Nine Factors That Determine How Much to Expect From a Car Accident Settlement in Florida

After a car accident in Florida, you may wonder how much compensation you can expect.  Your settlement amount will reflect your losses. The amount you can expect from a car accident settlement will depend on nine key factors. 1. Florida Has a No-Fault Insurance System… read more

What Does a Car Accident Lawyer Do?

There are many benefits to working with an experienced St. Petersburg car accident lawyer if you were injured in a car accident in St. Petersburg, FL. A car accident lawyer can guide you through the legal process, stand up to the insurance companies for you,… read more

3 Types of Product Liability Claims in Florida

In Florida, manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers can be held liable for dangerous products that cause injury. Product liability claims can be based on negligence, strict liability, or breach of warranty. Strict liability means the manufacturer can be held responsible for injuries their product caused even… read more

How to File a Car Accident Claim with Allstate

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you will be overwhelmed with the physical, financial, and emotional effects of the accident. One key step after an accident is to file a car accident claim and seek compensation for the damages you suffered. Getting fair… read more

What Classifies as a Catastrophic Injury in Florida? 

If you’ve suffered injuries due to an accident, the effects can be devastating. You may sustain long-term or even permanent impairments, affecting your overall quality of life. This type of severe harm is known as a catastrophic injury in a personal injury claim.  A victim… read more

How Long Do I Have to File a Car Accident Claim in St. Petersburg, FL?

Experiencing a car accident can leave you with expensive medical bills, vehicle repairs, and legal claims. If you or a loved one have been in a car accident in St. Petersburg, Florida, you may wonder, “How long after an accident can you file a claim?” … read more

Should You Call the Cops for a Fender Bender in St. Petersburg, FL?

In today’s busy world, you might end up in a minor car crash. It’s normal to wonder if you should call the cops for a small collision. This is especially true if the cars aren’t badly damaged and no one seems hurt. It’s wise to… read more

Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Participates in the 38th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Downtown St. Petersburg

Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers recently participated in the 38th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade in Downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, as part of our law firm’s community involvement efforts. We were proud to have the chance to celebrate such an important… read more

How To Prepare for a Deposition

Depositions are a part of the pretrial discovery process, and they are critical evidence in just about any personal injury lawsuit. If you file a lawsuit as the victim of a personal injury, chances are good that you will have to give testimony at a… read more

Is Florida a No-Fault State?

The majority of states have either at-fault or no-fault systems for automobile insurance. In a fault state, drivers must carry liability insurance that compensates victims if the driver causes an accident. Accident victims in fault states can file insurance claims or sue the responsible driver…. read more

Difference Between Bodily Injury And Personal Injury 

If you’ve been hurt in an accident, you may start to hear various terms that begin to sound the same after a while. These terms will likely include personal injury and bodily injury. What’s the difference between bodily injury and personal injury? And why does… read more

How To File a Personal Injury Lawsuit Against the City of Clearwater for Negligence

Who is responsible if you slip and fall on an uneven public sidewalk and are injured? Or if you are injured in a car accident at an intersection that had faulty traffic lights? What if you are a bicyclist who was struck by a city… read more

Should I Accept the First Settlement Offer from an Insurance Company?

After a car accident, you may be saddled with extensive medical costs and repairs for property damage, all while the injury prevents you from working and earning enough to cover these costs. These pressures may motivate you to accept the first settlement offer that you… read more

How To Find Out About Recent St. Petersburg Car Accidents

Florida has one of the largest populations of any state in the country. Since many of those people drive cars, Florida is, unsurprisingly, the site of thousands of car accidents every year. With that said, if you’re a St. Petersburg resident and motorist, you may… read more

Should I Seek Legal Advice if I Was Injured at Tropicana Field?

You went to Tropicana Field to enjoy a game or other event. You expected to have a great time and then return home safely.  Unfortunately, you were injured at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. Now, you have medical bills piling up, you have been… read more

What To Know About Car Accident Reports in St. Petersburg, Florida

Florida, known for its vibrant cities and breathtaking natural landscapes, is not immune to the risks of road accidents. Understanding the state’s car accident reporting requirements is crucial. These rules help ensure safety and responsibility on Florida’s roads. Should I Contact the Police After a… read more

How Expensive Is It To Hire a Car Accident Lawyer in Clearwater, FL?

