Personal Injury Attorney in Tampa

Representing individuals with personal injury claims in Tampa, Florida.

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If you or someone you care about has been injured or killed as a result of the negligence of another person or business contact L Pincus Law, PLLC immediately. The insurance companies are constantly working against you to minimize the value of your case. You need an attorney who will be proactive in protecting you legal rights. A thorough investigation is imperative to establishing your case.

All personal injury cases are different and require a personal injury attorney to help get the best advice. Injuries such as Traumatic Brain Injuries, Spine Injuries, Neck Injuries, or even soft-tissue damage happen. Finding the RIGHT personal injury attorney in Tampa can be hard due to all the advertising that these Personal Injury mills do.

At L Pincus Law, we really go that extra mile for our clients. They in turn have been happy to tell other people about our firm and the difference we’ve made in their lives. When it comes to getting the compensation you deserve for your personal injury claim, Loren Pincus is the attorney you’ve been searching for.

Our law firm believes in clear and open communication with our clients. Unlike other firms in Tampa, we will take personal injury cases to trial if needed. Loren Pincus has over a decade of trial experience and is rated as one of the top 100 trial attorneys in the nation.

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Personal Injury Practice Areas

Our legal team has represented clients in Tampa in a wide variety of personal injury cases, including (but not limited to) the following…

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Automobile Accidents

Hillsborough County has the highest fatality rate per capita for auto accidents in the entire United States of America. The biggest factor of these fatal crashes is due to the negligence of aggressive drivers. In fact, 36% of the worst crashes in Hillsborough County is due to aggressive drivers. The most fatal road in Hillsborough County is the 7 mile stretch in between Brandon Blvd and Falkenburg Rd. This road system accounted for 25 crashes per every mile.

There are many negligent drivers in Tampa, Florida causing auto accidents due to aggressive driving. In 2016, Hillsborough county had 26,700 crashes. Looking at the statistics for Motor Vehicle Deaths overall, Hillsborough County is more dangerous compared to Florida and the United States.

  • United States- 17.6 car accident deaths per 100,000 people
  • Florida- 22.5 car accidents deaths per 100,000 people
  • Hillsborough County- 26.4 car accident deaths per 100,000 people

Listed below are some of the most dangerous roads in Hillsborough County.

  • Brandon Blvd – 25 crashes per mile in 2018 (175 crashes in 2018)
  • Hillsborough Ave – 176 car accidents
  • Dale Mabry Hwy – 116 auto accidents
  • Fletcher Ave – 100 car crashes
  • Big Bend Rd – 51 total car accidents
  • Bruce B Downs – 32 car accidents
  • Lynn Turner Rd – 28 car accidents

Motorcycle Accidents

These types of accidents are extremely dangerous. Over 80% of all motorcycle accidents result in SERIOUS injuries or DEATH. Motorcyclists are 30 times more likely to die in a motorcycle accident than someone involved in a car accident. In 2010, 6,686 motorcyclists in Hillsborough County were severely injured and 350 Florida motorcyclists were killed in a motorcycle crash.

Pinellas County is the second most dangerous county in Florida for motorcycle fatalities while Hillsborough County is the fifth. You need an experienced motorcycle accident attorney who knows how to handle these cases. The longer you wait the longer it will take for you to get the help you need. These injuries require intensive medical attention.

  • Road rash which requires a plastic surgeon to skin graft and repair burns is an intensive surgery.
  • Fractures in you spine, elbows, wrists, ankles, and hips are also very common.
  • Spinal cord issues such as a herniated disc due to whiplash of being impacted and thrown off your motorcycle can happen as well.
  • One of the most dangerous injuries you can sustain is head trauma, with that you can get a traumatic brain injury or even a brain hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain).
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Trucking Accidents in Florida

Semi trucks are everywhere throughout Hillsborough County and the dangers of truck accidents are only increasing due to the growing population here. This means more cars and trucks on the road. In 2017, over 4,800 trucks / buses were involved in fatal accidents. This is an increase of 9% from fatal truck accidents reported in 2016.

