Tampa, Florida

Frequently Asked Questions

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE A VALID CASE? [+]

    For a case to have merit there must have been damages suffered through a negligent or wrongful act. These injuries come about in many different circumstances, including in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and dog bite cases as well as accidents in the workplace. To determine whether you have a case requires a full evaluation your specific circumstances, the degree of injury, and the type of incident that took place. At Givens Givens Sparks we offer a free case evaluation to assist you and answer your questions about your case and potential legal action.
  • HOW LONG DO PERSONAL INJURY CASES TAKE TO RESOLVE? [+]

    The resolutions of these cases vary. In cases of catastrophic injury, such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury or others, as the settlement sought will be extremely high value, it can take longer than those in which the injured victim will recover within a predicted length of time. We always press for a fast resolution, but the recovery of compensation sought must be sufficient and reflect the damages that our client has suffered. If we need to go to court we will do so for our client.
  • ISN'T A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER EXPENSIVE? [+]

    Personal injury cases are taken on a contingency basis; if we don't win, you don't pay. In addition, we advance all of the costs necessary to pay for a medical expert evaluation and to fully investigate and gather evidence to support your claim. This allows you to have high quality legal representation without an initial outlay of funds. When the case settles, we take a reasonable percentage of the settlement. We are happy to further discuss our terms with you at our initial consultation.
  • WHAT IF I HAVE BEEN OFFERED A SETTLEMENT? [+]

    When a victim of negligence is offered a settlement without legal counsel to review the case it is likely you are being offered an amount far lower than you could have gotten with support from our firm. It is advised that you do not sign paperwork or answer questions from insurance adjusters or provide medical records until you speak with us.
  • HOW LONG WILL MY CASE TAKE? [+]

    While we certainly never want to prolong the claims process, our firm is committed to pursuing your case until we believe you are being offered a fair settlement or verdict. That being said, we will take your case to court if necessary, which could make the process longer, but it is never our first recourse. We always try to work with the opposition to negotiate a settlement outside of court first, which can limit not only the time it takes to secure a settlement, but court fees as well.
  • WILL MY CASE GO TO COURT? [+]

    Typically, only highly contentious cases are litigated (go to court). We prefer to negotiate a settlement outside of court so we can have more control over the outcome. If your case goes to court, the outcome is ultimately in the judge's hands. Every case is different though, so talk to an attorney directly to discuss the likelihood of your case going to court.
  • HOW MUCH MONEY CAN I RECOVER? [+]

    The amount of money we choose to pursue for our clients is based on a number of factors, including the severity of your injuries, the nature of your accident, and the extent of the wrongdoing. Our goal is typically to recover enough money so that you do not have to pay out of pocket for accident-related expenses. Contact our firm to discuss the details of your case and gather a more accurate estimate.
  • IS RETAINING AN ATTORNEY REALLY NECESSARY? [+]

    You are not required by law to retain an attorney after an accident, but it undoubtedly helps. The claims process can get incredibly sticky, and it is easy for individuals to get taken advantage of if they are unfamiliar with the legal system.

Contact Our Firm

With over 135 years of combined professional experience, the Givens Givens Sparks team of trial lawyers is dedicated to the advocacy and protection of their clients and their families. Contact our legal team today to learn more about what we can do for you or your family during this tumultuous time in your life.

Fill out our free case evaluation form and get back on the road towards recovery. We will not charge you a dime unless we receive financial restitution on your behalf.

The process of filing a claim or lawsuit can be complex, and insurance companies often deny certain types of valid claims or offer a low settlement in the hopes that you will accept it. Fortunately, our firm never relents until you receive a fair settlement or verdict. How do you know what amount is fair?

Givens Givens Sparks
Stann Givens, Best Lawyers in America

That is where our team of lawyers can help. There are many types of damages that are possible in any injury case, and evaluating your case before moving forward is a key factor in the amount of the settlement you will receive. We are well versed in all aspects of personal injury law and know how to present your case in a way that brings about the optimum results.

Testimonials

  • “I so appreciate all of the help I received.”

  • “Rob, thanks for the great, very professional job.”

  • “Really amazing during this difficult time.”

  • “Dear Rob, Kelly and Anita, I cannot express my gratitude enough to all of you for your hard work in reaching a successful outcome in my case. You made every step of this difficult process much more bearable through your attentiveness, timely communication ”

  • “Rob, thank you so much for helping with all of this and know that I hold you and your staff in the highest professional esteem. No matter what was thrown at us, you had an answer that countered. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and more importan”

  • “Stann, thank you doesn’t seem like enough. You are truly a master negotiator.”

  • “We are glad that you were with us during this process.”

  • “Solid, tenacious, thorough, and reputable counsel.”

  • “Stann, I just wanted to drop you a line and let you know how much I appreciate the hard work by the attorneys in your firm.”

  • “We were able to leave with big smiles - all because of you!”

  • “Stann, I just wanted to say thanks. I was very impressed by the entire Givens Givens Sparks team and process.”

