death • Bicycle accidents
- Boating accidents • Traumatic brain injury • Construction accidents
- Bus accidents • Cruise ship accidents • Dangerous drugs
- Motorcycle accidents • Dog bites • Drunk driving accidents
- Nursing home abuse • Negligent security • Mass tort, class action suits
- Pedestrian accidents • Defective products • Spinal cord injury
- Swimming pool accidents • Work injuries • Hurricane damage claims
Darrigo & Diaz Offer Legal Help for your Riverview Personal Injury
Riverview gets you about as close to Tampa proper as possible without having to actually leave the suburbs. Just a 20-minute drive from the center of the action, it’s a fairly low-pressure commute and offers residents an easy way to hit the town without having to do a ton of advanced planning. Being so close also offers the benefit of taxis and rideshares servicing your neighborhood without needing to cough up hundreds of bucks for the trip.
Even without the proximity to Tampa as a major selling point, Riverview offers plenty of activities and amenities of its own. Though you’re unlikely to see it these days, the phosphorus-heavy bed of the local river used to glow at night, earning it the name “Alafia”, or “River of Fire.” With the Alafia River so close, a day on the water is an easy way to please visitors and long-term residents alike. The Alafia Scrub Nature Preserve gives nature lovers a chance to appreciate the robust natural beauty that Florida has to offer without needing to drive out to the everglades or other major parks and plenty of businesses in the area offer kayak and canoe rentals.
Even with all the comfort and safety that Riverview offers its residents, accidents can happen anywhere. When you find yourself dealing with an injury due to another’s negligence in Riverview, seek legal representation with a track record of winning cases in the court system you’re subject to. With decades of experience in the Hillsborough County court system, Darrigo & Diaz want to help you fight for the maximum amount possible for any damages you suffered.
Establishing Negligence in a Florida Personal Injury Case
When you’ve been injured in an accident, there are certain damages for which you are eligible to seek reparations. Some of the most common types of damages that get factored into the total amount in damages are:
- Medical treatment costs
- Future treatment costs
- Income lost because of the injury
- Out of pocket expenses
- Compensation for damaged or lost property
Keep in mind that you’re only eligible to recover these damages through a personal injury lawsuit if you’re able to prove another party was negligent.
The Four Parts of Negligence
The personal injury attorneys at Darrigo & Diaz will fight to hold the responsible parties accountable by establishing them as the negligent party in your accident. In order to prove a person or legal entity is negligent, all of the following must be proven:
- They had a duty of care.
- They breached their duty of care.
- That breach of duty caused the accident.
- The accident led to damages.
Here’s an easy example that highlights these four components: (1) A driver has a duty of care to drive safely and avoid endangering others on the road. (2) They breach that duty by drinking and driving, an illegal act and also something a reasonable person could foresee leading to dangerous conditions that might impact their ability to uphold their duty of care. (3) They swerve into a different lane causing an accident and leading to you breaking an arm. (4) The costs of that injury (including medical bills, lost wages from missed work, and pain and suffering) can be accounted for.
In this hypothetical case, a Riverview personal injury lawyer can assist you with documenting the driver’s actions, establishing their negligence, and then seeking the maximum amount of compensation for all losses related to your injury.
Finding the Right Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Riverview Case
When looking for the right lawyer for you, be sure to search for a law firm that has ample experience working in the court system that serves your community. All Hillsborough personal injury suits go through the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court in Hillsborough County. Darrigo & Diaz have over two decades of experience working within this system and can help you with your case today.
Call us at (813) 774-3341 or contact us online to get started on your personal injury case today.