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Personal injury claims are our specialty. We understand how difficult an insurance company can be to deal with and we are here to guide you through the process. We handle cases that involve an injury to you or a family member. That is the definition of what a personal injury lawyer does.

If you have been injured in an accident that is not your fault, you may have a claim. Please contact us as soon as possible after the incident to discuss what happened and get advice. Our consultations are always free of charge, so there is no risk to contact us.

What is a Personal Injury Claim?

A personal injury claim is a claim for negligence. This is different from an intentional act where someone tries to hurt you. Insurance companies will only cover negligence claims. Even though a person or business was at fault for the accident, the claim is made against the insurance company for that party. Normally, the at-fault party never has to pay anything out of pocket. As part of your claim, we recover compensation for your medical bills, emotional distress, pain and, and economic losses like lost wages. The insurance companies look for specific information when evaluating the claim. Because of this, it is only with the help of an experienced personal injury attorney that you will be able to maximize the value of your claim.

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What Types Of Cases Do You Handle?

Our personal injury lawyers handle a wide variety of claims. The most common are auto accidents, truck accidents and slip and fall accidents. But, an accident can happen to anyone at any time. We have seen a rise in accidents in Uber and Lyft cases, motorcycle accidents, and truck accidents. We also handle many cases against businesses when they create an unsafe condition or their employees are careless and hurt someone. In every case, we look tirelessly for insurance to cover losses. Did you know that if a person is negligent and not driving a car, their homeowner’s insurance will cover the loss? Our injury attorneys have the experience to know where to look and how best to advise you on the steps to take.

How Much Do You Charge For An Injury Claim?

All personal injury cases are charged in the same way. It is called a contingency fee agreement and means that the lawyer is paid a percentage of the money that is recovered for you. This percentage is one third for most claims and twenty-five percent for claims against a state or government agency. You never have to put any money down and make payments. If no money is recovered, then you do not owe your lawyers anything. This makes the hiring of a lawyer no risk to you. And, because all personal injury lawyers charge the exact same percentages, you are able to hire the best lawyer for your case.

Will My Case End In A Lawsuit?

Not likely. Very few cases end in a personal injury lawsuit. Lawsuits are expensive and take a long time. If your case can be settled reasonably without a lawsuit, that is generally the best tactic. But, we cannot control the decision of the insurance companies. Some companies have begun to use a strategy that they offer low ball offers in every case to weed out the people who are not willing to file suit. Sometimes, there is confusion within the insurance company and they don’t handle a claim properly. Sometimes, especially with high value cases, they want to make sure the claim is worth paying before they settle. Again, these situations are rare and out of our control. While we are aggressive and happy to take the claim to court, that is s decision that you, as the client, ultimately control. You will always have decision making authority over anything that we do. All of our decisions are made together as a team.

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Are There Risks To Starting An Injury Claim?

No. Because you only pay your lawyer if you recover money, there is no risk to starting a claim. If your claim involved an auto accident, you don’t have to worry about your rates going up if you were not at fault. Therefore, it is always in your best interest to hire a lawyer and set up a claim. Your medical expenses need to be paid by someone, right? If you do not want to pursue it later on down the road, you can always withdraw the claim at no penalty.

How Long Do I Have to Start an Injury Claim?

The first few days after an accident are the most important, so you may not have as much time as you think. Some people have seen “14 days” on television commercials and think as long as they see a doctor within that time frame, they are fine. But, that is not the case. The 14 day rule applies to your ability to trigger your PIP (no fault) insurance benefits after an auto accident. If you wait up to 14 days to get treatment and then make an injury claim, the insurance company is not going to pay you. Any delay in treatment means that you were that badly injured according to an insurance company. So, never delay in getting treatment. If you need a referral to a doctor who is a specialist with these types of accidents, we know everyone in the area. We can send you to facilities that are close by and that will provide you with excellent medical treatment. But, the bottom line is that treatment needs to start immediately and then you will need to follow your doctor’s advice. We, as your personal injury lawyers, will start the insurance claim and handle the insurance company while you get better.

Contact a Personal Injury Attorney

We know how disruptive an unexpected accident can be to your life. We have helped countless people who are in the same situation as you. We believe that our results speak for themselves and the dozens of five star reviews from past clients will describe how we treat people. We are the good guys with a good reputation. The insurance companies know us and respect us. If you want excellent legal help and want to like your lawyers, please call us. We will work hard for you and treat you right.


