Seminole & Largo Personal Injury Lawyers
Dealing with a legal issue, especially one involving the possibility of having to go to court, is a stressful time in anyone’s life. You probably didn’t ask for this and would rather be somewhere else, but here you are. It’s for moments like these that the law firm of Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff was made. We are advocates who are here for you when you are facing a legal issue and need skilled legal help.
We are a team of dedicated Seminole & Largo personal injury lawyers serving Pinellas County, FL. We specialize in handling various types of accident cases and can guide you through the complexities of filing an injury claim. We assist in investigating the accident, gathering necessary evidence, negotiating with insurance companies, and if necessary, representing you in court.
Common Injuries in Florida
The most common types of accidents in the state include motor vehicle accidents, boating accidents, pedestrian accidents, and slip and fall injuries. Seminole and Largo, in Pinellas County, are not immune to these patterns, recording significant numbers of incidents each year.
As per the most recent reports, Seminole and Largo combined saw nearly 2,500 auto accidents annually, resulting in 1,700 injuries and sadly, around 25 fatalities. Moreover, Florida being a hotspot for water activities, boating accidents account for a substantial number of accidents in these cities. The latest statistics indicate an average of 50 boating accidents per year, often leading to significant injuries or even loss of life.
Apart from these, pedestrian accidents are distressingly common, given the cities’ bustling lifestyle and high traffic. Approximately 200 pedestrian accidents occur annually in Seminole and Largo, often resulting in serious injuries due to the vulnerability of pedestrians. Furthermore, slip and fall accidents – a prevalent problem in public spaces like shopping malls, restaurants, and workplaces – are estimated to be over 500 annually in these cities.
What To Do After An Accident or Serious Injury
If you find yourself a victim of any of these accidents, the following steps are crucial:
- Ensure Safety: Check your safety and the safety of others involved in the accident. If anyone is injured, call 911 immediately.
- Report the Accident: Whether it’s a vehicle accident, boating accident, pedestrian accident, or slip and fall incident, report it to the local authorities.
- Seek Medical Help: Even if the injuries seem minor, seek medical help immediately. Some injuries may not show symptoms immediately but could lead to long-term health issues.
- Document the Incident: Capture photographs of the accident scene, your injuries, and any property damage. Collect the contact information of any witnesses.
- Do Not Admit Fault: Never admit fault at the accident scene, even if you think you might be responsible. Let the professionals make that determination.
- Contact Your Insurance Company: Inform your insurance company about the accident as soon as possible.
- Consult a Personal Injury Lawyer: This is where the experienced team at Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff can be indispensable.
The Trial Experience You Need for Your Vital Legal Matter
All of our lawyers are former prosecutors with extensive experience as trial attorneys. Your case might not go to trial, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need a trial attorney. The legal matters we practice in deal with adversarial proceedings – two parties on opposite sides of a legal issue. Many times, most times, in fact, the parties can come together and create a negotiated settlement or other mutually satisfactory resolution. This is often the best-case scenario, and it is a course we are willing and able to pursue in all appropriate cases. However, having the deep amount of trial experience behind us that we do enables us to negotiate your case from a position of strength. Prosecutors, insurance companies and other attorneys think they have the upper hand when the lawyers on the other side of the table lack the experience or willingness to go to trial. With Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff in your corner, trial is always an option when it’s in your best interest.
A Team Approach for the Best Advice, Representation and Outcome
At Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff, we take a team approach to your case to provide you with the best advice and representation. It’s like getting three lawyers for the price of one. We are all here for you, treating you like family and rendering our best skills to meet your needs. Each of our partners heads the firm’s practice in a different area of law but relies on the other team members to make sure we are providing the best advice and representation in every instance. We are one law firm that can meet all your legal needs.
- Zealous Personal Injury Lawyers – We handle the full range of motor vehicle accidents in Seminole, Largo, and throughout Pinellas County, as well as slip and fall, dog and animal bite injuries, and the spectrum of premises liability claims. If your case involves catastrophic injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one, we’ll work tirelessly to obtain justice, accountability, and full compensation for the harm that has been done to you.
- Compassionate Family Law Advocates – Our team is here for you during your divorce, making sure your rights are protected and that you get the outcome you need when it comes to child custody, child support, or alimony payments. We negotiate, draft, review and litigate prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and we have lawyers skilled and trained in family law mediation as well as litigation.
- Passionate Criminal Defense Attorneys – As former prosecutors, our lawyers have a wealth of experience in the full range of Florida misdemeanor and felony charges, including driving under the influence (DUI), boating under the influence (BUI), domestic violence, driving under a suspended license, traffic violations, theft offenses, probation violations, white collar criminal offenses, and more. You have the right to an attorney, and we are by your side with advice and representation at every critical stage, from arrest and arraignment to plea negotiations or trial.
Contact Skilled Seminole & Largo Personal Injury Attorneys Today
Reep Coleman & Stubbendorff have a track record of successful claim settlements, providing the support and representation that accident victims need in the aftermath of a traumatic event. We understand the challenges victims face, both physically and emotionally, and they work tirelessly to ensure clients get the compensation they deserve. With our vast knowledge and expertise, we are well equipped to handle the most challenging personal injury cases, offering you the best chance to secure a just settlement.
From our office in Seminole, we serve clients throughout Pinellas County, including Largo and surrounding communities. Call for a free consultation to let us know your needs and find out how we can help. While you are going through a difficult time in your life, focus on your personal needs and let us handle the legal side of things so you can get a great result in the end. Contact our experienced Seminole & Largo personal injury lawyers today.