If you have been involved in a car accident in Clearwater, Florida, you may wonder about the cost of hiring a car accident lawyer. No doubt you have seen countless advertisements on TV promising aggressive attorneys who will fight for your rights and state they… read more

Who Are the Plaintiffs and Defendants in Personal Injury Cases? 

A personal injury case is a dispute between parties regarding an injury. Most personal injury cases filed in Florida are settled through mediation or private settlement negotiations.  However, the injured party may file a personal injury lawsuit if negotiations fail. The primary parties involved in… read more

Are Wolf Hybrids Legal in Florida?

Although canines are “man’s best friend,” over 200 breeds of dog are recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) alone. As such, there are many different “friends” that a pet owner has to choose from or may already have. However, one breed of dog that… read more

Is Flying Safer Than Driving?

Traveling by car and traveling by plane have their advantages and disadvantages. For example, traveling by car is often cheaper and more accessible than traveling by plane. However, when you need to cover long distances in a reasonable amount of time, flying to your destination… read more

The Deadliest Highway Stretches in Florida 

Highways in Florida have been the sites of many fatal crashes. While it is possible for a deadly crash to happen anywhere, there are a few highways in Florida that are the deadliest. The deadliest highway stretches in Florida include the following:  These highway stretches… read more

What Does a Workers’ Compensation Attorney Do?

Put simply, a workers’ compensation attorney handles workers’ compensation claims on behalf of injured workers. Millions of such claims arise each year. Unfortunately, far too many workers lose their claims because they failed to hire a lawyer. Below is a list of only a few… read more

Consequences of Using Your Cell Phone While Driving in Florida

The consequences of using a cell phone while driving in Florida will depend on several factors, including how you used your phone, where the use occurred, and whether you caused a car accident. Depending on the answers to these questions, you could suffer injuries, bear… read more

Delayed Concussion Symptoms

Concussions happen when your brain gets jostled in your skull. Changes in your brain due to the concussion could cause your symptoms to change, worsen, or even improve in the hours and days after the initial brain injury. These symptoms can result in severe pain… read more

Traffic and Red Light Cameras in St. Petersburg, FL

Easy access to Florida’s Gulf Coast, combined with all the amenities of a big-city lifestyle, make St. Petersburg an undeniably appealing place to live. But as with any city, St. Petersburg is home to a number of red lights — accompanied by cameras. Law enforcement… read more

Breaking Down Attorney-Client Privilege: What It Means and How It Can Affect Your Case

When you meet with a St. Petersburg personal injury lawyer, you expect the attorney to maintain your privacy. Most personal injury lawyers offer free consultations even before you hire them. And from there, you’ll undoubtedly communicate with your attorney countless times throughout your case  However,… read more

Can I Sue My Employer For Negligence?

Too often, businesses and employers get away with negligence. After all, many companies are equipped with a team of lawyers and lots of money. It’s hard to compete if you are just an employee.  If you were hurt on the job, you may wonder about… read more

Is It Possible to File a Personal Injury Claim Without a Police Report in Florida?

In many cases, police accident reports serve as powerful pieces of evidence to corroborate the victim’s account of events.  However, some claimants are unable to secure a police report. This may happen when the police do not report to the scene of an accident. In… read more

Florida Workers’ Comp Settlements for a Back Injury

Back injuries are a common type of workplace injury. Unfortunately, a back injury can have devastating physical, emotional, and financial consequences. On-the-job back injuries include spinal cord injury, herniated or bulging discs, pinched nerves, fractured vertebrae, sprains, and strains.  You should receive workers’ compensation benefits… read more

How Long After a Deposition Will I Get a Settlement for My Car Accident Case?

The aftermath of a car accident in Clearwater, FL, can be both stressful and painful. You’re healing from your injuries, but you’re also likely engaged in a contentious settlement with the other driver and their insurance company.  As part of the litigation process, you might… read more