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Accidents happen everyday. Sometimes, there is nobody at-fault for what happened. But when an accident is the result of negligence or other wrongful conduct, the victim has the right under state law to seek compensation. A Tampa personal injury attorney can help you sue the responsible parties for monetary damages.

Why Do You Need to Contact a Lawyer Following an Accident?

Obviously, the first thing you should always do following an accident is to seek medical attention. This applies even if you “feel fine” or are able to walk away from the accident scene. In many cases, accident injuries are not always immediately apparent or visible. This is especially true when it comes to something like a traumatic brain injury, which often cannot be properly diagnosed without medical testing.

Once you have received medical attention, however, it is best to contact a personal injury attorney as quickly as possible. There are a few reasons for this. First, it is important to gather and organize any evidence regarding the accident as soon as possible after it has happened. An experienced lawyer knows what to look for in these situations.

Second, a lawyer can clearly explain your legal rights and responsibilities following an accident. For example, many accident victims fail to promptly notify their own insurance company of what happened. This can significantly affect the victim's ability to seek compensation through their own insurer later.

Third, the state imposes strict deadlines to file any type of personal injury claim. In most cases, the statute of limitations is just a few years from the date of the accident. But there are exceptions that may apply to your particular case. Once again, seeking timely advice from an experienced personal injury lawyer can prove invaluable.


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