PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS
OUR APPROACH TO PERSONAL INJURY CASES:
When you hire our firm, you will meet and speak directly to our experienced team of personal injury lawyers, not investigators or paralegals. What sets us apart from the firms that advertise on television, on buses, on billboards and on bus stops is that our personal injury lawyers get to know you and your case. We have decided that personalized attention to each of our cases increases the likelihood that a case will settle quickly and for more money. It is this personal attention to your file that sets us apart from other firms.
HOW WE CHARGE:
We handle all of our cases on a contingency basis. This means that you pay no fees or costs unless we win your case. Therefore, there is normally no risk to hiring a personal injury lawyer to set up a claim for damages.
DOES IT COST ANYTHING FOR A CONSULTATION?
Our consultations are always free of charge. If you have been injured and have any questions, we are happy to speak to you over the phone or meet with you in person. Our personal injury lawyers will also travel to your home to meet with you if you are unable to drive or obtain transportation.
What types of Damages Do Personal Injury Lawyers Handle Seek?
Our personal injury lawyers will pursue compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and property damage. In every case, we make sure that we maximize the amount of money to be paid by the insurance company.
Types of Accidents Personal Injury Lawyers Handle:
Car accidents in Florida are the most common type of personal injury case. When a car accident occurs, there are certain insurance laws that require prompt medical treatment. Our car accident lawyers are familiar with the medical providers in the area, the insurance laws and the investigating authorities. After a car accident, it is always a good idea to speak to a car accident lawyer to see if you have a viable injury claim.
Commercial vehicle and truck accidents:
If you have been involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle or a truck, there are certain specific types of investigation that need to occur. Service and maintenance records, as well as the driving hours of the at-fault driver, can be obtained by your truck accident lawyer. Injuries in these types of cases are usually severe, but there are normally big insurance policies for your lawyer to pursue.
Motorcycle accidents, Scooter Accidents, and Moped Accidents:
Motorcycle accidents and scooter/moped accidents are common occurrences in Florida. Our lawyers will be able to explain how to get bills covered and medical providers that will treat injuries from these types of cases. If you are involved in a motorcycle accident, you likely have sustained serious injuries that require an experienced motorcycle lawyer.
Drunk Driving Accidents:
Florida Law allows drunk driving accident victims and their families to pursue unlimited punitive damages against the drunk driver. In some situations, the victim and their families may be able to file a claim against the person or establishments who served the alcohol to the drunk driver. If you or someone close to you has been injured by a drunk driver, we are here to protect your rights.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents:
The St. Petersburg-Clearwater-Pinellas County has been regarded as one of the most dangerous in the nation for pedestrians and bicyclists. Even though efforts have been made to improve road safety, the amount of accidents continues to rise due to congestion, visitors and elderly drivers. If you or a loved one was injured on the road, contact our office immediately to discuss your options.
Improperly trained boat operator, failure to use boating safety equipment, overloaded boats, speeding and reckless driving, boating while intoxicated, defective boats or boat components are all potential hazards we face enjoying the water of Tampa Bay. If you or a loved one have been involved in a boating accident, you should contact a personal injury lawyer for guidance on the next steps to take.
If your construction site injury was caused by a negligent third party (not your employer), you may be able to pursue a personal injury case in addition to your worker’s compensation benefits. Third-party claims, including negligence on the part of a contractor or subcontractor resulting in an accident, an injury caused by a careless driver while you were driving for work-related reasons and injuries caused by faulty construction equipment.
Dog Bites or Animal Caused Injury:
We can help you pursue compensation for your medical bills, wage loss, pain and suffering and other hardships you have suffered due to a dog bite attack or animal injury. You do not have to be bitten by an animal to have a case. Many of the cases we see are due to unleashed animals causing people to fall and get injured.
Medical negligence causes thousands of preventable deaths each year. Whether your injury was caused by a doctor error, a nurse mistake, or a hospital’s failure to meet proper standards of care, we can help. This includes birth injuries.
When a person is assaulted on a commercial property, the criminal is obviously to blame for the crime. However, under Florida Law, the business owner or landlord may also be liable for the victim’s damages for negligently maintaining their premises or failing to take appropriate measures to prevent foreseeable criminal activity.
Slip and Fall Accidents or Trip and Fall Accidents:
Slip-and-fall accidents and trip and fall accidents can lead to serious injuries. Cracked or raised sidewalks, holes, and pooled water on floors are common causes for accidents. Our lawyers will work to ensure that you obtain the maximum amount of compensation available for your injury. We are dedicated to helping our clients and holding negligent property owners accountable. We see many of these claims at grocery stores such as Publix or restaurants.
Manufacturers cannot sell products that pose dangers to customers. If they do, they may be liable for damages when their products cause harm. This includes automobiles, manufacturing machinery, power tools, household appliances, children’s toys, cribs and car seats; prescription drugs, construction equipment and food products.
Some brain injuries are readily apparent and require immediate medical attention. Other brain injuries that are more difficult to detect can still lead to a lifetime of problems. If you suffer from intense headaches, memory loss, irritability and difficulty concentrating from concussions or other injuries, contact us today. We know specialists that can diagnose and treat these conditions.
We consider the full range of consequences the injury will have on our clients. Burns can result from a host of sources, including air bags. Burns are painful and can leave scars.
Head, Neck, Back & Spinal Cord Injuries, including Paraplegia & Quadriplegia:
The traumatic impact that results in these injuries takes a heavy physical and emotional toll on the injured person and on the family. Spinal cord injuries normally are only detected through an MRI and range from bulges to herniations or worse. For serious spinal cord injuries, ongoing medical expenses can be astronomical and a lifetime of future medical care is needed.
PSTA Bus Accidents:
Bus accident claims are also very common since buses are usually full of people. If you were injured from a bus accident, we have handled countless cases in this area.
Whether your family member was involved in a fatal car accident, a motorcycle wreck, or died as a result of medical malpractice, we will thoroughly investigate your case. We will bring in experts, when necessary, to determine what really happened and get justice. While no amount of money can ever truly compensate you for the loss of someone you love, financial compensation is the only remedy the law allows. Contact us today and speak with an attorney who specializes in wrongful death lawsuits.
Our Team of Personal Injury Lawyers
For over 60 years, our clients have trusted us to handle all types of personal injury cases on their behalf. Our firm has earned a reputation in the community and with the insurance companies that we are excellent and reputable lawyers. When we decide to take your case, you can be assured that our lawyers will put your best interests first. We would be honored if you trust us with this important decision.
AUBREY O. DICUS JR.
Partner / President
Would recommend Mr. DICUS!!!! Great man, has lots of personal insight, and experienced!
St Petersburg Personal Injury Attorneys McQuaid & Douglas
A Division of Battaglis, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A.
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!
Battaglia, Ross, Dicus & McQuaid, P.A.
5858 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33707
Phone: (727) 381-2300
Fax: (727) 343-4059
PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS NEAR ME:
We are located in St. Petersburg and provide personal injury representation to the following areas:
- Indian Shores Beach
- Kenneth City
- Madeira Beach
- Palm Harbor
- Pinellas Park
- Safety Harbor
- St Pete Beach
- St Petersburg
- Tarpon Springs
- Tierra Verde
- Treasure Island