When transporting a full load, commercial trucks can weight up to 80,000 pounds (assuming they comply with federal and state regulations). For comparison, here are the average weights of cars:

  • Compact Car – 2,979 pounds
  • Midsize Car – 3,497 pounds
  • Large Car – 4,366 pounds
  • Compact Truck or SUV – 3,470 pounds
  • Midsize Truck – 4,259 pounds
  • Large Truck or SUV – 5,411 pounds

Compared to the weight of the average compact car in Florida, a semi-truck is almost 27 times heavier. These trucking accidents are also much more dangerous due to the speeds at which most happen. Of the 450,000 police-reported truck accidents in 2017, 344,000 of those truck accidents involved personal injuries.

If you or someone you know was involved in a truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries if you make a claim against the negligent party. At L Pincus Law, our personal injury attorney specializes in truck accident cases.

Pedestrian Accidents

In the last 9 years, 49,340 pedestrians in the U.S. have been killed due to a car or truck striking them. That is an average of 13 people per day. In fact, Tampa is ranked as the 9th most dangerous area for pedestrians (over the last 9 years). Incidents only seem to be on the rise with a reported 900 more pedestrian accidents in the Bay Area from 2017-2018.

Recently, the City of Tampa invested $4.4 million into improving Fletcher Avenue where 1,400 pedestrians cross daily. This area has “safety islands’ and flash warning signs to warn cars that pedestrians are crossing. This is a large pedestrian area due to it being where the University of South Florida is as well as many apartments and neighborhoods surrounding USF.

If you have been involved in a pedestrian-related accident in Tampa, then please contact L Pincus Law.

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Bicycle Accidents

From 2010 – 2017, there were 81 bicycle-related deaths in Hillsborough County. Tampa was listed as one of the most dangerous cities for cyclists. Since then, we have adopted the Vision Zero initiative which is a program that aims to have pedestrian and bicycle fatalities decreased dramatically. On the list of “The Best Bike Cities in America” Tampa now ranks #49 on the list thanks to the steps that have been taken to address this serious issue.

In 2015, 467,000 people were injured while on a bicycle. The calculated medical costs resulting from these bicycle accidents exceeded $10 billion. In 2017, there were 783 reported bicycle accident fatalities in the United States. Fortunately, this number has decreased since more cities are taking steps to make it safer for bicyclists on the roads. Still, a bicycle accident can result in serious injuries. If you have been involved in a bicycle accident and need to find representation, L Pincus Law can help you get the compensation you need for your medical bills.

Wrongful Death

Wrongful death happens when a person is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another. To win these types of cases, the prosecution has to establish guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. There are several areas that wrongful death can arise from

  • Automobile, Boat, or Airplane Accident
  • Medical Malpractice resulting in death
  • Criminal Activity
  • Occupational hazards resulting in death

According to the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey in 2016, there were:

  • 161,374 unintentional injury deaths
  • 34,673 unintentional fall deaths
  • 40,327 motor vehicle traffic deaths
  • 58,335 unintentional poisoning deaths in the U.S.

If your family is suffering due to the result of a family member’s wrongful death, contact L Pincus Law. Our attorneys have over a decade of criminal defense and personal injury trial experience.

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Slips, Trips and Fall Injuries

The National Floor Safety Institute says that slip and fall accidents account for over 1 million visits to the hospital. It is the leading cause of workers’ compensation claims in Florida. Medical costs and compensation from slip and fall accidents come total $70 billion annually.

There is some general rules to follow when determining fault in this type of accident was your fault or someone else’s:

  • An employee or owner of the facility must have caused the spill or slippery item that caused your fall
  • An employee or owner has to know that the surface was slippery and did nothing about it
  • It has to be reasonable that a person would have discovered and fixed the slippery surface

At L Pincus Law, we help our clients get the compensation they deserve for medical expenses resulting from slip and fall accidents in Tampa.

Premises Liability

Under Florida Law, property owners are liable for visitors who are injured on their property. It is the duty of property owners to maintain safe conditions for their guests. Common premises liability cases include dog bites, slip and falls, pool drownings, and other home-related injuries.

