Pinellas County Personal Injury Attorney
Being seriously injured in an accident can be a catastrophic and traumatic moment in your life. When your accident and injuries were caused by another person or entity’s legal fault, it can leave you feeling angry, frustrated, and powerless. You shouldn’t have to deal with the unexpected injury and losses that are no fault of your own.
When that happens, you may be able to recover compensation from those at fault for your personal injury.
When you have suffered personal injury in Tarpon Springs, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, or elsewhere in Pinellas County due to someone else’s negligent or reckless behavior, let the personal injury attorneys of Zervos & Calta, PLLC fight to get you the maximum compensation you need and deserve.
Contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation to discuss your case with us. There is no cost to you until we win you compensation.
Common Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
At Zervos & Calta, PLLC, our Pinellas County personal injury attorneys handle a wide variety of cases, including;
We can help you when your vehicle was hit by another negligent car driver, or if your car accident was caused by negligently maintained roadways, or if you were the passenger of a negligent driver.
Truck accidents involve many complex pieces of evidence and multiple potentially liable parties. Our firm can help you identify at-fault parties and build a strong legal case.
Motorcycle riders involved in accidents face a difficult time overcoming biases and prejudices against motorcycles to recover the compensation they need to treat the catastrophic injuries that frequently occur to riders in accidents.
Bicycle riders face significant risks of serious injury from negligent motorists who fail to share the road with bicycles. We can help you hold negligent drivers responsible to compensate you for the life-altering injuries you have suffered.
Speeding and reckless motorists put pedestrians at risk of injury when they fail to drive with caution through crosswalks, driveways, and parking lots. We help injured pedestrians secure the financial recovery they need and deserve.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents involve any fall on someone else’s property caused by a dangerous or hazardous condition of the property. We can help you hold property or business owners responsible when their negligence leads to an injury-causing fall.
Brain injuries can result from traumatic accidents or medical malpractice caused by a health care provider’s negligence. These injuries can leave victims with long-lasting or permanent life-altering effects on motor skills, memory, cognition, behavior, and sensation.
Spinal Cord Injuries
People can be subject to spinal cord injuries during traumatic accidents or due to an incident of medical malpractice. Spinal cord injuries can leave victims paralyzed and needing life-long care and assistance. We can help you ensure that you receive the financial compensation you need for your care.
When you’ve lost a close relative due to someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or willful behavior, let us help you and your family fight to seek the financial recovery and justice that your family and your loved one deserve.
Types of Damages You Could Recover in a Personal Injury Claim
Following an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for the damages incurred because of the accident, including for example:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Lost quality of life
Statute of Limitations on Injury Claims
If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, you have a limited period, known as the statute of limitations, in which to settle your claim or file a lawsuit to seek compensation for your losses. Under Florida law, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim is four years from the date of the accident or injury. Wrongful death claims must be filed within two years of the date of death.
In certain circumstances, the statute of limitations can be extended, such as for a minor child who is injured, or if the injured party could not discover the identity of the at-fault party through reasonable diligence. If you file your lawsuit after the statute of limitations in your case expires, the court can permanently dismiss your case, and you can lose your claim to compensation.
If you have a personal injury claim against the government, you are required to provide the government with notice of your claim prior to filing a lawsuit. For claims against the state of Florida or other governmental subdivisions, you must file notice within three years of the date of your injury.
How Our Pinellas County Personal Injury Attorney Can Help with Your Case
When you have a personal injury case in Pinellas County, our personal injury attorney can help you pursue the monetary compensation you need and deserve by:
- Thoroughly investigating the accident and securing evidence
- Identifying potentially liable parties
- Working with experts to build a strong, persuasive case
- Documenting your injuries and damages
- Negotiating with at-fault parties and insurance companies for a full and fair settlement
- Preparing to take your case to court, if necessary
- Advocating on your behalf to a judge and jury to secure a verdict in your favor
Steps to Take to Protect Your Rights After an Accident
After you’ve been involved in an accident, steps you should take to best protect your rights and options for seeking compensation for your injuries and damages include:
- Report the accident, such as reporting a motor vehicle accident to the police, or reporting a slip and fall to a property or business owner.
- Document the damages and accident scene by taking photos or video.
- Get contact and insurance information from all involved in the accident.
- Get contact information or statements from eyewitnesses.
- See your doctor or other medical provider, as soon as you feel symptoms of an injury.
- Speak with an experienced personal injury attorney.
Talk to a Pinellas County Personal Injury Attorney Now
If you have been injured through no fault of your own, contact Zervos & Calta, PLLC today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our Pinellas County personal injury attorneys.
Let us help you understand your legal rights and options following your accident. We charge no fees until we win you the financial compensation you need and deserve.