Personal Injury Attorneys You Can Trust
If you’ve been in an accident in St. Petersburg and need a personal injury attorney, you should never settle for talking to a secretary or investigator. You deserve to meet with an experienced trial attorney. That’s what you’ll get at Zervos & Calta, PLLC. If you or a loved one have been injured or killed as a result of another’s negligence, trust the St. Petersburg personal injury lawyers of Zervos & Calta, PLLC, who have over 40 years of combined courtroom experience.
The insurance companies know which injury lawyers go to trial and which ones will back off and settle your case below value. Zervos & Calta, PLLC are not afraid to take a case to trial to make sure our clients receive fair compensation. We offer aggressive, honest, and compassionate representation – you are not just a file to us. We give personal attention to your personal injuries.
Cases We Handle in St. Petersburg, FL
We know how scary it can be when you have been hurt in an auto accident. You are shaken from the accident, hurting from your injuries, trying to get your vehicle repaired or replaced, and worrying about lost wages and medical bills, all at once. Don’t do it alone. Let our St. Petersburg personal injury attorneys help you. Our car accident lawyer will make sure all of your rights are protected, statutory deadlines are met, your accident is thoroughly investigated and documented, your vehicle gets repaired or replaced, your bills get paid, and you get compensated.
Accidents involving trucks and tractor trailers usually involve complex legal issues that only personal injury attorneys who have experience with trucking accidents understand. The law firm of Zervos & Calta, PLLC has the experience as truck accident lawyers and the resources necessary to pursue your case.
Florida has been listed as the second most dangerous state in relation to motorcycle accidents and fatalities. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2006, per vehicle mile traveled, motorcyclists’ risk of a fatal crash is 35 times greater than a passenger car.
Those who survive a motorcycle crash tend to suffer serious injuries because there is nothing to protect you from direct contact with the road upon crashing. This is why it is essential that you contact an experienced St. Petersburg motorcyle accident attorney like Zervos & Calta, PLLC, immediately following a motorcycle accident to protect all of your rights.
A pedestrian can be considered any person traveling on foot – walking, running, jogging, hiking, sitting, or lying down – who is injured by a motor vehicle. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2013, there was a total of 4,735 pedestrian fatalities in the United States. The number of pedestrian accidents was much, much higher. This means that on average, a pedestrian was killed every 2 hours, and injured every 8 minutes in traffic crashes. Anyone injured as a pedestrian should consult with our pedestrian accident lawyers as soon as possible for legal advice.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries as a result of medical care you received, or perhaps medical care you did not receive, then you or your loved one may be entitled to compensation under a theory of law known as medical malpractice. The most common forms of medical malpractice include failure to diagnose or wrong diagnosis, birth injuries, incorrect administration of medication, product liability, improper medical care or treatment, nursing home abuse, incorrect lab reports, or mistaken interpretations of diagnostic studies.
Medical malpractice cases have strict guidelines that must be followed in order to prevail. You must be able to prove that the care you received fell below the normal and accepted standard of care in the industry. There are also time limits within which you have to either settle or file a lawsuit for medical malpractice claims in Florida. That is called the statute of limitations.
The statute of limitations on a medical malpractice claim in Florida is two years from the date of malpractice, or two years from the date of the discovery of the injury resulting from the malpractice, but never to exceed four years from the date the malpractice was committed. Therefore, it is imperative that you contact a personal injury lawyer to handle your malpractice claim. Contact the medical malpractice lawyers of Zervos & Calta, PLLC in Saint Petersburg, FL, and let us help you get compensation for your injuries and medical expenses.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Under Florida’s premises liability law you may hold the owner and/or operator responsible for injuries you sustained on their premises if the injury was caused by their negligent care, maintenance or operation of the property. That is why it is important to contact a slip and fall accident attorney to preserve photographs of the premises and all other evidence to prove that the owner/operator of the property was negligent. The St. Petersburg personal injury lawyers at Zervos & Calta, PLLC have experience representing victims injured in a slip and fall accident, ranging from individual property owners to national retail chain stores.
The most unbearable emotional pain occurs when you lose a beloved family member, especially when the death results from someone else’s negligent or reckless behavior. St. Petersburg, FL wrongful death lawyers Zervos & Calta, PLLC understand that there is nothing that can be done or said to soothe the pain and suffering from such a loss. We can, however, help ease the financial constrictions that occur when someone dies by pursuing the person or entity responsible for the loss of your family member. The injury attorneys at Zervos & Calta, PLLC have the skills, experience and resources available to aggressively pursue a wrongful death claim and help you through this difficult time.
Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be devastating to the injured person, as well as his or her family. If you or a loved one has suffered TBI as a result of an accident, then you know first-hand how it can change everything about a person in a matter of seconds, including how that person thinks, acts and feels. A TBI is often a permanent injury with lifelong effects, and can necessitate long-term nursing home care.