Have you been injured in an accident in Clearwater, Florida? Fortunately, compensation may be available if someone else caused you or a loved one to get hurt. The experienced Clearwater personal injury attorneys at Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers are ready to help you fight to maximize your financial recovery for medical bills, lost wages, and more.
We’re Clearwater’s first personal injury law firm.
Since 1955, our accident injury lawyers have worked tirelessly on behalf of thousands of injury victims just like you – and won more than $675 million on their behalf. We handle all personal injury cases including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, Clearwater brain injury accidents, workplace accidents in Clearwater, and more. Call our injury attorneys for help after your accident at (727) 796-8282, and we’ll put 300+ years of experience behind your case.
Contact our law offices in Clearwater, Florida to find out how we can help you in the aftermath of a personal injury. Our team is always standing by to take your call – so reach out to our lawyers for help today.
Why Choose Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers To Handle Your Injury Case in Clearwater, FL?
We’re Award-Winning Injury Lawyers
No one has been an advocate for injury victims in Clearwater longer than Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers. Since 1955, our law firm has exclusively focused on personal injury law throughout Clearwater including Antietam Acres, Coachman Lakes Estates neighborhood, Glenwood, Downtown Clearwater, and On Top of the World.
We know personal injury law (Board Certified in Civil Trial by the Florida Bar Association). We know what it takes to not only win your injury case but maximize your financial recovery.
That’s why, time and time again, we’re recognized for our experience, knowledge, passion, and results.
- AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
- Super Lawyers
- Top 100 Trial Lawyers – National Trial Lawyers
- Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- America’s Most Honored Professionals
After an accident, insurance companies and negligent parties will fight you as you seek just compensation. Hiring an accident injury lawyer will help to level the playing field. Getting Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers in your corner won’t just even things out – it’ll tip the odds in your favor.
Benefit From 300+ Years of Experience
Over our more than half-century of experience, we have:
- Earned an AV rating, the highest possible rating from the largest legal rating service
- Fought cases all the way to the Florida Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of the United States on behalf of our clients
- Assembled a stellar team of paralegals, investigators, and support staff
- Recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, and
- Found justice for thousands of clients.
At Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers, our Clearwater personal injury attorneys have successfully obtained more than $675 Million (and counting) on behalf of our clients.
We’re able to get top results for our clients consistently – and we’ll put our tried-and-true strategies to work to help you get every last dollar you deserve.
We’re Always Available When You Need Help
Our clients deserve the best, and that’s what our personal injury attorneys strive to give them every single day. We are always standing by to pick up the phone when you call for help. No matter the time or the day, our compassionate legal team is here to offer the support, guidance, and representation you need during this stressful moment.
We will guide you through the process, keep you updated on the status of your case and let you know of any new developments.
You Don’t Pay Unless We Win
If we represent you, we’re confident that we’ll win. We’re so confident, in fact, that we’ll assume all of the financial risks related to your case. We only get paid if we win your case. That’s a guarantee.
Why Should I Hire a Clearwater Personal Injury Lawyer?
You Deserve the Opportunity to Rest
Accidents are stressful. It will take time for you to recover from your injuries. You’ve been through enough – and hiring a lawyer is a win-win. It gives you the opportunity to focus on getting better and increases the likelihood of winning your case. If you’ve suffered a personal injury, reaching out to our law firm is the best way to protect your future.
You’re More Likely to Recover Full Compensation
Did you know that injury victims who hire injury attorneys:
- Are more likely to win their personal injury cases, and
- Typically recover up to 3.5 times more compensation than if they’d handled the matter themselves.
It’s simple: hiring a lawyer can put more money in your pocket.
You Have to Level the Playing Field
The defendant(s) in your case will be prepared to fight you every step of the way. They’ll be well-represented by savvy adjusters and teams of skilled attorneys. The truth is that they’ll have an advantage from the start. They’ll know how to manipulate you during a moment of stress, confusion, and uncertainty.
The best thing you can do as an injury victim is level the playing field by hiring a Clearwater injury lawyer with extensive personal injury case experience. You’ll have an advocate in your corner who will stand up for you and work tirelessly to hold the defendants fully accountable for your injuries.
You’ll Have Access to the Resources You Need to Win
Insurance companies – and other defendants you might face – have seemingly endless resources at their disposal. They’ll dip into those resources to help them win. To them, the cost of experts, investigators, and specialists is a drop in the bucket compared to what they might have to pay you for the full value of your personal injury claim.
How can you compete when the other side has so much to work with? When you hire a lawyer, you’re not just getting a legal advocate. You’re also getting the full force and weight of the law firm you hire. That includes the firm’s network of respected experts and professionals who can provide invaluable insight into your case.
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Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?
It might be one of the first questions you have after getting into the accident: do I have a case?
