Personal Injury

Epperson and Rich is a regionally renowned law firm concentrating in all types of serious injury, medical malpractice, nursing home, and wrongful death litigation. Our Tampa Bay personal injury attorneys are committed to protecting and vindicating the rights of people who are seriously injured by the negligence of others.

If you would like to talk to a personal injury attorney about a potential case, call us at 813-886-8500  for a free consultation.

Our lawyers have successfully handled all types of injury and accident matters throughout Florida, including but not limited to those involving:

  • Personal Injury
    Personal injury lawsuits arise when people are injured by the careless or intentional acts of others. When someone is determined to be legally responsible for injuring someone else, they are liable for the injury and may be made to compensate the victim.
  • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
    These types of lawsuits commonly involve wandering and elopement, bed sores/pressure ulcers, falls in nursing homes, physical or sexual abuse/assault, physical or chemical restraints, malnutrition or dehydration, choking, clogged breathing tubes, burns and other personal injuries that occur in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and by home healthcare providers.
  • Medical Malpractice
    Medical malpractice claims and lawsuits arise when patients are injured or killed as a result of the careless or intentional acts of a doctor, nurse or other healthcare provider.  These commonly involve medical errors, injuries at birth, surgical errors, pharmacy medication errors, misdiagnosis, failure to diagnose cancer (breast, bladder, lung, ovarian, cervical, pelvic), misread tests or X-rays, HMO misconduct, adverse drug reactions, and medical device failure.
  • Wrongful Death
    Wrongful death as a legal term is a death that has been caused by the fault of another person. For example, deaths caused by drunk driving, the manufacture of a defective or dangerous product, the construction of an unsound structure or building, or failing to diagnose a fatal disease may be considered under the law as “wrongful deaths.”
  • Products Liability
    Products liability is an area of personal injury law that focuses on dangerous and defective products. Our attorneys represents injured victims throughout the Florida area in matters against corporations or manufacturers who have sold or manufactured unsafe products to consumers.
  • Car Accidents and Truck Accidents
    Every time a driver gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, he or she is accepting responsibility for the safety of everyone else on the road. Accidents can and do happen. But if a driver’s negligent behavior or careless actions lead to the personal injury or death of another party, that driver must be held accountable.

We are proud to offer clients over 50 years of combined litigation experience and our record of success has earned us widespread acclaim. Year after year, Joel Epperson and Sandra Rich have been honored by fellow lawyers as two of the top personal injury attorneys in the area. Our firm is well-respected by adversaries who know that we will never settle a case for less that full compensation, and many of the best lawyers in the country feel confident recommending our services to their own clients.

Our goal is simple: to achieve the best possible results for each of our clients in every case we handle. It is a goal we have been consistently successful in meeting. Since ____, our personal injury team has recovered more than ______ in verdicts and settlements for our clients, including a number of record results.

If you have questions about a potential lawsuit, we can help. Call us at  813-886-8500, email us at and one of our attorneys will call you right back.

All consultations are free and if we accept your case, you pay no fees unless or until we successfully resolve your case.

Our firm is located in Tampa but our attorneys handle personal injury lawsuits for clients throughout the entire Tampa Bay Area.