Tampa Bay Personal Injury Lawyer
Hard-Working, Dedicated St. Petersburg Lawyers for the Most Serious Accidents and Injuries
If you have suffered an injury because of the negligence or wrongful conduct of another, you naturally expect the responsible party to cover your medical bills and compensate you for the harm they have inflicted on you, including making up for the time you’ve had to miss from work and recognizing the pain and suffering you have had to endure. Negligent parties and their insurance companies don’t often acknowledge their responsibility, however, and they rarely if ever offer to pay an amount that reflects the full amount of damage they have caused. In St. Petersburg, the Tampa Bay personal injury lawyers of Masterson, Hoag & Smith have a longstanding reputation of helping injury and accident victims get full compensation for even the most serious and catastrophic injuries.
Our lawyers represent victims of any type of negligence, including all of the following, among others:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
- Slip and Fall/Premises Liability
- Defective Products Injuries
- Nursing Home Neglect or Abuse
- Medical Malpractice
- Wrongful Death
Why You Need a Personal Injury Attorney, and How Masterson, Hoag & Smith can Help
Whether negotiating a settlement with the insurance company or taking a case to court, successfully litigating a serious personal injury claim requires the assistance of skilled and experienced personal injury attorneys. Insurance companies will attempt to settle quickly with claimants before they hire a lawyer, but the amount the insurer offers is always far less than the claim is actually worth. Our attorneys at Masterson, Hoag & Smith have the experience to know how much compensation is needed and appropriate in a serious or catastrophic accident. Insurers are more likely to settle fairly when we are representing you, and if settlement cannot be reached, we are ready and able to take your case to trial to get the best result.
Insurance companies engage in many tactics to avoid paying what they should. They may dispute your injury, claiming that is not as serious as you say or was caused by a pre-existing condition. They may also allege that your own negligence was the cause of the accident or a contributing factor. In Florida, any amount of negligence that can be assigned to you will result in a direct proportional reduction in the amount of compensation you can recover. We use our decades of personal injury trial experience to prove the other party’s liability to compensate you to the full extent of their responsibility.
Help is Available after a Serious St. Petersburg or Tampa Bay Personal Injury
If you have been harmed by the negligence of another in a serious Tampa Bay car accident or other accident or injury, call Masterson, Hoag & Smith for a free case review with a team of dedicated and experienced Tampa Bay personal injury lawyers.