  • “I am very appreciative of the work Rob and his team put out for my case. And as I already said, he knows his stuff for sure. Please extend my thanks again to the whole firm for all of their help no matter how small it may have been.”

  • “You Helped keep me calm and understand the legal side of matters.”

  • “Good job today, Rob – thanks for the help!”

  • “Your team is amazing!”

  • “Rob, Chris and Paula, just a note to personally thank each of you for your time, expertise, knowledge and guidance through this long, and at times grueling process. We truly appreciate your due diligence through this process and your experts were a pleasur”

  • “If ever in the future I need any legal advice I will not hesitate to contact you.”

  • “Thank you for taking the time and spending long days and nights dealing with my case.”

  • “I just want to take a minute to tell you how amazing you are at your job!”

  • “Rob, I wanted to say THANK YOU for all of the time, effort and hard work you put into my case! Without your assistance and support, I would not be where I am now.”

  • “I am truly grateful for your efforts.”

  • “I will look to your firm in the future for any other assistance.”

  • “You are of the highest caliber.”

  • “Only you made the difference in our situation.”

  • “I have never experienced as great service as your team has provided me.”

  • “Very friendly and down to earth – they are real people.”

  • “Rob, thank you again for your counsel and care over the past few months. It has been a pleasure working with you. Please extend my appreciation to Paula and Arely as well for their work and process expedition.”

  • “You stepped up to serve the interest of our client seamlessly.”

  • “I could not have been more pleased with the work that Chris did for me.”

  • “Robert, I would not have expected anyone less, of your expertise, from my chosen lawyer! You have been both extremely competent and personable throughout your part of these proceedings, and I don’t believe anyone could have done a better job!”

  • “GREAT communication!”

  • “Diligent communications and follow-ups.”

  • “Beyond thorough and true to your original timeline.”

  • “Stann, Esther and staff, thank you so much for handling my divorce. I really appreciate your hard work and dedication.”

  • “Kelly and Tiffany, thank you both so much for all of the wonderful work you did for me in handling my divorce. I had feared it was going to be a stressful experience despite the overall situation and it was far from it.”

  • “They have always been accessible and courteous in meeting our needs.”

  • “Givens Givens Sparks will be my first thought if anyone ever asks about a referral to an attorney. Chris Givens and Peggy were not only very professional, but also friendly and helpful, and I truly believe they cared about my case.”

  • “I was very happy with the attention given to me by Chris Givens and his paralegal Peggy. They were very professional and at the same time made me feel comfortable and welcome. I will definitely refer.”

  • “I read your article on never badmouth your child's parent. Kudos!”

  • “I'm not sure I could have made it through the past 18 months without you guys.”

  • “So professional and caring!”

  • “Robert Sparks and his personal injury team fought with great effort to get the most out of my case. I appreciate all of your hard work guys, keep it up!”

  • “The legal team demonstrated experience explaining every step of my case. I was very satisfied with my settlement and will I seek their services for all my legal needs in the future.”

  • “I have worked with attorneys my entire professional career. My experience with Givens Givens Sparks was the best, by far, of any previous experience! Stann did a great job of guiding me thru the process, and more importantly, helping me keep my emotions i”

  • “My Givens Givens Sparks attorney stayed with me and fought for me.”

  • “Mrs. Garcia Is very professional and extremely helpful and organized.”

  • “The team at Givens Givens Sparks was very caring and kept us up to date on the claim.”

  • “Mr. Codling made my legal process easy.”

  • “All communication has always been timely and in a professional manner. Very thankful for the Givens Givens Sparks legal team in a stressful situation.”

  • “The personal attention given to the needs of our family's case has always been timely, professional, and accurate. I have gratitude for each person in the firm, but especially Mr. Sparks and Paula Bland.”

  • “The entire firm extended a personal interest in my case from the beginning to the end. My attorney, Chris Givens, created not only this interest but a personal relationship as a genuine friend not only during the course of my case but still continues prese”

  • “Communication was a strong point. When I had a question, an answer was provided in a timely manner.”

  • “Did exactly what they said. Period.”

  • “We really like Kelly. She's really quick on her feet and able to think outside the box, in terms of getting favorable solutions to our unorthodox situation. Tiffany is very helpful too, working with us as a team. My husband and I appreciate them both.”

  • “Stann Givens, Lindsay A. Moczynski and Arely Quiles, Paralegal/ Client Care Manager all were very helpful and professional. Great team, great job. Thanks, Stann!”

  • “Frequent contact, never left in the dark and wondering what was next. Thanks to Paula.”

  • “Kept in touch, always available, quick turnaround and very professional and courteous.”

  • “Very professional, polite and always respectful. I felt your team had my best interests at heart and that you tried wherever possible to keep costs to a minimum.”

  • “I am forever humbly grateful for their honesty, integrity, and diligence.”

  • “I do wish I would have retained earlier so as to avoid a lot of unnecessary stress.”

  • “Victoria Cruz-Garcia has been the best throughout both of my cases.”

  • “Rob Sparks is a great attorney, and even better person. Paula Bland is as good as it gets.”

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