Injured in an Accident? We Can Help!

Tampa Car Accident Attorneys


The Center for Disease Control and Prevention claims auto accidents are one of the top causes of death for Americans. Nationally, more than 30,000 people are killed yearly in car collisions. Florida law requires licensed drivers to have vehicle insurance. When another driver is at fault in an accident, it is likely their insurance company will cover your damages. However, filing a claim and receiving appropriate compensation is becoming increasingly difficult.

Have you been denied rightful compensation after an accident? Contact our Tampa car accident lawyers today at (813) 305-7697.

Why Do I Need an Attorney for a Car Accident Claim?

It is upsetting to see how many people faithfully pay their auto insurance company every month just to have their carrier pay them as little as possible. This includes uninsured motorist claims against their own carrier. It’s even worse when a driver’s own insurance company acts negligently since you are supposed to be a valued customer.

At Jerry Jaramillo & Associates P.A., we have over 20 years of experience fighting for auto insurance claims. Over the years, we have seen how common it is for an insurance company to betray their policyholders and act in their own self-interest. It is a poor business model for the policyholder to have a company that collects your premiums but doesn’t pay your entitled compensation.

While you don't need an attorney after a car accident, it is in your best interest to hire a trusted Tampa car accident lawyer to help ensure that the auto insurance company pays you what you are rightfully owed to cover accident-related costs.

Pain and Suffering Calculator

Compensation for car accident claims are made of several different parts. The simple values to calculate include medical bills, repair costs, and lost income. These hard costs can be tracked and easily totaled to present to the insurance adjuster. But what about pain and suffering?

"Pain and suffering" is the term used to describe the emotional distress suffered after an accident. These are non-economical damages such as feelings of depression, PTSD, anxiety, physical limitations, and other emotional or psychological trauma as a result of the car accident.

There are two different methods to calculate a value for pain and suffering: per diem and the multiple method. More commonly, the multiple method is used. All the economical damages are totaled and then multiplied by an amount determined by your Tampa car accident lawyer, depending on the severity of your case.

What to Do After a Car Accident

Before anything else, address life-threatening injuries. Then if possible, you should take the following steps after a car accident:

  • Take photographs of the scene where the incident occurred.
  • Call 911 and wait for the police to arrive on scene so that they may properly document the incident.
  • Make sure to get a copy of the “Driver Exchange of Information”. This is typically filled out by the police officer on scene and contains vital information about the accident such as the at-fault driver’s name, address, and insurance information
  • Do NOT leave the scene without the at-fault driver’s name, license plate number, and insurance information – Even if you feel the damage to your car was minimal or you are not in pain at the scene, you must always get the other driver’s information. There may be internal damage to you or your vehicle that may not reveal itself right away
  • If physically injured, seek medical attention right away. If you do not seek medical attention within 14 days of an accident, you may forfeit your Florida “No-Fault” Benefits, which pay 80% of your medical bills up to $10,000. Even if you do not seek medical attention in the first 14 days, you can absolutely still pursue a claim for personal injury.
  • Do not discuss your case with anyone until you speak to an attorney (this includes NOT posting on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Snapchat)

We Can Defend Your Rights with No Additional Fees Required

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the legal options or intimidated by an uncaring insurance company, rest assured that our experienced Tampa car accident lawyers can guide you through this difficulty time. We work on contingency fees, meaning you can put our skilled law firm on your side to go toe-to-toe with big name insurance companies without further burdening your finances.

Contact us online today to schedule your free consultation, or call us at (813) 305-7697.

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Need Help Filing a Claim? Jerry Jaramillo & Associates P.A. can guide your through your case.

From figuring out if you have a claim to fixing improper claim handling, the firm is here to help.

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