St. Petersburg Personal Injury Lawyer
When you or a family member is injured by the careless, negligent act of another, you should not be held accountable for the financial responsibility on top of the immense pain and suffering that was inflicted upon you. At Barbas, Nuñez, Sanders, Butler & Hovsepian, our St. Petersburg personal injury lawyers provide legal assistance to those who have been injured in auto collisions, work-related accidents, premises accidents, and more. We also provide wrongful death counsel for the family members of the deceased. The following list encompasses some of the most common types of personal injury scenarios with which we deal:
- Bicycle Accidents
- Boat Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Defective Products
- Dog Bites
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Slip & Fall
- Social Security Disability
- Truck Accidents
- Workers’ Compensation
- Wrongful Death
What Damages Will I Receive?
Depending on your specific injury or illness, the time that it takes to heal, and how it occurred, you may be eligible for various types of compensation for damages. According to Florida statutes 768.81, economic damages are related to lost income, future lost income, medical or funeral expenses, lost property value, construction costs, vehicular damage, and other economic costs related to the injury. On top of these economic damages there is pain and suffering compensation, which is often larger than the economic damage compensation if the injury was severe. There are, however, caps for certain types of damages. Medical malpractice and punitive damages both have limitations in Florida. For example, punitive damages are designed to punish a party if they were found to be severely negligent, and the maximum amount they can be held accountable for in that scenario is $500,000 or three times the compensatory damages that were awarded.
Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer
To you, it may be very obvious as to which party was at fault in the accident that left you injured. But to an opposing insurance company or even the police, it may not be so cut and dry. It is never a good idea to tackle a personal injury lawsuit or settlement on your own. Too many people get railroaded when they forgo legal assistance, as large insurance companies have immense knowledge of the law, time, and financial resources at their disposal. Choosing a powerful and experienced St. Petersburg personal injury lawyer will significantly increase your chances of reaching an appealing settlement or winning your lawsuit.
Contact an Experienced St. Petersburg Personal Injury Firm
We have over 30 years of experience and over 65 years of combined legal experience in helping Florida residents injured in personal injury accidents recover the compensation they need. We partner with our clients to ensure that their needs and concerns about their case are promptly and properly addressed. We assist our clients through all stages of their personal injury case, from initial gathering of evidence and any settlement talks that may occur through the presentation of their case at trial. Our goal is obtaining the maximum amount of compensation possible for our injury clients.
Time is always of the essence, however. It is best to speak with an lawyer as soon as possible after your injury or illness. Not only do evidence and eyewitness’ memories have a way of fading with time, but the sooner we begin working on your case, the sooner you will be compensated and this stressful time in your life put as far behind you as possible. Additionally, the statute of limitations varies for different types of injuries, and it is best to work quickly in order to ensure that you do not run out of time filing a lawsuit. Contact the St. Petersburg personal injury lawyers of of Barbas, Nuñez, Sanders, Butler & Hovsepian at 1-800-227-2275 today. We are prepared to assist you immediately.