You might have a personal injury case if:
- You were injured because someone else was negligent (e.g., struck by a distracted driver)
- Someone else intentionally hurt you (e.g., assaulted at a local bar)
- A defective or dangerous product contributed to your injury (e.g., a medical device didn’t work properly)
- You were injured on the job (e.g., struck by a piece of equipment on a construction site)
- You were attacked by a dog, or
- You got hurt one someone else’s property (e.g., a slip and fall accident).
If you can prove that you got hurt because of something another person did, you might have a legitimate case for damages.
Contact our accident injury attorneys to discuss your claim today. We’ll help you understand your rights and, if you have a case, we can move forward to seek full compensation for your injuries. Representing accident victims in Clearwater since 1955. We’re Clearwater’s first personal injury law firm.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle in Clearwater, FL
Your life can change in an instant when you suffer an unexpected injury. You deserve a system of support as you begin to rebuild your life. The attorneys at Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers, are well-known for being fearless advocates for clients who contact them after an injury.
We will do our best course of action for maximizing compensation for your injuries in cases involving:
Our beaches and attractions are the pride of the Gulf Coast. However, they often cause extreme congestion on our roads and highways, leading to many auto accidents. If you were involved in a car crash, our Clearwater car accident lawyers can help you navigate Florida’s no-fault insurance rules and get compensation for your losses. If you suffered serious injuries, our car accident injury lawyers can assist you in obtaining additional damages through a personal injury lawsuit.
Many commercial trucks pass through Pinellas County. These trucks increase congestion in an area already prone to traffic jams. Unfortunately, when commercial trucks cause accidents, passenger vehicles tend to be the losers. Our injury lawyers can help you recover compensation for your many losses after a truck accident. We know how to hold the big trucking companies and their insurers responsible for all your damages. Contact our truck accident lawyers in Clearwater, FL today for more information.
Riding a motorcycle is one of the simple joys of living in Clearwater. However, our congested streets can be unfriendly to motorcycle riders, and motorcycle accidents can cause severe injuries to motorcyclists. If someone else caused your motorcycle crash, our Clearwater, FL motorcycle accident lawyers can help you hold them responsible for your losses.
Florida is one of the leading states for these types of claims. If a medical provider injured you, they may be responsible for your lost wages, medical expenses, and more. However, these cases are complex and require expert testimony.
Our Clearwater medical malpractice lawyers can help you prove that a medical professional was responsible for your injuries. We will hold doctors, hospitals, and insurers accountable for all your damages.
Uber & Lyft Accidents
Rideshare services like Uber and Lyft can make it a lot easier to get around a busy city like ours. However, Uber and Lyft drivers aren’t professionals, and there’s no guarantee that a rideshare trip will be a safe one. And, to make matters worse, it can be tough to get compensation after a car crash. It’s common for multiple insurance providers to be involved in the process – and the rideshare companies themselves have worked hard to limit their liability.
Our Lyft and Uber accident attorneys in Clearwater, Florida know the best steps to take to help you obtain the financial award you need to get back on your feet.
Pedestrians are vulnerable to severe, catastrophic injuries if they’re struck by a car or other motor vehicle. Unfortunately, in a city like ours, pedestrian accidents are all too common. Drivers speed, get distracted by their phones, or simply forget to be aware that people might be crossing the road. Our pedestrian accident lawyers in Clearwater, FL will be there to help you fight for justice, working hard to obtain substantial compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, and more.
Losing your loved one to a preventable accident can be devastating. The loss can cause extreme emotional distress and unexpected financial hardships. Our wrongful death lawyers in Clearwater, FL can help if someone negligently caused your loved one’s death.
We’ll help you recover damages for funeral expenses, medical bills, and loss of support through a wrongful death claim. This money won’t bring your loved one back, but it can help you move forward after your loss.
Slip & Fall Accidents
The term slip and fall might sound harmless, but these accidents often result in severe injuries. Unfortunately, they’re common in Florida. If you slipped and fell on another’s property, the property owner may owe you compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and more.
Our Clearwater slip & fall accident lawyers will conduct a full investigation into your accident to gather evidence and identify the responsible party. Then our legal team will help you recover all your damages related to your injuries.
Our law firm represents clients who have lost family members or sustained catastrophic, life-changing injuries through little-to-no fault of their own. We regularly handle cases involving defective products, brain injuries, premises liability, workplace accidents in Clearwater, and workers’ compensation benefits, product liability, social security disability, nursing home abuse, dog bite, and more. Contact our accident injury lawyers to discuss your case. See all types of personal injury cases we handle in Clearwater.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in Clearwater, Florida, because of someone else’s negligent behavior, please don’t hesitate to contact our injury lawyers to schedule a free consultation.
Can I Still Recover Compensation If I’m Being Blamed for the Accident?
