Were you injured in an accident in Downtown St. Petersburg, Florida? A Downtown (North Downtown and University Park) personal injury lawyer at Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers can help you fight to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and more.
Since we were founded back in 1955, we’ve devoted our practice to protecting the rights of injured people and their families. To date, we’ve recovered over $675 million in compensation for our satisfied clients.
You can count on our lawyers to handle your case from start to finish. To learn more about how we can help, contact our law office in the North Downtown and University Park neighborhood of St. Petersburg at (727) 796-8282, to schedule a free consultation today.
How Our Downtown (North Downtown and University Park) Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help You Fight for Damages
The days and weeks after an accident can be critical. While you recover, you deserve to have an experienced lawyer gather the evidence to support your personal injury claim.
For decades, clients in St. Petersburg, Florida, have trusted the Downtown (North Downtown and University Park) personal injury attorneys at Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers to protect their interests.
Retaining our St. Petersburg personal injury attorneys means you’ll have an advocate to:
- Launch an investigation into your accident
- Determine causation
- Locate the at-fault parties
- Calculate the value of your case
- Bring in experts and specialists who can help build the strongest case possible
- Handle all insurance negotiations
Our board-certified civil trial lawyers have been rated by Super Lawyers and earned a perfect AV rating from Martindale Hubbell. To learn more about how we’ll use our skills to your advantage, call for a free consultation today.
The History of the Downtown (North Downtown and University Park) Neighborhood of St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg itself was incorporated as a city in 1903–when, according to legend, two owners flipped a coin to determine who would name the city. To develop the downtown waterfront district, the city dredged a deeper shipping channel and improved port facilities. Throughout the 1920s, tourism in the area began to flourish, and St. Petersburg became a principal city for railroad travel from the midwest and northeast.
After the Great Depression, the city experienced another population boom as retirees settled in the area. More recently, Major League Baseball located a team in the Tampa Bay area. Today, the Tampa Bay Rays are located in downtown St. Petersburg.
The North Downtown and University Park neighborhoods of St. Petersburg are also home to the city’s central business district, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, and many of the area’s historical and cultural attractions.
Today, University Park and North Downtown are home to many young professionals. The area itself offers an urban environment filled with bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and shopping options. The North Downtown historic district has 2,975 historical buildings that are recognized today.
Some of the Downtown (North Downtown and University Park) neighborhood’s most notable attractions:
- Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement
- Museum of Fine Arts
- St. Pete Pier™
- Mirror Lake
- Beach Dr NE
- North Straub Park
- South Straub Park
- Williams Park
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Our Personal Injury Law Firm’s Primary Practice Areas
When you’re hurt in an accident, you deserve to be fairly compensated. Our attorneys at Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers have over 300 years of combined experience. That makes us uniquely qualified to handle your accident and injury claim.
Some of our primary practice areas include:
Car wrecks are a serious problem in Pinellas County. In 2021 alone, 9,280 people were injured and 160 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents throughout the county.
Florida has a no-fault insurance law. Unfortunately, that doesn’t make recovering fair compensation after a car crash or truck accident any easier. Our Downtown car accident lawyers are here to hold the insurance companies accountable. Just give us a quick call today to learn more about how we can help.
Florida is a great place to ride a motorcycle. It’s also one of the most dangerous states in the nation for motorcyclists. Navigating the downtown neighborhood streets can be especially tricky.
Motorcycle riders often suffer the most serious injuries in a crash. Our personal injury law attorneys represent clients who have sustained:
- Brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Degloving injuries
- Spinal cord damage
- Catastrophic injuries
We can also help if you’re grieving the wrongful death of a loved one. Just reach out to our law offices and schedule your free case review today.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Property owners are responsible for maintaining their property. If you slipped and fell on someone else’s property, the business owner may be responsible for your damages. That’s true whether you were injured on the University campus, dining in a restaurant, or shopping downtown.
After a fall, it’s important to contact a personal injury lawyer quickly. That way, we can conduct a prompt investigation before the owner erases any evidence about the dangerous conditions that caused your fall.
Thousands of patients are hurt because of medical mistakes every year. If you were harmed because of negligent medical care at Bayfront health, St. Petersburg General, or another medical facility, our lawyers can help.
Our law firm has the experience and resources to identify the cause of your injuries. We’ll do everything we can to hold the responsible parties accountable.
You shouldn’t have to worry about how to pay the bills if you were injured on the job. Whether you were hurt in a construction site accident or in a downtown office building, our lawyers are here to help you file a workers’ compensation claim and fight for the money you deserve.
Proving Liability in a Downtown (North Downtown and University Park) Personal Injury Case
To recover damages after an accident, you’ll have to prove that someone else was responsible. In most cases, that means proving negligence.
The four elements of a negligence case include:
- A legal duty of care
- Breach of duty
In plain English, you’ll need evidence. While you focus on getting better, our lawyers will search for video footage, witnesses, and more. We’ll even hire experts and specialists to strengthen your case.
Statute of Limitations in Florida Personal Injury Cases
Florida state law limits the amount of time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit. The state’s statute of limitations was recently changed for most personal injury cases. By default, you’ll have two years to submit a lawsuit if your accident took place on 3/24/2023 or later, or four years if it happened prior to that date.
However, there are exceptions to these deadlines. Reach out to a personal injury lawyer to clarify the deadline for your specific case.
Damages Available in Downtown (North Downtown and University Park) Personal Injury Cases
Insurance companies want to pay you as little as possible. They’ll often resort to scare tactics and manipulation to make that happen.
Our lawyers will stand up for you. We’ll work hard to identify all of the damages you’ve sustained. Then, we’ll aggressively pursue every dollar you deserve.
Accident victims are often entitled to compensation for:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Diminished quality of life
- Physical disfigurement and scarring
- Anxiety, depression, and PTSD
- Loss of consortium
Do you have questions about your right to compensation? Our lawyers can calculate your case value and fight for you. Just give us a quick call for a free initial consultation.
Contact a Downtown (North Downtown and University Park) Personal Injury Lawyer for a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one were injured in Downtown St. Petersburg, call Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes Personal Injury Lawyers today. An experienced Downtown (North Downtown and University Park) personal injury lawyer near you can help you fight to win the maximum compensation you deserve.
Learn more about our office location. We serve in all neighborhoods throughout Pinellas County including:
- Downtown (North Downtown and University Park) (33701)
- Grand Central District (33713)
- Historic Kenwood (33713)
- Historic Old Northeast (33704)
- Historic Uptown (33705)
- North East Park (33703)
- Greater Pinellas Point (33705)
- North Kenwood (33713)
- Warehouse Arts District (33712)
- Bayview (33711)
- Disston Heights (33710)
- Meadowlawn (33702)