Personal Injury Attorneys & Car Accident Lawyers Serving St Petersburg & All of Florida
The St. Petersburg personal injury attorneys at Emerson Straw have seen firsthand how tragic a serious injury or wrongful death in the family can be. Our practice is dedicated to helping people who have suffered as a result of the negligence or intentional wrongdoing of others. If you were hurt or lost a family member through the fault of another party, we can help you fight for justice and fair compensation.
The consultation is free, and if you won’t pay any fees whatsoever if you don’t win. Our personal injury lawyers and car accident attorneys have many decades of combined experience in settlement negotiations and at trial. Many lawyers are reluctant to enter litigation when the insurance company or opposing party is uncooperative. Our attorneys will not hesitate to file a lawsuit and proceed all the way to trial if it is in our client’s best interests.
If you are facing steep medical bills or time off work due to a serious injury, your choice of attorney matters. As a client of Emerson Straw, you will have a direct line of contact to your attorney, so you can get your questions answered and your concerns addressed quickly. We know how stressful the claims process can be, so we make ourselves available after office hours and even on weeks to answer emails and phone calls.
Medical errors are more common than many people assume, and the consequences can be devastating for victims and their families. If your healthcare provider failed to abide by the most widely accepted standards of care, and you suffered an injury or lost a family member as a result, you may have grounds for a negligence claim. Our lawyers can rev...
Did you sustain an injury while on someone else’s property? The property owner or occupier may be liable for any medical costs, lost income, and other damages you incur. At Emerson Straw, we have extensive experience and a track record of success bringing claims against negligent property and business owners.
There’s no excuse for mistreating a nursing home resident, yet elder abuse and neglect have become far too common in Florida and across the U.S. Understaffing, poor facility conditions, and intentional wrongdoing can all lead to physical and psychological injuries and eventual death. Our injury attorneys can help you determine if abuse or ...
Our auto accident attorneys have won millions of dollars for injury victims and their families. We are skilled litigators who are not afraid to take a case all the way to trial if the opposing party or insurance company refuses to cooperate. Our legal team can make sure you are treated fairly. We will protect your rights at every stage of the pr...
Negligence takes many forms. If you were hurt or suffered a loss because someone failed to act with reasonable care, you may be entitled to damages. Call us for a free consultation to find out if you have a case.
St Petersburg Personal Injury Lawyers & Car Accident Attorneys
What Is St. Petersburg’s Injury “Threshold?”
Due to the high volume of personal injury cases in Florida, the state has set a personal injury recovery threshold. This means the plaintiff’s injuries must meet certain criteria in order to be able to sue for damages.
Florida is a no-fault state, meaning that drivers are required to carry $10,000 in personal injury coverage to pay for healthcare costs arising from car accidents. For an injury to meet the medical threshold, one of the following must apply:
The injury is permanent
The injury has resulted in significant and permanent disfigurement or scarring
The plaintiff has suffered a permanent and significant loss of a bodily function
The victim died
What Our Clients Say
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Most personal injury and wrongful death claims are brought on the basis of negligence, meaning that the defendant failed to act with reasonable care given the circumstances. An example of negligence would be a driver breaking the speed limit or a business owner who fails to warn invitees about a known hazard on their property.
If you suffered an injury as a result of another party’s negligence, you may be owed damages. However, you will need strong evidence to prove that the duty of care owed to you was breached, and that evidence might become unavailable as time passes.
This is why it’s so important to contact a St. Petersburg accident lawyer as soon as possible. The legal team at Emerson Straw can review the facts of your case and conduct a thorough investigation without delay. If necessary, we can apply legal pressure to obtain evidence that is being withheld.
Our lawyers work closely with medical, financial, accident reconstruction, and other experts who can provide insight into your accident and injury. Their deposition often proves crucial to the outcome of an injury case.
The information on this website is not legal advice for any particular case or circumstance. It is intended for informational purposes only. Use of this website does not establish an attorney-client relationship.