Brandon Legal Group,
​​​Personal Injury​


​Experienced legal counsel for your Family ​Law, Personal Injury, Criminal, Estate ​Planning and ​Business Law needs.

Our Promise

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Providing enthusiastic legal counsel with
confidence, integrity, and
compassion.

Vigorous client representation has been our guiding principal since our start in Brandon in 2008. Our entire mission is built around one thing, protecting our clients' interests’ legally in Tampa Bay and throughout the state of Florida. From Divorce & Family Law to Criminal Defense and from Business & Civil Litigation to Personal Injury and Workers’ Compensation, our team of experienced trial attorneys are ready to protect you.

Our attorneys work diligently to ensure your case is handled with the utmost care and respect for your time and of course, your wallet. We truly believe that each client deserves the highest quality representation possible, and we provide personal attention at each stage of the legal process.


We've Got You Covered
With These Personal Injury Legal Services
Auto ​Accident

If you’ve been injured in a car crash (car, truck, motorcycle, bus, bicycle, etc) do not attempt to deal with the insurance company alone, make sure you get the experienced help and compensation you deserve.
Lyft/Uber ​Accident

Ridesharing services are becoming increasingly popular.  Increased use means increased chances of accidents.  It is important, either as the driver or a passenger, to know how you are covered in the event of an accident.
Wrongful ​Death​

When a loved one passes away due to someone else’s negligence it’s important to know your rights in order to gain the compensation owed to you.
Dog Bite

A dog is man’s best friend.  However some dogs can be aggressive and may bite an individual causing harm.  It’s important to take action quickly to investigate the bite and determine the liability of the accident.  
Slip & ​Fall

If you fall while visiting someone’s property you may be entitled to monetary damages.  Slip and fall negligence is difficult to prove and it is imperative that you document every facet from the beginning.

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Auto ​Accidents and ​Injuries

A car crash that injures you can have a devastating effect on your life. You may be out of work, have medical costs to pay, or be left permanently disabled. A personal injury attorney from our firm will be on your side to help you get your life back on track.  Understanding all the steps needed to insure a proper insurance claim can be daunting without help.  If you have damages from an injury you sustained due to someone else’s negligence, we can help.
Uber Accident Lyft Accident
Lyft/Uber ​Accident
Ridesharing services are becoming increasingly popular.  Increased use means increased chances of accidents.  It is important, either as the driver or a passenger, to know how you are covered in the event of an accident.  If you are the driver and experience an accident, you may be covered under your own auto policy, the Lyft/Uber policy, or both.  As the process with ride sharing services is different than dealing with individual to individual insurance policies, it is extremely important to have an experienced attorney handle the matter so you can be fairly compensated.


Wrongful  Death

In Florida there are certain people who can recover money when a relative dies because someone else did something wrong.  The money that they can recover depends on many things, their relationship to the deceased, the age of the deceased and the expected earning potential of the deceased.  Additionally, funeral and burial expenses are reimbursable to the person who paid for them. There is a short time period where you can make the claim against the responsible party, 2 years from the date of death. This short time frame makes it extremely important that you consult an attorney as soon as you are able after the death of the relative.

Dog Bite Personal Injury
Dog Bite 
Florida has two different types of dog bite cases that allow for money damages.  First, if your dog is bitten by another dog, you can recover the cost of the veterinarian bills that you incur.  The second type of dog bite case is when you are bitten by someone else’s dog.  You might be able to recover the medical bills, pain and suffering and any lost income that you may have had as a result of the bite.   In other states you have to prove that the dog bit someone else before it bit you.  This is not the case in Florida.  If you were legally on the property and were bitten, you are entitled to recover money damages from the owner.


Slip & Fall
If you are in a Florida business and you slip on something and are injured, you may be entitled to money for your injuries.  Florida requires that the owner of the business have knowledge of the danger and is required to warn people of that danger.   It is important that the condition is reported to the business owner and that a report is filed.  It is always helpful if pictures are taken at the time of the injury.


Case Study:Because legal issues rarely stand their own
On the way back from church market, our client was t-boned by a large dump truck that attempted to turn left in front of our client.  The impact caused my client’s death at the scene. 

He was a young man, who was unmarried and did not have any children, but he was supporting his parents in Mexico.
We filed a claim against the at fault truck driver’s insurance company and proved that my client’s parents relied on his support and were able to get them some compensation for the loss of their son.

We also were able to get his funeral expenses paid for so he could be buried in Mexico.
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Debunking Attorney Myths
It's too expensive to call an attorney.​

​At Brandon Legal Group, your initial consultation is free.  Personal Injury cases are offered on a contingency fee basis meaning there are no out of pocket expenses unless there is a financial recovery in your favor. In other matters, if you think an attorney representing you is too expensive, imagine living without seeing your children or spending the next 10 years in prison…

Having an attorney makes you look guilty.​

You may be great at a lot of things, but when is the last time you were lead counsel in a criminal matter?  Every individual has a Constitutional right to experienced legal counsel no matter the magnitude of the matter.  In many instances, the Court may prefer working with experienced Counsel rather than a layman as all litigating parties will be held to the same legal standard and process.