With premises liability, visitors fall under one of three classifications:

  • Invitees – This is when a person is invited into the home with implied or expressed invitation. There can be two types of Invitees, Business and Public. A business invitee is someone who is invited to the property to conduct business. A public invitee is a person who is invited to enter because the premises is open to the public.
  • Licensees – This is considered the second highest level of care. This is a person who enters the property with the owner’s consent. This can include social guests or family members. It can also include uninvited guests. An example of this could be birthday parties or any other social celebrations.
  • Trespassers – Someone who enters the owner’s property without the owner’s consent and knowledge. An example of this is setting up traps to protect against trespassers. The owner of the property still owes trespassers a duty to prevent intentional injury.
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Dog Bite Injuries

The Center For Disease Control (CDC) says that 4.7 million dog bites occur around the country each year. Out of these dog bites, over 800,000 required medical care. These statistics are scary due to the fact that almost 1 out of every 69 people in the United States will get bit by a dog.

With over 78 million dogs in America, the risk of dog bites are fairly high. Of those 4.7 million dog bites, 81% cause no harm. In 2014, $530 million was paid by insurance to dog bite claims.

Dog owners in Florida are liable for almost all bites. The only exceptions are if the person was trespassing or the bite happened on the owner’s property where there was a clear sign warning that there was a dog on the premises.

Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) cause 155 deaths a day in the United States on average. These injuries can affect someone for the rest of their lives. Some of the symptoms may be memory loss, vision and hearing loss, personality changes and impaired function. TBIs occur when a person’s head is impacted. A concussion is considered a mild form of traumatic brain injury.

There are three levels of severity of a TBI:

  • Mild – The victim is awake, there may be memory loss, headache, or a moment of loss consciousness (concussion)
  • Moderate – Loss of consciousness lasting 20 minutes to 6 hours. Brain swelling and possibly bleeding
  • Severe – Loss of consciousness lasting for more than 6 hours.

Car accidents account for more than half of traumatic brain injuries in Florida. During the crash, the brain can impact the inside of skull hard enough to cause a TBI. Your head may also hit the windshield or the steering wheel which can cause life-threatening injuries.

In an event of a car accident, L Pincus Law understands that TBIs are a growing issue in Tampa. Our firm is up to date on all the best tests and treatment options that are available for clients who have suffered from a TBI. Located in Westchase, L Pincus Law can help you get the compensation you deserve for your TBI case.

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Spine Injuries

Car accidents are the leading cause of spine injuries in Florida – estimated to cause 46% of reported cases. The lifetime cost of dealing with a spinal injury ranges from $500,000 – $3,000,000.

Auto accidents often cause  injuries like herniated discs. This leads to chronic back pain if not taken care of. Herniated discs in the neck  (whiplash) is a common and can shoot pain from your neck all the way down through your arms. This injury can last a lifetime. Herniated discs in your lower back can cause shooting pain from your buttocks all the way down your legs.

A car accident could potentially disrupt your entire quality of life. At L Pincus Law, we help car accident victims get the maximum compensation they’re seeking. Loren Pincus is extremely skilled when it comes to auto accident cases, if needed, our firm will take your case to trial.

Why Hire a Local Personal Injury Attorney?

Whether it be a car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident, premises liability, dog bites, slip and fall, wrongful death, bicycle accidents, or pedestrian accidents, L Pincus Law in Tampa can help.

Loren Pincus is rated as one of the Top Trial Attorneys by the The National Trial Lawyers Association.

Unlike most law firms in Tampa Bay, L Pincus Law will take your case to trial if needed. Serious Injuries require serious attention. Our firm is not a mill, we always make sure our clients get the best representation possible.

The reviews that we have from former clients are all 5 stars.

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If you have a personal injury claim in Tampa, then you should contact our law firm today to schedule a consultation. Keep in mind that we also represent clients for criminal defense cases too. If you have any questions, you can contact us by phone at (813) 333-1343 or use our contact form.

If  it is urgent, please call us now at (813) 333-1343. We are available for more serious legal cases 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. Don’t just get the representation that you need, get the representation that you deserve.

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