We hope that you are not involved in an accident and don’t need to hire a local St. Petersburg personal injury attorney, but if you do, we believe that we are best served to help. Many clients come to us after being injured for the first time and are unsure of what to do. We have a team of experienced lawyers and staff that are all trained to answer your questions and guide you through the process. Our firm has been helping people who are injured in accidents in St. Petersburg for over 60 years. Over time, we have developed a reputation for actually helping people rather than treating them as a means to generate a fee. We believe that we are uniquely qualified to help you with the following reasons.
There is a growing trend for personal injury lawyers to open up satellite offices and then claim they are a local St. Petersburg personal injury attorney. Lawyers with satellite offices in St. Petersburg come to the office sporadically and are never there when you need them. When a client needs to see or talk to their lawyer, the lawyer is always tied up at another office in another county. At our firm, we do not have satellite offices. Our team of over 20 lawyers and staff are always present at our office in St. Petersburg and always accessible.
Local St. Petersburg Personal Injury Attorneys Know the Area
When you hire our firm, the benefit to the client is that we are familiar with the area. We know where an accident occurred, the police department and how to get records and crash reports. We know how to get records from hospitals and medical providers because we work with them all the time. Being local, we also are able to meet and interview witnesses quickly. Knowing the area is a huge advantage when handling a case and only a local lawyer can provide that service.
Local St. Petersburg Personal Injury Attorneys Know the Insurance Representatives
After a personal injury accident, your lawyer will make a claim on the appropriate insurance company. Claims in St. Petersburg will then be assigned to an insurance adjuster who covers the area. If your lawyer regularly handles cases in St. Petersburg, the odds are that they will know the adjuster from previous cases. This can be a huge advantage to a case because the lawyer will know the adjuster’s preferences or have developed a rapport with them. Furthermore, a local lawyer will likely know the insurance defense lawyer. St. Petersburg has a small Bar Association and our lawyers know everyone in town. Again, knowing the other lawyer from other cases or social events can be a huge benefit to resolving a case.
Local St. Petersburg Personal Injury Attorneys Know the Courts and the Juries
Another advantage of hiring a local lawyer is that the judge will be known to them. At our office in St. Petersburg, all of our cases are assigned downtown to the courthouse on 1st Ave. N. There are 4 possible judges that a personal injury case will be assigned to and our office knows and has handled numerous cases in front of each one. Being known and respected by the judge assigned to your case is an invaluable advantage that we have over other lawyers. Finally, we know the juries in St. Petersburg. Through our trial experience, we know the demographics and types of people who normally appear for jury duty. Possessing this information can also be a big advantage when evaluating a strategy for a personal injury case.
St. Petersburg Personal Injury Attorneys McQuaid & Douglas treat every client with respect and not as a money making machine. We are involved in every major part of the case and make every strategic decision with our clients. Out of our 7 attorneys, 3 specialize in personal injury law. In addition to our legal firepower, we have 5 staffers devoted to handling cases both pre-suit and during litigation. Therefore, we have the resources to handle every type of personal injury case. We handle all cases from start to finish and do not refer our cases out to other lawyers when a case gets difficult. Most importantly, you can trust us. We hope that you will trust us with your local St. Petersburg accident case.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, then you should take the proper measures to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Contact St Petersburg Personal Injury Attorneys McQuaid & Douglas today and speak with an attorney. For over 60 years our firm has been successfully helping people who have been injured due to someone else’s carelessness. We have been nationally ranked for decades by US News and World Reports as a Tier 1 law firm, which is the highest ranking that can be received. Sean McQuaid and Jonathon Douglas have dedicated their careers to continuing the firms legacy of superior legal representation.
Remember that we never charge a fee, unless we win. Call us today at 727-381-2300 so that we may answer your questions, help you navigate the complexities of insurance claims, and recover the compensation that you deserve.
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St Petersburg Personal Injury Attorneys McQuaid & Douglas
5858 Central Ave suite a
St. Petersburg, FL 33707