Clearwater Personal Injury Lawyers

beautiful beaches of Clearwater, FL

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 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

Car Accident

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.

wrecked car from an accident

Truck Accident

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 Accident

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.

Pedestrian Accident

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.

Bicycle Accident

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 about your case.

Medical Malpractice

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 and Calta 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.

gavel in a courtroom for a personal injury case

Wrongful Death

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 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 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 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.

Dog Bites

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.

How long do I have to file a claim?

Florida law states that when you file a personal injury claim, it has to either be filed or settled within four years from the date of the incident. You will not be able to file a claim after that deadline has passed.

A malpractice claim deadline is generally only two years, however, and there are some limited exceptions. Time is critical for injured victims of any type of accident to contact an accident lawyer.

What our Clearwater personal injury attorneys will do for you

These are some of the steps our personal injury law firm will take when you trust us to handle your Clearwater personal injury claim:

  • We will obtain the accident report, contact witnesses, obtain photographs, and hire investigators to interview witnesses.
  • We will communicate with the insurance companies for you, so you don’t have to.
  • We will find and review all insurance policies to make sure that we locate all available coverage for you.
  • We will read all the medical records and keep track of the medical bills.
  • We will prepare a settlement demand package for the insurance companies and handle all negotiations with them.
  • We will advise you of your options, pros and cons, benefits, and risks of going to trial.

The personal injury law firm of Zervos & Calta charges no attorney fees unless we obtain a verdict or settlement for you. Consultations are always free. We pride ourselves on meeting with all new prospective clients and giving them our focused attention. Call our law office to talk to us about your legal rights before it’s too late.

Contact us by filling out the form on the right or call our Clearwater office at 727-608-5757 to schedule a free phone consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a personal injury lawyer?

If you’ve suffered injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence, carelessness, or intent, a personal injury lawyer can help you recover compensation for damages, medical bills, and lost wages. They will either fight for a good settlement, or take the case to court if necessary.

What should you look for in a personal injury lawyer?

When looking for a personal injury lawyer who will fight for your rights, there are some important things to consider. Find out how successful they are by looking at their settlements and reviews, are they experienced trial attorneys, how many years they’ve been in practice, and what is the focus of their practice.

Why do personal injury lawyers not take cases?

When a personal injury lawyer is presented a case, they consider what it will cost in terms of time and resources necessary to get a settlement, from which they will receiver a percentage for their fee. Some cases are too small to justify and cover the attorney’s time.

Clearwater Office

2451 McMullen Booth Rd. #238
Clearwater, FL 33759
727-608-5757

On the northwest side of Tampa in Pinellas County, is the city of Clearwater, Florida.. It is a beautiful, family friendly community with a population of over 107,000 inhabitants. The local climate is ideal for vacationers, and the city of Clearwater is relatively peaceful, calm and economical as opposed to other popular locations in the region.

Clearwater offers a lot of recreational activities, both land and water based, as well as quick access to the beaches. Clearwater is also home to a beautiful culture and a list of local events and special festivals that bring both locals and visitors together in celebration. One of the major attractions in Clearwater is the local Marine Aquarium. It is a unique type of Aquarium offering safety and rehabilitation to endangered marine mammals, and offers a close-up view of beautiful aquatic life. 

overlooking the bay in Clearwater

We see clients in the following surrounding cities:

  • Belleair
  • Belleair Bluffs
  • Largo
  • Belleair Beach
  • Dunedin
  • Harbor Bluffs
  • Belleair Shore
  • Clearwater Beach
  • Ridgecrest
  • Safety Harbor