If you have been seriously injured and need to collect compensation to avoid the future burden of medical bills, lost wages, and more, contact the St. Petersburg personal injury attorneys at the Youngblood Law Firm. Our firm proudly handles a variety of personal injury matters, including motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, workplace accidents, dog bite injuries, product liability, and wrongful death claims. If you need a dedicated attorney to assess your situation, guide you through your legal options, and passionately represent your needs in and out of court, contact a seasoned St. Petersburg personal injury attorney from Youngblood Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation.
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Were you injured in an auto accident, a slip and fall, or any other type of accident due to no fault of your own? If so, a competent and dedicated personal injury attorney from our legal team so we can get started fighting for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled.
St. Petersburg Auto Accident Attorneys
Youngblood Law Firm has proudly represented accident victims in the St. Petersburg area. Auto accidents are common in our area. Victims of the negligence of other drivers need an attorney who will fight for them. If you have been seriously injured in an automobile accident, you can rely on Youngblood Law Firm for legal representation for matters that may include:
- Car Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Mass Transit Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Aviation Crashes
St. Petersburg Premises Liability Attorneys
Youngblood Law Firm also represents clients who have been injured in accidents on another person’s property, known as premises liability or slip & falls. Some of the slip and fall cases we handle include the following:
Other Personal Injury Matters
The other types of personal injury cases that our firm handles include:
Fulfilling the Burden of Proof
When someone is injured in an accident, in order to recover financial compensation, they are required to satisfy the burden of proof. This means that they are legally obligated to prove that they were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. Unfortunately, this is often far easier said than done, which is why you cannot afford to proceed with just any personal injury attorney. You need one who has helped countless clients in the past.
To satisfy the burden of proof, you and your attorney will have to use various forms of evidence that can definitively prove the origin of your injuries. Some of the best forms of evidence are as follows:
- A copy of the police report filed at the scene of the accident
- Medical documents detailing the origin and extent of your injuries
- Witness statements corroborating your claim
- Pictures of the accident or its aftermath
- Videos of the accident occurring
As long as you and your attorney are capable of fulfilling the burden of proof, you should recover financial compensation for two types of damages–they are known as economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages deal with the monetary cost of an injury. Generally, these are easier to calculate than non-economic damages. Some examples of economic damages include:
- The cost of surgeries
- Lost wages due to the injury (including future wages, in some cases)
- The cost of overnight stays at a hospital
- The cost of rehabilitation
On the other hand, non-economic damages deal primarily with intangible damages caused by an accident. Some examples of non-economic damages include the following:
- Pain and suffering caused by the accident
- Emotional trauma or distress
- The loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of companionship/guidance
Statute of Limitations in Florida
The statute of limitations is the timeframe in which all those who’ve been wrongly injured will have to take legal action against the negligent party who caused their injuries. In the state of Florida, in most cases, the statute of limitations is two years, meaning that you will have two years from the date of your accident to sue the party responsible for your injuries. If you wait any longer than two years, there is a very good chance that you will permanently lose your right to sue.
That being said, when someone is injured on property owned by the government, they will have even less time to file what is known as a Notice of Claim. Rather obviously, when it comes to personal injury claims, time is of the essence, which is why you simply cannot wait to file yours. The sooner you speak with our firm, the sooner we can begin pursuing the financial compensation you deserve and need to heal. All you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call today.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney Today
The bottom line is that our firm understands the suffering and anguish injury victims often face as a result of their accident, and we will do everything in our power to right the wrongs done unto you. We believe in attaining justice, and we will not stop until justice is reached. If you have been seriously injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another party in St. Petersburg, Florida, you can rely on the services of the Youngblood Law Firm. If you need an aggressive, knowledgeable attorney that is committed to fighting for you, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.