Personal Injury Attorneys Serving St Augustine & All of Florida

At Emerson Straw, we know how devastating it can be to sustain a serious injury or lose a loved one in a sudden accident. The medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering can make every day a struggle. If you have suffered a loss due to the negligence or intentional wrongdoing of another party, our St. Augustine personal injury attorneys can help you fight for justice and fair compensation.

Every attorney takes a different approach to representing clients. Many take on far too many cases to provide each client with quality representation. Others lack the litigation experience to proceed to trial if it is in the client’s best interests to do so. The personal injury and car accident lawyers at Emerson Straw won’t hesitate to take a case to court if the insurance company or opposing party refuses to cooperate. We have a track record of success in settlement negotiations and in all stages of litigation, so you can rest assured that you will be well-represented at every stage of the proceedings.

The initial consultation is free, and you won’t have to pay any fees unless you win. Our track record of success in personal injury, car accident, and wrongful death cases has helped us build a reputation as tough litigators. Insurance companies throughout Florida know that we aren’t afraid to pursue a case to the end, and this often gives us an advantage during settlement negotiations.

Our Practice Areas

The personal injury attorneys at Emerson Straw offer free consultations and accept cases on a contingency fee basis. You won’t pay any fees whatsoever unless you win.

Medical Malpractice
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Patients place a lot of trust in their healthcare providers, but sometimes that trust is betrayed when a doctor or other medical professional behaves negligently. Medical malpractice takes many forms, and it can be difficult to prove without strong evidence of liability, causation, and damages. Our attorneys can help you compile evidence and fig...

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Premises Liability
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Did you suffer an injury while on someone else’s property? Business owners have a duty to keep their premises in reasonably safe condition for invitees. If you were hurt in a slip and fall or another type of accident on a business property, you may have grounds for a premises liability claim.

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Nursing Home Abuse
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If a member of your family was abused or neglected at a nursing home, you are likely feeling some combination of anger, sadness, and a desire for justice. Our attorneys can assess the facts of your case, compile evidence, and help you hold the at-fault facility or caregiver responsible.

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Auto Accidents
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Auto collisions are a leading cause of unintentional injury and death in Florida. Our St. Augustine car accident lawyers have seen firsthand how tragic the aftermath of a serious wreck can be. We are dedicated to helping accident victims and their families fight for the compensation they need to cover property damage, medical costs, lost wages, ...

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Negligence occurs when one party breaches the duty of care owed to another party. If you were harmed through the fault of someone else, you may have grounds for a negligence claim. We can review your case in a free consultation and help you make informed decisions.

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Meet Our Team

We are passionate about helping the injured and their families fight for justice and fair compensation.

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St Augustine Personal Injury Lawyers

What Is the Injury “Threshold” in St. Augustine?

The injury threshold becomes relevant in auto accident cases since Florida is a no-fault state. To alleviate some of the burden on the court system, Florida requires that car accident victims meet certain criteria in order to sue for damages. Specifically, your case must meet the serious injury threshold.

Drivers in Florida are required to carry no-fault personal injury coverage of $10,000. This pays for medical costs related to auto collisions. But in some cases, the injuries are so catastrophic that $10,000 isn’t nearly enough to cover the losses sustained.

If you want to sue for damages after a car accident, you must be able to demonstrate that your injury meets one of the following criteria:

  • It’s a permanent injury
  • You’ve suffered substantial and permanent scarring or disfigurement
  • You’ve suffered permanent loss of a bodily function
  • Your family member died in the accident and you want to bring a wrongful death claim



What Our Clients Say

No bias here I have seen them in action since conception. The firm is totally committed to their clients best interest. No stone is left unturned regardless of cost and man hours it takes to get the best results. Their record speaks for itself.

Michael S.

I highly recommend Matt Emerson for an AV rating.

Of Counsel

Wes is highly skilled and very well thought of.

Sole Practitioner

Wes Straw is one of the best young lawyers in Florida.

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What Does “Negligence” Mean?

Negligence is one party’s breach of the duty of care owed to another. Negligence can be an act, such as breaking the speed limit, or an omission, such as a doctor failing to perform adequate diagnostic tests on a patient.

Most personal injury and wrongful death cases are negligence claims. To prevail in a negligence claim, you must prove that you were owed a duty of care, the duty of care was breached, this breach caused your injury or loss, and you suffered damages.

Proving these elements can be incredibly complicated when you’re going up against a resourceful insurance company. The St. Augustine personal injury attorneys at Emerson Straw know what it takes to prevail in even the most complex cases. We can help you compile evidence, build a compelling claim, and avoid critical mistakes that would jeopardize your case.