Florida has modified comparative negligence rules with a 51% bar to recovery. So, you can still potentially get money for your injuries after an accident, but your compensation will be reduced if you’re assigned some of the blame. Insurance companies and other negligent parties will try to shift as much of the blame for an accident to you as they can.
If you do nothing, you could watch your compensation dwindle – or disappear altogether.
Our accident attorneys know insurance company strategies like this all too well. We’ll be prepared with evidence that can disprove these claims or, at the very least, minimize how much fault is ultimately assigned to you. The less fault you share, the higher your take-home award can be.
What’s My Personal Injury Case Worth?
Every case is different. Ultimately, the value of your personal injury case will depend on answers to questions about your injury (or injuries) and life after your accident.
- What types of injuries have you sustained, and how severe are they?
- Has your ability to earn an income changed because of your accident?
- What out-of-pocket costs have you incurred? What future costs will you likely have?
- What kind of emotional toll have the accident and your injuries taken?
Generally, the more serious the injuries and more extensive the trauma, the higher a related personal injury case will be worth.
At Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers, our attorneys have successfully obtained more than $675 Million (and counting) on behalf of our clients.
We’re able to get top results for our clients consistently – and we’ll put our tried-and-true strategies to work to help you get every last dollar you deserve.
How Much Does It Cost To Hire a Clearwater Personal Injury Lawyer?
Most personal injury lawyers work on contingency. This means there’s no upfront cost to hire them to represent you. Instead, their fee is entirely based on whether or not they win your case. If they don’t win a settlement, you don’t pay.
When your case is successful – meaning that you agree to a settlement deal or win a jury verdict – the lawyer recovers a percentage of your financial recovery. Typically, this ranges from about 33% to 40%. Every law firm has its own fee structure – be sure to discuss this with an attorney during your initial case assessment.
What Damages Are Available After an Accident?
After an accident in Florida, you’re typically entitled to seek both economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are awarded to make up for your out-of-pocket expenses and injury-related costs like medical bills, disability, rehabilitation and therapy, or funeral expenses if an accident is fatal.
Non-economic damages are paid to compensate for the consequences of an accident that don’t have a set value or cost. Think pain and suffering, emotional distress, mental anguish, and loss of consortium.
Our lawyers have won hundreds of millions of dollars for injury victims and families throughout the greater Clearwater area. Over and over again, we’re able to help our clients win by making sure that we identify all damages a client should be entitled to under Florida state laws and work with leading experts to ensure we understand the full present and future value of each and every one.
Personal Injury FAQ
It’s good to have questions after an accident. Our personal injury attorneys are here to give you the answers you need.
Why Should I File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
It’s simple. You got hurt because of another person’s careless actions. You shouldn’t be left to suffer the consequences – physical, mental, and financial – on your own. Those responsible should be held fully accountable.
The only way to make that happen is by filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit against the responsible party. In your lawsuit, you’ll present your side of the story, back it up with facts and evidence, and demand compensation for the harm you’ve endured.
Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney If I’m Going Through Insurance?
For small claims, maybe not. But, keep in mind that insurance companies will always try to make you think that your case is worth way less than it actually is.
Insurance companies only care about making money, and that doesn’t happen when they shell out money to injury victims like you. Insurance companies will go to great lengths to minimize your settlement – or deny your claim altogether. Most insurance companies have lawyers who represent them. That’s why you need a lawyer too.
When you’re represented by an experienced personal injury attorney, insurance providers can’t rely on underhanded tactics or deceitful strategies. Insurance providers in Clearwater know Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers.
We’re the last attorneys they want to see on the other side of the negotiating table during an insurance dispute. Why? We keep them honest and force them to come to our clients with fair deals – and nothing less.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
The statute of limitations for most personal injury lawsuits in the State of Florida has been changed. A four-year time limit applies to accidents occurring on or before 3/23/2023, and a two-year time limit applies to accidents taking place after that date.
That timeframe is also two years for cases alleging wrongful death cases or medical malpractice. You’ll lose the right to demand compensation if you don’t file your claim on time.
There are exceptions to these deadlines in some cases. So, it’s critical to reach out for the help of an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as you can after you or a loved one gets hurt.
Call our attorneys in Clearwater to get started and preserve your legal rights.
What’s Negligence & How Do I Prove It?
Most – but not all – personal injury cases in Florida are based on negligence. Negligence means that someone else didn’t act reasonably under the circumstances and, as a result, you got hurt.
When it comes down to proving negligence in a personal injury case, it’s far from this simple. You’ll have to establish that the defendant owed you a duty of care, breached it, and caused you to suffer damages. This can be complicated – especially when the defendant and/or insurance company fights you every step of the way.
Our law firm has been representing plaintiffs in negligence cases for more than 66 years. It’s what we do – and it’s what we excel at.
