St. Petersburg Personal Injury Attorneys
For almost 25 years, our personal injury attorneys have been successfully representing injured clients in St. Petersburg, Florida. Our local and state-wide law practice focuses on personal injury claims only and includes car accidents, slip & falls injuries and representing victims of medical malpractice and nursing home abuse and neglect. For our team of experienced trial lawyers, no case is too big and no case is too small.
At the Fernandez Firm, our St. Petersburg personal injury attorneys have won over $90 Million in trial verdicts and settlements and have been recognized annually as a leading Florida personal injury firm. Our dedication to excellence and reputation as aggressive, yet professional, trial attorneys is the key to our continued success. If you have been injured in St. Petersburg, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your loss, injury and resulting damages. Our lawyers are available to answer your legal questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Legal questions? Call today or simply go online for a free case consultation.
Florida’s New Auto Accident Law
Involved in a car accident in St. Petersburg, Florida? It’s now more important than ever that you consult with an experienced attorney immediately to protect your legal rights. Effective January 1, 2013, those injured in Florida auto accidents have only 14 days to seek medical treatment in order to receive payment of their medical expenses. Failure to seek treatment within this limited time-frame, will completely bar recovery of any medical benefits due to an injured victim under ones insurance policy. If you have been involved in a car crash, contact one of our attorneys today about your case.
How Much Does a Lawyer Cost?
At the Fernandez Firm, you pay no up-front attorneys’ fees or costs for our services and we do not get paid unless we win. Our personal injury lawyers work on a contingent-fee basis. That just means, we only get paid if and when we win your case and make a settlement recovery on your behalf. Our legal fees are then deducted, as a percentage, from your total recovery. Unlike many lawyers in St. Petersburg, our attorneys do not charge hourly rates for their time or consultations. When you hire our law firm, you get instantaneous access to personal injury lawyers with years of experience at no costs to you and if there’s no recovery, there are no fees or costs due. We only get paid when we win…and We Want to Win!
What is My Case Worth?
Florida law specifies the damages that you and your family may be able to recover when you have been wrongfully injured by another carelessness or negligence. Those damages vary depending on the type of case and person bringing the action but are generally based upon the total amount of medical expenses and economic damages sustained.
At the Fernandez Firm, our personal injury attorneys will complete a full investigation of your case, obtain all medical and financial records necessary to file your injury claim and provide a comprehensive demand to the at fault party to ensure you receive full compensation for your injuries. The personal injury damages you may be entitled to recover include:
- Pain and Suffering
- Mental Anguish
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future wage loss
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship, comfort, the affections of an injured loved one
- Loss of support, services, and loss of earnings, net accumulations and funeral expenses in a wrongful death action
If have questions about the compensation you could be entitled to receive, please contact our St. Petersburg office today at 1-800-222-8183.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Our attorneys handle most personal injury cases, including the following:
- Automobile Crashes
- Medical Malpractice
- Hospital Negligence
- Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
- Slip and Fall Injuries
- Motorcycle Accidents
We also handle claims involving:
Pressure/Bed Sores: Pressure or bedsores are avoidable injures which typically develop on bedridden patients during extended hospital and nursing home stays. These wounds, often called decubitus ulcers by health care professionals, are caused by unrelieved pressure, over a bony prominence, which result in damage to underlying body tissues. The most common areas of development are a patient’s heels, tailbone and hip areas. In most cases, pressure sores are extremely painful, difficult to heal and can lead to a patient’s premature death without appropriate medical care and wound care treatment. Please contact one of our attorneys if you have any questions about a potential pressure sore case and need the legal advice of an experienced attorney in St. Petersburg.
Wrongful Death: The wrongful death of a loved one can have a significant impact on a surviving spouse, children and other surviving family. Thus, under Florida law, surviving relatives, often known as “survivors,” may be entitled to recover damages including medical bills, wage loss, loss of support, services and companionship and even funeral expenses. At the Fernandez Firm, our attorneys have been prosecuting wrongful death cases for more than twenty years filing actions against negligent doctors, drivers, health care providers and corporations, including large hospital chains, nursing homes and other big businesses.
Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injuries: Brain and spinal cord injuries can have a significant impact on an injured victim’s quality of life and economic future. Our attorneys understand terrible challenges these client’s face and seek to recover all associated economic damages including the cost of current and future medical care, loss of earning capacity and the loss of enjoyment of one’s life. In traumatic brain injury cases, it is particularly critical your hire an attorney who has litigated these claims and has significant experience in the field.
Dog Bites: Under Florida law, pet and animal owners can be held strictly liable if their animal bites or injuries another person in a public place or on private property in Tampa (provided the victim was not trespassing on the property at the time the bite occurred). The animal owner can be held liable even if the victim was partially to blame. In these types of lawsuits, injured victims can recover past medical expenses, past lost wages and frequently past and any future necessary plastic surgery.
The Statutes of Limitation
In Florida, most general negligence claims, like car accidents and slip and fall injuries, must be filed within four years of the date of the incident. Medical malpractice and nursing home abuse claims must be filed within two years of the date of incident. However, pinpointing the exact statute of limitations in any case can be very complicated, as certain factors can extend or reduce the time-frame to file a lawsuit. Determining the exact limitations period in any personal injury case requires expertise in the field and will be based upon the specifics of your case. As such, it is always in your best interest to speak with an experienced St. Petersburg attorney as quickly as possible to allow them sufficient time to fully investigate your case, hire necessary experts and protect your legal rights.
Personal Injury? It’s all we do!
Searching for an experienced St. Petersburg personal injury lawyer? It is important you consult with a lawyer – not a paralegal or case manager — who has the background, training and experience necessary to properly evaluate and handle your negligence case through trial. Many insurance companies will not pay you full-value for your injuries if your lawyer is inexperienced, relatively unknown or afraid to take your case to trial.
At the Fernandez Firm, we specialize in personal injury and wrongful death cases. It’s all we do! Our goal is to provide wrongfully-injured persons with exceptional legal representation by quickly investigating and aggressive litigating each case to obtain swift settlements and jury verdicts on behalf of our injured clients. Our experienced team of Florida personal injury attorneys have handled these types of cases for more than two decades and are committed to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
If you have questions regarding an accident or injury, contact a St. Petersburg injury lawyer with our office today at 1-800-222-8183.
St. Petersburg Injury – Call Today!
To consult with experienced personal injury lawyers about your car accident, slip and fall, medical malpractice or wrongful death case in St. Petersburg, contact our office today at 1-800-222-8183 or complete a free, online, case evaluation.
At the Fernandez Firm, our attorneys don’t get paid unless we win… and We Want to Win!