St. Petersburg Personal Injury Attorney
Multi-Million-Dollar Advocate in Florida
When you’ve been injured in an accident caused by someone’s negligent actions, you have a right to financial compensation that can cover damages ranging from medical bills to lost wages from missing work. Because injuries can be serious and require extensive medical treatment, it’s not uncommon for victims to feel overwhelmed by the expenses they’ve accrued. At Heyman Law Firm, our team believes victims shouldn’t suffer any more than they have. Our St. Petersburg personal injury attorney can pursue justice on your behalf by holding at-fault parties financially responsible for the harm they’ve caused. Through our aggressive, caring advocacy, we’ve been able to recover millions for our clients so they don’t have to worry about their futures.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle
With more than 30 years of experience both in and out of the courtroom, our attorney has handled a wide range of injury claims and is ready to use his experience and resources to help you. Whether you’re dealing with minor injuries like sprains and whiplash or catastrophic injuries that may impact your life down the road, like paralysis or traumatic brain injuries, we have a solution for you.
Our personalized services include:
- Bicycle accidents
- Car accidents
- Lyft and Uber accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Pedestrian accidents
- Negligent security
- Premises liability
- Wrongful death
Determining liability can be more challenging than anticipated, especially when insurance companies attempt to undermine your claim for their own benefit. Having a personal injury attorney on your side to build your case can ensure that you’re able to recover the full amount of compensation you deserve.
Do Personal Injury Cases Go to Court?
Most cases do not go to court even if a lawsuit is filed. The attorneys for both sides are able to take formal steps to learn more about the case by taking witness depositions, obtaining documents, and employing expert witnesses to assist in evaluating the relative strengths and weaknesses of each side’s case.
Before a case can be scheduled for trial, the parties are required by the Court to attend a mediation conference where formal settlement discussions take place with the assistance of a court-approved mediator. The vast majority of cases usually settle at the mediation conference.
If no agreement is reached at mediation, the case can then be scheduled for trial, although some cases still settle prior to an actual trial taking place. If no settlement is reached, the case will proceed to a jury trial in which both sides attempt to convince the jury that their case is supported by the greater weight, or preponderance, of the evidence.