Trust that you’ll benefit from our expansive knowledge of tort law and decades of experience as we:
- identify all potential causes of action,
- lay the foundation for your case, and
- fight to secure a sizable financial award on your behalf.
What Evidence Is Needed to Support My Case?
Your lawyer will use many different types of evidence to prove your case. The goal is to put forth enough evidence to meet your burden of proof and show that your claim is more likely true than not true. The evidence will differ slightly based on the nature of the accident and the identity of the defendant.
The following types of evidence can help you support your injury case:
- Accident/police reports
- Citations issued after the accident
- Medical records
- Employment records
- Photographs of the accident scene and your injuries
- Video or surveillance footage
- Cell phone records
- Maintenance records
- Witness testimony
- Expert testimony
You can help your attorney strengthen your claim by collecting such evidence before you hire them. That way, your attorney can assess the evidence and determine the best way forward for your case.
Case Results and Settlements
Our track record of success speaks for us. We’ve won $675 Million (and counting) for injury victims like you.
$8,250,000 – Medical Malpractice – Pinellas County, FL
A medical doctor and mother of two bled to death following a laparoscopic appendectomy. Her husband, also a medical doctor, filed a suit against the surgeon and the hospital for his wife’s wrongful death. View Settlement.
$4,000,000 – Medical Malpractice – Pinellas County, FL
A 40-year-old mom of three was admitted to a health center for a routine urological surgery. Post-surgery, she was given an epidural for the pain. Overnight, her blood pressure dropped, causing her to become hypovolemic. An order for a blood transfusion was given, but there was a substantial delay by the nurses in transferring the blood. The next morning, a neurological examination revealed that the woman was paralyzed from the chest down. View Settlement.
$2,000,000 – Legal Malpractice – Pinellas County, FL
A medical malpractice case also became a legal malpractice case when an attorney failed to file suit within the appropriate time period for these type of claims. As a result, the client’s statute of limitations ran out, and she was unable to receive compensation for her suffering and losses. Attorney Jay Avril worked to prove not only the negligence of the lawyer and the law firm but also the negligence of the doctor and hospital that originally caused the client’s injuries. View Settlement.
Your Dedicated Clearwater Personal Injury Attorneys Near You
Have you or a loved one been hurt in an accident in Clearwater, Florida, due to someone else’s negligence? You shouldn’t have to struggle with the consequences on your own – especially if someone else caused you to get hurt. Contact Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers for immediate assistance.
Don’t settle for the insurance company’s lowball settlement offer; they only care about their company’s bottom line. We will deal with the insurance company while you focus on your recovery.
No matter where your accident occurred, our personal injury attorneys will work tirelessly on your claim to secure maximum compensation for all of your damages, including lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Your first consultation is absolutely free. If we represent you, there’s no cost unless and until we win a settlement in your case. Get in touch with our compassionate team today to discuss your options and learn about how our law firm can help you get through this tough time. We care, and we’re always here when you need us most.
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Areas We Serve In Clearwater, FL
Alcove, Ashland Heights, Bay Aristocrat Village, Brentwood Estates, Charter Oaks, Chateaux De Ville Ct, Clearwater Beach, Clearwater Golf View, Clubhouse Estates, Coachman Ridge, Country Club Estates, Countryside Estates, Countryside Northridge, Countryside Woods, Cypress Bend, Del Oro Groves, Drew Park Plaza, Eagle Estates, Eagles Glen, Forest Run, Forest Wood Estates, Greenbriar Club, Grovewood, Harbor Bluffs Waterfront, Harbor Oaks Estates, Harbor Woods Village, Harbour Towne, Hillcrest Villas, Historic Bayview, Huntington Lakes, Huntington Trace, Huntington Trail, Imperial Courts, Imperial Cove, Imperial Park, Inverness Park, Island Estate, Landmark, Mission Hills, Misty Springs, Montclair Lake Estates, Morningside-Meadows, Normandy Park Oaks, Northwood Estates, Northwood West, Oak Bluffs, Oak Creek At Countryside, Oak Forest Of Countryside, Oaks Of Northwood, Old Clearwater Bay, On Top Of The World, Pierce, Prelude, Pride, Prospect Towers, Rainbow Farms North, Rainbow Farms South, Raintree Village, Rustlewood, Sand Key, Sandal Cove, Seville, Shady Oak Farms, Spring Lake South, Spring Lakes Of Clearwater, Springdale, Sunny Grove, Sunset Lake Estates, Sunshine Tower, Trails Of Countryside, University Park, Valencia Park, Viewpoint On The Bay, Villas Of Lake Arbor, Weathersfield Ct, Weatherstone, Westchester Lake, Winding Wood, Windsor Park, Woodgate, Woodlake, Woodland Villas and Wyatt Street.
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