A Personal Injury Attorney will be by your side if you are the victim of an accident. In Tampa, if you need a lawyer to represent your case after you have been injured, you should trust the law firm of Frank W. McDermott, Esq. The firm was founded in 1961 by his late father, Joseph F. McDermott. Frank was raised in and around the firm. We represent folks who are injured with vigor and we fight tirelessly for your rights. Even if your injuries are not physical, emotional damage — as long as it can be proven — is enough in some cases to warrant compensation. The same can be said for compensation to cover property damage. The following are a few examples of Personal Injury cases that you may encounter.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Almost 25% of Slip and Fall accidents account for more than 31 days missed from work according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Missing 31 days of work is detrimental for those who rely on a steady paycheck, which is the majority of people in the Tampa area. Many Slip and Fall accidents occur due to negligence of a responsible party, such as not erecting the necessary safety barriers, allowing floor conditions to become dangerous, and more. In general, both indoor and outdoor incidents require that you prove negligence and liability to win a case. In order to build a strong case, a Personal Injury Attorney is your best asset.

Some causes of Slip and Fall accidents include:

  • Uneven or wet surfaces (spilled liquids)
  • Lack of lighting and other safety measures
  • Improperly maintained or installed stairs, escalators, and elevators
  • Defective walkways and paths

Auto Accidents

The Tampa Bay area sees a large volume of traffic incidents. Unfortunately, there are multiple auto accidents every single day. While some incidents are mild fender-benders, others are more intense, such as T-bone or head-on collisions. Depending on the severity, you may be facing endless medical bills, car repair costs, and missed days of work from dealing with the aftermath. You may also be experiencing a great deal of pain and discomfort. A Personal Injury Attorney at McDermott Law Firm, P.A. may be able to help you make your case and get the compensation you deserve.

Premises Liability

A Personal Injury Attorney in Tampa can help you determine damages and more in a premises liability case. Should you require treatment and incur bills as a result of an injury, your attorney will work to demonstrate that the owner or manager overseeing the property (the Defendant was responsible for the injuries. Generally, this includes demonstrating that:

  • The Defendant owned or leased the premises and was negligent with the use or maintenance of the property;
  • The Plaintiff (injured party) was injured;
  • And that the Defendant’s negligence was a factor in the injury to the Plaintiff.

Dog Bites or Attacks

There are many dog owners in the Tampa Bay area, and many of them are not responsible when it comes to keeping their pet under control. Of course, accidents happen, but owners are accountable for the actions of their dogs. If you are bitten or attacked by an animal, seek immediate medical care. Treatment is not only important for your well-being, but it can also be important to establish care with a medical professional to benefit you later in the legal process. After you have received medical treatment, you should consult with a Personal Injury Attorney. At McDermott Law Firm, P.A., we have helped clients obtain compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and property damage.

For a Personal Injury Attorney in Tampa Bay, Call McDermott Law Firm, P.A.

At McDermott Law Firm, P.A., we strive to assist Tampa Bay clients in need. We design our legal services to help clients through their troubles as smoothly as possible. When you are facing a difficult time as a result of an injury, we are here for you. Some areas that your Personal Injury Attorney can assist you with include:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Motorized Wheelchair Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Slip and Falls
  • And More

To learn more about our firm in Tampa Bay, contact us online or give us a call at 727-367-1080 today. A Personal Injury Attorney can assist you with filing forms and paperwork, gathering evidence, negotiating on your behalf, attending trials and court, and fighting for your rights. Trust the McDermott Law Dogs® to fight for you!