Your New Tampa Auto Accident Lawyer

Injured after your New Tampa auto accident and need a lawyer? We’re here to help you get the justice you deserve.


Protecting You After Your Accident

Auto accidents can cause injuries that result in life-long issues. Whether that be financial costs or chronic pain, Papa Injury Law wants to protect you from the damages. David A. Papa has over twenty years of experience in personal injury law, and he can make sure you are properly compensated after your New Tampa auto accident.

What’s After Your Auto Accident?

After your New Tampa auto accident, you may be shaken and wondering what’s next. Don’t panic. Papa Injury Law has got you covered. After twenty years of working with personal injury cases, we know the next steps you should take after your accident to set you up for a good legal defense.

If you or someone else on the scene has been injured, then your first step is to get medical attention. Even if it’s a small injury, you’ll want to document the treatment so you can be compensated for it later.

If the accident was severe, if you don’t know who caused it, or if anyone was injured you will need to call the police. When they arrive on the scene, be sure to also ask for their names, badge numbers, and the case number on the report for later.

Your car insurance company will be covering your injuries and car damages, so you’ll want to report the accident as soon as you can.

If your car isn’t driveable, you’ll need to call a tow truck to take it to an auto repair shop. Be sure to record the driver’s information and keep track of the towing cost as well.

You’ll want to document the interior and exterior of both cars, road conditions, the location, weather, and any injuries if you’re able to. These photos and videos will later be used as evidence when negotiating your insurance claim.

Before you even call your insurance company, you’ll want to call a lawyer. They can instruct you on your next steps and what you should and shouldn’t say to your insurance company, the police, and the other driver.

The next few moments after your car accident are the most important. Check out our Car Accident Tips to learn about what you should do, and shouldn’t do, after your auto accident.

Get the Settlement You Deserve

No one should have to face their car insurance company alone. They fill their policies with complicated jargon and use questionable tactics to benefit their company, not you. When filing for an insurance claim, you can protect yourself from low offers and denied claims by hiring David A. Papa. He’ll be sure to get you the settlement you deserve, and here’s how he’ll do it.

Fighting Against Denied Insurance Claims

Another common tactic for insurance companies to use against you is to reject your insurance claim even if it is justified. If your car insurance company does this after your New Tampa auto accident, they can be held liable for investigating your claim in bad faith. Then we can file a complaint against them, and they will have to pay you punitive damages.

Rejecting Low Offers

One tactic insurance companies love to use is to offer a very low offer quickly after your auto accident. They do this because you are in a vulnerable position, and they can use that to their advantage to settle your claim quickly and cheaply. David A. Papa knows that this amount won’t be enough to pay for your expenses now or in the future, and will negotiate for a higher payout.

Proving You’re Not At Fault

We’ve all heard that insurance rates go up after a car accident, but in Florida, we have laws against that. However, if you are at fault, your insurance company can still increase your rates. David A. Papa can protect you against higher rates by proving the other driver is at fault and that you deserve a proper amount from your insurance claim.

Experience in Your Area

When looking for a lawyer, you want someone with experience in the area you’ve had your car accident. With 20 years of experience in the Tampa Bay area, David A. Papa is very familiar with the New Tampa and greater North Hillsborough area. He doesn’t just know the local insurance adjusters, he knows the street you’ve had your car accident on. A local lawyer can also devote more time to meeting you face-to-face. Whether you come to us or we come to you. We’re the New Tampa auto accident lawyer available when you need us.

Get the Most Out of Your Settlement

To protect yourself and your family financially, hiring a lawyer is always the best option to get the most out of your insurance settlement. At Papa Injury Law, we are very familiar with the insurance companies and insurance laws in the New Tampa area, so we know the best legal strategies to maximize your benefits. Here are some of the ways we can do that for you.

After your New Tampa auto accident, you not only have to worry about the expenses you have to pay now, but the expenses you have to pay in the future as well. David A. Papa has seen twenty years’ worth of personal injury cases that involve car accidents, so he knows how much your car accident claim will be worth. David A. Papa will be sure to include future expenses like therapy sessions, chiropractic care, mobility aids, physical therapy, and more when negotiating your insurance claim.

When filing for an insurance claim, you have to prove that the amount you ask for is reasonable by providing evidence to back your claim. This is called a burden of proof, and the criteria include:

  • Duty of Care: The at-fault driver had a responsibility to prevent accidents and possible injuries.
  • Duty Violation: The at-fault driver didn’t fulfill their duty of care, resulting in injuries and damages.
  • Cause and Effect: Their negligence directly caused your injury and damages.
  • You Suffered Damages: Because of the accident, you have lost wages, medical expenses, damage to your car, etc.

At Papa Injury Law, we are very familiar with these standards and know what evidence your insurance company is looking for when supporting your claim. By hiring David A. Papa, you can not only take the burden of proof off of you, but you can also maximize your settlement.

After your New Tampa auto accident, your first call should be to David A. Papa. He can advise you on what to say and what not to say to the other driver, the police, and your insurance company. In this situation, even saying, “I’m fine,” or “I’m sorry,” can cost you money in your insurance claim.


A Background That Speaks for Itself

For over 20 years, David A. Papa has been serving the Tampa Bay area and New Tampa. In those twenty years, David has an impeccable record of success, and he practices honesty, reliability, and compassion to keep that streak going.

A Twenty-Year Track Record

Papa Injury Law isn’t a large impersonal firm. We are a local, family-operated law firm that you can trust. Get to know the name behind the face. Learn more about David A. Papa’s experience in personal injury law.


    What We Promise You

    After your New Tampa auto accident, you will have enough to stress about. That’s why we’re here to take care of you until the end. We want our clients to have the best legal defense. Even if we have to go to trial, we will if that means the best outcome for you. We also promise not to charge unless you win. Car accidents can be financial burdens and we’re here to help you alleviate them, not add on. We run our firm with compassion

      Get the Justice You Deserve

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