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Have you ever wondered if you could just “DIY” your case, instead of hiring a personal injury lawyer, to save some cash? After all, injuries happen all the time in places of business around Tampa Bay. Some of the most common scenarios include:

  • Slipping on a wet floor due to mopping or rainy weather.
  • Falling down a flight of stairs.
  • Tripping over debris, cords, cables, or other hazardous items.
  • Being hit with a moving object.

Regardless of how the injury happened, or the severity of the injury, when an individual experiences an accident in a place of business, it ushers in many legal questions. Your rights vary depending on the situation at hand. This is where your lawyer comes in. Or do they…?

Do I Have to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

In short, no. You have the right to represent yourself following an accident or injury. However, this is rarely, if ever, the best approach to take.


Because a personal injury case is full of debatable details, like:

  • Who is at fault for the accident and resulting injury(ies)?
  • Could the accident have been prevented?
  • Is this the first incident, or have other victims suffered the same fate?
  • What does the local law say about the situation?
  • Who is responsible? (Employee, manager, greater corporation, etc.)

Few individuals have a full understanding of how these questions pertain to their unique case, and what Florida law has to say about them. You can’t adequately represent yourself in a court of law if you don’t understand the law and know how to best apply it for your benefit. Poor representation results in huge losses in your potential settlement.

Why is it important to hire a good Personal Injury lawyer?

Personal injury lawyers are a huge asset to victims, giving them the help they need when they need it most. Lawyers specializing in personal injury cases bring many benefits to the table.


Brooks Law Group Disclaimer

An experienced personal injury lawyer is a huge asset to your case.

Lawyers must undergo extensive education and training before practicing in court. By the time most lawyers reach the point of practicing professionally, they’ve got a significant amount of experience, and that benefits you as a client. Because they’re comfortable negotiating deals, standing strong when tension is high, and navigating the (often) stressful environment of legal proceedings, they can usually achieve better results for you in the end.

Thorough Knowledge and Understanding of State Laws

As mentioned above, you can’t adequately represent yourself according to the law if you don’t understand the law. It is imperative to note that the intricacies of state laws often go beyond the comprehension of ordinary citizens, but Florida personal injury attorneys are well-versed in them. These loopholes and complexities can sometimes benefit you and your case. Representing yourself means risking the loss of valuable assistance that could come because of these nuances in the laws.

Connections with Other Local Professionals

Because practicing lawyers regularly work with local police forces, business owners, and government agencies, they build a large network. Prompt phone call returns, quick paperwork completion, and answering questions hinge on these connections. Individual victims often struggle to be heard and seen, while a personal injury lawyer has easy access to necessary information.


Lawyers have plentiful resources (like time!) that victims just don’t have. They only represent you, whereas self-representation requires work alongside all of your additional tasks. Imagine trying to make phone calls and gather information while managing your children, your own job, your home, and other responsibilities. Lawyers have an office full of staff that is equipped and ready to take on each detail of your case, giving it the focus and attention it deserves.

Why is Brooks Law Group the best choice for Tampa victims?

Victims in the Tampa area trust Brooks Law Group because we’ve proven ourselves over and over again. Our team of personal injury lawyers fights for the justice and compensation you deserve after your accident, bringing years of experience to the table. Our care and concern for each individual client, and our no-risk representation, aim to make victims feel supported and at peace throughout the legal process. From your first (free!) consultation, until the day your settlement is complete, count on Brooks Law Group to give you our best and advocate for you both in and out of the courtroom.

Don’t put yourself at risk by taking your case into your own hands. When accidents (and injuries) happen, Look to Brooks!

Steve was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. As was the practice for new doctors his father worked day and night during his medical residency at Charity Hospital there. Steve comes from a long line of doctors. His father, his grandfather, his great grandfather, even two uncles were all specialists and/or surgeons in their chosen medical specialties, including internal medicine specialist, obstetrics / gynecology, neurosurgery and general practice / surgery. His great-great grandfather was the Surgeon General of Ohio during the Civil War.