Serving Injured Individuals & Families throughout the Greater Tampa Bay Region & Beyond
The Fran Haasch Law Group is a full-service personal injury law firm led by founding attorney, Fran Haasch. Our firm serves Pinellas and Pasco Counties with special emphasis in Palm Harbor, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and the Greater Tampa Bay region and beyond. We are committed to providing professional and honest legal representation to our clients.
It is our passion to build strong, client-attorney relationships as we work to recover the full compensation our clients deserve. With nearly 20 years of experience and an in-depth understanding of the law, we are adept at handling a wide range of injury and wrongful death claims. We provide all of our services on a contingency fee basis, meaning there is no upfront cost for you and, if we don’t recover compensation on your behalf, you don’t pay.
Were you injured or was your loved one killed as a result of someone else’s negligence?
Call our firm at (727) 784-8191 for a case evaluation with one of our Clearwater personal injury attorneys.
The state of Florida has a four-year statute of limitations on personal injury cases. This means you have four years from the date of your injury to file a claim or you may lose your right to compensation. There are some exceptions to this rule including if the injury victim was declared mentally incapacitated at the time of the accident. In this case, they would have up to seven years to file a claim depending on the circumstances. A second exception is if the defendant leaves the state or intentionally tries to hide their identity in order to prevent a claim from being filed against them. In both of these cases, the statute of limitations can be extended, to what length depends on the specifics of your situation.
There are three main categories of compensation an injury victim can pursue in a personal injury case, also called damages, which are economic, non-economic and punitive damages. Economic damages, as the name suggests compensates for financial losses associated with sustaining an injury such as medical bills, future medical expenses, and the inability to work. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, compensate for more abstract losses such as mental anguish, emotional distress, and pain and suffering. Since non-economic damages compensate for losses that are not easily quantifiable, they are also called general damages. Punitive damages are different from both economic and non-economic in that their main purpose is to punish the defendant. As such they are not awarded very often.
Types of Personal Injury Claims We Handle
Our legal team focuses on injury claims. Helping those who are unable to help themselves is our mission, and we confidently leverage our vast legal capabilities to address your unique issues. You can have confidence that we are 100% committed to your case and are prepared to fight for and protect your rights under the law.
Regardless of your particular situation, we can clearly educate you on the process and communicate with you about every aspect of your case to ensure you understand what we do and why we do it. Furthermore, you can expect us to handle your case with professionalism and personalized attention. Our goal is to help you recover the maximum compensation you are owed for your medical bills, lost wages, and other economic and non-economic damages.
At The Fran Haasch Law Group, we regularly assist clients with personal injury and wrongful death cases involving:
Trust Your Case to Our Skilled Team
Our injury lawyers in Clearwater have been recognized by both their peers and a number of well-respected legal organizations. Our founding attorney, Fran Haasch, has been named a Life Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and has been honored by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys as being among the 10 Best Attorneys—Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service. She has also been included in Elite Lawyers of America, an exclusive list of civil trial lawyers who have obtained a verdict or settlement of at least $2 million.
Most of all, we are dedicated to humbly serving our local community, as well as individuals and families in need. We understand how difficult it can be to recover from a serious accident; our goal is to help you secure the financial compensation you need to get back on your feet and begin the healing process.
Learn more about our practice areas by browsing our website or contact us for a case evaluation. We can be reached online or by phone at (727) 784-8191.