What is the pre-suit phase of a personal injury lawsuit in Tampa?

The pre-suit phase is the first step in the litigation process. When you are considering a personal injury lawyer in Tampa Florida, It’s incredibly important to make sure that a lawsuit has been researched and planned out. Insurance companies have trained attorneys whose sole job is to minimize your claim, and compensate your injury with the least amount of money. This is why the pre-suit phase is so important for any personal injury claim. This part of personal injury litigation is often the longest and the slowest but is the most critical to a successful lawsuit settlement or judgment.

The two issues that must be proven in Tampa Bay Florida are legal liability and damages. Legal liability might seem like an easy hurdle to clear, but if you go to trial and did not do a proper investigation beforehand, you are setting yourself up for a judgment that is not in your favor.

As with any story, it all starts at the beginning. After you are injured during a car crash in Clearwater or Tampa, there’s a few things that must be done to collect evidence.

  • Call the police and make a report
  • Take out your cell phone and take as many photos as possible. You will want to document the scene itself and the damage that has been caused if possible. If you were injured during the course of a car crash snap a photo of the other vehicle including the license plate. You can also use your video recorder to take video of the traffic patterns or traffic lights.
  • Last but not least you will want to call Cory Baird of Baird Law Group in Tampa Florida.

Here is where we get to work

After you call us we will initiate the investigation to collect as much evidence as possible to support your personal injury claim.

We will meet with you to go over exactly what happened as you can best recall it. We can meet you at home, or if you are still in the hospital, we will come to you. We can also do a Zoom meeting to speak to you. It’s important to speak to Cory Baird as soon as possible while the event is still fresh in your memory.

After meeting with you, we will usually send out an investigator to document the scene of the crash in order to observe the conditions that cause the accident. The Investigator may talk to witnesses, go to where the vehicles are currently located and take photos, and collect other evidence.

Cory Baird decided nearly 20 years ago that he wanted to be a personal injury lawyer after experiencing his own personal injury case. Using his experience he has recovered millions of dollars from insurance companies for his injured clients in Clearwater, Tampa, and St Petersburg. Call Cory Baird or fill out the form to the right to begin your pre-suit process immediately. The law limits the amount of time you have to file a personal injury claim.


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