I was involved in an accident in Bradenton, not even the St. Pete area! I was hit by a large truck, injured and my truck totaled! Mr. McQuaid was extremely helpful, from everything to follow ups, keeping me informed, making sure I had what I needed. He definitely looks out for his clients and has their best interest in mind! He made me feel very comfortable, and was genuinely concerned with my health and well being! He even went over and above a few times to help me! His staff is just as professional and helpful as he was! I give him and his staff a standing ovation! Thank you for all your help and everything you did to help and take care of me and my case! I know who I'm calling with any future issues that I need handled in a prompt and professional manor! Thank you again for all your help!read more
Sister Sara
15:15 19 Sep 19
I am happy to recommend Sean McQuaid to others who are looking for a car accident attorney. My family and I were injured in a car accident when visiting St. Petersburg. Mr. McQuaid was extremely knowledgeable and assisted us with every step along the way. We were very pleased with the results given the circumstances.
Chester Fun
23:06 02 Sep 19
I'm very happy that I chose Mr. McQuaid to represent me after the car accident. This was my first time dealing with this sort of problem and didn't know exactly where to start, but Mr. McQuaid stepped in and pointed me in the right direction. He set me up with all the necessary medical appointments and got the ball rolling. He handled all the paperwork and kept me updated. He is very professional and I highly advise anyone who needs a great Attorney to choose Mr. McQuaid.
Richard Drude
16:31 27 Aug 19
I love mcquaid hes been my attorney for years now. He is great with solving cases and hes good with working with his client's best interests hes a real deal big dog!!! I love them and I would refer everyone that needs a criminal or personal injury lawyer to mcquaid!!
Hynita Mitchell
13:52 26 Aug 19
I was injured in a car accident a couple of years ago. The woman who rear-ended me had minimal insurance coverage, so it was not enough to cover the costs of care I needed due to my injures. I had a severe neck injury and injured both of my TM joints. I suffered from major headaches and neck pain. Despite my treating doctors indicating that I have permanent injures, my own auto insurer refused the demand for my own underinsured motorist coverage. As a result of the denial by my insurance company, Mr. Douglas filed suit on my behalf. He and his staff were wonderful to work with. They were super responsive and walked me through the entire process. He was able to obtain a good settlement for me. I would highly recommend Mr. Douglas, and his law more
Laurel Harris
21:14 03 Aug 19
Great experience as always, Sean expedited my settlement with speed and professionalism while keeping me informed the whole time couldn't ask for anything more I highly recommend their services
Daniel Huddleson
20:02 26 Jun 19
Sean and his whole team are great! Very knowledgeable, professional, and most of all honest. This was my first time being in a situation like this and I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect. Once hired, I was at ease throughout the whole process knowing Sean was in my corner and fighting for me. Always keeping me in the loop of what was going on as well as being a straight shooter, with tons of experience and insight, allowed me to be able to make the best decisions for me and my family. Would definitely recommend!
Kevin Frye
20:32 12 May 19
Thank You Sean McQuaid, Suzanne Sanchez and Sandy Calvert for being so professional and personal. It felt like I was going to talk to a family member. You have a Top Notch Firm. My everyone be BLESSED.
Lorraine Johnsommitchell
04:33 09 May 19
My attorneys Sean McQuaid and Jonathon Douglas were always the most professional, caring, and compassionate legal team to me. They represented me impeccably because they got to know me personally, thus they were able to relay my injuries and truly speak on my behalf and all that I had been through. I would highly recommend them.
Julia Withrow
20:10 24 Mar 19
I could honestly say with confidence that this is the best law firm in Saint Petersburg! Sean and his firm work as a team to make sure they take care of you personally, and financially. They where very accommodating from the first day. They consistently kept me updated through the process and answered any questions I had either same day or the next. In addition, they where able to cut hospital and doctors bills nearly in half creating more money for my pocket. 10/10!
Mazen Khalil
15:46 12 Mar 19
I would like to thank Johnathon Douglas, Suzanne Sanchez and Sandy Calvert for their outstanding work on my recent auto accident case. I was so impressed with their attention to every detail to make sure there was the very best possible outcome in the case. They were always so quick to respond to every email containing my list of questions and recommended excellent physicians for my care. I highly recommend this firm if you ever need any type of legal assistance. They are all top notch people and wonderful to have on your side!
Laura Guest
02:47 05 Mar 19
