Accidents & Personal Injury

Located in Brandon, Florida, the Lawler Firm is devoted to accident and personal injury law. My name is Stephen M. Lawler and I defend the rights of injury victims across the Tampa Bay area. If you were injured in an accident, you call the shots and should choose a skilled advocate to obtain relief. I can help you quickly get back on your feet.

Accidents and Personal Injury

Accidents happen all the time in Florida and other states. When an accident involves bodily harm, the victim has rights under Florida law. Personal injury law specifically protects victims harmed by another party’s negligence. Negligence refers to the breach of a legal duty. It covers a broad range of conduct, from intentional acts to careless mistakes. Attached to every action is a legal duty to exercise reasonable care. Motorists, for example, have a duty to drive with care. They breach this duty by becoming distracted, causing an accident that injures another. Other examples of accidental injuries caused by negligence include:

  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle crashes
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Dog bites and animal attacks
Collisions Causing Accidental Injuries

Car accidents are the most common cause of accidental injury and death in the United States. When negligent motorists fail to safely operate their vehicles, they endanger the lives of others. The law does not require that the driver intend to cause harm; only that the driving was reckless. Negligent driving often involves:

  • Intoxication, inexperience
  • Talking, texting, distractions
  • Failure to obey basic traffic rules
  • Collisions with trucks, cyclists, pedestrians

If negligent driving results in an accidental injury, at-fault parties will be liable to the victim in damages. Liable parties may include the individual driver, employers or parents allowing the use of their cars, and any of the parties’ insurance carriers.

Dangerous Conditions Causing Accidental Injuries

Like drivers, property owners have a similar duty to keep the premises safe for people who enter the property. These “invitees” include shoppers, employees, guests, meter readers, and anyone on the property for a lawful purpose. Property owners are negligent when a dangerous condition causes an accidental injury. Dangerous conditions leading to premises liability include:

  • Slippery floors
  • Uneven stairs
  • Loose handrails
  • Vicious dog, pets
  • Broken locks, lights

Victims who sustain injuries from dog bites, slip-and-fall accidents, or even violence by third parties may be entitled to relief. In all these cases, the property owner must have failed to eliminate or repair a dangerous condition that eventually caused an accidental injury.

An Accident and Personal Injury Lawyer Is Critical to Recovering Compensation

If you were injured in an accident, contact an experienced accident and personal injury lawyer in Florida today. I have helped numerous personal injury victims recover substantial monetary awards after an accident. From traffic collisions and dog bites to construction accidents and slip-and-fall accidents, I am here to maximize your chances of obtaining relief. Let me defend your rights and help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Call now. (813) 413-8828. Free Consultation.

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