If you or someone you love suffered an injury in the St. Petersburg area, we’re ready to fight for you and help you recover the compensation you deserve. We understand the physical pain and the financial and emotional stress that comes with getting injured, and we can help..
Let a personal injury attorney in St. Petersburg take as much of this burden as possible off your shoulders. We will work to prove your claim while you focus on recovery. Let us guide you through the steps of getting a settlement that will give you what you need to move forward.
What Can I Expect From a Personal Injury Attorney?
We understand you’re seeking results. So the first thing to mention is we’re paid on contingency. This means we do not get paid unless you win your case. If you do win, we take a percentage of the final amount.
Most personal injury lawyers do that, but there’s another thing that sets us apart. When you work with us, you’ll have direct access to our partners and their representation. We do not pass cases down to junior lawyers trying to get experience like other firms.
Finally, there is our experience. We are among the most experienced personal injury lawyers in St. Petersburg because we’re always in the trenches helping our clients. When you hire us, you put the insurance companies on notice.
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Our Personal Injury Practice Areas in St. Petersburg, FL
One of the first things to do when selecting a lawyer is to make sure they have experience in your type of injury. This is called a practice area. At our firm, we take a wide variety of personal injury cases.
St. Petersburg’s year-round warm weather and sunshine make it an ideal place for bicycling, jogging, and walking. Unfortunately, the city’s notorious traffic creates problems for anyone outside of a vehicle. Injuries are common.
If you were injured in a pedestrian accident in St. Petersburg, our attorneys can help you go after the responsible party or parties for compensation. Under Florida law, bicyclists and pedestrians enjoy nearly all of the same rights to the road as motor vehicle operators.
If your child suffered a birth injury, such as cerebral palsy, a number of parties may be liable. These include the doctor, hospital, or any number of medical staff members. Our team will investigate your child’s injury, gather evidence, and hold all responsible parties liable.
Paying for a birth injury is expensive, and care might be life-long. We will help you recover compensation to pay for your child’s medical bills, as well as your lost wages, pain and suffering, and other economic and noneconomic damages.
Car, Motorcycle, and Truck Accidents
St. Petersburg car accidents are all too common. Our St. Petersburg personal injury lawyers have helped many car accident victims recover compensation from the other driver. Even if you believe you were partly or mostly at fault for the accident, you could still receive payment.
If you were injured in a motorcycle or semi-truck accident, your case may have additional complexities that our team has the knowledge and resources to handle. Let us hear about your case and we’ll be glad to make an assessment.
Construction sites are notorious minefields of hazards. If you work a construction job, there are countless ways to get hurt at work. A construction accident lawyer can help you recover compensation from a number of parties, including:
- The job site owner
- A contractor or subcontractor
- An equipment manufacturer
- Your employer
Construction accidents can go well above and beyond the standard workers’ compensation claim because there’s a high chance of disability. You must have someone on your side who has experience in this area of practice.
Florida holds doctors and other medical professionals to high standards. They have a strict duty of care they must follow when interacting with patients. Sadly, this duty gets breached all too often and leaves patients with life-long injuries.
If you were injured during a medical procedure or under a doctor’s care, the medical malpractice lawyers from our firm will gather the evidence to determine if the doctor or another medical staff member failed to uphold their duty of care, then hold them accountable.
Slip and Fall
We’ve all stumbled before, but sometimes it’s because someone didn’t take care of their property. If you slipped and fell on someone else’s property, a slip and fall lawyer can pursue one or more of several parties for compensation, including:
- The homeowner
- The landlord
- The tenant
- The homeowners’ association
- The home builder
Under Florida’s premises liability law, any or all of these parties may be responsible for slip and fall injuries that result from hazardous conditions on residential or commercial property. We expect others to keep their property in good condition, and we can enforce this standard through a lawsuit.
Uber or Lyft Accidents
Car accidents are one way you can be injured in an Uber or Lyft vehicle, but there have also been sexual assaults and other types of attacks that can warrant personal injury claims.
If you were injured, it is important to work with a St. Petersburg personal injury lawyer who understands the unique nuances of these cases.
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, the driver’s umbrella insurance policy from the ride-share company may be required to pay for your damages. These kinds of accident claims are a new legal landscape, but it’s still personal injury law at their heart.
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How Do I Win My Personal Injury Case?
No matter what kind of personal injury case you have, four things need to be proven. First, someone else with a duty to take care of your safety needs to be identified, like another driver or your employer.
Second, we have to show that they acted in a way that put your safety at risk. This is called breaching their duty of care. A simple example is driving a car. You have a legal duty of care to drive safely and not put other drivers at risk for injury or death.
Third, we have to prove you were injured and how those injuries will affect your life. In legal terms, we have to show you were damaged. If you win your case, you get paid for those damages. Your lawyer can tell you which types of damages you could claim in your case.
Fourth, and most important, we have to show that the other party’s breach of their duty of care caused your injury. This proves their responsibility for your situation. In some cases this is simple, but certain kinds of cases like medical malpractice hinge hard on this factor.
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What Could I Gain From My Personal Injury Case?
Our St. Petersburg personal injury attorneys believe in tabulating the full value of our clients’ claims and aggressively pursuing the full economic and noneconomic damages they deserve. Your settlement or award may include the following damages and more:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional anguish
- Wrongful death (if a family member or someone you love died as a result of their injury)
Until we have all the facts, we cannot know which damages will apply to your case, nor how much you can expect to gain if you win. However, we can give you an estimate. The more evidence you bring to your consultation, the better that estimate will be.
For a free legal consultation with a Chalik & Chalik lawyer serving St. Petersburg, call (855) 529-0269
Contact Chalik & Chalick for Experienced Personal Injury Representation
The St. Petersburg personal injury lawyers from Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers are eager to get to work for you right away. Reach out to us today to learn more about what we can do to get you a settlement. We are here to protect your rights and negotiate on your behalf.
When an accident is caused by another party’s negligence, it isn’t fair that you should be stuck covering the associated costs. You deserve monetary help, and we will work to see that you get it.
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