Lawyers just complicate the process.​

Experienced attorney’s should foresee pitfalls in your case and reduce the chances of last-second surprises that delay or disrupt the finalization of your legal matter.   Attorneys know the process, know the nuances of varying judges courtrooms, and can provide you with the proper resources to make the best decisions in your matter.
WHO WE ARE
Full service law firm serving the greater Brandon and Tampa area.

When you place your legal matter in the hands of our experienced Brandon legal group attorneys, you are placing it in the hands of professionals with over 80 years of experience committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
Our​
Philosophy

Litigation can be laden with emotion and uncertainty, we pride ourselves on providing enthusiastic legal counsel with confidence, integrity, and compassion. Our attorneys are committed to providing you with unmatched support and attention. We will listen carefully to your concerns, answer all of your questions, and work with you to help you overcome any obstacles. We will aggressively represent your rights and best interests through each step of your case so that you receive the best possible legal outcome.
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Meet Our Attorneys

Ingrid Hooglander Brandon Attorney
Ingrid
Hooglander

In 2008 after gaining years of experience under the watchful eyes of her predecessors, Ms. Hooglander opened her own private practice that has grown into what Brandon Legal Group is today.

Her weight lifting and Kick Boxing training contribute to a reputation as a "force of nature" in both her personal life and her presence in the court room.


David Faulkner Brandon Attorney
David
Faulkner

Prior to joining Brandon Legal Group, David was an FBI Special Agent assigned to the Public Corruption Unit in Miami.  Today he uses that "other side of the fence" experience as a practicing lawyer with over two decades experience representing clients in federal and state criminal cases.

Mr. Faulkner also represents clients in various types of family law cases and has a Florida Class C Private Investigator License.


Luke Mattson Brandon Attorney
Luke​
Mattson

Mr. Mattson found his niche in family law and has focused his practice in that area since 2000. In particular, Luke often handles matters involving divorce, timesharing, parenting plans, child support, alimony, paternity, and civil domestic violence.

Mr. Mattson might look like he’s all business, but you'd be surprised to discover the incredible fun loving attitude he brings to the practice.  When outside the courtroom, Mr. Mattson can often be found watching Lightning games or riding his bike around downtown Tampa.

Donelle White Brandon Attorney
Donelle
White

Ms. White was born in Reading, Pennsylvania and has been a Brandon resident since 1993. Since graduating from Temple University, she has concentrated on Personal Injury, VA Disability, and Workers’ Compensation cases.

When she has the time, Ms. White enjoys finding her way to the golf course, and working with various organizations around the area including the Brandon Junior Women’s Club, and the American Cancer Society.

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Ingrid is a gifted attorney with significant subject matter experience in family law matters.  She has a ton of experience and is an expert in this practice area.  She is a hard worker and puts clients first.  She is able to gain exceptional results for her clients.  Without hesitation I endorse Ingrid.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Brandon Law Office Q & A

​Are auto accidents the only type of Personal Injury?

Auto accidents are the most common type of Personal Injury but Auto Accidents are far from the only cause of Personal Injury Lawsuits.

Along with auto accidents, Personal Injury law also includes home accidents, boat accidents, airplane crashes, dog bites, defective products, failure to provide adequate security, and malpractice, including the failure to diagnose.

Brandon Family Lawyer FAQ 2

What monetary recovery is permitted in a Personal Injury claim?


Personal Injury Victims are entitled to recover money damages for all losses and expenses they incur as a result of an accident. The following is a partial list.


  • Medical bills 
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain & Suffering,
  • Physical Disability
  • Disfigurement,
  • Permanent Scars
  • Emotional Trauma
  • Mental Anguish,
  • Loss of Enjoyment
  • Loss of Love & Affection
  • Embarrassment
  • Mental Disability
  • Property Damage
  • All out of pocket expenses 
Brandon Family Lawyer FAQ 3

How do I know if I have a Personal Injury claim?


Whether a Personal Injury claim (a "tort") exists is a matter of law. There are four elements to a "tort" claim:


  • The "at-fault" person is under a duty to do or not to do something

  • The "at-fault" person breaches that duty

  • You suffer Damages

  • Your Damages are the result of the "at-fault" person's actions.

​Brandon Legal Group

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Hours

Monday          ​8:00 AM-5 PM

Tuesday          ​8:00 AM-5 PM

Wednesday    ​8:00 AM-5 PM

Thursday        ​8:00 AM-5 PM

Friday              ​8:00 AM-5 PM

Saturday         Closed 

Sunday            Closed

(Closed Daily from 12 - 1 PM for lunch)
OFFICES

Brandon Office
A full service law firm
1209 Lakeside Drive
Brandon FL, 33510

Available by appointment

Wesley Chapel Office
27524 Cashford Circle # 102
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544


Lakeland Office
122 E. Main St # 249
Lakeland, FL 33801


Tampa Office
5401 W. Kennedy Blvd #100
Tampa, FL 33609




THE BLG DIFFERENCE 

​Our skill sets allow us to provide many legal services to our clients and to resolve complex legal issues that are often intertwined. We are able to leverage our internal resources to keep cases in-house. Without the need to outsource a matter, we have the opportunity to find a more efficient resolution.

Brandon Legal Group is a full service Tampa Bay trial law firm that represents clients throughout the state of Florida. Our ultimate goal is to protect your rights and pursue the best available legal outcome. With more than 85 years of combined legal experience, BLG is well qualified to pursue the best legal outcomes for clients of varying needs.


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