If you have been seriously injured in an automobile accident, a lawyer from Clark & Martino, P.A. in Tampa can go to work immediately on your behalf. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to financial compensation above and beyond what is typically awarded in auto accident cases. Florida law provides that victims of “intentional misconduct or gross negligence” (Fla. Stat. 768.72(2)) can receive punitive damages in addition to compensatory damages. If you aren’t familiar with the concept of gross negligence, it is further defined in the statute as conduct that is so reckless or wanting in care that it amounts to a conscious disregard for the safety of others. For example, if your accident was caused by a driver who was highly intoxicated, such behavior may rise to the level of gross negligence and entitle you to punitive damages.
At Clark & Martino, P.A., an automobile accident lawyer from our firm in Tampa can help you better understand your rights following a serious auto accident. Whether the at-fault party acted with gross negligence is an issue that we can look into, in addition to the many other facts that might have a bearing on your case. Our goal will be to ensure that you make a full recovery from your injuries and that you obtain the highest possible amount of compensation. After all, you will need it to pay for the following types of expenses:
- Hospital bills
- Car repair
- Lost income
- Prescription medication
- And more
Contact an automobile accident lawyer at Clark & Martino, P.A. today for more information.