The residents of St. Petersburg, as well as the millions of people who visit each year, rely on cars to get around the city. Whether you are navigating the streets of our city or passing through on one of the major highways in our area, you will be faced with hazards and aggressive drivers rushing to and from locations. In the best situations, a car will take most of the damage, leaving the passengers free from serious injury as cars are intended to do. In other situations, the accident is so severe that the occupants suffer from serious injuries, some of which can be devastating. Some injuries can include concussion, spinal cord injury, dismemberment, bone fractures, and more. Serious injuries can burden you with overwhelming medical bills, lost wages, impacted employment, and a devastated quality of life. Some injuries can stay dormant for years before impacting the life of a victim. If you were seriously injured in a car accident caused by the negligence of another driver, you need to talk to an attorney. The Youngblood Law Firm’s attorneys have decades of combined experience representing clients who have been seriously injured in a car accident. Contact our firm today.
Dedicated Car Accident Attorneys | On Your Side
Often, a car accident is a traumatic, life-altering event. If you are someone who has been hurt in a car accident due to no fault of your own, however, there is a strong chance that you’ll qualify for financial compensation. Our job is to fight to get you that compensation. Speak with a dedicated St. Petersburg personal injury attorney from our firm today so we can get started working on your claim and fighting for the justice you deserve.
One of the leading causes of automobile accidents in our country today is driver negligence. While other factors, such as poor weather conditions and unkept roads may play a part, negligence by one or both of the drivers often have the most dangerous results. Some of the various forms of driver negligence that our firm often sees include the following:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Drowsy driving
- Reckless driving
- Texting while driving
Immediately after an accident, your insurance will cover your medical bills and lost wages to an extent. In the state of Florida, we are required to obtain “no-fault” insurance, or personal injury protection (PIP) to ensure that we can seek medical attention after an accident without the worry that we will amass overwhelming medical bills or suffer from a devastating loss of wages. By law, you must have at least $10,000 in PIP insurance. Your no-fault policy will cover 80 percent of your medical bills, 60 percent of your lost wages, and $5,000 in death benefits. It is important to note that Florida law requires you to obtain medical treatment within 14 days of the accident, otherwise, PIP will not cover your medical bills. When a car accident injury goes beyond the coverage of PIP, you may need to consider your legal options.
If you have been seriously injured in a car accident and have made the decision to take legal action against the negligent party, you may be entitled to significant compensation. This compensation in personal injury law is referred to as damages. In a successful case, you may be able to recover both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages can include medical bills, lost wages, the need to hire in-home care, and more. Noneconomic damages can include loss of independence, emotional distress, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and more. The Youngblood Law Firm has successfully recovered millions in winnings for clients over our years of service. Let our firm help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Contact our St. Petersburg Car Accident Attorneys
Youngblood Law Firm proudly serves clients in St. Petersburg, Florida. Our attorneys handle all personal injury matters and have done so for decades. If you have been seriously injured in a car accident that was caused by the negligence of another party, it is critical that you consider your legal options as soon as possible. While you focus on recovering from the injuries sustained in your accident, let our experienced team of attorneys recover compensation to help you move forward. Contact Youngblood Law Firm today to learn more about how we can help.