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Sean McQuaid and Jonathan Douglas are truck accident attorneys in St Petersburg.  Both partners at Battaglia, Russ, Dicus & McQuaid, PA in St. Petersburg. They are specialists in truck accident law.  The Firm has been helping victims of truck accidents and their families for over 60 years in the area.  Sean and Jonathon always put their clients first and are always concerned about their well-being.  If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or even been killed in a truck accident, please contact us immediately for help. 

Where Do Truck Accidents in St Petersburg Occur?

We have found over the years that I-275 is the most common place for any type of truck accident.  Due to the congestion on I-275 near the downtown exits, there is a greater likelihood of an accident.  Additionally, we see a lot of truck activity along all of the exits from I-275.   There are many commercial properties along the stretch off of the 22nd Ave N exit, including Home Depot and Lowes.  The sheer volume of truck traffic causes a lot of problems. That area is one of the most dangerous exits.  We also see many smaller accidents all along 4th Street including delivery trucks. Be alert when driving on 34th St. N.  It is a major thoroughfare through St. Petersburg. Because of that, many trucks get into accidents at the intersections.

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What Should You Do After a Truck Accident in St. Petersburg?

Truck accidents are never planned or expected and can be severe.  The consequences of the accident are often devastating. But, if you are in an accident, follow the steps below.  Protect yourself and improve your chances at financial recovery.

Step 1 Contact Law Enforcement

Most people contact law enforcement after an accident with a truck.  There should never be a time when you solely exchange information with a truck driver. The St. Petersburg Police Department or the Florida Highway Patrol will respond to investigate. When they finish with their investigation, they will give you a driver’s exchange of information.  The final accident/crash report will be available within a few days.  Within the accident report will be a determination of fault and a diagram of the accident.  This information is crucial to the insurance companies. It assists their investigation and speeds up the handling of the claim.

Step 2 Document the Scene of the Accident

When it comes to a truck accident, a picture is worth a thousand words.  While you are at the scene, take as many pictures as possible.  You should get pictures of the damage to the truck and all vehicles.  You should also try to take pictures of the driver and any passengers.  Once you get your vehicle in a safe and well lit place, take better pictures of the damage.  These pictures will tell the story of the severity of the accident to the insurance company.

Step 3 Get Witness Contact Information

Once a witness leaves the scene, they are gone forever.  If possible, get the name and phone numbers for every witness, driver, and passenger.  Do not rely on the police officer to do this task for you.  Police officers don’t care about your ability to recover money. They are notorious for omitting people and information from their reports.  Protect yourself by doing this simple step by yourself.

Step 4 Seek Medical Treatment Immediately

The most important factor in any truck accident claim is the medical treatment.  If you need emergency medical care, immediately go to the hospital or an urgent care center.  Your medical bills are covered by insurance, so you should err on the side of caution.  If your injuries do not require that type of treatment, you should begin with a specialist as soon as possible.  If you need a referral, your truck accident attorney can provide a list of names.  It is important that you do not wait to seek medical treatment.  The longer that you wait to go, the better the chance that the insurance company will argue that you weren’t  injured and will pay you less.  Thus, do not give them any excuse not to pay you and get treatment immediately.  

Step 5 Report the Incident to Insurance 

You have an obligation to report the accident to your own insurance company.  This should happen within a reasonable amount of time.  Make sure you cooperate with their investigation.  You have no obligation to speak to the insurance company for the truck.  You also have no obligation to go into detail about your injuries.  You also should never give a recorded statement to an insurance company before you speak to a lawyer.   All you need to do is to get a claim number and that it is.  We’ll handle the rest.

How Much Does a Truck Accident Attorney in St. Petersburg Cost?

All truck accident attorneys in St. Petersburg charge on a contingency basis.  The  lawyer  gets paid  a percentage of the money that is  allocated for you.  If no money  won, then you do not owe the lawyer anything.  That means that you never have to put any money down, you never have to make payments, and you never have to pay a retainer.  This arrangement makes it risk free to hire a lawyer.  

The percentages that lawyers charge are also the same.  For almost all truck accident claims, the lawyer charges 33% of the recovery if the claim gets settled without a lawsuit.  The goal is to pay medical bills, your lawyer, and have a nice amount left over.

When should I call a Lawyer?

The best advice is to speak to an attorney as soon as possible after the accident.  Truck accidents are usually serious due to the damage they cause. Semi truck accidents or “Big Rigs” accidents can be very nasty and usually end up with large medical bills. The insurance companies devote massive resources to these incidents.  That means that they will send out adjusters and investigators immediately to get a leg up on the claim.  These people do not work for you and their goal is to cut the amount of  money paid out. 

Contact Sean McQuaid and Jonathon Douglas in St. Petersburg

We have handled every type of truck accident case in the area.  This  means that we have handled many wrongful death claims and serious injury cases.  Because we have seen the impact that a truck accident can have on a family, we are compassionate.  We know the law and how to handle the insurance companies.  More importantly, we know how to help people get back on their feet.  If you or a loved one gets in a truck  accident, you need a skilled truck accident lawyer.  Call our Truck Accident Attorneys for help  immediately.  Our consultations are always free and we will make ourselves available for you. Call Today 727-381-2300

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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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Sean McQuaid and Jonathon Douglas were voted best attorneys in Saint Petersburg, Florida for 2020.

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Sean McQuaid and Jonathon Douglas are experienced motorcycle accident lawyers in St. Petersburg.  We have handed countless motorcycle claims over the decades.  We can help you and your family through this difficult time.  If you have a question about whether you have a claim, or have any questions, please contact us for a free consultation.  We always will put your best interests first.

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