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St. Petersburg Car Accident Attorney

Helping injured victims recover the compensation they deserve, in and around St. Petersburg

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that over 5.6 million motor vehicle accidents occurred in the United States in 2014. These accidents caused 32,675 deaths and left an additional 2,338,000 victims with a wide variety of injuries. Injuries suffered from car accidents can range from minor cuts and bruises to permanently disabling conditions such as paralysis or traumatic brain injury.

No matter what type of injury you or a loved one has suffered, you have the legal right to financially recover for all of your injury-related losses if the accident was caused by another negligence.  

If you have been injured in a motor-vehicle accident that you believe was someone else’s fault, please call an experienced car accident lawyer at the Dolman Law Group today at (727) 451-6900 to discuss a possible case.

We started this firm to help those who could not help themselves. The insurance companies have high-power attorneys on their side, and so should you.

Our mission at Dolman Law Group is simple; we call it the Dolman Law Difference. That is big firm results with a small firm personal touch. In that effort, we provide every client with their attorney’s personal cell phone number and email address. Because we believe that when you need your attorney, you should be able to contact them.

Negligence in Car Accident Cases

In order to hold a person or company legally accountable for your accident-related losses, you must sufficiently show that the party was negligent. For example, every driver has the duty to operate their vehicle in a reasonably safe manner. When a driver fails to do this, and it causes an injury, that driver should be found negligent. Likewise, they should be expected to pay for the damages they caused.

Common examples of driver negligence that causes car accidents include the following:

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In addition to drivers, other parties may also be held partially responsible for your accident and injuries. For example, if part of your car was defective and suddenly malfunctioned, causing you to lose control and crash; the auto manufacturer who negligently sold the defective part may be held liable. Furthermore, if you crashed because you encountered a dangerous road hazard such as a pothole, you may be able to bring a legal claim against the government agency responsible for road maintenance. 

The fact is, liability in a car crash is not always (if ever) clear cut. There are multiple angles that must be examined. Combine this with the insurances companies’ determination to pay as little as possible, and it becomes clear why hiring an attorney is a smart idea.

Recovering for your car accident injuries

There are many different injuries that can be caused by auto accidents. Some of the more common examples include:

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Some of these injuries may have severe, long-lasting effects and complications. For example, burns or crushed limbs may result in disfigurement or amputations. Spinal cord injuries may result in paralysis of some or all of the body, leaving a victim with little or no movement. Traumatic brain injuries can substantially hinder a victim’s physical, mental, and emotional functioning, often keeping them from attending work or school, having normal relationships, or controlling their emotions.

Many victims with permanently disabling injuries are no longer able to live independently and may require costly in-home healthcare, or may even need to move into an assisted living facility. At the very least, disabled victims may never be able to work again—or they may not be able to perform the same level of work, requiring them to work a lesser paying position—creating financial pressure on the family in addition to the accumulating medical bills.

Car accidents are often not serious, but when they are, it is no joke. For those who have been seriously injured in a car or motorcycle accident, life will never be the same. If we can help them to not suffer a financial burden while they go about rebuilding their bodies and lives, then we are more than happy to help.

Motorcycle Accidents

In addition to auto accidents, The Sunshine State also attracts motorcycle enthusiast from around the country and world. As people retire here, or just move here for the temperate weather, the state will see more and more motorcycle accidents. In fact, Florida is just behind California with the number of motorcycles registered in the state: over half a million. That’s a lot of bikes on the road. Respectively, there are 20+ million cars on Florida roads. Of all fatalities resulting from vehicle wrecks, 20% are on motorcycles.

Like car accidents, motorcycle accidents are serious and often fatal. From cars not paying attention to wide blind spots, riding a motorcycle is more dangerous than driving a car will ever be. Not to mention the exposed nature of riding on two wheel, with no encapsulation or harness.

Dolman Law Group has devoted itself to a few very specific areas of law. We have done this so that we can be the best; the most educated, the most up-to-date, the most focused. Motorcycle injury is one of our specialties. Nobody really needs to be told how dangerous motorcycles can be; how the serious the injuries that may result, or how devastating the results can be on a family.

If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, you should know that the laws are different from auto accidents. Contact an experienced motorcycle attorney and know your rights.

Recovering compensation

Victims injured by the negligence of another party can often recover for losses including medical bills, lost income and benefits, loss of opportunities or enjoyment of life, emotional trauma, physical pain and suffering, death benefits, and more. The worth of each case will differ based on the facts and particular injuries that a victim suffered. For this reason, we will evaluate your case on an individual and personal level.

We do this during a free consultation. There is no pressure, no sales tactics. All you do is show up at your appointment time, sit down with an attorney, and discuss your particular case. Together, you and your attorney will decide where to go from there.

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At the Dolman Law Group, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality representation to individuals who have suffered an unnecessary injury in a traffic-related accident. We understand that recovering from your injuries can be costly and stressful, so we strive to make the legal process go as smoothly as possible.

When someone is injured, the last thing they need is to be worried about getting tricked by an insurance company, scheduling appointments, or spending all day on the phone chasing medical records. Injured victims should focus on their health and recovery. Let us worry about the rest.

Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys knows how to prove negligence in court so that the correct parties are held liable for your losses. This way, you receive the full amount of compensation you deserve.

Please do not hesitate to call the St. Petersburg office of the Dolman Law Group at (727)-222-6922 for a free consultation today. We assure you, the consultation will be stress and pressure-free.

St Petersburg Office

Dolman Law Group

1663 1st Ave S.

St. Petersburg, FL 33712

Main Office

Dolman Law Group
800 North Belcher Road
Clearwater, FL 33765

(727) 451-6900

Sources:

https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/ViewPublication/812246

http://www.ghsa.org/html/files/pubs/spotlights/motorcycles_2014.pdf

http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812006.pdf

http://www.distraction.gov/stats-research-laws/facts-and-statistics.html

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/spinal-cord-injury/basics/definition/con-20023837

Please do not hesitate to call the St. Petersburg office of the Dolman Law Group at (727) 451-6900 for a free consultation today.

Dolman Law Group – St. Petersburg Office

1663 1st Ave S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33712

[1] http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812006.pdf
[2] http://www.distraction.gov/stats-research-laws/facts-and-statistics.html
[3] http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/spinal-cord-injury/basics/definition/con-20023837