Accident Lawyers You Can Trust
Being involved in a car accident can be very stressful. Often one is left confused about whether the insurance companies are being fair or honest. In addition to suffering from pain and injuries, the stress of handling a claim without the requisite legal knowledge can be overwhelming. That’s why it is so important to consult with an accident attorney if you or someone you love has been injured or killed due to someone else’s carelessness.
The personal injury lawyers at Zervos & Calta, PLLC in Clearwater FL provide each client with personal attention, which means that you won’t meet with an investigator, secretary, or case manager to discuss your case. The trial attorneys are no strangers to the courtroom, and the major insurance companies are fully aware of which injury attorneys are willing to take cases to trial and which ones will settle for less than the full value of a claim.
We provide honest, aggressive, and compassionate representation, you are not just a file to us. We give personal attention to your personal injuries.
Common Cases Our Injury Attorneys Represent
Our Clearwater car accident lawyers handle all the complexities and issues of helping you get your medical bills paid, your car repaired, recouping lost wages, and ensuring that the insurance company pays fair compensation for your accident injuries. You should not handle your case alone. Let our experienced personal injury lawyers help you obtain the compensation you deserve in as short a time as possible, so that you can move on with your life.
A truck accident is usually more difficult, as some specific laws and regulations apply to trucks and truck drivers. It is essential to speak with our Clearwater truck accident attorney to make sure that your case addresses all these complex issues.
Motorcycle accidents usually account for the most severe injuries and deaths, because car drivers often don’t look for or see motorcycles on the road. Motorcyclists have a 35 times greater chance of having a fatal accident than if they were in a car. Many motorcyclists often do not have the optional insurance on their motorcycle and, therefore, don’t have coverage to help pay their expensive medical bills. Our experienced Clearwater motorcycle attorneys will guide you through this very stressful process.
Any person walking, jogging, running, or otherwise traveling on foot is a pedestrian. There are thousands of pedestrians killed by motor vehicles every year in the US, and that doesn’t include pedestrians that survived and suffered injuries. Medical bills from a pedestrian accident can be paid for by the pedestrian’s car insurance – a little known fact. This can help reduce the victim’s out of pocket medical expenses, and allow for more settlement funds to be allotted to them for their pain and suffering, future medical costs, and lost income. Our Clearwater pedestrian accident lawyers should be consulted for legal advice.
Contrary to popular belief, bicyclists do not automatically have the right of way. In Florida, a bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle, and the bicyclist is a driver. Bicyclists have the same rights to the roadways and must obey the same traffic laws as the drivers of other vehicles.
Even when bicyclists have the necessary safety gear and obey the rules of the road, they are still frequently injured in serious accidents involving another vehicle. If you have been injured in a bike accident as a result of another person’s negligence or recklessness, contact the bicycle accident lawyers at Zervos & Calta, PLLC about your case.
Malpractice covers injury or death from improper medical care or a lack of medical care. Malpractice includes failing to diagnose or diagnosing incorrectly, birth injury, administering medication improperly, product liability, nursing home abuse, and incorrect readings of x-rays, lab reports, MRIs or other scans. There are strict rules about who can claim medical malpractice when it involves the death of a loved one. Typically only surviving spouses, children 25 or under, or a dependent child can bring a personal injury claim for medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice cases have strict guidelines and are very expensive to bring. In every medical malpractice case, an expert must be hired to determine if there was actual malpractice. The statute of limitations in Florida is two years from the date of misconduct or two years from when someone should have known of the malpractice, but it can never exceed four years from the time of the actual negligence. Our Clearwater medical malpractice attorney can help you get compensation for your case.
Slip and Fall Accident
Also known as premise liability cases, in some circumstances, a business owner or property manager can be held liable for an injury caused by the negligent maintenance of their property. The laws for slip and fall cases favor the property owner, so it is crucial to contact the slip and fall accident attorneys at Zervos & Calta, PLLC for advice and guidance about how your medical bills can be covered and what other compensation you may be entitled to. They have experience representing those who have suffered slip and fall injuries, ranging from individual property owners to national stores.
Losing a loved one is more difficult to accept when someone else’s negligence or recklessness caused it. Many wrongful death cases from motor vehicle accidents are the result of drivers being distracted by their cell phones or by a drunk driving accident.
Wrongful death lawyers Zervos & Calta, PLLC recognize the pain that family members suffer and although they can’t turn back the hands of time, they may be able to help secure insurance coverage to help with the financial problems that a surviving family experiences. Zervos & Calta, PLLC wrongful death attorneys have the skill and resources to pursue a wrongful death claim and help you through a difficult time.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a devastating injury, whether it is considered mild, moderate, or severe. It forever changes the quality of life of its victim and the family. Medical care for someone with a traumatic brain injury can be unimaginably expensive, sometimes resulting in life-long and daily care.
Victims of a TBI suffered in an accident understand the turmoil and sadness it brings to everyone. If someone else’s reckless act or negligent behavior causes you or someone you love to suffer a traumatic brain injury, you should protect your rights and talk to a personal injury attorney that has experience with traumatic brain injury cases. Zervos & Calta, PLLC understand the legal and medical complexities of these types of situations and provide a free consultation.
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injuries almost always require immediate medical attention, including surgery, to reverse possible life-long and permanent damage. They often result in motor or sensory deficits, which can range anywhere from mild to severe. In worst-case scenarios, spinal cord injuries result in bladder or bowel dysfunction, paralysis, or death. Our injury attorneys have experience helping those who have endured this type of damage because of someone else’s recklessness or negligence and can help you through the legal process.
In Florida, because dog bites fall under the category of strict liability, the owner of the dog is automatically and presumed liable for the injuries resulting from his/her dog’s bite. Unfortunately, many homeowner insurance companies now exclude coverage for dog bites from its policies, making it more critical to hire an attorney. Our Clearwater personal injury attorneys can help advise you on what options you may have to receive compensation for your dog bite injury.