Sean McQuaid and his paralegal Suzanne Sanchez handled my personal injury case with compassion, expertise and excellence. I was more than pleased with the outcome and couldn’t have had a more competent team! I recommend Sean and Suzanne for anyone that is looking for personal injury legal assistance. Thank you, Sean and Susanne!
Leslie Driscoll
22:43 12 Feb 19
Sean McQuaid is the best. I'm able to sleep at night anytime he's handling any one of my legal matters. He answers your questions and returns phone calls promptly (once while he was on vacation with his family). Thank you Sean.
Marilyn Lewis
23:08 31 Jan 19
Seasoned professionals capable of handling any level of business/personal endeavor to their client's satisfaction. The ONLY law firm I call or recommend. Sean McQuaid is our go-to lawyer for all of my family's needs over the past two decades - he gets results.
jay johnson
22:58 31 Jan 19
I recently was involved in a motorcycle accident and I immediately contacted Johnathan Douglas . He was very prompt and moved quikly to set up medical advisors that were able to help me. Johnathan was there every step of the way, sometimes on a daily basis. Johnathan is very passionate about his work and is second to none and is very professional. He was able to reach a settlement in my case that I was vey pleased with. I would highly recommend Johnathan to anyone that needs the best representation for your particular needs and he deserves a 5 star rating for sure. Trust me Johnathan will not more
Gene Maxwell
19:37 27 Jan 19
We would like to thank McQuaid & Douglas for the best possible settlement in my husband's Personal Injury case.During this difficult time Sean and Suzanne were there for us through every step of the process. Anytime we had questions or needed updates on the case they quickly responded. We highly recommend them!
Jennifer Rice
16:23 13 Dec 18
Iam very satisfied with my lawyer, Sean McQuaid. He was well informed and smart. He was also helpful and kind. I highly recommend him!
Lubna Hameed
20:13 03 Nov 18
Awesome attorney! Sean McQuaid had my charge dropped. He was on top of every detail. Great experience. Will definetly go to him in a heartbeat if I ever have any legal matters. Will recommend to family/friends.
Brittany 8189
19:58 16 Oct 18
Jonathon Douglas is an amazing attorney. There is no question that Jonathon and his team deserve a 5 star rating. They worked tirelessly to get a great result for me.
Joshua Hale
18:08 07 Sep 18
Jonathon Douglas was there for me and my family in our time of need. If you are looking for an attorney who gets results, look no further. I highly recommend Jonathon.
Bjorn Erickson
18:06 07 Sep 18
Attorney Jonathon Douglas has always been a valuable resource to all things legal for me and my family. However, legal expertise is not the only attribute that defines this lawyer. He has that additional quality of a humane perspective that isn't taught or learned, it's innate. You can find any attorney on the web or TV, but few will cut to the core of your needs as adeptly and compassionately as Jonathon.
ben boyle
15:18 05 Sep 18
I was recently in a car accident and contacted St Petersburg Personal Injury Attorney Jonathon Douglas. The very next day, he got things rolling and put me in touch with medical providers who really helped me. Jonathon was able to quickly move my case forward and reach a settlement that I was very happy with. I would recommend Jonathon Douglas to anyone and everyone.
Scott James
20:54 24 Aug 18
Definitely A five star attorney and very professional Randy M Harris
Randy Harris
20:21 29 Jul 18
If you want and need a great attorney that knows and cares, Sean McQuaid would be the person you want on your side. He shoots straight from the hip with no guessing games. Gets the job done in your favor! Thank you Mr McQuaid!
McMillan's Appliance Plus LLC
17:35 06 Jul 18
If you're looking for a excellent attorney look no further, Sean is hands down the BEST. I've used him several times he has ALWAYS exceeded my expectations. He's very well known and respected amongst the Pinellas country courts, Sean will truly go to bat for you when it matters. Most importantly he's a lawyer with honesty and integrity would HIGHLY recommend to anybody in need.
Dan Tellone
15:44 25 Jun 18
He did a great job I would use him as my lawyer in the future if needed and I would definitely recommend him to my family and friends. Thanks for everything you did for me I appreciate everything! King
Carrie King
03:19 17 Feb 18
Sean McQuaid is an amazing attorney. He has worked with me on 2 cases. Both of which I was extremely satisfied with the outcome. During the entire process, he always kept me up to date and was easy to get ahold of. If I had questions, he would always get back to me right away. He made going through a difficult time much less stressful. And for that I am truly grateful.
Alicia Liberatore
04:58 08 Dec 17
Sean McQuaid and his team where extremely professional and very forthcoming. His response time to requests is impeccable. He is fair, very compassionate and very thorough. He was very protective of myself and my care. He followed through weekly and often daily with my physicians to ensure I received the best care. Thank you, Sean for such an amazing outcome to what was a very difficult time in my life.
Jennifer Fintz
15:51 17 Nov 17
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