Personal Injury Attorneys in St. Petersburg & Pinellas County
A personal injury due to someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or malicious conduct may entitle you to rightful compensation under Florida law. Personal injuries can leave you temporarily or permanently disabled, in pain or discomfort, unable to work to maintain your livelihood, emotionally traumatized, and financially at risk due to escalating medical bills.
At Emerson Law, P.A., we are committed to helping you understand your legal rights and options and pursuing the compensation you deserve. Our personal injury lawyers are skilled negotiators and litigators who can fight for you at the settlement table with opposing counsel and insurers and in trials before a judge and jury. We understand Florida law and proceedings in this field and can develop legal strategies based on your case’s facts and circumstances while considering your needs and goals.
Legal Basis for Personal Injury Claims in Florida
In Florida, personal injury claims are based on the concept of negligence. To establish negligence, you must prove that the person or entity responsible for your injury had a duty to act with reasonable care, that they breached that duty, and that their breach caused your injury.
For instance, if a driver runs a red light and hits you while crossing the street, they may be liable for your injuries because they breached their duty to obey traffic laws and caused your injuries.
Injuries We Handle
At Emerson Law, P.A., we handle a wide range of personal injury cases, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Slip and fall accidents and other premises liability cases
- Dog bites
- Defective or dangerous product injuries
These types of accidents can lead to a host of injuries, from lacerations and bruises to sprains, whiplash, concussions, broken bones, organ damage, nerve damage, and catastrophic life-changing injuries like traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, amputations, severe burns, and disfigurement.
Damages Available for Clients
If you are successful in your personal injury claim, you may be entitled to various types of damages, including your past and future medical expenses, lost wages and earning capacity, property damage, such as to your vehicle, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
Permanent and life-altering injuries, such as paralysis or brain damage, generally require medical care that can span a lifetime or renovations to your home or car to accommodate your disabilities. You could face financial ruin without adequate financial resources commensurate with your injuries.
What Makes an Injury Claim Viable
To determine whether your injury claim is viable, our experienced attorneys will evaluate several factors, including the severity of your injuries, the extent of liability for the accident, the availability of insurance coverage, the strength of the evidence supporting your claim, and the timeframe for filing your claim under Florida law.
Emerson Law, P.A., has a track record of securing successful settlements for our clients. Our attorneys have the experience and resources to aggressively negotiate with insurance companies to pursue maximum compensation for your injuries and losses.
Insurance companies are often motivated to avoid or limit payouts to injured individuals. They may use tactics such as denying claims, delaying payments, or offering low settlement amounts. Having an experienced personal injury attorney on your side can help level the playing field and ensure that you are not taken advantage of by these ploys, especially when you are in the vulnerable position of trying to recover and rebuild your life.
Why Clients with Representation Get Better Results
Clients with legal representation in their personal injury claims tend to get better results than those who try to do it alone. Our skilled team can help by gathering the critical evidence needed to support your claim, identify all those who may have contributed to your accident and injuries, and stand up to insurers whose priority is their profitability, not your well-being or future. When insurers understand that they will have to deal with legal professionals who can litigate, they are often more amenable to a fair settlement to save themselves the time and expense of a trial.
If you have been injured in Pinellas County, let our St. Petersburg personal injury attorneys fight for the compensation you need and deserve.
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